Graduated & Starting A New Chapter. Trying Out New Things

As I sit here on my bed with my teddy bear next to me, my polka dot blanket on me, my iced vanilla latte in one hand, and my computer on my lap..I can’t help but feel excited for the future. I’m not gonna lie but I’m a little nervous as well, as many new things are to come. I have officially graduated high school and I am enrolled in college! As I wake up each day, I find it harder and harder to believe that high school is completely over for me. No more waking up at 4 in the morning, planning the perfect outfit the night before, or procrastinating my homework til the morning its due (haha). What I will miss the most about high school are my best friends. Many memories & good times with good people.

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#1 Getting Rid of Negative People. The perfect time to do some summer cleaning. Get rid of negative friends from social media and in your life. If they lie, put you down, or stress you out its time to remove them permanently from your life. Life is too short! Sign up for activities and events to meet new people.

#2 Starting Over. Start fresh in life. Find something that you love – writing, reading, cooking, and focus on that. Write a list of positive character traits about yourself. Fill your life with new hobbies and new goals. Focus on making yourself become a better person.

#3 De-Cluttering. Throw away clothes, gadgets, and things that you haven’t used in the last couple of months. You’ll feel much lighter as you have gotten rid of things you don’t use anymore. There’s no point in keeping things if it has no meaning or value in your life. It’s time to get rid of it or pass it on to someone who could use it.

Just a couple of things that I learned from high school…

Write everything down! I like to keep a planner with me. This helps with planning things and also helps you not forget things.

Don’t take a short cut in English Class, read the whole literature book, don’t spark note, or cliff note it and then take a test. Its so much easier if you read the actual book. That way you have a full & clear idea of what the story is about. Put yourself in the book, take breaks if you must but read the entire book.

Don’t compete with other people. You are unique and special, don’t compare yourself to someone else. Everyone has something special about them. You’ve been given gifts to help others.

Just because you failed doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, use that as a place to start and grow from there. Life will still go on regardless. You can either move on and do better on the next test or sit & overthink a test score you can’t change.


♥Doing New Things In Your Life♥

My Favorite Quotes!

  • “I want to go for a long drive with no destination in mind.”
  • “I’m not trying to prove anything, I’m just doing me. Motivate me. Support me or get out of my way.”
  • “Remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.”
  • “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.”
  • “If you want 2017 to be your year, don’t sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out. Make a change. Smile more. Be excited. Do new things. Throw away what you’ve been cluttering. Unfollow negative people on social media. Go to bed early. Wake up early. Be fierce. Don’t gossip. Show more gratitude. Do things that challenge you. Be brave.”

 

Things I want to do before this year ends.

1-Have a picnic on the beach
2-Road trip to another country
3-Start a daily journal
4-Finish writing my story (Turn it into a mini-series & put it on my blog)
5-Have an awesome birthday party! Rent a party bus & go to Dave & Buster’s
6-Get a massage & pedicure
7-Drive-In Movie
8-Go to Voodoo Donuts

And now I am off to enjoy this summer vacation before I start college! See you next Friday with a new blog post 🙂 Have a great weekend and holiday!

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Favorite Childhood Memories That I Miss

I’m perfectly fine with being a teenager all my life. No bills, no payments, and a whole lot less stressful than being an adult. “I’m thankful my childhood was filled with imagination and bruises from playing outside instead of apps and how many likes you get on a pic.” Just because we’re all growing up and getting older each day that doesn’t mean we can’t still stay in our pj’s until 2 in the afternoon watching cartoons eating goldfish crackers. We are all still children at heart. Nothing wrong with having big dreams and a huge imagination. I’m gonna share my list of 14 things from my childhood that I miss.

1 ▏TV Shows. I used to watch so many TV Shows with my brother and we would always record it so we could watch it the next day after we got home from school.  I grew up on Kim Possible, That’s So Raven, Lizzie Migure, Zack and Cody, The Cheetah Girls, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place… What TV Shows did you grow up with?  Are they still on?

2 ▏Blockbuster. Every Friday I would go to blockbuster with my dad and brother and we would always pick up 2 movies to watch for the weekend. We would wait in line and grab popcorn and snacks. I miss doing that, getting out of the house and spending hours just to find a movie that everyone agrees on. But now we got our Netflix & Redbox.

3 ▏Music. I miss the music back when the lyrics actually meant something. Whenever I listen to throwback music it always brings me back to so many good memories. Yes, it makes me feel old, but I never get tired of listening to them. I would jam to these songs with my friends and we would always sing it at school.

4 ▏Food. Coming home from a long day of school and opening up the freezer to make some bagel bites, pizza rolls or my moms chocolate chip cookies! My parents would order pizza on Fridays!

5 ▏Playing Outside. When life didn’t revolve around technology and we actually had to find fun things to do to fill in the time. Water balloon fights, hide and seek, going to a friends house for hours and playing board games where everyone talked to each other.

6 ▏Easy Bake Ovens. What’s your favorite toy that you miss? The Easy Bake Oven made me feel like I had my own cooking show and that I was teaching people how to make pretty sweet cakes and brownies.  Even today my mom and I bake our favorites.  We made an extra big cupcake cake for my last birthday. It was amazing!

7 ▏Heads up. Seven up. Whenever we had a substitute she would let us play heads up seven up for the last 15 minutes of class.

8 ▏Bicycles. Learning to ride a bike was pretty fun! I remember it to this day of how much it was a struggle for me to learn. But once I learned I didn’t stop. It was my “freedom.” I always wanted a turquoise bike to ride. Man was riding a bike so much fun!

9 ▏Fortune Teller. Making thousands of these in class whenever I was bored.

10 ▏Sending notes in class. When we didn’t have texting so we passed notes in class to see who wanted to have lunch together or hang out after class.

11 ▏Books. Junie B. Jones, Judy Blume books, Magic Tree House. My favorite books in the world! I would read the magic tree house with my grandpa and grandma. If I looked in my closet I bet I still have the whole series. What was your favorite books to read as a child? Go see if the library still has them! Brings back some old memories 🙂

12 ▏Games. Uno, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, and even playing with my barbie dolls.

13 ▏Pixi Stix, Hubba Bubba, Nerds, and Airheads.

14 ▏Disposable Cameras. Physically having to go into the store to get the pictures developed. I miss that!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a good weekend 🙂

What’s something that you miss from your childhood? Please share!

“I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult. If anyone needs me I will be in my tree house – coloring and eating fruit loops.

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SPRING FASHION & BEAUTY FAVS!

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Goood Evening loves! It has been such a long time since I have sat down and written things down for my blog posts! It feels good to finally be back with a new blog post and getting “back to business!” Work & school have been kickin my butt!! I’ve been baking cakes, learning a new language, and learning how to make 2 new Starbucks Frappuccinos for work. Such a busy couple of weeks!! I thought I would focus this post on spring and the things that I love! I swear, everything looks so much better in the springtime. Right!!

My Crazy, Favorite Starbucks Drinks
I have made some of the most crazy, but delicious drinks at Starbucks and I’m going to share with you one of my favorite drinks to make. The first one is a strawberry acai refresher with no water, with lemonade instead. Oh myyyy! A Strawberry Lemonade Refresher. If you prefer a drink with coffee, try an iced vanilla latte with half n half. It’s amazing 🙂

E.L.F. Eyelash Curler
I paid $2 for the ELF Eyelash Curler. It was my first time trying an eyelash curler and I was not disappointed whats so ever! It took me a couple hours to actually figure out what I was doing but when I finally did I definitely noticed a difference. My eyelashes looked a lot fuller and longerTry one! What is your favorite brand?

Great Lash Maybelline Mascara
My eyelashes looked a lot longer. It definitely added length and made them more noticeable. What is your favorite brand?

Bold Lipstick
I love brightly colored lipsticks! Reds, purples, oranges, & even blues. Sooooo pretty much every color. I love things that pop out!  BareMinerals & Mac have some really fun colors.  What are your favorite brands and colors?

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Nature Walks
Nuff said! I love having little walks around the beach, taking pictures of creatures and flowers.

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QOTD: What do you LOVE about Spring? *Don’t say allergies 😉

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How To Be The Boss! 19 Quotes: Real Talk No Junk

It’s so hard finding empowerment and real talk now a days. It seems as if everyone is looking for some sort of inspiration to starting something new or to be yourself and not let anything get in the way. Doing what you need to do in order to reach your goal can be hard work. In this post I’m going to share with you a bunch of my favorite quotes. Be a boss & control your own life. You don’t have to listen to the negative opinions and thoughts that you may hear. You can be a champion if you work your ass off and give your 100%. You put 100 into everything that you do – whether it’s for school, work, working out, or even just business in general. I hope these quotes give you that little boost of motivation that you may need.

#1. “Let them party while you work. One day they’ll be working for you.”


#2. “You sleep like you’re rich. I’m up like I’m broke.”


#3. Don’t expect people to understand your hustle when god didn’t give them your vision.”

#4. “Save while they spend. Study while they party. Work while they sleep. In 5 years you will see the difference.”


#5. “I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.”


#6. “In order to be #1. Train like you’re #2.”


#7. “No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.”


#8. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hrs a week to avoid working 40 hrs a week for someone else.”


#9. “Forget social media. I’m dope in real life.”


#10. “Coffee in one hand. Confidence in the other.”


#11. There are wolves that lead sheep then there are wolves that lead wolves.


#12. “People who are intimidated by you talk bad about you with hopes that others won’t find you so appealing.”


#13. “Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph.”

#14. “Decide what it is you want. Write that sh** down. Make a plan and work on it every single day.”


#15. “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”


#16. “When I talk to managers I get the feeling that they are important. When I talk to leaders I get the feeling that I am important.”


#17. “I don’t have a “9-5.” I have a when I open my eyes to when I close my eyes.”


#18. “Keep your moves silent, your money invested, and your life low-key.”


#19. “People who love to eat are always the best kind of people.”

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I would love to hear which quote was your favorite! Hope you enjoyed this post! See ya next Friday!

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Being Single Doesn’t Have To Suck! Pros + Cons List

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“Just Because I’m Single Doesn’t Mean I Sleep Alone…I Share The Other Half Of The Bed With The Pile Of Laundry I’m Too Lazy To Put Away.”

Long time no see! How is everyone doing today? I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I am super excited to finally be done with my homework…at least for now. I may have pulled a couple of all nighters this week to get a 7 page essay & a 17 slide power point presentation done. Procrastination at its finest! You could give me a year to do an assignment and I would still choose to leave it til the last day. I don’t know why but I use pressure as my motivation. Anyone else?..

I guess you could say this post is a mix of ranting as well as a little entertainment! This is purely just for some fun & hopefully you can possibly learn something from this post. Just thought I would make an interesting blog post today talking about relationships. Who said being single couldn’t be fun? In my opinion, it’s more fun than being in a relationship. (I’m sorta just guessing.) Well, I thought I would share my opinions on the pros & cons of being single. I enjoyed making this post so let’s get on with it!!

“I Like Being Single. I’m Always There When I Need Me.”

Pros Of Being Single:

-Not having to share my food. I don’t have to constantly share my food all the time. Sometimes I just wanna have a burger & large fries to myself…is that too much to ask?

-Can get as much sleep not having to worry about anything. Sleep is a very valuable thing!

-More freedom & Independence. You are free to go out where ever you want without having to think about it. You can start a new hobby like photography, or cooking.

-More Money For You. Saving money is never a bad idea. More money for you to spend on food, clothes, shoes……food…

-More time on your hands. To do things you love such as exercise, volunteer, work, travel, explore, read, write.

-You Can focus on yourself. You don‘t have to be dependent on anyone else. You focus on you..and build a better you. Do things that will benefit you later. Focus on school, work

Just because you’re single, doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. It just means you haven’t found the right person yet. You don’t have to be reliant on anybody but yourself. You are in charge of your own happiness.

Cons Of Being Single

Hmmm I can’t think of any! Being single is pretty ideal in my opinion.

What are some things that are perfect to do alone?? Well….

-Order Take-Out: Can’t go wrong with some Chinese Food
-Buy Some Chocolate: Anything with caramel & milk chocolate
-Relax & A Movie: Watching TV Shows until 4 in the morning & finishing the whole series in 3 days.
-Trying New Looks: Experimenting & trying out new makeup or new clothes.

Focus on your career and what you want to do first before you start a relationship. What do you want to accomplish in life? Don’t start a relationship until you’re ready. Don’t do it because all of your friends have a date or a special someone that they always take pictures of and post it on Instagram for everyone to see. Most of these “relationships” are fake anyways right 😉

“I’ve Been Single For A While And I Have To Say, It’s Going Very Well. Like….It’s Working Out. I Think I’m The One.”

Just thought I would show you some things I did last weekend! I went to the Crack Shack & had some Mexican Poutine with fried chicken & french fries. And boy was it super delicious and yummy! If you’re ever in California, I recommend giving this place a try!

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If you have any more pros & cons of being single let me know in the comments below! Would love to hear all of your ideas so I can add to the list! See you on Friday with all new post!

“If You’re Single, Make The Best Of It. It’s Not Because You’re Not Good Enough For Anyone, But It Means No One Is Good Enough For You Yet.”

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