So today I went shopping. -_-
Okay, normally I would avoid, at ANY costs, going shopping. As in shopping for clothes.
Grocery shopping I’m cool with, as is stationery and, I don’t know, other shopping. I just HATE shopping for clothes.
Unfortunately, as I discovered a couple days ago, I didn’t have many pants to wear. Seriously, I had to throw out half of them, because they didn’t fit.
Sooooooooo, we went shopping today, with my mum and grandma.
Not to dis mothers and grandmas all around, but really, sometimes your fashion choices are… questionably doubtful.
So you may not understand why I was all, EUGHHHH, when it comes to shopping, and here’s why.
- I don’t shop. Period. Like, I’ve been on about 5 shopping trips. about 1 or 2 out of them were for shoes, and they were a see-something-that-fits-okay-let’s-go trip. I’ve never been a oohh-let’s-go-here-ahh-pretty-top-nah-what-about-this-one-oh-let’s-try-this-shop-instead girl. I just didn’t grow up like that. My free time was spent reading, drawing, watching clouds (yes I actually did that), and more reading. I’m a book girl, and consequently, it’s not until about 3 years ago that I actually paid much attention to what I was wearing. Furthermore, I thought shopping was pointless, because I didn’t care about my appearance, so I didn’t do much of it. Grocery shopping, however, hello, everyone needs food, so I’m okay with that.
- I’m actually really conscious of my body. Like size and weight. As in, I see a pretty top/pants/dress and I’m afraid I won’t fit.
- Shopping involves money. Money which my mum has. As a result, about 80% of the shopping I do, like 4 out of the 5 trips I’ve had, is done with my mum because she has the money. Which makes my sooo uncomfortable because I tried once, to pick out a top I liked which didn’t even cost that much!! Aaaand… she gives me that “Hmmm, how about… no.” look. And proceeds to choose another. So yeah, it’s awkward.
Anyways, if you think I’m weird, ahahaha, please tell me in the comments, 😛
Have a lovely rest of the day/night! 🙂
So today, a band called 3union came to our school to perform, from America. Where? I don’t know, ahaha, sorry. Google them. 😉
They are a Christian band, but not all of their songs are about Christianity, so don’t let that stop you from checking out their songs. For me (yes I’m a Christian, don’t judge, because I wouldn’t judge you), they are AWESOME!! It’s so refreshing to be preached to by people closer to my age. And they were very encouraging. 🙂
[Check them out!!: http://www.threeunion.com
Um anyways, I did some research after their concert, at home, and found out that they had been all over the US, and around Sydney, and they’re also touring New Zealand. They even went to Lebanon to perform. WOW.
Which is great! And they’re really young too.
And it all serves to make me feel, kind of insignificant. I mean, they’re such successes, at such a young age, and don’t get me wrong, I’m REALLY happy and proud of them.
But it just jolted me to realise, you can be a part of the mosh pit, or you can stand on the stage; in the spotlight.
Like when they performed today. They encouraged us to come closer, and in the end we kind of all formed a giant lump of peoples, ahaha. There were so many students, but only the 3 of them onstage.
And then I kind of thought to myself, when you leave school, will you be a person who will change others for the better? Are you going to make a difference? Are you going to leave an imprint on others, if not on the world, or maybe even history itself?
You’re one person out of many, many, many others.
What are you going to do to make yourself stand out?? Why do you matter??
Well that was what I asked myself. Because it really scared me to think… my purpose to life, well, it could very well not matter to the rest of the world. Not trying to sound arrogant or snobby, but I’d rather not live my life without making a change.
So signing off for today, I’d like to leave you with a few thoughts:I guess 3union just proves that the world is really big, but well, it’s your oyster if you make it be.
I live in Australia, in case you didn’t know, ahaha, and summer is right around the corner!! Well, it’s only the start of spring, but yeah, you get what I mean.
And for me, well, Australian students, it kind of signifies the beginning of the end of another year. Yeah, Americans, we’re backwards here.
Hmm. I don’t know. I feel like life is moving far too fast for me. Why can’t it just stop, for one day, pause, and let me take in my achievements, failures, dreams and reality?
I don’t know. Have you ever asked yourself, looked back and asked yourself, what the heck? Where have all my days gone? What have I spent them on?
And the thing is, most of the time, we don’t know. Well, that’s true for me. I look back and say, well I’ve learnt this, this and that. But have I lived every day to its fullest, made people smile, laughed at myself, made new friends, and never regretted a moment? It’s part of the reason I made this blog.
This spring break I want to challenge myself.
I would like to stop.
To feel, smell, taste, hear, see.
And to be truly aware of each passing moment.
It’s not easy.
This spring, for one day. I just want to live in the moment.
Anyways, I’d like to leave you with some lyrics from Natasha Bedingfield’s (kind of old, but still awesome) song,
“Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten”
YOLO, guys!! (But in a good way, like, don’t do drugs)
Have a great day/rest of a day/evening/night!! 🙂