“Why is everyone at Drexel so uptight… doesn’t anyone like to have fun??”

“because everyone at drexel worries about what their parents think, we’re grown ups now. FUCK PARENTS!”

 

Uhm… excuse me?

I don’t care what my parents think, I stopped caring what my parents thought in high school. They have no control of any of the decisions I’ve made in my life, least of all Drexel, but they have the courtesy of co-signing my loans for me to go to my dream school. They may not control me, but they still mean a lot to me. I mean, who the fuck would I be without them?

I’ll tell you who, I’d be some back alley drug whore who was constantly drunk. I’m not even kidding right now, I would not be anywhere near the person I am today without my parents. I will bitch, I will moan, I will scream and I’ll even do some yelling. Sometimes I’m so mad I just want to smack my parents and hope to never see them again. I’m a typical teenager, but, underneath it all, I love them to death.

I love that they taught me that I need to work for and earn the things I want. From this I got a very great work ethic, that all of my employers have loved in me. I’m willing to work extra shifts, I am willing to work for someone if they need a hand, and I’m happy to do the job I’m supposed to do.

I love that they taught me to have an imagination, mostly my mom here, but still… Without an imagination or creativity, I wouldn’t be the artist I am today, I wouldn’t have sky high dreams that are pushing my limits, but they’re there, and I’m going to do everything I can to achieve them.

I love that they taught me to set goals and aim high. From this I’ve been able to push myself farther than I could have imagined. I’m motivated, determined, and it has turned me into a leader, maybe even a great one, because I can set my sights high and find the strength, motivation and drive ┬áto reach that mark.

I will admit, I’m not the most grateful child. I forget that I am who I am because of my parents and the people who have been around me as I’ve grown up, but in the last year, I’ve learned to appreciate my parents for who they are, and what they do for me. I sometimes resent them for not having more money, but in the long run, I’m happy for having had to work for the things I own and enjoy. I wouldn’t appreciate life nearly as much if my parents hadn’t taught me how to.

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Psyche!!

You know how most everyone will tell you how scary and dangerous riding a motorcycle is? I’ve always wanted to, but have always been super terrified due to this reason. Today, my dad got a motorcycle, and I had to go with him to pick it up. After we got it back to his house and I dropped his car off, I went on my very first motorcycle ride. HOLYSHITITWASAMAZINGIDONTKNOWWHYIDIDNTDOTHISSOONER!!!

Yeah, that kind of sums it up! It was so much fun, and exhilarating. Gah! I wanted to just keep going and going, but we couldn’t because dad has to work in the morning, but still!

Hnnnnnng! I’m in love! I really, really want a motorcycle now!

So, yeah, I really can’t think of anything else to add to this… Moral of the story, sometimes the things that are scarily intriguing are the most fun adventures. It’s not like my dad and I don’t get along, but we don’t really talk or spend much time together, this little excursion today meant a lot to me. I’ve learned to cherish the little things, and it was definitely a little thing to cherish.

KISS

Keepin it simple today. This green idea is one of the easiest to do, in my opinion, so why not keep it simple, stupid? Re-usable water bottles/coffee go-cups/etc. Any form of beverage container that you can take, fill up, and re-use. I don’t know about you, but it seems as if people are constantly throwing you free water bottles, so why not put them to good use? I’ve always had re-usable water bottles, and never really thought much of it until I got big on the whole environmental thing. I mean, sure, I’d buy bottles of water sometimes, but mostly kept to my re-usable ones because I loved the water we had at home. Granted, it’s been filter, but either way, it was good.

This was recently brought to the front of my mind again, because I do it all the time and never really think much of it anymore, but sometimes things trigger it to come to the forefront of my mind. The trigger recently? I was at orientation for school, and they have these things called “Hydration Stations”

These Hydration Stations are to promote the usage of re-usable water bottles, and when I saw them, I thought they were the coolest ideas ever! I mean, seriously, how often have you been out, and needed something to drink and run out? On top of this discovery, I received 2 free water bottles during orientation.

Now that was truly sweet!

Often times you can get some for free, otherwise there are ones that are easy to buy cheap, and they work really well. There really isn’t much you get out of using a reusable water bottle, well unless you count saving approximately $500 a year if you are constantly buying bottled water. Dunno about you, but I’d be perfectly content with an extra $500 in my pocket a year.

As for the go coffee cups and drink cups, many places, like Starbucks, Caribou coffee, etc. Have started to give discounts for bringing in your own re-usable cup. I’m all for saving some money, a few cents add up over time, especially if you’re a coffee snob like me.

That’s all for tonight, i would have posted more on this subject, but I was inadvertently torn from my computer for the day, so I didn’t get to do much with this, but I had to post something. I promised myself I would ­čÖé

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Goal

With college starting in a few short weeks I feel the need to set a goal for myself, as of right now my schedule for school is pretty open, with lots of study time. This, being my freshmen year, is going to be the toughest for me. It’ll be a ton of firsts, and aiming for a ton of goals. I’m hoping to get my GPA in the 3.8-4.0 scale, work on my procrastination problem, workout regularly, work on eating healthier and keep the people back home updated. That being said, I am aiming to not have a job for at least the first quarter so I can get used to college life, but this all depends on what I have for money going in, so we’ll see on that one. If getting a job is a must, it won’t be too hard to work in with my schedule the way it is, I just need to figure it all out.

I got distracted there again, crud! I really need to work on that, anyways, the writing goal… I figure, even if I am super busy with all the fun stuff, I need to start writing on a regular basis, just to improve my writing, so here’s the plan:

Mondays: Sustainability
This section will have easy, free or cheap, environmentally friendly decisions. I will discuss whether or not I do them, why I do or don’t do them, what I could do to make them easier, and what the government/society could do to make them easier/more appealing.

Wednesdays: Trying something new
I’m always looking for new things to do, and I have tons of ideas racked up, all I need to do is apply them, so I’m going to make it my goal to try something new every wednesday. It can be some sort of workout, some sort of DIY activity, anything and everything! I’m definitely open to suggestions on this one!

Fridays: BOOKS!
I’m always reading ┬ásome book, I’m just gonna talk about it. My book list is continually growing, and I don’t know if I’ll ever finish it, but I’m really hoping I do, someday.

Saturdays: LMGs
AKA Little Mini Goals. I’ll likely mention bigger goals in my everyday posts, but sometimes I forget about the little things, so I’ll be doing week long LMGs to work on improving my everyday life! Every Saturday I’ll post about how the last week’s LMG turned out, whether or not it was beneficial to me, and if I plan to continue it. I’ll also post about the next week’s LMG, it can be a repeat of the week before, can be an add-on to the week before, or something totally new and different! Once a month I’ll post about the LMGs that made I’ve made into habits.

Everyday: On MWFS, I’ll have a themed ┬ápost, but I will also be posting about life any other day that I have time.

So, yeah, I’ve got quite a bit on my plate in the upcoming year!