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The A-Z of my Life!

Asexual; I have recently come out as Asexual and I’m proud to say I am!
Brownies; I’ve been a Brownie Leader for 6 years now!
College; I’ve been a college student for 4 years and done 4 different subjects, Acting, Theatre Technology, Photography and now Childcare.
Dominos; It’s officially a thing now, my house is connected with ordering Dominos and it’s pretty much all my friends and I eat.
Education; Should hopefully be the line of work I’ll go into (alongside writing)
FictionPress; Where my writing actually took off, a lot of my stories are there under RJ Seeley but they are terrible, unedited messes.
Gang Show; I’ve done 2 Gang Shows and am going to be doing my 3rd in 2015
Harry Potter; It doesn’t matter how many years it’s been or how many new things have come out I’ll still love just sitting and watching the Harry Potter films (Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite)
Iceland; One of the countries I visited on my 2014 cruise. We went swimming in the Blue Lagoon!
January 17th 2013; The day I published my first ever book, Superstar.
Kids; I spend my life surrounded by kids by being a Brownie leader, a Rainbow Leader and soon a Teaching Assistant
LGBT; My main topic of writing and a topic I am hugely interested in and am supportive of.
Musical Theatre; My one true calling in life! I’ve always been a massive fan of MT and will continue to be for years to come (favourites include Billy Elliot (stage), Hairspray, Starlight Express and of course Grease)
Nineteen; The age I am currently at, and it’s okay.
Overdue; I was born 3 weeks late, arriving on the 16th August 1995
Prima Ballerina; One of the things I’d like to be when I grow up, but cannot be due to weak ankles
Queens Guide; I am one of 20,000 people who have their Queens Guide Award
R.J. Seeley; My alias, my writing name – but who knows my real name ;)
Scouser; Born and Bred in Liverpool, lived in the city for 19 years so far! (I’m a blue)
The Little Mermaid; My favourite animated Disney Film and the film that used to put me to bed every night when I was little.
University; I don’t plan on going to University in any of the near future.
Vlogger; I’ve tried to be a vlogger, I have a YouTube page called ASeeley!
Writing; I am a writer, I spend pretty much every awake moment writing and will continue to write!
X-Ray; My first x-ray was when I was 6 and I’d fell over a brick and twisted my ankle
Y0-y0; A memory from my first year in college
Zizzle; Z was hard, so this word made me smile, smile :D

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Thinking Positive is Important

Today I was feeling so negative, so very, very negative, all my thoughts we’re attacking myself and it made me feel like utter shit.

It’s honestly taken a while for me to get to the point of feeling good about myself and right now I do, I like my hair, I’m happy with my body, I like my personality. I’m happy and after about 5 years of trying to get to that point I must admit I’m proud of myself for getting there.

I usually (and in the last 3 years have never had to) don’t care about how I dress for college, I’ll wear what I want, what I feel comfortable in wearing and I don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks of what I look like.

Today however, I stood in front of the mirror and wore 3 different sets of clothes before I finally settled on m (what I call) I don’t care jumper.

But thinking positive really is so important, today I felt physically ill because of my negativity, I had a pulsing headache because all I could think about was that I was fat or I wasn’t pretty enough, I was really very conscious about every move I made today, I kept glancing at the person that made me feel that way and I felt like I was back in Year 9 being judged by a supposed friend and being told I wasn’t perfect enough for her.

But I did the wrong thing. I left and I didn’t stick it out, I should’ve I knew I should’ve but my stomach and my head totally didn’t agree with me. Luckily I’ve got a brilliant friend who I could tell this too and get it off my chest instead of just letting it eat me up.

Now I am usually like a campaign person for good body image and feeling good about yourself but honestly everyone has weak days and unfortunately today was one, so I’m going to take this opportunity to first promote the amazing organization I’m a member of and their amazing ‘Free being Me’ Campaign.

5924056-largeThis fantastic programme encourages girls and young women to celebrate their individuality and to challenge the myth of the perfect appearance created by society. It’s available as two packs designed for 7-10 year olds and for 11-14 year olds

http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved/peer_education/free_being_me.aspx

and I will also take it to say, no-one has the right to put you down, if you’re happy, if you’re comfortable then don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t be. Everyone has weak days, honestly, everyone does, but just remember to keep your friends close and to talk about it with people, never let it eat you away inside, ever.

R.J.

 

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Things I’m Passionate about Number Five! (In no particular order)

Guiding.

I’ve been in Guiding since I was 5. I started in Rainbows and I’ve been in every section since.

Guiding is one of the things I am hugely passionate about and don’t see myself giving up anytime soon. Guiding honestly is one of the things I have hugely achieved in and it’s mine, within my time in Guiding I’ve achieved my Silver Duke of Edinburgh, my Going Away permit and my Queens Guide and people know me as me there.

Guiding has always been one of the things that means a lot to me, sure I went through a bit of bullying about it when I was in Guides because people just didn’t get it but it’s something I’ve always continued with, a lot of people believing Guiding is a religious but it’s not, okay so we meet in the Church Hall but that doesn’t mean anything. Guiding is a huge thing to me and will always be.

 

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Two Days. One Day Cont.

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I now know a group of people who are AMAZED that I can fit two days worth in one backpack! We had;

(And I’ll use A-G to cover names)

A (19) One backpack, one holdall and a bin bag
B (16) Backpack and plastic bag with other stuff in (Has done DofE Gold)
C (15) Holdall (Quite a big one but not as big as a suitcase)
D (15) Holdall and 1D bag (plus tuba ware for the necessary sweets)
E (15) Little suitcase and small(ish) backpack
F (15) Holdall and two canvas bags
G (14) Suitcase and a canvas bag

Yep!

R.J

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Two Days. One Bag

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In there I have 2 changes of t-shirts, a smart outfit for our Saturday night out. Two extra changes of underwear and socks, pyjamas, my camp blanket, a change of shoes, my toiletries and two DVDs (because we have a TV when camping!)

And yet, I’m probably the only one out of the eight Senior Section members going that only has one bag – and if I’m wrong, only has one bag that goes happily on my bag and isn’t insanely heavy!

I can’t work out if it’s age, experience or just common sense!

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