Recently I have been in a huge slump. I haven’t been productive, my grades have kind of slipped but I am already redeeming myself, I have been SUPER stressed over everything, and I have been sick recently. This slump has happened to me before, but not this bad. At the beginning of this semester I promised myself that I would not let senioritis control me and that I would be productive till the very end. Well that was a fat lie to myself. Throughout my life I have always a hard time admitting that I’m not actually ok. Whenever I’m sick during an important part of the school year then I try to convince myself that I can just push through and it’ll turn out alright, but what ends up happening is I end up sicker and longer than I originally would have been. It’s a vicious and unhealthy cycle that I can’t seem to stop.
So how do I get out of this slump? I actually don’t really know. Life is full of the phrase “Fake it till you make it!”, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m gonna fake being ok until I am actually ok. I don’t mean this is a negative way. I’m not gonna become a hermit and I’m not gonna build a wall, but I’m gonna smile even when I don’t feel like smiling. I’m gonna plan what I’m gonna do cause that’s the only way I get things done.
A couple of YouTube channels that I’ve been watching for help on productivity and getting out of slumps are Lavendaire and Rowena Tsai. They are my two favorite YouTube channels and I love them SO MUCH!!! I literally just binge their videos when I need inspiration and motivation. I highly recommend them!
That’s it for this week guys. Have a great day and week! Goodbye!!!
Hello people!! Today is a pretty hefty topic that everyone has to deal with. Senioritis is a VERY real thing, and I am currently living it. I have a little more than a month left till graduation, and I AM SO DONE WITH SCHOOL! I’m ready to leave and never return, but I can’t. I have to push through and toughen up. I would like to think that I have my life together, but I actually don’t. My room is messy, my health is not that great, and my relationship with myself and friends is not the best. I have become a hermit in my mind, which is not the best. I’ve found it hard to function without Dunkin on the daily (yes I am serious, it’s a problem).
I told myself today, as I was sitting on the choir room floor playing PUBG, that I was gonna get out of this funk and that I WILL BE PRODUCTIVE! So this is where I’m starting by blogging. Look forward to my journey of coming out of senioritis funk cause it’ll be a long one. I believe that there is a light at the end of this tunnel and that it's coming up soon. See yall later!!
Hello people of the interwebs! Today I am talking about my FAVORITE online store, Brandless. My mother actually ordered from them first and when our stuff came in I was HOOKED! All their stuff is $3 and shipping is $5! That's a great price for how good their products are. The first thing I tried was their deodorant (I think?). It's lavender scented and I love it! They also have food, which is vegan, mostly if not all gluten free, and they taste SO GOOD!
Here are some things I recommend:
1. Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
2. Cinnamon Glazed Almonds
3. Daily Facial Lotion
4. Glass Cleaner
5. Women's Multi-Vitamin
7. Peppermint Mouthwash
All of these things are AMAZING! I highly recommend these things, and I can't wait to buy more things from them. Have a great day everyone!
PS: I also made a video unboxing Brandless stuff.
Hey guys!! Today I bring you my top 5 TV Shows!! I'm not much of a TV watcher but I do have a little list of shows that I love dearly. Also all of these are on Netflix. Here we go….
HELLO PEOPLE! Today is my 18th birthday! I am an official adult, so I thought that I would give you some lessons I've learned in my 18 years of life. Ok? Let's get this BREAD!
If you get to know me well you will learn that I like to appear as a child-like person, which I am, but I can be very serious and I understand a lot. When I was born/a baby it was spoken over me that I would have great understanding. I know, have experienced, and understood more than an average teenager. I am very thankful for that and for the positive influences in my life. I am also thankful for the negative ones because they have taught me some of the best lessons in my life. Now I will go and celebrate being an adult by doing nothing. Have a great day!
HAPPY 2019!! The year went by so fast! The past few days I have been working on a project for myself. It's called a vision board. You take a poster board or foam board and cut out pictures from magazines that go with what your resolutions are. So here are my 2019 Resolutions!
Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been inactive. School has been kicking my butt, but I’ve been doing something that I’ve found is really good for me. That thing is listening to podcasts! I love listening to podcasts in the morning, driving to school and just listening to them throughout the day. With the year coming to the end I’ve been focusing a lot on myself and getting my life back on track. I don’t always have time to read, which is one of my ways to learn new things or learn more about myself, but with podcasts I can turn one on and do housework or homework. Their are podcasts for pretty much everything which is really great. I listen to my podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
I’ve also been really into simplifying my life, which will probably be another blog post. For me, simplifying my life makes more space in my mind to learn new things. Look forward to a blog post about simplifying.
Now here are some of my favorite podcasts!
-The Lavendaire Lifestyle: I’ve been following Aileen for a couple of years now on YouTube. She makes amazing videos and I love the topics on her podcast. My favorite episodes are the minimalism episode and the healthy eating episode.
-Pretty Basic: This is a brand new podcast from two of my all time favorite YouTubers, Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz. They talk about boy drama, health, and the business behind YouTube. The business side of YouTube is very interesting.
- Coffee and Honeycomb: The first season of this podcast is very good. Now this podcast is a Christian one and Jenny Park brings on guests to talk about life and being a Christian in this society. I’ve been following Jenny on Instagram for about a year and I was so excited when this podcast came out.
-The Mindful Kind: Now I’ve just discovered this podcast. I haven’t listened to it a lot, but from the few episodes I’ve listened to it’s really good. It focuses on living intentionally and being mindful of yourself. And it’s in little 10 minute episode so it’s perfect if you’re in a rush.
-Ted Talks Daily: Now I love a good Ted Talk. It gives good advice if you listen to the right one. My favorite episode right now is “There’s more to life than being happy” from Emily Esfahani Smith. It’s really interesting and I really like it.
-Elevation Church and Transformation Church: Now this is perfect for me to listen to sermons throughout the day at school. I can just plug in my headphones and listen to a sermon. It’s really convenient
I’m still looking for podcasts to listen too. So if you have suggestions then comment below. Have a great day peeps!
The sea roars loudly
I stand on a rock above
Waves come crashing down
Sand surrounds my feet
The heat is unbearable
Where is the water?
Alone at the dance
The shadows become my friend
Drinks become my cure
The walls built of fear
Whoever holds the hammer
Attempt to break them
Coffee is awesome
A caramel iced coffee
Dunkin is the best
Prom was two weeks away, and Ashley still didn’t have a date. The rumor had been going around that Brad, Ashley’s best friend and crush, was going to ask her. Ashley had liked Brad since they were kids. He made her heart beat out of her chest. He made her face bright red every time he complimented her. Ashley kept dropping little hints to get his attention, but Brad always seemed oblivious to her advances.
She was standing at her locker before school when she saw him walking down the hallway with a poster board and flowers. Her breath caught in her throat as she realized what the poster board and flowers meant. Time seemed to slow down in that very moment as she thought of all the scenarios that could possibly happen. After a couple of seconds of daydreaming Ashley came back to her senses. She smiled at Brad and said good morning when he finally reached her. “Hey”, he replied, looking around as if he was looking for someone, “Where’s your sister?”
If you aren't aware YouTube is kind of dying. The beauty community is pretty much in shambles, the Paul brothers are being the Paul brothers, and Pewdiepie is about to lose his crown as most subscribed channel, shocking I know. So the question has arisen, "Are you coming back to YouTube?" The short answer to this is I don't know. Here is the long answer.
If you haven't been following me for a long time than you may not know that I used to be a YouTuber. I quit about a year ago because I lost my passion for it and I just didn't have time. I was, and still am, an avid watcher of YouTube. I also struggled with finding what videos I wanted to make. I was always flip flopping around with video genre's.
I am still an avid YouTube watcher. I probably watch too much honestly. I also have a YouTube Premium account, so I usually binge watch Escape the Night with Joey Graceffa. It's really good, highly recommend!
I want to come back to YouTube, but my problem is finding time and what content I want to produce. I have been struck with some inspiration from a certain Golden Maknae aka Jeon Jungkook, who has a studio called Golden Closet. He produces these videos called G.C.F.s, Golden Closet Film. They are beautifully done and there was an idea going around ARMY stan twitter about each of us doing a GCF type of video for our hometown. I actually fell in love with that idea, so I'm gonna try to do it. I don't know how it's gonna go, but I'm going to try. Also I love singing (obvi) and I love doing covers so I may do some of that.
So am I coming back to YouTube? Eventually I will. I just need time to plan and stuff. In the meantime I will continue to post weekly on here. So yeah that's about it. Have a great week guys and I'll write next week!
PS- Here's one of JKs GCFs. I have to promote my boi. Anyway BYE!
I will call them my people, who were not my people; and her beloved, who was not beloved. -Romans 9:25
by Noelle Janae