3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

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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.

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*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!

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

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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!

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Naive Quotes

Okay so I’m at my friend Alex’s house right now and she’s been helping me brainstorm what to write about tonight and she told me to do cliche quotes and then we found some dumb one (or what we thought were dumb) and now I’m going to make fun of them. I’m kind of sorry if this offends you but at the same time I’m not.

“To love is nothing… To be loved is something… To love and be loved is everything” ~Unknown

What. What. What. There is more than being in love mutually, that is not everything. WHAT ABOUT CHOCOLATE?

“I deserve to arrive at my destination without detour.” ~Unknown

You can’t just get where you want to go without hard work. Sorry world I have arrived now I’m going to drive to my destination, no troubles.

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~Satchel Paige

What? I am 19 if I didn’t know I was 19 I would find my birth certificate and figure out how old I am.

“If it scares you it’s probably a good thing to try.” ~Seth Godin

I’m scared of drugs.

“You don’t mean anything to me… You mean everything to me.” ~Unknown

People shouldn’t make your happiness.

“The sun is always rising in the sky somewhere.” ~Unknown 

Good observation. The moon is always in the sky.

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”~W. Clement Stone. 

Not really. Stars are a lot farther than the moon. Your mistake.

“Leap and the net will appear.” ~John Burroughs

I don’t think that’s quite how it works. If  I jump out a window I would probably die.

“My heart is perfect because you are inside” ~Unknown

My heart is perfect with no one inside it thank you.

“They say Disney World is the happiest place on earth, obviously they’ve never been in your arms.” ~Unknown

Well I was pretty happy at Disney World, but I was also happy in London and Seattle. Maybe I should try your arms too.

Okay so that’s it. Thank you Alex for helping me out with this- you da bomb. I’m going to get back to my friends now. Thanks for reading!

XOXO,

Mary.

 

The Best of Internet: April

Okay so last month I did one of these posts and no one liked it, and guess who doesn’t really care, THIS GIRL! I write for myself and I like compiling things so that’s what’s going on again today. First and foremost, I’m not doing BuzzFeed this month and I’m adding my favorite YouTube videos of the month as well as my favorite songs of the month. Also, if you would like to be featured in May’s post be sure to leave your twitter/tumblr/Wordpress/anything you want in the comments so I can check it out and maybe throw that in!

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First of all, please click on the picture so you can see the whole thing. I just thought it was funny. Also if you have a tumblr you have to follow the user pizza, literally the best account.

a month

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I think this is so true. Too much happens in a month and you can’t focus on all of that. You have to focus on what’s happening in the now, and what you can do right now to help you get farther to what you to do. Don’t focus on what you can do a year from now, because a year from now everything might be really different, look at right now.

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I just thought this was really pretty. It’s seeing pictures like this that make me fall in love with traveling over and over again. I don’t know how people look at these things and shrug them off like they’re nothing. I want to be the person taking these pictures, writing down how I feel in these places, and just how magical the world can be.

lizzie mcguire

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Do I need reasoning other than Lizzie McGuire? Well and Gordo is basically me whenever I go to a campus wide event, the only reasons I ever go is so I don’t have to eat my own snacks, I can eat the ones the colleges provide me with. Unless it sounds horrendous then I’ll stay in my room thank you very much.

getting better

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I like to think I’m getting better so I really like this quote. It might take a lot, and some days might be really bad, but the anxiety is lessening and the panic attacks are fewer. I don’t know what I’m doing, maybe things are just better, or it’s just a good spell. I’m not sure, but I’m going to think for now that I’m getting better, and I know it’ll take a while until I’m 100% better, I probably will never be at 100%, overall though I’m doing fine. That’s what’s important.

they were wrong

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There will always be bullies and there will always be people who try to put you down. I don’t think people should let this nonsense get to them.  I know it hurts, but in the end they’re going to be the ones that are wrong. I know most of you are older and past this point at your life, then tell people how it gets better. Tell them how high school doesn’t matter, you know those bullies were wrong, show them how great you are. If I ever fall in love with something I’m not going to let people tell me it’s stupid if it’s something I want to do.

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I love this because it’s so true. We encounter so many faces on a daily basis and we never think about them. You will never know about the man who got on the subway with his headphones in a smile on his face, did he just meet the love of his life or did he quit a job he hated? It’s crazy to think that we can encounter thousands of people in a day and we’re lucky if we know about a hundred. It’s sad and amazing at the same time.

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I do this all the time. The only reason that certain people are still in my life is because my mind won’t let them go. I think that this quote shows that we make our own realities sometimes. If we want to let something go, we can’t think about it anymore. There will always be those days where a name will be said and memories will rush through your mind, but if you stopped thinking about it a while ago, the memories will leave as fast as they came.

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There are always people in your life that are more of a detriment than a benefit to your wellbeing. This is important to me because I tend to care about those who would rather see me put down than see me happy. That’s only bad for me. I do too much for people who care too little about me and this shows that I deserve better than that, more than that. People that are a detriment to you control these things, they get in your mind and you think that you’re important to them as well, but if someone makes you feel worse than the make you feel good, it’s not a good relationship, and that includes friendships.

hate yourself

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If you can’t read this you should really click on it and read it. I think this applies to so many people, but especially girls. I’ve wrote about it numerous times but society is so harsh and girls just hate themselves. I hate seeing people so harsh on themselves when they don’t see the perfect parts about them. It’s so important that everyone can see how wonderful they really are.

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If you love music watch this. This girl took a bunch of different songs and put them into one. However, it’s pretty old and you might have already seen it, but if not watch it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KXXFTfvEbs

You guys might know, I’m obsessed with YouTubers, especially daily vloggers, like the Shaytards. Well this month the Shaytards gave a shoutout to a couple and they’re making my new list. I’m going to put their latest video here, but they vlog everyday and you should just watch them all because they’re pretty cool. They’re called Samika because his name is Sam and her name is Jennika (which I love that name), they’re also expecting a baby and I’m sure that will only make their vlogs more interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k78nabuElE0&list=UU6Cty1HbVfuG8u-0z7nKBXg

Okay you might not know this guy, but he’s one of my favorites, Andrew Lowe. He is my spirit animal. I end up crying by the end because he’s so funny. He has a very dry sense of humor so if you aren’t into that I wouldn’t suggest him, but actually I would because he’s hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MnnaqJ8zVY

Guys, Connor Franta. I know, Joe Sugg was my favorite for a long time, but I have like a legit crush on Connor Franta. Like it’s a real problem and the worst part is if I wrote down everything I wanted in a guy it would be him, which is terrible because he has no idea I exist. Also, I doubt he would ever date a fan, how sad. It’s okay one day I’ll meet a real boy just as good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEvAWhwloj8

I threw Troye in last month twice, however this month he posted a song and I couldn’t leave it out. If he wasn’t gay, it would be my life goal to marry him. He sings, acts, and is hilarious. If you want to subscribe to anyone on YouTube pick him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0qr4v6Nj_U

Twitter

First of all, you guys should all follow me :) @mrmilligan13 that’s also my instagram and tumblr.

Next you should follow @wordsporn don’t worry it’s not actually porn! It’s just like quotes and inspiring phrases, like food porn with words, ya know?

If you like anti jokes you need to follow @antijokeapple because it’s hilarious.

If you are a Harry Potter fan it’s very important to follow @_Snape_ because whoever runs that is the funniest person ever.

I’m a huge Office fan so I follow @OfficeScenes because they have the best quotes from the show and it’s perfect. I’m pretty sure I always retweet them.

Okay so that’s the best of this month. Let me know if you want to be included next month so I can throw you in there! I’m all about promoting people who work hard! Thanks for reading!

XOXO,

Mary.