Tips On How To Shoot Your Shot

Tips On How To Shoot Your Shot

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It's summer time and it's time for that summer glow. What better way to get that, than to start going for what you want. Yes ladies, I am talking about shooting your shot. If you don't know what "shooting your shot" is, it's basically just taking matters into your own hands. It means not waiting on the opportunity to come to you, but going for it instead. When I say "shooting your shot", I am not just talking about finally speaking to your crush. I'm also talking about jobs, networking, and so many more things. This is for girls who are scared to make that one move. Taking matters into your own hands is important. You shouldn't just sit and let life pass you by because you're scared. Who cares what others might say or think.

1. Identify the hoop

Okay, I know the step sounds corny. Just think about it though, you can't properly shoot your shot if you don't know where to shoot it. For example, if you want to talk to a boy you wouldn't tell his ex- girlfriend. You would clearly, approach him instead. So figure out where exactly you want to shoot.

2. Why shoot it?

Figure out why you want to shoot this shot. Doing this will help you realize if it's worth it. Why waste your time shooting your shot, if it's not something you truly want. You could be shooting this because you want to get advice, network, relationship, there could be a number of reasons. Whatever your reason is, just make sure you mention that.

3. How to shoot it

Do you want to shoot a three-point shot or do you want to dunk? Once you figure out what you truly want, then you could figure out how to get it. You can shoot your shot in many different ways. You can do it via "DM's" on Instagram, Twitter, basically any social media platform. If you want to keep it professional, then you can do it via email. If you have their number, then use that. If you're feeling really confident then do it in person. Either way, just remember how you do it matters.

4. Be prepared to get your shot blocked

With shooting your shot, you got to know that it might not make it in the hoop. Steph Curry even misses sometimes, well maybe not often but you know what I mean. Just don't go into shooting your shot thinking that you're gonna score. If you do get rejected, don't take it personal. Just take it as a learning experience and respect their decision.

5. Shoot it!

Okay, so now you can stop dribbling and finally shoot that shot. Go for it. You'll never know if you can make it, if you don't try. If it doesn't make it in, just keep it moving.


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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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7 Reasons I'm Ready For Saturdays In South Carolina–Yes, I'm Already Counting Down To College Football

Welcome to Williams-Brice, where your wake up call is our battle cry.

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So yes, I do realize that football season is very far away at this point but the summer will be over before you know it. And that means football! And I really cannot wait for this season to begin.

1. WE'RE PLAYING BAMA

OK, yes, I'm 99% sure that we're gonna lose BUT I'm still stoked. We don't play Alabama every year, especially since the SEC expanded and we got Texas A&M as our permanent West opponent. I get to see my king, Nick Saban, in real life. Also, little back story, I wanted to go to Alabama sooo badly when I was choosing schools so it's like the school I went to vs the school I wanted to go to. So all I'm saying is I will punch everyone to get into that student section. The game time has been announced. I might buy one of those cheer skirts from the bookstore just for this occasion.

2. No More Deebo

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3. The Defense Can't Actually Get Any Worse

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I realize they were plagued with injuries but the defense really was awful last year. Just watching them get tired and not make critical stops was excruciating, to say the least. So they've had months to recover, they should be fresh at the beginning of the season. And honestly, they can't get any worse so yeah.

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5. My Saturdays Will Have a Purpose Again

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Yes, I watch other sports. I've been watching the NBA Playoffs and the Women's College World Series. But In the fall, I know every single Saturday I'm gonna see my Gamecocks with my eyes, in person or on tv. Like I count down to it. Requesting tickets, checking the amount of point I have ALL OF IT. Because right now, I feel like I'm wasting away every Saturday.

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And I don't mean the drinks, I mean the food. It smells amazing outside Willy B every week because people really go all out with the amount of food they bring and I'm just like this is WILD!

7. Memories

I really have some of my best times at the stadium, watching my favorite team cheering when they do well and legitimately booing them when they don't. I love football and I'm glad I got to go to a school where other people care too. And actually participate by going to football games.

As I said, I understand that all of this is months away but senior year, at Williams-Brice is gonna be lit.

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