basically a ton of photos and feels + [ITS THANKSGIVING AND ALSO MY BDAY WHAAAAAAAA]

Thursday, November 23, 2017

[feels + stuff that is happening + bday]

driving a pie home in the car is quite precarious.  stringing a christmas tree in a corner results in messy hair.  driving in the rain is aesthetic (also cold).  painting a piece of paper black is actually really satisfying [so it paint splattering bc you totally can't mess that up whohooo].  12 hrs at the event the first day + 10 hrs the next day + 10 hrs the day after that is very tiring but also good [I taught some young girls from the booth next to us how to knit & crochet - they are so sweet tho].  met so many people at said event - humans are interesting.  these are actually dslr & iphone pics [ALL THE BOKEH YAS].  driving and stopping on a dirt road because there were horses legit so close to the car SO PRETTY.  julia surprised me and took me out for shopping/hanging out yesterday for my bday *grins*.  we strung lights above our booth on this metal bar and it looked sooooo cooolll.  need to get christmas shopping done but i baked a bunch of pies today. annddd today is also my birthday *hides behind wall or something*

sooooooo i turn 16 today.

S I X T E E N.
[yes my birthday is on thanksgiving not even joking here] believe me, guys - I am taking full advantage of this and eating all the pie today (CUZ ITS SO WONDERFUL AND IN MY OPINION WAY BETTER THAN CAKE {i'll eat either, tho - but pie is preferable *nods*})

I'm actually happy that my birthday is today bc I like relaxed birthdays *flops on couch bc of all the food* xD 

anyways so i'm off to eat all pie and watch cars 3 with my fam -- HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!  i hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day <33

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING TODAY? //
WHAT THREE THINGS ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?? //

it snowed + your thoughts on my blog?? || [also, PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS EVENT = MUCH BUSY]

Sunday, November 12, 2017

HELLO HUMANS. so since these pics have been taken we had a huge frost, aaannndddd then it snowed send it back plz . LIKE YESTERDAY IT FELT LIKE 9 DEGREES *chokes*
^^ pretty sure this accurately describes my feelings about it 

W H A T S   B E E N   H A P P E N I N G :

  • I tagged along with Julia and met some friends at the library [and got free snacks out of an event they were having #whoohoo]. it was dark, and we looked outside and it was snowing. so Ju and I drove home in snow with christmas music on xD
  • school and school and school and school and school and school
  • and I went to the library AND GOT BOOKS. BOOKS. TO READ. like, I haven't had time for reading in aggeess
  • my seasonal job at the CSA I've been working at this summer ended. its super sad for it to be done, but I learned a LOT and I'm super excited for next year
  • I ran outside barefoot to get the mail and I come back in and my mom looks at me like what even are you crazy?? (and the mail hadn't even come yet so it wasn't even worth it o.O)
  • ^^ btw its very. cold. out. side.
  • IM ACTUALLY REALLY EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS like I have a ton of plans this year. but I'm realizing how soon it is and how I need to get started on shopping #whoops
  • I finally got sick of my stuffed email and went through and deleted exactly 500 emails #myperfectionistsoulishappy
  • my younger bro wants to print out his book with a "floppy cover" like mine xD
  • so I found this GIF and it kind of gives me a new perspective on the whole carving pumpkins thing lolol:
  • I found this amazing jazz piano christmas music playlist that is just so awesome i love it soo muucchh
  • also cleaned my laptop screen today WOW THINGS ARE SO CLEAR THO WHO KNEW

basically I feel like a lot of things are slowing down, but more things are happening?? [LOL i mean, who am I kidding. life? slow down? ah aha hahahaa] I'm looking forward to being able to do more of my hobby things and prep for holidays this coming end-of-month + baking lots of holiday things - I'm planning on coming up with my own mint fudge recipe?? idk we'll see what happens with that

the Christmas event we are doing is this weekend. like, in five days. AHH SO MUCH TO DO TO GET READY THO - I'll share pics, promise.

btw i've been changing a couple things around here/brainstorming and wanted to ask you guys your thoughts on what should be changed/updated or whatever [BE HONEST, K]

  • WHAT IS ONE THING YOU REALLY LIKE AROUND HERE?
  • AND, ONE THING YOU THINK COULD BE CHANGED??

[don't let your to-do list consume you] + [HOW TO SET PRIORITIES + TIPS ON ORGANIZING YOUR TIME]

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

I'm a total planner and to-do list person and always have been (THANKS DAD << totally got it from him ahahaha) but seriously, I've had legit written out and organized to-do lists since I was probaaballlyy 9??.. and let me tell you, I LOVE 'DEM SO MUCH like idek what i'd do without my beloved planner. (aka I could never ever ever ever in a million years remember everything I need to do without it ahah ahhahaa)

but /sometimes/ it can be annoying. LIKE SOMETIMES SO STRESSFUL TO EVEN LOOK AT IT I COULD JUST THROW THE THING OUT THE WINDOW (but I never do, no worries. I wouldn't risk the pages getting bent #petpeeve)

then you have those days when you feel totally productive but then you go to your planner and see you have done nothing there that needed to be done and it's just like DUDE WHAT DID YOU EVEN DO ALL DAY?? *cue strangle noises*

every evening, I write down what needs to be done the next day + look at a couple days ahead aka PREPARING MYSELF (maybe you should do this in the morning if you are an overthinker tho??) lol, I have no problem tho. I'm the kind of person who has absolutely NO PROBLEM falling asleep. at all -- like, dude, sometimes i fall asleep with my light on. normally it takes less than five mins for me to fall asleep NOT EVEN JOKING or fall asleep on the couch after I come home from work #whoops


T I P S   F O R   P R I O R I T I Z I N G   +   O R G A N I Z I N G   Y O U R   T I M E :

  • PRIORITIZE BY: looking at the whole thing. if you could only do one thing on that entire list, what would need to be done? keep asking yourself that as you go through the whole thingy
  • stuff comes up. be prepared for things not being able to be done (aka errands, hanging out with friends, events, ect.) 
  • so, try and think ahead - those days when you don't have a ton do to, look ahead for your schedule for a super busy day and see if you can take out one of those things for that day and do it today (writing a blog post earlier, extra school, writing, projects, cleaning, ect.)
  • don't be discouraged if everything doesn't get done in fact, /expect/ that not everything will be done. it's okay. it's not the end of the world
  • try not to leave things for the weekend thinking 'I'll have so much time' LOL NO. anyways, weekends shouldn't be stressful with trying to wrap a ton of things up anyways -- leave extra time
  • expect projects to take longer than you think
(then if you get them done quickly, you can be happily surprised!)

  • leaving one day of the week [aka saturday or sunday - or dedicate a few evenings] to rest, read your bible, journal, read, and spend time on hobbies helps a lot. that way, if you are tempted to procrastinate doing something you enjoy, rather than things that need to be done, save it for that day. it also gives you something to look forward to if you are super stressed and busy
  • set weekly goals + what should be done daily to meet those goals
  • pray about it. there's no use stressing over things that you think are important 'cuz, there will always be more stuff to do. and, believe me, often, other things are more important
  • try and keep your work space clean -- it puts you in the mood to accomplish things and makes you feel inspired. ALSO. listening to audio books/dramas + music is SO INSPIRING 
  • if writing, make your daily goals higher than necessary so you'll be "ahead." that way, if you miss a couple days, you'll be all set!
  • don't push things back and procrastinate. GET 'ER DONE. stay ahead of the game, and don't let things pile up. it'll help your stress levels, TRUST ME

DONT LET THE BUSY CONSUME YOU
get your things done, but don't let your to-do list run your life. leave time for listening -- don't always be a go go go human -- and don't miss the little moments because you are so busy. the stress of it all will get to you, and wear you down [even if you don't realize it]. don't expect perfection from yourself, but do the best you can.

the stuff on your to-do list won't always get done. it's okay. just hand your stress over to God and don't worry. stuff will happen. life will be lived.

p.s. daylight savings was a great day. I got that extra hour I've been wanting A 25 HOUR DAY WHOO can we have these all the time tho?? [although it does get dark earlier now]
^^ basically my feelings tonight when I saw how dark it was at 5pm

p.p.s. LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC RIGHT NOW *grins*

DO YOU HAVE A MENTAL TO-DO LIST, OR A WRITTEN ONE?? //
WHAT IS ONE HACK YOU'VE DISCOVERED AND DO TO FIGHT PROCRASTINATION? //

hello there fellow human. i'm sarah - the introverted extrovert. just a teenage girl who apparently likes to embarrass herself {as you will see here}

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