Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A new part of life, a different kind of blog

So I know barely anyone will read this, but I'm writing for myself more than anything right now so that doesn't bother me. But in case someone does read this I'm just writing to let you know that my blog is going to change a bit from now. Because when I'm old my dream is to be an author and write books that can encourage young teenage girls so they know they are loved and they can understand that they don't have to fit into the crowd. But mostly I want to write books so that young girls can come to understand Who God actually is, not in the worldly view most have of Him. I want to bring young girls to an understanding of who they are because they can clearly see who has created them. Because it is a truly beautiful thing to know who you are when you can see Who God is and how dearly He loves you for you.

So with my blog I'm going to use it as a place to practice, I'll try to write something I've learnt weekly (if I'm not working crazy hours at work, that is). So I won't be offended if no one reads my blogs, it's just something I feel compelled to start doing.

So this week I'll talk about outward appearances. But don't get me wrong, I spend money to make myself look good, but I try not to be excessive. 
It's so hard in this day and age to be happy with who you are and what you look like, media is making us feel uncomfortable in our own skin and it's terrible. We spend hours shopping, shaving, styling hair and applying makeup so that we can feel acceptable. We diet so we can be as skinny as those pretty models. But we have forgotten the most important thing while we've been so busy beautifying ourselves, we forget that to God it isn't what's on the outside that matters. He doesn't care if we're a size 16 or size 8. He wants us to nourish our soul with His word, because honestly if we spent as much time in His word as we do putting on make up and making ourselves feel good, we wouldn't feel the need to wear makeup to cover ourselves up, Because we'd know that God loves our inward beauty. 1 Peter 3:3-4, "Do not let your beauty be external - the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear - but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious."

I'm not saying it's bad to wear makeup or make yourself look pretty, I'm just reminding you that our outward beauty shouldn't be our only priority and if it is a priority it should be second to our inward selves. We should try spending more time in Gods word instead of finding new ways to make ourselves look flawless. This is as much of a reminder for me as it is for you. Just remind yourself what's going to last. "Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." So spend less time building up something that's fleeting and will be gone before you know it, build up your inward beauty by drawing closer to God and being content with what He has made you to be.

That's all from me for now, I know this is a very common topic, but I feel it is so relevant right now. Sorry it's a bit all over the place, I'm just writing what I think as it comes to me. I'll improve with time.

Lecy xx

Saturday, 17 October 2015

So, life sucks.

In my long absence from blogging, I've been learning what it's like to grow up. And it sucks. I mean sure there are some ups, I have money, a car, amazing friends and boyfriend, but all of these things come with responsibility, and I can't stand it. So even though there are some good things, the majority of it sucks. I don't deal with stress well, I can't wake up in the morning, I don't have time to socialize much anymore, and I'm always tired.

So this evening, whilst I've been home alone I've been reliving some of the things I used to do. And by that I mean I've been dancing around the house, in my highest heels, with Taylor Swift and all my other country music blasting (by other I mean the Band Perry).

So really, I'm just blogging to complain about life. It's hard, and I feel like a lot of people understand and some will disagree. But life is hard and sometimes you just need to have some music on really loud and just forget about everything. Or, if you don't have time for that, just dye your hair blue. It works and it's quite fun. Until you go to dye your hair brown again and it goes green.. So then you have to bleach your hair and dye it brown all over again. But hey, I'm not speaking from experience or anything..

One of the worst things though, is remembering all the cool stuff you used to do, and how you can't do it anymore because work and study consumes all your time. 

This is me, doing my favorite thing last summer.

Me again, but with Freyja who's the best vaulter I know.

I think I should stop now, before I bore you all to death and fall into a deep depression from which no one could ever return. I will go to bed like a sensible grown up would do so I'm ready for a long day at work tomorrow. Who am I kidding? I'm not going to bed, I still have 3 more Taylor swift albums to go through.

But you should go to bed. Goodnight imaginary friends that live inside the big wide interweb. Sweet dreams to you all.

Yours truly, 
Lecy, the fairy queen of the mystical woods x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Well, well..

Well, I have been absent quite a long time. So I thought I'd say hi and fill you in on what I'm doing with myself nowadays. 
1. I did well in my Cambridge exams at the end of last year. 
2. I'm a Barista, and I make really good coffee. 
3. I'm most likely going to do a Chef apprenticeship. So in a few years I'll be able to make amazing coffee, and super delicious food.  
4. I saw my most favourite band ever live. And then I saw my favourite singer the week after. (Band was RED and singer was Passenger).
5. I'm still boring.
8. My life is full of excitment, and most of the time I'm just 'meh' about it.
9. I should enjoy things more than I do.. 
10. Maybe I'll go have a nap now.

I just realised I haven't written a blog since I chopped all my hair off. So you should all know that I have short hair now, and it's super cute.
So this is the short hair. (It's adorable, I know).

This is the coolest ginger singer I know. (He's even better than Ed Sheeran, and I'm a fan of him too).
Although this guy doesn't really have hair, just a really good ginger beard.

This is the first coffee I ever made kind of pretty, my goodness I was so proud of myself.

And this, my friends, is my new car. The super power it gives me is super Nana. Like no joke as soon as you drive a car like this you feel like a Nana.

Oh, hello Jamboy! So this weirdo is going to be really happy that he made it into one of my blogs, since he's always been so sad that he hasn't been in one yet even though we've been dating for almost a year.. I'm a slack girlfriend. But that's okay, he's here now so I can stop.

Just to make sure Abby doesn't feel like 2nd best, here's another photo of us being beautiful to even thing out.
P.s. She's taking me to see the script ;)

And finally, here are some words I think we should all live by.

Farewell, fellow bloggers! I shall see you in the very, very distant future.

Lecy xx

Monday, 16 June 2014

The life of Lecy ft. Ellie Goulding and Mike Rosenberg (a.k.a Passenger)

I've gathered you all here today to tell you something very important. It is probably one of the greatest things you'll ever be told in your life (or close to). I saw Ellie Goulding live on Monday night, annnnnnd, SHE LOOKED ME IN THE EYES! Yeah, not even kidding, Ellie Goulding looked right at me. I was totally her favourite person at the whole concert, and she was my favourite too. She has such an amazing voice and oh my goodness she's just so fiiiit. And English. Very English indeed. I like her.

Doesn't she look amazing?!
She likes triangles.

We had a bucket load of fun waiting in line for five hours in our super cool raincoat plastic bag things. Plus we got cool beanies.

As you can see we made some exciting friends that liked to photo bomb.

That's right, our waiting paid off! We were right at the front.

Well, not only did I see Ellie Goulding live this week, I also received my pre-ordered Passenger album! It's called whispers and it has flippin pop up art and everything! It's beautiful. I almost cried when I got it, I couldn't handle how incredible it was. Then it was worse when I actually listened to the music on it. Such a good album. Scare away the dark is probably one of the best songs off the album.
(The video is kinda weird, but entertaining)

Anyway, enough about my social life (if that even counts as a social life). I've been really busy with school and just life in general recently, and this afternoon I went for a bike down to the river. It reminded me that sometimes we get so caught up in life that we forget how to live, and we try so hard to make time for God but it always seems fruitless because we're only doing it out of legalism. It reminded me that sometimes the only quiet time we need with God is to just step outside and take a look around us. It's good to have a pause in the rush of everything to just look at creation and thank the Creator, and the best way for that is to go for a walk or something.

It was kinda funny, while I was staring at the river flow speedily past I was getting dizzy, so I looked ahead to wear the river ended up, and it stopped the dizziness. It made me think that that's kinda like life, we get caught looking at everything that's happening around us and we freak out and get stressed. We always forget to look ahead and see what our God has planned for us. We dizzy ourselves and can't see where we're going, so sometimes we just need to step back and remember who walks beside us every day, guiding us and protecting us.

But enough of all that deep and meaningful stuff, I can never stay there long or I'll ramble on forever.

How about we look at some photos from my adventure today.

I found a rock. Some might say it looks like a love heart.

I found cute little flowers. And took selfies with no make up, because I can be pretty without looking plastic. Natural is my new favourite thing.

These weird flowers were really exciting and pretty.

Oh, another selfie.

Isn't it lovely?

Even overcast days can be beautiful.

Well I think that's enough from me for now. I'm hungry.. Have a fantastic week everybody! Lecy is out! 

P.S. Some weirdo gave me flowers the other day. I really have no idea what's happening to my life now. Just a whole lot of weird.

Bye little boogers!
Lecy xx

Friday, 16 May 2014

A whole lot of nothing much, not just nothing.

I've have so many funny stories I could begin this blog with, but they've all conveniently escaped my mind all of a sudden. So I'll just tell you all the boring things that have been happening to me lately. Actually, nope.. I don't want to tell you boringness. Instead I'll tell you that I'm a grown up child now, I'm 17. Yup, that's right, I'm getting 'ancient,' as one of my vaulting team mates informed me. But I don't think I'm ancient, I'm only half way to 34.. That's still ages till I'm old. 

Right now I'm supposed to be writing a history essay, but I'm just too cold to think. So blogging sounded far better. We know I'm procrastinating terribly when I resort to writing a blog.. But I felt sorry for you all, going so long with not hearing from me. I know you've missed me horribly. 

I know I have a million things I wanted to write about, but I just don't remember any of them.. So I'm sorry. But I will tell you I was pretending to be a lamppost the other day.. And I've had a few eventful days recently, of which you don't need to hear, and I don't need to write of. But just remember, I tried to run away. I really did, but sometimes people don't let you run away. Not fair. But I'm alive, and I'm no longer a lamppost. 

I would like to tell you all that my parents asked what I wanted for my birthday this year. By asked I mean mum gave me two options of which I chose neither. I decided I want a big wooden wardrobe, to remind me of Narnia. So I'm really excited because they said they'll get me one!

I've realized my blogs are very relevant to the name, I ramble a lot. But that's okay, that's what I do.. And now I've run out of things to ramble about, how unfortunate.

I just want to take a moment to thank my mum and my dad for raising me, I know I'm a difficult grown up child. But I really appreciate that my mum homeschooled me. Looking back, I know I sometimes hated it when I was younger, but now I can see how good it was for me. It's funny looking back and remembering all the funny little books my mum used to read me, and seeing how it set me up for my love of reading.

*I sneezed here*

But anyway, it must be bed time soon. By soon I mean I'm going to go call Abby for a few hours since I haven't talked to her in almost a week. I don't know how I survived.
But thank you to everyone who made my birthday so great, I did have a fabulous day even though it was barely mentioned. Breakfast was definitely a high light, especially my massive coffee. 

But anyway, goodnight little munchkins. Have a lovely night! 

Lecy xx

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Wed-nes-days can be stressfully exciting.

Well, good morning little bloggers!
How have you all been? 'Cause I've been fantastic! Beside from the fact that I have way too much school work. Yesterday was a big day for me, I had two assignments due that I hadn't done, but somehow finished them, then it was my nieces birthday so we went and had dinner with her, but then, this crazy, ridiculous, I can't even believe it, thing happened.. I BOUGHT A CAR! That's right everyone, I, Elysia Claire Hannah Young, HAVE A CAR. It's so exciting! But I feel so old..
Now I just need to get my restricted licence.

I don't have a photo of my car right now, but when I can be bothered to take one I'll show you all. Because it's cool. You'll love it.

Now I'll tell you about my niece. Yesterday she turned nine, which is crazy! She's so old! Which is making me feel old.. I was only eight when she was born so it's weird to think she's now older than I was when she was born. But life goes on. And I'm old. But Brianna is cool, she's so clever and talented. Although she takes after me a bit too much, trust me Brianna, stubbornness will get you no where in life, it'll just make things harder.
Anyway, that's enough rambling, so I shall leave you with a photo of Brianna and cake.

Have a splendid day little munchkins!

Lecy xx

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Mumford and sons will be the death of me. Or possibly studying. But preferably Mumford and Sons.

I think it's safe to say that I'm not a regular blogger, so I shall not apologize for not writing in a very long while since I know none of you really missed me anyway.

But it has been quite a while since I last blogged, so I will not be able to fill you in on every little detail of what I've done, you'll just have to settle with knowing that I've been busy.

As we all know, I'm quite the procrastinator - I'm procrastinating right now to be quite frank. I'm supposed to be writing some assignments but instead I'm listening to Mumford and Sons and getting really upset because I'll never see them live. So I thought I'd blog about it.
So we all know that Mumford have really, really good lyrics, that actually mean something, unlike most music nowdays. And last night I was just listening to the songs and reading the lyrics, and they're songs can be pretty deep and meaningful. I'm not gonna be shy, I'm just gonna tell the world, I GOT WATERY EYES. That's right. Lecy, the girl that very rarely cries, got watery eyes reading Mumford and Sons lyrics. That's how deep they are.

I love that I was studying a poem by Shakespeare not too long ago and I realized Mumford and Sons wrote a song with some of his poetry. It was an exciting moment for me to realize my favourite band also likes literature.

I'll stop now, before I get carried away.

So over the summer I've done a great many things, such as sleeping. Annnnd that's pretty much it..
Kidding, I've done a lot, like a friend and I went on a road trip to Taupo and went on the Taupo cliffhanger, that was ridiculously amazing. I've been fishing with my parents, went to a couple of camps, ate chocolate on Valentines day, failed my restricted test a couple times, spend too much money, and drank a lot of coffee.
And that, my friends, is all I remember of my summer at this particular moment.

Now let me introduce you to some of my vaulting friends..

This, is Freyja, she's a special one ;)

And then there's Grace..

As you can see my vaulting team is clearly normal, esecially since I'm part of it.

I just want to take this moment to show you my eye ball.
By eye ball, I mean my eyeliner. I'm quite proud of it. I did it all by myself! Now I just need to work on being able to do both eyes evenly..

I think I'm done now.. Although I have a lot more photos I want to post, I think this blog is long enough to bore you all to death.

It's time to write boring assignments now. So if I never blog again, you know it's because I died writing assignments.

Bye bye little munchkins! I don't even know if any of you are little, but it sounded cute.

Lecy xx

P.s, sorry for any spelling mistakes, I can't be bothered checking.