Monday, August 18, 2014

Music Monday: A Month of Owl City - Shooting Star


One Year of Opal Swirls: To The Beginner Blogger

1 Year of Opal Swirls! Wow! I have been blogging since 2011, but Opal Swirls is my first serious blog. I decided to put together a list of 10 things I would have liked to know when I first started out.

Dear new blogger, 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Blog Challenge: Week 2

I'm so sorry this has been so long in coming! But here is the entire week two of the August Blog Challenge :)

Tell us about your best friend: Well, she has red-ish hair, because she dyed it. She has blue eyes, so we could pretty much be sisters. She is always on the move and is awesome at art! She is really smart and is as anti-social as me :) She blogs here.

My favourite blogs to read: Well, I love Go Teen Writers, Garden of Happiness, Painting The Sky and Indonesia Around Me

A message to everyone in my age group: You do not need a girlfriend/boyfriend at our age. Get a cat.

Something I would like to do to help others: Go on a mission trip to somewhere like Brazil or Africa.

You can join TW, BrookeJessy Jones and I as we do the August Blog Challenge anytime!


Friday, August 8, 2014

My Science Class, 101

"Fun Educational Activities". I am often to be found over exaggerating my cheerful tone of voice and using my air quotes to their full extent. In case you didn't pick it up, "Fun Educational Activities" are not my favourite thing. In fact, I dread "Fun Educational Activities".

Today we got to be birds in science... Don't even ask... But what followed inspired me to write it down because it felt so character-filled. I hope I manage to convey that feeling.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Before My Birthday Update (II)

During the writing challenge I did at the end of last year, I made a list of 25 things I want to to do before my next birthday. Time to bring out the list again and cross more thing off! I going to change my list, because I have no idea what I was thinking when I wrote it. The changes are in red. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August Blog Challenge: What Is Your Worst Habit?

I chew my finger nails.
I ask people for advise to help me advise others.
I shut down when I'm not interested.
I slump.

You can join TW, BrookeJessy Jones and I as we do the August Blog Challenge anytime! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

18 August

I'm very excited to have my one year blogiversary just around the corner - August 18 yall! I'm been waiting for this day for what feels like forever, and now that it's almost here, I'm not really sure what to do.

Do you know what else is truly exciting about the 18th of August? Chelsea will be playing their first game of the season! Gaaaaah!!!! (Thats me being excited. Weird, right?)

Anyway, after a lot of thinking I thought I would do one of those 'what I would tell my younger blogging self' posts that everyone seems to be doing right now. I want to be clear - I have read several of these lately, and I am in no way trying to copy anyone. 

Also I updated my 'About' page because it was awful, to be honest. You might have noticed I've been fiddling with the design of Opal Swirls as well. It's probably best to let me tinker on because I will never be happy. 

So thats what you have to look forward to! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Music Monday: A Month of Owl City - Fireflies


August Blog Challenge: What Do You Love About Yourself?

Um well thats a hard one. I'm not good about saying things about myself, I feel like I'm boasting, but here we go.

I guess that I love that I don't really care to much about what other think of me, any insult about how I look probably won't find its meant mark (but insulting my intellect probably will). Also I tend to stick to the things I say and I like that most people feel like they trust me (at least I think they do).

Wow that was probably the most awkward post I have ever done haha.


You can join TW, BrookeJessy Jones and I as we do the August Blog Challenge anytime! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Blog Challenge: A Brief Introduction to Me


It took me a long time to create my 'About' page, because I'm naturally a very private person, and while I try to project a feeling of openness around most people, the truth is that I am never going to tell you about anything that really matters to me (apart from God). There is very few people I trust in the world, and it's very hard for me to add to that short list.

Because of this, I find introductions very hard, but I'm going to try very hard to be honest, and not go on for to long because I don't want to bore you.

The first thing you should know is that I am introvert, but around my best friend and my family I tend to be a lot louder and dramatic than I am at school. At school I get a lot of comments about looking stoned (I do not do drugs, it's just my face!) I identify mostly with the INTJ personality type, and it's not true that we don't feel emotion, we just chose not to express it. I like to think about the world and the bigger picture, and try very hard to be as logical as possible. I often struggle with feeling like I am surrounded by idiots, but at the same time feeling like the idiot. I like to challenge myself academically, and I always feel like I could have done better.  I believe in God, and one of my favourite things to do is to have this challenged (but don't get emotional about it, because then I'm not interested if you can't argue rationally). I belong to a small family, and my sister is one of my best friends, something I try to maintain.

Yep, so thats pretty much me!

It isn't to late to join TW, Brooke and I as we do the August Blog Challenge!