Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Don't Quote Me (#31)

My new Don't Quote Me series is going to be one main one, and I'm going to add a story or more information why I add the quotes I choose to share with you guys.

This week I chose:

I've heard this quote a few years ago from someone else I can't remember. It maybe in a book I was reading tbh I can't remember. Though what really stuck with me was that people really admire those who treat others like they're amazing. They build them up, even though the person building them up has hundred of more accomplishments or more successful than they are. It's when you make other people feel smart, even though they always tell you you are always smart and compare themselves to you. I have gotten that a lot in school, and it really annoys me. I hate it when people say, "Well if you can't do it, I definitely can't." I didn't realize I had more power than any of my peers. When did this power happen? Have I been blessed by the gods? Have I been carrying this paranormal ability that only other people see? It's all really strange when people under mind themselves, because something I can't do. I want them to succeed. I don't want anyone to think that there are only these few top students in the class that can achieve the unbelievable because it's just stupid. If you work your but off you can do anything. I have seen it with my own eyes. It takes a hell of a lot of discipline, but the end product is worth it. So I guess this week, I want to share with you that I'm working to make people feel like they can do anything, in this sense. Make the people I'm around on a daily basis understand that they are worth it, and that they can do what they want to achieve. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Favorite Song of the Week

Passion Pit's Constant Conversation

This song makes me want to chill out on a Sunday and dance like a fool. It's the song you want to hear as the city lights pass all around you. The beat sets the mood of a chill night,with out any worries.

The beginning of this song makes me time travel back to the jazzy 20s and be a flapper girl. It has the perfect amount of background vocals with out overwhelming the actual instruments. My favorite line is probably:
Well you're wrapped up in a blanket and you're staring at the floor
The conversation's moderated by the noisy streets below
I'm currently listening to the entire album, Gossamer, but so far Constant Conversation is my favorite. So you better check it out. I know you probably heard of Passion Pit on the radio with their song Take A Walk, and if you loved it as much as I did, I think this would be a nice introduction to the rest of their album.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hello Again!!

Hello there! I really shouldn't say that I should do anything now. I've let down so many promises in the past two years, it's getting really ridiculous. So I apologize for that, and now on this blog will be whatever and whenever I want! Sounds alright? eh probably not, but it is for me.

So let me get you up to speed on what has been happening since 2015 started. Let's see...I went back to school from winter break. I did not make any new years resolutions this year, but I am starting to feel like I should have, because I have been extremely less productive than I have ever been. It's getting to the point where I literally lay in bed and go on the internet all day, and not even make anything, like this for example.

I have started making music again. So that's good. Just last week I restrung my electric guitar for the first time in forever. It was a very interesting experience. Most of it was me finding out that Guitar Center doesn't open on Sundays!! I mean, c'mon, am I right? It's the Guitar Center, not Chick Fil A. I might put some of my music on here, and keep in touch that way.

Reading wise, I've started reading some really good fanfictions that I may make another post on later. (Knowing me, probably not), but we'll see where this year takes us shall we. In school, we've been reading Night by Elie Wiesel. It's really intense, like it should be. I have more thoughts on it, but I want to finish it before I write anything.

If you have any suggestions on what things I should write about, tell me below. I'll get around to them eventually. Maybe I should do a week roundup thing, because I don't journal in my everyday life, so this might be a good way.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 3 of Study Challenge

Add an extra half hour to your study time today

I reviewed a bit for my test on The Catcher in the Rye for english, and I feel a bit more confident for the test. I might write a review for the book later, but as of now I'll just say that I think that book is interesting.

Day 2 Study Challenge

Clean up and organize your study area.

I try to keep my room as clean as I can possibly get it every week, so this wasn't a terribly difficult task. 

Day 1 of Study Challenge

The first challenge of the month is: Find something that inspires you to hit the books.
This goes hand in hand of why I'm doing this challenge anyways. It's all the study blogs I've found recently on tumblr and I want to show them to you :) They help me immensely when I get off task and then I go on to tumblr and oh there's someone working hard at the library for 6 hours, oh! there's someone making flashcards, oh! their notes are so color coordinated I want to do that too!!It's all of these motivations that make me want to try and do good on tests and in school.

30 Day Study Challenge

Heyyo!! So being a high school student has its trial and tribulations. It's not all fun and parties like the movies make it out to be (and if it is, well I'm not that kind of person to be turning it up on a Monday). I recently found this post on tumblr that I thought was interesting because it revolves around studying. It is a 30 day challenge where you have to post something every day for a month of something about studying.

Recently, I have gotten into the studyblr side of tumblr and am following probably more than 50 blogs all of people taking photos of their study sessions and it really is motivating. I would love to start this challenge on the first of November, but because I did not see it until now, I will have to play a bit of catch up. :) I hope one of you come along with me and do the challenge too, and help each other out if we end up slacking ;p