Riverdale Rage

Netflix aired Season 1 of Riverdale last year and I watched it in August and instantly knew why everyone was talking so highly of it. Every episode is intense and makes you bite your nails. Something new is always brought to each show and it’s never boring. Watching Netflix is my stress reliever and an escape from reality itself. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it! I can’t wait for Season 2 to be on Netflix!

Foggy Forest by 小佳 顏 using a CC-NC-ND 2.0 license



Drink More Water

It’s not really a revolution of mine but I am going to try and drink more water. Usually, my daily drinking routine was in the morning I’d drink coffee or hot chocolate to wake me up a bit. For lunch, I usually had a sweet tea or some kind of juice and for dinner, I’d have milk or sweet tea. At practices, I would drink water of course but it was normally only a 16.9 oz. bottle of water from Kroger but that’s not enough water for me to drink. I have the hardest time drinking water just to drink it. I just don’t find it satisfying like a nice cold glass of sweet tea but rumor has it that water can help you lose weight. It would be nice to drop off a few extra pounds that only slow me down in sports. Plus drinking water before you eat can reduce the amount of food you eat because it is filling. I’m just going to have to try it out myself and see if I can tell a difference in myself and my performance in sports.

Water by Brian Smithson using a CC BY 2.0 license 

Rock Motif

For my rock motif, I used the word, Beauty. Beauty in the past is usually used as a physical description and I don’t think it is used in a fair way. Most of the time that someone recognizes a person’s beauty, it’s used as a negative characteristic because they automatically judge the person as a preppy person and don’t even want to give them a chance to get to know them. This year, I want beauty to be known as a different label. Instead of basing beauty off of looks, I want it to be used for one’s personality. The inner beauty of a person rather than what’s on the outside. For me, I look past the looks of the person I meet so I can get to know the real them. Once I get to know them and they are a very kind and friendly person then they are beautiful. If everyone worried more about making their inner self more beautiful rather than their faces and bodies, then the world would have an overall better society.

If you find the rock in the photo above, please leave a comment on the positive impact it had on you!

“Beauty Within” by Me using a CC 2.0 license.

Demonstrating What Not To Do

Okay, so yesterday I had my second volleyball practice with my new club team. I’ve never played with these girls before so it was nice to meet new people and create more friendships. The coach told us what drill we were going to do and asked if anyone has participated in this drill before and sadly I was the only one so I had to demonstrate it for the team. It was a diving drill and I’ve done it so many times before so I was feeling confident. When I was demonstrating the drill for the first time, my chest got stuck to the ground so my chin hit the tile floor pretty hard. Everyone made painful noises such as “ouch!” It was so embarrassing but was a good start to a conversation for the rest of the day.

Service by Dave Halberstadt using a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license

Food Coma

This year we didn’t have our traditional Thanksgiving. In the past years, just my family of four plus my grandma would have the usual Thanksgiving meal on Thursday around 1 and the rest of our family would come over the following Saturday and bring more Thanksgiving type meals to eat and watch the Michigan versus Ohio State game. This year we couldn’t do that. Instead, my family came over Thursday evening for ham, corn casserole, green beans, rolls, mashed potatoes, chicken and noodles, and lots of pie. Then later that night, I went over to my boyfriend’s house for his little brothers birthday party and we ate greens, turkey, sweet potatoes, cake and ice cream. Going from my house to his house was night and day because at my house, my grandma and my uncle we sleeping on the couch, it was that quiet, and the rest of us were playing card games. Once I got out of my car at my boyfriend’s I could hear the loud voices. There was so much arguing about football that I thought my head was going to explode but luckily we could sit outside where it was a bit less aggressive and we spent most of the night there. Overall I had a really nice Thanksgiving and was reminded of all the wonderful things I had to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving by Travis Wise using a CC by 2.0 license.

Picking Problem

I bet anyone can relate to the bad habit of biting your nails. Ever since I was little I bit my nails all the way down. They were so short that they would bleed but the pain never seemed to stop me. Half of the time I was oblivious to the fact that I was even doing it because it was natural to me. I would catch myself biting my nails when I was nervous, scared, anxious or just downright bored. Lately, I’ve been trying something different to make myself stop and it’s actually working! I keep my nails painted so that I can pick the paint off of my nails rather than bite them. I haven’t bitten my nails for a couple months now and I couldn’t be more proud of myself so if you’re a girl fighting the same nail-biting problem I was, try my trick!

BK crackle nails polish by Dhini van Heeran using a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tourney Time

It’s crazy to think that this volleyball season is already in tournament time. I feel like we have only had 10 games when we’ve actually played 23. 24 if you count our first tournament game. For the first tournament game, we played at Tecumseh High School against the Trotwood-Madison Rams. That game was the easiest one I’ve ever played before in my life. It was hard to believe it was a game because it felt as if no one was even on the other side of the court playing against us. At least it was good practice to further ourselves to the next level. Now we play again on Monday and we are going to keep working our way up to Districts! Go Cougars!

Image above is Volleyball by Georgio using a CC by 2.0

The Mess of Stress

This week is homecoming week. The most exciting week for everyone and yet the most stressful. Girls are too stressed already about trying to get all of the plans set in stone and they are still worried about whether or not their hair and makeup are going to be the way they want it to be on Saturday. On top of all of that, I’m in student council so I have to work on things for the parade and the dance this week so everything is the way people want it to be. You would think that since this is the last week before grade cards that the teachers would be laid back and trying to grade everything so that they get in the grade cards but no, all of them keep giving extra work. I have a project in one class and a paper in another. Plus this week I’m crazy busy after school, I had a game yesterday so I didn’t get home until 8:30 and it’ll be the same way tonight and Thursday night. Thursday night is also senior night so I still have to prepare a thoughtful speech for one of my best friends. Wednesday I have practice until 6 and then powder puff practice straight after. I also have the PSAT tomorrow and there’s no way I’ll be able to study for that with all of this homework I have due tomorrow. It’s just too much! Now I’m stressing out too much to the point of beginning to break out and I just can’t have that! The pain!!!!

Amelia’s Sad Face by Donnie Ray Jones using a CC by 2.0 license.

The Leap for Love

I’m really having a hard time this week missing my handsome best friend. On August 24, my boyfriend moved into his new home for the school year which is three and a half hours away from me. It was super hard in the beginning because we went from spending 12/24 hours of every day together to never being together. I just go through periods when I just wish he could come watch one of my games. Or sometimes I crave a hug from him. There’s something about his hugs that are so different from anyone else’s hugs. They’re more comforting after a rough day and I desperately need one. Or a little genuine kiss on my cheek or forehead, those always brought tears to my eyes because they were so sweet. I miss every little detail that made him special to be with. I’m just thankful that facetime was invented since we facetime every day for at least 30 minutes which helps the problem of not seeing each other. It’s also hard because my classes are actually hard for me this year so I actually have to study and I didn’t get the greatest test score on my last test. My parents for some reason think it’s because “I spend too much time worrying about my boyfriend.” NO!!!!!!!!!! Definitely not the reason. I don’t care what they think because I know that the answer to my not so hot test score is because the test itself is hard. I’ll always stick up for him and I because we are unstoppable as a couple.

The image above is couple by Hamza Butt shared using a CC BY 2.0 license.

Homework Overload?

There’s a major problem with homework this year. It’s crazy!! I’m already super busy 24/7 with sports and trying to eat now I have all of these papers and projects just thrown at me like, “Hey! Here are more things to make you have no life!”. I understand that throwing all of this at us is kind of a test to see how well we can handle things but honestly, I can’t handle it yet! We aren’t even halfway through the semester yet and I’ve written more papers than I ever have in all of my 11 years of schooling. R.I.P. to my social life because school is taking that away from me. Also, I would like to say goodbye to all of my social media accounts because I’m always doing stuff on my Chromebook and have no time to even scroll on Instagram anymore. Seriously what has this world come to?!?!?

The image above is Studying by Steven S. using a CC BY 2.0 license to allow others to share and adapt the photo.