May Photo A Day & Book Challenge – May 25th

Hey guys! I feel kind of bad about this, but both pictures today will be from Google Images!

May Photo Challenge:

This is by far my favorite CD! I highly recommend you guys  check it out!

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May Book Challenge:

I’m not sure if I still have these books in the basement or not, but here’s the longest series I’ve ever read!

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June Book Challenge ’16

Hey guys! I’ll be participating in Alyssa, Elise, and Alicia’s book challenge! Feel free to do the same and let me know if you do!

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June is coming! Which means another bookstagram challenge  ❤
This month I’ve partnered up with Alicia from @hashtaglovebooks.alicia and Elise from @crumbsoffiction (she came to us with the idea of collaborating 🙂 ) Make sure to go and check out their accounts!
For this post, I’m going to share the June challenge and explaining what each of them mean. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, Alicia or Elise :) Use the hashtag #junereading16 if you’re participating!
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the natural woman (a discussion)

Hey guys! I’m a big believer on how women (and men) should have the choice of whether or not they wear makeup! Please check out Alex’s great blog!

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Currently my school is going on a rampage to stop girls from wearing ‘too much make-up’ and wearing short skirts. They are doing this by publicly shaming girls infront of their peers and considering anyone who wears a lot of make up/a short skirt to be an unintelligent, dumb slut who is not worth employing. My evidence for this? Well firstly, they completely overlook girls such as myself who they would never expect to even try to look beautiful (even though I contour and wear glittery eye shadow every single day) but focus on those they expect to conform to the stereotypes they are looking for and unfairly target them instead. Which shows that their search is biased and does not comply with the school’s ethos of equality. They don’t seem to think of make up as an art form of self empowerment, but only a…

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May Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – May 24th

May Photo Challenge:

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May Book Challenge:

Today’s challenge is “trilogy”. To be honest, I don’t really read trilogies and series (other than the Harry Potter series that I read and A Series of Unfortunate Events books). However, if I was to read a trilogy, I’d read the following that I found a picture of on Google Images!

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We are all broken

Hey guys! Please check out this great post by Matt over at In Silence We Suffer!

In Silence We Suffer

Our problems and issues can sometimes blind us to those of others. We think we are the only ones suffering, but even those closest to us can feel pain without us noticing. But there’s a simple truth which we learn as we age, and it’s something that can improve our lives: we are all broken.

We all have scratches, bruises and scars, both physically and emotionally, from the events in our life leading up to this moment. Nobody is perfect. Nobody is innocent. We have all made mistakes and we all hold regrets. If we’re honest, we’re ashamed of them. Hence why we never admit these feelings to friends and family, and they don’t reciprocate either.

There are times when even the best of us can only see the worst of the world in which we live. The pain, the hurt, the suffering, it all becomes too much, it consumes us. It…

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May Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – May 23rd

May Photo Challenge:

So technically my favorite scent is vanilla, but this is the body spray that I have.

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May Book Challenge:

I’ve talked about this before. I feel awful that I never finished this book! It’s not that it was bad, I just couldn’t seem to get through it. I will eventually read it though!

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“Just Ignore Them”

“Just ignore [him/her/them]”. This is common advice given to those who deal with negative comments from family, friends, and strangers. While it may be easy for some people to ignore rude comments from strangers, it is usually a whole different ballpark when dealing with those who are close to you.

As I’ve mentioned before, while I have a lot of people who care for and support me, I also know a lot of people who don’t understand what I go through and who don’t put much effort into trying to be kind. This is unfortunate. However, having to deal with people who don’t understand what you’re going through or who are less than kind is part of life.

I’d love to say that when my family members are rude to me about my anxiety, it doesn’t bother me. I’d love to say that the fact that I’m doing really well lately makes it easier to just ignore their negative comments. To be perfectly honest with you guys though, it doesn’t. It still hurts when I hear my loved ones make fun of me or make cruel remarks about what I’m going through.

The thing that we have to remember though is that we can’t expect everyone to understand what we go through. Also, to be quite frank, we can’t expect everyone to be kind to us either. There are people who are mean or simply don’t have the patience to be there for us in the way we’d like. However, this does not necessarily mean that they don’t love us, it just means that it’s harder for them to be kind.

I don’t have any magical advice on how to not let others make you feel horrible about your struggles. I’m still trying myself to not let others’ negativity get me down. I do know that a great way to prevent yourself from allowing others to bring you down is to remind yourself of the progress you’ve made. Also, remind yourself that the people who are rude probably don’t go through what you do and they don’t understand how hard you try every single day to get through your struggles and over your obstacles.

Please, above all, remember that there are people who care about you and that as long as you’re trying your best on a consistent basis, you will get through your struggles!

If anyone has any other suggestions on how to deal with negative comments from others, please feel free to comment! Thanks!

Also, thank you to everyone who supports me and is kind!

May Photo A Day Challenge & Book Challenge – May 22nd

May Photo Challenge:

These pictures aren’t from today. It’s not that it’s not sunny out, I just thought I’d find some of my favorite pictures! I took both of these pictures. One is obviously edited with an inspirational message! Enjoy!

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May Book Challenge:

So this may sound strange, but I honestly couldn’t find like any pink books that I own! I found one book that had a little bit of pink on it. As a bonus, I found some cool pictures online of pink books. But first, here’s my picture!

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Book I had to read some of for college.

Here are some cool pictures of pink books I found on Google Images:

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