You Are A Work In Progress

You Are A Work In Progress

Progress makes perfect.


In life, we always wonder what's next. We always question who we are, when it's only us getting us getting stuck in our own heads. We debate ourselves at times, even when we don't immediately succeed at something. We freak ourselves out about who we are and why we do things the way we do. We get so caught up in these crazy little things that we forget that it's all just a part of life.

We get so obsessed with the past, and even the future,m that we forget about right now. We don't realize how much right now matters. Right now determines everything. Who we are, how we act, what we do, where we end up. It is in our decisions of each and every moment that impact everything. It sounds crazy, but everything you do impacts how you feel. Whether you end up proud, stressed, tired, or any other feelings you can think of off of the top of your head.

The big thing to realize is that with all this indecision, there is a benefit of sorts. You're questioning things about yourself, not because you're insecure per se, but instead because you want to be the best you possible. Instead of just letting everything deteriorate, you want to be better than you were yesterday and the day before. Don't be fooled into thinking there isn't room for improvement, because there always is. Don't burden yourself with it, but be aware of the importance of it.

We all have those moments. Those moments where we're hypothetically at the end of our rope. It seems too hard to go on, but we find a way. Despite this struggle, we find a reason to keep going. They very pressure we experience because of these moments is how we find our strength and our motivation. The feeling of this strain is just a feeling of progress. It would be weird if we worked towards something and never felt anything. If you never felt anything, you wouldn't want to keep doing it. You'd lose interest because it's not making you feel anything. Everything in life has ups and downs, so it comes with the territory.

We all do our best. We certainly try and there are debatable moments and certain feelings that you can't change. Some things aren't meant to be changed. Some things are meant to remain because without them you wouldn't be you, so you gotta ask yourself "Do I want to be exactly perfect or do I want to be uniquely realistic?" Not to tip the scales, but no one wants to deal with people who try to conform and be ordinary. It is those that take chances and truly find themselves who are the people who are influencing and changing the world for the better.

These people show everyone that you don't have to be what everyone wants you to be. Even so, people will always have an opinion of you, whether that be positive or negative. So, if they'll always have something to say, let them say it. It's in their head, not yours. If they can get into your head, then you're doing something right. Regardless, be who you want to be, not who they want you to be.

Keep making progress and making a difference by being you, it's one ability you're born with, so don't waste it.

You are a work in progress. I am a work in progress. We are all a work in progress.

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Dear 'Straight Pride,' Check Your Privilege: It's HOMO-Sapiens, Not HETERO-Sapiens

Don't be upset, you are more than welcome to enjoy your straight-ness, just as much as you have to tolerate our non-straight-ness.


Disclaimer: This letter contains sarcasm and unfiltered honesty.

Pride month is one of the BEST MONTHS OUT THERE. Four weeks of rainbows, glitter, and good old fashioned love... except for Boston. Apparently, Boston is holding a Straight Pride Parade planned for August 31st to celebrate... well, I'm not quite sure what would be celebrated. Sexual confusion? A false sense of Christianity? The delicate structure that is "no homo?"

Honestly, I feel like its a huge waste of city funds. So, I figured I should highlight some important details about gay pride.

In June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City on the basis that being gay wasn't OK. That's it. The raid caused a riot among LGBT+ patrons and neighbors as police brutally threw patrons and employees out of the club. This event was followed by six days of protests and violent clashes, lead by a group of Drag Queens, including Black American Drag Queens. This was the catalyst for the gay rights movement.

Since then, gay rights have made so much progression such as Same-Sex Marriage legalized in the US in 2015, to same-sex couples, and LGBTQ+ roles shown on television.

Dear Straight people,

The entire point of pride is to celebrate a group of people who are ostracized IN SOCIETY. People who have to FIGHT for the right to love, the right to be represented, and the right to be accepted by their friends, family, work colleagues, their place of worship and the rest of the world!

It's all well and good to want to celebrate yourself for your culture and traditions (google search: family holidays), or your own accomplishments during your life (google search: Applebee's). Celebrating sexuality is much more personal because it's still not accepted in most regions or religions of the world.

Don't be upset, you are more than welcome to enjoy your straight-ness, just as much as you have to tolerate our non-straight-ness. You don't have to believe in a same-sex marriage, the same way I don't believe that religion is your sole reason to ostracize, bully, torment and dehumanize a group of innocent people who don't conform. Gay, lesbian, transgender, asexual, bisexual, the victims of the pulse shooting, ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE HEARTS, TOO.

If at the end of this article, you still care to make an argument, I'd like to ask you some questions.

Have you ever been fired because you are straight?

Have you ever been bullied, assaulted, attacked, or banned from using the bathroom because you are straight?

Has anyone from your family ever stopped talking to you or stopped loving you because of your sexuality?

Have you ever been afraid to be yourself?

Has your church (or any form of safety zone) ever told you that you would burn in hell based on your sexuality?

Let me know.

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10 Random Thoughts You Get While Reading

Every book lover has experienced these at least a hundred times.


Reading is one of the oldest and most treasured pastimes. Millions of people all over the world love a good book. Each one has the ability to bring you to a different world, time period, or location; and use it to escape and forget about reality for a bit. Book lovers everywhere know the thrill of holding a book, grasping the crisp pages between your thumb and index, smelling a brand-new copy, and being taken on an adventure. And with that, every book lover knows that with these adventures come a few weird thoughts.

1. Am I pronouncing that name right?

Whether it is a place or a character's name, there will always be a name in a book that we think is pronounced one way, but is completely wrong.

2. This would be a really good movie.

You can see the actors and actresses in your head, the visual effects, the places they go. You feel like you could perfectly direct this movie and make it both follow the book and be a big hit. Then, the book does get turned into a movie, and NEVER follows the plot or idea in your mind.

3. I do NOT like this character at all.

Most of the time, the worst character isn't even the antagonist. It's always one of the main characters or their friends. They always have a way of sabotaging things or just being a terrible friend.

4. Should I look this word up?

We have all had that moment - the moment where you reach a word and you don't know the meaning of it. You think "is it important enough to look up?" Usually, you can use context clues to figure it out, but it's always nice to search the word and add it to your extensive vocabulary.

5. If they don't tell each other how they feel, I am going to scream.

There is obviously tension and some great connection between the two main characters in a lot of books. But why does it take SO long for them to realize that and tell each other? Just say it and be together!

6. Just one more chapter.

That's a lie. "Just one more chapter" is the same thing as eating "just one more chip." The whole book will be finished and the whole bag of chips will be eaten.

7. Oh my gosh, why did you do that?!

The most annoying things in books are when a character does something so stupid without thinking. Some make decisions without advice that can get others hurt, and some characters admit their feelings for each other at the WORST timing ever. like, you had the entire book to tell them how you felt, why did you wait until they got into a relationship or right after their mom died?

8. Ugh, I really have to get around to doing those dishes.

It happens all the time. You get settled in, get a nice drink, sit down all cozy, then you realize that you need to get up and face the messes in your house.

9. I can't get comfortable!

If you sit up and read, your neck hurts. If you lay down, your arm falls asleep. There is never a true way to read and be absolutely comfortable.

10. I have to take a break...   *finishes the entire book*

Secondhand embarrassment, hating a character's actions, a character admitting their feelings for someone at a bad moment. Sometimes, you just want to take a break from being annoyed or embarrassed. However, you have to know what happens next, so you continue reading.

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