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Monthly Look Ahead – November

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I literally cannot believe that it’s time for another Monthly-Look-Ahead! Where did October go? It feels like just last week that I was writing my October look ahead! But then again, the first day of October feels like forever ago… 😀 Oh and Happy Halloween! I don’t plan on doing anything… But my friends are all having a sleepover tonight… I don’t do sleepovers so I’m in my room – blogging! And probably watching X-Factor and catching up on YouTube…  But hey! That’s a pretty good afternoon!

Anyways, enough waffling, let’s begin! 😀

  • Bonfire Night!

Although the loud noises will mean scared puppies, and children in the house, it also means that my Grandad will be putting on his bonfire night fireworks! Now, he has actually moved into a smaller house so I’m not entirely sure whether it will be the same gigantic firework show or not but it’ll be amazing 😀

  • Even Colder!

As a lot of people know, I really don’t like the Summer, and so I’m SUPER excited for winter and snow and CHRISTMAS and cosy warm clothes and hot drinks… ❤

  • Last term of 2015!

So, the last school term of 2015 starts in November! If you aren’t from the UK, well, the school year is split up into 3 terms, and 6 half terms. Basically, you have about 6-8 weeks in school, and then you get a week off, go back for 6-8 weeks and then have 2 weeks off. And it repeats that 3 times. So, at the moment I’m on half term holiday but I’ll be back in school on Monday… But it makes me quite happy to think that the next time I’ll be off school it will be the Christmas Holidays!!!! 😀

  • Hats and Gloves

Aghh don’t you think everything looks pretty when people wear hats and gloves? Like, when there are snowflakes kind of just sitting on people’s hats and their scarves… Well, I know that we probably won’t have snow too soon, or maybe not even at all! Sometimes the UK has the worst winters… But anyways, I love it when the hats and gloves and scarves come out! ❤

  • X-Factor Live Shows!

X-Factor gets a lot better at this point! The first one I think is tonight? But I’m not completely sure… Anyways, I really like the live shows because it isn’t just who the judges want in the final, it’s who the public want. Although sometimes the public and I don’t necessarily agree… And then I wish I was a judge but we all know that isn’t going to happen 🙂

Actually, there really isn’t that much going on in November compared to other months! Ah well, that means I have more time for things that I don’t know about at the moment but they will still be awesome!

Ooo there are fireworks going off somewhere!

Thank you SO much for reading, make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and let me now what you’re looking forward to this November!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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This is Real Life

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. This post might be a bit depressing, but I’m hoping it ends up more on the inspirational side… 🙂 It’s going to be about how this is real life.

This is real life. This is the life I have and that is the life you have. Don’t wish for another life, because your life is yours, and yours only. You’ll only end up wishing your life away. Sometimes, you might feel like another life would be better for you, because yours might be so bad, the world might just seem to hate you. Everything might feel like it is against you. But that’s your life. And it’s your job to change that. You are the only person that can. If the world hates you, make it love you. Change your life, rather than wishing to change to different lives.

Maybe there are a few people that bring you down, and put you in a really dark place. Do the same to them – make them wish they had never been mean to you in the first place, but the past is the past and they can’t change that. But the future, well, they, and you can all change that. With your actions. Your words. And your minds. Think positively, think that everything will work out and maybe it will.

You’ll have to do more than think though. If you want a good job in this life, you’ll have to work for it, show the world that you deserve it and maybe you’ll end up right where you want to be. Don’t slug through life hoping for someone to notice you when you aren’t doing anything – stride and the world will understand how much you want something!

On the note of jobs, do something that you love. You only have one chance of being this person that you are, and you’ll only have this one chance to live the best possible life you can. Now, who would want to spend their only time here, doing things that they hate? Follow your aspirations, have the best life that you can. Also, surround yourself with the people you love, don’t block out your feelings, because one day, those people will be gone too, and they’ll never know how you felt about them, and you won’t have the chance to tell them on this Earth again. So tell them! Tell your parents you love them, tell your siblings that you love them and tell ‘the one’ (when you meet them if you haven’t already) that you love them too ❤

You deserve your aspirations, to be happy and to be just surrounded by love and support wherever you go, but it’s your job to get there. You’re worth all of this but if you don’t try, you might not get it. So try. This might just be one of the realms (if there are different realms or parallel universes) in this place, but this is the one that we are in. And I doubt scientists will be able to get us out into another sometime soon – So make the most of your life! Treat yourself! Prove to the world that you are amazing, prove it to others, but most of all prove it to yourself.

A quote I especially love from Once Upon A Time is

“People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say “NO, THIS IS WHO I AM”

You want people to look at you differently? Make them

You wanna change things? You’re gonna have to go out there and change them yourself because there are no fairy god mothers in this world.

Ahhh don’t you just love it? I love that quote! It sums up everything that I was trying to say in this post

On that note, let’s be done! I hope that post wasn’t too depressing but rather somewhat motivational for you. Thank you SO much for reading, make sure to leave a like and follow if you haven’t already and drop a comment so I know that this wasn’t too heavy going…

BYE! 😀
Just Average Teen Me

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Guest Posting?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. You might have noticed that I was supposed to be posting on Monday, but I didn’t…. Sorry guys… But I have been thinking about how I am going to do a post. I should be doing a guest post over on Elm’s blog! YAY! Keep an eye out for it, and go follow her because she’s just amazing like that 😀

BUUUTT (haha butt), I have no idea what to write about…. I was thinking to do something relatable like back when I did that ’44 teenage girl things’ post… But what else could I do like that? And would Elm’s viewers like it? Aghhh someone help me! 😀

So, I was thinking, why not do some guest posts over here? If you would like to guest post, you can either tweet me @justme292929 (It has the same icon as this blog so you’ll know it’s me) or email me at justaverageteenme29@gmail.com .

Make sure to leave a comment if you decide to email me asking about blogging (or if you tweeted) and then I’ll know… I’m not the best at checking emails really…. 😀

Thank you so much for reading ( I know this is only a short post, but I’ll try to get back once my guest post is written and stuff)…

BYE! 😀
Just Average Teen Me

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How to Stay Warm

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Since it’s getting colder, and we’re all probably feeling it, I thought I would give you a ‘How To’ on staying warm. Once you’ve read it, please let me know if you would like more posts like this, with me teaching you how to do something. Well, let’s start!

  1. DO NOT LET YOUR MUM OPEN ALL OF THE WINDOWS IN THE HOUSE! My mum does this all the time, forgets, and then wonders why the house is as cold as Antarctica… So, a bit of advice, if it’s a cold day, and the windows are open, ask someone if they are still supposed to be open…. Or the house might become an ice-cube
  2. LAYERS! Well, this is a really obvious one, but one of the ones that makes the most impact! I will wear up to about 3 layers recently, and who knows how many when it actually starts getting cold cold! *cue scientific Jatm* Air is actually a very good insulator, because as your body gives off heat, that heat stays inside the air between your clothes and your body. So it is better to have lots of layers so your body heat doesn’t all just go off into the air…
  3. FAIRY LIGHTS! This is probably a psychological one, but in my cases, it does help. I have some dark pink/orangey red ones around my bed, and they seem to make the atmosphere very cosy and warm. Now, it doesn’t have this effect if my normal light is on. So I turn that off, and flick my fairy lights on and sit in the cosiness. ❤ I’m guessing only warm coloured lights, like mine, will make you feel warm, but try out some cold colours and let me know what you think if you want!
  4. WARM PYJAMAS! I don’t care if it’s daytime, you are allowed to wear fuzzy pyjamas all day if you really want. I don’t because most days, we go somewhere and I can’t wear my fuzzy pyjamas then, but I wear them every night! Don’t worry I have 2 sets so I don’t just wear the same ones and never wash them. 🙂 But they are really soft and amazing and now when I wear other pyjamas it feels cold and weird and I don’t like it… Mine has a long-sleeve leopard print top, with long-leg brown fluffy jogger-type pants. I’ll try to find the link! Well, I couldn’t find the exact ones but these seemed the closest I could get to mine! They are amazing!
  5. BLANKETS, BLANKETS, BLANKETS! This one makes most of the difference at night. When it gets really cold overnight, and the heating isn’t on, then I usually layer up my blankets like you wouldn’t believe. So, imagine, me with my fuzzy pyjamas, wearing a pink zebra print dressing gown, and then a black and white zebra print snuggie (a blanket with sleeves), another black and white zebra print fluffy blanket (not with sleeves this time) and finally, my duvet. At that point, I can sleep without feeling like I’ll turn into a giant human ice cube… 😀
  6. BEDDY-BEAR! I know that sounds really childish, and I have had it since I started in reception (first year of primary school) but it is amazing. Basically, mine is a purple bear, that you can put into the microwave for  2 minutes, and it comes out very warm and snuggly. I usually put mine under my blankets before I go to bed to warm it all up! I find these are better than hot water bottles, because they’re just beads on the inside rather than water, and it’s softer and doesn’t feel like a hot water bottle.
  7. DISTRACT YOURSELF! Forget that it’s cold in the first place by distracting yourself with something you love! It could be reading, watching YouTube, catching up on TV shows or blogging! This is probably one of the best ways, because you can just completely forget!
  8. HOT DRINKS! Any hot drinks will warm you up quicker than a lot of other things do! And your hands get the warmth from the cup anyway! Personally, I like hot chocolate, but you might like tea, or coffee or something else!

That’s all for now! What do you think? Are these tips useful? And do you have any that I missed? I’d love to hear in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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What Will Food Be Like in 100 Years?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. It’s Thursday, which means that it’s time for a blog post! Today, I thought I’d blog about something that I thought would be really interesting, and might spark a conversation between us all in the comments! From the title, you’ve probably already guessed that I will be thinking about what food might be like in 100 years. I have so many ideas in my head but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get them down before I forget! Well, let’s get started to prevent that!

So, I was thinking… Who actually has any idea!?!?! It depends on the technology that we have at the time really… But for all we know, we could be eating hologram pizzas! And they might be 100% healthy! Who knows! Maybe scientists will find a way to make unhealthy food, as healthy as fruit and vegetables! I’ll be sad if I don’t live till then… 😦

Maybe the food could be digital sort of? Like if anyone has ever had on of the Furbys where you can get the app that goes with them, you’ll know that you can slide food from your phone/iPod to the Furby… That would be cool! But then we probably wouldn’t be able to taste it as much… BUT there would be WAY less dishes! And I’ll take that bonus any day! 😀

Oh and maybe it could be really tiny food, that makes you full so you don’t have to spend a long time eating if you’re in a rush! Or maybe it could be really huge food that takes forever to fill you up and doesn’t make you huge! All in favour raise your hands! *raises both hands and drags up another person’s hands too*

We could end up with food that has extra taste, if that makes any sense…. Like, the taste could be enhanced to be the same taste, but even tastier! So, hot chocolate (I love hot chocolate by the way… I have at least one a day!) that tastes even more like hot chocolate and even tastier and everyone can be happy and swim in hot chocolate everywhere… Well, maybe not the swimming… But WHO KNOWS?!!? Maybe someone will make a big theme park sort of place like in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where everything is food! We could have burger plants, and pizza trees! That sounds amazing! I would for sure visit!

Or maybe people will own the technology that can just make food that has the texture of one thing, with the taste of another! So, melting chocolate texture, with the flavour of chips (or fries wherever you’re from)! Actually, I don’t think I’d eat that…. But imagine us all with Grandchildren making their own special food and everything and we’ll be like “oohhh back in the day we never had this much variety” 😀 😀 😀

Because of new technology, we’d be bound to have new ways of cooking food too! We might have like a scanner that scans the food and BAM it’s cooked! No more waiting for the oven! WHOOP!

Or maybe (well this would probably be in more like 1000 years) we could just imagine what we wanted to eat and it would appear! Now that would be just magic! We could all be whisked away to Hogwarts and just learn magic forever and be amazing 😀 . I would actually love that…

ANYWAYS… Getting off topic…. What do you think food will be like in 100 years? I’m really excited to see what some of you guys think! And try to reply to other people’s comments too! I love to see when you are having conversations with each other!
Thank you SO much for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you like Ze blog of mine and make sure to comment your opinion!

BYE! 😀
Just Average Teen Me

P.S. I’m gonna go read 🙂

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Stereotypes… What’s the point?

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Today my post is going to be about stereotypes. I’ve noticed (well obviously I’m aware of stereotypes) that they are rarely 100% accurate reflections of the people that they describe. So, I thought that I might prove to you all, and just rant at the world about why they aren’t accurate…

So, since I’m a teenager, and I’m guessing that most of you are teenagers too, I’ll talk about them. I’m pretty sure that most people get called a ‘moody teenager’ once they hit 13…. Straight away, there are stereotypes… And it will probably be the same throughout your whole teenage life. I feel like there are groups of stereotypes within the general stereotype of teenagers…. If that makes any sense 😀 .

So, people that are clever, seem to automatically be classed as nerds, uncool and unpopular… Personally, I prefer geek to nerd but they both mean the same sort of thing so meh. My point is, people that are intelligent aren’t always nerds… Sometimes it just comes naturally and they are actually popular, and ‘cool’ within the year group. If not, then they can still have friends….

Next, there are the popular girls. We imagine them as Mean Girls style, strutting down the corridors in short skirts, caked in makeup and constantly gossiping about anyone they can. But really, think. Is there anyone that extreme in your school? I know there isn’t in mine… There are some though, with rolled up skirts that have had billions of boyfriends and whatnot… But they really aren’t as bad as the stereotypes. The extent of them is rolled up skirts, quite dodgy eyebrows and rumours of them ‘doing the do’ when nobody knows if it’s even true… But most of them aren’t all bad… I know quite a few girls with loads of friends that are actually really nice!

And while I’m on popular people, I might as well cover the popular boys. Most people imagine these as chavs, swearing, smokers and wearing hoodies…. When again, not many of them really are. Well there are a few people in my year that think they’re such cool rebels that they should smoke e-cigarettes but that’s all really. Usually, they don’t wear hoodies… It’s usually t-shirts or something. I will admit, a lot of them are quite chav-like, but not in the sense that the word is…. If you didn’t already know, chav stands for council house and violence or something like that… Most of the people who walk around acting cool, with their big caps and baggy trousers have been tagged as living in a council house and being violent. In my opinion, this really isn’t fair, and proves that the stereotype is wrong.

Aside from groups of people, teenagers often get told that they’re always up to no goo by people older than them. Really, only a small group of teens are the ones always getting into actual trouble. Most of them don’t actually do anything…

But my point is, most stereotypes aren’t accurate so why should they exist? Who started them? And why should one age group be looked down on because of a small group within them? I just don’t see the point… I know that there are stereotypes for other groups of people but I felt like since most of the people reading are probably teenage sort of age, I decided to focus on us. What do you think of stereotypes? And what stereotypes annoy you?

Thank you SO much for reading, make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and let me know what your opinion on this sort of topic is in the comments! I’d love to hear them!

Just Average Teen Me

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Positivity!

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Today, I realised that a lot of the time, I’m focusing on things that aren’t too amazing in my life here on this blog… And I want to change that. I want this tiny speck of the internet to be somewhere that we can spread positivity, and forget about the bad things going on around us…. Although, every once in a while I will probably need to ask for some advice when I’m in an awkward situation….

So, today I am going to be telling you all some of the positive things in my life, the things that make me happy and are going really well. First of all, I’ll start with last night. I went to something (I can’t give the name away because it will give away where I live) but my sister Lakota (BAM another codename!) was performing there. As a singer. She wants to write songs when she’s older so she thought why not get herself out there and do it! You’ve got to start somewhere! What made me so happy, was that there were people, there, that she was having an impact on. There was what looked like a Dad, and his daughter, dancing to her songs and I couldn’t help but feel all happy on the inside… And at one point my Grandma arrived with my Granddad and stood there dancing awkwardly while my Granddad was just watching like a normal person. 😀

Another thing is that in 3 days, I will receive my signed Girl Online On Tour by Zoella!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait at all! SO SO EXCITED! I hope it fits through the letter box…. If my mum’s out when it arrives we might not get it on the day! :O But anyways, I’m super excited for that!

I have friends. I know that might sound really weird, but if you had gotten into my thoughts this time last year then you’d have heard something like: “Oh… I’ll just have to cope with not having friends. It’s only however many years to go…. I could join a club for everyday!”. I would never have thought that I could end up with the friends I have now. So when I think about that, it makes me quite proud in a way, for not giving in, and actually trying to make friends…

It is Autumn! I love when it starts to get colder, and everything gets more cosy. Right now, there’s a candle burning that literally smells like Christmas and it is making me SO excited! Oh and in case you were wondering, it’s a Yankee candle called something with the word ‘seasonal’ in it I think…. The wrapper has been taken off so I’m not entirely sure…

Well, I think that’s enough for now, I quite like the idea of posts like this so I might do another at some point in the future.

What about you? What positive things are going on in your life? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! I ban anything negative! All must be positive! 😀

Thank you SO much for reading, make sure to let me know about the positivity in your life and like this post to add to my positivity!

Bye! 😀
Just Average Teen Me 

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Planning

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I decided to write this post today because 1. I am stuck for inspiration, and 2. I need to plan ahead so I don’t end up abandoning my blog for a week again… So, I thought I would make a blogging calendar, so that I remember what to post about and when, and then we can avoid situations like that…

Whoah I just realised you can change the colour of the text…

Okay, so…. I’m not too sure how I’m going to lay this out but I’ll try my best to make it as clear as possible.

Yep I really have no idea how I’m gonna do this…. Anyways, I’ve come up with about 6 different blog posts for in the future, which could cover about 2 weeks if I do 3 a week. What do you think? Is that enough?

Going by my timetable for school, the days that I would probably be most likely to get a post up would be Thursdays and Mondays. And then I could do another post over the weekend.

I just had the idea that maybe nope nevermind it’s gone…. 😦 I hate it when that happens. So… I don’t really want to give away what posts I will be posting but just know that they will be on Saturdays, Mondays and Thursdays. Or any other days if I feel like ranting or having a chat with you all. 🙂

Thank you so much for reading! Please let me know what you think of Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and if you would rather have more than that. Make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and yeah that’s all! 😀

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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Let’s Get to Know my Friends

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I’m actually writing this post off my phone so there might be a few typos … My autocorrect is quite unpredictable… 😀 And if you haven’t already guessed, I’m FINALLY doing the TTTS post on Friends! So, I thought I’d tell you all some stuff about my friends. They should all be in my codenames page but there isn’t much info there. So let’s start

Ashley

If you didn’t already I used to have a weekly blogging feature called Theo Thursdays where I would talk about whether I thought Theo liked me. Turns out he doesn’t … He likes Ashley 😀 She’s very good at giving advice and is very intelligent. I’ve known her since my first year at primary school.

Rachel

First thing you should probably know about Rachel is that she is obsessed with Glee. I helped get her into it, and she ended up quite obsessed… She’s the kind of person that in a bad situation, she always seems to find something to laugh about, instead of just talk about problems.

Penny

Penny is quite dirty minded… But it’s okay. Sometimes it’s actually quite funny 😀 Out of all of ‘the squad’ she is probably the most supportive and gets annoyed when anyone is doing anything mean… Like on Friday. She’s really good at cheering people up and loves music. Like me. And she loves Harry Potter like me too.

Regina

Okay, I think we all know a lot of negative things about Regina. But there is a positive side too. If you’re on her good side, then you’ll always have someone to be with. She’ll be by your side whenever you need her. And she also loves YouTube, photography and is quite interested in beauty related stuff.

Bob

I will admit, I saved the best til last. This guy has never made me doubt whether he likes me or not. I know he does. And he is always there for me when I need to rant about anything at all. Even if he doesn’t understand any of it, which is most of the time, he still listens and tries to give advice. At the moment, I miss him like crazy because I haven’t seen him since my birthday in March… I’m hoping that I can meet up with him sometime this month. He’s quite crazy, full of energy and worst of all, he goes to a different school than me… I’ve known him for 6 years now, and he is the only person that I’m still friends with from them 6 years ago. I’m pretty sure he’s my soul brother…

Those are my closest friends. My phone is actually really annoying me… I can’t type well and my autocorrect is really dodgy… So, this can be the end of this post. Thank you so much for reading , make sure to like and follow if you like my blog and leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments below.

Bye! 😀

-Just Average Teen Me