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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25 Ideas To Blog About

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Nothing’s worse than writer’s block. Therefore, down below, I posted twenty five ideas that are sure to get your brain rolling so you can produce some awesome blog topics. Just remember to always have fun with it!

  1. What makes your blog unique.
  2. A review on something (a book, movie, etc).
  3. Your biggest pet peeve.
  4. What you love most about your adorable pet.
  5. Choose five things that you are most passionate about and rank them. Write a post for each one!
  6. A room tour. This can include a video, pictures, or both! Make sure your room looks awesome!
  7. The hardest thing you’ve ever been through, and how you dealt with it.
  8. A FAQ post. You can even write a blog post prior to this asking for your readers to ask you some questions!
  9. A day in the life of you. Take a picture for every hour you’re awake one day and talk about your day.
  10. Your bucket list.
  11. Your anti-bucket list.
  12. A beauty blog. Share your favourite products and brands!
  13. A post of blog ideas. Just like this one.
  14. Quotes. Nothing suits a blog quite like a bunch of beautiful words put together.
  15. Take a bunch of gorgeous photos and turn it into a great blog post.
  16. Share with your readers your favourite blogs.
  17. Where you see yourself in five years from now. Make sure you make it creative!
  18. The worst job interview you’ve ever been on. Share your flaws and mistakes so others can learn from them!
  19. Your high school experience(s). Was it positive or negative?
  20. A letter to your parents, siblings, friend, partner, or ex. Get your feelings out there.
  21. Your favourite recipe ever, and add in pictures of the final product. 
  22. Why you started blogging. Were you just bored or were you carrying out a passion?
  23. The time you either met or lost a good friend. Make it inspiring!
  24. Fashion dos and fashion don’ts.
  25. What life means to you.

I hope this helped! Enjoy!

9 Things I Just Can’t Handle

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Everyone has their little phobias and pet peeves and things they just cannot stand. Here are nine of mine. Originally, I was going to use pictures to go into further detail but I thought I’d be nice and spare everyone (mostly myself) the gruesomeness of having to see these things. What are some of yours? 

  • Needles

There’s an actual thing called needle phobia. The scientific name for it is “trypanophobia”. Yes, it is a real thing. There’s a whole bunch of facts and statistics. Including, a large percentage of people with this would rather die than get a shot and also some people just have a fear with medical needles. I feel a lot more comfortable having a needle pierce through my nose (which I got done last year) than get a flu shot in my arm. Seriously, it’s bad. Those of you who have this know what I’m talking about.

  • Centipedes 

NO, PLEASE, NOOO!!! Centipedes are ugly. And creepy. And weird. Ugh. No. Maybe my fear sprouted from waking up in the middle of the night when I was a kid and having a centipede casually walking right beside me. Yeah, I think I was scarred . . . I can’t even look at a picture of one without cringing and feeling things crawling all over me.

  • Raw Meat

When my mom was pregnant with my brother, she couldn’t stand seafood. He hates seafood. When my mom was pregnant with me, she couldn’t stand raw meat. And I absolutely despise it. I cannot cook meat because of this and probably never will. My husband will have to do it. Even looking at it makes me want to throw up. And as for steak? It has to be brown, well done, fully cooked. Any pink/red at all and I’ll gag. 

  • Rude People

But, doesn’t everyone hate rude people? Wait, what about rude people? Do rude people hate rude people? How does that even work? The questions that keep me awake at night . . . 

  • Sports

This one is pretty odd, but, I actually can’t stand sports. If I go to a hockey, baseball, or basketball game, I’m only there for that buzz of excitement in the air and the food. Mostly the food. I find them boring and I actually have a fear of soccer. I don’t know if it came from a bad experience or what, but I’ve always been scared of soccer and always will. *Shudders*.

  • Extremely Loud Noises

If it’s music I like, then no biggy. But if it’s music I hate, or any other loud noise, I immediately get a migraine and can’t focus and in certain situations depending on what it is and how loud it is, I can get really bitchy. So please don’t blow a horn in my ear at any given time or I may or may not attack you for it.

  • Redundant Romance Movies/Books

Blech. So annoying and corny. Yes, I do realize there’s some romance in Mackenzie High. But it’s not that kind of romance. Come on, people, do you really think Taylor and Lonny stare into each other’s eyes and say “I’d be lost without you?” Nu-uh. 

  • Cigarettes

I have to hold my breath when I walk past someone smoking. The smell is gross, the action is gross, just everything. 

  • Freezing Cold Weather

Which is odd because winter is my favorite season. (Because of Christmas, boots, cuddling next to the fireplace, hot cocoa, etc). And I LOVE my winter coat. But when I’m outside and it’s in the minuses, then no way. I’m outta there. 

 

Have a good week everyone!

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15 Things To Do For Halloween

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So everyone knows that Halloween is a time for the ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and everything in between to come and haunt us all and scare us. But what else is there to do on Halloween other than the obvious? If you’re stuck on what to do for Halloween night, then look no further. Here is a list I created for all of you. The 15 things to do for Halloween are . . . .

1.) Go Trick-or-Treating

It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid, a parent taking a kid, or an adult by yourself. Halloween’s number one tradition is to get dressed up in the best costume possible and go get some free candy! Back in the day you had to dance for your candy or make the person laugh but nowadays, you get it for free. (Phew). In my opinion, as long as you have the right spirit and have a good costume, you have every right to go trick-or-treating! So no matter your age, trick-or-treating is always a fun and affordable option. 

2.) Scare People

Tip: Only scare people you know. On October 30th many years ago, there was such thing as “Devil’s Night”, the night before Halloween where people would go onto the streets, harming people and setting things on fire. Detroit was bad for that. But hey, as long as you’re not burning anything down or killing anyone, who says you can’t have a little fun? You can go out on either nights and cause a little mischief! Recommended for family, friends, and acquaintances only. Have fun with it!

3.) Have a Halloween Movie Night

Wanting a little more private and comfort on Halloween night? No biggy. Grab your favourite snacks, your favourite friend or partner, wear your favourite pajamas and decorate your room (with dim lighting) for the ultimate movie marathon experience. Watch scary movies (and friendly family ones) all night long. 

4.) Go to a Haunted House

There are hundreds of haunted houses per city! Find one that is best suited for you depending on location, price, and time. (and scare level, maybe). Grab some friends and go to a haunted house. Try not to scream too much! Haunted houses definitely fit the Halloween mood.

5.) Go to the Movies

Preferably a horror flick. Go alone or with a friend/partner to the movies on Halloween night for some fun. 

6.) Go to a Restaurant

Halloween grub, anyone? As long as it’s not human limbs and eyeballs! Go on a date or just hang with friends at a fancy restaurant on Halloween night. Everything’s better when you have a happy stomach!

7.) Bake Halloween Cookies

Sugar cookies are truly the point of life. Bake Halloween themed cookies and other sweets such as red candy apples and brownies. Those are some pretty scary tasty treats!

8.) Go to a Halloween Party

Put on your costume and go dance your butt of at a fun Halloween themed party. Themed scary or cute, whatever floats your boat!

9.) Create Your Own Halloween Party

Be known as the ultimate party thrower on Halloween night. Make your house look so scary beyond compare. Invite as many people as you want. Decide on the time, food, drinks, games, give-aways, music, and more!

10.) Go Apple Picking

Fun with your family or with your friends, go apple picking. It sets your mood and welcomes the fall! It smells deliciously good walking through the stacks of hay and trees too pick those sweet tasting apples. Yummy!

11.) Go to the Theatre

There’s typically some good Halloween themed productions going on for Halloween night. Check with your city’s theatres to find out more information!

12.) Hand Out Candy

Yes, trick-or-treating is quite fun. However, where would they be without the hander-outers?! Go to the store and grab some candy, or get some fries and ice cream coupons from Wendy’s or McDonald’s for $2 for a pack of 4-8 coupons. Or, even better, make your own!

13.) Make Your House the Scariest on the Block

It’s Monday. Halloween’s Friday. Better get out there to make your house the most bone-chilling one on the block!

14.) Dress Up with Your Pet

This one is fun, affordable, and adorable. Buy a Halloween costume for your pet (click here) and buy yourself a similar one. Check for events around your city that involves bringing your pet to. This typically includes walk-a-thons and charities to help the humane society. It’s a woofing-good time!

15.) Carve Pumpkins/Jack-O-Lanterns

You cannot skip the pumpkin/jack-o-lantern on Halloween. It’s tradition for a lot of people. Get ready to get your hands dirty! Decorate your pumpkins however you please. Want to have more fun? Make sure you do this outside or make sure your house is covered in newspaper and/or towels and have a pumpkin fight! That stuff is loads of gooey fun!

* FOR BEST RESULTS, DO ALL OF THE ABOVE IN COSTUME!!!


Have a good week everyone! Only five days left until Halloween!

– Victoria xoxo

 

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50 Things I Want To Do Before I Die

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50 THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE 


 

We all have goals and dreams in mind which is great; and hopefully, we will all have a chance to pursue them, one way or another. Here are my (no matter how small) top fifty things I want to do before I die. (Not in order of importance.)

  1. Get my septum pierced. 

  2. Move into my dream apartment that’s in my city with my boyfriend.

  3. Get a pink pet teacup pig named Susie.

  4. Snatch a part-time job at either: PetSmart, Starbucks, or Chapters/Indigo before a real career.

  5. Go to a Nicki Minaj concert.

  6. Travel around the world.

  7. Become a best-selling author.

  8. Go on a world book signing tour.

  9. Be on a popular talk show.

  10. Have my book turned into a movie. (Whether it be independent, or a worldwide hit.)

  11. Get married to my current boyfriend.

  12. Do several public-speaking events.

  13. Have a large fan-base for my book.

  14. Have my wedding either on a beach or at Colasanti’s.

  15. Graduate college with a diploma for hospitality & management.

  16. Go sky diving.

  17. Have my honeymoon at West Edmonton Mall.

  18. Ride on the world’s largest roller-coasters.

  19. Dye my hair some ridiculous colour.

  20. Leave my mark on the world.

  21. Help save the animals.

  22. Participate in a colour run.

  23. Explore history, like taking part in discovering Atlantis, pulling things up from the Titanic, or discovering new species.

  24. Be in a flash mob.

  25. See a Broadway musical.

  26. Ride in a hot air balloon.

  27. Go cliff diving.

  28. Make an invention/innovation . . . whatever it may be.

  29. Go see “We Day” in person.

  30. Watch the Olympics in person.

  31. Go see the ball drop in NYC for New Year’s Eve.

  32. Swim with sharks.

  33. Meet Oprah or Ellen DeGeneres.

  34. See a reunion episode of my favourite cancelled TV show.

  35. Fly in a private jet.

  36. Learn to accept things for how they are.

  37. Swim with dolphins.

  38. Have many pet rodents. (Hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, rats, mice.)

  39. Name 3 stars: after myself, my best friend, and my boyfriend.

  40. Help the less fortunate.

  41. Be an extra in a film.

  42. Have the most beautiful office for writing my novels with a gorgeous view and awesome decorations.

  43. Send a message into a bottle.

  44. Sit in on a jury.

  45. Spend a night in a haunted house. (Alone or with someone.)

  46. Spend the night on a beach.

  47. Develop my singing voice. And dancing skills.

  48. Have children with my soulmate.

  49. Stay in some of the world’s nicest hotels.

  50. Make every single one of the things on this list come true.


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