Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music = Positivity?

Hi Internet kids,

So I work in a Preschool setting with kids 1-5 years old, and you need to be awake or else they will wake you up in the morning. It's not fun being made to wake up by rambunctious children, so I make it a mission to wake myself up, and by that  I mean I don't use coffee or energy drinks.. I know, I know WHAT?! HOW DO YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT COFFEE?! I am often asked how I am so positive and ready to go with a smile on my face in the morning. My secret.. I'm the girl who has a crazy dance party in my car on the way to work. I'm that girl whose fist pumping down the expressway at 7 am. I like loud music and music that never fails to make me smile. One of my favorites for that would be Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer Remix) by Ryan Hemsworth.
Honestly I dare you to be grumpy while listening to this song. It's so upbeat and just positive. Find music that makes you feel good and makes you smile. I also tend to lean towards music that I can sing too.. then again if you know me you will know I am constantly singing. I'll sing to anything but who doesn't love those songs that you just can't help but belt your heart out to. For some its the old school Mirah Carey, Wicked the Musical (best Musical Ever) or what I hear every gosh darn day at work... Frozen. That is what I get for working with 5 year olds. But hey whatever makes you happy! I'm telling you its makes a world of difference. Until next time live well and smile often.. peace

Current Listenings: 
Below Us (Smooth Remix) - Seven Lions

Don't Leave (feat. Ellie Goulding) - Seven Lions

Friday, August 22, 2014

American Societies Pressure: High School to College

Hey internet kids,

As we approach that ever so dreaded back to school time there has been a topic that has been plaguing my mind recently. If there is one thing that I really have an issue with in the society of America, its the expectation that as soon as you graduate high school you go to college. I graduated high school in 2010 in small town New York (no not NYC) and I thought I knew what I wanted to do. Now school was not an easy thing for me, I have a hard time learning in a school setting. I had taken a web design class my high school offered and I loved it. So I thought I'd go to school as a web design major, looking back on it now I have no idea why i did that. I went to a community college and was way in over my head. I struggled to keep up with classes, I fell behind and failed out. I know what you are thinking oh this girls a college fail out, and yeah it does suck as much as it sounds like it does. the simple truth was I wasn't ready for college and I really wish I waited a few years before attending. I knew nothing about the world and how it worked. I had honestly no idea what I wanted to do. So I waited a year and tried again as a human services major as I was working in a group home for adults with disabilities and I enjoyed it. I have always enjoyed helping others so I thought that was what I wanted to do. I should have seen what was coming from a mile away.... I was commuting to the community college and all of my friends had graduated. I was alone and too shy to seek out other friends. I fell behind yet again, I become depressed and stopped going to classes. I really wish I had waited before going to school again. The expectation is that you have to have a degree to get anywhere and  honestly I hate that so much but that topic is for another time. In Europe after you get out of school you are encouraged to travel the world and find yourself and then go to university. Why is that not encouraged here? Why is it that a 17/18 year olds are expected to know exactly what they want to do and then spend a fortune on schooling. I think its kind of ridiculous to be honest, I spent about $7,000 trying to figure out what I didn't want to do. Fast forward to August of 2014, I've been working at a Preschool that offers special services. I have worked there since February of 2014, and I've decided that I want to be a teacher. But, after all of the college nightmares I've dealt with so far can I get a 4 year degree and a masters... I cringe just thinking about the time and money involved. I wish I had known this 5 years ago, maybe I could have done that but now I think I'll aim for a bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I'm taking online classes this fall yeah maybe third times a charm. I wish I had someone to tell me not to go to college right away and get out of the small town and see the world.. I'm telling you, don't follow social norm. Go explore the world first, then you can settle for expectations.

Until next time live well and smile often.. peace

Current Listenings:

Boys Chase Girls - Ingrid Michaelson

Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan

Continuous Positivity : A Blog filled with ramblings of a 22 year old

Hello all you internet kids,

If you are looking for a blog with a point you've come to the wrong place, for this blog has no point in particular. This is a place where I share the inner workings of my brain and various thoughts and opinions that are my own. However, before we get into the nitty-gritty let me introduce myself. My given name is Elizabeth, however I find it slightly cringe-worthy and not at all a reflection of who I am. I prefer to go by Liz, for Elizabeth says that I fit into the social norm, which is why I prefer Liz as I do not fit into the social norm. I also do not want to fit into what is considered the social norm for a 22 year old, who is just discovering the world. I have been labeled many things such as the loud nice girl or the girl who wants to move on in life with no college degree. You can decide for yourself what I am, but I'm just a simple small town girl who likes to have fun and be continuously positive. I have never liked negativity, I have always find it easier to not worry about anything and going through life with a smile. I find it easier to be my own person rather than constrict myself with what society expects from me. Society expects that by 22, I will understand how the world works, I will have a college degree, I will manage my life, I will live on my own, and have a 5 year plan. Well guess what I've got none of that. I will go into this another time because I could go on forever about it and no one needs to spend 5 hours reading a blog post.. I have many opinions and sometimes they get me in to trouble but I find a lot of people relate to them but are waiting for someone to say it. I wont dive into controversial topics and upset people. That is not my goal, I have never been good at writing but I find that it somehow makes it a bit better when whatever is on my mind is written down on paper. These posts are in a way a diary as I try to understand this big world we live in. I am attempting a college degree for the third time I'm hoping that in writing this I will come to detest writing a little less. I am also thinking about leaving various feel good music at the end of posts because  music speaks to your soul and can brighten up the most dreary day.

Until next time live well and smile often.. peace

Current Listenings:
Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer Remix) - Ryan Hemsworth

Strangers with Myon and Shane 54 (feat. Tove Lo) - Seven Lions

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