Happy June Lovelies! Hope you’re ready to get your summer started!!! I’ve had a little bit of trouble trying to decide what to blog about lately, as well as being pretty busy and not having much time to really think about what I want to write. But I found this June blogging challenge this morning and thought it would be fun to try it! It will also keep me more grounded as I blog because I will have a list of set topics to follow. I would love to see others join alongside me in this challenge, so let me know if you decide to (:
Here’s the list:
Intro and recent picture
20 facts about you
What’s your favorite quote & why?
What are you afraid of?
10 songs you love right now
6 Pet peeves
What’s in your purse/bag?
What’s your worst habit?
What’s your best feature?
List of 15 of your favorite things
What’s in your fridge?
What would you do if you won the lottery?
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
The meaning behind your blog name
What do you collect?
10 of your favorite foods
The best thing that has happened to you this year
Your dream job
Your favorite childhood book
Your favorite 5 blogs
An old photo of you
What are you looking forward to this summer?
Your favorite recipe
Where have you traveled and where do you hope to travel?
I’m on my way to work the other morning and a Michael Jackson song comes on. While usually this phenomenon wouldn’t strike me as anything but ordinary, lately I’m on my toes whenever I hear his music. I’ve been in the process of writing a research paper about his successes and effects on the pop world as we know it today so hearing him excites me.
Not only that, but between you and me, I believe he was an incredible human being. All allegations and selfharm aside he was one hell of an artist. & I’ll tell you a secret, Personally, I’m a little bit obsessed. Whenever I have a project that I can tweak in the slightest, he’s my topic. As a dancer, I’m just so fascinated by his work, I love studying him.
But anyways. I’m driving and MJ comes on, I quite literally jam out to his song and then on comes Usher…and it just makes me laugh. One of the articles I’d read recently discussed this very idea. The idea that artists like Usher, JT, and even Chris Brown have evolved and become what they are today by studying Jackson.
As I listen, I hear it, the high pitched shreeks, the sounds that remind me that of “shamone” (What does that mean anyways?) and I realize that he really was the king of pop. Just as Elvis was the king of rock and roll, and Tim McGraw is our country superstar, Jackson was the pop star. He was the birth of Pop as we know it today; we have him to thank.
So even though you may not be a huge fan, or even like him at all, I ask you to take a closer look. Do some research and find the reasons behind the things he did. What were the underlying causes? Who was Michael Jackson?
These are the nights I love. These are the kinds of nights that make the headaches and the the stress of college worth it. These are the times that we will remember of our time in college; the nights we spend with our friends, bonding and acting like anything but adults..
It’s often that Marley and I are dancing around and acting like we’re five, all the while taking snapchat videos and embarrassing the hell out of each other, and last night was no different. These are my favorite nights, the ones when homework can be put aside for a few minutes and we can just be silly together.
Tonight is spring ball, so last night was filled with all things girly preparation; doing our nails, prepping our hair, and trying out makeup combinations. I’m super excited for the boys to meet and for the four of us to have a great night. Lots of pictures will be taken, so be prepared 🙂
With finals just around the corner and the thought of summer fun looming in the distance, college students everywhere are beginning to struggle to stay focused. Not only do we struggle to focus on the here and now, we’re stressed about EVERYTHING.
I feel like the last week has proved this more true than ever. It’s like professors have suddenly, all at the same time, realized we have a month left of classes and are trying to cram in all at the last minute material they can. This is great, I love learning new things…but my stress level is at an all time high.
In preparation for the possibility that life will get more stressful in the upcoming weeks I’ve compiled a list of ways for fellow students, busy moms, and everyone in between to destress and RELAX!
Everyone has stressors, so don’t feel like you’re alone & remember, these stressor are temporary. Everything in life is temporary, there will come a point where this situation will be the least of your issues and you’ll look back and laugh…hopefully :p Whether it’s school, work, family, bills, busy schedules, or planning for the future, I hope these can help you sleep a little easier at night (:
Ways to DeStReSs:
Get a good workout under your belt!
Working out is one of my favorite ways to destress, and for an hour or so it allows you to focus on nothing but your body and how you’re bettering it. This may seem like a stressful concept in itself; disregarding something that you need to do? But trust me it works. After your workout you will feel good and will be able to attack your stressor with a level head! Plus, you’ll be working on that hot summer bod too 😉
Do some yoga or meditation
I have heard that these are two of the best was to concentrate and refocus your energy. Personally, I find yoga to be a little to slow for my taste, but if nothing else you’ll get a good stretch in!
Light a candle!
Candles are my go to for everythinggggggg! I love when the room I’m working in smells good, it provokes happy thoughts 😀 Why not try a stress relief scented candle!
Read a book
Reading is one of my favorite down times, but unfortunately it is something I don’t get to do enough while I’m in school. When I’m stressed however its a nice escape, into an imaginary world where all your worries dwindle away.
Listen to music
Whatever your style, Turn. It. Up!
Take a walk!
Lately the weather hasn’t been too nice and its difficult to find the desire to go outside for any longer than we have to, but when its nice out walking is a good way to destress and clear your mind.
Take a bath or shower
We do our best thinking in the shower, right? So throw in some bubble bath, or a bath bomb, turn up the music, light a candle, think about all the good things in life and relaxxxxx
Go out with friends
Your friends are the ones who know you best, so get advice. Talk about what you’re stressed about and get their opinions…It may not be as big of a deal as you think.
Study in groups
Brains work better in groups when they are being stimulated by one another
Make some Tea!
I am a tea drinker, I drink tea all the time, but especially at night or when I need to relax. If tea isn’t your drink, find what is and sit back and relax. (maybe even after a bubble bath!)
The one “don’t” I have for you…DONT stress eat! Sweets are great, but don’t make them your go to. This is a bad habit to acquire and can be really difficult to kick. Remember stress is TEMPORARY!