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BLOGMAS DAY 9 | A CARD TO 2017 ME

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome to Day 9 of Blogmas!

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2 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

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I’m actually quite impressed with how I’ve blogged for almost ten days straight, especially with how absent I’ve been over the last two months! 😀

For today’s Blogmas post, we’re going a little deep. How, you might ask? Well, we’re getting a submarine and th- metaphorial deep. I thought it would be a fun idea to write a Christmas card to myself in 2017. As I’ve learned, a lot can happen, and people can change a lot in the space of a year, so it might feel like a completely different person is writing this time next year!

So today, I’ll be sharing with you, exactly what I wrote, excluding names that are un-coded.

Hi, 2017 Jatm.

As I write this, it’s Friday 23rd December 2016. Since you’re pretty much done with 2017, I just wanted to ask some questions.

How is it being Year 11? Do you miss Pan and *codename of a guy Penny used to like*? Did you just have mocks? How were they? Are you still friends with all my friends?

How was Shawn Mendes? Did you cry?

How was Italy? Was Flynn there? Do you still even like him? Have you spoken to him? ARE YOU DATING?

Is the WhatsApp chat still going strong? Texting everyday?

How many new inside jokes do we have?

Did Donald Trump ruin the world?

Are Fifth Harmony still going strong without Camila?

*insert a bunch of squad ship names*

How’s ze blog?

So… I guess I’ll be done here.

SEE YOU IN 2017!

-2016 Jatm ❤

P.S. Good luck with GCSEs… You got this.

And that’s some of the things I wanted to know about 2017. I really suggest doing this for yourself, since it seems like it’ll be a good way to look back on the year when the time comes! Let me know if you join in, and give us a little snippet of what you wrote! 😀

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Happy Blogmas!

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Just Average Teen Me

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BLOGMAS DAY 2 | CHRISTMAS LIST 2016

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome to Day 2 of Blogmas!

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9 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

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As shopping gets insane for families across the world, the Christmas lists have been written, and sent off to Santa, Father Christmas, whatever you call him. Today I thought it’d be fun to share some of the things I’ve asked for this Christmas!

Fifth Harmony Poster

As the majority of you will have gathered by now, I’m a pretty big fan of Fifth Harmony. If you hadn’t, well, take note! Currently, I have Harry Potter, Glee and Once Upon A Time posters (one of each) up on one of my walls and I’d love to add a little bit of 5H there because why the heck not!

Beacon Hills Lacrosse Hoodie (Lahey 14)

Chances are, you’ll have also picked up on my love for the MTV series ‘Teen Wolf’. In the show, there’s a lacrosse (it’s a sport) team, and all the players have their own jerseys. My favourite character, Isaac, has a jersey saying Lahey 14, Lahey being his last name. So, I’m hoping it’d be nice and soft and over-sized and everything that an awesome hoodie is. ❤

Mermaid Blanket

You might have seen these floating around in the world of social media; I know I definitely have done! They’re basically big woolly blankets in the shape of a mermaid tail. If that doesn’t sound pretty freaking cute then I’m not sure what does!

Guitar Capo

As a guitar player and music lover, it’s only natural for me to want to play along to all of my favourite songs. HOWEVER, many of them need a capo, which is essentially a bar that goes across one of the frets, making the pitch higher or lower depending on where you put it.

Infinity Rises and Infinity Reborn

For my birthday in March, my mum bought me the first book of the Infinity Trilogy by S. Harrison. It’s called Infinity Lost, and if you’re any Sci-Fi fan or just generally interested in elaborate worlds and fiction then I strongly suggest you get your hands on these! I’ve been debating whether to spend my own money and just buy the next books all year but now that Christmas is finally here, maybe I won’t have to!!

And that’s everything I’ve asked for this Christmas! What about you? What are you wishing to find under the Christmas tree this year? Aside from Cody Christian, obviously. ❤

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Happy Blogmas!

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Just Average Teen Me

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BLOLIDAYS | My Summer Playlist

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome back to Blolidays with myself. If you missed last week’s post, you probably don’t know about this new ‘feature’ here on ze blog. Well, let me enlighten you. Blolidays is my Summer Holidays blogging series that I’ll be updating every Saturday until the Holidays ends in September. Last week, I wrote a bucket list for the upcoming 6-7-ish weeks, which you can read here if you’re interested.

TODAY, on the other hand, I will be compiling a list of my favourite tunes to bounce around my bedroom (like I’m being electrocuted) to over the holidays. I will warn you, and myself actually, there will probably be a good bit of Fifth Harmony… Possibly some of The Vamps too. I know, I’m a clashing fandom wreck but let’s just go with it.

*scrolls through Spotify library*

1. Do You Hear The People Sing – Les Mis 

2. Everybody Needs Love – Zak Abel

3. Hey You Beautiful – Olly Murs

4. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony

5. Yeah Boy – Kelsea Ballerini

6. The Sound – The 1975

7. All In My Head (Flex) – Fifth Harmony

8. Five Colours In Her Hair – McFly

9. Girls On TV – The Vamps

10. I Know What You Did Last Summer – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

11. I Lied – Fifth Harmony

12. Juliet – Lawson

13. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini

14. Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld 

15. Move My Way – The Vamps

16. One Last Time – Ariana Grande

17. Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift

18. That’s What You Get – Paramore

19. Rude – MAGIC!

20. Scared of Happy – Fifth Harmony

21. New Girl – Reggie & Bollie

22. Miss Movin’ On – Fifth Harmony

23. You’re Such A – Hailee Steinfeld

24. The Life – Fifth Harmony

25. Wild Heart – The Vamps

Okay, so I know that’s quite a lot, but I couldn’t just abandon that many of my favourite songs! Even with this many I’m leaving behind a lot that I still love! I tried to vary the artists a bit, even though over a fifth of them are Fifth Harmony!

What are some of your favourite songs for over the summer? And do you know any of these?

See you next Saturday with another Blolidays post!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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Unnecessary Slutshaming | Feminism #2

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I plan on this post being a little shorter than normal, but since it’s a debatable topic, I’m hoping a lot of it can be in the comments.

As I write this, it’s 23rd June 2016, release date of Fifth Harmony’s ‘All in my Head’ music video. For those of you that don’t already know, I’m a fairly big 5H fan. After watching the video (which was amazing, by the way – what else is to expect?) I was thinking about how much the girls SLAYED throughout the whole entire video. So, I sent a few screenshots of it to a couple of my friends. Mainly Camila, and captioned it:

“Can we talk about Camila slaying everything in the new video? <3”

The response disgusted me. And to think that these are my friends is even worse. Before I get into it, I might just put in a screenshot here:

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As you can see, she’s on a beach. A BEACH. And she’s wearing beach appropriate clothes. I take that back – She’s ROCKING beach appropriate clothes.

Anyway, within a minute of sending them, Penny replied with:

“Eew… She looks like a slut. Like that pic? No no no.” And Brittany replied to those with “Lol”. Some of you might think I’m overreacting, but I was horrified with that. Are girls not allowed to show skin? Can they not wear clothes that they look and feel beautiful in? Even somewhere like a beach?

I thought that from people who are also girls, and feminists at that, they should respond much more positively. Or at least respectfully. Nobody should be treated like that. After 10 minutes of me quite clearly ignoring them (it’s WhatsApp so they probably saw that I’d seen it) Penny decided to acknowledge it. With this:

“Sorry for calling her a slut. I just don’t think she looks very pretty tbh” It’s safe to say, I still think that what she said was terribly wrong, but I told her – rather smugly – that the apology was accepted.

Nobody should be called a slut, for dressing how they want. It’s ridiculous.

For anyone who’s interested in watching the video, here’s the YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsbeemdD2rQ

Make sure to add to the discussion in the comments and share any experiences or opinions you might have! Thanks for reading!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me