Tuesday, April 26, 2011

born this way.

While tonight's episode of Glee wasn't my favorite, I really liked the message of the episode: love yourself. 

I struggled in the past with my confidence, but as I have grown up I realized that hating yourself is only hurting yourself. If you are constantly putting yourself down, then you are only looking at the negative in life. By dwelling on the negative, you don't allow the beauty in life, and in you, to shine. 

I still struggle with my confidence sometimes, like when I don't do very well on a test, or when my hair decides to become a frizz ball. But then I listen to Lady GaGa's "Born This Way" or I look at the beautiful world around me and I feel ten times better. I believe that God made you in his image, and he doesn't make mistakes. 

You are your worst critic, but you can also be your biggest fan. 

So baby, remember, you were born this way.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hugs are the universal medicine.

I'm going on a free hugging campaign.

If you ever need a hug, just text me and I will try my hardest to find you and give you a hug.

Or you can just walk into my room and demand a hug, that's okay too.

This might seem silly, but I don't think so.

I think that hugs can cure a lot of problems. I know that whenever I'm in a bad mood, all I need is a hug, and I feel so much better.

So, I just want everyone to know that whenever you're down in the dumps, all you have to do is find me and I will be waiting with open arms.

I don't expect anything in return, but a hug. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


There have been a few things floating around in my head for the past week... so instead of doing small blogs devoted to each of them, I decided to do one blog with parts! Here we go! :)

Part One.
I have a close friend who is hopping on an airplane and moving away today. I know you'll read this, so I want you to know that you will always have friends here in the mitten state, no matter where you are. I truly believe that you are destined to be great at whatever you set your heart to. Don't let your fears outweigh your dreams. I'm only a text away if you need to chat! :)

Part Two.
I am so incredibly sick and tired of frickin' vampires.
If I never read another vampire book, I will be the happiest person in the world.
Next time I see an Honors class devoted to a specific type of mythological creature, the only way I'm signing up for it is if it's about DRAGONS or HARRY POTTER.

Part Three.
I wish I had the voice of Colbie Caillat or Lea Michele.

Part Four.
I have a really hard time with the "heart vs. head" battle. I can tell people, and myself, all the time "Oh, I'm not going to fall for him. I'll be fine."
But then my heart has to go and mess it all up!
It's just not fair!
I need to just lock myself up in a tower, grow my hair out to a ridiculous length and wait for my Eugene Fitzherbert.
Because fairy tales happen in real life, don't ya know?

Part Five.
Summer is going to be really, really bittersweet. I'm seriously going to miss Calkins 008 A LOT. :(

Monday, April 11, 2011

dysfunctional family.

Once upon a time...
There was a woman named Tonya Pell. She married Ronald Weasley in a beautiful ceremony by the sea.
Unable to have children of their own, they decided to adopt 8 children, Corbin, Katie, Cynthia, Brian, Ashley, Meagan, Andrew and Marquerite.

Corbin is Tonya's favorite child. He is the best. No ifs, ands or buts about it. He's also twins with Meagan.
Katie is the smart-ass of the family.
Cynthia is slightly crazy, but well loved by all.
Brian is the reclusive gamer.
Ashley is the bad child.
Meagan is the REALLY bad child, and that's why she lives across campus. She is a twin with Corbin.
Andrew is a terrible, no-good, rotten boy.
Marquerite is just nice and sweet. Sadly, she's leaving us next year :(

Sadly, Ronald left Tonya shortly after they adopted their children, because he could not stand his son Andrew, and he fell in love with Hermione Granger.
Tonya's heart broke into millions of pieces.
Luckily she has her sister, Karyn, who is always drunk, and her brother Kosta, who is abusive, to help her raise her children.
Oh, and Headmaster Scott helps whenever he is able. He's the Headmaster of Calkins Hall and can control the weather.

This is the tale of the dysfunctional family of Calkins Terrace.
They lived happily ever after.

Friday, April 8, 2011

i believe...

in a higher power. I call him God, but some people call him by other names.
in an afterlife.
in havinga soul.
that family should always be one of your first priorities.
in true love.
in soul mates.
that you should never regret anything.
in the power of one.
in the value of education.
that love can move mountains.
in the power of prayer.
in humanity.
in equality for all.
in fate.
that you should follow your heart.
in doing what is right.
in cherishing each day.
that hugs can heal hearts.
in friendship.
in looking at the bright side of life.

I believe that life is a crazy, stressful, difficult, beautiful, lovely blessing that should never be taken for granted.

Sunday, April 3, 2011



The above link is a must see for all who read this.
I'm a Nerdfighter.
You are also, most likely, a Nerdfighter.

What's a Nerdfighter, exactly?
Someone who is made of awesome and wishes to decrease world suck.

Sounds freakin' awesome, right?
It is.

John and Hank Green are the leaders of Nerdfighteria.
John is an author. Ever heard of "Looking for Alaska", "An Abundance of Katherine's" or "Paper Towns"? Well, he wrote them.
Hank Green runs EcoGeek, an environmental technology website!
Plus, the make vlogs on YouTube on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, covering a variety of topics from giraffe sex to Harry Potter.

I'm only telling you this, because ever since I discovered their YouTube account in December, my life has been changed.
John and Hank have made me extremely proud to be a nerd.
I've never been ashamed of my love for Harry Potter, acting, history and reading, but I always struggled with the attitude of my classmates and society that being a nerd is "stupid", "lame" or "uncool." Just like I talked about in one of my previous blogs!
After watching a million of John and Hank's videos, I realized that it is cool to be a nerd.
Who cares that the vast majority of society deems it uncool to be intelligent and made of awesome?
Not me, that's who.
John and Hank have inspired me to live my life as nerdy and awesome as I want, without the fear of being made fun of for it.

I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend watching some of their videos.
They only have 806 of them to choose from!

John and Hank, I hope I have the opportunity to meet you both someday.