IT’S HERE!!!!

Hey there, Sparklers! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so excited for you guys to see all the footage from my last blog post. Now you can! It’s up on my YouTube channel!!

 

Please like the video and subscribe to my channel if you enjoy it โค

Lots of love,
Sarah Sparkles xxx

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The Day I Saw Ed Sheeran.

Hey there, Sparklers! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a nice little story-type thing for you today! On Sunday I went to see Ed Sheeran, but as always, nothing is ever plain-sailing for me. So, as you can probably guess, I’m gonna tell you exactly what happened. Hope you enjoy!!

Now, before I jump right into the Ed Sheeran side of things, I was also supposed to be meeting Oli White. (For those of you who don’t know him, he’s a YouTuber and author with over 2 million fans). I had it tattooed on my brain that I would be meeting Oli on the Monday. But when I woke up Sunday morning, I saw on twitter that he had tweeted “last day of my tour today, so sad.” WHAT?!?!?!

I jumped out of bed and ran to look at my ticket. It did indeed say “Sunday 23rd April”. HOW did I not notice that? I mean, am I stupid? Blind? I actually could have kicked myself. I was so annoyed!

You see, I could have made it if I didn’t sleep in. I woke up at 11:30 and I had to be in Manchester to meet him by 1:30. There was NO CHANCE I would have got there on time, no matter how hard I tried to make it work. Let’s just say I SUCK.

Anyway, back to the story. After I finished sulking, I fell asleep again. When I woke up, it was 2pm. My train was at 4:07pm and I was STILL in my PJs. I hadn’t even had a shower! I sprang into action and started zooming around the house trying to get myself together. I was literally a blur. I had the quickest shower I’ve ever had in my life (15 minutes is SUPER quick for me). I slipped into my silky dressing gown and turned on my camera. I had decided to vlog that day and I hadn’t even done my introduction.

I kept my phone away from me to avoid any distractions so I could focus on getting ready as fast as I could without looking like a clown. The next time I looked at my phone I was almost finished with my make up. I looked at the time. 4:06pm. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!

Great. So not only had I missed meeting Oli White, I’d now missed my train to go and see Ed. I frantically looked up some more train times on my phone and the only other train I could get which gave me enough time to actually get to the arena before the concert started was at 4:36pm. I had about 20 minutes to do my hair, get dressed and get to the train station.

I managed it. JUST. I got out of the taxi and went inside to buy my ticket. As I was buying the ticket, my train arrived. I got through the barriers and bolted down the stairs as fast as I could without breaking my neck, and got on the train just as the doors were closing. I sent my best friend a message letting her know that I was going to be late, but only 20 minutes later than we were originally supposed to meet.

I got off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, and went to look for Caitlin. She told me she would meet me outside platform 13, so that’s where I headed. But there were so many people in front of me that I couldn’t see her. I walked straight past her and I didn’t even notice until she shouted. “Oh my god, you’re so blind!” she laughed.

We headed outside and had a cigarette and basically just squealed at each other because we were so excited.

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Originally we were going to walk from Piccadilly to the arena, but instead we decided to get a tram as it would be quicker. We headed inside and had at look to see when the next tram would be. We had an 8 minute wait so Caitlin suggested we go for a toilet break. “We’ll be fine,” she said. “It won’t take us 8 minutes.” she said.

We went for what we thought was a “quick toilet break” but when we got back, the tram had been and gone. Yup. ย WE’D MISSED THE BLOODY TRAM!!

I couldn’t believe the sort of day I was having. I’m the kind of person that’s either always early or on time. I’m NEVER late for ANYTHING. Especially when it comes to my idols.

I began to freak out, until Caitlin saw that another one would come in 2 minutes. The only issue was, we’d have to get off at the next stop and walk the rest of the way. So that’s what we did. We got off and walked as fast as we could because the arena doors had already opened at this point and we were still a good 10-15 minutes away. My feet were killing me and my asthma started to play up because I was having to rush so much.

AND, as the icing on the big cake of failure, I almost got ran over by a taxi. I actually have the footage of it which you’ll be able to see in my vlog when it goes up on Friday!

I wasn’t worried about the concert starting before we got there because it always takes a while for them to start, I was worried about being at the back and not being able to see very well because we had standing tickets.

We finally arrived and got in the queue. The standing queue seemed MASSIVE and my heart started to sink. People had already gone in and there was still a huge queue. How am I supposed to vlog it if I’m right at the back?!

BUT, finally luck was on my side. FINALLY. After all the panicking and rushing and worrying, by the time I’d got into the room I was only 5 rows away from the stage. How that happened I have absolutely no idea, but I was so close I almost MELTED.

I was so unbelievably excited. I finally had some good luck and I couldn’t wait for the show to start. After about 20 minutes or so of waiting, the first support act came on. An Irish musician named Ryan McMullan and he is absolutely incredible. I’m not going to lie, before now I didn’t know who he was, but he blew me away and he sang the most beautiful songs. Here’s a short clip to show you just how talented he really is.

He deserves so much more recognition than he has right now which is why I’m telling my readers about this talented young man. His debut single “O’ Susannah” comes out on May 1st. Here is the link to his twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanmcmusic go and give him the love and support he deserves! ๐Ÿ˜€

But for now, I’m going to leave it there. I don’t want to show you all of the footage because it will all be in my vlog. If you want to see me being late, panicking, almost getting hit by a taxi and losing my mind over how incredible the concert was; keep an eye out on my YouTube channel – https://youtube.com/c/SarahGxo4010 – for the vlog! Friday at 4pm – you don’t want to miss it!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of love,
SarahSparkles xxx

Q&A!!!

Hey there, Sparklers ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m trying my best to be a lot more active on my blog now, so I thought I’d do a little Q&A for you guys so I can answer some of the questions I get asked frequently!

So, here goes:

Q. What’s your middle name?
A. I have two middle names, Christine and Mary.

Q. What’s your favourite colour?
A. Pink!!!

Q. What are your hobbies?
A. Blogging, making videos and dancing (not that I’m any good at it).

Q. What do you look for in a guy?
A. As clichรฉ as it sounds, for me it’s super important that they can make me laugh. Height is pretty important for me personally because I’m quite tall and it can get a little awkward otherwise. Nice eyes and a nice smile are important too!

Q. Have you broken any bones?
A. Oh, lord! Yes, I’ve broken quite a few. I was very accident-prone when I was younger. I’ve broken my big toe, middle toe, little toe, all fingers, my left wrist 4 times, my right wrist 3 times, my nose and the top of my foot.

Q. Have you dislocated any bones?
A. Yes! Again, I was very accident-prone when I was younger. I’ve dislocated my jaw, elbow, shoulder, hips and my knee.

Q. Have you had any surgeries?
A. Yes. I’ve had 6 all together.

Q. Have you had any near-death experiences?
A. Yes! I’ve had a couple. They’re very, very scary and they make you appreciate life so much more. The first NDE I had was when I was 10, I nearly died through complications of appendicitis. Apparently I was extremely lucky to survive, I don’t remember much of it though.

Q. Who is your favourite YouTuber right now?
A. I have a few! Right now I really enjoy watching Logan Paul, Jake Paul, the Dolan Twins, Kian & Jc, ThatcherJoe, Jack Maynard, Caspar Lee and Oli White. There’s more but it would take waaaay too long to list them all. I’m fully addicted to YouTube. ๐Ÿ˜€

Q. What song are you jamming to right now?
A. Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl. It’s so catchy!

Q. Do you have any piercings?ย 
A. Yes – my ears and my nose.

Q. Are you single?
A. Very much so.

Q. What is your natural hair colour?
A. My hair is naturally auburn. I’ve never died my hair and I never will!

Q. Do you have any tattoos?
A. Not yet. I have a ton of ideas for tattoos I want to get, I’m just too nervous about the needle.

Q. Do you have any pets?
A. Yes – two dogs. One is a 6 month old Old English Mastiff named Myah, and the other is a 12 year old German Shepherd named Jade.

Q. Do you have any children?
A. Yes, I have a two and a half year old daughter.

Q. Are you engaged?
A. Nope!

Q. Have you ever been engaged?
A. Yes.

Q. How old are you?
A. I’m 21.

Q. Were you bullied in school?
A. Unfortunately, yes. The whole time I was there I was being bullied. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Q. Are you religious?
A. Yes, I was raised a Christian.

Q. Are you a virgin?
A. HA! It’s a bit late for that…

Q. Do you have a purity ring?
A. Ermmmmmmm…

Q. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
A. Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€

Q. Are you crushing on someone right now?
A. Yes, but if I told you I’d have to kill you.

Q. Do you smoke?
A. Yes, but I’m in the process of quitting.

 

And that’s it! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask ๐Ÿ™‚
But in the mean time, I hope you enjoyed this post!

Lots of love,
SarahSparkles xxx

NEW VIDEO IS UP!!

Hey there, Sparklers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Just wanted to let you know that my new video is up! Please check it out and let me know what you think!

 

 

If you do like it don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel!

Lots of love,
SarahSparkles xxx

You Are Not Alone.

Hey there, Sparklers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve had writer’s block and I’ve been concentrating on my YouTube channel.

But today I’m back and I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. No matter what you’re going through right now, it WILL get better. There’s people out there who love you, care for you and would do anything for you.ย They would do anything to see you happy.

We all have bad days. We all have days where we feel we aren’t good enough, that we’re a failure, that nobody cares. There’s going to be events in our lives that break our hearts, temporarily ruin our self-confidence and that will leave us wondering why we even bother at all. But with every bad thing that happens, something good ALWAYS follows.

Like me. I’ve never been popular, and I’ve never fitted in. From the first day I went to school aged 4-5 I was cast out by everyone. I had a couple of friends, but nobody else wanted anything to do with me. Then at age ten I became seriously ill and almost lost my life. The recovery process was so long that I missed the end of year 6 and missed out on taking my SATs exams.

High school came around and I was so excited. Fresh start, new friends, all new experience. But high school soon turned into a nightmare for me. I was being bullied. There were groups in our school. The ‘popular people’, the ‘normal people’, the ‘goths/emo’s’ and the ‘freaks’. I was labelled a freak. Why? I still don’t know to this day. But what I do know was that I was bullied for being shy, for being ginger, for not wearing make up or bothering to do my hair. They ripped my self-confidence to shreds and I became so introverted that I lost pretty much all of my friends. I was a loner. There was one girl that I stayed friends with, as she was getting bullied for similar reasons. But the majority of the school hated her because she was a compulsive liar. She lied about everything. So that made me even more of an outcast.

The bullying was affecting me so much that my attendance dropped to 25% because most days I just couldn’t face going into school. I couldn’t face the nasty comments any more. I dropped out of school in year 10 and became homeschooled. But because my parents were teaching me and they aren’t qualified teachers, I wasn’t allowed to take my GCSEs. I was told that the only way I could take my GCSEs would be to get into a college that allows you to take them there. So that’s what I did.

At 16 I started college, and it started off great. Everyone in my class were friendly, the teachers were kind and patient and I just loved being there. It was a completely different environment to what high school was. I started to become more confident, I started dressing the way I wanted to instead of following everyone else’s fashion trends. I started loving life again.

But then, just 2 and a half months after starting college, I became seriously ill again and had to be hospitalised. Again the recovery process was very long, but at first the college was very understanding and said that they would just send coursework to me and then I can send it back to them until I’m well enough to return. But when 2 months had passed and I still hadn’t returned, they decided to kick me out. I lost my place in college and STILL didn’t have my GCSEs. The head of attendance was very nasty to me and my parents, she belittled me and my self-confidence got shattered for the second time. They told me I wasn’t allowed to come back the year after, that I had to wait for 2 years before I could apply for a place again.

Two years passed and I decided that I was going to re-apply for a place. I had a meeting with the head of attendance and yet again she was nasty to me. She made me plead my case as if I was in a court, I had to make promises I wasn’t sure I could keep, just so she’d give me another chance. She let me go back, but placed me in a class of 16-year-olds. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but at the time it was very unsettling. I was 2 years older and had to keep it a secret because I was embarrassed of the fact I was doing work I should have done 2 years before. I had the same teachers as I did the first time round, but they weren’t kind and understanding anymore. They picked on me, pressured me and made me feel like sh*t. They didn’t believe in me, told me I was going to fail and that I was wasting my time. But I was determined to prove them wrong. I worked my ass off every single day just to prove to them that I wasn’t useless.

They started to realise this and began congratulating me, telling me to keep up the hard work. Just as I was getting somewhere, I fell ill AGAIN and had to take time off. For two weeks I still attended college even though I literally felt like I was dying. But then I deteriorated so much that I had no choice but to take time off. Immediately they started being nasty again, saying I was lying and that I was just being lazy. I went back in as soon as I started to feel better. But all the teachers were looking down their noses at me like I was one big disappointment. Suddenly I flipped.

I went from the quiet, shy girl that let everyone treat her like rubbish to going up to my teachers, telling them to shove it up their arse and storming out of college. I left and never went back.

You see, I’m not dumb, and I’m not a plodder when it comes to my work. I know what I’m doing, and I know EXACTLY what I’m capable of. Now I’m 21, and although I STILL don’t have my GCSEs, I’ve not once let that stop me. AT ALL.

I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m blogging, I’m making videos, I’m making people laugh and smile and feel good about themselves. AND I LOVE EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT IT.

The moral of the story is:

  1. Qualifications don’t define who you are, or what you’re capable of.
  2. Bullies are irrelevant cowards, who get nowhere in life. If you are being bullied, just remember that later in life YOU will be achieving more than THEY ever could.
  3. Be YOU. Wear what you want, do what you want, stand out from the crowd. Fitting in is not what it seems, and you’ll be greatly disappointed if you try. Standing out is so much better and so much more FUN.
  4. Chase your dreams. Obstacles will come at you, but you work around them and you get there. No matter what the obstacles are, it’s NEVER impossible to achieve your dreams. ANYTHING is possible if you put your mind to it.
  5. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Everybody has struggles in life. Some people have the same struggles as you, and some people don’t. But we need to stick together. We need to support each other.
  6. I’m ALWAYS here for you. Whether you read my blogs or watch my videos, or both, please know that you can turn to me. If you need a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen I’m here for you. I know what it’s like to feel worthless. I know what it’s like to be bullied. I know what it’s like to be told you’re a disappointment. But I ALSO know that you can get through it, that you’re strong, that you can achieve anything. Please, please, if you need someone to talk to, please do so. Wether it’s a family member, a friend, a medical professional, a teacher, or a complete stranger. Talking is good. We’re all in this together.
  7. I appreciate you so much. I love you and I want to help you in any way I can.

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Thank you for reading, and I hope this helps at least one of you. Stay strong, you can do this.

Lots of love,
Sarah Sparkles xxx