Back to Home School

It’s back to school time, who’s excited?, Today’s post is a back to school one since everyone is getting ready to go back or already back. Most people don’t know but I am home schooled and have been since January 2017, anyone that I do tell always has a million questions so I thought I’d do a blog post on it!

Little back story, why I’m home schooled, I wasn’t always home schooled I completed nearly 3 years of secondary school along with years before that, but I was total unhappy with my school and the people, don’t get me wrong I had no problems with the work i loved it, i loved being busy but the people in my school would drain the life out of you, plus around this time i was going to hospitals and doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me and what my pains were ( if you don’t know you can read about my pains here ) but my teachers, principal along with the students would literally judge me for missing school and anytime I gave them a note they would play a game of 21 question because they thought I was faking it and making it up, my principals once sat and compared me to other girls in my school saying oh well this girl has this wrong with her and she still goes and does this, they knew nothing about my illness or what pain I went through so they can’t sit there and tell me someone else has it worst than me, do you really think from the age of 12 i wanted to spend most my days, in hospital or bed and have to give up my sports which i loved very much because of pain? Anyways i said this to my parents and i looked up schooling options and they both agreed and thought it was best for me. At this point I’m already having the idea to start a blog, so in January my Mam said from then till June i will continue to study and get my exams done and then we’ll go straight into your blog which we did. The next year came around 4th year which is optional and you don’t really do much, my mam said how about another year of blogging so you can figure out if you want to just stick and grow your blog or go back and finish your final years in school, my mam kept saying you want blogging to be your career so why not invest in that now and help it if that’s what you are set on doing.

So thing year is going to be a little different, im going to be working on my blog and social media presence so much, aswell as making a portfolio to go do a full-time business course in college I want to do next year so my subjects this year are blogging and business along with a few others, I choose to do Maths, English, Irish and Spanish too, which I’m so happy with, along with that this year I will be doing different part-time courses for my portfolio and get me back into a school routine, they are all business and social media related. It’s less stressful and i get to work in a space I’m comfortable with and i also get to plan out my day, what i want / have to do and it definitely decreases my anxiety for trying to get loads of stuff done, because unlike a busy and set school day, my schedule can be changed around on days i have places to go or other stuff to do, it isn’t just a normal timetable i have to follow daily. Homeschooling / working from home is definitely less stressful, you don’t have people all around you messing and talking so you can sit, concentrate and get your work that you need done without a million different distractions. I definitely get a lot more work done now.

Basically the reason behind me being home schooled was mostly my blog I wanted to make a career out of it and start as soon as i could and my parents supported that, it was also my pains and my school but mostly for my blog, which i know some parents wouldn’t do but my did and I’m so happy they did and i want to show them they made the right choice.

I’m going to do a home school Q&A so if you have questions comment or tweet me them to me.

thank you for reading,

becca xo

 

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Tips for new bloggers

Happy Sunday, so I didn’t plan on writing or posting this post today, this was meant to go up on Wednesday but I did a poll on twitter and this got the most votes so I’m writing this one! Sorry it’s up so late it was meant to go up earlier, I scheduled it to go up at 6 but it just didn’t post! But anyways let get into the post!☺️

So I’m fairly new to blogging, I started about a year ago but was barley doing it, just posting randomly and whenever I wanted, I didn’t plan things out or do it on a regular basis but I have learned a few things over the year I’ve had my blog.

1. Write about the right things

When I say that I mean write about things you like or are passionate about, also make sure you’ve the right information and understand the things you talk about because it really shows in your writing and people can clearly see if you aren’t interested in what you are talking about, so I highly recommend only talking about things you’ve strong opinions about or things you’ve an interest in because I think writing about things you like really improves your writing!

2. Don’t worry about others opinions

I definitely worried so much at the start of my blogging journey, I was scared what everyone around me would think and it held me back from blogging a lot which I now regret and hate that I let it bother me and held me back! As soon as I stopped caring about others opinions I felt better about myself and my blog got better which was great!

3. Use Twitter!

Honestly I didn’t know what I was missing out on with twitter! It is such a good way to promote your blog and discover others! Plus you can get to know so many people who are bloggers too and they are all literally the nicest and most supportive people you’ll ever met and they will without a doubt motivate you do continue blogging!

4. Just keep going.

This was another big problem with me at the start of my blogging journey I didn’t get views/likes/ comments and it felt like I was putting in so much effort for nothing! But trust me if you keep at it and post regularly you will get to a point where you get likes/views/comments and see the work you do is worth it! The more work you put in the better results you’ll get and trust me reading the comments and seeing the views and that people read what you write is the best feeling in the world.

5. Communicate with your following

Make sure you answer comments and talk with your following on your blog and social media and also communicate with other bloggers like I said, follow them, comments on their stuff, give them a reason to check out your blog and see what your doing and keep up to date with you like you do with them!

6. Plan.

To me, this is the most important planning everything out! From posts to pictures, knowing what you are doing every time you get ready to sit down and type is great and every time you take your camera out knowing what you are talking photos off and knowing ahead of time gives you that day to plan out ideas and the way you want it! Also a big tip that I use all the time is always be one step ahead, always have your next post in your mind or wrote and ready to go because it saves the stress of trying to think of things on the spot, usually I write a big list of ideas and when I go to write I pick whatever one I want! Lists are important!

7. Numbers.

DON’T STRESS ABOUT NUMBERS!! It’s the worse thing you can do and it’ll just make you doubt yourself which you shouldn’t, so forget the numbers and worry about what you are doing.

8. Comparing yourself.

Please, please, please don’t compare yourself to other blogs/bloggers, you are all different and you should embrace that, comparing yourself will do nothing only bring you down and make you unmotivated! PLEASE DONT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS !!

That’s it, just always remember to be yourself and do things how you want and not to please others, also be patient, your hard work will pay off more and more as you grow and I hope you learn from my mistakes!☺️

See you tomorrow!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

21 songs every girl needs in her life

Happy Saturday, I don’t normally upload on Saturday’s but here I am, today’s post is just a short one, each of these songs I love, they are all about self-love, being human, saying it’s okay to make mistake & being who you are & loving it!

So here are 21 songs every girl NEEDS in her life!!☺️

1. Who says ~ Selena Gomez

2. Ordinary girl ~ Hannah Montana

3. Nobody’s perfect ~ Hannah Montana

4. Change your life ~ Little Mix

5. Little me ~ Little Mix

6. Pretty hurts ~ Beyoncé

7. If I were a boy ~ Beyoncé

8. Love myself ~ Hailee Steinfeld

9. Most girls ~ Hailee Steinfeld

10. God is a woman ~ Arianna Grande

11. Perfect ~ Anne-Marie

12. Fucking perfect ~ Pink

13. Who you are ~ Jessie J

14. Human ~ Christina Perri

15. Try ~ Colbie Caillat

16. Brave ~ Sara Bareilles

17. Beautiful ~ Christina Aguilera

18. Just the way you are ~ Bruno Mars

19. Fight song ~ Rachel Platten

20. Firework ~ Katy Perry

21. This is me ~ The Greatest Showman

Also I will be posting Saturday – Friday! So 7 days in a row!! Because I wanted to change my upload days to Monday, Wednesday & Friday but I already have Tuesday and Thursday’s posts ready so I’ll just be posting extra. This post is because I didn’t post yesterday & tomorrows post will be a travel post I didn’t finish and upload a while ago that I want to put up so yeah!

See you tomorrow,

Becca xo

Advice for teenagers

Happy Thursday, today’s post is about teenagers and our current world, this is me speaking from 100% experience and how I felt in the situations and I hope it helps some of you out!

First thing I want to say is no matter how young / old you are, you have a voice of your own, it’s okay to have a different opinion to everyone else, it’s okay to not want to follow the crowd, it’s okay to be different, it’s okay to stand out.

Having a voice and using it is important, if you don’t want to do something speak up and say it don’t hide in the back and do it because everyone else is doing it!, do what you believe in and if you think it’s wrong say it and leave, don’t get yourself caught up in stuff you don’t wanna be in or isn’t easy to get out of! Always remember it’s your life and you shouldn’t live it to please anyone else but yourself! Also having a different opinion is okay too, don’t ever be afraid to share your opinion not everyone will agree but that’s okay, as long as you know what you are saying and doing!

“Following the crowd” I’ve lived this & seen so many do it, just because your friends do something doesn’t mean you have to!!! If you think it’s wrong and it’s something you know you shouldn’t do then speak up and say there is no way you’ll do it & that’s it no need to explain yourself! And if you think you have to do it to fit in or do it so your friends will like you or whatever then they aren’t really your friends and you are 100% better off without them! I’ve often been asked to do things and it’s all stuff I don’t agree with so of course I stood up and said that!

Being different & standing out is sO important to me, my mam often said to me look at those girls walking around in groups just worrying about school, while you have business ideas, what you wanna do in life & it all planned out. And I loved that because although I’m only 16 I’ve planned out so much and thought about doing such big things, the higher the goal the more I work & fight for it! But while my friends were out getting drunk and smoking whatever in fields ( which I was asked and asked to do with them but I always said no because that isn’t the way I want my life to go ) I was traveling, going to concerts and meeting new people and it truly was amazing! And I also ended up starting a blog because of the discussions I made!☺️

So not following the crowd, standing out and being different made me see what I truly want to do and what makes me happy, and gives me excitement every time I do it!

Now I’m not judging anyone who does drink or smoke I’m just saying EVERYONE in my town does it and Honestly it isn’t the road I wanted to take and I took a different one and ended up here, which I’m happy with! But it was all because I said no and didn’t give into the temptation of others. Also if you are going through a hard time don’t be afraid to text me on twitter my dms are always open! (@/lifeasbeccaa)

So,

Be kind

Be happy

Be strong

Be brave

Be respectful

Be different

Be you.

See you Tuesday!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

New goals for life & my blog!

Happy Wednesday, I know Wednesday isn’t my upload day but I thought I’d add in an extra post today because it’s the start of a new month and I’ve somethings I want to change in my life! So I’ve had my blog a long time now but I’ve only been doing it on the side and had school work too. This year my two main focus will be trying to get into business school & my blog, so I’m gonna start doing monthly goals and try grow both my blog & social media! Also since I’ve been really sick since the start of July I also wanna get back into working out and eating right. So here are my August goals!!

– 300 followers on twitter

– 100 followers on WordPress

– 300 followers on Instagram

– 200 likes on Facebook

– post 2 blog posts a week

– start vlogging on Snapchat, so I’ve been wanting to do this awhile now (Snapchat – typicalbecca) trying to post daily on Snapchat, things like cooking, my workout, new clothes in stores, beauty/skincare + fashion tips, ootds, travel around Ireland with me, hauls, come to concerts with me, product reviews and literally everything!! Also I really want to start doing giveaways when I gain a bit of a following!☺️

Anyways just a quick post, See you tomorrow,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Update again.

I feel like I’m always doing these but anyways, the reason I’ve not been active or posting is simply because my laptop broke and then my phone broke so I ordered a new phone and while I was waiting for it to arrive, a week before it came I fell really sick and was in hospital for a while and I’m only now starting to get my energy back and feel better, so I will be trying to go back to a posting regularly. I’m actually hosting a art camp all next week for kids so I might do a post at the end of the week all about that! Also any post you’d like to see me do tweet me them! @lifeasbeccaa, I’m actually been super active on twitter since I’ve been sick, so give me a follow!

Also Snapchat vlogging is happening now too, so If you wanna follow along on my shopping journeys and see new things in stores, ootds, beauty & fashion tips, travel with me or simply just keep up with my life add me on Snapchat @typicalbecca!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Get To Know Me Tag

Get To Know Me Tag

So I haven’t posted in awhile, and I thought I’d come back with a get to know me tag because no one really knows much about me!
Q1. When is your birthday?

          21st May 2002

Q2. How tall are you?

                  5″7

Q3. Eye colour?

                Blue

Q4. Hair colour?

        Blonde/Brown

Q5. Any siblings?

       A brother & sister

Q6. Righty or Lefty?

           Lefty

Q7. Where you from?

            Ireland

Q8. Any pets?

          5 dogs

Q9. Hobbies?

         Sports, writing, reading & music

Q10. Lucky number?

                 12

Q11. Celebrity Crush?

           Adam Levin, Niall Horn, Justin Bieber & Dylan O’Brien

Q12. Favourite colour?

                Blue

Q13. Favourite flower?

                Rose

Q14. Favourite season?

               Winter

Q15. Favourite food?

               Pasta

Q16. Favourite Netflix shows?

        The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Teen Wolf, Gossip Girl & Pretty Little Liars

Q17. Favourite childhood memory?

         I use to carry my two little dogs around in my pram instead of dolls.

Q18. Favourite sport?

          Hurling & soccer 

Q19. Favourite animal?

             100% dogs

Q20. 5 places I really want to travel to.

              1. LA

              2. New York

              3. Hawaii

              4. Australia 

              5. Iceland 
I will be coming back to posting every Tuesday & Thursday, I also will be posting on Facebook daily and Instagram twice a week but daily stories, so follow me!

Facebook; Life As Becca

Instagram; lifeasbeccaa < & Twitter, I’m on that a lot

See you tomorrow,

Thank you for reading, 

Becca xo