Life Update!

In my opinion, I think it’s time for a little life update… There’s some big news!

To start things off, I turned 17 in March and had a great birthday! I recently at the end of the school year found out I get to graduate early (January 2019)! I had more than enough credits at the end of my junior year, I just needed PIG and economics in order to graduate, which I haven’t taken yet, hence why i have to wait until January to actually graduate.

My mom bought a new house, and my dad’s girlfriend of 5 years (that he just told me about a few days ago) is coming to live with us for six months since she lives in Taiwan. So yeah, that’s gonna be a huge adjustment. My parents JUST separated now he’s already having us meet his girlfriend. Whatever, I’ll keep an open mind about it all.

Here’s part of the big news- I’M GETTING MARRIED!!! Yes, I know, I’m only 17 and he’s only 20, that’s really young to get engaged. But I found someone I love with my entire heart plus more and who loves me back, so feelings are mutual. Getting engaged young just means we have more time to do things together. It isn’t necessarily rushing things, but people are still gonna hate no matter what the circumstances are. As long as we’re happy with the decisions we make, which we are, we’re fine.

This goes along with the big news, and might actually be even BIGGER news! I’m pregnant! And before you ask- no, that is not why we got engaged. We got engaged in April and I just found out we have a baby on the way. However, it’s too early in the pregnancy to really talk about it with anyone except my fiancé. If everything continues to go well, expect more updates!!

Thanks for reading guys, what’s been new with you?!

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What Do I Want To Do?

This is going to be somewhat of a confusing post, I just want to get my ideas and what’s going through my head written down, so bear with me for a minute.

There comes a time for everyone when we need to decide what it is we want to do with our lives. Do you want to be a doctor? A teacher? What about raising fish at a fish hatchery? There’s so many options out there, which is partly what makes the decision so difficult for so many of us. Some people know their whole lives exactly what they want to do and how they’re going to do it. Others, like me, have no clue.

My whole life, I’ve wanted to go into the medical field. But, with switching to an alternative school freshman year that doesn’t offer advanced regents diplomas, makes it harder for me to do that. Yes, I can still do it, but it’ll be a lot harder. And talking with my guidance counselor about all my options makes me realize everything else that’s out there. Do I still want to go into the medical field? It all leaves me unsure on what to do. A new chapter of my life is about to begin and I’m going in blind. I have no clue anymore what I’m good at, what my skills are, what I want to do. It’s confusing and leaves me with a lot of stress…

I started taking career quizzes online, the results are all very similar- doctor, nurse, counselor. What I need to do, is find something that’s a little bit of everything in a way. What I’m leaning most towards now, is a psychologist. My aunt owns her own practice so I would already have a good job lined up, and she would be able to help me through it. I want to help people, and given everything I’ve gone through, I feel as if I would be good at that.

If anyone has any comments, please feel free to leave them! Again, I’m sorry this isn’t your typical blog post and it’s more of me just trying to figure things out, but maybe other people are in the same position as I am and we can help each other out! Thanks guys, have a fantastic day! (:

The Best Succulents

Today, I wanted to make a post solely about succulent plants and their benefits. Succulents are my favorite type of plant, not only because I think they’re really cute, but also because of the way they can improve your health!

Aloe Vera- One of the most commonly known succulent plants is aloe vera. Aloe can repair dead skin cells, and can also be used in conditioners to leave your hair looking silky and shiny. It also promotes hair growth, and as you probably know, it has many healing properties.

Euphorbia Tirucalli- This succulent aids in asthma, colicness, coughs, and also has antioxidant activity like most other succulent plants.

Echeveria- This plant benefits your skin, hair, and makes air quality more purified. It is also very versatile.

Hippie Lifestyle

Personally, I’ve been trying to become more in tune with myself, be more natural, and be at peace. I researched a lot for this post and found LOTS of good tips and ideas! I’m here today to share them with you!

YOGA- Yoga is a great way to get in tune with yourself both physically and mentally. The word yoga translates to mean “to unite”. It’s a very calming exercise that promotes flexibility, improves your mood, helps relax you, and has many more positive effects!

AROMATHERAPY- For this, you’ll need essential oils made from natural materials. You can use aromatherapy for spiritual, hygienic, and therapeutic purposes. Different scents provide different benefits. It can help relieve stress, uplift your mood, help with anxiety, etc.

MEDITATION- Meditation induces relaxation, energy levels, and forgiveness. It helps you to clear your mind and bring you to a better place in your mental state. There are physical and mental benefits such as boosting serotonin, lowers high blood pressure, increases creativity, and promotes inner peace.

JOURNALISM- Writing down how you feel can help you so much. It’ll help you understand yourself better or a situation you’re going through. Putting it on paper allows you to be more honest with yourself since it’s not talking to another person.

CHAKRAS- I made a post in the past about balancing your chakras, but I ended up deleting it. There’s a lot of information that goes along with this and I’ll probably make a post about it again. Chakras are energies throughout your body, and if they get blocked by negative energy it could cause physical and emotional ailments. Being in balance with your chakras helps boost confidence and improves your mood.

REIKI- This is a form of healing by life force energy. You use your hands and guide all the energy into your palms and move it into the body to promote healing. This is a complex medicine alternative that takes lots of practice.

SUCCULENTS- Certain plants help to clear and purify the air around you, and they look beautiful, too!

INCENSE- By burning certain scents of incense, you can become more relaxed and peaceful. Calm down after a long day and let your senses take over.

That’s all for this post! I hope it helps you and you enjoyed reading it. I plan on making more posts like this, let me know what you think!

Travel Hacks

Another summer post? YES! I’m absolutely in love with summer, you get to do so much fun stuff and not have to worry about school! Seems pretty nice to me. Today, I’m gonna tell you 10 life hacks for when you’re traveling to save you time, money, and space.

  1. Bring your own food on the plane or in the car with you, this will save you both time AND money
  2. Pack an extra bag for things you may buy so you aren’t trying to squeeze everything together to make it all fit- this could break things
  3. Bring a popup laundry hamper to keep your hotel room neat
  4. Bring a neck pillow for comfort, especially if you’re travelling by plane
  5. Roll your clothes rather than folding them, this will save space in your suitcase
  6. Put your jewelry in a pill case to avoid thinks getting lost or tangled
  7. Put necklaces through straws to prevent tangling
  8. Call your credit card company and let them know where you’re going
  9. Use cotton pads to avoid makeup breakage
  10. Bring a multicharge adapter

 

Hopefully some of these will help you on your trips this summer! Have fun and be safe!

Travel Essentials

It’s that time of year again- SUMMER! Time to vacay and go on trips! There’s always a few specific things that I NEVER let myself forget when traveling, they’re must-haves when on vacation. Some may seem obvious, but trust me, I’ve left without them before and it’s not fun… So here are 10 things I always pack:

  1. ID – The worst thing that could possibly happen, is you get to your destination and you’re going out, but you forgot your ID!
  2. Headphones – If you’re traveling by plane, bring headphones or earbuds! Unless for some reason you like to hear everybody talking?
  3. Portable Charger – It really sucks when you’re in the middle of navigating and you’re phone dies. ALWAYS keep a fully charged portable charger with you!
  4. Camera – You absolutely have to take lots of pictures! Show everyone how awesome your vacation is! Then, when you get home you can print the pictures off and have the memories forever.
  5. Tylenol – It’s never fun having a horrible hangover when on vacation…
  6. Hand Sanitizer – Sometimes, public bathrooms are either gross to wash your hands in, or they don’t always have soap. Keep clean unless you want nasty bacteria all over your hands!
  7. Gum – Always keep some gum on you in case you see someone cute and don’t want them thinking you have bad breath, that’s always a turn off.
  8. Water Bottle – STAY HYDRATED!!! I cannot stress this enough! Drink lots of water so you don’t get headaches or pass out. Plus, water is good for you!
  9. Sunglasses – If you’re at the beach sunglasses are always expensive to buy. And you don’t want the sun in your eyes, that’s just plain annoying. So do yourself a favor and don’t forget your sunglasses!
  10. Pillow – Whether you’re camping or at a hotel, bring your own pillow from home. Sometimes hotel pillows can be really uncomfortable, especially if you’re picky when it comes to pillows.

 

I hope you guys enjoy your vacays!! Comment what your traveling essentials are!

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by weight loss, or difficulties keeping a healthy weight. Many people with anorexia have a distorted body image, and usually restrict the number of calories they take in, along with having certain foods they refuse to eat. Some people with the disorder also compulsively exercise or purge. Anorexia can affect all different kinds of people. The disorder usually begins during adolescence.
To be diagnosed with anorexia the following criteria must be met:

1. Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to a significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health.

2. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.

3. Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight. 

Even if all these criteria are not met, an eating disorder may still be present.