Recording Everything

Just Because You Like To Record Everything Doesn't Mean You're Not 'In The Moment'

The camera SHOULD be used for recording life.


"Stop taking a snap of it!" "Why do you always have to take pictures?" These are sayings I usually hear as a person who likes to record everything. To tell you the truth, Snapchat is the app I use the most because I'm either snapping someone or more importantly, looking at all of the memories I have saved. Saving memories is an important aspect in my life because in a way it allows for time to reflect. It also gives you momentum to keep.

If you like to record everything, don't feel guilty about it.

It just shows that you like to look back at memories. Of course, if you are doing this you also genuinely care about whatever you are doing at the moment. Don't let other people tell you otherwise. Do you remember VHS? Well, if you were a child growing up in the '00s, then you know that most of your life as a child was recorded on VHS tapes. VHS tapes could cover years of childhood, including birthdays, opening presents, get-togethers, and many other occasions. Similarly, you could say it's the same thing as Snapchat, just more innovative.

Being "in the moment" means you are taking everything in and truly appreciating the moment you are in. I STILL AM ABLE TO DO SO. When I am older and just want to look back on the good old days, I know I will be able to because these memories are saved. As annoying as those daily Snapchat memories can be, they're actually really nice to look at sometimes. Of course, minus the past relationships or past friendships you've had that aren't in your life anymore.

More importantly, try to treasure the moments that you do have. You honestly never know if that is going to be the last time you are hanging out with that person or the last time you are going to be talking to them. Life is precious and so are the little moments that it brings. Gratitude is such an important thing to have. It's important to live your best life and try to be as happy as you can because you honestly never know when your last day is going to be. You never know what can happen, so that's why I take photos and videos of special moments, so they can be saved forever.

There's a quote that says "Realize what you have before it turns into what you had," and I try to live by this because regret can be a painful thing.

Watch this motivational video about living life to the fullest. I hope this success video motivates and inspires you to live your life to the fullest. You have to remember that the number of days you have to 90 is 32,850 days. The average life expiration in the USA is 78 years old, which is 28,470 days. Try to maximize your days and get out there and start living. And don't forget to snap a picture or a video of it, so you will be able to look back at those moments and smile. It doesn't hurt!

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.


To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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What Happens When You Begin An Unexpected Adventure Alone

Take an adventure alone.

You never know how much self-discovery happens when you for once try and be a little adventurous on a brand new journey.


2019 has for me, been the year in which I took my life in my own hands and very Rapunzel like began my life. No more wondering when my life will begin in other words. This year I began my adventure. I moved to California to be apart of the Disney College Program and have since realized a lot about myself.

1. It takes a journey to figure out yourself and truly learn to love yourself.

Me Weirdly Loving Myself

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While I may have been an only child I believe that I have never truly been on my own. I have always been around my parents, at extracurricular events with others or I would honestly just hang out with my dogs. I think that a lot of time with all those people constantly around you while it is helpful, loving, and fulfilling in a lot of ways it is also hard to clearly see yourself when you are living through others. I love my family, I love my friends and meeting new people. Yet I can't help but think that this time alone has given me a fair bit of clarity. I think that if you keep living a plan or living for what your life is supposed to be you end up losing yourself along the way. The plan of stay in college makes sure you get your degree in four years, have a resume to get a real job, have a set group of friends forever, a long term relationship, a good relationship with family, and make sure to have a crazy fun time in your twenties. All these plans make it so stressful to just be alive. So I strayed from the plan.

2. Bad things happen but if you stay optimistic while also keeping a realist outlook anything can start looking up

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If I hadn't strayed from the path then some of the greatest moments in my life would not have happened. Also, some of the loneliest moments wouldn't have happened either. I think it is fair to say that most of us have felt alone. Not just normal people are not available and you spend the whole day in bed watching New Girl for the hundredth time kind of alone. I mean the people are around you but you just don't feel apart of it alone. I mean that the when no one is around the alone feeling, turns into the hardest lonely feeling that sweeps your breath away. It hurts. I mean it truly hurts.

Yet, without the lonely, I don't understand myself. I wouldn't know how to turn lonely into alone, and turn being alone into being myself, and turn myself into being happy. I wouldn't know how to be happy without that darkness in me. At some point, you have to learn that that dark spot is just a piece of you that you will likely always feel. It's just making it a part that may be harder to love but you love nonetheless.

This time here where there is no mom or dad to see every day or the fact that they are a six-hour drive or a hundred dollar plane ticket away is what was needed to figure that out. Being under the pressure of being on your own gives you that time to actually be alone and learn to be happy on your own. Whether it be watching New Girl for the hundredth time or spending the day going to the mall alone it can be an adventure because it is you being you and turning lonely into something more. Maybe I am just an optimist but if you take time to know me you can trust I am always a realist at heart and that is the truth.

3. Do the unexpected.

California Could Be Your Unexpected

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Taking this internship was a chance to do the unexpected. It was something that I just had to do once I got in. Even on a deeper level applying was a chance. I think I did it mostly to embrace a change. I set the stakes and somehow against odds I got exactly what I wanted and how can you say no in those moments? How do you pass this kind of an opportunity up? You don't. You go all in and take a chance and not so unusual it tends to pay off. So do the unexpected and I promise eventually it was pay off.

I think that if you take some time alone you truly figure out your faults and what you need it will all make sense. I am not saying it clicks just like that but I think that slowly but surely it comes and one day after all of these things you have learned you can look at yourself and truly say I know you. So go on an adventure. It is out there. As my unexpected but the current boss man would say "dreams do come true," or as his briefcase indicates "California or Bust" meaning that you just gotta take a chance and seize the day and maybe with a little faith trust and pixie dust it will all pay off.

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