Don’t Let Your Spark Go Out

Fifteen credit hours, a position on an E-board, working a part time job and scraping up some semblence of a social life can be draining. At least it has been for the first month of this school year for me.

Okay, so my schedule is probably more like cake compared to some of my friend’s and acquaintances, but in my defense I have to work harder than a lot of people that I know. School and I were never really the closest of friends but we have gotten along thus far but not without a little kicking and screaming.

But in today’s indivualistic hyper busy bee world it’s pretty damn easy to lose sight of your goal and to lose your passion. Well, don’t do that! Don’t let your goals get out of sight.

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At the beginning of this semester I took some magazines that I’d bought over the summer and went to town and made an inspiration board of sorts.  Since the semester has continued on I’ve been adding to it and my goal is to have it entirely filled up and maybe even spread to my other door by the end of the year.

With Homecoming week approaching and projects and assignments dog-piling on top of each other by the day I’ve also taken to covering most of the surfaces in my room with lists, nevermind filling up my calender on my laptop with so many things that they’re starting to overlap.

In the meantime I’ve been brainstorming lots of ideas that I don’t yet have time to do, because I’m obviously a masochist–I have plans to catch up on my “to read” list, start actually using my Youtube channel for vlogging because I’ve been super inspired as of late by internet friends and some awesome lady vloggers that I’ve followed for years.  I’m so nervous and so excited for my projects to start coming to fruition because right now I don’t really feel like I’m getting a whole lot of things done even though I probably am and I’m probably just over thinking things because I do that alot.

What do you do to keep your drive in check?


30 before 30: A Condensed Bucket List

As if this isn’t apparent enough I spend a lot of time on the internet. Sometimes I’m doing constructive things like just listening to music through Spotify or Pandora while I’m doing homework, but a decent amount of my time spent on the internet is usually on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads updating things.  But lately I’ve been spending a lot of time alone in my room overdosing on random videos on my subscription list on Youtube, and I came across a video by a girl that also happens to be friend’s with me on Goodreads. The other day while gorging myself on her videos I came across this one, and my life changed for the better.  So now I’m here to compile my list of 30 things that I want to do by the time I’m 30 years old because my 24th birthday is in a mere three and a half months. So without further ado the list begins;

  1. Start a vlog
  2. Meet John Green, Jo Rowling and Tina Fey
  3. Write a book
  4. Graduate college with honors
  5. Live in another country
  6. See the ocean
  7. Have a library of my own
  8. Fall in love
  9. Learn a new language, preferably French, and go somewhere where I can use it.
  10. Travel across Europe
  11. Own a cat
  12. Fix my relationship with some of my family members
  13. Move out of Missouri upon graduation
  14. Kiss a stranger
  15. Write a screenplay
  16. Become a publicist for a well known author
  17. Go to a location where a famous movie was shot.
  18. Work in a used bookstore
  19. Do yoga on a regular basis
  20. Make dinner and dessert for someone that I love on Valentine’s Day
  21. Go to VidCon
  22. read all of the books on my bookshelf
  23. Own an iPhone
  24. Roadtrip through the United States
  25. Have an amazing bookshelf like these
  26. See my mom and little brother’s happy
  27. Learn how to walk in heels
  28. Get better at math
  29. Grow out my fingernails
  30. See the Grand Canyon