~ Photos from the wedding I mentioned I was going to, feat. the dress I was rambling about. Fun times! ~
Something I wanted to talk about in this post is friendship. Including best friends, friend groups, ameliorating/toxic friends etc. I've experienced it all, I think we all have at some point.
Having a good, solid set of friends (or best friend) who you can talk to and laugh with is easily one of the greatest things humans can have. And I think some people who have that don't appreciate it, or miss out on the opportunity to have it by joining a friend group because 1. they're popular, 2. they're the people that you grew up with and are used to, or 3. they are a selective group, and you crave their acceptance, or, all of the above.
I've been in friendships where I just mindlessly idolised the people I was friends with. I wished and wished I could be like them, and being their friend gave me the illusion that I was. But in doing that, in solely trying to be like them, I lost the desire to be who I am. The one thing that drives me most now. And that is such a tragedy! Because it is so important to find out what you like, to read books you by a writer everyone around you hates and to listen to music from genres that are "weird". And if you don't like it, that's as valuable an observation as realising you do like it.
I always think about the importance of liking things. It's really one of the natural joys every human has, from birth, really, if you think about it.If I spend 90% of my life being excited about cool, interesting things, that would be a life well spent, right? I guess it's just a feeling I appreciate. There have been times in my life where I haven't had friends to talk to, and throwing myself into music and books that I loved, was all I had. It's like the things we love hold some kind of sacredness and power to change us for the better. Almost like some kind of magic.
~ Let's not forget about the most important friendships. ANIMALS. ~
Friendships should be helpful, encouraging, allowed to have bad days where they are neither of these, trustworthy, and fun. I've always felt unease towards incredibly clique-y friend groups that have the same opinions on everything (out of changing their views to follow the leader, of course) and are poisonously judgmental. I will never be okay with people picking apart others in a cruel way for their own entertainment. If that is how a friend group purely thrives, it is definitely not a good one.
I'm so grateful to have a group of best friends who are all so funny, smart, cool and just really interesting, great people who are going to do such cool things with their lives and are just really good human beings. And if you don't have great friend(s) (one best friend can totally have the same effect) and trust me, I've been there, just please know that things change whether you know it or not and you will some day.
'...she cites her pal Lorde, whom she calls Ella. "It's like this blazing bonfire," Swift says. "You can either be afraid of it because it's so powerful and strong, or you can go stand near it, because it's fun and it makes you brighter."'
- Taylor Swift
- Taylor Swift
~ In honour of the subject of this post, photos from my friend Dervla's birthday this past weekend. Happy birthday Derv ♥ ~
I think my next post will be about growing up, change and careers etc. But for now it's too late so that can wait.
I have a really fun few weeks ahead, I'm going out with my friends on Friday, then on Sunday I'm seeing my sister play football in the All-Ireland Final which will be amazing, then on Sunday night/Monday morning (3am) I'm going on a school trip to Naples, Italy for Geography, for 5 days, which will be amazing! I've been before, but it was only a day excursion on a cruise. Then a few days after I get home, I see Ed Sheeran in concert. YAY. Hopefully these things will lead to good posts, I know Italy will. (Prepare for photos of volcanoes. My inner geography nerd is in heaven.)
~ 'Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress.' (Literally.) ~
~ There is something so magical about chinese lanterns. ~
I feel like after all of this I'm going to want to sleep for like a week. But really I'll just be stressing over trying to catch up on missing a week of school, especially since I'm still recovering from missing one day two weeks ago. Help.
Favourite song of the week: I'll Do The Driving - Fountains of Wayne
I think this week I'm going to name my favourite song of all time, which feels like cheating, because obviously it's my favourite every week, but I feel like this week I got stressed out about school more than usual (which I didn't even know was possible) and this song calms me down and makes me happy. I don't know why. I think it's something about the lyrics and my long-time love for Fountains of Wayne.
Favourite TV show of the week: Parks & Recreation
Last time I mentioned The Office, now I mention Parks & Rec. I promise I don't just watch these kind of comedy shows, even though I'm not sorry because they are brilliant. When I first started watching this show I was completely uninterested because the first season is literally just a less funny version of The Office.
The two shows are truly very similar. They share a producer, the whole documentary-style camera thing, same types of characters, and basically main character (Leslie Knope = female version of Michael Scott. I love it.) But they're both so great. This show is almost filling the void the last episode of The Office created. (Although that void was partially there since Michael Scott left a few seasons before.) But it's really so hilarious and fun to watch.
Okay that is enough for this post because it's 1:04am and I have to get up for school in 6.5 hours. YAY! See you in the next post.