3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3



Okay so maybe I went the unconventional route with this challenge, and didn’t take it too seriously but that’s how I like to do life. This is a quote from one of my favorite TV shows “Parks and Recreation”. I think this quote is very suitable for myself, however I must also include family with friends.

Leslie Knope is an inspiration to all. Like talk about an empowering woman, Leslie is a powerful, amazing, positive, breakfast loving woman, and all around very inspiring to me, which is why I thought it was very important to make it my last quote. She’s just this huge feminist icon in my opinion, feel free to disagree, but when I think feminism I think Leslie Knope.

I think this just suits me and my love for breakfast foods, especially IHOP, and that sometimes, maybe I can prioritize that over people, but not really. They might almost be equal because whenever I talk to my friends from back home I just go on and on about how I miss IHOP.  However silly it may seem, it really holds some truth to it though. Friends and family, waffles, work.

I really appreciate the last part, always put work third. Work should never be the first priority because than nothing is going to matter, and I think people forget about that. There is this idea that work is what makes you money so it has to go first, but really what makes you happy needs to go first.

So my list would probably go: God, friends and family, breakfast*, school/blogging/work. I put blogging in the work category since it takes up so much time, more time than a hobby, but I thoroughly enjoy it. I do need to remember not to put it first, because I did have a tendency to do that when I was daily blogging. You need to put people and the things that really enrich your life first.

What would your list be like?

If you are confused by this post, be sure to check out yesterday’s and Sunday’s posts to catch up! Thanks again to Getting Through Anxiety for challenging me to this, I’ve had a lot of fun with it! I didn’t challenge anyone like I was supposed to, but I really encourage everyone to try it, it really makes you think not only about  your favorite quotes,  but about what they really, truly mean to you.


*Half joking about breakfast being that high up on the list, half not joking.



3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

“People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you’re succeeding. People do not get scared when you’re failing. It calms them. But when you’re winning, it makes them feel like they’re losing or, worse yet, that maybe they should’ve tried to do something too, but now it’s too late. And since they didn’t, they want to stop you. You can’t let them.”

~Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is one of my favorite celebrites.  Not that long ago, I read her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  however, this quote is from her book Why Not Me? which is on my Christmas list. I honestly looked up “mindy kaling is everyone hanging out without me quotes” and this came up even though it’s from her second book, but it still spoke to me. I really agree with this quote, everyone is threatened by everyone, it’s because of who we are as a species.

I know that I will start a competition with everyone in my head. …Okay not everyone, but there are a few people where I just do this and I can’t help it, that’s why it’s my internal battle. It’s one of those things where I try not to do because I think it’s bad, but I still do it.

I think that once you start gaining success more people will start to do this with you. People are threatened by success, there is this belief that as soon as someone else starts to gain success there is less for you to gain, which is completely and utterly untrue. I struggle with this, I just have to keep in mind that just because someone is doing better than you, it doesn’t mean that their success will stop you from gaining success too.

Like she writes, their jealousness of your success does not mean you should stop your success. It’s going to let people plow right over you. Beware that people will be jealous of your success and will try to stop it.

I love Mindy Kaling and this quote, what are your thoughts?

If you are curious about this challenge, check out yesterday’s post!


3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1



First, here are the rules for the challenge:

1.) Thank the person who nominated you

2.) Select a quote for the next three days and write about it

3.) Nominated 3 other bloggers for the challenge!

Thank you so much B for nominating me for this challenge, it’s perfect! If you haven’t checked B out, her blog is Getting Through Anxiety, be sure to check it out!

I chose the quote “Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anyone,” which is from my favorite book and movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and it’s just a few short sentences but they mean a lot to me. I Since even starting my blog the people featured have changed drastically People change, they leave, and life goes on. I feel like sometimes the world is just moving around me and everything just keeps going. Life does not stop.

I’ve wrote before how I just expect to see people stick around, I expect to be friends with people forever, but that’s just not practical. People leave and life still goes around me. You just have to move on around that. Things will change, I will leave other people, not intentionally, that’s just life. I like how bluntly The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky puts everything and approaches mental illness and the way Charlie (the main character) sees life and his perspective.  To me this quote sums up 2015 to me.

Things change, things get better, you move on with the world, you keep going with the world. You adapt to the changes, the friends who left become distant memories, you grow more fond of the memories than the actual moments then when they were there. Everything is glorified in memories, and that’s probably a good thing. That gives you the ability to move on, remember the good things.

Things change, both good and bad, friends will leave, but the world will still go on around you.

I nominate anyone who’s reading this to also participate, if you chose to do so, please just let me know so I can make sure to check out and read your blog!


This is the last time I’m asking you…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Can’t Drive 55.”

“Put my name at the top of your list…” This is one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs, “The Last Time”. To me this songs speaks volumes. It means you can only ask so much out of someone. It means you can’t keep leaving and coming back and how fragile people around you are.

“This is the last time I’ve got it wrong” This is the last time, I’m going to make this mistake again. You can make the same mistakes so many time, trust me, I continuously repeat mistakes, but it’s crazy to think that you just keep going back to what’s going to break your heart.

“This is the last time I’m asking you why, you break my heart in the blink of an eye” We go back to people who break our hearts repeatedly. We trust people continuously. I think in our memories we forget what bad things people did, and have a tendency to remember only the good things, and we continue to let them into our lives even though they will only hurt us more and more.

“I’m not sure how I got there, all roads they lead me here” When you care about someone everything goes back to them. We forget where we’re going and what we’re doing, we get so caught up in that person and how much we care that everything falls to the wayside.

“Put my name at the top of your list.” Once you start not meaning something to someone, don’t ask to be put at the top of their list anymore. Once you’re not there anymore you start caring more than them, investing more than them, and are in a position to be hurt a lot more by them. Which is why they “break my heart in the blink of an eye.

“You wear your best apology but I was there to watch you leave” Sorry’s can only go so far and only fix so much. Sometimes the apology becomes so miniscule that it begins to mean nothing instead.

This is one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs because there’s so much meaning and emotion in it. Gary Lightbody is also featured in the song, and their harmonies are amazing. When I hear this song I can feel it. It’s everything you want to say to the people who hurt you again and again, but there’s only so many times you can ask why, only so many times they can say sorry, only so many times you both can walk away.

“And all those times I let you in, just for you to go again.”

Now doesn’t that just break your heart. Happy Saturday prompt from the Daily Prompt! What was the last song you listened to?


P.S. I listened to this song the whole time I wrote this post and now I’m obsessed with it like I was when the Red CD came out.

Freestyle Writing Challenge: My Favorite Place

Tori from Tori Story nominated me for the Freestyle Writing Challenge- thanks Tori! This is a different kind of challenge that I’ve seen, I would explain, but we all know how I am with explanations so I’m just going to paste the rules in here.

1. Open an MS Word / Google docs document.
2. Set a stopwatch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
3. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4. Fill the word doc with as many words as you can in the time limit. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and CAPITALS. However if you do, it would be best.
7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
8. Do not forget to copy & paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees (at least 5) and copy & paste these rules with your nominations.

Tori assigned the topic of “Your favorite place” and I chose to take 10 minutes to write and this is what I wrote:

My favorite place isn’t really a place. Like yes, as a traveler there a places that I love, but I wouldn’t say any of them are my favorite place. Bar Harbor, Maine.  I love it there, but it’s not my favorite place. I love Seattle, Washington, but I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite place. I love the idea of the beach, the smell of the woods, and the look of the mountains, but none of those things are my favorite places.

I love to be alone. Like if I could sit on the beach and be alone that would be great. If I could sit in the woods alone that would be great. However, these are not my favorite places even when I am alone.

I don’t know why I’ve never developed a favorite place, maybe it’s because I like so many places. This makes it hard to see myself living anywhere after college, because there isn’t a place that stands out in my mind.

I have a favorite place in every place I go. Like here, it’s the hill on top of Turkey Hill Road at the stop sign. At the beach where my Poppop lives it’s the pier- even though it scares me. In Dublin it’s the lock bridge. In Bar Harbor I really liked the land bridge. At school it’s Baker Park. In Seattle I fell in love with Park Place Market. None of those places though are my favorite place.

There’s a million places to see and I don’t like narrowing it down to a favorite, I wish I could, but I can’t. It’s like favorite colors, I just don’t have one. Maybe this all comes back to me being a very passive person and not having much of an opinion about anything and my lack of passion about mostly everything. I just don’t have a favorite place.

I do indeed love to travel and I want more than anything to see the world, I just think maybe I haven’t seen enough to decide on a favorite place or maybe I have expectations so high of the world I’m afraid to pick a favorite place. My favorite place used to be San Francisco and then it just wasn’t anymore. Then I think for a while I said Seattle, but it’s not my favorite place. Maybe it’s my favorite place in the States, but when I think about Bar Harbor, I get the same feelings that I do about Seattle and the same feelings about Dublin and even sometimes the same feelings about Frederick.

I’m sure this sounds incredibly weird. I need to see more before I pick a favorite place. There’s too much to see in this world for me to narrow it down to one place, especially if I haven’t even seen half the world yet. There’s so much more out there and I can’t just pick a place. So I guess I kind of failed this prompt with my lack of not having a favorite place, but I just don’t. I just love the world and everything it has to offer.

Word Count: 517

Not going to lie, I impressed myself with this, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve written as of recent and I might choose to use this method more often.

Now I’m going to nominate five people:

Logan from Leaves of Logan

Hiba from Trying Novelty

Katie from Tick Tock

Lauren from Girl In Between


Now get ready, because your topic is: Five Year Plans

Anyone else who wants to, feel free to do this post, let me know if you do so I can read it!



The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

I checked my email and saw this little comment from Hiba telling me she nominated and it brought a few tears to my eyes. I don’t see myself as inspiring, but the fact that she does just makes me smile a lot. So thank you to Hiba. Honestly guys if you don’t already you should go follow her blog Trying Novelty here because she’s amazing. I interviewed her via email a few weeks ago (if you’re interested you can read it here) and since then we’ve been emailing back and forth and she’s so sweet and smart. She’s really insightful and she always makes me smile in her little emails. She’s great and if you like me, you’ll love her!

inspiring blogger

To participate, you must…

1.Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

So I already thanked Hiba, but thanks again, much appreciated!

Okay, onto seven facts about myself… Which is actually really hard because I basically share everything already so I’ll give it a stab anyway.

1. I’m super nosey and I love reading about people’s lives. That’s why I love WordPress.

2.  A blood vessel popped in my ear yesterday so it looks really gross right now.

3. I use corny phrases in real life that no one knows and my friends usually have no idea what I mean.

4. I really really like the idea of the beach, but in actuality I hate the sand.

5. I didn’t fit into a specific group in high school, I fell into a lot and I had friends in a lot. This had its perks but negatives as well.

6. When you get me to really laugh, it’s very loud and obnoxious.

7. I cannot stand when my clothes go crooked or get wet. I have to change if they get wait and I have to straighten them no matter what.

To be honest I don’t really follow that many blogs (if you want me to follow you just let me know) so I am failing to nominate 15. So, I am nominating the following people:

Leaves of Logan

Getting Through Anxiety

Young and Twenty


Clothed with Joy

If you would like to do this as well, go right ahead, let me know too so I can read it!

Okay so that’s today’s post. I’m still interested in interviewing someone so if you have spare time so let me know if you’re interested.



Liebster Award

So this is the post I was really excited about, Alyssa, who writes From Campus with Love, nominated me for this, what a sweetie! Thank you!

Okay so the rules and stuff I’m just copying and pasting from her post which you can find here.


The Award
The Liebster Award is an award given to new bloggers as a way to recognize them and to discover other new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. List these rules in your post
8. Inform the blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

The Questions 
1. What one word best describes you? Awkward

2. Why did you start blogging? It was something I had wanted to do for years, like an online diary, but I didn’t follow through at all until I watched a video on to do what you want and take a challenge. It just took a blog (or four) until one stuck.

3. Who is your blogging inspiration? Louise aka Sprinkle of Glitter, but you probably already knew that.

4. Cats or dogs? Dogs.

5. Favorite memory of 2014 so far? Traveling all the way to Boston by myself! And then obviously meeting up with Lindsay.

6. What’s your dream job? Traveling around the world writing and volunteering.

7. What is your favorite way to spend your leisure time? Browsing the internet trying to find new blogs or just scrolling tumblr.

8. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why? A secret place to hid from the earth, read fifty books and return to civilization.

9. Who is your celeb crush? Zac Efron.

10. What is your favorite thing about yourself? I have big ambitions, and I’m convinced that I will make it all happen. I like that I’m hopeful.

11. Do you have any special talents? I’m really good at foaming milk.

Random Facts

  1. I go through a lot of phases where I get really excited about something and then I stop being excited about it.
  2. I can’t eat past 11 without feeling really sick.
  3. I wanted to name my first younger sister Hook.
  4. I have friends that I hug every time I see them whether it’s been a day or four months and I have other friends who I never ever hug.
  5. I like sitting in the dark, so I would hardly ever turn the lights on in my room at school.
  6. The only time I don’t like shopping is when I actually need something and for shoes.
  7. I don’t like even numbers.
  8. I really, really want a new job.
  9. I love reading, so much.
  10. If I like a shirt and it’s two sizes too big I’ll buy it anyway, oversized is always cool too.
  11. I paint my nails but chip off the polish within three days.

Nominations: First of all I’m sorry if I got the names of the blog wrong, I went with the name of the headers.

Cynthia on Selective Participation

Liz on The Danger of Going to Starbucks

Logan on Leaves of Logan

Kaela on Exordium

Jona on Jona

The questions I want them to answer are:

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

2. What is your favorite object in the whole world?

3. What is your favorite book?

4. If you had to pick a famous person to be stuck with on a desert island who would you pick?

5. Coffee or tea?

6. What is your biggest dream/aspiration?

7. What is your best memory?

8. What’s something you really want to do but you’re afraid of doing?

9. What’s one blog you always look forward to reading and why?

10.  What’s the best thing about blogging for you?

11. What is your biggest pet peeve?


Okay so that’s it! Thanks for reading and thank you Alyssa for nominating me!



Tumblr Questions: Creative Roadblock.

I want to say that I don’t think I’m going to do daily vlogging. It’s going to be weekly and like the one I did for when I went to Boston. I’m going to try and avoid the YouTube community even though it seems really cool, I would never want to become big because it just seems to be getting crazier and crazier. So I’ve hit a creativity wall for some reason. I think maybe because I’ve spent my day reading and that means I’ve basically been living inside a different world the whole day. I think I’ll try doing some book reviews this summer because that’s how I plan on spending my free time.

61. Been suspended/expelled? Nope. 

62. Been arrested? 


63. Ever been in love? Nope.

64. Tell us the story of your first kiss? How about not. 

65. Are you hungry right now? Nope.

66. Do you like your wordpress friends more than your real friends?
 I mean I talk to people on here but I don’t know if I would consider us friends… If you consider us friends comment! So right now I have to say my real world friends.

67. Facebook or Twitter?
 Twitter for sure. 

68. Twitter or Tumblr?
 This is actually hard. I really like twitter, but I get annoyed with people so I like Tumblr more I guess.

69. Are you watching tv right now?  Yes. 

70. Names of your bestfriends? I have a lot of friends and I think I consider most of them best friends because I go to each person with different things at different times.

71. Craving something? What?
 Dark chocolate. 

72. What colour are your towels? 
My school ones are pink, white, and grey, the ones I use at home are purple or green.

72. How many pillows do you sleep with? Usually one, tops two.

73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
 Just one.

74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have?
 Too many, my kids will never need their own.

75. Favourite animal? Giraffe.

76. What colour is your underwear? Light pink.

77. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.

78. Favourite ice cream flavour?
 Peanut Butter.

79. What colour shirt are you wearing? Grey, white, and purple.

80. What colour pants? Giraffe print.

81. Favourite tv show?
 Probably Grey’s Anatomy.

82. Favourite movie?
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (even though I usually cry the whole movie).

83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2?
  Why would anyone ever say Mean Girls 2? That’s the real question.

84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street? Mean Girls.

85. Favourite character from Mean Girls?

86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo?  I hate that movie so much.

87. First person you talked to today?
 My littlest sister Julia.

88. Last person you talked to today? My other little sister Sarah.

89. Name a person you hate?
 I try not to hate people, usually I just really don’t like them.

90. Name a person you love?
 My whole family (I know that’s not a person).

91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now?

92. In a fight with someone? Nope.

93. How many sweatpants do you have? Not enough.

94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have? Too many.

95. Last movie you watched? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

96. Favourite actress?
 Emma Watson.

97. Favourite actor?
 Zac Efron.

98. Do you tan a lot?
 Noooo, that’s so bad for you.

99. Have any pets? Yes, my very old dog. 

100. How are you feeling?

Well that’s it for now. Thanks for reading!



Questions I Found On Tumblr

My night has not gone as I expected it to, therefore it is now nearly 12:45 I’m doing these questions I found on tumblr that I saved because you never day is going to arrive like this. I’m not going to do all of them because there’s too many so I’ll save more for another day like today.

1.Who was the last person you held hands with?  To be honest probably one of my sisters, or someone I was being goofy here at college.

2. Are you outgoing or shy?
  It really depends on who I’m around, with my friends I’m really outgoing but if I’m in a room with no one I know I’m pretty shy.

3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
 My family, less than a week now.

4. Are you easy to get along with? If you don’t cross me yes, if you do,  no.

5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you? Well you guys know I don’t drink. This is a funny question considering I was helping take care of drunk people earlier this evening and that’s why it’s so late. So I would probably want myself.

6. What kind of people are you attracted to?
 Funny people, I’m a sucker for anyone who can make me laugh my really hard laugh.

7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
 Probably not unless I meet someone awesome between now and then.

8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind? This guy I know makes me feel anxious so I’ve been dissecting that idea over and over again trying to figure it out.

9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? Sometimes, it depends on who I’m talking to.

10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with? My friend here Rachel yesterday, well more deep than I typically have with people here.

11. What does the most recent text that you sent say?
 “They’re a wreck”

12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now?
 “Brokenhearted” “Happily Ever After” “Blame it on the Rain” “Happily” and “Remembering Sunday”

13. Do you like it when people play with your hair? Yes I love when people play with my hair, I wish more people would play with my hair.

14. Do you believe in luck and miracles? Yes very much so.

15. What good thing happened this summer? I went to Seattle and Ireland two amazing trips.

16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Well I always kiss my sisters goodbye.

17. Do you think there is life on other planets? Sometimes.

18. Do you still talk to your first crush? Nope.

19. Do you like bubble baths?
 Yes, they’re so relaxing.

20. Do you like your neighbors? Yes, I love my neighbors.

21. What are you bad habits? I’m pretty sure I’ve written about all of them, but let’s go with picking at my nails.

22. Where would you like to travel? Everywhere, but mainly England.

23. Do you have trust issues?
 Yes, I trust too much or too little, there’s no inbetween.

24. Favorite part of your daily routine?
 This, blogging.

25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with?
 My legs.

26. What do you do when you wake up?
 Check my email.

27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker? I’m fine with the color it is.

28. Who are you most comfortable around? Myself. HA I tricked this quiz.

29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up?
 Yes, but I broke up with him so I was like uhh no thanks.

30. Do you ever want to get married?
 I think about it sometimes, but I don’t know because I haven’t met anyone I want to marry yet.

Yay! Answers some in the comments and thanks for reading!



The Future Tag

I’m feeling lazy today so I decided to do a tag and since I’ve been talking about the future all the time I found a tag about the future.

1.  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself sitting on my computer, blogging and hopefully having some sort of successful career. I would also like to be somewhere really cool with someone I enjoy the company of, maybe a man, maybe just a friend who knows.

2.   Do you want to get married?

I’m not sure. I have yet to meet the right man to marry so I don’t think right now I want to get married but maybe one day I’ll tolerate someone long enough to love and get married to. I would have to really love them though, and it would take me a very long time to want to get married.

3. Do you want to have children?

I think so. I think it would be fun. Even if I don’t get married I think I will adopt and make a little kid have a much better life. Probably from China where orphanages are filled with girls since they are unwanted. I will only have kids if I’m financially stable though.

4. Do you want to move? If yes, where?

For sure, I don’t want to live in Lancaster my whole life. I’m not sure where, I want to be at least a little close to my family but at the same time I love cities like Seattle and Boston so I want to see what else is out there before I decide. I think it really depends on what  I’m doing with my life too.

5.  How does your dream house look like?

I’ve always loved tower houses. I’m not talking about a castle or anything like that, just like a house with a little tower in one of the bedrooms. I also would like it to have a wrap around porch with a swing and steps up to the house. I like yellow ones with green or pink trim. It would also have a library in it and the tower would have a tin roof so I could sit on the little window seat inside and be inspired on rainy days.

6.  What is your dream job?

This? I know that’s not practical but doing this or something like this is really my dream job. Something that I can do and travel with, really just something to pay the bills and support a travelling lifestyle would be fine with me.

7.  What are five things you want to do before you die?

Oh my word there’s so much. I want to see every continent, go to every state, change someone’s life for the better, adopt a child, make sure everyone who has inspired me over the years is well aware that they have done so.

8.  Are you scared of the future?

Very much so. I really like plans and seeing that I don’t have one really scares me. I like to have everything planned and I don’t for the future, heck I don’t really know what my major is and that’s scary. I wish it was five years in the future, I was financially stable and doing something I loved.

9.  What’s your biggest dream you would like to achieve in life?

I would really like to impact the life of someone in a positive way. Whether this is financially or mentally, I just want someone to think of me and be like “she changed my life and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her.” I just really want to matter to someone.

10.  What would be the ideal age for you to die?

I think 100. I really like odd numbers and 100 is an odd amount of numbers and I like that. Also I would like to live for a century.


If you have any more questions for me pop them in the comments and I will obviously answer. Thanks for reading guys!