Sleep Later, Make Memories Now

Sleep Later, Make Memories Now

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is Dreams.

Imagine it’s a Friday night and your best friend texts you to hang out, chances are you respond with: “I’m too tired.” “I’ll be tired tomorrow.” “I need to sleep.” “I need a nap.” Chances are these sound familiar to you, and you’ve probably said these responses yourself. What happens in the morning when you wake up and see all the fun pictures of you and your friends from the night? You regret it………. right? Was that extra sleep worth it? Chances are you are still tired, and that extra time didn’t help…… that … much.

We live in a world that revolves around sleeping, eating and working. We wake up thinking about eating before work. While at work we think about how nice it will be when we can get back in our beds. Think about it…. How many times a day do you think about how nice it would be to go back to sleep? …… when’s the next meal?..... Do I have to work? Chances are a lot.

Here’s a few things to think about before you choose sleep over something else:

so sky high in work you just can’t stand it… chances are you might have decided to take a nap and maybe the stress will go away. Sleeping doesn’t take away all the work you have to do. It just puts more stress on you to get down to business and work. It’ll be a much better sleep if you get your work done first and then sleep. If you’re tired later that’s ok, you’ll get your time to catch up on sleep.

chose sleeping over your friends?..... Think about it, did you feel left out next time you saw them and they had an inside joke.. I bet you did. Do you remember that extra sleep you got that day… I bet not. Next time you’re tired and your friends ask to hang out… think about it. I wouldn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to hang out with all my friends because one day we won’t all be together anymore. I don’t want to miss out on the pictures ill look back on when I’m old and laugh at. I want to experience these things. These will be the things that I will remember, I won’t remember the nights I got the extra hours of sleep.

Spend that extra time with family. I know long days at work can make you tired and make you want to come home and go right to bed. But, spend that extra hour on the couch with your family. These are the moments that help grow you into a better person and make you happy. You will still be a little tired in the morning, but you’ll be happier because you took that precious time and spent it the right way.

Pain. Heartbreak. These are just a few of the things that you might have tried to sleep away the pain but did that really work? Chances are the pain was still there when you woke back up. All you really did was push off the amount of time until you have to deal with these feelings. Deal with them when they come up. Take ownership of the pain and learn from it. This will allow you a much better sleep and you will be happy when you do wake up.

I would but…. Take this out of your vocabulary. Don’t use that anymore. Instead say I would love to for a little bit. This means you’ll take advantage of these moments and you’ll still get your sleep but these moments will make you way happier than extra sleeping time could ever make you!

I am by no means saying don’t ever sleep. I am simply expressing that sleep doesn’t run our lives. Sometimes we can give up those “8 hour” sleeping patterns for a little bit more fun in our lives. Think about building memories not sleeping patterns.

Live life on the edge, like you're about to fall!

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


the loving granddaughters

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You Don't Have To See Your Friends Every Day

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For as long as I can remember, whenever I would have no plans and go on Snapchat to see all my friends having fun without me, I would get FOMO. I'd get really sad and think that they didn't care about me because they didn't invite me. It would get me in such a bad mood that it would ruin any chance of going out with someone else who wanted to hang out.

I don't know if it was just my anxiety of people hating me or if it was a fear of missing out (FOMO). Even recently, it has gotten me down. However, over the past month or so, I finally realized something: you don't have to hang out every day to still consider each other friends.

Everyone has a life that they're trying to balance, especially after high school. People work (maybe even more than one job) and go to school. Some have to take care of family members or do things for their family. Some people are focusing on themselves. Some have relationships to maintain. Whatever it is, we all have lives that we're trying to balance.

We all want to have fun, but school, work, and our families are the priorities.

Even if they're out hanging with other people, it doesn't mean that they don't want to hang out with you. Free time is served on a "first come, first serve" basis. It's hard to balance hanging out with multiple people.

I also learned that it doesn't matter the number of friends you have. What truly matters is the quality. Ask yourself, "Who's there for me when I really need someone?" The people who are there for you when you really need someone to talk to are your TRUE friends.

It's not easy to be there for someone and make them feel better. If they offer to listen or give advice, they care!

I know that it may feel like you have no friends sometimes, but that's not true. Life after high school is hard at times. You're an adult. You have to do adult things and take care of yourself first.

You have to realize that everyone has a busy schedule and not all your friends' schedules will align with yours, but that's okay! You don't need to hang out with friends every day to consider them your friends. What truly matters is if they are there for you when you need them.

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