Let’s Catch Up: Friends, Breakdowns, Illness, 500 Followers??…A CRAZY Week.

I have A LOT to go over…strap in readers!

Hi everyone, welcome to another post written by the one and only me. This is a weekly sum-up post of some sorts because I feel as if a lot has gone on this week, and I wanted to blog it because…well, that’s what this blog is for. Plus I miss doing posts like these, it hasn’t been that long but in posts like these I can really show off my rambling talents.

Get ready to delve into my life (well just a week of it) and read to the end to see me talking about Mental Health Awareness Week….

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Monday (the day where everything sucks 100x harder) 

My day started with a mini coughing fit. Yep. I actually went to A&E the day before because I’ve had such a horrible cough for weeks, and I was starting to get bad chest pains. But in true A&E fashion, they were no help. So here I was on Monday, heading into school dying. Exaggerating obviously. I wanted to head home during the day, but I wasn’t allowed because my mum couldn’t come and collect me. Usually, when I need to go home, I’m allowed to leave on my own since I always carry money with me to catch the bus just in case of anything. But our temporary head of year (my old head of year, the good on, left before Easter. Here’s my post about it if you’re curious like me) said I wasn’t allowed to leave AT ALL unless my mum picked me up. But my Mum was at work, she couldn’t leave, and there’s nobody else to pick me up. So I had no choice but to stay in. So that sucked. I got a GP appointment, got antibiotics and I was hoping I’d be better soon….stay tuned to find out I was SOOOO wrong.

Tuesday (the day that’s just always…there)

Now here’s when my first topic comes in. Friendship. And how I got hurt by one of my friends after school. My friends know I have a blog, (I regret telling all of them as soon as I made a blog, so wish I only told some of them) so the day after I hit 500 FOLLOWERS (I’ll talk about this crazy achievement towards the end of the post) I told them about it and they were all excited and happy for me. It was all going well. Then I asked a friend (who also has a blog on WordPress) a question, asking if she’s done something for a certain reason. I wasn’t mad – I was literally asking a question! Then she went all ‘beast mode’ on me, and all of a sudden I was pretty much under attack! And then she pulled a REAL petty move….I couldn’t believe it. Eventually, she apologised, but I’d had enough. To prevent all these arguments involving my blog and her blog….I told her to unfollow my blog and I’d unfollow hers. I’ll no longer talk about my blog around her and she’ll do the same. She tried to stop me from making this decision but like I told her, it’s for the best. So we followed through, a few hours later I double checked she’d unfollowed and she had. 

So, hopefully, that chapter with that friend in question is over. Fingers crossed. 

Anyway, on Tuesday I also started writing a song! It was lovely to be in that mindset again, I didn’t realise I missed it so much until I did it again. The song is a bit meh so far, but I’ve got a general idea I want to follow, so that’s good. 

Wednesday (the day that equals my most hated school day)

Wednesday. I have a selection of boring and hated lessons on a Wednesday. Plus an event happened at school last week Wednesday that has increased my hatred for my school by a great amount. I was thinking about writing about that…but I decided against it. 

My cough was worse that day, it was so frustrating to deal with. But apart from that, all students taking part in Round Two of my school’s University Challenge were called to a meeting. (Here’s the post where I talked about Round one…)

At this point, my group hadn’t started preparing for Round Two, and it’s next week Wednesday. So yeah. 

Here’s how Round Two’s gonna go! You get two boards to create posters relating to your topic. You make improvements and stuff. Then after school at 6 pm teachers and parents will be free to look at your display and you have to greet them, present to them, explain your topic, etc. After that the judges decide who did the best, they’ll pick the top three and then you have to present in a hall to all parents and teachers! Shy awkward me is really scared for round two, but I did round one I can do round two! Hopefully. 

Thursday (the day where I was dying from a killer cough)

Oh my gosh…Thursday was dreadful.

It started off pretty well actually, I had Music first and our compositions we’ve been working on for weeks now were being played to the whole class. I was so, so scared. As I always am, but when mine was played the response was great! Other students in my class loved it, my music teacher loved it, and someone (I forgot if it was a student or my teacher) said it was one of the best ones yet!

My confidence shot up, and I felt pretty darn good. Then I got to my next lesson, English, and all of a sudden I kept coughing and coughing. It’s like my joy annoyed the universe or something, so it triggered a cough attack that pretty much continued for the whole day. By the time I got to my last lesson, I was barely coping. My throat was so sore from all that coughing every time I did cough it was unbelievably painful…I gave up on doing work half way through. And that’s when a kid that sits next to me turned to me and went:

‘How come you’ve stopped?’

And I was like:

‘Because I’m slowly dying, I don’t want geography work to be the last *mini coughing fit* thing I do.’ 

‘Should I do it for you? I’ll just finish it off.’

And that’s when my brain was like: ‘WTF???’ A good WTF, by the way, people rarely do nice things for me like that at school. 

‘That would be nice, only if you want though’.

Then he proceeded to take my book, open it up and do my work. And my brain was still yelling ‘WTF??’ at me. He finished a few minutes later and handed my book back. 

‘Thank you’ – And I would have said more, but it killed whenever I talked as well.

‘No problem’ he said, and that was that. 5 minutes later, it was the end of the lesson and I was free to leave. I called my mum as soon as I got out, and I was on the verge of tears, telling her how ill I was. 

Just to add, I feel so sorry for all the people who sat next to me at school on Thursday, you have earned my respect and I apologise for sounding and looking like a dying mess!

I managed to convince my mum to let me stay home the next day so that was good. But overall this day was a mess, I hated it. I ended up breaking down, I felt trapped, everyone was against me and I was just fighting a losing battle. So I ran upstairs, locked myself into my room, and cried. Cried and cried. It killed my throat but I did it anyway. I decided to talk to someone, a fellow blogger that I look up to. I just needed to not feel alone…and she was there for me. She was amazing honestly. After talking to her, I began to heal. Patched up my wounds I’d gained over the week, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person in that time of need. 

Friday (the day I healed)

Friday was a day of resting and healing for me, because of my cough, and because my mood and mental health has been, well, bad. I’ve been stuck in a rut and I needed and wanted to get out of it. I’ve never broken down so much in a week, I needed to sort myself out. I’m glad to say I did, I took care of my aching throat and my mind, I pretty much binge watched Riverdale for the whole day. Talking about Riverdale….OH MY GOSH I THINK I LOVE THAT SHOW WAY MORE THAN I NORMALLY SHOULD, JUGHEAD IS LIFE, THE SEASON FINALE WAS LIFE, THAT SHOW IS LIFE. SEASON TWO CAN’T COME FASTER!!!

Ok, I’m done. Just needed to get that out there. Because man that show is life. Plus we just need to take a moment to appreciate the one and only Jughead Jones. *cue stereotypical fangirl screaming* I was such a fangirl yesterday I swear, I’m not used to it that’s for sure! But I’m gonna embrace it. If you haven’t watched Riverdale yet, first of all…where have you been?? Go watch it!! You won’t regret it.

*EDIT: Anddd I was going to provide a lovelyyy picture of Jughead so you guys can fangirl with me, but I got distracted by season two info. (It sounds SO GOOD by the way!!) Google Jughead yourselves and…enjoy? I’m such a weirdo. 

Anyway, that’s all I did on Friday. I also planned with my friends I’m doing the university challenge with to meet up on Saturday at one of their houses to start getting the ball rolling. 

Saturday (the day where we went on a hunt for paper)

Today was the day I watched episode 11-13 of Riverdale. I’d reached the end!!! And the ending though…I was sat there in shock 5 minutes after it ended. I’m not gonna say much, I don’t want to accidentally spoil you guys, but AHHHH IT WAS JUST AMAZING.

Today was also the day I’d headed to my friend’s house to start working on round two of the University Challenge. We all got there and then realised we don’t have big enough paper. Yep. So we went on a hunt looking for some and eventually we went to The Range and got huge colourful pieces of paper and some other stuff to decorate. But by the time we got back, it was half past two and I had to leave at 3 pm. We got some stuff done, then I had to leave. But they did some more without me, so that’s good. I have a good feeling about round two, we’re gonna ace it!

I walked home instead of catching the bus because it was a nice day, and you gotta get those steps in you know? When I got home I was then notified that my mum bought her rabbit John a baby bunny friend and he’s coming at 5:30 pm. I was told the same day it was happening?? The bunny is my brother’s since I’m getting a kitten in the summer, it was only fair. He named him Grey, after someone in an anime he likes. And the bunny’s actually grey, so it works.

When Grey came it was nice, I didn’t actually see him because he was hiding because he was scared. My mum and brother took him in his cage outside and introduced him to John. Apparently, they got on, so that’s good.

Later on, I watched Eurovision as my mum was cleaning the cage Grey arrived in. Once my mum starts a task, she can’t leave it unless it’s done well, so she got a bit carried away.

That’s pretty much how my Saturday ended, I was exhausted and didn’t watch the rest of Eurovision, but I heard there was a stage invader who decided to share…things…with the world. And I SO wish I was watching! That would have been hilarious to see!

500 FOLLOWERS???

On Monday 8th May I reached 500 FOLLOWERS ON MY BLOG!! What?? I was so shocked when it happened, obviously, I saw it coming as I watched my follower count slowly go up, but when it happened it was still amazing. Honestly, I can’t thank you all enough. Blogging has changed my life, and the fact so many of you enjoy what I write has instilled so much confidence in myself. Thank you…you are ALL wonderful humans!! 

Mental Health Awareness Week

As you all know, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and several bloggers have been writing about it and asking others to do the same. I think two bloggers asked me to address this and I was planning to do it on Thursday but, as you’ve already read, that day wasn’t my day. So I’m doing it now! 

Mental health is important, so, so important. It’s as important as physical health. Despite all the work of all the amazing people out there who continue to campaign and raise awareness, it STILL isn’t addressed or treated as seriously as it should. People think of it as ‘just being sad’ or ‘you’re just being dramatic’, and it’s so bad that that’s still happening. Not only that, but the seriousness of it isn’t taken seriously. You’ll hear people in school going ‘oh I’m so depressed’ because they can’t find their chapstick. You’ll hear people saying they’ve got anxiety because they’re a bit nervous to do a small presentation. It’s like saying you have a serious illness when you sneeze or saying you’ve broken your ankle when you’ve just slightly sprained it. Situations like these make me so angry because they THINK it’s ok to strip mental health of its importance. But it’s not all their fault. It’s because they weren’t educated on it, schools don’t think of mental health as something that should be learnt, they all don’t spread awareness, and most offer the help to students who need help.  

In my personal experience, if you have a mental health condition or you think you do, you get pushed away. Others don’t want to deal with it because it’s too much for THEM. They can’t handle you. And I can’t stand that, I can’t. All it does is make the person feel even worse, they fall further and further into the darkness they’re already in…that one rejection to their cry to help could be the one to push them over, and I can confirm that. But I was lucky I managed to pull myself back up. Not everyone is going to be the same. Not everyone can do that all the time when it gets too much. 

I’ve just went over everything I wrote and it’s just a collection of rambling. I’m sorry, I hope you understand what I meant with everything though. 

Just please, please, help someone in need. If they come to you, reach out to you, it’s because they trust you enough to do so. Don’t reject them. Don’t send them away. Help. Spread awareness, let anyone and everyone know that mental health ISN’T A JOKE. It’s something that affects millions, start treating it how it should be treated. 

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Thank you for reading this post that was basically a collection of everything. Last week I kinda neglected blogging and because of that my flow died a horrible death. I’ll get back into the swing of things next weekend, fingers crossed. 

I’ve been brainstorming ideas to do with my blogs, a monthly feature to honour all the bloggers who tagged me to do a tag or award combined with posts by other bloggers I liked over the month, and posts I posted throughout the month. Now all I need to do is think of a name for it…? 

I apologise for this post being SO LONG, 2678 words?? It keeps on going up with every post! I’ll try and control myself! 

Wish me luck for Round Two of the University Challenge on Wednesday, and I’ll see you all on my next post. 

  –   All The Jazz 

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79 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up: Friends, Breakdowns, Illness, 500 Followers??…A CRAZY Week.

  1. Great post! Congrats on reaching 500 followers, delighted for you!
    So sorry to hear you’ve had a tough week, hope you’re taking eat easy and getting lots of rest ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. No problem!
        Ah I’m glad to hear that.
        Aw no! Hot lemon and honey can be good and lemsips. I do hope you’re feeling better soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Ah, I’m so sorry you had to go through all that! I’m sorry about that friend, and all that coughing, but I’m glad you’re all right now! YAYAYAYAY CONGRATS ON 500 FOLLOWERS!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ That’s seriously amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚ And haha I talked about mental illness too! And then my post was like 2000+ words too… XD

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    1. Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š My coughing is still going strong, I have no idea what’s wrong with me! I’m gonna have to get another appointment to find out sadly๐Ÿ˜” AHHH THANK YOU AGAIN! It’s crazy I’ve made it to such a high amount, I’m still so shocked! Oh I know, I read your post earlier and as I was writing about how huge my word count got I remembered yours๐Ÿ˜‚ We’re both world class ramblers๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Awe thank you! And yeah, it was awful๐Ÿ˜• I usually don’t get ill like that! He was! It was really unexpected, but it’s nice to know there’s at least a few nice people at my school, they’re bordering on extinct๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Secondary school for me! I’m from the UK! Yeah, that’s so true. When did they all get so mean? It’s like I blinked and then bam everyone became rude divas and self obsessed bi….we all know what I was gonna say๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. I LOVE THIS POST! And I hope you get well soon!
    Also, you write songs!? I didn’t know this and now I’m really curious! I’d love to hear one of them one day!
    If you have any song writing tips, hit me up lol – I can make chord sequences or write some awful set of lyrics, but I cannot for the life of me string something good together! I love singing and I’d love to be able to write songs too lol

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    1. Awee thank you!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜„ Yeah I do! I kept it quiet on this blog, I have no clue why๐Ÿ˜‚I’d love to share one on my blog one day, once I’ve written one I’m 100% happy with! As for tips, I’m horrible at giving them so sorry if this doesn’t help! First, you got to think of a topic or subject you want your song to revolve around. Like what’s the story you want your song to tell. Then you got to decide what genre of song you want it to be! Pop, rock, ect. Then…I just start writing! I’m not too sure how to describe the song writing process, it’s kinda like a trial and error๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry if this didn’t help much!

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      1. You should one day! Just remember you’re in a community full of crazily supportive and kind bloggers, so you’ll never have to worry about mean people popping up! I hope you do it one day, I’d love to hear you sing!

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  4. Congratulations on 500 followers first of all, that’s awesome! Also, I’m sorry that this week kinda sucked.
    You’re so right about mental health, it’s so important and shouldnt be overlooked. I’m glad you found someone to talk to and that you were able to rest and recharge on Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you!!๐Ÿ˜Š I’m happy you agree, I just wish I could have explained my point clearly, when I’m passionate about something and talk about it, it’s just a series of passionate rambling๐Ÿ˜‚I’m glad as well, it was so nice for that blogger to help me!

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  5. congratulations on 500 followers! all your posts are AMAZING and you obviously work so hard on them so you deserve it. i love reading all your posts and to be honest i get so excited when i see that you’ve uploaded, then i impatiently wait for your next ahaha

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  6. I love hearing about what you’ve been up to! So sad to hear you were sick though… and Riverdale! Cole Sprouse just completely reminds me of my childhood (Suite Life on Deck)! And I hate how people say they’re depressed when they’re just sad… like, uh, no, you didn’t have trouble deciding whether it was even worth it to leave your bed this morning. And I love your rambling!

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    1. Thank you! It’s ok, I’m going to yet another doctors appointment to see if they can find out what’s wrong! And same, I used to love the Suite Life On Deck, I love him in Riverdale WAY more though, it was a good way to come back into acting. I know right? It’s on my mental list of things I hate more than anything๐Ÿ˜‚ I agree, running out of your favourite snack or something doesn’t equal ‘oh I’m soooo depressed’. Like you said, you didn’t have trouble deciding whether if it was worth it or not to get up from bed.
      Yay, that’s good because it’s going to be very hard to stop my rambling habit๐Ÿ˜‚

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  7. Holy shit- you were right, this week was crazy aha. Sorry about the illness (personally I hate coughs so I pity you bb) and sorry about the shit friend (bye Felicia) and good luck on round 2 (sos aha) and HELL YAH 500 BB! You deserve them all, your blog is freaking fantastic bb๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŽ‰

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    1. It was๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you, I hate coughs as well they’re the worst. But I’ve gotten different antibiotics and they seem to working, I hope I’m better by the end of the week! Haha yeah, I’ve gotten rid of her from part of my life, not all…but hopefully soon?๐Ÿ˜‚
      AWEEEE THANK YOU!! Your blog is amazingggg as well, I always look forward to reading your posts ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Šxxx

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    1. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOWWW!!! And (news just in๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) The CW network announced that Riverdale season two is going to be back this fall (Well autumn for my British self๐Ÿ˜‚) and I’m SO READY FOR IT!!!
      Awe thank you, you’re too kind!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. OH MY GOSH YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM TO HEAR THAT!! AT ONE POINT I HEAD IT WAS COING BACK IN 2018?? I WAS LIKE, โ€œnooooo!!!โ€ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TELLING ME THISSSSS!!!!

        And no no, itโ€™s trueeeeeeeeeee ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. YESSS WE CAN!! I’m gonna be stalking the cast (especially Cole and Lili heheโค) to keep me distracted and satisfied until season two๐Ÿ˜‚ I’d be shook along with you!๐Ÿ˜‚

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  8. You know I love your blog, right? I will never stop expressing and shrieking my love for it because you’re one of the best bloggers I know and your writing and rambly posts remind me of a more put together and sophisticated version of myself. I hope you’re okay – I also hope things with the friend have cooled down:) you can always always talk to me whenever you’d like. I’m going to be here for as long as I can – also you deserve those followers so much ๐Ÿ™‚ you’ll get 1000 by the end of this year, if not sooner! ALSO EUROVISION OMG I LOVED IT

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    1. Aweee Elm my hearttt๐Ÿ˜„โค Thank you so much! You’re so kind to me, honestly, your comment just made my day! And I remind you of yourself? What? That is legendary if that’s weird to say, I’d never thought anyone would say that to me, let alone you! I’m having a fangirl moment, sorry๐Ÿ˜‚ But thank YOU๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
      As does things with my friend, it’s calmed down thankfully. But now another issue has arose…never a dull moment!๐Ÿ˜”
      If not sooner? You’re too nice to me! That would be absolutely amazing, but I can’t help but think that it’s too good to be true. YESSS EUROVISION! I’m so mad at myself that I fell asleep half way, do I ended up going to bed and missing it๐Ÿ˜ญ That’s literally the first time I haven’t watched the whole of Eurovision๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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      1. Excuse ME but I’m about as legendary as a block of wood. Seriously – I AM SO DULL YES I AM! Also yes of course!!! You’re awesome. Want to talk about the issue? Xx

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      2. You are so not dull! The complete opposite! As for the issue, it’s more of something with the friend vs my other friends if that makes sense, but I kinda made myself involved๐Ÿ˜” She’s pretty insensitive to other people’s problems, literally everyone in my friendship group suffers from bad issues in life, she’s the only one that’s ok. She’s had rough times, but she’s ok. And I guess she doesn’t appreciate that, and it’s hurt most of my other friends. It lead to a showdown, everyone had mediation the next day (I wasn’t in school though๐Ÿ˜”) and apparently it went horribly and now there’s just this awkward, unresolved elephant in the room! But oh well, the summer holidays are quickly approaching, I’ll spend the time I have left in school with the friends that make me happy, not stressed๐Ÿ˜Š

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