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  • 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before High School

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    ✿Its not as scary as your middle school teachers say!✿

    I remember very clearly from about 6th grade to the end of 8th, my teachers were warning us about the very scary, dangerous, and corrupt place that is high school. All they would tell you was about the drugs you would be offered, the endless workload that will be put on you, and the parties you should watch out for. Gosh if I knew that it wasn’t going to be that terrifying place I would have been a lot less freaked on my first day. It really isn’t as bad as they say, they only thing that ended up giving me a hard time was finding my way around. At about 2 weeks in though you’ll be a pro and recognize all the hallways and doors that you need to get to. As for the workload, if you are paying attention in class and not procrastinating till the last day (or try at least haha) you will be okay!

    ✿First impressions matter!✿

    I learned this pretty quick actually. My best tip for anyone out there, either in high school or college, is to make the best impression possible with your teachers in the first 2 weeks. If they see you are doing your work, paying attention, and showing up, they’ll definitely make your time with them easier! I remember going into class with this mindset and coming out with better grades than those who got higher marks on tests than me. It’s just the way things work, if they see you’re motivated, you will likely do better. Also if it comes to a time where you need an extension you’re much more likely to be allowed one over someone who didn’t make the best first impression.

    ✿Don’t worry about what people think!✿

    I understand this is a really hard thing to do, and personally it took me until my last year to understand that most people only really care about themselves. Its very unlikely they’ll remember that time you tripped in the hallway in front of everyone, or that they’ll care that you wore the baggier t-shirt over the cuter crop top. It will take a lot off your plate if you don’t let the pressure of everyone else’s opinions influence your view on yourself.

    ✿The people you come in with might not be the people you come out with.✿

    Now I saw this happening almost every week in high school. There were groups of friends and they would constantly talk.. well shit tbh.. behind each others back. Most friends that were really close in middle school hated each other by senior year. I think high school is a time where you can really figure out who your real friends are. Luckily I was blessed with the most amazing group of friends a girl could ask for that stuck with me through middle school and high school (trust me they’ve seen a lot, including my big earrings and colourful makeup phases). One tip is if you find some good friends stick by them, don’t be the one that messes everything up over something stupid, you will really regret it in the end.

    ✿Balance fun and work!✿

    This was a real struggle for me. High school is a time of discoveries and having fun with your friends, but its also a learning time so having it balanced is important. Planning out my weeks really helped make sure I got my work done but also let me have time to be social and hang with my friends. A lot of the time if we were able to do both like studying together we jumped at the chance. Its actually very helpful. So please do enjoy those 4 years, but make sure you have an equal balance of everything.

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    I hope this helped some of you who are going into high school, or maybe those who are out can relate on some level!

    Let me know in a comment what are some of the things you wished you’d known before high school!

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    xoxo Lauryn

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  • How To Tackle Stress | Tips + Tricks

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    Stress is honestly one of the biggest assholes out there (Excuse my language). It attaches its creepy little fingers into basically everyones brain at some point in their lives. For some its not a big deal, but for others (unfortunately like me) its the death of us.

    I constantly find myself sitting in a rut with a pile of stress on top of me. So over the past couple years i’ve found my own ways to deal with it…. most of the time starting with a mental breakdown crying into my pillow at 2am…. but after that slight setback I can normally figure it out.

    So in an effort to help both me and you reading this to relieve some stress, i’m gonna share some tips and tricks. Get ready to kick this this thing in the ass.

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  • My Last Week Of Highschool

    I don’t think its really hit me yet. Maybe because I know I’m not moving on to university next year or maybe because its just too soon for it to click. But anyway to sum up what i’m talking about, I have finished high school. BOOM KABLAMO *Cue the Fireworks*

    Its just too weird for me to think about… so… lets insert a little bit of wisdom from the weird 18 year old sitting at her computer on a Friday night instead of being out with friends.

    You youngsters who are still in high school (don’t judge me for using the word youngsters just go with it) as weird as it sounds, by your last week, you are probably not going to want to leave that place you have hated for the past 4 years.

    I don’t know what it is but if I had to describe it… its like you’re suddenly hit with a boulder full of nostalgia, and trust me that boulder HURTS.

    So a few days ago I was reading through a few blog posts I get sent to my email and noticed one by Rachel from Silver Mess (Freaking great writer my god, addicted to your posts girl) basically explaining her last week of high school in 100 words. I found it really interesting and thought I would try to explain mine…. not in 100 words though, I’m a rambler.

    My week was kinda messed up because it starts on wednesday and ends on tuesday (bare with me).

    Wednesday to Friday- Finished up my last full day of classes with a bang. Oh also a drivers lesson which was kinda inconvenient because I had to miss my fourth period spares with the cool kids lol. Thursday consisted of my first period photography exam, honestly the easiest thing to be done ever, took me 15 min max. After that I locked myself in my room for the next 12 hours and studied so hard my brain practically exploded. As for Friday I finished the dreaded accounting exam then proceeded to wait around for my sister for almost 2 hours and died of boredom. The end.

    Saturday and Sunday – Pretty uneventful, oh other than the Saturday night study session with my Business girls where we jammed out to high school musical and laid on unicorn/ penis shaped lollipop pool floaties in the living room. (don’t ask lol)

    Monday- My last exam of high school and I had a 90 percent going into it… so we’ll see how much it goes down when I get my report card sometime this month… Anyway after this one I went home and relaxed for the first time in months. I have been packed with either school or modelling for the past couple months, that break was VERY needed.

    Tuesday – My day was spent with my previously quoted “4th period spare cool kids” at my best friends house just messing around. I ended up getting pushed in the pool fully clothed and died every time in the weird messed up Mario game. There was an intense game of apples for apples where I ended up giving up and using my friend as a lounge chair lol #sorrynotsorry.

    So that pretty much sums up my week. Least the important parts.

    Alright now a challenge for you, If you have finished high school, or maybe are still in it, what was/is your favourite memory so far? Let me know!

    xoxo

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  • 7 Things I’ve Learned About Romance At A Young Age.

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    So I don’t know about any of you, but I have been a complete sap all my life. Most of my 18 years have consisted of me watching sappy movies, reading romance novels and convincing myself that my life IS in fact a movie and that now that my neighbours have left, this is the part where the cool guy next door moves in and its all sunshine and rainbows instead of the old people… who actually move there instead. *AND BREATH* (sorry long sentence).

    Right now in my life I think I have a pretty good grasp on this topic but I have definitely had some weird ideas about love and romance over the years, and today is the day you get to hear ALLLL about it. (casually feeling like a news stand guy #READALLABOUTIT)

    1.You can get wrapped up in thinking about it a young age. In fact, my first crush was grade 1. We used to have pizza on certain days of the week and at recess we would take the paper plates outside with pencils and write messages to each other. I had my friend run back and forth between the two of us. I guess back then it was like texting for 7 year old Lauryn. Very interesting story of where the kid is now actually…. yeah probably shouldn’t get into that hahahah maybe a story for another time.

    2.You don’t really have a TYPE. I don’t know who came up with that because every guy I have had a thing for is light years different than the one before. You like who you like honestly. Don’t focus on looking for that one specific person with a pink mohawk, tattoos all over their body, and a pick up truck because I’m telling you now you’re gonna have a hard time finding them.

    3.Your first kiss is nothing like they show in books and movies. If you have a good first kiss, dude good on you, but mine was nowhere close to good. In fact after that one it had me questioning for a second whether I actually kissed lips or a rubber duck… it was that bad.

    4.Any relationships before mehhh … 9th grade?… aren’t really relationships. I’m sorry if you met someone in like 9th grade or before that and are still with them, but in my experience.. none of them end well. Usually results in 2 weeks of hand holding, a kiss on the cheek while all your friends watch, then you go off and whisper about how cure that was. Oh wait and then BANG, one of you starts to have a crush on a new girl or guy  and…. yeah.. going to far now aren’t I. Anyway, I think your childhood should really be your childhood. Focus on your friends.

    5.It’s the small things that count. Honestly I have never been one of those people that like extravagant things. My favourites are the good morning and goodnight texts, or even just hanging out and talking with the other person about life. I don’t expect fancy dinner dates or spending large amounts of money on gifts. Thats just not me. If you expect those things 24/7 you should revaluate.

    6.Dating is complicated. Wayyyy more than it needs to be. I don’t understand the people that are afraid to double text, or think that you should hold back anything from who you just started dating or have been for a while. The only real way you’re gonna see if you have feelings for each other is to be exactly who you are! Trust me there will be someone who appreciates getting rid of all that bullshit from a relationship and that most likely will be the person you end up with.

    7.Love comes so unexpectedly. GOD is this cheesy but also so damn true. It could be with someone you have known for a long time (*Friends spoiler* Monica and Chandler), someone who is completely the opposite to you, or maybe you just randomly find this person and are like oh shit, yep, i’m in Love hahaha. Don’t push love, in fact don’t push anything. Things will come into place when they are meant to be. As long as you are yourself, being social, and having a good time you’ll find someone who is going to just adore you.

     

    Let me know if you liked this post, It’s a little different from what I normally do but hey, maybe it was all wrong (Keep in mind I’m only 18, I have years to figure more out) or maybe it all clicks. Have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo

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