The Things I’m Not Normally Thankful For


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One Lovely Blog – Award Nomination

In case you haven’t heard, there is a new ‘award’ going around call One Lovely Blog. I was nominated for this by Morgan at Mostly Morgan, thank you so much! I love her blog a lot, she’s one of the reasons why I began blogging.. so I highly recommend you check her out!

(Add in, October 14th) I’ve also been nominated a second time by Hayley at A Stitch To Scratch! She shares her fun adventures in sewing and life, go check her out!

Now, onto the award.

OneLovelyBlogHere are the rules to accept:
  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add seven facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated. This award has no restrictions as to who you can nominate.
  • You must follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Facts About Me

  1. I’m an overachieving procrastinator. If you’ve read my about me page then you know this already… but really I mean it. Yesterday I spent 3 hours making a fantastically beautiful animated PowerPoint presentation full with a recorded voice-over and bullet points that appeared at just the right time in the recorded presentation for a friend. Meanwhile I was procrastinating from doing the reading for my own homework due today. I consistently take on other projects and sign up for too many things in an attempt to procrastinate from my responsibilities.
  2. I love stress. I sign up for too many things and stress myself out. It always happens, many times a year. I take on too many responsibilities and too many side projects and end up at the point where I can hardly function. But my big problem? If I’m not under this stress, I can’t function either. I need to find a stressful balance to keep me motivated or else I just don’t do anything.
  3. I have a boyfriend who I’ll have been dating for 2 years on the 30th of this month. He’s the one who keeps me somewhat sane throughout all this stress and who somehow puts up with me breaking down consistently about all the crazy things I’ve signed myself up for. I love him a lot. It’s cheesy, but he’s my rock.
  4. I talk in my sleep sometimes. This is a new discovery. My roommate actually told me once I woke up this morning that last night I sat up, gasped, mumbled something, and violently rolled over. This is the 3rd night in a row that I’ve done this. It scares the crap out of her but I think its hilarious!
  5. I don’t know what I want to do with my life, but I’m getting there. Truthfully, I don’t think I’m at the right college for my future. But, it’s the college I can pay for. So I might transfer in 2 years. I’m very interested in both Stage Management and American Sign Language. At my high school I took 3 years of American Sign Language with a Deaf teacher and I absolutely loved it. We had to go to Deaf events and converse with many Deaf people and so now I feel pretty comfortable doing so. I really think the language is beautiful and I want to continue it at a school with a better program.
  6. I also really love Stage Management. Being in charge of the show, organizing the schedules, making sure everything happens without a hitch.. it’s the dream. No, literally, I dream about it. But my problem is that the schedule is insanely difficult to have a family or social life with. 5pm-1 or 2 am every night. And a lot of extra work at home. Plus more hours on weekends. And it changes depending on the company you work for. Something else that I’m considering is event or wedding planning, since it is similar and a little bit more free.
  7. I’ve never been on an airplane. Never been out of the country, or even on the opposite side of the country. I want to go places. My boyfriend, on the other hand, has been literally everywhere. I’m hoping to travel with him soon and have him show me the world 🙂

I nominate…

One of the first organizing blogs I fell in love with, Kirsten at Organized Charm! I love her advice on organizing for school and for life! I’ve taken a bunch of her ideas and used them for this school year so far and they are incredibly helpful! Check her out!

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Fall 2014 Semester Goals

Semester Goals for Fall 2014 - "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." Currently I am sitting here, 2 weeks into the school year. I’ve already been through and done a lot more than I expected to in these 2 weeks. I’m up to 19 credits of classes, still working a full time job, and now I’m working one of my school’s fall theatre productions. It’s a lot to swallow.

Luckily, one of the main things that is keeping me sane right now is consistently reminding myself that there are only 14 weeks left in this semester of school.

Then I’ll be able to take less classes, which will overall help everything fall into place better.

Like this? Pin-it!But, I don’t want my life to become consumed by all this work. I want to be able to keep a somewhat active life around more than just school and my jobs. So I’ve decided to make a list of goals (both school related and not) for this semester. Ready? Here they are:

14 Goals for 14 Weeks

  1. Be able to run 1 mile non-stop in under 10 minutes. (Quick explanation: I have a lot of health problems in my knees and hips and lungs, and I’ve never been able to run for more than a quarter of a mile non-stop.)
    1. Update: Ran 3/4 of a mile on November 7th.  ✓
  2. Hike up to the cross on the mountain next to school at least twice
  3. Add at least 10lbs to every exercise I do at the gym
  4. Get at least a B in Global Studies and Intro to Christianity (my most difficult subjects right now)
  5. Get a passport
  6. Get at least 250 page views on this blog in a month ✓ (completed in September)
  7. Buy 1 pair of real yoga pants ✓
  8. Wear my bangs off my face more often ✓
  9. Register for under 17 credits next term ✓
  10. Use my planner & post-it calendar everyday ✓
  11. Launch the new website for my work
  12. Don’t get sick more than once
  13. Master my winged eyeliner ✓
  14. Print out more pictures for my wall

Bonus goal: Survive Tech Week.

Sometimes writing out your goals is all that you need to ensure that you keep them. Sometimes you need a little more motivation.

I’ve always been pretty good about keeping myself accountable for things, so I hope this will workout. As I complete these goals throughout the semester I will cross them off the list.

Do you keep goals? Do they help you keep on track or motivated? Tell me about it in the comments below!

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How To: Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge

How to: Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge Using Coconut OilHaving a roommate who’s alarm goes off at a different time than yours is one thing about college that I’m still getting used to. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday my roommate‘s alarm wakes her up by blasting “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift at 7am. Meanwhile, I shake it off (pun intended) and do my best to fall back asleep until my alarm wakes me up a couple of hours later.

She’s really nice about being as quiet as possible in our room.

Unfortunately, the most difficult part about this comes when she opens our door. The hinges squeak. Loudly. The last two weeks we were able to handle it, but on Friday it startled me so much that I nearly fell out of my bed.Like this? Pin-it!

We didn’t have any WD-40 or anything else like that on hand, so I went looking for a better solution.

Now, I work as a media manager for a company that makes coconut oil, and I happened to have some of their coconut oil on hand. Lately I’d discovered that coconut oil can do practically everything. So I thought, before we go out and buy something to fix this, lets try with what we already have!

Squeaky door hingeCoconut Oil!So I took a small amount of coconut oil in my hand…

And I put it on the front and back of the door hinge. Then proceeded to open and close the door a couple of times (made my roommate wipe off the excess coconut oil) and alas it worked!

So far it’s been a couple of days and the door has stayed squeaky-free! I did some research online afterwards (which I probably should have done beforehand..) and found testimonials from a lot of people saying that this method can rid doors of squeaks for months onto years.

I know this is a little silly, but since it’s a simple low cost life hack that I didn’t know about until trying it, I figured I should let you know that it works!

What are some of your favorite low cost hacks? Tell me below!

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