Monthly Archives: January 2017

My High School Fears Come True.

Everybody wants to be remembered. Whether it’s for being great, or not so great, the desire is always there. Being forgotten is almost like you never really existed, or that you weren’t important enough to continue existing in the person’s mind. Being forgotten was my worst fear about finishing high school.

It’s been well over a year since finishing school now and I have come to the realisation that I’ve been forgotten. Not in the literal sense in that no one remembers I exist. But, in some ways, this form is much worse.

I seem to have been forgotten by my best friends.

A few days ago I was walking down the beach and it finally hit me. I’m not really friends with anyone I was friends with in high school anymore. Of course, I still speak to a couple of them every now and then, but it’s nothing more than a friendly chat before we go our separate ways again, for months on end.

It’s quite sad actually, how some of these friendships that I swore would last a lifetime have dissolved into practically nothing. It’s a strange feeling when I think of the few girls that I called my best friends and see them as just a few more people that I know.

Maybe I should have pushed harder to see them more. Maybe they should have tried harder. Maybe we just weren’t as close as we thought we were.

The worst part, though, is feeling completely forgotten by the one friend I thought never could forget me. We went from speaking on a daily basis to her not even coming out of her boyfriend’s room to say hello when I came to visit my own boyfriend at uni. It became heart breaking every time I went because of the lack of care that she had that I was there.

Her boyfriend became more important than anything else in her life, which I can understand on some levels, but in doing so it meant that she forgot how to have her own life. It makes me sad to think about how many times she said no to catching up because she was busy with him.

I guess I can’t blame her for being in love, but it still hurts to lose a friend this way. To feel forgotten by the people that were most important to you is the worst kind of forgotten.

I don’t care that the other people in my year, who I had nothing to do with, have probably forgotten my name, if not my entire existence. I care that my best friends, who meant the absolute world to me, seemed to have forgotten our friendships.

Maybe we’ll re-connect one day and it will be great again, but maybe not as well. I wish that we’d all tried harder to stay together. I wish that we’d known what leaving high school does to people and prepared ourselves for the new journey.

But, the truth is, we drifted apart. I still think of my nutty friend. I will never forget the crazy stories we made together, but I think now, by writing this down, that I’ve finally realised that friendships change, and people change.

And that’s okay.

 

 

 

Divinity LA

You’ll never be stuck for a gift for your mum/sister/girlfriend/best friend ever again.

Allow me to introduce one of the best companies around; Divinity LA.

Divinity LA are a company that handmake beaded bracelets, each one having a different meaning. Divinity LA is based in, you guessed it, LA. They are super easy to deal with and make the whole shopping experience a breeze.

I stumbled upon an ad for Divinity LA on facebook and knew my partner’s mum would love something like that for Christmas. While I was at it, I picked out something for my mum too.

What makes these bracelets so special is that with each purchase, depending on which one you buy, Divinity LA donates a dollar of that sale to a corresponding charity.

For example, my partner’s mum received this beautiful set of two:

The Sea Turtle

This bracelet proves that slow and steady wins the race. Featuring stones that enhance creativity and mental clarity, this stunning piece is sure to attract happiness and a positive outlook on life.

Divinity Green White

Featuring the powerful influence of creativity, this bracelet is optimal for increasing mental function and composure. This enchanting piece uses stones that encourage new friendships and enhanced emotional strength, which all together bring forth happiness and joy.

By purchasing this stack you will be donating $1 to each of the following: Sea Turtle Conservancy, and to improving children’s health around the world.

The bracelets are so beautifully made and the beads are of a very high quality. My partner also bought me a set (at my request) that I absolutely adore.

Ella

Featuring an elephant that represents patience and strength, along with a combination of stones that bring about creativity and clarity. Not only is the bracelet a powerful tool for reducing stress, but also helps to increase self-confidence and instill power and tranquility throughout daily interactions.

Divinity Pink White 

Featuring Rose Quartz, known to instill relaxation and compassion and help break negative thoughts. This bracelet donates to help cancer patients who are fearlessly fighting towards remission and to the research that will one day lend a cure.

By purchasing this stack you will be donating $1 to each of the following: Relay for Life, and International Elephant Foundation.

There are many more to choose from, and at only $16US for a single bracelet and $28US for a pair, you can’t go wrong. They make such great gifts by not only being gorgeous pieces of jewellery but also giving something back, which is a gift in itself. It’s feel-good jewellery, essentially.

Here’s the link to their website and facebook page. I hope you all have a look at the incredible work this company does and buy a nice bracelet or two!

https://www.divinityla.com/pages/our-story

https://www.facebook.com/DivinityLA/

Ps. They’ve just brought out a Valentine’s Day bracelet too, check it out!

https://www.divinityla.com/collections/valentines-day/products/divinity-love

 

New Year Resolutions (sort of).

It seems fitting that my first post of 2017 is a New Year’s Resolution post. I’m back, after a year or so of posting very rarely, to hopefully get into some kind of routine. 

First things first, let me update you on where I’m at. I’ve completed my Cert IV in Professional Writing and Editing and am enrolled in the Diploma this year. I’ve had a few pieces of writing published in local newspapers, which I was very excited about. I also sent in a non-fiction piece to a major magazine and was rejected in the best way possible. 

On a more personal side, I’m moving out of home in a couple of months with my brother and his girlfriend and best friend. I’m also now a supervisor at work which means more shifts and more money (yay).

This year I’m hoping to achieve more, particularly with my writing. I want to get published in a magazine/newspaper with something more than a few hundred words. I’d also really love to reach over 50,000 on one piece of fiction. I want to post more regularly on here, but with more meaningful posts, with things that are interesting to everyone.

On top of my writing goals, I also want to continue going to the gym a few times a week (which I’ve recently signed up for) for at least 6 months. I want to feel better about my body and know that I’m doing something to help myself both physically and mentally. 

I hope this year is as great, or, with a bit of luck, even better than 2016.

Here’s to 2017 and a new year to make great memories and achievements. 

I hope you all have a fab year and achieve everything you want to!

Ps. Thanks for reading!