Completing My Bucket List #3 : Anchor

Hey, 

As you may or may not know I have a bucket list on this site on one of the other pages that I have been trying to complete now for about a year and I’m getting there little by little. So today I wanted to cross off get a tattoo because I have one. That’s right I’m 17 and I have this bad boy   

On September 4th 2015 I got an anchor ( a couple days before my birthday) and I’m going to be honest…it didn’t hurt one but. It felt as though someone had gotten a warm needle and was gently scratching at my skin..which he was.  Although the tattoo doesn’t hold any immediate significance, I love it and significance can be applied to it. For example strength,stability, a wish to travel but stay rooted to your home. (What it represents for me) speaking of which my anchor is one of my checkpoints, it makes me believe I am one step closer to travelling than I was before. 

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Completing My Bucket List #2: Noise

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So about two years ago I really wanted a guitar and after not getting one for my birthday I was really disapointed. But about three months after that I got my first ever guitar and his name is miles. So anyway when I first got miles I wanted to cry (not literally) but it was so annoying having this thing I’ve always wanted and not being able to use it.  I didn’t want guitar lessons as at the time I was fairly busy but I noticed one of my teachers could play a guitar so I asked if after school one day (after my science revision) if he would teach me. That I think was a very weird conversation but he said yes. So for about a month he would stay behind every Wednesday and teach me the basics. But after about two weeks I slowly stopped going. Not sure why but I did so all little me knew at that time was the basic major chords : E, C and G. I remember thinking this is a good start because now I can play a song but few songs go E,C,G and that was all I could do and what’s worse is I could only do them in that order.

Looking back now I feel so sorry for little me. So after trying to get my teacher to teach me I decided I’d teach myself. For a further month or two I would come home from school after revision and watch millions of guitar tutorials per day. Which did and didn’t help. The people often went too fast and as I was below even a beginner I often didn’t know where they were telling me to put my fingers. But through determination I found a way to teach myself how to play my guitar.

So by now it’s around July 2013 and after teaching myself a) the “language” meaning just where things are and how to number your strings, B) more chords and c) more interesting strumming patterns than the down,down,down pattern I used before. I was ready to call myself a beginer.

Now its 2015 and I can play a range of chords and strumming patterns and it’s all thanks to my determination. I am the queen of putting things off but I felt really proud knowing I taught myself how to do something moderately hard. So Ive crossed out “learn how to play an instrument” as I can now play two (and a half= violin but I didn’t really like it so I stopped trying) instruments. Miles and my ukulele are like babies to me and I think if you don’t play an instrument you should definitely try and teach yourself. It’s frustrating but it gets better and in the end it’s very rewarding, it can work as a form of stress relief…

Let me know if you want me to make a post about helping you learn how to play an instrument or some tutorials…

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Expelled

Ok so no I’m fine still in education, but I wanted to be a typical teenaged Magcon loving girl for a post. Just once I promise so I watched EXPELLED, which is a film starring : Cameron Dallas, Andrea Russett and Lia Marie Johnson.

Cameron : plays the main character Felix whom struggles with following the rules,
Andrea : plays Felix’s ex-girlfriend, as they broke up on bad terms she tries to make his life worse however possible
Lia : plays Felix’s newly acquainted friend. They meet after he orders pizza and she delivers it.
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I thought it was going to be pretty bad but it turned out to be amazing. The characters are relatable and you end up having sympathy for Felix as well as admiring him for the actions he makes to get him where he wants to be. The film starts off with your every day rebellious teen being kicked out of school (hence the title Expelled) and you follow felix and his friends on their attempt to keep his parents from finding out about the expulsion and from sending him to a strict school far away, where his rebellious/idiotic brother goes. Felix’s brother ben like Felix, had done a lot of bad things when he was Felix’s age and because of that, and creating a fake report card, he was sent to the strict school. The character Ben is funny and reminds me a lot of an early Jim Carrey. When he tries to help his brother Felix out, it often all goes wrong but the film is funny and the relationships between the characters are interesting to watch.
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I know many  people would/will love it because it features some well known viners and youtubers. so in summary you should definitely go and watch it and a link will be below of a site you should be able to watch it. The film is one of the first to be produced by awesomenesstv which is a youtube site that enables loads of different youtubers to host challenges and just random bits and bob so AwesomenessTv is another thing you should check out in your spare time.

Theres a trailer further down and heres the link to the actual film, online and free is also below. Enjoy and let me know what you think of it.

Lots Of Love,

S