Letters to Us

Hey, guys

I feel like I haven’t written in ages, is that just me? Lately, writing a story has been on my mind a lot, and it is something I really want to do, I just don’t like writing stories or narratives or essays and… I don’t know really because I just remember wanting to be an author for the longest time when I was young because I absolutely loved the feeling I got while reading a book like The Secret Seven ( one of my faves)! I’ll write more about tis though, so you can check that out once it’s posted!

Note:

This is another awesome collaboration with Claire!

So I’ve been seeing a lot of letters to younger and older self posts and videos on Youtube and that was basically the inspiration for this post. I generally am horrible at writing letters, and this was no different and it is quite short but older me knows not to mess with current so I’ll save some info for later.

Chips

Do you still dream? Dream about your goals and hopes and future I mean, I’m just saying but 13 year old me is giving you the look right now if you don’t. I’m sure life has changed tremendously for you but then everything is constantly changing ( do you still hate change?), ever since 2016 you’ve been exceptional at trying new things!

  • The randoms
  • Did you get the tattoos? This is a very important question btw, you’ve been wanting a tattoo when you got older since you were like 8 and then you forgot about that and then you started thinking about it again last year (mainly this year)
  • It’s so weird to think that you’re at university right now studying something that you love!Lol, not because you wouldn’t study what you love we all know you would but because the Libra in you still can’t pick between an apple or banana😂 Also, if you aren’t studying what you wanted to study, do us a favour and throw away recycle those study notes and textbooks because I’m not going to let you waste my time learning something that isn’t going to benefit me and make me happy.
  • Blogging 

You started blogging in April, it’s August now and that is like the craziest thing ever! Because in those few months I’ve become so much more independent and I write which is really good. And I don’t mean stories or anything like that but your blog posts are exceptional I really love how we/I/you find it easier to blog(writing) than write stories(writing), there clearly was nothing wrong with that sentence😂😂

I just want to let you know that

A)

B) Stars can’t shine without darkness

C ) Next month ( this is not next month 2017, this is next month in whatever year you’re reading this as an oldie), you’re going to go vegan if you haven’t already

D) This one’s a question:  Where’s the Lambo?

For those of you who don’t know, I want a purple Lamborghini just like the Joker because that is one cool car❤❤❤

I feel like this letter could’ve been longer but there will be many more in the future, at the end of the day, the important thing is that you have fun and help others as much as possible.

Remember: Cake is, and always will be bae😂💙

And also something to make you laugh:

Skroupa totally would have given us credit in his class for this hahaha

I love you

XxxChips

Claire

When you’re done reading this bundle of awesomeness be sure to check out her other posts and show her some love!

Hey, Teenage Claire,

Guess What?

You are going to be every single teenage cliche that ever existed. (Apart from teenage pregnancy. You won’t be that one.) But all the others? Yeah, you’re going to be them…

You’ll skip class to hang out with boys, spend far too much time binge watching trashy T.V. shows, have the sleeping pattern of a fruit bad, a terribly unhealthy relationship with Facebook, and as for your style? Well, that’s going to be unforgiveable in ways that I can’t even count.

I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how badly some of that is going to suck, but let me break a few things down for you anyway…

We may as well get this one out of the way early…

You know how you spend all that time daydreaming about being super world famous? Well, that’s not going to happen. You won’t be a millionaire by the time you’re twenty one, you won’t walk the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and you won’t own a penthouse apartment in Manhattan (you won’t even go there until you’re twenty six.) Keep those ideas in your head though – it’ll do you good to dream about something – just know that you aren’t going to be the seventeen year old who gets spotted by some Hollywood hotshot, who just happened to be frequenting your local supermarket.

Speaking of Hollywood…your life isn’t going to play out like a romance movie – like you always thought it would. You will often feel like that classic, wide-eyed, dippy girl who stars in one though. Mainly because you’re going to be the type of person who falls in love in a three second maximum. It means you’re going to get your heart flattened quite a lot (it’s what happens when you put it out there so willingly) in fact it’ll often feel like it’s completely shattered, but I promise it isn’t. Everything you feel will get better eventually. (You might just have to watch the SATC box set a few times to get there.)

 

Sometimes it’ll be you who’s the problem. You’re going to break some hearts, and that won’t ever feel good, but rest assured that you’ll only ever do it for the right reasons. You’ll do it because you’re someone who is looking for real love (the kind Carrie taught you about when you were watching that box set.) Nothing less.

It means you’ll actually spend most of your time being the single one of the group. You will both love this and hate it in equal measure. That’s perfectly normal. Just like it’s perfectly normal to lose some people along the way. You see, while you’re going to be lucky enough to meet a load of super cool people, you’re also going to meet some super toxic people. Sometimes they’ll whisper behind your back, and sometimes they’ll just outright insult you in every way possible. You’ll bottle it up for a long time and pretend to be okay with it, but the sooner you cut them out your life the sooner you’ll realise they were never all that nice to you in the first place. Do yourself a favour and make sure you surround yourself with only the right people. Life is hard enough without trying to dodge passive aggressive comments from fake friends.

Especially when you’re the person who can’t even figure out how to handle lunch. Yeah, seriously, lunch. And all the other meals for that matter. You’re going to so bad at dieting. Like, Biblically bad. You won’t go on fad diets as much as you’ll just quit eating for days at a time. Then you’ll do the opposite and consume the entire contents of the fridge. For a smart person it’s going to take you a real long time to figure out how dumb that is. Just like it’s going to take you a real long time to have a healthy approach to exercise. For years you’ll be caught in this hate-it/obsessed-with-it cycle, and the only thing you’ll really achieve by doing that is finding a different way to punish yourself.

You’ll save yourself from it eventually but gosh, that one’s going to take some serious work.

But here’s the good news…

After all those horrible dates, and those poisonous friends, and all that time you never had a clue what you should or shouldn’t be putting in your mouth… you’ll grow up and still be a wide-eyed, dippy girl who has dreams that are bigger than the Universe. They will never take that away from you.

And although you’ll have to work your way through a lot of issues (like, a whole heap of them) and work really hard at everything you do (you’re never going to be that girl who casually glides through life, making everything appear effortless) one day you’ll look back and understand what it all meant.

You’ll be able to write better things because of it. You’ll be able to write things that matter.

And – while you’re saying so yourself – you can be sure that your heart will always be in exactly the right place. So remember to be kind to yourself.

It’s all going to be fine. I promise.

Love,

Twenty Seven Year Old Claire xxx

 

NOTES:

Other collabs:

Girl Talk❤

The Outfit Challenge with Gianna & Gemini

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I doubt I’ll be posting anything soon but I am working on some stuff to showcase (a story maybe?)so it should be chilled. Remember to comment any questions, thoughts and randoms down below and let me know if there are any other posts you would like to see on Seventeen Wishes!

Love you so much

Infinite X’s and O’s

xxxChips

The Outfit Challenge with Gianna & Gemini

Before I even talk about The Outfit Challenge there is something very important that you have to do and that is follow Gianna! If you haven’t checked out her blog you have to click this link because she really is an oustanding blogger and a superb friend❤

Well this is different…

I’ve never really been the type of person who was into fashion and makeup because a) I’m not allowed to wear make up b)It seems very time consuming and c) my experiences when it comes to trying on clothes are pretty much all like this.

I’ve written and re-written this post about seven times because I have no clue how to do what these fabulous beauty bloggers do:

Hollilife

KatieEmmaBeauty

Beccapbeauty

Yet, here we are

Yup, and I’m really excited because this is something I’ve never tried before and the fashion world is constantly changing so you never know what to expect!

Before we start:

A bit about Gianna and Gemini

I’m Gianna. But I also respond when people call me “Miss Dino.

Pancakes are a breakfast you’ll find me eating in the morning, specifically blueberry pancakes.I have big dreams, but sometimes I can be a pessimist when I feel like I’m cannot succeed, but I’m mostly an optimistic person.

Likes:

  • Sketching out clothing designs

This is recently a new hobby of mine, but I am not sure that this will stay a hobby-I have a feeling that it’ll grow into something bigger. It’s just been so fun for me to sit down and draw what I’m feeling, in the form of an outfit.

I have a journal chock full of sketches of clothing designs that I’ve personalized for me. Someday, just someday, I’ll hopefully be able to start a business to actually bring these sketches to life for someone to buy and most likely love.

  • Writing

Moving away from the sappy things, I also like to write in general. It’s one of the many reasons that I started a blog, and I intend on keeping my love for writing alive by blogging.

  • Doodling- usually during class-

Yes, I do blog during class. And yes, this is probably a problem, and I should stop doing this. But how? All my best ideas come while I’m in class, and I wish it wasn’t that way, but it is.

  • Leggings

In percentage form, I probably wear legging 97% of the time, and the last 3% is me wearing dresses to go to a party of somewhere fancy of the sort.

I live in the United States, but you’ll find me wishing that I lived in a more foreign and cool kind of country. I’m a teenage blogger at the ripe age of 14, and that might surprise people, but I don’t want it to make people run away from my blog. For a while, I was afraid to tell people about my age in fear that they wouldn’t read my blog. But I don’t think that my age should define me at all, so I hope all my current readers will stay and not ride away in the nearby boats.

And with all that being said, you should now understand that I’m a confident fourteen-year-old who loves to write, is such an interactive yet sometimes is an introvert, is a leggings addict since 2002, and is someone who is so excited to have you read their blog.

 

What is the Outfit Challenge?

The Outfit Challenge consists of you designing an outfit for someone based on their blog and the ‘vibes’ you get from reading it.

My Outfit For Gianna:

The shirt

I choose this top because white really blends in and is a super clean colour whereas the gold necklace with the top is bright and vibrant and really just !POPS!

The jeans

The jeans are like the Rachel to my Monica! #friends

Before this year, you would never have seen me near a pair of jeans. I was on Pinterest as most fabulous stories start, and I was scrolling through my feed and there it was. The most beautiful piece of artwork ever created, right there in front of me. So, I like to think that Jen Sincero (you can check her book out below) has taught me a thing or too .When I think of Gianna, I think of this bubbly, humorous firecracker.And let me just say how these jeans represent like none other!

Check it out》                           《Check it out 

 

 

And lastly comes my dream shoes:Platforms 

Straight up: SHE’S A GIRLBOSS

Platforms give this look a more edgy feel, if you know what I mean. These platforms

My main thing/idea/plan for this, was that I needed to represent all the different aspects of Gianna’s personality. And each piece added depth to it which I really love because overall it’s colourful and vibrant and edgy and I just love it!

A special thank you to Gianna for coming up with this amazing idea and to Pinterest (I wouldn’t have found the jeans without you *wipes fake tear from eye*)

The sun will rise and we will try again

xxxChips

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ *PART TWO*

 Welcome to Seventeen Wishes!

I did a post a while back about all the changes that were happening this was after I decided to change the name to Seventeen Wishes and changing my URL was one of the first things I talked about. And I did! I changed my header, I designed my header! And I wanted to change my URL and now I have and it feels great! I feel like this year although school has been very draining and I’m sick has been my year of awesomeness! I’ve been trying new things, being more organised, sticking to a planner, working hard,blogging( and it seems crazy to think I only started blogging this year because I feel as if I’ve been doing this my whole life) it’s been great! I just wanted to let you guys know all this because I’ve been gong on about it for a bit and I’m really proud of what I’ve produced! I think this is the last or one of the last things I’ll change, I want to rewrite my about me page and jazz that up a little! Thank you so much for all the support, you guys are the best!

You are what you seek

xxxChips 

 

Yayyyyyy!!!

I recently got a new header on my that I designed today and I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud.) Honestly, none of this would have been possible if I hadn’t stumbled upon an amazing post a month or so ago ( I’m actually really annoyed with myself because I can’t find it, but to the wonderful person who wrote the post:thank you so much!The app I used to design this is called Canva and the template on there isn’t the right size for WordPress, so I had to customise it but apart from that it really doesn’t take a manual and ten tabs to figure out how to us it =GREAT!  Desygner is another app I love to use and because I no longer have an iPhone, I can’t download the Canva app so I use Desygner instead. I love it because it really is easy to use and the templates on there are gorgeous! And in case you were wondering there are a few more changes that I want to make and will make but for now I wanna focus on posting great content (there are some collabs on the way) and (are you ready!?)

I actually planned my posts in advance

(This is when you start singing “For the first time in forever!” )

That’s it for know because I really should be sleeping (cross-country tomorrow)

Have a terrific week!!!

Be yourself, babe

xxxChips

Athletics Update: 6 kilometres

I didn’t make the athletics team, but I’m over that.

I did join cross-country though and that’s where the 6 kilometres comes in. 2017 = “Make a Splash (That’s my theme for this year) which is why I’m doing a bunch of stuff I’ve never done before, like cross country. Cross country has practice on Mondays and Tuesdays with meets on Thursdays and I only joined because a)my ride was late and b) a few of my friends do cross country and lastly, c) because I was bored. Running around a track feels a lot shorter than running around a school, anyway today was my first meet. We walked the route before the race and my legs hurt for like, the first km but after that they started adapting to it I guess.#noregrets! I was with my friend Popcorn(no this isn’t her real name for all of you thinking all my friends are named after food) and we agreed to stick together.

We didn’t stick together.

I’m generally better at long distance than she is but I’ve never ran more than 2 km at once and she’s been doing cross-country for 2 years know, I think. Although she left me, I saw someone I knew from my old school and we talked while we were running and then I left her and started jogging faster.

78, ain’t that bad.♥♥♥

Walking back to our spot was the longest walk ever, I was completely and utterly exhausted! I’m going to keep doing it though because “your only limit is yourself” and because I can’t wait to say that I came *insert dream placing here*. It was actually really fun, I saw my cousin, she was running and then on the bus we talked about the most random things and I couldn’t stop laughing !All in all

what a weird thing to say

I KNOW RIGHT!?

I can’t wait for the next meet!

xxxChips

AND IN THE END I’LL DO IT ALL AGAIN

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