Christmas Countdown—5 Days Till Christmas
Today’s blog topic is: beauty! We all love animals and to help out any way we can. So, how about starting with using vegan beauty products? Along with lines of bath salts, perfumes, and make-up, there’s also vegan products that you can use on your face! Let’s take a look at my absolute fave, a cheap, simple option for beautiful, clearer skin.
Brand: Montagne Jeunesse
Price: Between one to two dollars each.
Most Convenient Place To Buy: Walmart
The kinds that I am holding up in this picture are:
Raspberry Fruit Smoothie (non-drying), Orange Hot Chocolate (self-heating), Creamy Coconut (cream + non-drying), and my personal fave, Chocolate (mud).
Check out these products at a store near you or online! They’re amazing vegan products! Follow my blog if you’d like to see more vegan beauty product reviews!
About a month ago, there was tours going on at the male and female jail in my city. I wasn’t actually in jail! They closed in August due to it being too small and old for today’s prison standards, so they let people come in and tour it for $10 per person. I went with my dad and my boyfriend and it was pretty fun. They used to hang people there, so there was that. There was also graffiti (some creative, some weird, some religious, and some sexual) all over the walls. There was even a magazine clipping for a hairstyle, in the men’s area. I guess they wanted fuller, more beautiful hair. Take a look at some of the pictures that I took here:
They were allowed twenty minutes of being outside per day.
Aw, man. We’ll never find out what number eight was . . . (This was written by an inmate, not an official!)
Now this is what I call a skilled drawing.
Thanks for reading!
Once again, it’s that big question. We get asked when we’re little and we get asked until we’re adults. Then it’s that decision. So, what do you want to do when you grow up? Be a teacher? Musician? Nurse? Scientist? Whatever it may be, you have time to become anything you want until the day you die. It doesn’t matter if you say “I want to be _____ when I grow up” at age six or thirty-six. There’s always time. No matter what anyone tries to tell you.
As a young person still myself, I sometimes get stressed thinking about the future. What if I can’t obtain my goals? What if I get distracted? What if I change my mind? What college/university program do I apply to? It can all be very stressful.
Sometimes I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing with my life when people (mostly family) asks: “What are you going to do as a career?” And I answer, “Um, I don’t know.” BUT I DO KNOW. Author. That’s all it’s ever been and that’s all it ever will be.
(Of course, I’m not going to become successful right away so I’ll need a career to start off with. And that’s where the “I don’t know”s come in to place.)
But ever since I was a baby I’d stack books up so high, knock them all down and stack them up again. I’d flip through them even though I couldn’t read. I was fascinated by books. And even back then, family would always say: “When she grows up she’s going to be a teacher, librarian, or an author.” Right they were!
Like previously said, I’m still young. I have over fifty years to accomplish this goal. I don’t care if I get published next week or in twenty years. (That’s a lie, sooner than later, please.) As long as I become this one day, I will be able to die in peace. Seriously. This is what I wanted since I was a toddler and I never gave it a second thought.
Writing novels since a kid, my first one that I self-published was when I was only eleven. Thus far I’ve self-published two. Yes, I am happy and feel somewhat accomplished by this. And I enjoy writing this blog daily. But being professionally published is the dream.
Being an author as a full-time career would feel like heaven on earth. Waking up in the morning and getting coffee and writing for hours and hours a day just seems so sublime . . .
I’ll stop rambling on now—but the point of this blog is, time is precious. Make the most out of it. Dream big and high and be fully prepared to reach the dreams. If you chase your dreams for five years and give up just because it seems like you’ll never get there, then you will never get there. You need to always chase them no matter how tough it gets. Because you’re worth it. You deserve it. And you will do it.
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For someone who doesn’t have a mental illness, it can be confusing to understand someone who has. It’s as uncontrollable as having the flu, a broken leg, or cancer. Here’s a better way to put it:
As someone who suffers from OCD and anxiety (diagnosed professionally in June 2013—but have had it since I was born) I know it’s extremely annoying when someone acts like you’re putting it on, doing it for attention, or the classic, “It’s all in your head.” Mental illnesses are as real as any physical sickness out there.
See the difference?
Mental illnesses need to stop being put down as something that can be helped. Because, the truth is, it can’t. It can’t at all.