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.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

My inner black woman has escaped.

Wow, it's been a while.. But no time for apologizing for my absence, "Ain't nobody got time for dat," as my inner black woman would say.

Anyway, I've been rather busy recently. I'm working like crazy, and by crazy I mean I worked a 16 hour day on Friday, Then was back to work Saturday for a little 9 hour day. So I've been exhausted, but hey, my pay checks are getting fat.

But today, after being out all morning at church and having a nice picnic luncheon with some of my family I got home and had a nice peaceful afternoon of immersing myself in books, with a lovely cup of coffee.

Then, after reading a while, I had the best plan of my entire life (maybe not quite that good actually). I decided I would write a list of books for anyone who asks me out and tell them they have to read all the books on it before I even consider them to be a good friend.
My plan is perfect, because the list will just be growing continuously and no one would ever like me enough to read a mountain of books. 
After the first five minutes of list writing I had 13 books on the list. So after a week or so, imagine how many there will be! 
The list goes like this:

1. The Bible 
2. The Cross centered life, C. J. Mahaney
3. The Golden booklet of the true Christian life, John Calvin
4. Lord of the rings trilogy, J. R. R. Tolkien 
5. Narnia series, C. S. Lewis
6. Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther
7. The princess and the goblin, George MacDonald 
8. The Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul
9. Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer
10. Chosen by God, R. C. Sproul
11. Till we have faces, C. S. Lewis
12. Pride and prejudice, Jane Austin 
13. Pilgrims Progress, John Bunyan

As you can see, my favourite books are theological or fairytales, and by the time the list is complete I'll be dead, so no one will ever be allowed to be my friend. Unless of course they're girls, girls are okay I suppose.

Now I'm done boring you with my ways of scaring off all the boys I'll move on to something else..

Oh! I was feeling a tad creative before, so I wrote this cool thing on my mirror, "Beauty is fleeting, so gather wisdom with flowers." Not sure if I came up with it myself or if it's a quote that I can't remember correctly, but I like it nonetheless.

I honestly have no idea why this is titled what it is, but it was all I could think of and it was kinda amusing.

Well I best be off now, I've rambled enough for this month, it's time for sleep.

With coffee and sprinkles of unicorn love,

Lecy xx 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Don't panic, I'm still alive

Oh hello there, lovely little bloggers! It's been a while, hasn't it? I'm sorry I've been absent so long, but I've been quite busy recently - and highly motivated to do nothing.

Well, I shall fill you in on a bit of what I've been up to lately.

This week was a stressful one; I had my brothers wedding on the weekend, then a mass amount of study before my English exams, and knowing me I had to leave everything till the last minute. 
My exams went okay I suppose, but we won't know if I passed till I get my results. I should pass though, I wrote the weirdest story for it. The person marking it will most likely think I was high or something. (I wasn't, I just have a very creative little mind.)

Enough about exams though! No one likes them. I'm so relieved they're over though.

I can't even remember what I last blogged about.. But I don't think I've shown you my new piercing. I got my Tragus pierced a couple of weeks ago with a friend, whose name is also Elysia, and it was really exciting.



This was after I cleaned it.. It was so gross and painful. I'm pretty sure this part was more painful than actually getting it pierced.


But then here it is, all clean and not in pain.
Don't you love it?! I love it. Then again, I just love piercings.
I was just Google searching ear piercings and I know where I'm getting my next one done, next two actually.

I don't know what else to tell you..

Oh, how about the fact that I can get my restricted licence in EIGHT DAYS! Yeah, that's right, I'll be able to drive by myself.

Gosh, I'm so tired. I think I'm going to crawl into bed and either watch a movie or read books all night.

Goodnight!

Lecy x



Friday, 18 October 2013

It's not because I'm home-schooled.

Well recently I've been getting 'labeled,' let me tell you, it sucks. It hasn't happened much, but a couple of times is enough. I've been told that since I'm home-schooled I know more about the Bible than school kids - which is true in some ways. Sure being home-schooled in a Christian family has strengthened my faith more than going to college would. But that doesn't mean I have to be categorized as the kid who knows the bible well 'cause she's home-schooled. Learning the Bible is my choice, not my parents. School people have just as much freedom to learn the things I do. So when people tell me I only know a lot about the bible because I'm home-schooled is offensive. I only know so much because I'm passionate about learning all there is to know about my faith. Anyone with a passion for something will do all they can to learn about it and stuff. It doesn't change whether you're home-schooled or not. I understand that its easier for me sometimes, but that's not an excuse to label me. Everyone has the ability to learn anything. I choose to learn about the Bible. Its my choice. Its something I'm passionate about. Its something every single Christian should be passionate about. But barely any Christians nowadays actually take time out of their 'busy' lives to read and dwell on Gods word. Its not because they go to school, its because they have weak faith and because they are ignorant to the importance of really knowing God. They don't get the point that they need to learn things themselves, they can't just go to church on Sunday and then forget about being a Christian for the rest of the week. God doesn't want lukewarm followers, He wants us all to be burning hot. How will we ever be burning for Him if we never stop to listen to Him by reading our Bibles? We won't. We actually have to set aside time for a daily Bible reading or just time to pray. I know its hard, I still struggle to do it. But its the only way that we will ever truly be fully on fire for God. 
So stop watching TV, log off Facebook and go read your bible. What'll be worth more in the long run? Your intelligence on the show you just watched, or the knowledge of your Lord and Saviour? One does not simply gain knowledge by doing nothing, one gains knowledge by studying. "What comes easy won't last, what lasts won't come easy."
So stop telling me I know my Bible well because I'm home-schooled, I know as much as you could. You just lack the discretion to learn.

Hmmm
This ramble was aimed at no one in particular, just something that's been on my chest for a while and has finally escaped.

Anyway, on a brighter note, I went shopping today. It was one of those totally unexpected shopping trips that come out of nowhere yet are amazing cause you get some cool stuff. I'll show you the lovely things I got another time, it's a bit late to play dress ups.

Another thing, has anyone ever just randomly gone out to their back yard one night and done a work out? 'Cause I did that tonight. It was surprisingly nice. I think it'll be a new hobby of mine. Working out in the dark.. Even though it wasn't dark since I had the outside lights on. But I have a feeling the reason I'm still awake is because I did a workout at around 10:30 p.m, probably not the smartest thing I've ever done, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I can also feel that my arms will be in agony tomorrow. But I need to get real tank arms for vaulting next year. So pain is my friend.

Has anyone noticed yet that I ramble a lot when I'm tired? I have.. I don't know why, but everything just seems to come out when I'm tired and can't sleep.
So maybe I should stop before I say something I'll regret..









 Anyway, I'm really tired and I have no idea if this blog even made sense. So please excuse me if it doesn't, but mind you it's almost 3 a.m. So I have a valid reason if it doesn't make sense.

Before I leave, here is a picture that displays my nerdiness.
Yay, I don't get that at all!
Am I meant to say Good morning now, since it's 3 a.m, or do I still say goodnight?
I guess that's a mystery I shall never know the answer to.
So I'll just play it safe and say,
Bye!

Lecy xx