Sunday, December 1, 2013

Amazing Alex: Music

"People haven't always been there for me, but music has."
-Taylor Swift

Music has a way of translating complicated emotions into simple ones, if that makes any sense. I've been through a few relationships and some friendships that have such complex stories that are hard to translate. Music can dive into it and fish out those emotions and make me realize the right decisions and what to do next in an undefinable state.

I always find myself turning to music when I'm in need of inspiration. Taylor Swift, my idol, has taught me so much just through lyrics in her songs. People are going to be "mean" and they're going to "throw rocks at things that shine."

I can easily listen to her one of her songs and translate her story to fit my situation. Example, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" relates to this guy and myself who we're walking on a tight rope and we just weren't there to save each other. "I Knew You Were Trouble" relates to a guy that I shared a summer with. I knew he was a player... and I knew that he had a ton of other girls waiting and that he was playing them... I ignored everything and fell into his traitorous trap.

Taylor Swift got me through those affairs and helped me see the bright side of the situation. Now I know.

I used to get bullied a lot, as a matter of fact I still do. I'm called ugly, a slut, a b*tch, etc. I'm not gonna say I disagree with some of those things, but when it's said, it leaves invisible bruises on your skin that will never fade away.

As for other kinds of music, I listen to other songs by other artists. My favorite song lately has been "Marilyn Monroe" by Nicki Minaj. The song is so easy to relate to. It has words that are engraved on my heart, and they'll be scars there until the day I die.

Music is something that can get you through anything and everything is a matter of time. As for listening aspect it's easy to relate... if you write lyrics... they're even more definable and ratifying. 

I love writing lyrics. I can't really get a background tune or whatever, but the lyrics are the part that mean the most, at least in my eyes.

This song. I love it. I can't even describe how much I love it. it's easy to relate to, it's upbeat, it's amazing!

It makes me think of my current boyfriend... except instead of 17, it's 15.

I was young and naive, a blue eyed girl about 15.
He was beautiful and playing the drums- living his dream.

Clasped on to the night, when everything felt so right.
A moonlit walk, around 10 o'clock.

You're hand in mine, I never felt so fine.
Everything was perfect.

I'm currently working on a song. I absolutely love the whole idea of a fast paced relationship with it's crazy part... and then the soft spoken moments where you flashback to and you wish they could last forever.

My heart beat out of my chest, I love that feeling-
it was the best.

The stars danced and I had something to lose,
I hope I never lost it.

Something like that. I'm still working on it.

Writing music is one of my favorite stress relievers and just emotional expresser ever. 

Thanks for reading. Xoxo,


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Guest Post: Crystal - Where's my fairytale ending?

Well, hello! I’m Crystal and I’m your guest blogger for today. I run a blog called A Teens Guide To Life where I basically just talk/rant on the things I find myself dealing with and hope that others can find a way to relate. So, I thought it’d be appropriate that I did a little bit of the same on this blog as well.
Well, if you’re going to continue reading I guess you should now that I’m obsessed with movies. Comedies, Dramas, Historical, and even Foreign. You name it, I love it but ever since the summer before middle school I got very into one specific type of movie genre. Coming of Age movies.
They all basically have the same plotline where a girl/boy goes into either high school or middle school and faces a bunch of problems that in the end will mark the transition from childhood into adulthood. It’s pretty predictable but for some reason I’ve been hooked ever since. The summer before middle school I would watch movie after movie and read book after book to prepare myself for my transition from a child to a “woman of poise and maturity” and when I finally got into school, it was completely opposite from what I saw in the movies. School was hard and I was with an entirely new group of people but after a few months I found that I was nowhere close to transitioning from childish to mature. Of course, I waited and hoped that high school would be my time to become mature and experience all the cool firsts that the movies where telling me about. So I got there freshman year and things were so much better. I thought it was going to be my year and it’s going to be exactly like the movies this time! I expected I was going to have my first kiss, my first boyfriend, my first heartbreak, and then bam! Instant adult, all in the course of one school year. So when I got a lot less than that my reaction was “I’ve been cheated! Where’s my boyfriend and newfound maturity?!” Truth is, that’s not really how middle school or high school is and I didn’t really realize that because I was too caught up in the movies. I expected maturity to come in obvious forms and wrapped up with a nice little bow but it didn’t. What it did come in was heartbreak and drama but in the end it actually did mature me a ton. I might have not done the traditional coming of age things but the things that I’ve dealt with have only worked in my benefit. So girls and guys, I guess the moral of this insanely long story I just told you is, don’t feel bad if you’re life isn’t following a very fairytale like path.  Nobody’s does! So if you haven’t gotten that first kiss or that first person who will change your life that the movies and books are guaranteeing don’t feel like you need to rush to go get those things. Life is actually a lot more like these movies than you think. We’re all going to eventually go through these things the only difference is they happen at completely different rates and in different steps. Your life can be like a movie but don’t rush through it and certainly don’t criticize it, enjoy it for all its quirky, difficult, and emotional moments. In the end, it’s just going to make you a much better character and the movie that you call life much more memorable. 
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Music & Aveen (This Will Be Banter)

Hey Everyone!

So this week's theme is all about music! Which I'm quite excited about, I won't lie as I have a MASSIVE obsession with music. I would listen to music all day if I had the chance, it's speaks when your own words can't. It's interesting as your music choice changes every second due to our moods. As I type this I'm listening to Panic! At The Disco as I find Panic! to be really relaxing.

So music is a massive part of everyone's lives. Hearing a song you like on the radio in the mornings can instantly brighten up your day. I was getting ready for school last Monday, tired and groggy from the weekend and suddenly I heard THIS We Should Be Lovers by Royseven. I literally squealed and starting bopping and dancing (badly) as I LOVE Royseven (psst the lead singer Paul Walsh follows me on Twitter and so does the actual band) However just hearing that one song made me feel so much better and the day started off positively.

Music can also help people in any situation, especially in a bad one. Around this time 3 years ago was quite a difficult time for me and I became obsessed with Paramore, a band to this day I still love. I listened to the entire albums of Brand New Eyes, All We Know Is Falling & Riot! on repeat for nearly two years and they still hold a place in my heart as some of my favourite albums.

At the moment I've definitely a diverse taste in music, my most listened to on Spotify at the moment are
Panic! At The Disco
The Strypes 
One Direction
The Coronas
Taylor Swift
The Script
Two Door Cinema Club
The Killers
Simple Things Collective (the entire album) (CHECK THIS OUT seriously, it's for a great cause, Cycle Against Suicide, an initiative I worked with earlier this year as a Student Leader)
Ed Sheeran
Fall Out Boy
Green Day
Arctic Monkeys
Imagine Dragons

Lately I've been listening to a lot of music, I feel I need background noise at the moment and I'm not quite sure why. I think it's because my school is such a noisy environment whilst my house is so quiet, I need something in the background to stop the silence. 

So that's about it from me,
Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless
I'll See you all next week! 
Aveen xx 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Away to clean...

So, all of us bloggers will be away for two weeks, and during that time we'll be cleaning up this blog adjusting to the changes that have been made.

Two bloggers have left G.o.a.l.l.a.p, so meaning two spots are available.

1) A permanent weekly post on Saturday's, if interested contact me at

2) Guest Posts every Monday, so please submit your guest posts on anything and everything, email it to me at

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Amazing Alex: Dreams

"I was a dreamer before you went and let me down."
-Taylor Swift

I have so many things in this world that I want to conquer. I want to conquer love, the education to make it to a college of my choice, to have a career that I love, to write songs about my crush(es), and just live a beautiful life.

I found a way to connect dreams to bullying... two things that I am very passionate about. Dreams are something that I always find in my heart. As for bullying, it's something I stand up against. I have been through traumatic times when I was so depressed from people calling me names and other horrible things... sometimes those things come back and they haunt me... and it paralyzes me.

All I want... it to feel okay again. That's my dream. There are all of these social media sites... and the one that I get put down a lot on is my Someone told me that I was heartless. If we flashback in time, I was called things like "ugly," "a slut," "a hoe," "a whore," and I'm sure you know where those things lead to... "she did that with him..." and "did you hear what she did last weekend?" 

Truth be told I haven't done anything with anyone... I finally got my first kiss a few weeks ago. That's my biggest dream... to feel okay again... and feel wanted... and feel those feelings I haven't felt in the longest time....  

It's kind of like a heart attack that keeps coming back... it never, ever goes away. The pain... it just comes flashing back in echoes.

I'm tied up into swirls of misery,
Lost you and now I've lost me.

I've been surrounding myself with better people lately, compared to backstabbers, liars, and people who down me all the time. I've been around people who not only smell good, but who treat me like an actual human being.

I always find myself constantly looking back on my relationships with people... whether they're actual relationship or if they're just friendships. If you read my blog, my personal blog, then you would know that my most recent boyfriend accused me of cheating (with 3 different guys I may add.) 

This song is perfect. I feel like it's helping me recover from the tragic incident. I just picture him feeling the pain and the emotions that this artist is going through. It's not that I was "running around" I was just socializing... nothing more. A hug as far as anything goes. Not that that should matter.

I suppose that karma will help me get revenge on the one who broke me to pieces and let me bleed on broken glass.

My dream is to feel okay again... and live the life I've always dreamt of... which I have yet to discover.

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It's Wrong, But I'm A dreamer

I'm standing on stage, with a swanky award in one hand and Bruno mars holding the other. I lean forward to speak into the mic but no words will come out. Bruno bear squeezes my hand reassuringly and I feel the courage to try again. This time when i address my adoring audience, I can feel that the words will come. Just as I open my mouth to speak..


I lift my head from the sturdy plastic table, filled with books I've been sighing all day. Ahh the life of a famous writer. I realize my manager is glaring at me in a joking way for sleeping on the job. She nods her head to the girl standing before me with my newest book squeezed against her. She looks like she might cry and if she does, she better be into hugs because when I cry, I go all out. I look for my tissue box from the corner of my eye before smiling and taking the book from her hands to sigh. I scrawl my over practiced signature on inside cover and begin to look up to give her back the book but before I can...


"Leah, you better be doing your schoolwork." Sigh....Now I'm looking at my computer screen and praying my mother doesn't come behind me to see that i'm blogging about my silly little dream, within dreams, of fabulous daydreams.

What can I say? Some people think it's wrong, but hey, I'm a dreamer. I have been ever since my days as Barbie's personal stylist. Ofcourse that occupation was long over by the time I turned, 10...okay..13. The point is I practically LIVE on my dreams. My hopes, my random wanderings. If she who wonders is truly lost, then I must be the youngest world explorer and quite honestly, I'm fine with that.

(Song for the inspiration of the title, listen to the lyrics)

I feel like too soon in life, as kids and teens, we're forced to toss away dreams. I mean, I get it, we have to be realistic. Riding imaginary unicorns isn't going to put a roof over your head or food on the table, but at the same time in fourth grade i wasn't really that interested in sitting down with my counselor to discuss my future finances as a teacher because that's what the career test results said I would be. I understand, studying to become a doctor will probably be a better idea financially than an aspiring artist. But as a starving artist, if you're doing what you love, then you're genuinely happy despite funds(I mean, if you're completely homeless you probably wont be able to create your art and then maybe you're screwed but otherwise..) You can be the richest person in the world, but if you're not living your dream or doing what makes you happy then whats the point? 

Aside from my guilty fantasies of becoming a singer, I have another passion. Writing. For a while I didn't tell anyone in my family that I had decided my plan A(Plan B is musician) would be to be a professional author.  That was until I talked with my dad one day. he was explaining how as a kid, he didn't have a lot of money so ofcourse, his family urged him to become successful by all means necessary. At the time, he didn't know it yet, but pursuing that came at the cost of deferring his own dreams. Don't get me wrong, my dad is happy but he's not quite infatuated with his career either. My dad told me that day that whatever I did, he would support. He just refused to accept me aspiring to be anything that i didn't love.

Same with my mom. She explained to me one day that if she could go back in time, she would either become a professional dancer. Even though she never got to live out that dream, a few years ago my mom found a newer passion, teaching. This time she didn't let it get away. Now my mom is living her dream, she has her own school and though it wasn't a favorable transition as far as beginning finances went, I've never seen her more happy or fulfilled.

So in conclusion don't be afraid to believe in your dreams, to speak on your dreams, and to go for them with all you've got. Other people may not understand but in the end, the person who's chasing their dreams is the one who will have had the most exciting and fulfilling journey in life.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Freaky Dreams & Also Aspirations For Life

Hey Everyone!

So I'm interpreting this theme to be in two ways. 1. Dreams as in what we dream at night, also  2. dreams and aspirations for life. I have discussed issues such as the second, ie hopes for the future.

1. Dreams we dream at night.

Personally, I don't really remember my dreams that well, I get flashes and the next day I get more flashes of the dream and it like works itself together into a weird mess of what I dreamt the night before. On Tuesday night, I had REALLY weird dreams, maybe I should tell you about them?

Well, the first dream was about maths class. Yes, MATHS. I have my Mid Term holidays at the moment and my teachers gave us a mountain of homework (which I have more or less finished thankfully) however, in the dream, I was back in school and I hadn't finished my maths homework! Cue my anxiety kicking in, panicking, trying to be calm and sitting in a classroom as the teacher checks to see if everyone did the work.
Weirder still, suddenly, in the dream, the teacher decides to bring us to the cinema to see a film? I woke up very confused and guilty so I started doing my maths homework!

The next two dreams (one from the same night and one from last night) are related to YouTubers. On Monday night I had been watching a YouTube video of Jack and Finn Harries penny-boarding around London I think. The next night I had a dream I was penny-boarding (skateboarding) with them! This sounds really cool, but I don't have good coordination in my feet (I can play badminton and camogie but I can't go on a skateboard, weird but true) so I woke up at like 1 am muttering, ''I can't go on a skateboard, why, why did I have a dream, like what?'' True Story. (I have had weirder dreams, like murdering people and whatnot but these are the dreams I've most recently had!)

The final dream I'm telling you about is one from last night. I can't quite remember it clearly but here goes! I was in London (my favourite place in the world) and I like ran into AmazingPhil and Danisnotonfire (I had been up until past midnight on Tumblr reblogging gif's of them) and Dan was dressed as a Vampire (or actually was one) but I can recall being really happy and practically crying because I finally got to meet them! I woke up feeling happy, then really sad because I've never met them and they don't know I exist. (Fangirl Problems)

However, now onto dreams for my future! Yay.. the future (runs away from responsibilities) I'm seventeen now, which is really scaring me. I've less than two years left in secondary school, then I'll be going to college. I've been dreaming of finishing secondary school since I was a child, and going to college to become a primary school teacher. Teaching is my ultimate dream and to be honest, I have no idea what I would do if I didn't get accepted into primary teaching.

I do get incredibly terrified and anxious when I realise that practically everything I want in life at this moment, is decided by my Leaving Certificate results. In your LC, you can get up to 625 points (A's in all your subjects) and Primary Teaching is 465 points, which is A LOT. Along with certain grade requirements, I often wake up at night shaking with anxiety or before I go to sleep. It's scary when I think of it.

However more ambitions of mine relate to blogging and other websites. I love blogging and in less than a year, when I turn eighteen, I'll have the ability to get paid for blogging. In the Summer, YouTube also offered to make me a Partner-in-YouTube where you are paid depending on how many views you get on your videos, just like AmazingPhil, Danisnotonfire and so many other YouTubers. But due to school, I'm not going to accept it yet, maybe in the summer of 2014 I will. I really don't want to lose the opportunity but I also want to concentrate on my studies, besides, during regular school time, I have little or no time for myself to relax.

So that's about it from me! I hope you enjoyed that random post!
Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless,
Aveen xx

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dream with me?

Blurry but so clear,
Dark but light will be forever here.
Thoughts envelope me, swallow me up, send me off

 A pink flush, a lovely rush,
An eerie cry, that leaves me terrorised.
Thoughts envelope me, swallow me up, send me off

The smell of laughter will fill me up,
Swollen belly, full of hopes an aspirations.
Thoughts envelope me, swallow me up, send me off 

A sense of light,
Not a flashlighy, or a candle
But a sun so warm, so mighty
Yes, I can handle
Thoughts envelope me, swallow me up, send me off

The nerd in me, will be forever pleased,
Words swarm in, captivate me
Thoughts envelope me, swallow me up, send me off

 Cut not the wings of your dreams,
for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul. 

~ Flavia ~

I hope you all enjoyed my poem, it's a bit immature but my friend says that poems like these are easier to comprehend, bleh :) I am however trying really hard to progress in poetry get a little deeper ya' know?
 I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Smiley Face,

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday : Dreams

It's 22:57 on Monday the Twenty-Eighth of the tenth month of the two thousand and thirteenth year. I'm on the notes app on my iPod thinking of what dreams to write about because the wifi is turned so I suppose one of my dreams is for the wifi to be left on at night ! Earlier I was in a right panic as I didn't know what the present week's topic was so I asked Aveen, She couldn't recall it either but she checked her emails and was able to let me know that this week's topic is dreams so s/o to Aveen hahah and I was just like "no doubt my post is going to be all deep yet again" ! Another dream then could be that I don't panic so much because I'm panicking right now like what am I even going to write ? And then midterm only lasts a week and Monday's already over this day next week I'm back in school ! I've so much homework to do and I need to finish my art prep sheet and library book for English too so I'm just here like that could all take me month why do I only have a week ? Everyone says Third Year or "Junior Cert Year" as it's nicknamed, Goes by so quick that it'll be April and it will feel like it was only just October. I'm forced to agree seeing as the first half of the first term has flown by and I still keep thinking it's still the end of September or the start of October, I mean like tomorrow is the twenty ninth of October - It's two months since we went back to school, It doesn't even feel like two weeks. I wish away the Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months and Years, There is no doubt about that. Even though I like my school timetable and then there's the weekend, I still want to get everything over with and everyday I'm just counting down the days to whatever and then when I look back I get all nostalgic (since I discovered its meaning several days ago, It is my new overused favourite word !) and I realise at the end of everyday that I wasted that day just waiting for the end of it and that feeling makes me feel even shittier and want to wish everything away even more, I can't help it, I just do ! No doubt if August to October went by this quick, It can't feel too long until Christmas then. But I panic when I think about this because there'll be Christmas exams in December, Then its Christmas and i get all depressed at the end of christmas day and then theres new year which scares me, Then when we go back to school I'll desperately need to begin studying for the junior cert seeing as the Mocks (basically a preview of the exams like a mock exam of the final exams !) take place in February before midterm and then it's my birthday in March and after that it's Easter holidays, Then there's the Art exam and my Irish oral and music practical and before I know where I am I'll be spending my last classes in third year and alot of the people I won't be in class with again because they'll either be skipping Transition Year or we won't be in the same classes in TY and I'll be sitting my Junior Cert (ten exams based on three years worth of work woohoo !) in June. 

As you can see I wish away everything and I can honestly say that I cannot remember alot of good things that have happened because in my head I rushed them. My dream is not to wish my life away and for the days to feel longer,

Grace x 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Dreams - Phoebs

Heyy! Its phoebs :) 
This weeks topic is the one I chose the theme for - Dreams! I really wanted to share my dream with you guys. I am gonna share my biggest dream with you - Performing on the West End.
So if you didnt know, the west end is like the UK 's version of broadway , top musicals are performed there. 
My dream started at primary school. I was always singing in the choirs and occasionally I got a solo . And then when I was in year 6 ( oldest year of primary school) I auditioned for the school musical - Guys and Dolls. We had to act, sing and dance for the audition. To my surpirise, I got the main part! I played Sarah Brown. 
Then rehearsals started and I LOVED every second of it. I was in my element. That was all good, but I think I really caught the musical theatre bug when we performed it. And especially afterwards . I felt I was flying. That was my best memory of that school. 
Now at senior school, I am in the musical theatre club. You have to audition and it is a lot serious but I like that. As I am quite young in the school I dont get main parts but thats cool coz I like being on stage anyways.  That sounds attention seeking, haha. 
Drama/musical theatre/ singing is like all my hobbies, its really all I do . I am so glad I have found something that I am so passionate about. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and if some of you share the same dream, comment! 
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Byeee xxxxxxx

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Amazing Alex: Religion (Homosexuality)

"Gay people are born and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality." 
-Hillary Clinton

This week's topic is religion. I wasn't quite sure how to tackle this topic, but Pauline gave me the idea of homosexuality. I'm quite excited to write about this because I have a strong passion about it.

I don't want to dive "too deep" into the topic just because I don't want to offend anyone.

The Catholic Bible states that one man shall not lye next to another man, or so I've been told. Some friends are mine strictly state that you should not like the same gender. It's kind of like saying blond haired people can't like other blond haired people. Is that right?

I believe that the bible was written many, many years ago... and that there are some revisions that need to be made. I'm sure a lot of people agree with me.

A lot of people look down upon people who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. I find this irrational because it can be seen as a form of bullying. I have heard the saying, "that's so gay!" throughout my school several times a day. I don't know why people say that because it's not a true statement. When someone does something wrong or when someone says something invalid that saying is the first to come out of some one's mouth.

I think people should rethink that statement before saying it.

I'm not really sure how to add to this topic... so I think I'll just close it once again by stating even though it may be against the bible, I still find it as a lifestyle to encourage. If someone just happens to like the same gender than we should support it.

Only 15 states out of 50 in the United States allow same sex marriage. Hopefully within the next few years that number will increase because everyone deserves equal rights.

One of my favorite talk show hosts is a lesbian, Ellen Degeneres, and I support and value her decisions 100%.

Thanks for reading! Xoxo,

Alex xx

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Religion - phoebs

Hello Beauties!
This weeks topic is religion. I am excited to post about this but it is a tough post to do! Anyways lets dive in *makessplashingnoiseinmind*
I could do a really heavy post, but I have decided to keep it light and easy - ONE DIRECTION (or any boyband fo that matter) 

Many 1D fans consider themselves as DIRECTIONERS. As an outsider from the directioner community ( not a big fan, sorry!) being a directioner sounds like a religion. Lets take a look : 
To be a directioner, you need : 
1D posters covering your walls
Every 1D song on your ipod/phone/mp3/general music player
To know about the background of every member, or be willing to learn this
Like 1D on as many social media sites you have 
Attend as many concerts/signings as you can. 
Be emotional with one direction ; if zayn broke up with perrie , you cry .

This is the same for belibers (justin beiber), jls -sters (JLS) and so on . 
So is 1D a religion? 
if you look at different religious traditions, yes ,directioners should be considered a religion. 
After all,jesus had an impact on the people at the time he was alive, so have 1D. 1D might not have done things amazing for society, but I bet directioners think they have. 

To conclude ( this sounds like an essay , ha) your love for something, if you treat it like a lifestyle choice, it could be a religion. Maybe in 500years from now 1D might be the biggest religion in the world? I doubt it, but who knows?

I hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out my blog!
Ta ta!xxxxxxx

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Religion In Ireland ~ Aveen

Hey Everyone!

Another week has come and gone, and this week I'm here to talk to you all about religion. First of all though, I'd like to say a huge HELLO to Grace from Dainty Sprinkles who has joined the GOALLAP collab! If you didn't know, Grace and I are friends in real life so it's great that we both work on the same collaboration blog!

So, religion. In Ireland and presumably everywhere in the world, religion is a tetchy subject to discuss. Around 90% of people in Ireland are Catholic. This statistic includes me, I was baptised, made my Communion and my Confirmation when I was younger, not really realising what they were. (Communion and Confirmation is a huge time to get cards and gifts from family and friends)

However, like me, not many people attend mass often, mass attendance rates are below 30%, and there's quite a few reasons for this. Obviously the recession here in Ireland may discourage people from attending, time constraints and also the decades of clerical abuse in Ireland. I personally am not comfortable discussing the clerical abuse, but if your curious about what happened in Ireland in the Church, some schools and the Magdalene laundries, feel free to Google them, they'll give you more insight that I could.

However, my religion is slightly complex too. Due to being a teenager and having ''whacky'' ideas, I'm not quite sure what religion I am. On records and documents, I'm Catholic. However I rarely go to Mass. But it doesn't mean I don't believe in something ''up there''. I feel there is something, but I'm not quite sure what that something is. I personally like to believe that my Granny and Grandad are up there helping me and all my family through life. Some things in my life, which could have so easily have gone wrong, didn't. I've also had many near death experiences (Three this year on a pedestrian crossing ironically) but it's almost as if something/someone intervened and guided me to safety.

Call me crazy, but I like to believe that I have a Guardian Angel (My Granny in particular) who I look to for guidance and helps me when I'm in need. Another question I get is, do I pray? The answer? Yes, not often, but I do pray. Whenever I'm in Mass obviously, whenever a family member has a serious operation, myself and my Mam (if I'm around) go to the Church, light some candles and pray. Wooooo.

So that's about it for this week, religion was an interesting topic to discuss, especially in relation to Ireland and also myself. Hope you enjoyed reading my random musings, if you want to talk about anything or ask me any questions, feel free to do so in the comments!

Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

R - e - l - i - g - i - o - n

This topic should surely be interesting :) The only thing isi don't know what to write..

Hi, I'm Ony, but that's not my actual name. Ony is simply a nickname

Well, that's great..I'm becoming like Katniss Everdeen. Let me go a little deeper than a introduction.

Hi, I'm Ony, but that's not my actual name. Ony is simply a nickname. I consider myself a Christian, because I believe whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. And that Jehovah God is my creator.

Hmm, I just Googled the word Religion into Google this is what it had to say ; the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.

Hi, I'm Ony, but that's not my actual name. Ony is simply a nickname. I consider myself a Christian, because I believe whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. And that Jehovah God is my creator. I guess that makes me a religious person. My two bestfriends are religious, also. They were there to witness my baptism 05/05/13

I wouldnt say I'm an overly-religious person, however. People who are overly religious, judgemental, say 'Yes God' after every sentence or take part in the stomping of the head of the devil during a praise break evidentually freak me out.

Hi, I'm Ony, but that's not my actual name. Ony is simply a nickname. I consider myself a Christian, because I believe whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. And that Jehovah God is my creator. I guess that makes me a religious person. My two bestfriends are religious, also. They were there to witness my baptism 05/05/13. I still make loads of mistakes however. Since my baptism I know for a fact that I've said more than 10 fingers worth of curse words, and did some sinful things. I'm not proud of that, I make mistakes however and I like to repent after i sin

My friends, however are always there to catch me when i do something ungodly, and that's grrreat! But sometimes they can be judgemental about it and throw it all in my face.

Hi, I'm Ony, but that's not my actual name. Ony is simply a nickname. I consider myself a Christian, because I believe whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. And that Jehovah God is my creator. I guess that makes me a religious person. My two bestfriends are religious, also. They were there to witness my baptism 05/05/13. I still make loads of mistakes however. Since my baptism I know for a fact that I've said more than 10 fingers worth of curse words, and did some sinful things. I'm not proud of that, I make mistakes however and I like to repent after i 
sin. Sometimes, If we're being honest I stray away from God, succumb underneath the media, but whenever i do stray..I fell, lonely, depressed, confused and stuck. I've been feeling like that the last few days, but I'm trying to get my leash back on. 

Gosh, I suck at metaphors. I most definitely suck at metaphors

Hi, I'm Ony, but that's not my actual name. Ony is simply a nickname. I consider myself a Christian, because I believe whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. And that Jehovah God is my creator. I guess that makes me a religious person. My two bestfriends are religious, also. They were there to witness my baptism 05/05/13. I still make loads of mistakes however. Since my baptism I know for a fact that I've said more than 10 fingers worth of curse words, and did some sinful things. I'm not proud of that, I make mistakes however and I like to repent after i 
sin. Sometimes, If we're being honest I stray away from God, succumb underneath the media, but whenever i do stray..I fell, lonely, depressed, confused and stuck. I've been feeling like that the last few days, but I'm trying to get my leash back on.
Anywho, I believe in God, I know my religion, I'm young and make mistakes, but i will always find myself back to God. Where I feel confortable.

Below are a few of my favorite christian songs, Give 'em a try they don't suck!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday : Spirituality.

Hi ! 

This is my first week blogging on GOALLAP - I'm still pronouncing it like JOALLAP cos g's can sound like j's y'know ! So many apostrophises and I've just realised I haven't even introduced myself yet oops. 

Well my name is Grace, I'm an Irish teenager in my Third Year of secondary school and my blog is where I prodomainently, Spelt wrong woohoo for autocarrot, Basically I've mainly blogged about fashion and makeup but bits and bobs of life as well since April 2012 and I first began blogging in September 2010 when I was eleven and a half and I anonymously blogged randomly about my life and ranted. I also make YouTube videos dun dun dun and I read all the JOALLAP posts of the week gone by every weekend and because I'm in junior cert year, I couldn't join in originally but said that I'd fill in for anyone who had to drop out which I am now doing ! I'm really looking forward to being the Tuesday blogger although I should really put my rambling to a halt now ! 

So this week's topic is Religion. I really don't have much to say on this topic as my belief is that religion is a personal thing and I don't like to judge anyone for what religion they are, Not being religious, Being really religious, etc. . I am a catholic and have been baptised and made my communion and was confirmed when I was younger but at the present time, I'm more spiritual than religious. 

I was never really into my religion although I always went to mass every weekend when I was in primary school. In the past few years, I don't really have much faith in religion anymore. This is getting deeeep sorry I had to say that, I'll try not to ramble on. I feel like I'm at a stage of my life where I don't believe and find it hard to believe but I feel like there's a chance I may be religious when I'm older. 

I don't believe in nothing at all and I've been in a place for quite some time now where I can't see myself praying to get this time because in my head I'm like "it's never got me anywhere before so it's hardly going to get me anywhere now". I see myself as more of a spiritual person and I believe that there's faith in every human on this planet regardless of whether its faith in a religion or not. Faith comes down to believing in something not necessary a religion but even just believing in yourself and  believing that you have the strength to get through tough times no matter how cheesy it sounds. Even through the darkest times in our lives we have to find light in the darkness. Even when you can't see it and trust me it can be difficult to see it, We have to imagine the light and remember that the sky doesn't remain dark forever and dawn has to appear at some stage. 

I'm sorry for rambling and being very deep considering this is my first blogpost on here ! I really hope you enjoyed reading it and I'll talk to you's next week,

Grace x 

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Lemmie- Religion

Okay so  this is quite a controversial topic  but I'm going to just dive straight in!

I personally don't believe in any religion. I am an atheist, at the moment anyway. I am one hundred percent open to religion and I really couldn't care less what other people believe in (as long as they don't shove it down my throat).
I think the reason I don't have a religion is that  it just doesn't make sense to me, I like science and facts and  logical  thinking. I think that people can believe in what ever they like as long as they don't discriminate which is why I disagree with the view of some of my friends, who believe that homosexuality is wrong.
We have done a lot of work in school etc. about Christianity and Islam, and although I respect other people's views, it really does not make sense to me. How can I know which  religion is "right". There are roughly four thousand two hundred religions today and thousands and thousands in the past, how could any person ever know which one was correct. I always have the view that I only believe in one less religion than theists, we have both rejected four thousand one hundred and ninety nine Gods.

Perhaps my favourite thing about scientific beliefs  is the theory of infinite universes. The theory is that there are an infinite amount of universes with infinite possibilities, and because of that universes will be repeated but with slight changes. for  example some scientists believe that there is a universe where  my blog has one million followers and there is also one where I am best friends with Jenifer Lawrence. So, although this is only I theory I hope to God ( see what I did there) that it is true because I find it way more comforting that somewhere I have just won an Oscar, than any kind of religious belief.

Okay see you next week, Lemmie xxx

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Amazing Alex: A Day In The Life

"Life is short; break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."

Hi everyone! It's Alex, once again. This week the theme has been a "Day In The Life." I'll be sharing with you what I did on Friday, a typical day for myself.

I woke up at 6:15 A.M, as always. The struggle gets worse and worse. It takes me quite some time to get ready since I like to straighten my hair and do my makeup. It takes me about approximately 20 minutes to do my hair and 10 minutes to do my makeup. By then I have about 15 minutes until I leave for the bus. During that time period I'm either getting dressed, eating, brushing my teeth, or something of a normal morning routine.

When I'm on my bus I usually just listen to music. I've actually been changing up some of the music I've been listening to. I'm sure you know that I am obsessed with taylor Swift; which I continue to be, although I've been into a lot more Christian Rock, Rock, and Screamo music. The song below my current crush showed me, "King For A Day" by Pierce The Veil. I wrote the song "Treacherous Tragedy" about this guy.

As for my school day, it went pretty well! I had a ton of tests including science and Spanish. They were so hard.

After school, there was a football game. Football games are a pretty big deal at my school. This was the first football game without being with my boyfriend and it was really different. Like, I was expecting to feel a lot of pain and heartbreak. Since our weekends are usually very busy and then I have soccer practice after school, we didn't usually get a chance to hangout besides school and these football games. it was kind of weird not being greeted with a kiss from a boy with beautiful soft lips.

Anyway, at the football game I hung out with some friends and socialized with a ton of people I didn't know. I mostly was a flirt, and I'm okay with that. The broken heart is slowly melting away. I got a few new phone numbers and they've been all really sweet guys!

When I got home I worked on some songs. That's how I like to conclude my day... letting my feelings evaporate...

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Leah's Dream Life

A Day in the life of Leah Lotus(The famed writer and billionaire.)

6:00 am: Wake up to the sound of my magical birdy friends and begin my day by brushing my sparkling white teeth and washing my acne free face. Breakfast with the family, then back up to my self designed bedroom.

8:00 Checks email and turns down the twentieth offer to make my book into a movie. C'mon guys, I already chose who'd produce it! No means no!

           8:15 after replying to as many fan letters as I can, I begin my online schoolwork.

                (No matter what world you're living in, school is always the same >.<)

12:00pm Finish with school. Take little brothers out to lunch and call ze best friend. Shopping.

1:00pm call agent and discuss writerly matters and then producer and discuss movie making matters.

         1:30 make a donations to five charities.

                 1:50watch television or listen to music with the siblings

2:30: Begin writing
3:00 still wriitng
      3:30take a break to surf ze net and have a snack

4:00 still writing


6:00 Go-kart racing with ze familia then back to our mansion.

8:00pm running on the treadmill
     8:30-11:29pm wriiting

11:30, shower, wash face, prayers

12:00 fall asleep


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day In The Life Of Aveen! Aka an Irish Leaving Cert Student (Nearly)

Hey Everyone!

So today (Thursday) I had to do a Day In The Life. Due to a surreal amount of work, I wasn't able to take any photos for you all! But I'll write it out anyway, here goes..

So my alarm rang shrilly at 6.20 am this morning, Thursday. I actually did not get out of bed until 7 am due to laziness, the cold weather outside and lack of motivation! It was just myself and my Mum at home this morning as my Dad left the house at 6 am to drive to Limerick to collect my brother from University (His University is hosting ''open days'' for Leaving Cert students to look around the campus) so he has no lectures and he also needed some DIY done to his house down there) So it was very calm when I was leaving the house at 8am.

However, something weird happened when I was being dropped at school at 8.20. Across from my school is a pedestrian crossing, and (I've spoken about this on my personal blog earlier this year) about how I keep getting nearly knocked down on the crossing (due to one person on one side of the road letting me cross the road, me walking on the crossing and the driver on the other side of the road not seeing me, I'M 5'8 ISH YOU'D THINK THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE ME.

Well this morning was quite cold and all the cars were fogged up, so we had to stay a couple of minutes to let the car defog. I was crossing one side of the crossing behind a girl (didn't know her, over 1500 people in my school) and I began to walk on the crossing. Then the car on the other side started to move.. where I was walking. Third time in 2013 this has happened to me. Why? Her car was too fogged up to see me. She stopped thankfully (I knew who she was, small town problems) and then waved me on. But her car was so foggy that I could barely see her hand moving.

So I continued in to school and with the rest of my lessons. (German, free class, so I studied. Agricultural Science or Ag Science. It's all about farming and it's actually really interesting. Double business, maths, double study and Irish) Thursday's are quite a good day for me, I love having two classes of study so I can start some homework.

I'd discuss more of my classes with you all, but I feel my teachers and peers wouldn't want me discussing items in detail which relate to school. I don't want to get into any trouble!

So that was about for my day, I then went home and started my homework, had dinner and finished my homework at around 9pm after some study and chatting to my friend Grace from Dainty Sprinkles on Facebook!

So that leads us onto now, 21.08 pm GMT/BST I'm laughing at the message I wrote on my whiteboard ''I fractured my motivation'' and my plans for now are, to finish and post this blog post, log off the internet ( a hard task indeed) get ready to go to bed and read a book and fall asleep. Repeat day with varying results beginning at 6.20 am (Sounds like shampoo instructions)

I'll see all you lovely people next week!
Stay Strong, Happy and Fearless,
Aveen xx

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day in the life of Phoebs!

 Hello beauties!
My friday begins at 6:45am . By 7 I will have had my breakfast ( usually a bagel or museli ) and be getting dressed into my uniform. I cannot show you it coz my school would FLIP! 
Once I am dressed I brush my teeth, do my hair , pack my bag, makeup ( concealer, clear mascara and babylips ) . I have til 7:20 to do this, but who am I kidding , I spend about 15 mins of that on my ipad hahah. 
My mum drops my brother at his bus stop then drops me at the train station. I get the 7:40 train with all my friends who live in my area, then we change and get 7:56 to the station near my school , with practically EVERYONE who takes the train from the 3 local schools. It then takes 10 mins to walk to school, so I am there at 8:15 . 
So between 8:15 and 8:25 I am packing my bag and chatting. Then we get registered and at 8:30 we are at a house meeting. These are 4 groups in the school, of all ages. At the moment we are preparing for the house fashion show. Each year creates a dress out of recycled material, there is a model for each year (duh) and dancers . This year I am on a school trip to germany on the last day so I miss it. Boo. 
Then 9:00 , lessons start! A single lesson is 35 mins and sometimes we have doubles. This is how my friday looks : 
History - at the moment we are learning about the slave trade. It is quite interesting. Normally history isnt my thing. 
French - we are revising le passe compose - past tense. 
Break - break is 20 mins . I go on my phone , chat and pack for lessons. 
Double Chemistry - we are doing limestone in chemistry. I think. I find it really hard at the moment. Last year we did topics I kind of got so this year seems a bit tough. 
Double English - I love this at the moment. We are doing persuasive writing and in pairs we are giving a speech on certain topics. Me and my friend are doing Gay Marriage. I am really enjoying discussing this issue. 
Lunch - lunch break starts at 12:50 but as my year we can only get in at 1:00. It is always fish and chips on friday. I like me some fish and chips ;) 
For the rest of break. I just mess about with my friends and be typical girls . Afternoon lessons start at 2:00
Business Studies - this year, we do a term of business studies, a term of phycology and a term of polotics. Business studies is ok, but I am looking forward to phycology :) 
Latin - i have a really good teacher so latin is good at the moment. 
R.s - r.s is enjoyable. It is like a discussion lesson, yet we get down all the notes we need so for revision. I like R.S ( Religious Studies, I forgot to say)
So school finishes at 3:45 . Today I am going to a party , but here is what I do most fridays. 

We walk back to the station and get the 4:15 train. Then change and get the 4:35 . I get home amd litterally CHILAX. I watch tv, blog ( though today I wont be on my blog, SORRY!) , facebook, eat and stuff like that. 
Then I have a shower and wash my hair. If its late i'll sleep with it platted , but if not I dry it. Then by 10:30 I am in bed. People say they stay up on friday and saturday nights, but I am too tired! I do on sat though. 

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Ta ta!xxxxxxx