5 Things I’ve Learnt This Year

13th March

Hi there! Again, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’m now preparing for my GCSE exams and school is very hectic overall, but I’ll try to maybe do a few posts on how to deal with exam stress, studying tips part 2, or anything else you would like me to write about (Let me know in the comments what you would like to see).

Anyway, today is my birthday! Yay! So, I was thinking of what to post today, and I thought that maybe looking back on how I survived another year changed over this last year and why.

Basically, I’m going to tell you about the things that I’ve learnt since my last birthday. So…

5 Things I’ve Learnt This Year:

1) No one cares as much as you think they do.

Basically, I’ve had a lot of situations where I was scared that I embarrassed myself and everyone’s going to make fun if me, but most if the time people just forget after a few days, or sometimes a few hours.

2) Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

There’s been a lot of situations where I wished I asked for help sooner, so I now got used to asking teachers/friends/family anything I’m confused about or I’m struggling with. It help a lot, and saved you do much time and stress.

3) No one is perfect.

This is pretty much self-explanatory. Just be yourself, and stop caring about what people think. Everyone is different, everyone makes mistakes, everyone has flaws, and everyone has regrets.

4) You need water to survive.

I’m still working on this one but I thought it’s a good idea to remind all of you, and especially myself, that you need to drink water! It literally solves most of your problems like: you’re less tired, you break out less, you are more concentrated and so much more. I just need to listen to this more than once a year… oops

5) Don’t compare yourself to others.

This kind of links to 1 and 3 but, don’t forget to just be yourself. No one is perfect and you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone. You need to become the best version of yourself, not the better version of someone else.

I hope any one these points helped you, and if you have any other point yo think I should have added, comment them down below.

And what posts would you like to see me do next? Also, would you like to see me do a birthday haul?

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

P.S This is my 100th post! Wow, I never even realised how many posts I’ve already published on here, it’s crazy.

Thank you all so much for supporting me this whole time! ❤

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Thank You So Much!! <3

17th February

Hi there! I just quickly wanted to say thank you all so much for a 100 followers!!

And also thank you all so much for your continuous support and patience with my messy posts and non-existent schedule!

I really appreciate each and every one of you. ❤❤

5 Ways I Stay Organised

14th February

Hi there! I’m sorry for leaving like that again. I’m working on a lot of school work right now as I keep getting multiple tests each week, along with assignments, homeworks and work experience too… It’s a lot to handle. I promise I’m trying to fit blogging back into my routine, it’s just quite hard right now.

Anyway, I know that sometimes life gets out if hand and it’s hard to control it. Everyone has different ways to deal with that. While some people have none, so they just wing it and hope for the best, some might not have found anything that works for them, and that’s okay too.

And that is why I wanted to do this post. Sometimes when I don’t know what to do, I look online so that I can be inspired to try something I haven’t yet, and see if it works. I hope that I can somehow help you get organised by sharing my tips. So here are…

5 Ways I Stay Organised:

1) Use A Notebook Or Journal

I almost always use my notebook or journal to just write down what I have to do. I am also trying to write down how my day was to just know what makes me feel sad and what makes me feel happy, but it’s not going well.

2) Lists, Lists, Lists…

I always make lists for, like, everything I do. I usually make a two lists each week, one for my homeworks/tests for that week, and one with things I have to do at home, like clean my room etc. I usually put these in my notebook because I can lose a piece paper quite quickly…

Also, when I’m doing a homework/assignment with multiple parts to it, I list everything I have to do for it so that o don’t forget what I have to include.

3) Use Post-It Notes

When I need to do something urgently, and need to be reminded of it, I stick post-it notes on my desk in my room or on tye kitchen table. That way, I’m not going to miss it.

4) Set A Reminder

Personally, I don’t like setting reminders on my calendar in my phone, I just feel like more important things should be on there like birthdays, appointments or important deadlines.

You can use it if it works for you, but personally, I like to send a text to myself. It sounds weird, but when I send a text and leave it as unread in my notifications, I can look at my phone later on and be reminded to do whatever I need to do.

5) Ask For Help

I know that we all want to be independent, but sometimes we should be able to ask for help if we need it. I actually hate asking for help, I just like to do things in my own. But I noticed that when I ask for someone’s help, like my sister’s, I actually get things done quicker sometimes.

You shouldn’t be afraid to ask someone to help you with that important assignment that you just have to get an A on, or to remind you to finish that important presentation you have to plan.

I hope that you liked this post, and that it helps you in some way. If it doesn’t, thank you for reading anyway.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

“You have acne.”

25th January

Hi there! I’m sorry that this is late as always but I’m still getting used to the blogging thing, so please bear with me.

So, I was going to write a post about this a long time ago, since it happened towards the beginning of 2018, but I just didn’t know if it’s worth talking about.

As you can see from the title, I’m going to be talking about acne. But not only that. I’ll talk about how it feels to be called out for your imperfections, because that sucks too.

A while ago, I was sitting next to a boy in maths (I’ll call him C to keep his identity anonymous). This boy was very popular, and, quite obviously, a pain to sit next to.

He kept calling out all my mistakes and was overall just annoying. He was finding it amusing, while I was on the verge of punching him in the face.

One time, he got mad at me for something (it was a long time ago, so I don’t remember what it was). And he just said “I would insult you, but you’re gonna be mad.” So I was just like “Go on then, it can’t be that bad.” He kept saying how it’ll make me mad, but finally he said “Okay, I’ll say it, but don’t be mad at me.” He just said three simple words.

“You have acne.”

Seriously? That’s an insult?

It didn’t make me upset or angry, it just made me feel disappointed. Like, yes, I have acne. So what? I’m a a teenager, and everyone else has it too.

When I said that everyone has it, he looked around the room for a couple of minutes and told me that he can’t see anyone with acne. Even though there was a girl sitting next to me who had acne too, I wasn’t going to call her out because I know I wouldn’t like it. So I just let it go.

Acne never made me feel insecure. Sometimes I did feel like covering it up, thinking it looks a bit bad or I would look better. But it was never because I was insecure, I just wanted to see what I would look and feel like without it. Now, I just got used to it.

I don’t find acne as my imperfection. I also have a scar on the side of my nose from when I was a baby, that never made me feel insecure. I also have psoriasis (a skin condition) and that doesn’t make me feel insecure either.

But because I’m not insecure about it, that doesn’t mean that everyone’s okay with it.

I’m pretty sure most of us struggle or have struggled with acne, and that’s okay. It might not be the best thing that happens to you, but it does happen and it shouldn’t make us feel insecure or imperfect. There is no such thing as perfection, so imperfections don’t exist either.

I’m sorry if this post is all over the place, I’m actually struggling with my mental health lately, but I’m not ready to post about that yet. I just need to be in the right state to post about something so big, because my anxiety and mental health overall have gotten worse.

Until then, I’ll try to post at least onece a week, whether it’s a story, photo dump, or some other post.

Also, I’m sorry if I’m being inactive on here, I need to get used to this all again and I don’t always have my free time.

Have a great day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

New Year, Improved Me // New Year’s Resolutions

9th January

EDIT: I have now added the links to my other posts so it’s easier to find them. Sorry.

Hi there! This year has already had a bad start, especially on this blog. I think that this time I’m sorry for not being consistent on my blog for various reasons. But I’ll probably make a new post of what’s going on in my life later on, so I won’t be getting into that today.

Even though I’m literally 9 days late for this, I hope you have a Happy New Year (and I hope you had a great Christmas too).

So, this post is similar to my last year’s resolutions, but this time I’ll also see how I did this year. Kind of like a review.

Italics = My comments

Last Year’s New Year’s Resolutions

Personal:

1) Work on my anxiety. – Try to find out more about it and how to control it. ❌– I’ll give this a fail because my anxiety has gotten worse (I think). Lots of things happened, so I’ll write a separate post on that.

2) Start a bullet journal. – Try to make it a part of my lifestyle and actually use it, not just have it. 1/2✔- This is a half because I have made a bullet journal, and I’ve used it for some bits and pieces, like some to-do lists etc. but it wasn’t really a part of my lifestyle – just a one-time thing.

3) Maybe lose weight? – I’m not sure about this one, but I think I would like to lose some weight. Do more sports, drink more water. Just overall be healthy. (I added this a bit later by the way) ❌– This is a complete fail. Turns out that 1) I’m growing and my weight is getting bigger (duh) but I’m a healthy weight so I’m happy about that, and 2) I cannot, for the life of me, consistently drink water. I’ve tried when it was the summer, and I did okay with flavoured water (I added lemon for some taste since I hate plain water.) But that went back down after the summer. Oops

School:

1) Write more notes and focus more. – Complete all homeworks and exams to the best of my ability, and don’t distract yourself (with useless things like checking social media etc.). ✔– I’m happy with my previous grades and my current grades, actually. I might need to practise my revision and organisation for homework etc. (not doing the night before) but overall I’m happy with what I have.

2) Be more confident. – Maybe talk more to others, but dont make it a must when it’s not needed! 1/2– I guess? I do talk to some more people now and I’m not as awkward, but I’m still bad at normal conversations with people I don’t know as well and I mostly stay silent.

Blogging:

1) Be more productive. – Basically, post more!! (But don’t feel bad if you don’t get something on time, it’s not always going to be perfect.) ❌– Compelete fail. I started off quite well at the beginning of the year, and now, as you can see, I have 2 month breaks. I’ll wrote morw about this on a separate post, too.

2) Be creative! – Add pictures and overall work on my blog design. ✔– I’ll say I have accomplished this, because I haven’t posted much, and maybe I haven’t put many pictures in my posts. But, I did change my blog design, with the help of the amazing and talented Kate, and I’m proud of that.

Well, that’s 3/7. I can go with that, but I hope this year can go a little better. Now, for this year’s resolutions…

New Year’s Resolutions

Personal:

1) Don’t be afraid to share what’s on your mind. – Basically, share my ideas more and of him not okay with something, say that too.

2) Start a healthier lifestyle. – I need to start eating well, drinking water, having a good sleeping schedule etc. It’s about time…

School:

1) Cut out in toxic friendships. – This is one that everyone should do, really. Toxic friendships cam ruin a person quite quickly.

2) Be more organised. – I’m putting this again because I need to just have a good schedule or routine everyday to help me with everything that goes on in my life.

Blogging:

1) Be honest. – I created this blog to help me be honest with people and as a way of just talking about my problems in order to help other who’re going through the same things.

2) Add colours and pictures. – I still need to work on this, but yeah. I just want to make my posts look nice (to match my blog design).

Now, I’m calling this “New Year, Improved Me” because I don’t want to change. I want to stay being myself, but, just improve the things I’m not happy about.

And I’m sorry that this is late, this year barely started and my mind is already running around the whole place.

Thank you for still being here for me, and thank you for all the support I received from everyone through 2018. I appreciate every single one of you, and I mean it.

P.S Another post is coming soon…

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

13th November

Hi there! So, again, I know I haven’t been on here very often. And that’s because things haven’t been going great lately. I’ve started to fall behind in school work again and I’m not motivated to do even the smallest things.

And every time I tell someone somethings going wrong, either no one actually listens or they say I talk too much about my problems.

But I noticed that either way, I’m still going to have to somehow deal with my problems. And if talking about it helps, then I guess that’s how I’ll deal with it.

I’ve also not been feeling well about my mental health, and I need to work on that. I’ve been feeling insecure about myself, my body and my acne. And about how good I actually am at things compared to other people.

But I’ve started talking more to my friend, who I’ve recently had a big argument with, actually, and I noticed that it actually feels better to say that I’m not okay.

Even if the person I tell that I’m not okay doesn’t listen, it still makes me feel better knowing that they know that somethings wrong. And it’s up to them if they want to help me out or not.

And I know that the title of this post is really cheesy, but it really is true. It’s okay to not be okay.

I’ve started accepting that I don’t feel okay and that I need to do something about it. It’s not going to get better by itself. I’m trying to make small steps towards a bigger change.

This post is short, and it’s more of a rant than an actual post, but I hope that it helped you. So if you feel that things are going wrong, talk to someone. Talk to a friend, a parent or sibling, someone you know you can trust.

And if you ever need or want to talk to me, my email is: theunknownwiki@gmail.com . I’ll reply as soon as I can.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from.

New Blog Design!

30th October

Hi there! So, you may have seen that over the last few days there have been some changes to my blog design. But now, it’s all finished!

Well, I might make some changes to it, but it’s only small details that you’ll probably not realise anyway.

My whole blog is designed by the lovely and super talented Kate from All The Trinkets. She has made all the graphics, and put everything together for me, since I’m really bad at that stuff…

Now, when I say that I’m really thankful for all of this, I mean it. I appreciate all the time Kate has spent on this project, because it was a long time. It all started in February, which is now around 8 months!!

Kate, I know you’ve heard this a lot of times throughout this whole process, but thank you so so much for doing all of this for me. You’re really talented, and ready to listen to every detail I gave you. I love the whole design. It’s perfect. ❤

Now, I’ll just show you all of the graphics she made me.

Header:

Divider:

Icon:

Signature 1:

Signature 2:

There’s also a template she made for me for my featured posts, but I need to figure out how to properly use it. I’ll add it here soon.

Don’t forget to head over to Kate’s blog, she makes amazing and helpful posts too!

Have a good day, or night, wherever you’re from.

P.S This is so fun already.

THANK YOU! <3

29th October

Hi there! I know I’ve been gone for a long time again, and I’m sorry, but there’s just stuff going on in my life that I can’t ignore.

First of all, I have my music solo tomorrow in front of the whole class. I’m scared, but I’m trying to keep positive. I’ll just do the best I can.

Second of all, my dad’s car has been hit during the night, so there’s just been stress in the house. We need to find new pieces for the car, but it’s not as bad as it could have been because the person hit the tire.

Also, we don’t know who it was. It was in the middle of the night and they just drive away. Everyone is safe, at least we think that, and the car could have been worse.

Anyyywayyy, I shouldn’t be starting this post so negatively because…

It’s my 1 Year Anniversary on this blog!!

I honestly can’t thank you all enough for sticking around with me. There’s been so many times where I was sad or down, but when I went onto my blog and saw all the positive comments, they really helped me. You all helped me.

It doesn’t matter to me if I have 3 or 300 followers. For me, it matters that I might change one little aspect of someone’s life and make it better.

I loved writing posts for you guys. Even if they were rushed because I wanted to get a post out, I still enjoyed writing them.

Again, thank you for being here for my good times, and helping me through the bad times. I appreciate you all so much!

I can’t wait to spend another year, or even years, here with all of you.

Have a good day, or night, where ever you’re from.

Love Wiki, going into the unknown…

P.S There’s also a second special post coming this evening.

What’s In My Backpack & Pencil Case? // Back To School

4th September

Hi there! So, school starts soon. Or it already started for you. If that’s the case, then I’m sorry for being late as always.

Anyywayy, today I am going to be telling you what’s in my backpack and pencil case, because that’s what everyone wants to know, right?

The reasons I’m not going to be showing what’s in my backpack and pencil case are because 1) I haven’t actually packed yet, but every year I pack the same things so this is more of a checklist for me… And 2) I don’t have enough time to get pictures of everything. Sorry!

I’ll just get into it before you shout at me for being unproductive and for procrastinating!

What’s In My Backpack & Pencil Case? (And Blazer)

Backpack:

1) Pencil Case

Yeah, I mean, I can’t really go to school without it. The list for my pencil case is below the backpack section, if that makes sense.

2) Planner

Every year we get a planner from our school. It has important info like about our school and stuff, some rules and stuff like a periodic table, writing techniques and all the things people never actually use… It’s just for writing homework really and a parent has to sign it every week, for some weird reason.

3) Books

Basically just exercise books that I need for everyday lessons.

4) Homework Folder

I just keep a homework folder/case kind of thing. So if I have some homework and I don’t have my book for it, or I have an important piece of paper, like a certificate or something, I would put it in there so it doesn’t get damaged.

5) Water Bottle

Even though I don’t drink water at all often, I keep a water bottle because I still need water.

6) Lunchbox

I love food way too much to miss lunch. I sometimes buy school food, but I normally have food from home.

7) Umbrella

It rains a lot in England, so it’s a good idea to have an umbrella on me all the time, just in case it unexpectedly rains.

8) Pads

What? A girl has her needs.

Ok sorry that’s cringey I’ll stop being so weird…

9) Hair bands

Just in case my hair band snaps or I need another one. Or if someone needs to borrow one.

10) Keys

I mean, how else would I get into my house? My parents aren’t usually home when I get from school, so I need my keys with me.

11) Deodorant

I just don’t want to smell bad after P.E or something.

Pencil Case:

1) Scientific Calculator

In my school we require a scientific calculator, so I have to have one.

2) Blue Pen (+extra)

I normally wrote in blue ink because apparently it helps you remember stuff, I don’t actually know if it works though.. It also looks a tiny bit more colourful and less boring.

3) Black Pen (+extra)

Just if there’s that teacher that tell you to write in black ink or if someone else needs one.

4) Pencils

We need to use a pencil in maths, for some weird reason, and we need a pencil for graphs and drawings.

5) Ruler

To underline and measure stuff. I don’t know what else to write…

6) Scissors

I hate using school scissors because they’re almost always half-broken and they’re tiny. And there’s never enough for a whole class so I prefer to have my own.

7) Glue

Again, there’s never enough and they’re always broken or something. People just play around with them and it’s annoying to use it afterwards.

8) Rubber

To erase my mistakes… nothing else really.

8) Sharpener

To sharpen my pencil and colouring pencils.

9) Colourful Gel Pens

I like adding colour to my page, it makes it less boring and I can colour code notes so it’s easier to remember.

10) Highlights

For highlighting important information in texts or in my book.

11) Compass And Protractor

Compass for measuring angles, and protractor for making circles.

12) Tipp-ex

We’re not actually allowed to use it at school but I use it if I make mistakes in pen because I don’t like scribbling stuff out in my book.

13) Colouring Pens

I don’t actually know why, I just like having colouring pens with me, even though I don’t use them often. Maybe for like maps or a key for something. I don’t know.

14) Colouring Pencils

I use them for drawing etc. And they might be even more important now that I started Art as a GCSE subject because I will have to draw more using different techniques etc.

Blazer

(We have uniforms in our school so I also keep some stuff in my blazer too)

1) Phone

We’re not allowed our phones but because I don’t wear a watch, I always look at the time on my phone. My wrist is just too small for a watch!

2) Card Holder

I always have this card holder, and this year I got one as a gift from my aunt. In there, I put my bus pass, so I can get to and from school, lunch card, to buy lunch at school, and £5 just in case there’s like a bake sale or something and I forget to bring money.

3) Tissues

I always have tissues with me. No more explanation is needed really.

4) Hand Gel

I have some antibacterial hand gel because there’s always germs everywhere and I don’t like having dirty hands.

5) Latex Bands

Don’t get weirded out! It’s for my braces!

6) Earphones

I like to listen to music on my way to and from school. I really like music, if you couldn’t tell from my previous posts.

7) Strepsils Tablets

Those are like tablets when your throat hurts or something, so I have them just in case.

8) Chewing Gum/Tic Tacs

I’m not allowed to chew gum because I have braces, but I don’t like having a smelly breath so it’s either that or tic tacs, depends what I have.

Thats all for today. I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you did.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

Love Wiki, going into the unknown…

P.S Good luck with school, you can do it!

The Mystery Blogger Award

3rd September

Hi there! So, basically I was nominated by the amazing Shay for the Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you so much for nomianting me!

Rules:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

3 Things About Me:

1) I have an obsession with fairy lights. Maybe not an obsession but I love them.

2) I love music, and I have written some songs but I’ve never shared them because I can’t sing.

3) I almost never watch TV, I mostly just watch YouTube.

Shay’s Questions:

1) What’s the most interesting thing you heard or saw this week?

My sister actually cleaning her room…? I don’t know, I can’t think of anything right now.

2) Your opinion and view on aliens and alien conspiracies?

I never really think about that, so I don’t have an opinion or view on it. Sorry.

3) If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? Just imagine they wouldn’t kill you if it’s something like a great white shark…

Nothing too extreme, that’s for sure. Maybe like a small lizard. Or maybe a koala or panda. Or a quokka, but I wouldn’t want to scare anyone. I think I might just go with a panda.

4) Current mood?

Tired but I can’t sleep. A bit annoyed and dissapointed.

5) A very short yet wild/interesting story you can tell right now! GO!

I guess it doesn’t have to be real so…

One beautiful afternoon, I wanted to go for a walk, but I had a better idea in mind. I stood up from my comfortable bed and opened my old window. I then proceeded to climb out, even though I heard knocks from outside my room for me to go down for dinner. I then went to the small stable we have, took a saddle into my hand and walked over to my tiger. Her name was Strike, as one of her stripes looked like a lightning strike.

I put the saddle on her, then sat on the saddle. I told her to just start running, and she nodded her head.

Once we got far enough into the fields, Strike asked me “Where to now?” And I pointed to my left. She nodded her head again.

As she started running, I noticed a cute house in front of us, and I was willing to see it up close. There was a lady and a man standing in front of the door, but I couldn’t make out their faces.

I closed my eyes, feeling the cold wind against my skin.

“Ashley! What is the answer?!” Someone shouted at me. I quickly opened my eyes in fear, and looked at the whiteboard in front of me. It read the question ‘What are the 3 adaptations of a tiger?’ In the teacher’s handwriting.

Geez, I really did daydream about riding a tiger in the middle of class… WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

I’m sorry this is bad, I couldn’t think of anything else. 😂

I nominate…

Bayance

In A Messy World

Thoughtful Musician

Wamby

Bambino Blogger

The Girl In Boots

Nerd Online

My Questions:

1) What do you normally eat for breakfast?

2) What is the first thing you do in the morning?

3) Any quote or piece of advice you give people, but don’t follow yourself?

4) Would you rather know exactly how you die, or exactly when you die?

5) Weird Question: If you could be any animal for a day, and had to carry on your day like nothing happened, what animal would you be? Every one would see you as that animal, and you have to be in a public place all the time.

Thank you so much for ready, and don’t forget to check out Shay’s blog. She’s great.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you are. ❤

Love Wiki, going into the unknown…

P.S I’m am trying to work on at least one back to school post, and I’m sorry I haven’t been posting lately. Once school starts and I get back into a routine of posting, I’ll definetly post more.