Snow Is The Best Thing About Winter

There's Only One Real Reason I Like Winter

Why snow is the only good thing about winter to me.

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Last winter started a little early. Prior to the last day of finals for the Fall 2017 semester, there came a big snow. Most of the meteorologists were projecting around 2-4 inches.

That forecast well underperformed, as some places in Jacksonville, got over a foot of snow. It was an interesting situation, as we all got to have fun playing on the snow on campus and getting to spend an extra weekend with friends, for the few of us that had finals that were originally scheduled for that Friday moved to the following Monday.

One of the main reasons snow is one of the only things I like about winter is because no matter how old you are, you can always have fun in the snow. One of my favorite things to do in the snow is to sled down the ramp that we have on our back porch, with Roxie following behind. My dachshund Dixie usually loves to play in the snow as well. She usually runs around and around in circles, sometimes chasing Roxie, a boxer/lab mix.

The main reason I like the snow, however, is because of the opportunity to make snow cream. It is a tradition in my family to make snow cream every time it snows. Sometimes, we end up making enough to last us into the summer, and it is a tasty treat to cool off with during the heat of the summer.

The snow also makes many things beautiful in Alabama. The already beautiful Jacksonville State campus was even more beautiful in the snows of last winter. Walking to church the following Sunday, I noticed that the church looked like something out of a Norman Rockwell postcard in the snow. It was truly a sight to behold!

While snow isn't always a given in any winter in Alabama, it is always a fun time when it does snow here.

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Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Is The Most Influential Song Of 2019, Change My Mind

And the music video may be even better.

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Lil Dicky is a known musician know for his songs 'Pillow Talking' and 'Freaky Friday' featuring Chris Brown. The songs are fun silly and are very catchy. Last week, Lil Dicky released a new song titled 'Earth' featuring about 30 plus artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Brendon Urie, Zac Brown Band, and many others. This song is just as enjoyable as his other songs; however, this one carries an extremely important message.

In this song, Dicky brings awareness to the condition of the Earth along with the idea of world unity. Through the inclusion of several animal species, he shows how the earth doesn't just belong to us as human, but to the animals as well. Oftentimes, the human race can be extremely selfish and forget that we do share the planet with other species who are just as important as us.

In one of his last verses, Dicky mentions the way we are harming the earth through pollution and fighting wars. This part of the song becomes more serious to emphasize the importance of this topic. In the music video, the colorful visuals turn dark and gray which can bring to attending the dying planet.

In his effort to save the earth, Dicky calls for unity among all countries and continents. Saying how all past issues are in the past and we all need to come together since we live on the same planet. With all the political issues happening on a global scale, the earth and its health are often pushed to the end of the priority list. By adding this part to the song, Dicky brings awareness of that topic back to the top.

'Earth' by Lil Dicky is the most important song of 2019. Through his creative artistry and inclusion of over 30 artists, people will notice the message of this song and hopefully begin to make changes that will impact the earth in positive ways. If you haven't watched the music video or listened to the song please do.

Earth is the only planet we have; thus, we need to show how much we love it by actually taking action to care for it.

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My Natural Hair Journey Over The Past 4 Years

When I was first going natural in 2014, I didn't understand the concept of not putting heat into my hair for my curls to actually show. I was still flat ironing my hair every week or two.

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When I was first going natural in 2014, I didn't understand the concept of not putting heat into my hair for my curls to actually show. I was still flat ironing my hair every week or two.

When I finally decided to take the health of my hair serious in 2015, I began by cutting it very short. I then tried Bantu knots to see how my hair would look in its natural state, I wasn't a fan. So, I began wearing protective styles such as braids, weaves, and wigs.

As my hair grew underneath my protective styles I began to love my length and curls. I finally started wearing my hair out in 2016 when I first moved to Alabama to attend college. I would occasionally still wear protective styles but not nearly as often.

In 2017, I still only did twist outs on my hair because I didn't know what product combination to use to get other styles I wanted. Now in 2018, I still use protective style every couple of months but I am focused on the health of my hair.

I also recently began trying different hairstyles to just not always be stuck doing the same things every week. Look out for a blog about when I got my hair colored blue during the summer of 2018 and what led me to do it. Also, I will be posting about my wash day and what products I use to achieve certain hairstyles.

1. The Big Chop

January of 2015

2. Sew Ins (weave)

January 2016

3. Braids

July 2017

4. Natural Hairstyles

August of 2017

5. Natural Afro

June 2018

6. Coloring My Hair Blue

June of 2018

7. Natural Hair 4 year Anniversary

January 2019

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