2019: The Year Of Representation!

2019: The Year Of Representation!

...hopefully

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For many, many years now the media has been fixated on representing one thing: heterosexual couples. They are the underlying love plot lines in action and horror movies and they are the stars of almost all of our romances, and it seems that is the way it has been since the beginning of film and television. Now, 2018 did give us some great films such as Love, Simon and Boy Erased that have a main focus on the LGBT+ committee, but they are not what I am referring to per say.

Im ready for movies to start coming out that show LGBT+ couples in the same relationships and facing the same problems as straight couples. Personally I think its important for everyone, no matter how they identify, to have a movie or a television show that they can see themselves in, that does not make them ashamed of who they are, they they can watch over and over and over again and really feel like they belong in this world and that they are normal.

I never realized how important this was until I started watching a show and found a character that I related to more than any one I had ever seen before. I used to be so confused about myself but that show took all my confusion, put it into words, and put it out into the world like it was no big deal. It means the world to me that they did that because they did not have to. They could have easily passed it off as something else, put the blame on something more relatable to so many other viewers, but they didn't. The way they wrote the character, even if not relatable to every viewer, was relatable to me, and it was something I had never witnessed in my 19 years and it made me feel like I mattered. Like I had a place in this world and I was normal, not just some confused weirdo who will get over it eventually.

Since watching that show I have truly realized just how influential media on the screen can be. All I want for 2019 is for directors and producers to realize that yes, everyone loves a good romance, but diversify it! Gay relationships, trans relationships, even ace relationships all deserve their time to shine, and every person who identifies as LGBT+ deserves a chance to see themselves on the big screen.

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How To Help Your Post Vacation Blues As Told By The Kardashians

They are real!

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When the end of an amazing trip comes some people may be left feeling sad or even depressed.

This can include loss of appetite, loss of interest, exhaustion, and nostalgia.

Post vacation blues are defiantly a real thing, so don't feel alone or 'crazy' if you feel that you are experiencing them.

And sadly we aren't all rich and famous like the Kardashains so we can't just take off on our private jet whenever we feel like it.

So how can you go on a super fun vacation, without having to come home feeling down? Here are 8 ways that you can try and help those post vacation blues.

1. Catch up on some sleep

Sleep

Kim trying to sleep

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While vacation is supposed to be relaxing, we all know that sometimes it doesn't always turn out that way and that early morning activities, time change, and jet lag can all cause you to be very tired.

To try and find the energy the next day to get back to your daily duties, make sure that you go to bed early and catch up on your sleep so that you aren't a zombie just going through the motions the next day.

Even uber famous people like Kim need to sleep!

2. Practice self care

Bath

Bath time

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Go to the gym, take a bath like Kim, or do a face mask.

Whatever makes you feel a little better and relaxed, go for it!

This is a great way to make you feel better and a little less stressed out about being back and having responsibilities.

3. Tell your friends about your trip

Friends

Unless you went on it with them, like Kylie does, excuse me I meant *did*

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Reliving your vacation by telling your friends about the great experience that you had is a great way to reminisce on it, but also get it out of your system.

Just make sure that it isn't all that you are talking about and that it doesn't come off as standoffish.

 4.   Write a travel blog or make a scrapbook

Blog

But instead of Tumblr, it'll be your blog

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This is yet another way to relive your vacation in a healthy way.

It can help you save the memories that you made on it, while helping you find closure.

If you make a blog, it could help other people out who are looking to travel there and a scrapbook is a good way to preserve the memory.

 5.  Catch up with people

Friends

Hang out with these kinds of people

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Spend your free time meeting up with friends and family members to talk about what you missed while you were away.

This is a good way to get you back into the rhythm of being back home and at staying engaged in your life that you put on pause for vacation.

6. Start planning your next trip

Planning

What you will be saying if you don't plan it early

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Sure you may be sad about your trip, but who said that you can't start planning a news one for the future?

Of course money and other obstacles can be boundaries against you being immediately able to go on another trip, but there is no harm in preparing for the future.

7. Keep yourself busy

Hobby

Hobby

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Finding a hobby that you enjoy or immersing yourself in your work is a great way to distract yourself from those blues.

So take Kris's advice and find a new hobby!

8. Think about what you have at home

Dogs

Kris clearly missed her dog, even though I think that is actually Kim or Khloe's

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Sure being on vacation can be fun and a great escape, but surely there are things at home that you missed.

Maybe it was your dogs (or cat if you are one of those people) or your friends.

Whatever it was, focus on that and realize how lucky you are to have them in your life!

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