Back Again, just not in the Gym

I like to think of writing a blog as I do going to the gym, something that requires dedication, something that is addictive, and something that is extremely hard to get back into once you have taken a break.

When I first started this blog back in January I was extremely motivated, had so much to talk about, and was on this wonderful streak of writing every day, I was hooked. However with life, come obstacles; I was in school staking a creative writing course, and to be honest, I just sort of ran out of things to say. Between writing a new post every day, and also having to write for my course, all my “great” ideas were slowly being taken up.

This was when the pressure set in. I felt that in order to make this blog successful I couldn’t take a day off, and because I refused to take a day to recharge my ideas, slowly my content, like myself, grew bored and tired. Until one day I started to see the views titter off, and I sort of lost my inspiration so to speak. I felt like I was failing and once I took one day off, that one day turned into a week, which turned into a month, and here I am several months later finally trying to get back into the swing of things.

You see I love blogging, much like I love running and going to the gym. And while my ideas never stopped, just like my telling myself to get off the couch and hit the gym never stopped, I just didn’t know where to start again.

So I guess I’m going to start here. Start fresh and on a new note. I’m not committing myself to a daily post, for anyone in university will understand the stress that comes with making sure you attend the correct lectures on the right days is hard enough, let alone the work they pile on top. But I’m going to try and dedicate myself to doing what I love; writing my thoughts and sharing them with others. Maybe it won’t be every day, or on some scheduled, but hopefully it will be better and more captivating- because I’ll be writing because I want to not because I feel like I HAVE to. I suppose I’ll just have to see where it all goes.

…Maybe I will even GO (ha see what I did there) and get back into my regular gym routine.

… Maybe.

… One step at a time.

Those Really Good Days

So maybe I’ve had the song “Happy” by Pharell Williams stuck in my head for one too many days, but I think my morning sing a long’s are starting to pay off. You know when you have those really great days? Where despite being rained on at 6:30 in the morning, you mood still doesn’t seem to be altered? Well for me today was one of those days. 

Nothing particularly great happened, but nothing has happened either, and even though it was the first day back at school and after the long Easter weekend, I just couldn’t seem to be grumpy nor car that I had to wake up at 5:30 am to go to cheer practice. It didn’t bother me when my makeup started to melt off from the rain and my morning exercise, and even though it’s currently 11:30 at night and I’m really tired but can’t seem to fall asleep, I’m still in a great mood. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is sometimes bad things happen, but it doesn’t have to mean it’s a bad day. Numerous things didn’t go my way today, but for some reason I kept that smile on my face and instead focused on the little good things that did happen. Shit this even got me out of my blog dry spell; it really must be a good day. 

its spring everyone and that means summer is coming soon, to those of you currently studying for university exams, good luck and look forward to the nice summer break you have ahead, to those high schoolers who still have school for another month of so.. well not much you can do about that, but hey it is only one more month hold on, and to those of you who don’t get a summer vacation due to full time jobs, well go buy yourself a new pair of spring/summer shoes, and have a good day! This week vow to have positive outcomes only!

So you Want to Redecorate your Room?

So over the past few months I’ve been dabbling with the idea of redoing my bedroom. The last time I did it was when I moved into the house I currently live in four years ago and I’ve just been feeling like a needed a change. So change it I’m doing. I’m not yet done with it, so when I am I will post before and afters, and why I chose to decorate the way that I did, but for this blog I thought I would just talk about ways to redo your room, and how to decide what you want done. 

Since discovering the wonders of Tumblr and Pinterest, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of an all-white bedroom. up until this point I’ve had a grey, pink, and black themed room, and while I do still think it looked cool, and fairly professional considering I did all the painting and decorating myself, it was time for a change and I wanted to brighten up my life so to speak. I understand that a white room is going to be a lot of maintenance, but I’m hoping this will be the incentive I need in order to start being a more organized person.

Since my walls and all my furniture was either black, grey or pink, I had to do a big transformation that takes time and money, (tip, never paint your doors black, no matter how cool it may seem you will regret it when you have to paint over it). But I really don’t think you need to redo everything in order to get a fresh feel to your room. If you already have nice furniture, don’t go out and buy new ones- I kept my bed-, and just by changing the colours on the walls, or buying new bedding   you can make all the difference. I also think that before you start any new transformation, make sure it’s absolutely what you want, don’t do things on impulse. I’m the type of person who needs to thoroughly think things through before I change them, and even after spending months envisioning my room white, it still feels a little shocking to me. So make use of things like Tumblr and Pinterest to get ideas and if you’re like me and don’t have a lot of storage, but have a lot of things, make storage your priority. 

Years ago I decided that I would rather have a desk than a dresser, and now I completely regret that decision, you can always do work in the living room, on your bed, on the floor, but you can’t say the same for your clothes. Coming from experience I would much rather lose work space than compromise my floor space to store all my clothes. 

Redoing your room doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, if you have a mirror and you no longer like its color, paint it instead of buying a new one, take what you have and try to turn it into what you want before you go out and waste money on things you don’t really need. That saves money that  could go into getting nicer versions of things you really want in your room, like a new dresser, a nice lamp, or whatever you really want in your room, that you don’t already have. And lastly, don’t try to do everything in one day. Though I painted my room in one day, there’s still a lot left to do and I understand that it’s not all going to happen today. You have to be patient with transformations, or else you might see yourself with too much stuff and not enough money. 

Also I know I haven’t blogged in a few weeks, I just took a break because honestly I ran out of things to talk about, but I’m going to try and be more regular from now on.

Review:: Pretty Little Liars

For years I’ve been a diehard fan of the pretty little liars, however lately I feel like the show is becoming and endless loop of false leads, and who A will really be. I feel like the show, while is highly entertaining, and keeps you on the edge of your seat, is starting to become a little bit predictable. Not predictable in that you will necessarily be able to tell who the next a suspect will be, but so in that every suspect will suddenly turn extremely suspicious and creepy, only to have everything cleared up and back to normal again.

It happened when Aria’s dad was under suspicion, the father that was once so normal, suddenly started to act like an axe murderer, and was the scariest person on the show, until we find out he actually wasn’t the killer of Alice, and he went back to acting normal. When the previous mid-season finale aired leaving Ezra to be the new suspect, I didn’t buy into it one bit. First off we find out that Alice is alive, so he obviously didn’t kill her, and the show has become notorious for its plot twists that really don’t go anywhere. First Mona is A then the dad, now Ezra; it’s all too good to be true.

While I will continue to watch the show because it is highly addictive, I think it needs to stop making people prime A suspects. in that I mean stop making normal characters suddenly act super creepy and change from episode to episode. Often times the characters don’t even know they are a suspect and they already start acting crazy. The show gives no warning or proper transition into the character’s changes and it honestly just becomes annoying. 

I’m no screen writer, nor do I know where this show is heading (that’s one thing the show is great at doing, hiding how it’s going to end) but I just wish the show would start to change things up and not always use the default good guy turned scary turned good again pattern. I don’t know if Ezra is A or not, but I highly doubt it.

The show is very similar to Gossip Girl in that the whole show is about finding out who the person behind the screen is. the only difference is that Gossip Girl never blatantly accused people of being Gossip Girl, and no one ever started to act sketchy of as if they were secretly spying, in a way that focused them as the Gossip Girl, and in the end it kept the viewer’s questioning, and in the end made finding out the truth just as shocking. I think Pretty Little Liars should take on a similar approach to the show to stop being so predictable and plain annoying.

Review:: Moroccan Oil Hydrating Mask

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Moroccan Oil fan (I use their stuff religiously) and after my horrendous avocado hair mask experience I was in need of a good deep conditioning. This summer while in New York I purchased Moroccan Oils Hydrating hair mask, and fell in love. However the stuff is expensive and I ran out a few months ago, so yesterday I cracked down and repurchased it in the larger pot container.

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They sell it for both fine, and medium to thick hair types, I’ve used both and they both work fine, the only thing is that if you do have fine hair, the medium to thick one could weigh your hair down a little bit. But other than that I love this product. You apply it after you shower to towel dried hair. Use as much or as little as you need, let sit for 5-7 minutes (I wait 10) and then rinse it out and style as usual.

What I love so much about his product it that unlike a lot of other hair masks, it doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy, the aroma is amazing but not too over powering and it takes away frizz and ads shine without feeling like you have too much product in your hair. For anyone who has processed hair or is prone to breakage, split ends and dullness I highly recommend giving this a shot. It is pricey at roughly $35 but it will last you several months if you use it wisely.

I have a lot of Moroccan oil products including their oil, styling cream, curling cream, hair spray and blow dryer, and I’ve yet to be disappointed with any of their products. I have wanted to try their restoring mask, but have heard both good and bad things about it. If anyone has tried it, or knows of any other hair masks, I would love to hear about them and perhaps I will try them and let you know what I think. But Moroccan Oil Hydrating Mask is very high up on my recommendations list.

Patience and Drawing

Today while trying to draw and color a map for a world issues class I learned 2 things. The first being that art isn’t quite my thing, the second, that I have the worst patience in the world. I envy those who have the patience to make art and draw and color and not get frustrated when things take too long. 

It started out great, my shading wasn’t too bad and I was thinking, wow this map is going to look so good, I didn’t know I had all these art talents, then after an hour, I realized I was done, not done the map, just done coloring, and scribbled in the rest of my ocean. The thing is to draw and do art you need to have patience to take your time and work in all the details. I don’t have the time, or the attention span to do such things. I know if I take my time and try I probably could be decent, but I just can’t.

Anyways this is just a little blog commending all the artists out there because aside from my admiration for your talent and passion for art, I think I’m most impressed by your patience.