What IS human nature?

Hey everyone ♥

So recently when I went away tot his place with my family, I saw something very sad and nasty. There was a seagull and it was fighting  a pigeon. Eventually, the pigeon couldn’t escape and it died.

I asked “Why did the seagull have to kill it?!” and in true Rosypop fashion I said it out loud when I wasn’t meaning to. And a woman (that same woman I talked about in my last post) said it was nature.

This got me wondering. Seagulls eat fish, but eventually they get stronger and start looking for bigger pray. And the pigeons that live by the seaside are most unlucky.

This brought me back to the Manchester attack. And I wondered what’s in our human nature. Is it to kill or to survive? And in order to survive do we need to kill? But then surely our moral values would stop us from doing one of those, which is to kill.

Then I kind of realised, there will always be the seagulls that will seek prey bigger than there is. But in the animal world, if it was a Welsh seagull people won’t discriminate all other Welsh seagulls will they? Then why do we discriminate all other Muslims just because a Muslim killed all those innocent lives. It’s in our human nature, to find someone to blame, and blaming just that one bomber is not enough to satisfy us. So we go on to seeking bigger things to blame. Like a whole religion or a whole nation or race. And yes maybe somewhere in their holy book it does say “Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!” but that doesn’t mean that all Muslims would listen to that or they would do that. Some will and some have just like with any other religion.

Because it doesn’t matter what the label people place on you says. There is always good and bad in all of us. Ans what matters is not whether we are labelled good or bad but what we choose to be. No one can take that choice away from you.

 

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Little things in life

Hey everyone,

So recently i went away to this place where there was a mountain which we were going to climb. As we started our hike, it was really hard and many people were like ‘I can’t do it’ etc. But someone gave me some really good advice and told me to think about each step I take individually rather than the whole journey ahead and stress about that. This helped me a lot but then we got to a very steep part where you literally had to crawl and hold onto the like rocky parts of it.

But in the end I got up the mountain and I’ve never been more proud (or absolutely knackered) in my life.

I also want to tell you about a woman who was climbing the mountain with us. She had a 1 year old baby that she took with her and carried all the way up the mountain in one of those baby rucksack things. She inspired me so much. That every time i felt like I was failing. I stopped and thought about how she was carrying her baby and how she must be more tired than me and how she kept going till the top.

The reason I’m writing this blog post though, is because I’m not just giving you advice for the next time you climb a mountain because let’s face it it doesn’t happen very often. But the way I climbed the mountain could be used for anything.

Whenever something feels too hard, break it down into little steps and do one step at a time. Take breaks. And without realising it you’ll be there. Of course a little inspiration helps and as long as you seek it, you will always find something or someone that inspires you.

That day I climbed my first little Mount Everest (is it weird that I’ve just mentioned Mount Everest in two consecutive posts?! – bit obsessed) and currently I feel like saying and you can climb your own mountain too but that’s so cheesy I might vomit.

Anyway this was a bit of a random post but hope you enjoyed it.

*virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

 

Help!!

Dear whoever’s reading this,

So I feel like I’ve gone and made the title of this post a bit dramatic. But in all seriousness this isn’t going to be a lighthearted post, but something about me.

I feel like in my life I live in two realities, the school (is it bad that I thought school was written as scool?!) reality and the at-home-with-my-family-happy reality.

The thing is if you’ve been with me long enough you would know some of the things I’ve gone through, in terms of friendships. Well, I have always been a bit like an orange. I don’t show my sensitivity and hide behind the tough skin but inside I’m soft and easy to break. And that’s kind of how I feel. I feel like those arguments and everything have broken through my skin and now there is nothing but that thin clear layer of orange peel surrounding the actual orange (have no idea what it is called) left. And now everything seems so much worse than it may be.

My friendships aren’t really broken instead they are good, even better than they were with some people. But there was an incident when one too-cool-for-school kinda girl said something about me. And though it is not even offensive she told it to this person behind my back who then told me because she’s pretty nice and doesn’t like the Mount Everest female cat (personally I think dogs are pretty nice so)(decided to call her a mountain just cause she’s taller than me even though I am older.) It was a silly thing but it really affected me and now I dread every time I have to see her which is twice a week precisely because she does this thing that I do that I can’t say due to anonymity reasons.

And it’s things like these that are slowly breaking me, kind of like erosion of that little bit of orange peel left. I’ve always been a suffer in silence type but I figured that I’d say something just because I want this to stop.

It’snot even just about this girl but about anyone who says something it like feels like a stab instead of maybe like a pinch because it takes so long for me to heal and forget it. In my world, everything that’s said or done to me feels ten times worse than it is and it’s hard breaking out in cold sweat every time I think of school starting. I live for the weekends, holidays and any time I am away from the hell hole.

The thing is I enjoy studying and learning, not a lot but I still enjoy it. It’s the people and the things they do that  affect the way you perceive a place.

If any of you have experienced anything similar please let me know in the comments!

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

Sometimes I crack myself up

 

Hey everyone,

Sometimes I crack myself up.  Really.

I can sit here and start working on something and cannot help myself, but start laughing my ass off.  Doesn’t matter what it is either.  When I am in a flow, it doesn’t matter what I am working on exactly, but sometimes I can’t stop laughing. Whether it’s at myself or at what I’m doing or both. And I just realised it doesn’t matter.

People think I’m weird, for all I know you could be thinking at. But do I care? No. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. And if people want to think I’m crazy they can.

I’m so tired of being socially acceptable, restraining myself form being truly me. They do say we only live once. But by not being yourself you’re not living your life.

Anyway….I haven’t written here in a while.  So sorry for that…actually to be honest, I’m not sorry.  My life has been busy as always full of ups and downs. But it’s actually been okay. Better than normal and I don’t see why I automatically feel like saying sorry for simple things, I guess I’ve kind of developed a natural reaction.

I’m not going to write about all the things I have done whilst but I can tell you that it was mainly school. I feel like I always write about myself, in a way it is my blog but still. How are YOU? *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

 

Forgiveness

Hey everyone,

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while but I thought I’d write about forgiveness today.

Forgiveness is really important. And a lot of people don’t understand what it actually means and this is coming from a person who thought they did (emphasis on thought.)

Forgiveness is not saying that what happened was okay because what happened most likely was not okay at all. Forgiveness is not saying it could have been different but i will move on. It’s not deciding that yeah I will be a really nice person and forgive them.

Instead, forgiveness is accepting what happened and the way it happened and understanding that what happened couldn’t have been any other way. Forgiveness is not letting the past hold you prisoner. It is: not letting the past change your future.

If you forgive you don’t only let yourself live in the present but also you let the person that was wrong forgive themselves.

Of course whatever happens may change you as a person and that’s okay, you might become a bit more distrustful but that’s okay. Things change and so do people.

So what I’m trying to say is if you have someone that’s done wrong to you, forgive them. If not for their sake than for your own because you do not want their mistakes ruing your future. *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

 

New Year’s Resolutions

Hey everybody,

As promised I have a new post for you guys and seeing as it is so very close to New Year’s Day I decided I wanted to make a list of my New Year’s Resolutions!!! I normally make these lists but I honestly never really keep any of the resolutions but y’know it’s worth the try & this does always make New Year’s feel like more of a fresh start and make me feel more organised.

  1. So my top resolution is studying. This is a bit of a boring one but I feel like if you start studying early you won’t have as much to study when it comes to the oh so dreaded exam season as you will know what you learnt before. In addition, studying really does no bad so I really hope I will keep this resolution!
  2. Keeping healthy and doing more exercise. This is becoming a bit of a classic and non-original one isn’t it? But I know for a fact I need to start moving a bit more often and eating a little less junk food. I feel like this is a perfect one because it’s just been Christmas and I don’t know about you but I’ve certainly gained  a pound if not more!
  3. Spending less time submerged in the online world – if that is the right way to put it!I feel like things online have affected my happiness levels and that change was for the worse so basically the online world was one of the top reasons for me being unhappy this year. But also I feel like I spent a lot of time staring at the screen of my laptop or phone and not really gaining much from. I feel like I sound like a right old grandma in this post so I just want to put it out here – I am in fact a teenage girl and I am nowhere near becoming a grandma quite yet!

So that’s it! I realise it’s quite a short list of resolutions but there’s really no point in coming up with a whopping long list of things that you know straight away you’re not gonna keep.

Do let me know if you have enjoyed this post and if you have any resolutions this year or if you just did not bother making a list because you know you won’t keep any of them! *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

Live a ‘want to’ life not a ‘have to’ one

Hey everybody,

I’ve recently been thinking (surprise surprise) and anyway I’ve realised that there are a lot of things in our lives that we just have to do. I’m talking GCSE’s (if you’re not English or you don’t live in England these are very quite important exams you have to take in Year 10 and 11), working, going to school and a lot of other things. And no I’m not saying don’t work or go to school or bother with exams in general – I’m mainly talking about choices here.

There are a lot of choices you either have already made or will make that will or have been ones you felt or will feel like you have to make. (that was one long sentence) I think it’s important to remember that there’s always an option. After all it is called a “choice” for a reason.

choice
tʃɔɪs/
noun
  1. an act of choosing between two or more possibilities.
    “the choice between good and evil”

Even in the definition (which I was bothered enough to search up) it says “two or more possibilities” and that is key because out of the two or more, one will be a have to choice and one will be a want to choice. The want to choice is most important because its YOUR life and the choice you make will affect YOUR life and your life only. I feel like the society today pressurises us to do a lot of things and you just get surrounded by everyone chanting you have to do this and that. I feel like their only explanation is “because you have to” and as far as explanations go that is not one.

Sometimes it can even get too much, when you stop living and just exist and that’s no good.

You need- no you have to (that’s kind of ironic actually) break the wall that’s stopping you from living your life the way you want to and if that means having to find a hammer IT DOES NOT MATTER because as long as you break the barrier in the end, that’s all that matters.

You do NOT need a permission to live your life to the fullest and neither do you need a reason to do the things you want. Normal is boring and boring is normal so just be you. Make life your own. *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

Merry Christmas & an explanation

Hey everyone,

So to start off I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas day  wherever you are!

However, the actual reason for me writing this blog post is because I owe you all an explanation. If you are a wonderful person who actually checks if I have a new post up (although I really do doubt there is a person out there who would do that cause quite frankly my posts are not very good.) But anyhow, if you do do that than first of all I’d like to thank you for doing that because it is something that is simply beyond my ability to express how grateful I am for. I have no idea if what I just said made sense so if you get it I congratulate you, if you don’t – you don’t! I keep rambling – back to the point, if you regularly read my blog then you would have noticed that I have not posted since the 7th December (if I’m correct.) And considering that I planned to do Blogmas, the fact that I stopped on the 7th is really no good. So now we’ve gotten to a point where I will finally explain why I ended up never actually doing Blogmas (something I am very sad about (emphasis on “very”))

I was basically very busy (again emphasis on “very”) because it is after all or at least it was the Christmas period when everyone is in a hectic frenzy of buying and wrapping and more buying and spending hours trying to find where the edge of the tape is and so on. Therefore, I simply could not juggle everything going on and ended up having to give up some of the things I planned which meant no Blogmas on rosypopblog. I also have been feeling quite poorly for the past week including today which was really quite sad because being ill on Christmas day is no fun.

So because of these reasons I want to give you an apology you guys deserve and although I wish I could promise that I would definitely do Blogmas next year I don’t want to make promises and not keep them.That’s why all I’m gonna say is I will try my hardest to do Blogmas next year and I want to say sorry again!

Also, I will definitely have a couple of new posts quite soon so keep your eyes peeled for those! *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

Blogmas Day 7 – Books

Hey everyone,

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I have seen a LOT of people talk about books to get this Christmas, books to read this Christmas and generally books! And seeing as I do love a good book I thought I’d write a post about books I really want this Christmas as well as ones I’ve read that I think would make a good present!

  1. Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens – I have read all h other books and really desperatly want to read this one because I quite liek hsi style of writing and mysteries and Christmas so this sounds like something form a book heaven to me!
  2.  All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale – again like with Robin Stevens, I’ve read all of Holly Smale’s books and I’ve acctually met her as well and as this is a Christmas book I really want to read this!
  3. Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg – I am so excited to read this and if you like Zoella I think this would make the perfect gift.
  4. Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 
  5. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  6. Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven
  7. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella 
  8. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K Rowling 
  9. The Potion Diaries (all) by Amy Alward – this was one of those books that I finished reading and then wanted to read the next one until I’ve read it all!
  10.  I Was Here by Gayle Forman 

So that is it I hope you enjoyed this post and do let me know if there are any other books you would recommend! *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx

Blogmas Day 6 – Christmas Wishlist

Hey everyone,

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I am so sorry that I didn’t post anything yesterday I was just so busy with school!!

So this is kind of gonna be a rushed post because I don’t have much time to write this but recently everyone’s kind of been doing their Christmas wishlist and I personally love  to read those posts so I thought why not do this?

  1. Jackets/Coats

Okay so my wardrobe is really lacking coats and jackets plus my coat is ugly and getting too small for me so I just see Christmas as the perfect time to get a coat that could be that little bit more expensive and nicer. And I really want this white coat by Tommy Hilfiger and yes I know that a REALLY expensive brand but it is a wishlist for a reason! I also really like jackets from Nike or Adidas  although I do love more of the ones form Adidas (again i know they’re expensive brands but I’m not saying I am actually going to get this for Christmas!)

2.  Trainers/Shoes

Before i start let me just say I LOVE SHOES!!! Especially trainers so I am definitely asking fro shoes this Christmas (and probably the next also.)  I am not going to really start listing all the shoes I really want because quite frankly that would take waaaaayyyy too long however I am going to put some shoes I really love below:

3. Books

I basically really want books and that is all I’m going to say because my next post is going to be about books I want to read and ones I have read!!!

4. Clothes from Romwe as it is literally my favourite brand, it has sooooo much I love which i just think is actually quite rare when it comes to browsing through clothing websites.

5. Lush

A perfect Christmas gift would be something from Lush because let’s be honest – who doesn’t like baths, bubbles and anything smelly (in a good way!)

6. Candles 

I really don’t care what candle I get. Okay that is a straight up lie cause obviously everyone has different tastes scent-wise and so I do care what candles I get. But what I meant to say is I love candles, especially if they are Christmas ones so candles are definitely on my list this year!

There is really not much else I want because Christmas to me is a time of celebration and happiness and I personally don’t particularly think of it as a present time so I don’t have a massive list! if you have done a wishlist post please link it in the comments because I do love getting inspirations (not just for my presents but for things to get people!) *virtual hugs*

Lots of love,

Rosypop xxx