#531 The Big Night Nap

misssamanthajill:

Being in college, I completely identify this. xxoo

Originally posted on 1000 Awesome Things:

The Big Night Nap is any nap you take before going out for a big night.

When you nail this warm up nap perfectly you end up with a long memorable evening without dog yawns, wristwatch glances, and early cave-ins.

Now, that doesn’t mean Big Night Naps are easy to pull off. No, no, the truth is you gotta be careful in that late afternoon Napping Danger Zone:

1. The Power Nap. Top of the charts. This is the perfectly executed twenty-minute power up that fills up your energy bar and gets you ready to take on the world.

2. The Call Waiting Nap. Your plans aren’t firmed up so you leave your cell phone beside you. This forces you to pop up to answer text messages and take groggy phone calls.

3. The Choreographed Nap. This is where you convince all your friends to take a Big…

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60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life

misssamanthajill:

I’ll definitely have to keep mind of these tips! xxoo

Originally posted on Serendipity and Creativity:

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One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind.
  1. Download a banking app.
  2. Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.
  3. Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.
  4. Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.
  5. Check out thrift stores. You may have to wash things three times before you get the old lady smell out, but it’s well worth it.
  6. Never buy cheap jeans.
  7. Buy cheap sunglasses instead.
  8. Don’t chase boys.
  9. Wrinkle spray and a hair dryer erase all need to ever use an iron for all of you lazy ironers like me.
  10. Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels.
  11. Wear slippers when you’re travelling.
  12. Wear slippers at all moments that it’s even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.
  13. Spend a little extra money on your make up; it’s so worth it.
  14. Get running sneakers that are actually…

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Chapter 543: Questions

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Happy Monday!

I know I’ve been gone for a few weeks, I had some personal issues I had to deal with, and that meant going offline a little bit. Fortunitely, those issues are beginning to get better, so hopefully I will start posting regularly soon.

I wanted to share a series of questions I typed up, and I wanted to get your opinions/answers to them! 

Here they are:

Is life a series of questions that we have no answer to?

Are we simply waiting for the end to come to help us understand?

What is it we’re supposed to do with our time and energy?

Do we just simply wait for something or someone?

Or do we take matters into our own outstretched hands?

Is it allowed to bite the hand that feeds us?

Or do we just eat what we are given without comment? 

Why do people always have to fight for something?

Cannot they not just let it go without an argument?

What is the point of fighting for something that cannot be won?

Is it pointless or building confidence for something in the future? 

Why do people always say to live in the moment?

And then moments later tell us to focus on the future?

Aren’t we confused enough as it is?

How is it possible to worry about the present and the future?

When all we focus on is the past?

Obviously, there’s no need to answer any of them, but if you want to, here they are.

Hope you have a great week. xxoo

21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

misssamanthajill:

Since I’m currently 19, this is perfect. What would you tell your 19-year
old self?
xxoo

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

Jonathan, 55

There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

Miranda, 24

Drop pre-med.

Isaac, 48

Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

Anya, 42

Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

Parker, 55

60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

Megan, 34

He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.

Peter…

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Chapter 517, 518, 519, 520 & 521: Lazy Sunday

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Happy Sunday!

So I’m officially on Spring Break, for the next week! 

To celebrate, I’d thought I would share another poem, since the first one seemed to be enjoyed. 

 

Have an awesome day!

xxoo

Lightning

They say that the odds of being struck are 1 in 3000

 

           But that number isn’t reassuring, despite the rarity

 

                     It strikes without warning, without grace

 

                                Yet we just accept it,

 we just let it happen to us,

 

 Without knowing why, it gives us a glimpse of what we could become

 

We wait for the day we become ash, for that single

         

               Flash of blinding light before darkness

          

                           But the question is

 

                                Where do we go?

                    

Only the lightning knows

Chapter 516: Lost Time & Poems

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Happy Tuesday!

I know I’ve been away for a while, life snuck up on me and I’ve been trying to catch up. 

But, I wanted to share a poem with you, and I wanted to get your feedback. 

So please let me know what you think, and I’ll try to start posting again (hopefully tomorrow)

Have an awesome day! xxoo

What Did You Expect?

They say that beauty is skin deep

Spotless, unblemished, clean

Yet, if you dig deep enough

You will soon learn that I am none of those things, and never have been

My skin is like the cracks in the wall of your room

You know it’s there, but you don’t want to acknowledge it

For fear of what could be the behind the lines

Hazy memories of white walls and obnoxious machines, telling you that I’m still alive

Am I what you expected me to be?

Across my back and front, faded now

Jagged, abstract lines

Stitched up with problems and diagnoses

I am what you wouldn’t expect me to be, a stitched up shell of what I once was

Some would say new and improved, but I don’t know if I see it that way

Not yet anyway, but considering it’s my own skin, I’m not surprised

They say that beauty is only skin deep

And for what it’s worth, I can’t honestly say I’d agree

Because what I’ve discovered is that the things that are under the skin

Are much more interesting, but I would agree with one thing about the skin

It can be beautiful, but sometimes at the price of a procedure

They also say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder

But if it was up to me, I might want to change my concept of beauty

To include my own

Chapters 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499 & 500: Limits

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Happy Saturday!

Last night, I learned my limits, specifically for alcohol. Before the comments start, I am not 21, and I know it’s illegal. Just thought I’d mention that :)

Most people in college do choose to drink, and that’s always something I haven’t had an issue with, but haven’t experienced it because of personal reasons. However, I learned that while many people choose to drink, it’s not for me. I think I’ll stay sober for a while, which I think can be just as fun as drinking (sometimes).

It’s a weird thing, limits, because you never know what they are until you test them. And your limit may never be known because you are too afraid to test it. That’s why I didn’t drink, because I was too afraid that something would go wrong, and that it would be dangerous.

Long story short, I was fine, save for a slight headache the next morning, and nothing scary or bad happened to me. So why was I so scared to test my limits?

I think people are scared to test their limits because they believe that they will go past their limits, which could be detrimental.

Limits are something that I still don’t understand, but does anyone actually understand them?

Let me know what you think!

Have a great day! xxoo

Chapters 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489 & 490: Organization Is Key

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Happy Thursday (or Almost Friday Day as I like to call it)!

People always tell you that “organization is key for success”. Especially when you’re at your job or at school. You forget one thing, and your whole routine might crumble, or you’ll miss something important. How people organize their belongings is completely unique to them!

Some people choose to keep everything in an exact place, nothing can be moved without it being put back exactly where it was. These people are the neatest, cleanliness people I know, and I don’t think I could ever be like them?

Other people have what I like to call “organized messes”, where only one place of their desk or room is extremely messy, but the rest of their desk or room is completely spotless. I would like to say that I am one of those people, but I’m much messier than that.

How do you organize your stuff? Do you leave it in one giant pile, or is everything meticulously put away?

Have a great day! xxoo

Chapters 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478 & 479: Settling In

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Happy Sunday!

I’m back at college for my sophomore spring semester!

Do you ever feel like something is missing? Like you’re content and happy, but deep down, there’s something missing, and you don’t know what it is? It makes me question my life and my choices, and I can’t figure out what’s wrong, or if anything is actually wrong!

It feels like something is being forgotten, or overlooked, and I can’t figure it out!

Do you ever feel this way? If so, what helps you remember?

Have an amazing weekend!

xxoo

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