Something I’m very passionate about, whether or not I have a million readers or just one, is how one thing can resonate with you. As always, I talk about the happenings in our world & I can’t help but writing with devastation about the school shooting in Florida. I don’t want to trivialise it & I want people to know that I am writing about it purely out of sympathy for the families and disgust at the typical storyline of these attacks. I know I have no idea how they must be feeling but I want to support the families in the midst of this injustice.
Everyone, wherever you are, will know about the terrible climate in America at the moment because of the horrendous and corrupt leadership. Police brutality, sexual assault and most horrifyingly, this, the killing of innocent children in school. This attack poses questions about the morality of the leadership that allows anyone to walk about with a gun. How guns were the instrument of this attack & how this attack could have been easily prevented if only there were stricter regulations in place. And people like Tomi Lahren claiming that the lefties are forcing gun control down the victims throats. As Carly Novelle said, guns were what killed these children. This is absolutely not a story of silly pacifists wanting peace, it’s about protecting children.
And the unfairness of the world makes me want to scream. This white man is being tried as a‘broken boy’ & is being labelled mentally unstable when black boys are being killed in the streets for no reason by police officers. Our world needs to stand up & protest. No matter where you are from.
‘First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.’
Because if you have no opinion in situations of injustice then you are just as bad as the oppressors. I have already signed a petition for gun control & you should too ..
Now I just want to extend some advice to people in everyday life. Voice your opinion. Don’t shy away from having a voice, use it! Because the people are stronger than the government when they stand together. And because people will be inspired to stand beside you if you stand up first.
And finally to the families of the victims. I am so, so sorry that your children were victims of this corrupt system. That they died in such a horrible way. And I know that you are all showing so much strength & are fighting for their rights and I commend you for it. Here at YourWorld we will stand with you.
Guys I know that was a really different blog today & even though I am an Irish blogger I felt the need to spread that news to everyone so we can all help shape our world.
Tea & a read xxxx
Hi tHere!! I’m glad to see tHat you have found yourself here after my instagram pollS & i hope that maybe you have learnt more about yourself through exploring your faith. Also, please, please don’t feel like you should have to vote becaUse you totally don’t! SPIRITUALITY can be a very private thing. ToDay, after a prompting froM a few discussions, i have decided to talk aBout the most controversial Subject - religion!!
I HopE there is a god, how fabulous would it be for a big man in the sKy to watch over us. And hoNestly, i don’t reJect it. I think there is so Much beauty in our anatomy and the rivers & flowErs of the earTh for it all to have been a coincidence.
For some reason i am not afraid of all the Questions i have about fAith. A friend said to me recently that energy can’t be created or destroyed and Neither can we. Jk rowling also Put my mind at ease with her words ‘to the well organised Mind, death is but the next big adveNtuRe’.
Truly, i am excited to find out ( if i do ) all of the secrets of our world. I do have faith that there is somethIng more & maYbe that just is sOmething inherently specIal about the world & nothing more.
To me, spirituality is a big vast word. It can meaning being one with yourself & the world but also your beliefs. I am a spiRitual person, i meditate and practise the law of attraction. I try to find beaUty in all of natUre’s little giFts but i don’t necessarily thInk i’m religious.
I constantly dream of equaliTy. A world in which women & men can equally prosper & for me, some parts of the bible don’t fully support that. I heard recently tHat married men and women only have to devout themselves to their partner & pleasing them. I just thInk it’s ridiculous to belIeve that such archaic rules can Define us. Words that jesus said mean everything to me... all his words on love & acceptance are what i try to base my religious beliefs on.
Things i advocate are eQuality & feminism. I don’t believe that god would wiSh gay people to reject their lOVe & i don’t think he expected women to be sUBservient. And i never will think that.
Honestly, i believe tHat by quEstIoning thIngs & changIng my mindSet i have completely altered my faith. Before i had blind, ignorant faIth. Rounding off prayers that meant nothing & sitting in mass with no feeling at all. Today i Pray to god with words i mean and feel. I Plan on praying together with my future husband & i plan on living a life of goodness & love. By sculpting my own faith i could see who i was.
I thInk god is in the tRees & the moutainS. With such beautifUl flowErs & lovely hUmans i see god as little mIracles every day on earth. There are so many miracles, aDvEntures & questions tHat i am unafraid. But, on the other hand, i can see why people Don’t beliEve.
There have been many cRUel, shocking & aWful haPpenings in Our world. & i alwAys hope yourworld acts like a safe Haven & it is my end goal to create an app that can be that. There may not be a god in the Sky Looking down at us- but we can create our OwN miracles if needs be!
God is in the nights that you Fall aSleep Crying, he is in Your laughter, your heartbreak, your Fascination. Even if you don’t think he’s real there is somethjng god- like about the world..
Because this is your world .. & it is what you make of it.
I sit here writing as i watch ‘sUfragette’, the new cHannel 4 movie. Channel 4 has been advocating so Much beaUtifUl Material on wOmen & sufragettes.
I don’t want to ONly tell you the story of the sufFRagetes but to tell you abOut all of the fusion of stories over the years that HAVE INSPIRED FEMINISTS everywherE.
Click the pics to learn more.
Why am i a feminist? Feminism meRely is equality of the sexes. Women have been indocTrinated and tRained to be meek & needy. To be the princess waiting for their knight in shining armour, afraid of being too passionate, too loud, too big. We should be repulsed bY our flaws- especially if we are too bIg, we shouLdn’t be imposing.
Yet we, as Feminists, lOve men. We want men to be allOwed to embrace both their mascUlinity & femininity. We want men to be treated with kindness & consideration. We want men to be allowed to express themSelves. We want justice. We don’t sUpPort a woman just BeCause she’s fEmale nor do we oppose a man because he’s male. And we Don’t have to support anYone’s choice to do what they want If we believe it is wrong. That’s the beauty of feminism. It’s merely eqUality, not poison, not cancer.
Man hating & supporting a womAn no MaTter even if she’s wrong is being a misandrist. I know there are differences between male & female. Some things some women can’t do. I’m not a PhysIcally strong woman but that doesn’t Make us all like that. Some women want to Have the door held open For them & Act the lady. We don’t all Have To. We Have a choice. There is no point in saYing men and women have the same anaTomy and Are capable of eXactly the same things becAuse we’re not. Every human Is different and we all Have different opinions.
However, we should sTand tall & protect our rights. No matter what you believe - everyone deserves equality.
Women are expected to be like little girls, tiny & slight & hairless & Quiet. They should Have opinions - but not the wrong ones, not intrusive ones. Yet women should be warm & larger than life, Brave as the sun when it rises in the morNing.
WomEn should be treated as equals as we are strong enough to create beings! Our bodies create & destroy themselves each month in order to prepare for new life. The perseveraNce of mothers, the FeIst of the teens, the wiSdom of the older wOmen.
Are some men Afraid of women? WoMen ordination was only bAnned in the thirteenth CenTury, WiSe women were the hIghest ranking memBers of prehistoric claNs.
All of my inspirations have been women. My own grAndmother- in a time when this was so unheard of- went to university! She was modeRn, wise, fashionable and strong. Look at your mother. ThInk of all she has accomplished. Isn’t she strong too? Does she not deserve the same rIgHts as your father. What differentiates our power From a man’s powEr? We are different & that is the strenGtH of humanity.
So if you are a woman... be proud of Your BeAutiful anatomy, your voice, your ideas. Train your Mind to be inDEpendent, stand by your beliefs.
It scares them.
Tea & a read ☕️
For christmas this year, a giFt i really wanted was Helen kellers; the story of my lIfe. Helen keller Words Have lifted my heart & supPorted me many timeS & her view is one i waNt you to induldge in tonight, Especially to ensure that you make 2018 your Year, it truly is only starting - don’t be discourAged.
Helen keller was a woman From the 1800s, born both blind & deaf. Inevitably her life wOuld be useless, her thoUghts dull and wordless buzzing around in her head.
If you believed what i just wrote then you are very mistaken.
HeLen Kellers mind was a unique of fusion of love, understanding and beauty & her understanding of words is absolutely touching.
When she was bOrn, helen kellers case was hoPeless. She did have some understanding of what was going on around her & knew various motions like waving but she didn’t quite understand their meaning. And it was with great stress that her parents looked for help. It was very difficult to Find someone who could understand and help her.
Anne sullivan, a teacher of tHe blinD finally met with keller and her Family & they beGan on a beautiful journey & a devouTed FRIENDSHIP that would Last the rest of their lives. Keller haD Such a unique sparkle and unShakeaBle determination that her growth was astounding. It was with silent reverence that i read & watched in tHe film aDaption, helen finally pIecing lifE together. Before this realiSAtion, helen’s teacher had trIed for helen to understand that more than one object can Be a doll. She was tEaching helen to uNderstand that everythIng had a name. Then when helen fInally realises it is such a movement moment. Miss sullivan placed helen’s hand Upon water in a stream and signed water & she finally understood that words weren’t just for a single object. Please, if you have the time tonight, watch the miracle worker as it really is one of my favourite moVies ever.
I Know that this isn’t the Best quality but i just inserted it for you to have a look if you would like. You can also check out a channel dedicated to helen showing old videos & sPeeches of hers.
It is with passion & kindness that Keller talks. She really Is so fluent & optimistic & that is why i have cHosen tO blog about her today. I know a lot of Peope may Discouraged By how long ago this OccOured but knowing about helen keller has always inspired me. Anytime i think that something is Impossible I think of Helen. And it’s not just because of her disability that i am praising her. She honestLy has Such a wonderful way with words.
So go & read helen’s book and you will understand her Pursuing of haPpiness anD what life meant to her. She is a really unique force & her words are so lovely to read.
Here are some QUotes for you to begin next week with. Learn, create & believe.
Tea & a read.
Dear CoNan & Friends of yourworld
How beautifUl a moment it would be for me to know that your eyes have Finally read a message that i have sent your way. Anyone who knows me will know that i am inspired by Humans, by the arts & by ideas. And by Watching one of your videos i came up with an idea that changed my life eNtirely.....
To Whoever is reading This & has supported yourworldblog from the outset- now is the chance for me to lEt you in on the secRet of our app. The app that i have been ranting on about for all these moNths & an app tHat is finally making some headway! Although creating a website has turned into a blessing & somewhere for me to hide my feelings & dreams, my original iDea was to creAte an app. This app i Convinced my friend to become a Part of On a bus trip home & She maybe crazily agreed.
I remember that Donald trUmp had just began running for election & when i saw How sickening his campaIgn was, i realIsed how neCeSsary it was for tHe youth to have a place To hide out, to collate and to Dream. I never believed that i Would be tHe one to attempt to do this.
Conan gray Is an advocate for everything i’ve ever felt strongly about. POuring a hot cup of tea on a sUnday & dEvouring his videos is a PastTime of mine. When i watch a conan gray video i am filled with a calm sense, everything will be ok- don’t worry. Words that he spoke that never left me wEre- Never fear being olDer as You thEn Also beCome wiser. And just little pieces of conan have Become parts of me like playing a ukulele & his fierce determination that he hides so beautifully behind his Calm exteriOr. And truly i feel anxiety melt away just like that when watchIng his videos & it’s Something i’d love to thank him personally for.
Youtube & unique individuals have sculpTed me.
Cornelia grimsmo was a lady who helped me to cArve my mindset, conan gray helped me to carVe my app.
When watching this VideO - i got the idea of a beaUtiful world To build- one that encaPsULates love, equality & Art.
OrigiNally, yourwOrld was going to be called tea & a Read - a read of what other Humans had to say about the changing cliMate, backpacking trIps & art. Then, it becAme my AliaS.
ThroUgh conan’s aesThetics i EStablished that i wanted Yours sincerely to do the art for this projet. I wanted to keep It as original as pOssIble.
This world contains a place fOr each of you to call home & to Visit eachother’s blogs & discover more about different pEople. Hide in yOurworld if needs be. That was my main goal. Somewhere for you to reside when the real world seems to daunTing to be true. WIth yours sincerElys arT & a boOk themed world to explore eachother’s writing.
This world is a small world, as small as my Website, as small as Conan’s room in which he filMs videos that changed my life.
On the yourworld app you will be Able to create, explore, share & most Importantly become someone who might not exist iN the real world.
Because this is yourworld,
Yourworld is what you make of it...
Tea & a read
And it's finally my first blog of 2018! I hope this blog is really significant in marking a change for not only my life but yours. and i'm just about to tell you how you can get on the road to your wildest dreams.
Vision boarding is a concept that I've been familiar with for a long time because it is constantly spoken about in law of attraction videos etc. I'm a really big advocate for the law of attraction as it is constantly determining my life & I see it all the time. At first I was a huge sceptic and so I will totally understand if you aren't dying about the idea of vision boarding but i'm going to tell you a lil about it today and how you can make one.
Last night I was making a personal vision board & next week i'll be making a yw one and from the logistics of the loa, I think they're really effective. Even if you look at from the other side of the scale, they will keep you on track and motivated if you are constantly looking at it.
First you need to think about the year ahead and all of your hopes for the year. I wrote my down in categories to make it clearer.
My categories were
To welcome thoughts of these goals you should print images from pinterest and also your own photo album on your phone. For example, I travelled a lot last year so I put in images of these travels so that I can remember to travel this year. I also put in pictures of my friends so that we all remain connected and that I can experience more of these healthy types of friendships in the year ahead.
A really important part of vision boarding is picking pictures that truly resonate with you. Last night when I was looking at pictures of success I seen an abundance of money and skinny girls wearing high heels and short dresses. I had these pictures thrown in anyway. but then I came across images of girls eating a lovely breakfast in silk pyjamas in a hotel, girls at parties together laughing, a girl writing a book and a girl singing. Pick images that put you in a beautiful frame of mind. Make your dream board completely about you.
So when you Create a vision board, make it sure it looks goRgeous & means something to You. I put in pictures of places i want to travel With my friends and made sure to get the most aesthetic shoTs😂😁. And vitally ... put it SomEwhere you always see It. SubconCioUsly it will be maKing an impression on you. Even afTer making my resolutions and Picking pictures for this, i can feel that i’ve made a sort of mentAl shift.
If you want to hear more about the law of attraction comment down below as i love speaking aBout it!
Here is a video from my lovely inspiration Cornelia. I think hearing her view may clarify mine & also everrrryyone deserves to hear her beautiful view on it all.
Honestly, NO matter what you believe, Vision Boarding will keep you on the right track & motivate you to make 2018 your year.
For obvious reasons I'm not going to show you my vision board as they are such personal things and it would give away tooo much of my plans for the year ahead. ;P
I would absolutely adore to hear your view on vision boards and if you have ever made on. I really want to continue this theme of new changes this 2018. I have a great feeling about this year and there are so many chances for us to make this year the best yet!
Thank you for taking the time for reading, following and liking all the time. Please do make little goals this year. Because life is too short to push all of your dreams so far away.
Have a lovely week,
Tea and a read
where has tHe year flew off to? Firstly i have so many people to thank for 2017. To my best friends Yours Sincerely & C’Est Avril for tAKing the leap to travel on this spectacular journey with me. It Feels like a lIfEtime that we’ve fought oVer insta themes & stressed over Deadlines & it has been an absolUte pleasure. Your world stIll isn’t A year old yet it has become such a huge part of my life. This Year has bRought about enDless opporTunities fOr me, i have travelled so mUch this year & grown so much as a young woman. And in The next year i hope to continue to strive to reach my goals but most iMpOrtanlty - to Live every moment Mindfully.
SecoNdly, i want to thanK you !!! TO thank you for reading this, for Following, commenting & liking & for being endlessly supportive, welcoming and accepting. To all of the people who have Reached out to us this Year, to all those who Have collAborAted, commented & loVed. Thank you. We are always warned about Cyber bullies, internet hate & the dangers of social media. We are never told about the uPlifting kindNess of the Users & the bloSsoming friendships oNline. I could never Have anticipated the love yw Has received. I especially want to thank Blossoming BIrds who Helped us immenSely throUgh her kind Words & her support, Allexandra Napolititano who was there For us from the very start & tania Kozack our very first lovely Yw aMbassador.
I hope this year i can work hard & live fully. I hope that it will be as iconic as 2017. As much as i enJoyed 2017 i’m rearing to go into 2018... I have lived this year & will leave it beHinD as a happy memory. I’m so unBelievably relieved to say hEllo to january.
2017 was a practise run.
2018 Is the real thing.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU !!
Last year i changed my life, a different sEt of friends & a different set of circumstances. I was in the Process of Becoming this force of hArd work & determinaTion & Become incredibly close with a girl who helPed me to see who i am & who helped me to understand that love is Never toxic. Some parts of 2017 i’d rather leave behinD for good but for the majority 2017 has been a year of coMplete chAnge & bliss. Even so i will be relieved to hEar the clock strike midnight.
This Year, play your ukelele, eat your fruit & veg, explOre, keep your heart beside you, know how much you are woRth. This year, appreciaTe every little moment, walk outside, do the little things that make your life sparkle that little bit more. I think you should jOurnal if i’m honest because you will see the most expotential Growth. This Year, love yourself, work hard, play harder. Write down & solve all your probleMs as the cloCk Strikes midnIght. Leave the mess & Messy thIngs in tHe Past & D O N O T W O R R Y !
I also want to rememeber a very sPecIal person as the year comes to a close... A second year without them.
i Thank you for inspiring me consTaNtly , for guiding me into 2018 wIth my Heart in my hand & dreams driven into my sOul. 🌹🌹
finally, i want to share a Quote with You that really Resonated with me. I hope it means something to you. Firstly this Time next year you will look back at the year & You will have either made the most of every second or you won’t. How scary.
‘2016 - THE CATIPILLAR 🐛🌷
2017 - the cacoon ☄️🌼
2018 - the butterfly 🦋🌎’
thank you, thank yOu, Thank you
Love alwaYs & for the last time in 2017 ;(😢
Tea & a Read
By the time you see this it will be Christmas day! I'm aiming to have it up on the stroke of midnight, yet again leaving me in a complete rush to make sure that it is meaningful.
This is kind of like my queen's speech, only I'm a little girl with tea, typing away at a blog I've started. This blog truly does mean so much to me this Christmas.
To me, Christmas is the most heart warming season & the way the world should be every single day and I hope that Christmas 2017 offers me & you everything it has done in the past. To me, Christmas is just love. It has so much beauty and it's a day in which so, so many people are grateful for everything they have. Spend your Christmas with those you love. Make Christmas special for you because sometimes everything won't just go to plan just like that.
This is YourWorld's first Christmas & we started a new theme in its honour. This Christmas, especially if you do struggle, I hope that you can find solace in yourworld. I hope that you know how much heart we put into our blogs and how much our readers mean to us.
Christmas is a beautiful time and a time to be cherished as you live it but I know that not everybody loves it. Not everyone loves the idea of family all crammed together into a room, forced to talk. To you, I recommend that you spend your Christmas doing things you actually want to do. I hope that you know that tea and a read can always provide you with something to read or someone to talk to. For you, I hope that you can hide in this little world. I hope that you can hide in books and movies and I hope that you know, you are always worthy & you should love yourself.
And another Christmas will pass us by... and as you fall asleep tomorrow night, be grateful.
Love, kindness, generosity and mindfulness is what Christmas is to me.
Goodnight & all the love this Christmas. Your friend,
Tea and a read
Saturday 16th December
Oh my gosh!! How is the season upon us again. I really do have the Christmas feels this Saturday night, typing my blog while listening to Last Christmas. Does it get better?
So as per usual I'll boil the kettle & sit down & chat to you about Christmas crafts collabs, Christmas motivation & of course it wouldn't be YourWorld if I didn't give you a few tips on how to spread a lil love Christmas.
I'm kind of going to treat this like diary entries because as you'll soon see my crafts will take longer than just a day to make.
Okay so let me explain to you what I am doing. So, a few weeks ago we reached out to Gill Corbett and decided to collab. This has been my favourite collab so far because in a way we really are coming together. It's really special to think that both Gill & I will be in our homes making wreaths for this little project. So yes we are making Christmas wreaths & I've been anticipating this forever. I seen Gill's autumn wreath & fell in love with it. You see so much creativity when you're ablogger. I'm best friends with two very artsy girls and that is why it's so, so, ironic that I am the one who is doing this collab. It's actually going to be super funny to see the mess I get myself into.
So basically the first step is
Slice the oranges about 2mm thick and pop them onto a baking tray
on greaseproof before putting them into the oven at 50-70°C for four hours, turning them about halfway through this time. Once cooled, pass a short length of twine through each slice and tie a knot, leaving a loop to attach the orange slice to the garland.
as you can see I've already encountered a bit of a problem. I think I slightly burnt the oranges but at the same time they aren't fully hardened?? Oh god.
So, after gill and I got in touch she thought it would be a great idea if we could create something together. We decided on the #createwithgillandtea !! How cute is that. Christmas just warms my heart. So if you want to get in touch with us or create a wreath with us simply tag that on insta !!!
Speaking of, please, please check Gillian's beautiful account out. It honestly made me positively ecstatic for Christmas. Not only is Gillian beautiful but she is an innovative and lovely lady and it's been an absolute pleasure working with her. It's been great to meet all these lovely women in NI & to be just so welcomed into this little blogging community. So proud of all the things the women in my country are getting up to- it is inspiring.
Also ... go and read her new blog tonight thesparrow.blog/ to see her amazing wreath.
7:49 - I'm just finishing up this blog for today & finishing other Christmas errands. Today I bought all of my friends Christmas presents & I'm hoping that they really love them. I'm currently writing their cards & finally feel in the spirit. I had a lovely day floating around shops and hearing the Christmas music. I still am struggling to finish the wreath, so tune in next week to see the final product. I also wanted to talk to you about ways you can help someone else this winter. First I think you should always wrap your presents in Newspaper to be as efficient as possible. A story Gillian told us touched my heart. She gave a homeless man and his dog food & she said his face just lit up. @Frankie_leigh advises that you can give to a food bank or Oxfam. Literally hygiene products, tins of food and small things can make a person's Christmas that little bit more comfortable. I'll be giving to svp as I do every year, I still haven't decided what though. Frankie also says that it's good to donate to third world countries this Christmas time & of course I absolutely agree with her. Right now I'm thinking of how I'll help out this Christmas. I'll round off this blog here.
See you before Christmas & if you don't get to catch my Christmas blog, have a very merry and blessed Christmas.
TEA AND A READ
I vividly remember, about a year or two ago, seeing a law of attraction video pop up in my recommended list. Being me & with a head filled with wonder at the world & nature I was infatuated with the idea that you become what you believe.
Watching the video and scrolling through her other videos, simple things like backpacking essentials and tattoo meanings stood firmly out to me.
Cornelia had this difference that made her so special to watch & watching her is not only motivating but her aesthetics are so relaxing and light.
It sounds weird to say but I always have my head in a book and I'm always dreaming about something or other & having Cornelia to listen to actually made me feel like we are friends. I am endlessly influenced by her love of travel & from watching her videos, her morals and beliefs slowly became engrained in my own head.
This was the first cornelia Grimsmo video I ever watched. And they seem to just get better.
Just listening to Cornelia in that video again makes me so happy. It's often funny to think about just how much people influence what you believe. It sometimes surprises me that this Norwegian who has never heard of yourworldblog from Ireland has had a such a big part in moulding a mindset that I have created. I constantly keep up with the crazy things cornelia does and I hope to meet her some day, to let her know just how much she has inspired me.
When I first started watching Cornelia's videos I was the kind of person who changed what they believed around their friends and family, someone who let people tell her exactly what she was. I had absolutely no concept of properly knowing myself nor loving myself & I have Cornelia to thank for that change in me. Now I believe, with hard work and my heart in the right place, I can do anything I believe I can.
I've commented endlessly under Cornelia's pictures and videos & although I still haven't got in touch with her just yet... someday I am sure our paths will cross.
It'd be my dream for cornelia, my absolute idol to some day in the very near future, stumble across this little platform of ours
all my love
Tea and a read xox