Hi everyone! Just a quick post today, because I have to get to class in a few minutes, but here's something that I have sort of mixed opinions on: adults when it comes to teen issues. Yes, I definitely respect them, and yes, they aren't always wrong, but why (a lot of the time) do they seem to just not get it?
I mean, obviously it makes sense that they aren't as up to date on teen issues as we are, but how come they tend to just be completely wrong? I hate to generalize, because I literally just finished speaking with an adult about a teen issue, and I had a blast talking with her. But I guess what I'm really wondering is: if a lot of adults aren't fully grasping teen issues, then why don't teens step up and start talking about it? Obviously some are, but why is it that when there is a bullying, drug, sex, or drinking issue in a school, adults are the ones who come to speak about it?
Yes. They've been here longer. And yes. It's highly likely that they experienced very similar things as teenagers. But a lot of the time, if they make one wrong remark or mistake in their speeches or talks, kids will totally disregard everything that they're saying. Because it's easy. It's easy to make fun of an adult or just laugh with you friends and think they don't even understand what I'm going through anyway! But when it's another teen standing in front of you, it's different. I don't know why, because teens bully and disrespect other teens, but for some reason, when it comes to teen issues, most (but not all) teens would rather hear it from a peer.
That's why I'm so passionate about speaking my mind on teen issues. Because I feel like right now, while I still am a teen, is the best time - and maybe... the only time. I'd love to hear your opinions on this! Like I said, I'm not saying this about all adults, and I'm not saying this about all teens either. I hope you've been liking these blog posts more often! They're fun for me, and frankly, are what I find fun to do in a free moment, which is exactly what I did today! I love you all, I really do! Be happy :)
PS: Waking up doesn't mean your dreams are over, it means it's time to make them come true :)
Hello everyone... I hope that you're all having a good day! I always mention a certain concept to people, and whenever I do, they always say something along the lines of "Oh! I totally know what you mean, didn't know everyone had those!" So I thought that I should do a whole blog post on it! Here we go...
Let's say it's Sunday night. The weekend is practically over, and on Saturday you had gone to the mall with some friends. You bought a few new pieces of clothes and now you're laying out your clothes for tomorrow, and you're super excited to go to school and show off your new clothes.
It doesn't even need to be new clothes, it just has to have some sort of special element about it. Maybe you're wearing bright red lipstick and it makes you really confident. Or maybe you're wearing those boots that have heels, and you don't normally wear heels to school or work. Something is just special. So when you get to school on Monday, you feel fierce. Beautiful. Like everyone has got their eyes on you. It is such a good feeling.
You feel powerful and fresh and perfect. And no one can touch that. No one can change it. You'll feel like that the whole day. It sounds stupid, but it's true: you're more confident, happier, nicer, and you probably look amazing. I'm not the only one who feels like this sometimes... am I? I'm wearing one of those outfits today, and I just really do feel powerful and fierce. It could sound conceited, but it's true. I don't mean to sound full of myself, but if you really think about it, I'm sure you can understand what I'm talking about.
So when you're wearing an outfit like that, you feel so amazing. The real question is: how can we achieve this feeling everyday? If you wore the same type of perfect outfit everyday then eventually you and the people around you would get used to it and it wouldn't be special anymore.
I want to feel magical and powerful like this everyday. So here's what I'm planning to do. First of all, I'm going to start laying out my clothes the night before. I wake up in the morning as a zombie, so picking out a good outfit in the morning is next to impossible. But if I lay everything out the night before, then it both saves time in the morning and ensures that I'll have made great choices! Next, I'm going to wear different types of outfits over the week. I tend to just lean toward wearing jeans, boots, and a tee-shirt everyday. But the littlest things can make the difference. Just wearing a skirt instead of jeans or a blouse instead of a tee can really switch it up!
Another tip that I have is to not waste it all on one outfit. Let's say you have a new pair of boots. Whenever I first wear a new pair of shoes to school I honestly feel like I'm on cloud nine. The rest of the outfit could be completely boring, but one new or great item makes me feel amazing. So let's say you have the perfect outfit and two pairs of shoes that work with it. A new pair and an one old. Wear the old pair and save the new ones for a day when you don't have an exciting outfit! It will just make sure that you have even more days when you feel this energy and power because you have the perfect outfit.
If you guys ever have those days when you feel like you're in an amazing outfit, then snap a picture, email it to me, and I'll show it in a video! I hope you understand what I mean by this. And I hope that I don't sound crazy haha. Anyway, I hope you liked reading, and if you have any ideas for new blog posts, feel free to share them! Yay for more consistent blogging! I love you all, i really do. Have a nice day! Be happy :)
PS: Waking up doesn't mean your dreams are over, it means it's time to make them come true :)
So I'm sitting here... I should be editing tomorrow's video... but I don't know. I just felt like I should see how things on this website are going, because I've been really bad about doing updates on it lately. I really wanted to go out today. Not anywhere special, but just go somewhere in general because I really felt like vlogging. Instead, I slept all day because last night I stayed up until 3 AM, then woke up at 8 AM. So I didn't get much sleep. Plus, I was still super exhausted from IMATS yesterday. But anyway, I had opened Final Cut Pro on my computer, and had started editing the video for tomorrow. But like I said, I just felt this urge to check the website to see how things were going.
The first thing that I looked at were the statistics (so how many clicks and views it's gotten today and this month... stuff like that). They were higher than they'd been when I last checked, so that immediately put me in a good mood. Especially since I haven't posted or updated anything on here since early November. Then I went to go and read comments on blog posts. Normally I get an email every time someone comments, but I guess they must have been going into spam or something because I had no idea that so many people had left comments. But that isn't what made me cry. I went to read the form entries. A form entry is when someone fills out the contact form on the Contact Me page. There were so many. So so many. I couldn't believe it.
Normally I might get one a month, and half the time it's just spam or some creepy 40-year-old man asking me to send him naked pictures. But no. There must have been 30 entries from over the last two or three months. And they were all from loyal viewers! Some were short just asking me simple questions, but some were long and melted my heart. I only glanced at them, because I want to read each of them for the first time right before I reply, and right now I don't have time to reply because I have to edit my video, but when I'm done editing I'm going to go through all of the entries and reply to them all.
I think the main reason why seeing those effected me so much was because this is where it all started. Many people don't know that, but I started out on a blog. This blog! It was a different web address, but it was this exact site (just not as cool looking haha) and if you go back through the blog entries, all of the old ones are there. Each daily outfit post from 2010... they're all there.
The fact that this place where I just took pictures of stupid little outfits that I put together when I was in the sixth grade is now the place where people who call themselves my fans go to contact me... I don't even really know what to say. I am so touched and honored and honestly freaking out about the fact that people actually watch me. I've come so far, and the absolute best part is that I still have so far to go. I love my life, and you guys are such a big part of it. Never forget that. It's not about the money, the praise, or the glitter. It's about what I can give you guys. Hope, love, happiness. Company. I can't thank you enough for what you've done and are still doing with my life. I don't know what I'd do without you. And I mean YOU. Whoever you are out there, reading this, I really can't thank you enough, but I wish we were further in the future so that technology was more advanced and I could jump through the computer screen and give you a hug. Because what you've done with my life, it's priceless. Just thank you. Be happy.
All the love I can give,
PS: Waking up doesn't mean your dreams are over, it means it's time to make them come true.
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