Lots of people don't appreciate reading, in fact, most people at my school despise it. I think that is really sad because they can make such a big impact on how you see the world.
Before receiving the first Harry Potter book, I was very shy and didn't engage with many people. After receiving that novel I fell deep into the complex plot of the series and soon after, I was finished. I didn't even feel a change, but I noticed I started to make different kind of friends. People…Continue
Added by Ella Cuskelly on July 20, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Inspired by EmilyOfNewGloom's Letters to July, I've spent the last year doing a video letter to each month. Here's June 2014.
Added by Monica Ef on July 9, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments
I can't sleep; my brain is just too awake and ready to work. So I'm going to empty it out a touch and see if that makes it a little easier to settle down and rest.
Life is hectic, complicated, and overwhelming right from the get-go and it doesn't seem to really calm down much after that.
Some people find calm and clarity early in life, or what they can get any ways, and others never do. Happiness is a difficult thing sometimes. Finding things,…Continue
Hello my friends!
I know it's been a very long time since I've updated you on my life (not that anyone seemed to notice!) The lack of views doesn't bother me too mush as this is more of an outlet for me to get everything out. More of an online diary if you will. I've finished some very stressful exams and played some pretty exciting matches.
My life has been going pretty good lately and I think I've definitely happier since school finished. Recently, I went to see The Fault…Continue
Added by Jane on June 24, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
For as long as I can remember I have had this fear of being bored. I don't like having nothing to do so I have always had something in my pocket to keep me entertained. It was probably best since I had a stay-at-home-mom and until I was in school I followed my mother around in all her errands. It kept me (relatively) behaved and let her focus on what she needed to do.…Continue
I've been through a lot. Things people shouldn't have to deal with until they are much older. My mom had cancer when she was pregnant with me and survived. When I was 10, my dad died of cancer, the day before I turned 11. Since then I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
The Fault in Our Stars changed my view on cancer. I knew the effect it had on people but I didn't understand the emotions they were going through until…Continue
So I was waiting in a waiting room, (Which sounds repetitive and unoriginal--which is why it stands) and because the waiting room was practically empty and the receptionist had disappeared to wherever it is that receptionists go when the waiting room has one person in it--and they're clearly waiting for their mother, (in my case) I was awash in my own personal sea of boredom. I had my kindle but after the first hour I was tired of reading (gasp--inconceivable!). So like any female worth her…Continue
Why is it so hard to have confidence in your writing? Is it because society tells us that if we love ourselves that we are cocky jerks? Why can't loving yourself and your writing be ok?
Writing is so emotional. Well, for me anyway. It's like taking a singular blood vessel from my body by myself and giving it to someone saying "Please take care of this. I need it back." It's so nerve-wracking because a literal part of you is in someone else's hands! YOUR DNA AND CELLS ARE IN SOMEONE'S…Continue
I found out two days ago that through my own stupidity I owe the state of Kansas over $6,00 in back taxes and penalties. This pretty much quadruppled the insanely high levels of stress I've already been under lately and last night I had a complete meltdown at work and I have been told that after 30 days I will not have a job. I will not be able to afford my car and I will have to drop out of school. My life has officially disintegrated.
Added by James Young on January 25, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments
I kind of felt like being new and all to Nerdfighteria, and still learning what to do my part meant that I should do an introduction. So hello! I'm Tori, it's nice to meet you.
I'm 16 and ready to take on the world, as much as I can. I grew up in Wyoming and it was here that I became a little more who I am now. I love video-games, don't even get me started. I…Continue
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“Keep moving forward” is one of the major tag-lines in the Disney movie Meet the Robinson’s. For any of you who haven’t seen the movie (you need to go watch it this instant!) a boy named Lewis travels forward into the future of his own life – although he is unaware that it is his own life – and has to fix his time machine. When he claims he doesn’t even know what he’s…Continue
Added by Samantha Linnett on November 13, 2013 at 6:44pm — No Comments
I really enjoy listening to people and helping them with whatever little life questions they may have. I'm most certainly not a professional when it comes to therapy stuff. I feel as though I see things/situations differently than the "common other" person. From my personal experience, It's very hard to find unique advise.
I'm going to set up a little booth this weekend, Fri-Sun, and see who stops by.
Besides giving out advise, I'll walk around town and drop 75% of whatever…Continue
Hello, I am a male, strait, 15 year old, British Nerdfighter, to be honest probably one of the few, and I have decided to write out an extract from my diary from 6th Aug 2013. It is about fear.
'I have noticed that when I let myself go deep into my actual personality, I am very scared. For a while now I have been blocking that up and been a very different me. I have become an onlooker of myself (which is part of a conversation I had with my Mum on the car journey here). I…Continue
Leaving Carpinteria meant leaving a big part of me behind. Even at 6 years old I understood that. It meant leaving behind the Starbucks workers that knew mine and my Dad's order by heart, it meant leaving behind every family member I had ever met outside of my direct family. That was the hardest part.
Everyone see's Hawaii as paradise, unless they live there. The commercials advertising Hawaii display resort beaches, resort restaurants, and, well,…Continue
Added by Nya Phillips on July 8, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments
I'm not exactly sure how to start this detailed telling of my life-so-far, so I'll describe the place I was born.
Carpinteria, California. Some may know of it, most may not. Carp is a small town about 15 minutes towards the coast from Santa Barbra. It's a small town, but bigger than the place I live now. This little hippie town is right on the beach. I remember growing up, seeing sand on all the main roads during March and April when it would get windy.
Added by Nya Phillips on July 8, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments
On March 14th of this year, my ex and I ended our four year relationship. Originally, it was mutual and we would remain friends. However, after some drama that I'll spare the details of, it turned vicious and nasty.
To be honest... I am so much happier now. That relationship was truly awful and SO emotionally damaging. I am much better off without his constant negativity and hate.
I'm taking the next year or so to focus on myself, my interests, and my life.
Added by Miranda on July 4, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments
I recently started as a park ranger at Carlsbad National Caverns National Park in New Mexico. When I say recently I have been in the green and grey for little over a month. The job requires are large amount of public interaction, interpretation of the resources, and ranger guided programs. I spend my 9 hr days roving from place to place in the cave and on the surface answering questions mostly about geology, directions, and sometimes about myself. Such as how does an ecologist with a…Continue