4 Ways to cheer yourself up

Sometimes life just gets you down. All of us go through times where we just feel terrible. I can relate! Here are a few things I try and do every time I feel like things just aren't going my way. Of course, not all of these will help everyone but I would recommend giving each of them a go. If you keep feeling down, however, speak to someone you trust. Maybe an adult that can help solve the problem once and for all.

1. Distract yourself 
This method is definitely not permanent and can only help for so long. This could include drawing, watching a movie, colouring, reading or talking to a friend. Do things that make you feel better or help you to concentrate on something else. This isn't the best idea though because eventually, you're going to have to face the reason you were so down.

2. Talk to your friends and the people around you
As I said before, your friends can be a great distraction. Ask them to make you laugh or talk about something else. I often rant to my friends. …

Hush! It's a secret!! Part Two

This is part two of a fiction story about keeping secrets. If you haven't read the first part, read it here before you move on to this post!!

I found Ella in the girls bathroom, covering her face with her hands and sobbing. Tears of shame and self-disappointment fell down my cheeks. I had betrayed her. Ella didn't look up as I sat down next to her on the floor.
"Ella I'm so sorry...."
"Go away. You left me behind a long time ago. There's no going back to what we used to have now."
"We can fix things..."
"No, we can't. Goodbye Ellie." Then the loud speaker system interrupted and I was called to the headmasters office.
"We are not interested in the content of your diary...although we realise it may have been shared without your consent." The headmasters' face was sour and I knew I was in for it. Mally had been in here first, I saw her exit as I walked in, and I knew she would've whispered something in M…

Journaling 101

Why keep a diary? Many people do. Many people don't. Personally, I try. I try because when I do remember to fill in those lined pages it helps me. A lot. In my opinion, diaries are good for...
- Mental clarity - having a clear mind is always important.
- Connecting to your emotions and helping you to understand why you feel what you feel.
- Recording each little memory and events that affect us even in the smallest of ways.
- looking at the bigger picture. Take a step back and evaluate what's really going on.
But whatever the reason you choose to journal its right. You should feel comfortable in recording your experiences for whatever purpose.
There are lots of different ways to approach this though. You don't have to be traditional and invest in a thick leather notebook and expect yourself to write for pages each night. This method only helps some but it can work. I would suggest that if you are a natural writer, just sit down regularly and write whatever comes to your h…

Moving House

A few months ago, I moved house. And school. And country (sort of). I first found out I was going to do move around the time I started this blog and i was planning to write a big post or series of posts all about it.
But, when the time came, I didn't know how to communicate what I was feeling into words. This failure soon put me off blogging at all and I went through the whole experience without speaking a word. But now I'm ready. I'm ready to describe what I went through and how it changed me as a person.
In July, I moved from England to Wales. Exactly 227 miles. This meant I had to change schools, friendship groups, houses and basically everything I knew. It was scary. In 2013, I moved to two different places in England, 168 miles. This was a big change too but I don't remember much of it. This time, I left so much behind. I had to say long goodbyes and explain continually, why, why, why?
I have now realised that it was a good thing it hurt so much to say goodbye. It…