Generation Now

We live in a social media driven world. There so much good that can come from that, but there’s are so many bad things that come instead.

People are bullied. You can post a photo that you think is cute or funny, then someone can comment things like, “Why would you post this?” “Who wants to see that?” “Kill yourself. Lol.”

You feel self-conscience in your own skin. Girls go on social media and find photos of Angelina Jolie or Selena Gomez and think, “Wow, why don’t I look like her? Why am I not as skinny as she is?” And it’s not just celebrities that we see looking like that. We can go online and see girls in our classes flaunting in bikinis on the beach and wonder why our hair is a jumbled mess when our classmates look like Victoria’s Secret Angels.

(Don’t think this only applies to girls. Since I’m a girl, I don’t know what goes on in a guy’s head, but I know that body image isn’t confined to one gender.)

Feeling like you aren’t popular enough. You go on Instagram and see that you have a couple of new followers, which is awesome! You’re finally up to 230 followers! Oh, but your classmate, who posts the same things as you, has 687 followers? What are you doing wrong?

I want this blog to be a happy place on social media. I want people to be happy when they read my posts, to be able to relate to what I write.

Yeah, I struggle with the same things on social media. I haven’t been bullied to the extreme, but I know people who have, and it sucks for them. I have seen photos of girls I know, and my favorite celebrities, and wondered why I didn’t feel as pretty as them.

But nobody should feel like that. Our generation should feel like we can do anything no matter what we look like. You like someone? Tell them. You think you look cute today in that outfit? Flaunt down the hallways like you’re Beyoncé. 

Bring up your generation with what you say. Be a light in the darkness.



Getting Through Finals

I have senioritis and I’m not even a senior yet. All I know is, I want this to end. 

I love summertime more than anything, but it feels like this year, even though it’s almost May, the summer holidays aren’t ever gonna get here.

It’s hard for me to get through exams and all of the preparation for them, but I have some hacks that might help you.

Five Helpful Tips to Power Through Your Finals:

1. Make a study calendar. You can go to Walmart and find a small notebook or a calendar in notebook form. I write down what classes I need to study for each day, how much time I need to set aside for each subject, and, when finished, I put a gold star sticker on that day. (It may seem juevenile, but it works for me.)

2. Drink coffee. I like coffee, but some people– a lot of people– don’t. I use my Keurig machine with the Breakfast Blend (maybe it’s Breakfast Roast, I can’t remember right now because we’re out), two French vanilla creamers, and however many teaspoons of sugar I need. If you don’t like coffee, just drink something with caffeine. I don’t recommend Mountain Dew though. That causes cancer and kidney stones.

3. Have bribes. Not for your teachers, but for yourself. I put ten dollars at the end of each chunk of notes that I’m studying that day, and once I’m done, I go out and get something to reward myself. (I read and write way to much, but oddly not enough, so I go to Books-a-Million quite a bit.) If you don’t want to spend much money, go make yourself a sweet treat and share it with your family. (JK, keep it all for yourself and binge on “Thirteen Reasons Why.”)

I hope this helps you a little bit! And thanks for the support from the last post, it really means a lot.