Help Claire!

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Hey guys,

Just a quick post today!

So recently, I stumbled across this YouTube channel belonging to a girl named Claire Wineland. Claire has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disorder that effects the lungs, and over the past year, her health declined to the point where she can no longer work, traveling the world to share her message.

I’ve only seen a handful of her videos, but a few days ago, she uploaded a video titled ‘I need your help’:

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Claire is looking at getting new lungs, but as you can imagine, the cost is highly expensive, so a gofundme has been created by her family to raise money for the operation. The link is below:

https://www.gofundme.com/teamclaire

If you can spare some money for Claire, whether it be $5 or $50 – every dollar counts, afterall – I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.

You can check out Claire’s channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTw8xGVrk4FTAJwMG6mw22w

I don’t have any relations to Claire, I only know her through the videos that have popped up in my recommended, but I found her video so touching, so I wanted to do something to help her out. Everyone deserves to live life it’s fullest, after all.

Whether you can donate or not, feel free to spread the word – you can reblog this post, or write your own, or share the video and/or gofundme link on social media. It all counts.

Thanks for reading,

– Rose  ❤

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I’ve Returned!

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Hi everyone,

I’m ba-ack!

(Obviously.)

So I kind of felt like I owed an explanation for such a long absence. Honestly, it’s been over a month, I’m so ashamed of myself.  😛

Well, as my previous post back in May suggested, I’ve been struggling through a lot of school work recently. This included several assessments, a mountain of homework, and, to top it all off, a two week exam block (which I just finished). As a result of all this, I decided to step away from blogging and creative writing for a while. It wasn’t entirely voluntary – a lot of the time, posting would be on my to-do list, but other things would always end up taking priority, which kind of sucked, but looking back, I’m glad I didn’t pressure myself into too much – I feel I would have cracked under the stress of everything if I’d decided to add that to the plate of things I was trying to stay on top of.

I’m now on holidays once more, but even now I’m facing two weeks packed with social events and work for three major assessments coming up a few weeks after I return. However, if this time away from my blog has taught me anything, it’s that I hate being away from blogging and writing, so despite how chaotic they are, I’m going to try my best to set aside some time for writing posts and stories these holidays.

(Yes, I know I say something along those lines every holidays. I honestly don’t know how you guys put up with it.)  😛

Anyway, I’m glad to be back, and I look forward to creating more posts in the near future.  🙂

Thanks for bearing with me,

– Rose  ❤

(It’s actually been so long that I went to sign off with my real name, like I do with school emails and whatnot by default. Usually it’s the other way around!)  😛

Determination – Poem

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Homework and lessons
Assignments and exams
Don’t forget the weekend’s out
You’ve had those plans for a month
No backing out now…
My eyes are drooping
But the clock is ticking
And with every tick
The due date draws nearer…
Tick, tick tick…
Another assignment
Another exam
Don’t forget that homework
It was due last week
I’ve never had the most self esteem
When it comes to schoolwork
What begins as inspiration
To do better, to try harder this time
Turns into a struggle to find motivation
As I compare my ideas
My essays and projects
To those around me…
This is an important year, they say
Every assessment counts, they say
You’ll never make it, my mind says
You struggle with time management
And your memory is terrible
She can write better than you
He has better technique
Everything you do is just so average…
But I will not give up;
I will not look back and say
If only I had just…
Or what if I had…
I may not be the top of the class
Or the best at memorizing notes
But I know my strengths
And how to play them
And if I keep persevering
And stay determined,
Maybe, just maybe,
I’ll make it through.
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Inspired by the song Not Gonna Be Me‘ by Meri Amber and the countless assessments being thrown my way recently.

Thanks for reading,

– Rose  ❤

A Tribute to Once – Poem

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Once Upon A Time (or OUAT/Once for short) has been one of my favourite TV shows for the past seven years and recently, it was announced that the show would be ending after the seventh season. I’m terribly sad to see it go, however, I wanted to do something to say thank you to everyone involved in making the show what it has become.

(Yes, I’m aware none of said people will probably ever see this, but I’m doing it anyway. You can’t stop me.)  😛

Originally, I wanted to create a video tribute with this poem as a narration over the top, but as the show is going to end in a week or two (I’m yet to see 7B, so I don’t want to look up exactly when it ends in fear of spoilers), and life has kind of gotten in the way of that plan, I decided to post it on my blog instead.

Here it is.  🙂

A Tribute to Once

Once Upon A Time,
There was a couple, loved by many
They believed that true love
Could overcome any darkness
That no matter what the world threw their way,
They would always find each other…
Then came the curse
That stole their happy ending
Condemning them all
To an eternity of suffering…
But not all hope was lost
For there was a prophecy
Which spoke of a saviour
Who would change their lives forever…
Once upon a time, there were two men
Who wrote a story about magic,
About good and evil,
Light and dark,
About love and hope,
Family and forgiveness.
Seven years later,
This story is ending
And I want to thank them
For the world they created
And for the actors and editors
The composers and directors
For bringing that world to life
Because once upon a time,
There was a little girl
That need to be reminded
About love and hope
And the magic they held
She’s grown up now
But she’ll never forget
The story built by these people
And how much that story meant.

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Maybe one day I’ll have the time to make that tribute video, that is, one that isn’t as rushed and messy as it would be if I tried to create it now. For now though, I hope you enjoyed reading it as a poem.  😉

Until next time,

– Rose  ❤

At April’s End

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Hello everyone,

Another month is almost over – it’s hard to believe we’re already four months into the year!

April has been quite busy for me, which lead to my lack of posts this month – sorry about that! I had a lot of assessments towards the end of last term and several social commitments when holidays began, not to mention a mountain of homework my teachers expected finished for next term.

Today was the first day back at school, much to my disgust… Fortunately, my school allows girls to wear ‘formal’ pants in terms 2 and 3, rather than the awful skirt that’s part of our uniform, so at least I’m be much more comfortable (and warmer) now.  😉

Despite all the stress and tiredness this month brought, it was all worthwhile as over the a few days ago I flew to Queensland with my parents to attend Supanova at the Gold Cost – I got back just yesterday afternoon! I managed to get all my homework done before we left, so I was free to properly enjoy myself, and honestly, it was quite possibly the best convention I’ve been to (at least, to date). I had the chance to meet several actors and actresses, including Peter Capaldi, who was the last Doctor on Doctor Who, two of the voice actresses from RWBY, a singer/songwriter I love and the author of Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard. Everyone was super nice and were happy to take the time to have a chat. The stall owners, cosplayers and other people attending were all lovely too.  🙂

Here’s a few photos:

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Unfortunately, it looks like this term of school is going to be just as busy as the last, but as usual, I’ll do my best to keep posting. I’m hoping to publish another poem in a few days too, so stay tuned!  🙂

Thanks for reading,

– Rose  ❤

 

Thoughts on the PBC’s Inactiveness

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Fly with you all,

So a couple of days ago, Phoebe Bumbleflip published this post regarding her concerns on the activity within the Pixie Hollow community, which got me thinking specifically about the PBC’s activeness over the past year.

It’s not a secret that the Pixie Blogging Community is a lot quieter these days compared to a couple of years ago. Some have left for a range of reasons, others are simply becoming busier as they grow older and as a result, can’t post as frequently, if at all.

As much as I detest it, I do fall into that second category. My life has slowly become more and more busy over the past year or so, and blogging has suffered because of that. Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop anytime soon – I love blogging; it’ll take a lot more than a few extra school assessments and social commitments to stop me!  😛

It’s not just me though – I think that most of the remaining PBC members currently are struggling with balancing blogging on top of the mountain of other things in our lives right now, and personally, I think that’s alright. At the end of the day, we blog for fun, and trying to post when we’re busy and stressed is not fun, and that reflects in posts. Blogging should be something we enjoy, and if that means we have to be less active until our lives settle down a bit, that’s okay.

It is sad to see the PBC so inactive days, but that doesn’t mean it’ll always be this way. Pixie Hollow will always be a part of our lives, an important chapter that can’t be erased, and our blogs will always be here, unchanged when we return.

(Hopefully that all makes sense.)

On a lighter note, I have a quick update on the Untold Tales – I’m about halfway through editing now! I still can’t promise a specific date, but hey, it’s progress.  😉

Also, not sure if you’ve seen, but I put together a new ‘book cover’ for the Untold Tales as well:

The Untold Tales Cover

(No, it probably wasn’t necessary to add the cover in seeing as it’s on my home page, but I spent a lot of time putting that thing together and I’m proud of it.)  😛

Anyway, until next time,

Rose MorningMist  ❤

The Awesome Blogger Award – Nomination

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So inamessyworld was recently nominated for this award, and in her words, stated the following:

‘I want to nominate anyone who reads this and wants to take part and answer my questions, because there are too many awesome bloggers to choose from.’

I really like the questions she’s come up with, so here I am, participating in another blogging award – thanks inamessyworld! You can check out her blog here.

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The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader

3. Answer the questions your nominator gave you

4. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers

5. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer

6. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

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Questions inamessyworld Asked

1. Which would you choose between a successful career and a lover?

Whilst I’d like to strive for a successful career, if I ever found someone I loved that much, I would give up my career in a heartbeat. You can always work back up to a successful career, but there’s no guarantee you’ll find that special someone once more.

2. What was the last dream you remember having?

Last night, actually! I was at a really fancy restaurant with some friends and for some reason some random YouTubers were there too? I think it was triggered after watching a YouTube video where a couple of people were talking about their experience at a fancy restaurant… Then the dream shifted to a sort of school environment, except for some reason certain people were on the run from other students? Can’t really think of an explanation for that part!

3. Your most embarrassing moment?

I can think of a pretty recent one: Recently, I attended a school camp. We were sleeping in really small rooms inside this big, old hall. The toilets were separate from the rooms, so you had to leave your room to get to them. It was early in the morning, and I got up to go to the toilet. Once I was finished, I stumbled back, half asleep to my dorm… Or at least, what I thought was my dorm. Turns out I had misread the door number and walked into the room next to my own! I scared the hell out of someone as I walked in and went to get the bed they were sleeping in – I was lucky I tried to pull back the covers before actually climbing into it, or it would have been even more embarrassing than it already was! I apologised profusely and scuttled back to my own dorm, where I hid in shame for the next half hour. Fortunately, the girl I’d scared forgave me and saw the humour in it, but it was still extremely embarrassing!  :/

4. Least favourite movie?

This is hard, because I don’t really watch a whole lot of movies… Maybe My Sister’s Keeper, because it was nothing like the book. They got the ending completely wrong and some characters had very different personalities to those in the book. I hate when movie adaptions don’t stick to the original storyline.

5. What are your long-term goals?

To finish school with good results so that I can get into the university course I’m thinking of studying in future years… I’d also like to be able to complete the Forgotten Tales, because it’s been an ongoing project I’ve been working hard on for three or so years now, and of course, to ultimately become an author. So, y’know, nothing too difficult.  😛

6. Your favourite food?

Chocolate! There’s so many things you can make with it, so many other foods and flavours that go well with it. As you can imagine, I’m really looking forward to celebrating Easter tomorrow!

7. What keeps you going?

So many things: Food, sleep, friends, family, fandoms and writing (or anything that allows me to express my creativity, really).

8. Favourite pizza topping?

Cheese! After all, what would any pizza be without it?

9. Tea or coffee?

I’m not really a huge fan of either, though I will drink them in a pinch. I’d much rather a hot chocolate though!  😉

10. Which 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

Stubborn, introverted, creative.

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People I Nominate…

I really like inamessyworld’s idea, so like her, I’m going to nominate everyone reading this who would like to answer the following questions, because there are way too many amazing and wonderful bloggers to pick from.  😉

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… And Ten Questions for Those People

1. When/Where are you most at peace?

2. Favourite book that you’ve read recently?

3. What do you most look forward to on your birthday?

4. Favourite song at the moment?

5. Write a six word story about your day.

6. Would you rather add bowties or flower crowns to your daily attire?

7. What are you most proud of?

8. What’s the best trip or holiday you’ve ever been on?

9. If you had the chance to meet one person from any time or place, past, present, or future, who would you choose?

10. What is your Hogwarts house? If you don’t know, which house do you think you’d be in?

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Thanks for taking the time to read this post – I hope you enjoyed it!  🙂

Until next time,

Rose MorningMist  ❤

 

The Truth About Confidence

A wonderfully inspirational post from inamessyworld that I wanted to share 😉

In A Messy World

Confidence is not “they will like me.”
Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”

It’s easy to feel confident when things are going right – the way we want them to go.
It’s easy to feel confident when we receive compliments on how we look, or when we’re doing things the right way. It’s easy to feel confident when we get a round of applause, a pat on the back, or a promotion. Or when that cute waiter bringing me my usual hot chocolate smiles at me, giving me that warm glow….

But I’m starting to realise that this isn’t true confidence.

It’s not the kind of confidence that is particularly healthy to have.

This is, in fact, validation.

True confidence is the kind we have when people don’t compliment us;
It’s not being fazed when they say we should have picked out better clothes.
True confidence is being…

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A Good Day Turned Bad – Poem

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I’m sure we’ve all been there at some point – enduring a day that’s gone to hell. Unfortunately for me, I’m having one of those days, where one thing piles on top of another, and there’s not really much you can do to fix it. As a result, today’s been pretty unproductive for me, so I thought I’d try and change that by channelling my emotions into something I could post.  😉

A Good Day Turned Bad

It’s back again
That constant state
Of feeling worthless, useless, hopeless
Like every move I make
Returns to slap me in the face
That endless spiral of negativity
That stomps out any optimism left
Wave goodbye to my usual positivity
Looks like it’s decided to leave for a while…
I know that people have it worse
I know it’s not the end of the world
And I know I’ll bounce back, eventually
But right now… my motivation is gone
And my mind is my worst enemy
Guess all I can do now
Is wait for the storm to pass.

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Here’s to a better day tomorrow, eh?  😛

– Rose  ❤

Happy Autumn/Spring Equinox!

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Fly with you all,

For all of you people in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is quite likely finally underway, with nature waking up from it’s Winter slumber after several months of cold and in some cases, snow. Happy Spring Equinox to all of you!

As for everyone like me, living in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Autumn Equinox! As I write this, well-needed rain falls outside my bedroom window, and the weather is finally staring to cool down.

If I had to pick a favourite season, I’m pretty sure I’d choose Autumn. The temperatures in Summer and Winter are much too extreme, and whilst Spring brings much beauty, it also brings my hay fever about, whereas Autumn – it’s cooler, but not quite freezing, with lots of rainy days perfect for sitting in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book or movie.  😉

What about you? What is your favourite season? Which Equinox are you celebrating right now? Let me know in the comments.  🙂

See you ’round the waterfall,

– Rose  ❤