“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.”
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.”
I apologize in advance for the poor quality of my writing; I am writing this at midnight and scheduling it for the morning. Yip-pee yay!
Whenever I feel sad, I go watch YouTube, like most of my sad little generation;) and when I do that, I often watch Jenna Marbles.
Jenna Marbles is absolutely hilarious. She’s one of the YouTubers with the most subscribers on YouTube, and for good reason.
She pretends to be dead serious, and yet is hilariously weird and goofy at the same time, while doing fun things like a) making her dogs fly or b) braiding things that don’t belong in her hair into her hair and c) gluing rhinestones all over her face.
Her videos make me laugh out loud. That’s not simply an lol that you type with a completely straight face, no, I’m legitimately laughing at her videos because they are ridiculous. For example, watch this one on how to care for your cermet (her dog).
So there you have it! Two videos that I found hilarious, and will hopefully make you laugh.
HAVE A WONDERFUL MONDAY!
p.s. what am I doing up at midnight? Idk, I’m stupid 😂 I procrastinated on this, on homework, honestly I’m procrastinating on life so I’ve got to pull myself together eventually. I promise that better posts are coming soon; I’ve already got one completed draft ready to go.
Hi all! 😊
Usually for Post-itivity, I find a quote that I like and write about my take on it, in what is usually a good-sized post.
Today, however, (or actually, yesterday because I schedule these) I said nah, I don’t feel like doing that today. Maybe because I’m lazy, I don’t know! 😂 But I really wanted to share some pictures that I took today with you, plus talk about spring.
Spring has sprung! At least, where I live. Although there have been bouts of rain here, it has generally become warm and sunny. All of the beautiful things of this season have arrived- flowers, birds, bees, sunshine, pollen, allergies. Amazing things, all of them;)
And with this sudden weather change comes a euphoria that snaps me out of depressive stages. I mean, I simply can’t not be happy with the sunshine and flowers and whatnot. Since I couldn’t resist taking pictures of all of the beautiful things that I saw, I have half a camera roll full of them, so I’ll share with you so of my favorites.
Wait, actually, besides my pictures of flowers and the sky, I do have something quick to say!
Please take time to find the beautiful things in your life. It can be as simple as going outside in the sunshine and taking an obnoxious amount of pictures!
I found taking pictures a lot of fun, and I did get a lot of images that I can use for this post and later posts, or just to keep for myself.
These flowers are all from my mom’s garden, by the way:) and the sunset is the view from my backyard, above the fence. Also, hint: I am not a pro photographer 😂
The perfect spiral of a calla lily- with a name as pretty as the flower itself
Some orchids- they’re my mom’s favorite flowers! They’re still wet with raindrops from a recent shower…
I told you they’re my mom’s favorite flower. We have probably 15 vases of orchids.
Lemons in the sky. There’s a lemon tree in my backyard, and I decided that the best picture would be taken by looking straight up.
Aren’t daffodils the best part of spring? They come every year. A bit of my lemon tree in the background of the second one.
Pretty purple flowers; I do not know what they are called but I love them.
A succulent. I love its colors, especially against the dark earth.
A beautiful picture of the sky- clouds, blue, and our banana tree-looking palm tree.
Now with a sunset.
Recognize this? This is picture I used for my Gravatar. Up at the top is a solitary star. (It rhymes! 😂) OMG YOU CAN ITALICIZE EMOJIS?!??
Have a fantastic week, all of you! I am set- this spring weather is amazing the flowers are beautiful and blooming and I discovered that you can ITALICIZE emojis! 😂 Wishing you a happy week;
Ps. This is one of the most fun posts I’ve made! Taking the pictures was also a lot of fun. Maybe I should do more photography…
PPs. There may be one or two special posts coming before or on Thursday! Depends on if I have enough time…
More Monday Motivation: Post-itivity created by A Girl and Depression
Life is as inconstant as your ex.
There’s going to be an awful lot of wild storms out there. And maybe when the water just seems to become calm, out will randomly pop a sea monster, as if you’re in an overly dramatic, low-budget film with no plot whatsoever. When calamity after calamity strikes, and the crappy actors react in the same way each time- “I did not see that coming!”
OF COURSE THAT MONSTER WAS GOING TO COME, STUPID!
More than monsters that will never stop coming, challenges and certain situations or events in life will (obviously) never stop occurring. It takes a lot of time to realize and accept that some things that will never change, nor be affected by you.
That one person that you want to change will never change. The weather won’t magically *poof* into a sun-shiny, bright day for you. The wind won’t stop messing up your hair. Your ex won’t turn into a sensitive, compassionate being and beg for your forgiveness. You won’t get out of debt by moaning and asking people for more loans. Life is going to keep rolling, maybe dragging you along with it.
It’s up to you to make a change.
To get change, you need to enact a change. You need to enact change, or adapt. If something in life is going the wrong way, create change. Don’t wait for your life to do it!
If you’re on a train heading south but you want to go north, don’t go around waiting for it to make a U-turn! Jump off of it, and find a new one!
Of course, it isn’t as easy as that. It is never that easy. Especially when the things that you can’t control is something like a problem with your mental health.
There are things that you can do, however, even if you’re stuck in a situation that’s seemingly hopeless. Don’t wallow in your misery and accept it as a fact of life. There is always a way out; sometimes we just can’t see it.
Accept the past, let go, move on. Embrace all that is wrong in your life, and accept that you can’t control everything. Make up your mind, and just take that first step to make a change.
Change, no matter how hard or distant it seems, is always possible. It is never too late.
Never give up. You can’t control some (a lot) of things, but you can always control how you react to them.
xoxo, c. ❤️
Featured Image Credit: that beautiful sailboat pic is from Click a Life Coach
ps this is real talk. that’s why it’s a longer, heavier post than usual (sorry). I’ve been feeling down, and even this didn’t cheer me up, so that’s why I may sound so serious.
pps BUBBLES! SPRINKLES! RAINBOWS! Ok, now I either sound a lot less serious or just plain weird. 😂 bye!
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard
This quote is one of my favorite funny quotes of all time- it’s that perfect balance between humor and actual words of wisdom applicable to our sad little daily lives.
I’m sure that we’ve all taken life too seriously before, so seriously that we allow it to drain the hell out of us. We stress over things that shouldn’t matter, do stuff that we shouldn’t do, and worry our lives away, which is as pointless as pressing the crosswalk button more than once. *Let’s admit it; we all have done that 😂*
Although I do tend to over-magnify the importance of things, and stress over things that shouldn’t really matter to me, I really do try to keep my stress levels to a minimum. Life is short but sweet and it’s truly up to us to decide whether to enjoy it or not.
Make sure that you do things that you’ll be happy you did, years later. Don’t let things that won’t matter in a few years stress you out.
GO ENJOY LIFE PEOPLE!
Even if you’re in a dead end, you can turn around and walk back.
p.s. (unless you’re directionally challenged like me- then spin around in circles and stagger along the walls, but eventually still you’ll find your way out:)
Get started on whatever you want to do. The time is NOW. Not during the New Year’s, not tomorrow, next week, next month…it will never end.
In the words of a tiny, unknown shoe company, JUST DO IT. Take that first step. If you never start, you’ll never ever get to where you want to be. Go do whatever you’ve been wanting to do- don’t let anything else get in the way of your goals. Do it RIGHT. NOW. We’re all waiting:)
XOXO, c. ❤
Go do amazing, brilliant things. Preferably in those Nikes:)
Featured Image Credit: Why Dev