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

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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

My Goals For My Blog

This is my first time doing a post like this, it’s going to be all about my goals for my blog. So I see a lot of people setting monthly goals for their blogs and social media followers, usually how many followers they want to push to get and things they want to achieve on different platforms, which i thought would be good to do the first Tuesday of every month then i thought it would just get annoying, so i want your opinion, would it be too much? or would you like to hear my monthly goals?

For now im just going to tell you over all what I want to achieve for my blog, so here it is.

Like everyone I want to make a living out of it and do just this full time, ive always had a great interest in business and always wanted my own so it was always a root i wanted to go down. With my blog i can build my own business and doing everything i love writing, beauty, fashion and travel and loving to read and write helps a lot, along with writing about things you do love and have an interest in. I know its mad a 15 year old talking about wanted her own business and all, but i think its good that i chose the path i want to take so young and know what im working and pushing for.

My goals are pretty simple, I just want to success in what I love, like everyone so basic i know!, I hope to do big posts on certain subjects like, living with my pain, friendships, school, and anything like that. All I really hope to do is help people and show you my perspective on life as a 15 year old girl who don’t want to be a normal 15 year old and follow the group or sit in town with friends and do nothing, I want to experience as much as I can in life and hopefully I can show people who you always have and option and your own opinion and don’t have to follow the crowd and do things because your friends do. I figured that out at 12 years old when i went to my first concert, and listening to myself and no one else really helped me.

So out of all that, my only really goal is to do what makes me happy, take everything as it comes, experience, give my advice and opinion as best I can and help people. Helping people is something I love to do, since I was 12 and starting listening to myself and figuring my self out, I said I wouldn’t be like my past “friends” and chose who I wanted to be and helping people always stuck and I enjoy it. I was like professional counselor for years, everyone would ask me for advice and trust me with what was on their mind and say I helped them a lot and that made me happy.

also im not sure when I should post, like I write a post and I’m like okay I want to post that now, no need to wait haha.

So I’m posting a day early, my bad?

Follow my social medias and hit me up if you want advice or help! and if you have any topics you’d like me to talk about or give my opinion on let me know.

twitter – lifeasbeccaa

snapchat – lifeasbeccaa

 

thank you for reading,

becca xo

School, College, Future.

Today’s post is going to be different from my others, it’s about school, college and future. So as you may or may not know I am homeschooled, I have been for a little over a year now. In Ireland we have our Junior Cert cycle which I have done and our Leaving Cert cycle which I’ve yet to do, so the Junior Cert is a three year course then a year break (if you want) then the Leaving Cert is two years, currently I am on the year break and have yet to decide if I’d like to return to school and continue to finish school off and do the Leaving Cert. I thought about just going back and doing it and getting it over with now so if I do want to go to college id have the option then my Mam told me about the fetac levels and how I could build myself up to get into college and I was so up to that, the leaving Cert didn’t even exist to me anymore.

Fetac is a course with different levels, you choice what you want to study and if you pass and get to level 6 you can go to college and study what you’ve been doing in the fetac, which is what I really want to do and I hope to do it.

I’ve a big interest in business and social media marketing, things like that which I hope to study and built a career out of.

So last Thursday I attended a seminar in Athlone, which was all about being homeschooled, going to do your junior and leaving Cert and other ways to go to college without them. It went on from 10:30am-3pm, it had various speakers and was very interesting, I learned a good bit about my options and what I can do. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to do what I want to do.

A couple of months ago I told myself I was going back to do the leaving Cert end of story, I convinced myself it was the only way I could get into college, do good and make a career because that’s what everyone is told, you need your leaving Cert for everything and without it you’ll get no where, we never got told you could study something you loved and had an interest in and make a career from that instead of trying to balance 5/6 subjects and make sure to get 5 passes (think that’s the amount). This is definitely the way I wanna go and that seminar really helped me out about it.

My Mam also said I could take another year out of school and just built my blog because it’s something I really wanna do but I think it’ll drag it out too much and getting my studies done at a young age is better!

Ask I think I’m gonna start posting every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. What do you think?
Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Life With Constant Pain At 15

Pain?

What is pain?

Is it a feeling or a thought? Dose it exist if you can’t see the pain?

I am in pain every day of my life for nearly 4 years, although it isn’t as visible as a broken arm or leg, that doesn’t mean it’s non-existing. In those 4 years I spend the first year ignoring the pain, i acted as if it wasnt there until it got to a point where hiding it wasnt an option. The following 2 years i spent in pain and very unhappy, i spent most of my time at doctors and hospital appointments and they all told me they couldn’t see a problem and said it was just anxiety. With all the pain and appointments i missed a lot of school, everyday i would have to go in and explain myself to the principles, teachers and students and for what? them to all turn around and tell me i was lying? i was never in pain or suffered in any way, to them i didn’t want to go to school and all my pains were a joke and not real. They would ask why weren’t you in? id reply i was sick, ahh yeah “sick”. These were people i called my friends, but they weren’t really, they were only friends so they would have someone to sit with at lunch or go to town with, they never really cared. I once went to my school office 3 times in one day asking to call my Mam to go home and they wouldn’t let me, i was crying in the bathroom in so much pain calling my Mam off my own phone and within seconds no joke my mam and dad were there and when she arrived the principal was nowhere to be seen. The school would compare me to others with sickness saying they had it worse than me and they never knew anything about me or my pain yet they could tell me someone had it worse than me. They couldn’t feel or see my pain which made them believe it wasnt there and it wasnt real but it was very much real.

I spend every second of everyday in pain, yes it affects my life but that doesn’t mean i cant do anything with it. Every day the pain in there just some days it’s very faded and others it unbearable. One day i could run for hours then the next i could be crying and not able to move from my bed, but like everything you’ve the good and the bad days. Yes i may be able to do things, like travel and enjoy concerts because its stuff i love to do and I don’t give into the pain but some days it’s so bad I have to give in which has sometimes stopped me from going and doing the things I love, there is only so much your body can take.

Now I have yet to be diagnosed but the doctors are heading to me having Fibromyalgia like my mother.

There are many symptoms of Fibromyalgia  but here are some of the common symptoms..

  1. Pain & Tender Points.
  2. Fatigue.
  3. Sleeping Disorders.
  4. Concentration Problems.
  5. Memory Problems.
  6. Anxiety.
  7. Depression.
  8. Morning Stiffness.
  9. Chronic Headaches.
  10. Numbness.
  11. Tingling In Hands, Arms, Legs & Feet.
  12. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  13. Problems With Peeing.
  14. Painful Menstrual Cramps.
  15. Dizziness.
  16. Twitches.
  17. Vision Problems.
  18. Joint Of Jaw Disjunction.
  19. Nausea.
  20. Various Skin Complaints.
  21. Chest Pains.
  22. Mood Swings.
  23. Bloating.
  24. Restless Legs.
  25. Dysmenorrhea.
  26. Exhaustion.
  27. Sensitivity To Light & Noise.
  28. Difficulty To Speak.
  29. Achy Bones.
  30. Weakness.
  31. Nose Bleeds.
  32. Neck & Shoulder Pain.
  33. Sensory Sensitive.
  34. Gluten & Yeast Intolerance.
  35. Weight Gain.
  36. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
  37. Cold Symptoms.

me a 15 year old has 32 out 37 of the symptoms I listed.

 

Lady Gaga, its amazing how she dances and get on stage and doesn’t stop doing what she loves because of her pains. She is and always will be an inspiration.

 

And for the 4th year of me being in pain, I left school, started homeschooling and my journey of blogging, ive cut all the negative people out of my life, doing what I wanna do regardless of what others think, all thanks to my Mam & Dad and i couldn’t be happier.

 

if you’d like me to go in more detail of anything I spoke about please let me know!

 

thank you for reading,

becca xo