Dreams

Dreams

They're Alive

What did you dream about when you were a little child? Maybe you had nightmares and refused to sleep without a plush doll. Maybe there were monsters hiding under your bed, waiting viciously every night to come steal you and take you. Maybe that’s why you always slept completely under the covers, with absolutely no part of your body exposed to the air, just to make sure they wouldn’t get you. Have you ever considered what your dreams meant? What if the monster’s movements were a metaphor for what your thoughts would be growing up. Maybe the little person in you, young, and full of imagination, found your elder self in the dark stars and corners of your mind, without you even knowing it?

The word ‘dream’ is a big word. It’s vast, endless, and open to so many interpretations. A dream could be the rollercoaster that took you over the edge, or a thought that inspired you to doodle in your notebook. It could mean almost anything, so long as you apply it in a safe, positive way. It’s kind of like looking up into the clouds and imagining what they look like. In this case, you’re looking up, out, anywhere and everywhere. Maybe you’re not even looking at all. Maybe your search isn’t a really search, maybe it’s a stumbling upon. Maybe it’s accident, that turns into something amazing, something that you’re proud of, and it came from just a glance inside your mind.

It’s kind of hard to think about things that are so unclear. It is difficult to consider the blatantly unimaginable. It’s like going into a dark, cold room. You try to look for the light, but there’s nothing to be found at all. Instead, the articles of confusion consider you to think about an idea, maybe more than one, that may drive a purpose and a reason.

What are you doing to make your dreams a reality?

Is it in a professional setting? A personal setting? Maybe you were sitting bored at your desk and you were dreaming about a sandwich. Maybe you dreamed about owning a nice car. Maybe you dreamed about going on a vacation to a beautiful place. What are you doing to achieve that? Are you acting on your dream? What are you doing to turn that dream into something other than a thought? Truth is, that is all it will stay, a thought, if you don’t do anything about it. If you don’t do it quick enough, it will linger forever, and eventually, if you don’t keep track of it, it may even slip away.

This whole dream thing sounds weird, right? It’s kind of hard to wrap my head around it myself. I have three things that remind me about how important it is to stay dreaming and stay inspired. One, a sterling silver ring that stays on my ring finger that simply says ‘dream’. Two, a Cinderella pillow case that says the infamous quote ‘a dream is a wish your heart makes.’ Lastly, a Morrissey pillow case that says, ‘I haven’t had a dream in a long time.’ Dreams truly bring my head down to earth. They make me realize that all my ideas, my inspiration, comes within myself, and my drive to create starts with a dream in my head, and I’ll never let them go.

Dreams, they are simple, understated, and go unnoticed often; however, they are one of the most unique and universal concepts. Dreams; they live within you. It’s within your creative control to decide how you paint them on a canvas.

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The Basics Of Hygge, To Help You Get Your Groove On

We are VERY overdue for a cozy intervention!

Hygge What is it?

A term you’ve probably seen plastered over countless Pinterest boards and featured in this New Yorker article, “hygge, (pronounced hoo-guh) is a Danish term used to explain the feeling of contentment, well-being, and coziness. Though it has no true English translation, it’s gained massive popularity over the past few years.

Winter is the most hygge time of the year. This concept is all about the warm and fuzzy side of life: cozy slippers, roaring fireplaces, and soft blankets. But it’s so much more than that. It can be found in a cup of tea, while sitting with loved ones, or inside the crackling of a candle wick.

Adding warmth to your life is simpler than you think. I wrote this hygge-inspired article for an introduction to sprucing up your bedroom. If you want to make any space a bit cozier and content, add fuzzy pillows, soft rugs, softly dimmed string lights, and a couple of close friends (or your pet!).

Most importantly, hygge focuses on the present. Today, we’re drowning under a siege of notifications and it seems that our surrounding technology is inescapable. “But what about my followers?” Uhh, do you remember your real friends? As much as our lives do center around technology, we’re doing nothing but good when we take a break from technology. Put down the phone, power down your laptop, and enter the present. Curl up with a good book by the fire. Go to dinner with your family. Have a tech-free game night. Little things throughout the day can make you feel more connected without feeling like you NEED your phone.

This warm and fuzzy concept isn’t new, but platforms like Pinterest and Facebook have made it more accessible to the masses.

With so many holistic concepts like natural medicine and clean eating entering the mainstream, it’s no wonder that this Danish concept has gained so much popularity. It’s almost as is society is reverting back to a simpler time, which in my opinion, can do nothing but good.

Hygge helps us stay present, centered, and focused so that we can advance and better ourselves without forgetting the things that really matter. It’s so much more than blankets and lights.

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28 Things To Write About When You Don't Know What To Write About

Because writers block happens

So it's probably no surprise to anyone that sometimes a writer has no thoughts on what to write about. This week was one of those weeks for me. So this is what I came up with for this weeks article a nice list of things that can be written about when people aren't sure what to write about.

1. Your family

2. Your significant other

3. Why you love your major

4. Why you love your minor

5. Your best friend

6. Your ex-best friend

7. Your fur baby

8. A letter to the one that got away

9. A class that you love

10. A letter to the teacher/professor that changed your life.

11. Tattoo's

12. Your job

13. What you want your future to look like

14. Life lessons that your mom taught you

15. Your hate for the modern dating scene

16. Thoughts that you have going into a new semester

17. Thoughts you have as you're about to move into your first apartment

18. Student clubs

19. Why it's important to have an organized planner

20. Reasons to eat better

21. Thoughts that you have after getting a Fitbit

22. Pet peeves

23. Why you think your letter to Hogwarts is still coming

24. Your hate for men that aren't truthful from the start on what they want

25. Why it's important to have really good friends in your life.

26. Netflix shows worth binge-watching

27. Books worth reading

28. Thoughts on things happening in the world


Hopefully next time you or I have a hard time coming up with something to write about this list will help us even if we don't use something on this list maybe it will spark something else that you can write about.


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