Pictures, Stars and Dreams

Rest in peace, James Owen Sullivan (AKA The Rev) of band Avenged Sevenfold. You shall be remembered forever. β™₯️

It’s supposed to be break time, but there are still days completely full of chores and of course, there are lazy days. 😧

Meaning – I’ll be honest – I haven’t felt like doing much to the site lately! Of course, the reviews I’ve done and the icon tutorials I’ve added might tell you otherwise, but perhaps you’ve noticed I haven’t returned a bunch of my comments.

They mean a lot to me – they really do. 😍 I enjoy returning them and interacting with you all, but I don’t get to do it straight away with my busy life. But that aside, as we all know people have a life off the computer, let’s move on.

I want to send out huge hugs to Rachel who hasn’t had a very good day. She’s sleeping now, but I hope she’ll be better in the morning – when I am asleep. Don’t timezones amuse you in the slightest? Here’s an example!

Today, I really, really, really wanted to see God Loves A Challenge at Maxwells in Hoboken, New Jersey, right in the large USA. Yes, I say “large” – because it’s just huge and massive and obviously so much bigger than Australia (where I live). I love the band GLAC because my idol Ben Jorgensen is in it. Yep. πŸ™‚

But of course, that would require me spending thousands of dollars for a plane ticket to New Jersey, and it would take about 22 hours to get there.

Not only that, but my parents would not let me. Sure, I’m 18 years old and I’m legally an adult, but my parents are strict and they care about my welfare. A spontaneous trip to New Jersey just to see a band is insanity to them – as much as I love Ben Jorgensen.

The life lesson I’m trying to get at is that you can’t choose your parents. If your parents are divorced and you have a stepmother or stepfather, or you are adopted, your parents/guardians still care about you.

Sometimes we might hate our parents for doing unreasonable things. The worst nightmare for any teenager is probably being grounded from the computer – seeing as it is such a large part of our daily lives. Whether it’s gaming, going on Facebook, chatting on MSN, watching videos on YouTube or updating your website – it’s hell when you’re grounded.

But what can you do? It’s your parents and they had reason to ground you. Maybe you disobeyed them or talked back. 😞

I’ve been grounded a few times in my life. The worst thing that happened is that I had my mobile phone taken away, my computer taken away, I wasn’t allowed out, and even worse, anyone who tried to contact me on my home phone was ignored.

The sad truth is that my best friend Lilian and my boyfriend James had worried about me and wondered where I was, because there was pretty much no way of contacting me.

One night I was quite upset and I decided that despite everything, I would sneak in the middle of the night to get my phone. I sent James the longest text message explaining what had happened and why I seemed to be MIA.

Our parents might be awfully mean to us… but I think the secret, awful truth is that it angers us. It upsets us so much that we want to fight back somehow in rebellion. 😢

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