Thursday, September 5, 2013


When you look in the mirror, you should feel proud. That's what I learned today.
High school is a time when we all "find ourselves." Some of us have a new boyfriend each semester, some of us get our noses pierced, some of us dye our hair pink and some of us stay the same. That's me. My goal was to step outside of my comfort zone. To open up to people and just be me. Until today, I thought I hadn't made any progress. But a few minutes ago, my eyes cast across a mirror and something caught my eye. It was just me staring back through the glass. But this time, I felt different. The person in the mirror had gone through a tough time finding herself. But she was trying. And when I looked into the mirror, I was happy. This new found feeling should be experienced by every single person on this planet. We need to accept ourselves. Not be so hard on ourselves. We need to love ourselves. Because we are all worth something no matter what others say. How can we be truly happy if we aren't happy just to be alive in our own bodies. There is no one else like you out there so the next time you find yourself by a mirror, take a look and smile. ;)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Quote of the night

Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Tonight I realized that I'm a big sister. Well I've been one for like 9 years and it just hit me. Sure my little sister annoys me sometimes. But I mean she REALLY annoys me and I wish my parents would have gotten a puppy instead of having another kid. :) anyways, tonight before
my sister went to bed my mom told
me that she wanted to see me. So I went to my sisters room and it turns out she wanted me to tell her the story about the first time she came home after being born. (This is a story I used to tell her a LONG time ago) I was shocked that she remembered and I realized that she probably looks up to me. I'm a role model for her and this has never occurred to me. So to everyone out there who has a younger sister, tell them you love them every day no matter how annoying there are. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

World War 3

Hey there. So my friend was out of state today sending her sister off to college. She sent me pictures of her dorm and the campus and raved about wanting to go to college right now. This led me to spend the majority of my day on google, searching different colleges and how I could get into them. I looked at video tours, pictures, freshman profiles...everything related to college I googled. I was filled with this longing for freedom and to go explore the world in hopes of finding a new and exciting life. Then something happened. My brother and I found our old nerf gun. We loaded it up and quickly planned an attack on my mom who was working in the kitchen. While he casually sauntered in, beginning a conversation, I titled the kid friendly weapon around the corner and shot. Well, she was furious. But then my sister came home with my dad and let's just say it was WORLD WAR 3! By the end of the battle, I remembered how much fun and chaotic it could be at my home. I couldn't believe just an hour earlier I had wanted to leave so urgently! I realize now that I shouldn't take my family for granted. So lesson of the day, don't rush to grow up. Enjoy living at home, as weird as that may sound!

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Second chances this morning as my chihuahua roxy sat in my lap enjoying the sunshine filtering through the curtains, I realized I had forgotten something. After thinking for almost fifteen minutes, I remembered that I failed to post yesterday. Part of me felt like I was done. I couldn't possibly post again after failing the one goal I created for this year. The one chance I had to complete something and fulfill my ambition was ruined. But of course, after another ten minutes of thinking, I came to another conclusion. This blog is for me. And this blog is for whoever else happens to read it or is following it. And I'm here to talk about lessons learned from my life. So here we go, second chances. It's okay if you fail. Failure exemplifies to the world that you actually tried. You have passion for something and that passion is so great that you were willing to risk the option of failure. We shouldn't be so hard on ourselves. No one is perfect. So we should all give ourselves a second chance. A second chance to prove to ourselves that we are worth something. And to prove that we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. 

Thanks for

Friday, August 30, 2013

Late night thoughts

Focus on what truly matters in ur life at age 16. Your grades, your family and being social, yet spending time with your real friends. Don't waste your energy on things or people that don't make you happy. ;)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dare to Dream

Wow, to anyone out there reading this, I almost missed my post for a day! That would have been a complete fail at my goal haha! Today, the reality of school hit me like a train hits a...whatever it hits. Any who, my brain is fried from school! I actually learned something today! My spanish teacher said something that has been ingrained in my mind the whole day. What I learned is that...

 Don't let others stop you. If you have a goal, whether it be small, such as getting a good grade on a test, or big, like becoming the president, don't let others tell you that you can't do it. Put your hands up and reach for the stars because the world is filled with impossible things that have become possible. You can achieve what you want if you are truly passionate about it. You need to want it more than 100 percent. You need to want it with every ounce of soul in your body. If this is true, with enough hard work, you can do it. When people tell you that you cannot do something, they are wrong. What they are saying is just an ignorant mess of words that can be proven wrong by your passion. Be passionate. Work Hard. Reach for the stars. And dare to dream.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School

Please excuse my previous post about school. After reading it over today, I realized that it was extremely stupid:)

TIPS(based on my own experience today)

1. HELP FRESHMEN OUT- Remember when you were a timid little freshy? Wouldn't it have been nice to have upperclassmen help them out? Well, today a freshmen said "excuse me" to me, but I heard it as a sassy, random comment. So I said "EXCUSE YOU!" But then I found out he only wanted to know where the bathroom was....

2. GET THERE EARLY- on the first day of school, the parking lot will be packed because people want to get there earlier than normal. I am the worst parker in the history of parking and even though I arrived 30 min in advance, there were barely any spots. After finding one, parking, then reparking three times, I could finally go to class. :(

3. PARTICIPATE- on the first day you want to give off a good impression to your teachers. because they can hold grudges. sorry for the poor grammar.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Facing The Past

So today I went with my mom to drop off my little sister for her first day of school in the fourth grade. As we slowly pulled up to the school, cars everywhere, moms wearing lulu lemon gear everywhere, and nostalgic feelings EVERYWHERE! I wanted to run away and not allow my brain to dig deep in the back of my memories and relive those elementary school days. If I'm not making sense,  I mean to say that those days were some of the best memories I have and if I could go back I would. Back then I didn't have a care in the world! Maybe because I was so naive about everything, which is how it should be when you are ten years old. It made me so sad to drive past that school, longing to go back and realizing I had taken it for granted. But as we drove away, I also felt so strong. I knew I had grown thick skin since then and I had gone through a lot in middle school. I am so much stronger now and I feel like I can do anything. When I was younger I wanted so badly to grow up, but now I realize that I shouldn't try and rush something that should in fact be treasured. It's good to face your fears. It makes you a better person. Before this morning, I would always think that my fear is the past. But now, I know that my fear was the past. :)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Distorted Reality

Has anyone (meaning maybe the one person watching this) seen the movie "The Internship?" Well, in this movie the three or four highschool/college interns talk about how hard it is to be a kid in this day and age. They say that because of technology, you have to be a complete genius in order to get a good job. This thought led me to thinking about whether technology really is beneficial to society. And by technology, I mean the new, high tech stuff, like iphones and social networking. Here's a question, how many of you seem to feel bad or even depressed after checking up on facebook/instagram/twitter. I personally can answer with "yes." Sometimes when I look at all of these pictures people post, it makes me think their lives are so much fun and even perfect and mine is lame. But even though these social networking sites don't leave me feeling my best, I continue to check them every day. It's an addiction. An addiction that needs to stop. But this morning, I had a new thought. Those pictures that people post only capture a small slice of their life. It may look all happy and perfect, but who knows what their life is really like? A picture is only an image, not reality. And also, why should we pay attention to the lives of people who are not in our own lives! It's time to live for ourselves. That's why I love the movie "The Internship" because these kids learn that they should try living in the moment, not through a lit up screen with distorted images of reality. So lesson of the day, live in the moment, for the here and now. Don't miss out on the real stuff. ;)

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Hey there. Okay, new rule. I can post more than once a day, so this second post on Sunday is justifiable. :) I was just thinking about school, which starts very soon, and started freaking out! What should i wear? Is bringing a tote bag okay? Should i be casual or dressy? AND MY HAIR! Basically, those thoughts were running through my head in a high speed fashion.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR- First Day Edition

(My personal opinion)

My tip would be DON'T TRY SO HARD! I know we all dread going back to school after a relaxing and exciting summer of long hair, tans and endless sleepovers, however, the one thing most of us are excited for is our first day look. All of us girls want to pull out the big guns: wearing everything newly purchased in one crazy outfit, straightening or curling our hair AND actually taking time to shave nicely/moisturize :) BUT,  after years of observations and collecting data, I have come to the conclusions that girls, ESPECIALLY ON THE FIRST DAY, should not try so hard. Most of us will look amazingly cute the first day and then look like a mess the rest of the week. What we should do is spread out said cuteness throughout the week, meaning wearing one new/cute item a day!

WHAT TO DO: GO CASUAL. On the first day, the main goal is to try and avoid the awkwardness of going all out when everyone else gives off the vibe that they do not care whatsoever. I suggest wearing a new top purchased over the summer, old shorts/pants, casual flip flops, natural hair but TAKE TIME ON THE MAKEUP. (if you wear it)

I know some people say, "I will do what I want. Don't tell me what to do. I don't care what others think." And that is completely fine, this is just advice I wish I had when I was a freshman ;)

Driving Anxiety

Hey there. It's day two and maybe one person out there is reading this. Well, frankly I don't know how anyone could even find this blog, but let's keep our fingers crossed. I don't know if what I'm about to share applies to anyone else, but when I think of driving, the immediate feeling is anxiety. Back in June, I somehow managed to get my license. This calls for a celebration right? Freedom! Learning to drive, at least for me, has not been a pleasurable experience. When I had my permit, I did NOT want to drive. The knowledge that I had complete control of this huge, scary vehicle was terrifying! I thought that I would lose control of the car and hurt someone or hurt myself! My parents had to pry me out of the house in order to practice driving. I thought that I would never feel comfortable driving a car. Until today..


1. Learn the rules of the road. (This may seem like a given tip, however, refreshing on all of the rules when driving is super helpful. When you get your license and can drive alone, go back over those rules because chances are you haven't read them since cramming for your permit test that morning.)

2. Practice when you have your permit. (This is something that I did not do enough. When you have your permit, immediately begin driving everywhere and anywhere you can with your parent. This way when you get your license you will be totally comfortable and confident driving alone.)

3. You control the car, the car does NOT control you. (This is one of the most important tips. Who starts the car? Turns it? Stops it? YOU! You have total control and once you recognize this, you will feel relaxed and confident.)

I finally feel myself progressing and for the first time I have hope that I will become completely comfortable driving a car in the near future. BYE BYE ANXIETY!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

My Goal

Hey there. I know no one is reading this, so I'm going to think of this as my own personal diary. On this sunny Saturday morning, I wasn't feeling my best, and yet I was feeling my best. Does that make sense? I realized that I wanted to complete a goal this year, in order to rid of this awful feeling lingering in my mind. And as I logged onto my old dell laptop, the bad feeling was replaced by excitement. Pure, total joy over something I haven't even started! Well, my goal is to write a post every day this school year. I'm in eleventh grade. But that is all I'm going to reveal. So to anyone out there, your welcome to join me throughout the worst and maybe best year of my high school lyfe. Quoted by Hunter Hayes, "There's no such thing as wild enough." OK, that was lame. Ready, set, go.