Note to Self:

Yes you did brush your teeth this morning so stop worrying about it already!

Recently I’ve been facing a problem where if I do not write every single thing I need to do down, it’s not going to be remembered and therefore is unlikely to actually occur. I thought a little “note to self” might be of use today.

You’re going to write those articles, answer those emails, and do your homework, it’s on the to-do list and will get done, it’s a guarantee. What you need to remember is to put yourself first. Everyone around you has opinions, and they are great. The people around you are great, but sometimes, your thoughts matter more.

What do you want to do today? Do you want to cook dinner? Go to the store? Go to class? Do what you need to do, then pick and choose.

A note to self- worry about you and what you can control. There’s so much that falls outside of your realm of control, try not to worry about it.

Self-care is sometimes the most important thing you can do for yourself so don’t skip it, just embrace it.

Tackle your to-do list and write notes to yourself until you get everything done.



This is supposed to be funny, take it as a joke please. In the year I’ve been blogging and the nineĀ and a half months I’ve been blogging everyday there are certain things that I have found to be #bloggerproblems, things that most people wouldn’t relate to but I hope you guys do!

  1. A frozen computer and a draft not saved.
  2. Lack of ideas, but a committed schedule.
  3. Trying to say something that could be taken offensively but not wanting to offend anyone.
  4. Getting in the zone, writing four posts, and hating them all by the time it comes to post them.
  5. That awkward moment when someone wrote a really nice comment but you don’t know how to respond with more than just a “thank you :)”.
  6. Bringing your laptop with you everywhere just incase you have time to write a post.
  7. Trying to explain blogging friends to real life friends, yes these are people I know, I just don’t know what their voice sounds like.
  8. Debating on what’s more important at night, sleeping or blogging (blogging usually wins for me).
  9. Scheduling a post is a huge accomplishment and should be rewarded with lot of chocolate, but then when it’s your designated blogging time you don’t know what to do.
  10. Wishing you could have a real life conversation with half the people that comment on your posts.
  11. Running out of space in your media library and not wanting to pay for more.
  12. Trying to get a blog post done before you go out so you don’t have to worry about it.
  13. Everytime the site changes it’s like you have to readjust you whole life (still using the old posting method, refusing to change!).
  14. Telling a story to a friend and their response is “Yeah I read that on your blog already.”
  15. Running out of ideas in the middle of the night, going through your drafts, finishing lists started over a month ago.

Let me know your #bloggerproblems in the comments, or on twitter with the hashtag, and you can tag me @mrmilligan13 (sneaking in that self-promotion).


Takes My Breath Away

I’m a bit stuck tonight for some reason, I think I’ve been too productive today. I think productivity kills my creativity. So I’m just here writing a little list of little things that for a second it’s almost like I can’t breathe.

  • When you can see thousands of stars
  • City lights in the distance
  • Those videos where the soldiers come home and surprise their families
  • Those videos where people find out they’re cancer free
  • Beautiful pictures
  • Sad things like 9/11 and the Holocaust, especially in museums that have lots of pictures
  • When the sky is pink and the clouds are big
  • Laughing until I can’t breathe
  • Wind blowing in my face



One More Week

A week from today I will be in my own bed writing this. A week from today freshman year will finally be over. To be quite honest I had a really good post started and planned but then I lost my passion in the moment for it so I’m going to finish that another day and today I’m going to give you 25 reasons I can’t wait to be home.

  1. Real food. No more dining hall. Food that actually smells good. FOOD.
  2. Real showers. A solid temperature shower, no scalding my back or freezing my butt off. Also it will be nice not having to listen for people coming into the bathroom, being able to see when I shave, no shower shoes, not having to worry about it having vomit in it. Basically just everything about having a good shower.
  3. A big bed. No more extra long twin beds and my nice full sized bed that is really comfortable.
  4. Working again. Now, I’m not looking forward to working, but I am looking forward to the paychecks.
  5. Being able to see my family on a regular basis and being with them. I never thought I would miss them so much.
  6. All of my friends being in the same state will be nice.
  7. Having four months without any school work
  8. Having four months with virtually no responsibilities.
  9. No more weird people conversations in the dining hall/student center.
  10. No waiting for laundry machines
  11. Dishwasher
  12. Being able to catch up with everyone I love back home
  13. Real tv. I miss all of my favorite shows in real time or an hour after when I can fast forward through commercials.
  14. A big giant tv to watch movies on.
  15. The basement in my house.
  16. The scenery when I drive
  17. Making pancakes.
  18. Sinks readily available when I need them.
  19. Clean bathrooms that I only share with my sisters who are relatively clean, especially compared to the girls here.
  20. Adventures
  21. Beach
  22. Mild traveling
  23. Relaxing
  24. Time where I can be totally alone.
  25. Just being home.

I’m just ready. Finals are this coming week and I’m not ready. Thanks for reading guys!