Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Don't Quote Me (#34)

This is True...

I saw this image recently and felt the need to share it with you guys because I know many people in real life that are stuck in the same place in life, and don't do anything to change it-especially when it comes to the people they surround themselves with. Your friends are the family you choose, so you have to choose wisely and it's okay to change them as you change too. Think of your life as a house, and every couples months or years new people come in and out and live with you for awhile. They all teach you something, and are apart of you no matter what. So it's really important be reassess your relationships with your friends and making sure that they are complimenting your life, not causing trouble in it. I heard somewhere that the five people you surround yourself around the most, you inherently mimic them. So you want to mimic amazing people that embrace and help you through your life, as you want to help them.

I think this is extremely important for teenagers like myself to realize that the people you like last month, aren't always the people for you, and that's okay. You don't have to be negative and go out of the way to totally ignore them, but always allow new people in your life.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Favorite Song of the Week: Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd

A lot of people have start calling the singer of The Weeknd, Michael Jackson reincarnated-though the age difference might calculate something else. I've fallen head over heals with this singer, and his soul voice is literally to die for. His newest song Can't Feel my Face is one of his first dance songs, and I'm really enjoying it at the moment. You wouldn't except it from the artists previous songs, but it's cool new sound that still sounds like The Weeknd in a newly wrapped form. I love dancing to it in my kitchen and I hope you enjoy it as much as I am! ;p

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Oh my do I have a lot of respect for teachers. This summer I took up a task to teach a friend of mine French 1. I love French and recently went there during the spring a loved it. I also love teaching others, but I've never had a chance this big and continuous to do so. What do I do exactly? Well I teach vocab, grammar, and all of that shiz two hours every weekday which is quite intense for the body and mind tbh.

I've learned out of the entire experience so far that patience is key. You know that already of course, because you see teachers getting frustrated after repeating this so many times in class, but I never realized how much frustration. It's so intense, and you feel like you've let yourself and your students down because all of a sudden everything is lost. I'm trying to find better ways of coping with this and giving more patience to my student, but it's hard when you see them so often and it's so easy to just be done with everything. If you guys have any tips for me, please leave a comment below. Thanks! ;p

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Don't Quote Me (#33)

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I really like the meaning behind this quote, because I personally have been the victim of not waning to change, but at the same time wanting my laugh to change. Really ironic I know. It's all because of this idea that I feel like I get stuck into a lot, that things will just happen to me and I won't have to worry or try as much, because things always turn out ok in the end. Here's a little story to for y'all. 2013 was probably one of my worst years to date. It was just all around intense angst, confusion, and depression in my life. I had no idea what was going to happen to me, and I didn't really know how to change anything around me either. Then in 2014 I set off a goal to do one new thing a month. People usually say to do one thing that you're afraid of a day, but that opportunity doesn't bring itself often enough for me or anyone I personally know to do that. If someone does do that, dang are they probably the god of humans because imagine all the mistakes and risks you've taken by the end of the year. You're nearly perfect if you do so. Anyways, I accomplished my goal in 2014, and then 2015 I tried to do it again, but I've been failing quite miserably, and this quote really reminded me to go out and make myself uncomfortable more. It's really tough sometimes, but I believe because I've seen it with my own eyes that you can change you're life, and create amazing opportunities for yourself by just trying one step at a time. I stand by that in my life, and I hope you try it in yours too. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cloud Atlas

The other week I was sitting around bored, and really wanted to watch a cutesy romantic movie, and I stumbled upon Cloud Atlas. It is a movie from 2012, about the idea how soul mates will always find each other through out the multiply lives we have. It's a really nice concept and romantic thing to believe in, so I tried it out. I was not ready for the intensity of the movie. 

The movie goes through around six or seven different time periods. It was so hard to keep up with for the first twenty minutes or so, but I really enjoyed all the characters and how all the different situation worked out for each. Also there were some really cool futuristic worlds that brought up more intense themes of slavery and want it means to be human. It's definitely not a feel good movie you can just pop on on a random Tuesday afternoon, but I think its worth the confusion.

The acting is amazing through every cast member, and to be honest, I didn't realize it was the same cast through all the different time periods until I looked it up on imdb. Though it should've been obvious from the premise of the movie.

I would totally recommend the movie to more mature viewers, because it's not meant for a younger romcom crowd, and it takes a while to get your head around before you realize what the hell is going on. Though I think it was really well executed and I wish there were other movies similar to Cloud Atlas.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Challenging to Read?

This summer I have summer homework in which I have to read Moby Dick. Of course you've already heard about this book and you know that it's probably the longest and dullest book you can sit down and read. I know all of my friends, including myself, can't sit still and read this tiresome book. So, I wanted to share how I'm going through the book, and not zone out every other word while reading a five page description of a wall.

Reading along while listening to someone read aloud is one of the best ways to keep your concentration and make the plot stick in your head more because there is an animated person telling you the story in his or her one way. I love doing this and then reading a long on my nook atm. I listen to the Spotify audio book, but there are many others out there too. My homework is that I have to find quotes at the same time, so I use my nook to highlight quotes that I can look back on when I start writing my laborious essay on Moby Dick.

I really hope this was a nice tip to others that find it hard to concentrate while reading a book, and if you have anymore tips that we can all find useful, please leave a comment down below.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Don't Quote Me (#32)

This week I chose:
It's a really comedic way to look at laugh, and it's hard sometime, but you always have to keep this in mind when it gets tough. It's a nice reminder that things won't always go your way, but you keep calm and move on through. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Years and Years:Communion

Hi guys! I wanted to share with you a new album I've been listening to. You might have heard this band from the radio single King before. I love their soothing synths and the vocalist is head over heals amazing. Around half of this album has appeared on their previous EPs and the new songs continue the same sound they have at the moment. They're fun dance songs, and there are also some somber songs that make you feel wistful. My favorite songs are Take Shelter and Ties. They're both more of the dancy songs on the album Though the first song on the album which is pretty much just vocals, Foundation, is equally amazing. Just letting you know this is probably going to be my summer album this year, and you should check it out too.