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An Optimist Amongst Pessimists

Hey… I’m writing this super late, since it’s actually past midnight here in the UK.
Within my friendship group, there’s been all sorts of dramas in the last week, and I’ll definitely get another post up soon to explain it all and whatnot, but for now, it’s probably useful to know that there’s been a slight fall out between two halves of our group. 

SO, naturally, the majority of our group are pretty bummed about it. As I’ll explain in the next post, I’m not so much affected since I managed to KEEP MY HEAD OUT OF THE DRAMA (apologies, ahem.) but the rest of the girls in our group seem to have took a big hit from it. 

Bare in mind, this all began last Saturday, and escalated rapidly on Wednesday. Friday (although now it’s Saturday) rolled around and my friends are being painfully pessimistic.

Before I get into the details, I’ll mention that I’m an optimist. I’m a positive thinker, I firmly believe that everything happens with purpose, that nothing is entirely bad and that everything will turn out good in the end. 

My friends however, are quite the opposite. They seem to let one negative thing outrule the entire year of good memories we’ve had in Year 10, saying that “Life is so shit” and “I thought this year would be better”, to which I replied saying that life isn’t bad, and that they were just ignoring all the good that had happened this year.

Just because I don’t outwardly show sadness or pain in person or through dramatic paragraphs, doesn’t mean I don’t ever feel it, so what Britt replied tugged my nerves a little. She’d said that my life is all fine and happy, seemingly implying that everything to happen for me is all sunshine and rainbows. Any frequent reader of this blog will fully understand that that’s not the case. The difference is, as an overall, I try to focus on the things that make me happy. You’ll know that this year I’ve dealt with a lot, including the separation of our friendship group recently. 

“Nothing bad has happened to you this year”. To assume that someone has it perfectly, is a hundred percent unreasonable, if you ask me. So by this point, I was getting a little annoyed and ended up saying “JUST FOCUS ON THE GOOD JESUS WHERE IS YOUR OPTIMISM?”. She replied with “What good?”. 

I understand that people might have stuff going on that we don’t know about, and that it’s perfectly reasonable to feel down from time to time (as we all do), but to blatantly ignore all the times you’ve laughed until you couldn’t breathe, smiled so hard your jaw hurt and physically not been able to hold back from making a little inside joke or smirk is just unfair. Unfair on all the people that would then feel as if they aren’t good enough for you. If nothing is good, then surely that means the friendships aren’t good either?

Being a positive person, surrounded by so much negativity is getting to me a little, and I’m feeling slightly squashed so I needed to have a little rant on here. 

Thank you for listening, and if anyone is hurt by anything I’ve said, I’m sorry.

Awkwardsaurus

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HAIRCARE 101


It’s me again, Awkwardsaurus 🙂

I’m trying to get back on top of posting as frequently as I can, so if you’re confused by more regular posting then this is why. 

(Editing note: I’ve had this post drafted for ages and I know, at this point in time REGULAR POSTING HAHA WHAT IS THAT?)

Anyways, my Sims is loading (Sims 3 if you’re interested), so I thought I’d pass the time by writing another post. 

Ever since being about seven or eight, I’ve had longer than average hair. Currently, it goes down to about two inches above my hips, so frankly, there’s a lot of it to deal with. 
In this post, I’ll be sharing some of my (extremely unprofessional and 100% personal experience/opinion-based) insight on the world of hair. 😀

Know Your Hair Type

Before you go out and try products or methods to look after your locks, it’s important to know what type of hair you actually have. It’s similar to skin types, most falling into either dry, oily or normal. If you find yourself having to wash your hair often because it gets greasy quickly, chances are you have oily hair. If you’re the opposite, and it takes a few days to build up oils, you probably have dry hair (hello, me too). If neither seem to fit, then you might have normal hair.

Buy Shampoo Designed for Your Hair Type

Don’t be wary to buy Shampoo with rather long names or claims. Mine’s the L’oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo for Very Dry, Dull, Rebellious Hair. How’s that for a title? The point is, you shouldn’t be intimidated by all the words and end up buying a simple looking shampoo that doesn’t suit your hair type. Trust me, you’ll know when you find one that does!

Turn Down the Heat

Straighteners, curling irons, hairdryers. They’re all pretty hot. Sure, you can’t exactly cut out straighteners or curlers from your life if you’re a frequent user, but hairdryers usually have a heat setting. The coldest one is impractical, since it takes about 5 years to dry all of my hair, but the middle setting is the compromise I settle for. With styling tools, make sure you protect your hair with a heat protector!

Be Gentle

I once read a saying that said to treat your hair like it’s your best silk dress. I can’t remember when I came across it, but it’s stuck in my head ever since. Don’t tug it violently when you’re brushing out tangles; don’t scrub it aggressively with a towel; and try not to have it constantly in tight styles (I know that one’s tough when you literally live in ponytails).

Sleep With Hair Down

Tying (hehe puns) in with my last point, too much straining of your hair causes the strands to point in unnatural directions, essentially stunting their growth. If you want to grow out your hair, it’s definitely a good idea to give the bobbles a break and take it down while you sleep!

Get it Cut!!!

Without getting your hair cut, you’ll develop split ends, which – for those of you that aren’t aware – are hairs that have, well, split down the centre and become two thinner ends. Cutting your hair keeps it healthy, and prevents it from splitting!

And those are some of my tips! What are some of your hair hacks?

Awkwardsaurus​

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Theo Thursdays #2

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. As some of you may already know, today is Theo Thursday! 😀 But if you don’t know, every Thursday, I post an update on the ‘Theo Situation’… Quite a few of you wanted updates so I thought why not make it a feature! If you haven’t seen my previous Theo Thursday, you can either click here or go up to my menu bar, where there should be a Theo Thursdays tab. It would probably make more sense if you saw that before you read this one.

So, getting into the post. No, this week wasn’t just awkward catching him starring at me and stuff, but there was talking. Not much, just like 2 or 3 times, but still, it was super awkward, and super uncomfortable and the whole time I was like OH GOD WHAT IF HE IS LIKE JUST TOTALLY CRUSHING ON ME RIGHT NOW!?! And yeah…

Basically, the first one was on Monday, in French, we were writing as many sentences as we could for who could win a sticker – yes a sticker, and no I’m not in year 1. 😀 But turns out it was me *proud face*. I’m actually quite good at French but meh. Anyways, when Theo saw my whiteboard with all the sentences he said “That’s impossible!” in this really awkward little high pitched voice. It sounded so rehearsed, even though it probably wasn’t, and it made me cringe so much I could have curled into a ball and shrunk into the floor if I was on my own… But I wasn’t on my own… So I just had to smile awkwardly like ‘haha yeah’…

The next thing, was at break time. I was with the Squad (my friendship group) and him and Tyler (check the Codenames tab if you’re really that bothered) came up to us and started talking. It was fairly normal because Tyler is sort of friends with us all and friends with Theo, but Theo had never spoken to any of us properly. Well, he didn’t really say much, but he seemed to be laughing all the time, and looking at me every so often, which was super awkward (sorry I use the word awkward too much… I’m just an awkward person) so I just pretended that he wasn’t and carried on talking to everyone…

Now, this one is by FAR the most cringey and messing up my brain because I still don’t really understand. Get ready! Drumroll please! At this point I realise that what I’m about to say isn’t short enough to have the effect that a drumroll should have but never mind. DRUMROLL! He came up to me outside History and was like “Jatm? (obviously he didn’t say that… He said my name, but I can’t give my name on here so my blogging initials will have to do) You know the geography homework from last week? What was it?” I have no idea why in the world he wanted to know last week’s geography homework, but for some reason he did. Me being socially awkward and thinking about my blog, and all of you guys, and his codename and all that, couldn’t get out my words properly and couldn’t think how to word last weeks homework. Thankfully my friend (part of the squad) – get ready for another codename! – Alice, came and rescued the situation just in time, realised that I was struggling to remember and told him for me… AWKWARD! But after then, I was like (in my head) ‘Why did he need to know that? Was it just an excuse for talking to me? And even if he did need to know – why did he ask me?!?! Does he like me? Oh god maybe he does… ‘

Anyways, I still haven’t got my head around that encounter but I guess it’ll just be another mystery! That isn’t all though, today in English, we had a new seating plan. And BAM. Guess where I was sat? RIGHT FREAKING NEXT TO THEO! GEEZ MR ENGLISH TEACHER WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DO THAT? DON’T YOU REALISE THE MESS MY HEAD IS IN BECAUSE OF THIS GUY? Like why couldn’t it have been a certain someone that I may or may not like but I’m just gonna ignore that…. If you really want to hear about that then maybe I could tell you in another blog post but that is getting quite deep into my brain (not that this already is or anything but you know…. ) Thank God, he wasn’t in school today! So I had the desk to myself. But on Monday, (I’m not in school tomorrow! YAY!) English is gonna get awkward…

But it’ll make these posts way more interesting!

That’s all for this week! I do have another post coming up! I started to write it, and then realised that it was Theo Thursday, so I started this one instead… Expect a post for tomorrow! It will probably be more of a talkative, chatty one but I hope you like them! 🙂

Thank you SO much for reading! Make sure to like and follow if you enjoy my blog and please leave your thoughts on the whole Theo thing in the comments, along with any suggestions you may have.

BYE! 🙂

-Just Average Teen Me

P.S. I’m thinking of making a thumbnail sort of thing that says Theo Thursdays for these posts because it will make everything look nicer. What do you think?