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Ten Things I Think About When I Wake Up

I don’t understand morning people. I have never been, nor will I ever be, a morning person. I love sleep, and morning rudely interrupts it…. everyday. I love my sleep so much, that my boyfriend even says I have a Jekyll and Hyde mentality (In a loving way). I’m a happy, loving person during the day, and a jerk at night (I  usually don’t even realize I’m being mean. It seems rational to me at the time). So…. that being said. Here are the ten things I think about when I wake up each morning!

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1. WHYYYYYYYY?!?!

2. SNOOOZEEE. Must hit snooozzze!

3. If I get up to go to the bathroom, will the dog wake up? The answer is always yes.

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But how can you deny this face in the morning?

4. Is it a weekend or do I have to go to work? Either way, can I tell everyone I’m sick and go back to sleep?

5. Let me think about what I can wear today. That will save time and I can go back to sleep.

6.I have no idea what to wear, why can’t I remember what I have in my closet?

7. Coffee. NEEEDDDD COFFEE.

8. If I go back to sleep for a bit without setting an alarm, will I be late?

9. Why do I keep dreaming that I failed out of high school and college? I don’t work at the library anymore, so why do I keep dreaming I’m late for work?

10. I cannot wait to go to sleep tonight!

Hey guys! I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m a bit obsessed with doing top ten lists. Hope you liked this one!

My Top Five New Years Resolutions

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Happy 2015! I make New Years resolutions each year…. but I usually don’t stick to them. Resolutions are difficult to maintain. I have made general goals and I have made specific goals, but life has it’s own ideas. Sometime the resolutions you have made don’t even compare to what has really happened that year. For example, when I turned 23 I mainly only aspired to get a full time job and work on my novel. Instead I got a full time job, bought a house and started writing a completely different novel. Things have a way of turning around. Anyways, here are my New Years resolutions for 2015. Here’s to hopeful thinking and trying something new!

1. Working out more. I’m 26 and I’ve never had a gym routine. I really need to get with the times and realize that exercising is about more than losing weight, it’s being healthy. I need to be healthier so I can be a better me (Yes, I realize that I’m starting out with a cliche goal).

2. Start my new job with a positive attitude and continue to excel in my career. My recent post, “Big Changes“, was about me starting a new job. I am terrified to start a new job for many reasons, but when I turned 26 I realized that I needed to put my big girl pants on and start pushing myself. I’m still young and there’s a lot I haven’t had a chance to do it yet. I want to make those things happen!

3. Spend more time with family. In comparison to others I know, I already spend a lot of time with my family. However, I need to make time each week to see every member of my family. The last three weeks have been crazy busy. I need to make sure that I make each moment with each member of my family count. I also need to compartmentalize my time with friends. I need to be better about reaching out to them and not losing touch.

4. I will be a better version of me. This is a very general statement but I want to be better. I want to be a nicer, less negative woman who tries to have fun and be productive. I sometimes forget the good things and only think about the bad. I really want to be more optimistic and stop caring about where I should be and concentrate on where I want to be.

5. I WILL submit a story to a publishing company this year. I have constantly avoided sending any of my writing to a publisher because I quite frankly, am scared. I have had a Duotrope account for almost three years now and haven’t used it once. Sshhhhammmeee. My favorite creative writing teacher once told me something along the lines of, “A publisher is never going to go into your home find your novel and publish it, you have to send it to them-even then you probably have to send it a few times!” It’s true. I need to get over my fear and start submitting. I can’t complain about not being a professional writer if I don’t submit anything.

What are your resolutions?

I dreamed a dream

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Dreams are very peculiar things. Occasionally, when I’ve had enough sleep, I have lucid dreams. While this can be incredibly amazing, it does make interpreting my dreams a bit more difficult. I love lucid dreaming, don’t get me wrong. However, I sometimes wonder what my original choice would be or what the dream would play out to be because I basically can change whatever I want. Would I have subconsciously done the right thing in a dream? Not sure, because when you’re a lucid dreamer it’s extremely easy to switch the situation. I didn’t know I was a lucid dreamer until I saw the movie, Inception (Yes, it did take me that long to realize). While I can’t always go in and manipulate my dreams, I have a decent amount of self control in them.

There are many perks to lucid dreaming, but it really sucks when you can’t change the situation or you don’t realize you’re in a dream. Take today for instance, I had a dream this morning that made me depressed. I was furious that I didn’t realize dreaming. It gave me a negative outlook on the morning. I wanted to stay in and sleep the day away, or at the very least wallow for a few hours. It reminded me of the Friends episode where Phoebe is insanely mad at Ross. We don’t find out until the very end of the episode that Phoebe had a dream where Ross said she was boring and didn’t have a legitimate reason to be angry with him. I’ve definitely had one of these moments! It’s so hard to tell lucid dreaming from real life when the circumstances are life like.

I’ve come out of dreams and later that day I’ll be confused if the dream happened or not. One time I had to call my sister and ask her if she was mad at me because I was completely convinced she said something terrible to me, it turned out to be a dream. I know what you might be thinking, wouldn’t you know it was a dream? Well, in my experience, sometimes I don’t remember the dream I had that night but I remember the feelings that came with it. Or sometimes my dreams are quite spiteful and will change original memories. I remembered that sense of dread and wanting to talk to my sister and since I didn’t really know the true story of what happened I had to double check with her. Crazy, right?

What’s your experiences with dreams? Are you a lucid dreamer? Do you forget your dreams?

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