Saturday, May 31, 2014

30 Ways I Relieve Stress

Ways I relieve stress
    • Listen to music 
    • Hang out with friends
    • Cuddle with dogs
    • Play with dogs 
    • Smile
    • Watch funny youtube videos
    • Write
    • Read
    • Play violin
    • Pay guitar
    • Draw
    • Sing
    • exercise
    • Cry
    • Nap
    • Meditate
    • Go outside
    • Laugh 
    • Drink tea
    • Watch a favorite movie
    • Watch TV
    • Talk it out with someone (They may have the same problem)
    • Phone a friend
    • Write a list of whats on your mind (Once you write it down, may not be that bad)
    • Play a video game
    • Learn something new
    • Surf the internet
    • Browse instagram
    • Release oxytosin (Cuddling)
    • Look at pictures of baby animals
    • Hang out with family
    • Asses the stress
    • Problem solve
    • Eat yummy foods
    • Ride horses
    • Daydream
    • Do something useful 
    • Paint
    • Get a change in environment 
    • Go for a walk
ASJDKF My Very Good friend is undergoing a lot of stress right now, and I'm really worried about him, so I made this list, hoping it will help others :) Enjoy!
~Melody Page

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My 8th Grade Speech

Enjoy :) It went extremely well if you're wondering! 
Where will I be in 20 years? Where… will I be in 20 years? Ask yourself that question. Where will you, be in 20 years. Like many of you here, I have the exact same answer. I have no clue. To be honest, unless you were a psychic or a time traveler, you should have no clue at all. For all I know, I could be the inventor of the newest flying car or the person who finds the cure for cancer, or even a clerk at a store. Life cannot simply travel in a straightforward path. No, it must confuse all of mankind, and go wherever it pleases, no matter how many obstacles lay up ahead. That’s just life.
       I wish I could have told myself that a few weeks ago. I went through this phase I like to call an existential crisis. In which I just sat and thought for hours on end. Where am I going to be in life when I grow older? Is it even possible I will be able to keep up with today’s world? By the end of it, I was beginning to question my own existence in this universe and the meaning of my own life.
       I realize now that I, as a person, was born into this world to accomplish one thing and one thing only. It’s something that everyone strives for, even you. Even if you don’t know your looking for it (and most people still haven’t found it) this goal that every human in existence dreams of, is to live a good life. In order live a good life, you don’t need to have all of the fancy and newest technologies, or make the most money in the world (although that could certainly contribute to it) the only way to do it, is to do what ever makes you happy.
       I understand now that the way our world is structured is to guide every individual to do something great and worthwhile. Success I’ve found is almost always the key to happiness, for most people. If you realize that all of a sudden you aren’t too fond off your life, just take a step back and enjoy the little things. Appreciate everything in your existence right now. Embrace your friends and your family and the whole world around you. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and we, as humans don’t take advantage of that.

       In 20 years, no I have no idea where I’ll be. I don’t know what I’ll do, or where I’ll go. Maybe I’ll still be finding myself in the world at 33, but one thing I do know, is I will be enjoying every last second of my life and hanging on to those moments that make me happy. Although it’s always easier said than done, one saying you’ve always heard and will always hear is, that’s life.

ASJHKF I've been so freaking busy lately, so I haven't had a chance to post. Hope you enjoyed :)
~Melody Page

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial day (U.S.A)

Lets take today, or even just a brief moment of today to recognize the heroes of our countries and to honor those that died in war. After-all you did get Monday off so make it worthwhile! 
~Melody Page

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Eighth Grade Speech

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Kings Court
Compromise; something we have been learning since kindergarten. It’s the middle ground, the in-between. I always thought that compromising was easy. But, that opinion changed when I had to compromise on something that I take a lot of pride in. That something happens to be my writing. And the people I had to compromise and work with, were two of my best friends.
It all starts in spectrum way back in November. For a project, my friends and I were assigned to write a play for our class. Us being the writers we are, we decided to write the whole thing out, then script it. In short, we ended up writing a 31 page, 13,500 word, story that took us seven months; in fact we just finished it up a couple weeks ago. However the path to the finish was riddled with trouble, and times that we had to compromise but didn’t know how without hurting one another’s feelings.
CHANGE SLIDE One of the biggest things we had to compromise was our time, and let me tell you that that was very hard for me. I am involved in a travel sport, and for those of you, who are too, you know how time consuming that is, for those of you who don’t just imagine almost every day having practices and playing, it’s a lot, but I wouldn’t give it up for the world. Also, I’m a very social person, and time with my friends is something I enjoy, but when time with my friends means sitting and focusing, it gets complicated. When we did meet up, we were usually at the library. The library, though, has lots of distractions, and my friends would get frustrated with me for not paying attention, or for not listening to them. At one point they even forced me to put noise cancelling headphones on so I wouldn’t be distracted.
In addition to time, the plot line and the characters were a huge compromise as well. Remember when I said we were writing the story to turn into a play? Well, before we even started, we had to decide who would play what part. The arguments were crazy, and sometimes didn’t make much sense, but compromises were somehow always reached. The plot line though, wasn’t as easy as the characters. There were arguments that lasted for day, and even now that we are done, there are still some things we haven’t really compromised on. For example, one of the people in the class that we are performing our play in, wanted a Platypus, and the play was in medieval times, where platypi are never really ever mentioned. One of my friends totally bought the idea, while my other friend and I were totally against it. Eventually, we came to an agreement that we would edit it out if we ever actually did something with the story, and we let her write it in. But, we still bother each other about it, even now that we’re done.
To wrap up, I would like to thank Meredith, Micaela, and our editor, Anna. Without their help there would be no story, and without a story I wouldn’t have been able to write my speech. They deserve a lot of credit, not only for their writing, but for teaching me that I’m not always right, and that compromising is the best solution to most arguments.

~Mary Mac


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day everyone! Do something special for your mom, and if you are a mom, appreciate all the hard work you do. Today, for me it's a family day. I'm going to help my mom plant flowers in the front yard, help my grandma with something and maybe go on a hike. For Mother's Day, I got my mom some new bicycling gloves, because my parent go on the bike path a lot. I hope all of you have a fantastic Mother's Day! 
~Melody Page

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

8th grade dance

The 8th grade dance was SOOOOO Amazing! We danced all night (till 9 o'clock) to SUPER LOUD party music, which was sooo much fun! They even had a photo booth where you could dress up and get pictures with your friends and get the roll of pictures. SO FREAKING COOL! I can't believe I considered not going. I would have regretted that!
ASHDJKFS It was the best night of my life! Thanks for reading! TTYL!
~Melody Page

Eighth Grade Dance

So last friday, my school had our eighth grade dance. The theme for our dance was mardi gras, and when my friends and I showed up at the dance, the cafeteria was completly transformed from boring lunch room to amazing dancing room, They covered the walls in green, yellow, and purple streamers and there was a professional DJ and crazy lights everywhere. A lot of the grade showed up and it was pretty packed. I danced with a bunch of my friends, and we had a lot of fun.
In case you're wondering, I wore a coral, flowy, dress and white flat sandals. I even straightened my hair. My mom forced me to let her put makeup on me, because apparently makeup makes you look better, personally, I think it just made my eyelids look blue. Comment down below you dance stories, I would love to hear them. And as always, follow our blog if you like our posts. Thanks :)

~Mary Mac