Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sudoku Online

Do you remember the first time you ever saw Sudoku? I saw this girl playing it in English class during my junior year. I thought it was pretty neat and it was kind of hard to learn. Playing it online and on my cell phone is really neat. I love it! The only problem I have with the game is the fact that it just takes so long. When playing it on the computer or the cell phone, if you are a beginner, it’s probably better to play on paper because then you can take notes next to the boxes or inside them. I’m always taking notes in every single square because I have trouble keeping up with what numbers I should have where. I always make such a mess and the paper gets all smudgy from all the times I’ve erased and written over the things again. It usually drives me kinda crazy.

Typically, I can only handle so much of games like this. I get frustrated pretty easy and using my brain too much like that can give me a headache. Sounds funny, huh? I’ve never really been into numbers, so it’s actually quite a surprise to me that I’m such a big fan of this game. You would think it would be something I would stay away from because I’m not big on math and don’t typically do very well with numbers and puzzles and things.

I think keeping your mind busy is very important as you get older because once we’re out of school, none of us typically use our minds for much more than our jobs which is usually the same thing day in and day out.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have been playing Frogger for a few years now and I am completely in love with it. I’m not sure what I would do with my time if I didn’t have this simple game to play. When I first heard about it, I thought it sounded really dumb and that it would be too simple to be any fun. However, the more I play it, the more addicted I become. It’s just one of those games that I can’t seem to get enough of but I’m not really sure why. I guess it’s kind of like the Sims in a way because the game is just the same thing over and over, yet it’s insanely fun for reasons that I don’t think I’ll ever quite understand. Do you know what I mean?

I’ve actually been teased a lot because of the games I play. People are playing all this games with intense graphics and amazing storylines and all I ever seem to play are games that even a 3 year old could keep up with. When asked why I play the types of games that I do, the only true answer I can give is that I find them really relaxing. I don’t want to play something complicated and frustrating at the end of a long day. I want to play something fun and simple. That’s how I see it anyway.

What games do you play that you know aren’t technically “good” but you just can’t stop playing?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Finding Jobs Online

Finding jobs online has always been a struggle for me. There are days where I’ll just search for hours trying to find something new. I get pretty bored with what I’m doing fairly easily so I like to mix things up a bit and explore new areas. I have been taking on projects lately that I never thought I would be able to do. I have been reviewing electronics, writing FAQs for websites. These are things I never would have dreamed would have been possible. I’ve been very lucky to meet people online who are willing to give me a chance. I tell them straight up that I have no idea what I’m doing but I will work with them and see what we can come up with together. I think that open-minded attitude has gotten me very far.

I have my days, where I feel so uncomfortable with the current project I’m working on that I just want to give up, but somehow, I end up finishing it and it’s such a great feeling. This is why I live to work online. The possibilities are endless and I’m learning so much more than I ever would have imagined. No “real” job could ever teach me this much. No real job could give me the opportunity to get to know people from all walks of life, all around the world. I am learning about different cultures and it’s fascinating. Even though people are so different, they are all the same in so many ways as well.

The world seems much smaller since I’ve been working online.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Learning To Love Again

Losing love in the past doesn’t mean your love life is ruined forever. There is hope for all of us. All you have to do is believe in yourself, trust your instincts and understand that being alone is healthy. One of the most difficult problems many young adults have is the inability and fear of being alone. Too many people rush into relationships because they want to be with anyone who will have them. While the situation may seem ideal at the time, later on it will become obvious very quickly that you don’t truly know yourself. Before you can love another person, you have to be able to love yourself. This probably has a lot to do with the high divorce rates that have been going on for a while now. People rush into things, don’t look ahead and think of the future and then realize who they are and what they want when it’s far too late.

When your heart has been torn apart, you shouldn’t feel rushed to jump into a new relationship. Now is the best time for you to look back, figure out what went wrong and learn from your mistakes so you can have a healthier relationship in the future. I’m not saying this is going to be easy, but if you follow these simple rules you are going to be glad you did. Everything in life is a learning experience so don’t be afraid to “fail” once in a while.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Women Wearing the Wrong Bra Sizes

Do you feel like you may be wearing the wrong bra size? If you’re unsure if your bra is the right fit for you; consider the following:

Does your bra ride up your back?
Do your straps keep falling?
Does your bra feel uncomfortably loose or tight?

If you can answer yes to any of the above, then you are most likely wearing the wrong bra size. So, why is it that so many women go through their lives wearing bras that don’t actually fit them? The answer is simple: they’re busy and they don’t think wearing the right size makes a difference. Think about this, when it comes to shirts and pants, what do most women do? They simply wear something that they can fit into and that looks good on them. While this may work for shirts and pants, bras are a different story. Wearing a bra that is the wrong size can cause problems for your back, or your chest. Now that you’ve heard that information doesn’t it seem more important to figure out what your true size is so you can live life more comfortably? It sure does to me! I must admit, up until recently, I didn’t realize I was wearing the wrong bra size. I just would grab whatever was cute and head out the door. I was always in a rush and wanted to get in, get out and get on with my day. However, now that I realize that wearing the wrong bra size can actually hurt my body, I am much more careful when selecting. If you are unsure of your size, there are many stores out there that will actually fit you and let you know what your size is.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I have the most exciting news ever! My boyfriend asked me to marry him the other day. I’ve never thought I would ever get married because of everything I’ve seen in my past. In this day and age, it seems like everyone is always breaking up and getting divorced. While I’m not against divorce, I personally don’t want to ever go through that experience. When I said “yes” to Chris, which is only because I really can see us making it work forever. I can see us getting through all the hard times and pulling through strong in the end. We have been through so much in the last year and a half that we have been together and it’s proven so much to me. I have changed so much, even in the past month or two. We are constantly growing, maturing and figuring out what we want in life. I get butterflies just thinking about him, and am excited to see him every single day. To me, that’s love. To me, love is knowing someone so well and being comfortable around them; it’s being vulnerable around them and letting them into your heart like no one else has ever been let in before. Chris has been here for me through so much and when I kept thinking he was going to give up on trying, he always stuck around.
I have no idea when we will get married, but that’s fine with me. I could do it tomorrow, or I could do it years from now. Anything works for me. I’m just so happy to have found my match!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Slacking On My Website

As many of you know, I’ve had a website for over a year now. It used to be such a huge deal to me. I would spend hours upon hours updating things, making new creative posts, and promoting. Sadly, since then I just don’t have the time for it anymore. I would love to be able to work on it as much as I was before but it’s gotten to the point now where it really just stresses me out more than anything, which isn’t what I wanted. I’m such a perfectionist, so I’m sure many of you can relate lol. It’s hard to be creative when you are constantly pressuring yourself to do better. So anyway, a little break for a while won’t be a bad thing. I know everything happens for a reason and I’m sure I will find something else that is more appealing to me. My main goal and focus in life is writing and helping people. If I could do both, then that would be my ultimate dream.

One of the main reasons I’ve been slacking on my website is because there are so many already established sites out there that are extremely helpful for people with anxiety, depression, and so many other things and I decided that instead of having the people find me specifically on my site, I would find them. I love logging into a site, knowing that I don’t have too much pressure on myself because I don’t own it and I can just post as much or as little as I’d like.

Helping people always brightens up my day. It’s what I live for.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Afraid To Be Taken Care Of

While there are so many girls out there in the world that would give anything to have a guy in their life that pays for everything, that does everything for them; the thought of that terrifies me. I don’t want to ever have to be taken care of. I have always been very motivated and I feel a need to make something of myself. While at this time in my life, I may not have an exact answer as to what it is that I’m going to become, I have no doubt in my mind that things are going to turn out alright. I take one day at a time and while I’m not making as much money lately as I used to, I am positive that this is completely worth it.

I would never want to put the pressure on another person to take care of me and to support me. Sure, I may be going through a hard time, but it is on my mind every day that I really need to get on my computer and work and overall I’m very proud of myself. I think the thing that holds me back some of the time is that I’m afraid of not being able to take care of myself. I’m worried that I wouldn’t be able to take care of myself but the more that I think about it, I know that even if I was 100% alone.. had no friend, no family; that I could figure things out on my own.

How do you feel about people who are supported by someone else? I don’t see anything wrong with it if that’s what a person wants to do but I don’t think that’s a happy lifestyle. What happens when you grow old and realize you haven’t accomplished anything? (Btw, only YOU can determine whether you accomplished enough or not, everyone’s situation is different)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Love & Other Drugs (SPOILER ALERT)

Honestly, when I saw the previews and posters for this movie, I thought it was just going to be another one of those sappy love stories; which I love, but sometimes they can get old. In the beginning, I thought it was just all going to be about sex and the main character (Jamie) being a total player and not wanting to actually settle down and fall in love with a girl.

Well, the story took a much unexpected turn and everything was pretty hectic for a while. The movie takes you on this roller coaster ride of emotions that make you laugh and then cry, get angry and upset etc.

When you find out that the female main character (Maggie) is very ill, you start to wonder if Jamie is going to actually stay with her or not. It’s a really cute love story and a very true-to-life one. I really enjoyed how the characters were so real and it felt like this movie could be based on a true story. I couldn’t help but cry during much of the movie, because you really start to love Maggie and want her and Jamie to be together. Jamie goes out of his way, trying to do anything in his power to help Maggie’s medical condition. In time; however, Maggie feels that it is too much and she doesn’t want to bring Jamie into her hectic life. She realizes that him being with her isn’t going to be very easy and wants him to have the life he deserves.

I won’t spoil the ending, but you must see this movie. Us girls all need a good cry once in a while :p

Monday, January 3, 2011

Teens Having Sex Too Early

It really freaks me out when I look around and see how kids are acting these days. My younger brother knows things I didn’t know until I was way older than he is, my sister is acting in ways that I don’t think any virgin should act. What is up with kids growing up so fast? How is it that kids learn about sex so early? It really seems to me like there’s not much parents can do to stop the cycle, because if their kids have friends and go to school, they are going to learn all these things. I think what parents are failing to do is take the time to have those important talks with their children, letting them know all the risks involved in having sex, making sure they know how tough pregnancy is and how much having a child will change a person’s life.

There are so many kids that I see now that are just DYING to become pregnant. Sure, I watch a lot of shows like Steve Wilkos and Maury but it’s not only from that that I notice. Kids are just growing up so fast and thinking they are so mature and that they can handle anything, when they don’t even realize how much sex really does change your life.

I had sex before I was ready and honestly, it changed me a lot. It made me feel disgusting and like I gave my body to someone who didn’t deserve it. I have been with two people before my current boyfriend and I can’t even tell you how often I think back and regret the past. I would love to say I’ve only been with one person. That would be a wonderful feeling. Stupid peer pressure lol!