Life Experiences, Tips and Advice

Getting Up When the Alarm Goes Off

"Beep ! Beep! " There goes my alarm! I groan and hit the snooze. Getting up in the morning is extremely difficult for me. Sometimes I press the snooze for hours. Sometimes I get up and freshen up for the day and then decide to go right back to bed. Then, there are those miraculous… Continue reading Getting Up When the Alarm Goes Off

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Guest Posts

Guest Post: How Being Bored and Alone Made Me a Better Person (Olivia White)

Hey there, everyone!  Today you're in for a special treat.  Olivia White, a blogger from the Rebelution blog, wrote this post for you!  She also writes at her blog, oliviamorganwhite.com.  Thanks, Olivia!   -Rachel Aburrido is the spanish word for “bored” or “boring”, not to be confused with the name for beans, meat, and cheese wrapped in… Continue reading Guest Post: How Being Bored and Alone Made Me a Better Person (Olivia White)

Life Experiences, Thoughts

When Your Car Breaks Down…8 Hours From Home.😮

Thankfulness. It's what got us through this last experience. That, and my dad finding us a nice hotel:)  You want to hear the story? Seven people and tons (well, not literally, but close😁) of luggage all in an eight seater van. We were down in Alabama coming home from Florida. We had picked up my… Continue reading When Your Car Breaks Down…8 Hours From Home.😮

Life Experiences, Thoughts, Tips and Advice

Taming the “Roller Coaster”

Have you ever heard the term "emotional roller coaster "? I feel that it describes teen-girl emotions pretty well. Recently, I felt like I was on the "good "side of my mood swings. Here is what has been helping me: 1. Exercise This is super simple, but extremely essential. Just run away from those "down… Continue reading Taming the “Roller Coaster”

Life Experiences, School, Tips and Advice

How to Make a Schedule

I'm a list lover. Schedules and to-do lists are my go-to thing and a part of my everyday life. Schedules are life savers! Today I want to show you how I make my schedules and how to make your own. Here are three things to keep in mind when you make a schedule. Base It… Continue reading How to Make a Schedule

Crafts

Repost: The Wonderful Cross

Hi, everyone! I'm sorry I've been kind of quiet lately. The track season and school year are going to be done in one week, so I've been busy! I thought today I would repost a blog post from 2016 for this Easter week. I hope you enjoy it! If you ever have a question, comment,… Continue reading Repost: The Wonderful Cross

Life Experiences, Thoughts

3 Things I’ve Learned From Track Meets (that apply to everyday life).

We looked at each other as the baton clattered to the track. A silent message of fear passed between us from the look in our eyes. My relay teammate picked up the baton and quickly handed it to me. I bolted away. I ran my first away meet for track on Thursday. We crammed onto… Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned From Track Meets (that apply to everyday life).

Life Experiences

3 (Easy and Harmless) Pranks for April Fools

Today is April Fools' day … the day I can play pranks to my heart's content. I look forward to this day and today I want to share with you three pranks you can do in your house with simple, everyday supplies. Let me know which one you'll do! 1. The Unbreakable Egg Before my… Continue reading 3 (Easy and Harmless) Pranks for April Fools

Life Experiences, Thoughts, Tips and Advice

How Humility Hit Me In the Face

Track is hard. I'll be honest with you and tell you I'm not a runner. I got 16th in a mile race (last) and I was lapped. I try hard, but I am sometimes discouraged. Still, I'm thankful. Why? Because I now know what it's like to be last. I know what it's like to… Continue reading How Humility Hit Me In the Face

Thoughts, Tips and Advice

How to Write (and Finish) a Story

Have you ever written a story?  Let me rephrase that.  Have you ever finished a story?  I recently finished a ten-page (single-spaced, 12pt 😉) story.  It was my first time completing a short story.  I wrote it for a writing collection for a writing class I attended at my local library.  The story was by no… Continue reading How to Write (and Finish) a Story