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.