AM I A FEMINIST?

AM I A FEMINIST?

Am I a feminist?

This is a question that’s been bothering me for a while because whilst I kind of consider myself to be one, others may not. And yes I realise this is from Urban Dictionary.

Also I just wanted to let you know that this is one of those posts where I rant and rant and ramble on til my brain feels like it’ll explode.

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What Is Feminism To Me?

Feminism is about girls women empowering one another! It’s about having equal rights, and being respected. It’s about society getting over the unrealistic expectations they set for women. It’s about stopping slut-shaming and gender-based violence, it’s about people getting the hell over all the stupid things they’ve been brainwashing females with for the past however many years.

I am so sick of women and young feeling that they need to fulfil this fantasy of the perfect woman. It’s DISGUSTING. Plain, and simple, putting it out there, it’s bloody disgusting. The idea that women are all supposed to fit into this mould of the perfect woman when each and every single one is us is different and gorgeous for being so.

I just wanna live in a world(and I realise how sadly unrealistic this sounds) where women and men have equal rights.

A world in which women aren’t treated like objects, and gender based violence isn’t a thing, a world where nobody gives a damn how on fleek your eyebrows and people care more about empowering one another.

If being a feminist is about supporting the later, then I guess I am. I have probably shared the quote below a million times but it is one of my absolute FAVES and I feel like its speaks volumes about the person I’m trying to be.

In 2018 I hope this becomes more of a reality:

Teach girls to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings

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Do you agree or disagree with Urban dictionary’s top definition of feminism?Do you consider yourself a feminist?

xxxChips

 

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Reflection

Reflection

Wow.This is it, I guess.In a few hours 2017 will officially be over.I did of a lot of things this year that were really gutsy and I honestly feel like I need to reflect on that because this was one of the best and worst years of my life.

HIGHLIGHTS

I asked my crush to go to the Spring Dance with me!

I watched a movie with him and we hung out for like the whole day!!!

I was a monitor!

I survived math!!!And NS!!I friggen got an 87% average in Afrikaans!!

I started a blog!

CLAIRE!!!!

I got a laptop!I got an iPhone!

I bought myself a camera!Also I solemnly promise to deliver ‘lit’ photos in all my posts next year

The Six!

CHEESCAKE!!!!! Cake is bae people,cake is bae.

I fell in love with Factorie

Came up with the stupid idea to do Youtube and announce it on my blog.

Started writing a book!

-Also if any of you like,write stories please please please hit me up on Twitter, because I would really love to hear some feedback on some of what I’ve written so far.And also I want a writing buddy!

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I BOUGHT A CANDLE!! Okay I realise, how sad I’m starting to sound but I like candles and I never lit one until this year so I’m allowed to be happy

I went through this year with no regrets!

-I laughed about everything!I got a flipping 56 in a test and I laughed at myself and I moved the hell on and I’m hella proud of myself  for that!

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-My best friend in the whole entire world, we met this year.

 

There are many more things I could point out about this year. But before I go, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has ever taken the time to read one of my blog posts or like them or comment on them. Blogging has been my escape from stress and all the drama people like throwing my way, uhm, I just wanted to say that I love you all so much and you guys deserve the world so never settle for anything less than you deserve.yeah, I think that’s about it for now.

If you have any blog posts that you would like me to do, or do more of let me know.

Anyway, love you

xxxChips

Take the risk or lose the chance

FACE PALM|CHATTY UPDATE

FACE PALM|CHATTY UPDATE

I have written a chatty random update in a while now so I figured I might as well do that because honestly it’s always nice to see the random things I do.

So I’ve been in Australia for the past three weeks and I’m not sure if you guys are into the whole photo collage of my trip here thing, but I personally am not and I’m extremely self-conscious about taking photos of anything because I feel like people are staring at me and normally I don’t care but this one of the very few things that bothers me.Also I discovered the most amazing song ever, I can’t believe I forgot to tell you guys about it, coz you know I’m mad about my music!

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This is one of those songs where you just go crazy because of the dopeness of the beat and I’ve been obsessing over this one for weeks!!Madly in love with this song in case I didn’t say it before. I’ve been having such a chilled time here(Australia), but I find it so weird that people who like, live close to the ocean, don’t ever go there.And I’m just like: What are you even doing with your life????

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I honestly can’t be bothered with life and being social right now, I just wanna sleep and eat cheesecake,Oh btw, I went to watch Jumanji today.It was absolutely hilarious so if you’re looking for a movie to watch in the next couple of weeks go watch that one!

Anyway this was just a random post but like total proof I don’t have my life together at all.

xxxChips

Probably won’t be deleting this because you know I’m not perfect,I  just want you guys to know that I’m a friggen mess and I’m accepting it.

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My Insta feed is a lot better than this blog post!!!Also I’m following pretty much all the bloggers that follow me just because your feed is so much better than mine(lol)

BYEEE

Love ya self

PLOT BUNNIES,PHOTOGRAHY AND FLOPPING BLOGMAS

PLOT BUNNIES,PHOTOGRAHY AND FLOPPING BLOGMAS
HEYYOOOO! ❤
Before I start full credit goes to Giphy for the amazing GIFs in this post
I’m not even going to bother with pretending to be all smiles and laughs at the moment because I am most definetly not, I am moody and emotional for no reason and I may or may not have punched a wall. Regardless, I have a lot to share with you and I haven’t blogged in a while so I’m hoping this post still has my usual spark.
So I’ve been following Monika from Destination Humanity for a while now and there are not enough words in the English language to describe the amount of stalking I do on her blog and just how amazing it is.

I’d always wanted to try photography but apart from my phone I’d never really had a proper camera and I never really had the motivation to do it until I started reading her blog. Honestly I wish I could tell you I saved my money and did chores around the house and finally bought a camera but really, I just used all the money I was given when I came to Australia. Originally I wanted to use half of the money for buying clothes and put the other half in my bank account but then I decided that getting a camera was an investment that I needed to make so I did it. THIS 13 YEAR OLD WEIRDO BOUGHT A CAMERA!!! I haven’t like, used it yet, because I bought it from my cousin and all of her photos need to be moved to her computer but like I FRIGGEN OWN A CAMERA. So I’m going to be using this camera for two things: a)Youtube and b)photography

PS:I just wanted you to know that I probably won’t be uploading anything on my Youtube channel until the end of January because I come back from Australia on the 20th and I leave for school (oh lol, I totally forgot to tell you, I’m going to boarding school for a year) the next day and like obviously I’ll need time to settle in (my way of saying I wanna make a few friends and it’ll only take me a day max, to finish packing) and then I need to figure out how to edit (lol, so unorganized).
So like a quick word on what I want to do with this whole photography thing.Pretty much, my plan is to make people think. Like, I want my photography to be a representation of how messy things can be. I just want it to ‘say’ not everything is picture perfect and it’s okay to be a little messy sometimes.
Lowkey hope that makes sense😂🙈
SECOND MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

I’M WRITING A BOOK!!!

I know what you’re thinking. DAYUUM GIRL, ABOUT TIME!
What you were really thinking:
 
But it probably won’t be finished for a very long time, honestly I love writing and I’ve cried several times over some of the sad bits in this novel so it’s emosh, and if I ever end up publishing it, I hope it pulls your heart out of your chest, stomps all over it and then tosses it away, in the best way possible of course😂I’ll be doing a “What the hell is it about” post soon so look out for that 😂
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And the third thing, this isn’t really an announcement, it’s more…me stating the facts.
Blogmas was a flopppp!
I skipped like ten days. I honestly didn’t notice just how many days behind I was, until Christmas was in 2 days.But I honestly had so much fun doing Blogmas, it was pretty stressful but I don’t really take life seriously😂Oh my word I sound like an idiot😂I meant to say, I’m very laidback, but oh well😂 Seriously though, I hope you enjoyed it!
Also I went to Cleland park yesterday and I got to feed a kangaroo!!
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Also I just wanted you to know that I honestly can’t be bothered to post on WordPress and Wix so I’m deleting Wix.  I should’ve done it sooner, once again, this website will be undergoing changes, permanent changes. I’m really sorry if I made you waste your time, but I’m thirteen-it’s gonna happen a lot. This was a mess of a post, but I wanted to keep you updated on what’s been going on for the past few days. I hope you all had a great Christmas, love you lots❤️❤️
xxxChips
“Sweat now. Shine later”

How to Set, Plan and Slay Your Goals in 2018

How to Set, Plan and Slay Your Goals in 2018

So I’m gonna soldier talk you through this.That’s my way of saying “Find yourself a notebook badasses of the world I’m about to teach you everything you need to know about goal-setting, planning in the correct way to achieve your goals and how to FINALLY ACHIEVE whatever it is that you have your heart set on for the upcoming new year.”

So the best way to explain this is to add in all the goals I have for myself. Also before we start here are a few things you are going to need:

Tools

  • Pens
  • Highlighters(optional)
  • Paper//Notebook
  • Ruler

Step 1:Create Categories

So before we even start thinking about what we want to achieve we’re gonna make 4-5 main categories which our goals will fall under.

-SCHOOL

-CAREER

-HEALTH

-SELF DEVELOPMENT

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I find that pretty much all my goals fit into the four categories but if you want to add more, feel free. Make sure that you don’t have too many categories or it can get very stressful and overwhelming.

Step 2:Brainstorm

What are your goals? These can be about anything. Do you wanna go to gym everyday or smile more? This is the time for you to figure out what all the random goals you want to achieve are.

Write them all down, no matter how weird they may seem.

New friends           80% average                              Workout everyday          Smile more

         Six pack       Stress-free                Write book                                        Inspire people

Step 3:Organise them into categories

*Make sure that you only have 3 or four goals under each category*

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School

  • New friends
  • 80% average
  • No stress

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Health

  • Workout everyday
  • Stay fit
  • Six pack
  • Go to the gym once a week

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Self- Development

  • Laugh louder+more often
  • Be happy
  • Read more self-help books
  • Meditate

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Career

Blogging

  • Post twice a week
  • Inspire young girls to live life the way they want and encourage them to shatter all the glass ceilings they want.
  • Teach girls less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings-UNKOWN

  • Make blogger friends

YouTube

  • Start the damn thing hehe
  • Post once a week
  • Have fun
  • Inspire 13 year old girls going through ish and people of other ages obvi

Okay, so now that  you’ve created the goals you want to achieve, you need a step-by-step action plan in order to achieve them.

So what you’re gonna do is look at each category, let’s start with School.You’ll notice how the bullet points fit into one another.If I’m getting good grades and have friends then I would be stress free. Let’s say I am stressed though, being around friends is always a great way to relieve stress.

Now we’re gonna make a few little notes under each goal about what you need to do to achieve the goal.If you feel the need to go into more detail about what you need to do for this goal to become an actuality then I would use a page per goal.

~The notes under the goal will be about all the little things you need to do, be it changing habits, or making new ones.

EXAMPLE

School Goals-Plan

80% Average

—Take notes in class (so I keep up and don’t have to stress at the end of each term) Cough cough, now where have I heard the word stress before?Take note of the sarcasm.

—Pay attention in class

—Keep up-to-date on homework

New Friends

—Be friendly

—Don’t gossip

—Reach out to people you wanna be friends with

Stress-Free

—Meditate

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YAYY!!I’m so proud of you for even coming this far.The steps you’ve taken so far will have made sure the goals you’re setting are valid and things you really want for yourself; not just something you thought of in the spur of the moment.You’ve made it this far:You know exactly what it is that you want, you have a plan and an excellent post bursting full of any motivation you lack.You have all the tools you could possibly need, so what are you waiting for?

Before you leave I want to leave a few tips to help you stay ontrack with your goals.

  1. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS-what exactly do you want?how will you get there?
  2. TRY NOT TO INCLUDE TOO MANY NUMBERS-you are not a number.your happiness should not depend on a number
  3. SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE ABOUT YOUR GOALS-the number of times I’ve forgotten about goals #the struggle
  4. REVIEW YOUR GOALS EVERY TWO WEEKS-this is to make sure you’re making progress with your goals regularly
  5. DON’T FEEL DOWN IF YOU DON’T ACHIEVE A GOAL-knowing that you worked hard to get there is all that matters

 

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What are your goals for 2018?What goals did you achieve this year?What keeps you ontrack with your goals?

~I WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE LOVELY~

xxxChips

5 Steps To Happiness–Everything I’m Saying Goodbye To At The End Of 2017

5 Steps To Happiness–Everything I’m Saying Goodbye To At The End Of 2017

Hey everyone

I hope you’re all having an amazing day

So today’s post is about being happy and how you can make 2018 a happier year for you. These are a few things that I’m saying bye to because I want to be a happier person, and I think that hearing this and thinking about how it relates to you might help you aswell.

-Forget expectations

I’ve spent the past two years listening. Listening to people go on and on about how I’m too ‘unladylike’; listening to people say untrue things about me and judging me.Nobody has ever been afraid to share their opinions about me, please don’t pity me because I really don’t care about what they think😂The hardest thing about growing up is that you’re supposed to figure out who you are. It’s hard enough with social media but even harder when everyone wants to share their own peanut gallery of thoughts about your life.Tbh I’ve never cared about expectations so why would I start now?

-Friends

Recently I said bye to one of my best friends.And no he isn’t dead.We’ve been friends for roughly two years now.We told each other everything, he was the first person to message me after a panic attack and make sure I was okay and the only person I wanted to rant about Shooter with.He was the first guy I genuinely cared about.When we decided it was better if weren’t friend a anymore it kinda broke me.Our friendship had been and always will be one of the best thing that ever happened to me and even though I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.It was time. I still miss him. I mean if you were trying not to have a panic attack while listening to Marvin’s Room you’d understand that better.What I’m trying to remember through all of this is that even though I’ve had to say goodbye to friends I love, true friendships will always withstand time and distance.

As for the fake ones? I handled them a loooong time ago.

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-Stop Holding On To The Past

It’s never easy to let go of the past because it’s what makes you you.You need to understand that whatever happened, whatever memory you’re trying to hold on to, is always gonna be there. Holding on to the past is only stopping you from living in the moment, from creating more amazing memories that you’re gonna look back on and smile about.
Goodbye past, I’ll be sure to visit soon.

-Comparison

You will always live in someone’s shadow if you constantly compare yourself to others. You are your own person. What good will pointing out how Sarah has longer, better looking eyelashes and higher cheekbones do?The first step to getting rid of comparison in your life is self-acceptance.Once you’re more than comfortable in your own skin you can truly start living the girl boss life you want for yourself.
Goodbye comparison you sure weren’t fun and you sure as hell won’t be missed.

-Fearing judgement

Fear can prevent you doing a lot of amazing things. In You Are A Badass, Jen refers to fear as the Big Snooze or BS for short.She’s completely right, fear is pressing the snooze button on all your dreams, It’s stopping you from achieving everything you have ever wanted to achieve.So I’m gonna challenge you to challenge one of your fears in 2018, do something you’ve never done before because you were scared.

 

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“And so together they built a life they loved”
xxxChips

 

Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You’re a Bookworm

Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You’re a Bookworm
  • Money

WHYYYYY MUST BOOKS BE SO EXPENSIVE??Now I have to decide between one copy of Turtles All The Way Down OR two really decent books that I’ve been wanting for ages.

  • Not knowing enough words

I’ve CREATED words that people actually use but I can’t come up with a synonym for amazing?

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  • Using  words like “good, like” and “amazing” all the time

This wouldn’t be such an issue if I had a thesaurus *hint hint*

I actually asked for a thesaurus for Christmas and like, I told my friends and they laughed at me.lol.

  • When people borrow your books and they come back RUINED

The 5th Wave. One of my ultimate favourite books. My friend begged for a week before I agreed on the condition that it came back THE SAME. But did it?NOOOOO, I got a dog-eared, dog-bitten, torn book.

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  • The feels when you finish a book and you just sit there unsure of your purpose in life now that *insert fictional character name* is dead and the book is over.

That’s it for this post, it’s really short but I had fun writing it😊

xxxChips

“I want a boy who takes me on dates to the bookstore and buys me books instead of roses”

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Are there any struggles I forgot to metion?Do you have a favourite book?Which one of these did you relate to the most?

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