Topic 2: Boys (part 1)

Hello everyone, and welcome the complicated topic of ‘boys’,

Now, as you may have gathered, this blog is written by a girl. This means there was bound to be some things in there about boys.

Boys are funny creatures (sorry to any males reading this, we are probably a bit strange too) but there are many things they do that girls just don’t understand – and visa versa.

So, today, I am hoping to talk about and explain a few of these things that I have come across from personal experience (I apologize for being so stereotypical, I am aware that there are boys out there who aren’t like this). So, let’s get going:

1. Some boys don’t understand how what they say can really upset a girl:

Sometimes, boys say things which they don’t really mean, however fail to realize how much this can affect a girl. Recently, I had an argument with a boy I really liked. We had been talking for months and were about to get together. Then he said some stuff in the heat of the moment, that he might not have meant. He didn’t seem to think much of it at the time or realize how much it had hurt me. Then, a few days later, he tried to talk to me as though everything was fine.  As you girls can probably imagine (or maybe even relate to this kind of situation), I didn’t take it lightly. It made me realize that, if it only took that much to make him say something like that, then maybe he wasn’t the right boy for me.

So, although I am strongly aware most boys hopefully wouldn’t act like this, I just thought blogging about this might help or support anyone going through a situation like this, as I know it happens. Stay strong and beautiful and, as my supportive teacher told me; ‘In high school you need to concentrate on school and friends. Don’t worry about silly boys who have nothing better to do than go around upsetting people’ (she was referring to my situation, but hopefully this advice helps)

Thanks for taking the time to read Part 1. of the topic: Boys.

As usual, I sincerely hope my blog has helped in some way, or made you realize how so many others may feel the way you do too.

Please tell me about your boy experiences, or how you feel about this (or any other) of my blogged topics. I would love to hear from you, and maybe, your opinion will be the inspiration for Part 2 of ‘Boys’.

Check back for my latest blog post soon. Teen Girl x

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Topic 1: School

Hello readers, today I’m going to be discussing the complicated topic of school for teenagers.

School is often a word teens dislike, and there are many reasons for this.

Being a teenager means you often feel judged at school. This can be for many reasons. Maybe you worry about your hair not being perfect, people looking at you and commenting on your appearance, or perhaps you are sitting in front of the older years in assembly and you feel as though they are looking and judging you from behind.

I often find myself in these uncomfortable situations. I feel that the things I wear on non-uniform day are too revealing or too covered up, too different or not following the trends. I feel scared to stand out as I always worry people will judge me and form an opinion of me that isn’t really what I’m like.

Well, for those of you reading this, if you can relate to any of these feelings of worry orĀ anxiety; know that you are not alone in any of this – as I, and, I’m guessing, most other teenagers feel this way too (both male or female).

But it’s not just the fear and worry of being judged. School can also make teenagers extremely stressed or anxious.

As you reach the older years of your teenage life, work and exams begin to crop up.

A few months ago, I was hit by a sudden realization of how close exams really were. I panicked and became extremely depressed. I felt I had hit rock bottom and that my life was over.

However, I was told to have a few days in bed doing nothing, and after that I was fine!!

Becoming depressed and suffering from anxiety is very common among teenagers, which I later realized.

The stresses of exams mean teens push themselves too hard, resulting in something like I had. But just remember; if you do ever feel like I once did – you are never alone, and the situation is never as bad as it first seems. Have hope and happiness, and it will all be okay in the end!

Thank-you for reading this, and I really hope this helped to show you that exams stress everyone out; but you will recover… Try not to work yourself too hard, but don’t do what I did, and not plan ahead. Staying organised is really important, so you don’t have to push yourself so hard right before the event.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and stay positive! Thanks again. Teen Girl x

A short introduction to Teen Girl:

Hi anyone reading this, and welcome to my teen blog. I would just like to say that I created this blog so (hopefully) teens around the world can read my posts and relate to them, and so I can show you that you are not alone in what you feel.

I decided to start a blog because I recently read the book; ‘Girl Online’ by Zoe Sugg aka Zoella. For those of you who haven’t read it, and I strongly  suggest you do, I will briefly describe the part I got my inspiration from.

In the story; Penny (the main character) struggles with panic attacks which get worse as the book progresses. She started an anonymous blog like this about a year before the book begins. One day she has a bad panic attack in a restaurant and her best friend Elliot prompts her to write about it in her blog. The morning after Penny has written her post about panic attacks, she checks her blog and finds it full of positive comments like ‘I’m so glad I’m not the only one’ and ‘You are so brave for writing this’ (sorry, the quotes are not 100% accurate but I haven’t got the book with me at the moment).

While reading this, I felt myself becoming emotional as I too realized that I am probably not the only one with strong feelings about certain topics. So, I have decided I will write down my emotions and (hopefully) find that other people feel them too.

It would make me extremely happy if I knew that I had, in some way, shown other teenagers that you are not alone in any of this, because – let’s face it – being a teen can be very difficult at times.

Thank you for reading this (if you have) and feel free to check back soon for my latest post, where the real stuff will begin to come out. I hope you all have a good day, and remember; I am always here to share my thoughts and feelings with you, and be there for any support when needed.

Please leave any comments you wish; be it positive or negative (any feedback is good in my opinion).

Thanks again, Teen Girl x