The Perks Of Being Ordinary

Chances are, if you are reading this post, you are an ordinary person who is currently living an average life.

Many of us, myself included, dream of being more. We dream of being free from the humdrum routine of everyday life. We dream of being scoped out by a mentor to pursue our dreams, we dream of gracing magazine covers and having people hang on our every word or social media post. We dream of being more than we currently are.

However, I believe that if we are constantly trying to be successful or striving to be the best, we often forget the life we are currently living. We are so focused on being the best, that we may not realize that what already have in front of us might be amazing as well.

As a society, we often focus on the extraordinary, whether it be a new celebrity coming up in the entertainment ranks, brutal crimes or devastating natural disasters. We are so focused on finding the next best thing that we forget about the everyday heroes, the people who make our world a better place.

We are so focused on finding the extraordinary, we forget about the ordinary. 

So I propose an exercise in finding the ordinary which we have forgotten.

Turn off your electronic devices and take a look around. Take a good long look around where you currently are. Notice the little things, like the ground beneath your feet or the lights in the ceiling. If there are other people around, take notice of them too. If you’re feeling social, maybe strike up a small conversation. Smile, make eye contact. Notice your surroundings, and take note of how you fit into them. Then when you’re done, let me know what you think.

I hope you have an average, ordinary day.




Writer’s Block (Or, How I’m Trying To Get My Mojo Back)

Happy Wednesday!

We’ve all be there. Sitting hunched over a notebook or computer, pen/mouse in hand, waiting for anything to pop into your mind, to be able to write it down. But there’s nothing but crickets and tumbleweeds obscuring your imagination.

This can be a daily issue, or something that occurs once in a blue moon.

Writer’s block is one of the worst things that can happen, but the silver lining to it is that some of the best, most creative ideas come out of writers block. Other times, not-so-great ideas can occur, which can frustrate a writer even more.

Writer’s block can include any type of writing, wether it be personal or public, poetry or a short story, writer’s block effects everyone at some point in time?

So, the big question is…how do you deal with it?

I don’t have an answer, but I definitely know you do.

So, gimme your best suggestions on how to deal with writers’ block!

Have a great Wednesday!

Chapters 99, 100 (!) & 101: Mom

Happy Friday! I apologize for not posting the past two days, but I just realized that I missed my 100th post, so I’m including it in this one.

It’s a well known fact that Moms’ (and sometimes Dads’!) are excellent at giving advice, at least  in my family. While usually teenagers just roll their eyes and tune out, myself included, I realized that even though I used to ignore most of it, it’s actually really helpful and inspiring. 

I learned this today when my mom and I went out to lunch, and sat there talking for almost two hours about anything that came to mind: school, love, music, boys, life, food, etc. While we talked, I knew that even though I had rejected her advice on occasion, that most of the time, I needed it to help me get through a situation. I wished I could’ve recorded or written down our conversation so that I could remember or go back to it later on, but I’ll just have to try to remember everything that she said instead.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend, and I will be returning back to school this weekend for the 2nd Semester, so if I’m not posting, school is my excuse!Image