Um… hey?

Hey, what’s up? How’s it going? Me? Oh, yeah, I’ve been great.

Alright, alright. I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long, but let me tell you right now college is a doozy and it’s hard to find time to even breathe let alone write. I recently turned 19, so I’ve decided to revive this url and give the people what they want. Or to finally give into my desire of sharing too many of my thoughts and feelings with everyone. You choose.

I’ve been trying to come up with something to talk about for forever. I was going to write about college. How I love my new friends, how I miss my old friends, how my mom became my best friend, how my dog sleeps in my bed every night now that I’m gone, how I text my dad on a regular basis now, how I found out that I’m the purest form of an introverted extrovert, how I became a vegan/vegetarian. And, I mean, if you want me to talk about these things please tell me, but today I’m going to talk about the five “events” that shaped my life. This topic didn’t come out of the blue, it was actually a project for my RA class. Oh yeah, I’m becoming an RA.

  1. Scraping my knees on my first day of preschool.     I’ve always been a huge nerd. I got too excited and the clumsy girl that I was, and still am, tripped in the driveway and created to gaping holes in her knees. I was also four, so they were probably just scratches. My dad fixed me up and on that day he became my best friend. A fleeting friendship that wouldn’t last through puberty, but a friendship nonetheless. I also gave up on being perfect that day. My body was officially scarred. I truly believe that day was a catalyst for the many scrapes, bruises, cuts, and gashes to come. I’m sorry mom and dad for being such a nuisance, but it was your genes that made me tall and lanky, so whose fault is it really?

This was number 1. I’m going to span these over five weeks because, thanks to the fast pace of our generation, no one would be able to sit through me explaining all five.

Man, I forgot how fun this was.

I’m back ;-),

your favorite people person

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Staying Positive

sorry this is a day late Alaskan service blows

There are really only two conditions of the human experience: very, very happy or about to become very, very happy.
-The Universe
^THIS IS INSANE
OUR WORLD IS INSANE
But we have options of how we can choose to react to our world: we can choose to be vengeful or we can choose peace.
This quote is a daily reminder to me that I can choose happiness regardless of my circumstances.
I can choose hope in spite of the hopelessness the world may seem to possess.
I can choose peace in spite of the civil war being waged in our country.
I can choose kindness in spite of how poorly others are treated.
I can choose love in spite of the hate so many others harbor.
As a society, we can choose to be better people. Or, we can choose to digress to who we used to be 100 years ago.
I still love people though, no matter how much we may suck sometimes.
-your favorite people person

Summer

Hey, long time no talk. Before you get all mad, here me out! Ya girl has been busy!!! Actually ya girl will remain busy throughout the entire summer, but my leave of absence was very temporary and I promise to keep posting on here. In the first three weeks of summer I have learned a lot about myself. Like for instance, I may not hate children as much as I used to. Or, I’m not the pushover I used to be. I can be rebellious when necessary. I stay cool under pressure. I really value my alone time, more than I thought I did. I will go to great lengths to make those I love happy. Fulfilling childhood dreams is awesome *thanks ankle bracelets*. My short temper can be easily relieved. There are more things I have learned, but the biggest one is that I don’t want to be who I’ve been before. I want to treasure all of the relationships in my life. I want to stay in contact with my friends, no matter if I hate texting or not. I want to pursue what makes ME happy, not my parents. I want to stay happy and positive. I want to not care what others think about me. I want to stop caring about how society wants me to look or act. I want to be free and independent. This summer may just be beginning, but I feel as if something amazing awaits.
Three weeks down, six more to go.
-your favorite people person is back

Mamma I Made It

If you don’t follow me on social media, or you just happened to stumble upon this blog and have no idea who I am, I am officially a high school graduate. It honestly still hasn’t hit me yet and I doubt it will hit me until I’m in my dorm room without my parents. But, alas, it is true. Being an adult comes with many responsibilities. I’ve had to ask my mom for advice. Drive myself to graduation parties. I went to a bridal shower, that was fun. Um, I’ve had to let my friends pay for me because I had no money. All in all, being a graduate is pretty easy. What will I do when I’m all by myself with absolutely no help and no way to get home and ask my mommy what to do? I have no idea. I’m a little freaked out to be honest, but they did warn me that I was growing up (I just didn’t think it would happen so suddenly…). There are many things high school didn’t teach me, and now that I’m a big girl I’m realizing that I’m pretty screwed. I guess I could wallow in self-pity, but that’s not my style. Hannah Montana once told me that life’s what you make it. All the mistakes before have led me to this glorious, yet terrifying moment. I’ll make so many mistakes later on in life, heck later on today, but that’s the fun part. I may be nervous for the future, but at least I have one to mold and shape all on my own. Thanks to all the friends and family who have gotten me to where I am today. I hope everyone reading this knows that, no matter how cliche it sounds, your future is bright!!

-your favorite people person

Talent

So last week I went to my school’s chorus concert and, may I just say, it was epic. I was honestly blown away. I really can’t even believe that I know people that are that amazingly talented. Shoutout to Lane, Claire, Julia, and DD you guys actually made me cry multiple times.

I’ve never really been the type of person to have one certain thing that makes them special. I’m an average dancer and singer. I was an artist, and I guess you can never lose a skill, but art isn’t really a talent you can show off on the spot. I tried gymnastics for awhile and was decently okay, but then I grew. I always felt like I never really had anything that made me worthy of some sort of praise.

I’ve always loved writing, though. I don’t know if I’m actually good at it, but I know that it’s something I never want to stop doing. As a kid I would write poem after poem, song after song, book after book. I don’t know what qualifies someone to be able to say they’re a writer, but I kind of want that to be my thing. There are so many other amazing talents that are way cooler than writing, but I’m seriously so happy that God chose this to be my “thing.” I’m also seriously happy that God chose you to read this because I wouldn’t have figured this out without you.

-your favorite people person

No Mo FOMO

FOMO
Fear of Missing Out
This strange phenomenon affects me probably a lot more than it should. It’s the reason I stopped watching people’s Snapchat stories. The reason I feel the need to post Snapchat stories when I am hanging out with my friends. It’s the reason I have a lot of passive aggressive tendencies whenever my friends hang out with each other and don’t invite me. I’ve had it for as long as my friends have been able to hang out with each other. I wish I could be able to feel happy that my friends have other friends, but I am really protective over my friends. And greedy, definitely greedy. I have seriously got to learn that my friends are their own people and do not belong to me.

But I am trying. Once you become confident in your relationships, you stop worrying about losing your friends to other people. I know that my friends becoming close to someone else does not affect our relationship. People grow and evolve. I’m growing and evolving. I’m no longer bitter or resentful. I’m free and happy. I might still have pretty bad FOMO, but I’ve learned how to enjoy the time alone.

Or to just ask other people to hang out with me.

-your favorite people person

I Wanna See You Smile

I’ve never really understood how powerful smiles are. Yes, I enjoy the act of smiling, but one smile has the power to change an entire day. Whether you’re smiling for yourself or the benefit of someone else, one smile can change someone’s entire outlook.

I’ve started to notice how much smiling affects others. I make sure to smile at the cashiers at the grocery store, waiters or waitresses, even random people walking past me when I’m going to work. Most people look stoic, but once they see me smile something shifts. Their whole face brightens and then I get the best response ever: a smile back.

Now I’m not saying I have this amazing smile that is capable of bringing even the saddest person out of their funk, but I do believe that smiles are such an unstoppable thing.

My fitness instructor tells us to smile because we burn more calories. While that’s true, I think we should also smile because we help others and ourselves. Researchers say that just a single smile on a sad day can lift your mood. I challenge you to smile as much as you can today. Whether it’s to yourself or someone else, whether it’s sarcastic or because someone said something funny, just do yourself and the world a favor and show off those 32 friends hiding behind your lips!

This was cheesy… get it:-).

-your favorite people person