7 Things I Learned From Being A Kid

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We’ve all learned a couple of things from being a kid and we have all had some positive and some negative childhood experiences. As a kid, I was extremely shy and very awkward. Which is like the complete opposite for me now, seeing as I am outgoing and talkative. But nonetheless, here are the seven things that I learned from being a kid.

You’ll never outgrow your favourite toys.

I still wish I had my entire Hamtaro play set, all four of my Tamagotchis, my Pixel Chix set, my Hamtaro plushies, and my My Scene dolls. Some days I just look on eBay and dream of buying them all back. On a more positive note, I still sleep with Blankey every night. It’s a Winnie the Pooh blanket that was bought a week before I was born for me, and my boyfriend and I love it. As a kid I’d tell my parents, “When I become a bratty teenager and want to throw it away, make sure you hold onto it, okay?” Well thank God I never went through that stage.

Christmas is the absolute best time of year.

Even though Christmas is great as an adult, it just doesn’t feel as magical as it did when you were a kid. I learned that being a kid is great because you believe in magic, you are innocent and carefree and just focus on having fun. Cookies, presents, trees, snowmen, snow angels, Santa, reindeer, Christmas movies, and the scent of pine all bring back nostalgia from a person’s childhood. 

Adults are not always right.

When you’re a kid, adults seem so superior. They are older, can tell you what to do, and can boss you around. As a kid you think adults are perfect and never make any mistakes. But as a matter of fact that is indeed very far fetched from the truth. Adults are not always right, and as we grow up, we learn that.

It’s okay to be weird.

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Let’s get one thing straight: people are judgemental assholes, even as kids. If you’re not alike everyone else and you do your own thing and have different interests, you will be an outsider, teased, called weird, and even bullied. But as we grow older, we tune out what everyone else is saying because we are happy for who we are and what we like. We no longer need to listen to others, we’ve grown and learned that it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. If we’re happy, then that’s all that matters. Besides, being weird is better than being just like everyone else.

You need to have confidence in life.

Confidence is key. Once you have confidence, you can be happy anywhere you go. Having confidence in life is crucial. If you never think you’re good at anything or have a good ability, then where will you go? Doubting yourself is the worst thing you can do for low self esteem. Be positive, be confident, and good things will come your way.

Never take anything for granted.

If something (or someone) good is happening in your life, never take it for granted and assume it will always be there. Smile, be happy, and love it. 

Just breathe because you’ll make it one day.

This last one is more like a message to myself. Like previously said, I was a really weird kid. As I grew older, I didn’t have many friends, I had a weird style, I didn’t act like everyone else because I matured way quicker than the other kids, I had different interests, and I had a different personality. Therefore, in grade school I was bullied and teased and harassed, even by the teachers. There was probably two teachers that actually showed me respect at that school. No one ever believed in me, I was just that ugly weird girl in the corner who has one friend, wears Hannah Montana tattoos in her face, hides in the bathroom during recess and hides in the locker room during gym class. Yeah, I didn’t have much confidence then. But bam, I was thirteen and I wrote and self published my first novel which made kids in my class glow with envy. Then I wrote, directed, and starred in a Christmas play that the whole school and their parents came to see. Then I graduated and more years passed. I fixed my eyebrows and my hair, I wore make-up, I had a better style, but more importantly, I found myself and grew confidence. (I was kinda teased in high school too, but I brought it onto myself by being a bitch. Oh well, those people deserved it.) Now I run a blog, have an amazing older boyfriend, run a YouTube channel and actually have a fan base, and I’m trying to get my books in the stores. So see, kiddies, anything is possible. Believe in yourself to be a better person. Just remember to be kind to others even when it’s hard, and love yourself!

See you soon,

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6 Tips For Curing A Sore Throat

I’m not the first to say this, and I definitely won’t be the last, either. Having a sore throat sucks. But with winter, comes colds, comes sore throats. But have no fear—I share with you my 6 favourite tips on how to cure (or at least, soothe) a sore throat.

  1. Gargle with Salt Water (or mouth wash).
  2. Take Vitamin C Pills
  3. Cough Drops/Suckers
  4. Drink Cranberry Juice
  5. Take Tylenol (or any other pain killer).
  6. A Good Night’s Sleep
  • Gargling with salt water (or mouth wash) kills all of the germs/bacteria inside of your mouth which are some of the primary causes of a sore throat. For best results? Gargle 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water for at least one minute.
  • Vitamin C can help with both your health and immune system. It can prevent you from becoming sick, but it can also help you when you are sick, too. If you feel a sore throat coming on, take some Vitamin C tablets, or just drink a good amount of orange juice to gain back some of the nutrients you need.
  • For temporary relief, cough drops/suckers (preferably the yummy ones, like chocolate cough drops or banana suckers) can take away the discomfort of a sore throat. 
  • Back to the Vitamin C—cranberry juice is filled with that, as well as antioxidants and other health benefits you need. Bring on the cranberry juice!
  • If you want something to last a little longer than a cough drop or cough sucker, you can get out your handy pain killer medicine. Take no more than two tablets at a time, though. Even one should be strong enough to do the trick!
  • It isn’t a myth. Rest does really help when you’re sick. Contrary to popular belief, your body will fight off the germs harder than if you’ve been active. If you work out constantly when you’re sick, your body will lose some of that energy to fight off the germs, making the process of getting better slower. My advice? Relax. You’ll get it done when you feel better.

A Letter To My Past Self

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Dear Victoria of 5 Years Ago:

I know that you’re not very confident, but, that’s okay, that will all change. I know you’re not sure who you are in life yet. But, in two months from now, you’ll be on your way to officially start living. You’ll be writing your first book “Five Hearts” which is going to later turn into “Mackenzie High”. It’s going to change your life forever. In the most positive way. You’re also going to be getting your nose pierced. Crazy, right? I mean, you? The girl who’s afraid of needles and pain? It was a spontaneous decision, but a year later and you’re still loving it. It’s a hoop. You moved houses which probably sounds insane. You miss your pool and kitchen and bathroom dearly. But, your room?! That shit is huge. You have two beautiful frosted bedroom doors, hardwood flooring and a classy elegant creamy colour for the walls. You have two closets, two windows, a space for your laptop to write blogs and books. You also have a hamster named Hammie. Yes, it’s okay to freak out. Congratulations! You finally got your own hamster! She’s a cutie pie, and her cage is right beside your bed. You also have two fish and a frog. You’ve learned a lot about yourself and have gained a lot of confidence. It not only shows on your outer appearance, but inner, too. You’re an honour student (I know you’re getting like 50%s right now, but hang on. You’re going to get a 98% in math and prove everyone wrong.) You kinda hate school, but you’re a part time student so it’s no biggie. You found out who your true friends are, and no doubt will you be constantly meeting people in opportunities yet to come. You have the best boyfriend ever named Jacob. He’s four years older than you and sometimes people judge you for that, but people who know you both understand. Your family life is going well, and you have a lot of potential. You’re going places. Just hang in there, because in a few years from now everything will be perfect. Oh, also, stay away from every guy who isn’t Jacob once you get to high school. It won’t be pretty. Lastly, you’ll be starting a YouTube channel called “Games with Victoria”, with hopes to become a successful gamer. (Specifically for Banjo-Kazooie. Y’know, the game you accidentally erased and then cried for hours about)? Well, I have to go work on your future some more for you. You better thank me later!

Love,

Future Victoria

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