Friday, 27 September 2013

I can still make explosions

I swear I'm not a fire setter, or an arson, that's not what this post is about. I repeat: I do not set things on fire for pleasure.

Recently I've been so inspired by people my age. It's amazing to me how looked down upon teenagers are, when I'm pretty sure the people who are making the most positive impact these days are people in the demographic 18-24. Also, a lot of people my age have just been taking the reigns on their life & doing what they feel & not what they're told to do. Travelling, and becoming the people they want to which I just find so inspiring! The bravery of my generation is just amazing.

-For example, the two young men who run the Jacksgap youtube channel recently raised over 100k for Teenage Cancer Trust. (How amazing is that?!)
It's always been a dream of mine to be able to volunteer in another country, and help people.

This year my friend, Domo & I were trying to go to Costa Rica to do a volunteer experience but sadly were not able to raise all the funds in time. We'd really still love to go one day though, so hopefully next year it will happen! And I'll get to cross other things off my bucket list as well.
So yeah, I've just been feeling really happy for my demographic getting some positive press for once, and inspired. It's a reminder that I, too, can still make explosions.

And remember that you can as well! You never need a reason to help others. :)
Do you have any causes you're passionate about? I'd love to know about them and why.

Thank you for all your sweet comments, and all the lovely responses you leave! They're a pleasure to read & truly do make me smile. :)

(BTW I've been sick for the pass couple days & I still feel horrendous. Feel free to feel sorry for me. Thanks)


x Leah Symonne x


  1. Amazing pictures.

  2. Animal shelters. I feel like animals need extra love and support especially those who have been abused. When I move out from my parents' house I plan to adopt as many as I can! :) x

    Great post, as always!

  3. Great glasses! You are so pretty! <3 I follow you. :*

  4. I agree! I think what Jacksgap did in India was amazing, I'd love to ride a rickshaw haha.
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    Stay beautiful

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  6. True true! People our age are definitely being underestimated by almost all older people. I've noticed that most of my friends are interested in making their future great. Young people study and reach for their dreams. And we usually route for human rights and making the world a better place. Naive? I don't think so. I loved your post :)

  7. I hope you feel better soon! :D

    Oh yes, people look down at teenagers too much not realizing that most of the time, they are the ones that does great things.

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  8. Lovely photos :) and great insights too! Hope you get well soon :)


  9. This post is quite inspiring. Makes me feel good about the fact that I have been doing what I want with my life, not what other people expect.

    x Joana
    When You Dream Big