Be My BFF

Can I just brag on my friends for a minute? I would just like to say that I am immensely pleased with the people that I have chosen to become a part of my life. I don’t always make great decisions, but I know every single friendship I have I hold dear to my heart.
Now, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t believe in acquaintances. Call me naïve, but the minute I can make a connection with someone, they become a friend to me. I like to think I have a lot of friends mostly because I like to be outgoing and just enjoy human interaction. There’s one bad thing about having a lot of friends though. You tend to forget to appreciate the old friends you make when you make new ones.
I love every single one of my friends. They inspire me, support, make me feel beautiful and unstoppable, and I just wanted to tell them that I love them a lot. Also if you’re reading this blog I love you a lot, too. But, I’d like to call out one friend in particular. Hey Marg.
Marg, I know we bicker a lot, but you have truly been so amazing to me this year. We have practically spent almost every day together and I can’t imagine my life without you. We’ve been there with each other through the ups and downs of senior year, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate having you in my life.
Ok, enough moosh. Tell your BFF how much you love and appreciate them. I love each and every one of my friends so very much. Thank you for all that you do for me!!!!!!
-your favorite people person

Diversify

Hey! I’m at an Indian dance performance. My friend Priya is performing it’s super amazing. This one is going to be short bc even Nandi needs a break. Go learn about a different culture today because Priya’s is wicked awesome and everyone else’s are wicked awesome and when you learn about a new culture you learn to appreciate yours while also respecting someone else’s.

“And when you can grasp this from within the illusions, you will also grasp how unlimited you truly are.”
-The Universe

-your favorite people person

Road Trip

Yesterday, I drove 7 hours round trip to my new home *go pack!*. I’ve always loved being in the car. I remember when I was younger I used to wish that I could sleep in my car instead of my bed. I don’t know why I’ve always enjoyed being in a car so much. I love when it rains, and you can see the rain surround you, but you’re nice and cozy. I love when the sun is out, and your windows are rolled down. I love when it’s night time and your lights are the only thing to guide you. I don’t know, no matter how dangerous I know cars can be, I just can’t help but to want to be in one. My favorite part about trips are the car rides, not even the destination. Sometimes I even loathe the fact that I have to get out of the car. But yesterday, having to actually drive for that long on my own for the first time, I just felt so more connected. I didn’t feel comfortable, of course, but I felt at home. I think the car will always be my favorite place to be in because, when you’re in the car, a new adventure is always looming.

-your favorite people person

Poetry?

I’m in creative writing. We’re doing poetry. Here you go.

Sunny Skies by Nandi Smith

I seriously saw what I wanted to see
She swam through the sky
As she soared over the seas
She sacrifices her search
For her seperated sweet
To share her spirit somewhere

She’s out in the spring
She stands tall in the snow
She steers the still leaves off of the trees
And reigns in the summer

She’s a stranger to some
Stealthily shutting off when she sees fit
She’s stubborn, but strong and sure

I stare at her as she socializes
Acting shy as she sneaks behind the sheer clouds
The sweat slides down my skin
As I watch her shine over all of us

Several seconds pass by
Too soon she slowly drifts off to sleep
Stealing her light to seek new scenery
And securing shelter for
Her sensitive significant other
And his slightly smaller siblings

-your favorite people person

iHope you agree

“I’m looking through you while you’re looking through your phone…”

Has anyone noticed how often millennials are on their phones? Like, ask me when they do it, I say often. Like I just want to talk to my friends, and instead I’m talking to their phones. The line above is from the song Somebody Else by the 1975. And, no, the song has really nothing to do with this topic, but that line resonated with me so much. Even I have come to the point where, if I foresee an awkward moment, my immediate reaction is to reach for my phone. I hate that. I want to be able to talk to my friends and not have to worry that they aren’t listening to me because they’re snapchatting, or going through their Instagram, or checking their Twitter. I think I’m going to start putting my phone on airplane mode when I’m hanging out with my friends. I want to have conversations with my best pals, like I came to hang out with you, not your phone.

I know this is a genuine concern that a lot of people other than me have. I know that this is probably a mute point and the next time I hang out with my friends, I’ll probably end up reaching for my phone for comfort at some point. I just wanted to share with you guys that the people you surround yourself with are so much more important than Kylie Jenner’s latest story, or “OMG LOOK WHAT SO AND SO POSTED ON THEIR INSTA.”

I want our generation to be known for something other than the fact that we have an unusual attachment to technology. It bugs me, a lot. Alright, I’m done ranting. Just, talk to your friends, look them in the eyes, show genuine interest in what they’re saying, not genuine interest in your iPhone 6.

-your favorite people person