I know a lot of random information, and I have the blessing-curse combo of being able to see every side of a problem. I figured I could put all this to good use. So I’ve introduced “the Well,” my contribution of knowledge to the world. Ask me anything—advice on a relationship problem, how to make your own jewelry, what book you should read next, how to properly use punctuation, whether the moon is made of cheese, etc. The world is your oyster, and I want nothing more than to help you harvest the pearl. So ask away! (more…)
Put your Kindle on airplane mode to keep library e-books as long as you want. If it’s not connected to the internet, it can’t return them.
If you’re working on a large project, listen to the same album or short playlist on repeat. That way it’ll fade to background music as you work, but when you’re lacking the motivation to start working on it again, turning on the music will kick your brain into action and picking it back up will be easy.
If you’re going to rant about something or explain to people how to do something, make sure you’re correct. Even if you’re mostly correct and have a really good point, that one little thing you don’t have right will shoot a hole in your argument so big you’ll never be able to come back from it—especially if you’re ranting on social media, where you have the time and ability to check yourself.
You’re allowed to take a day off. You don’t have to be constantly going, constantly doing, constantly achieving. A day of Netflix and reading is just as good as a day in which you finish a project. (more…)
Use paintbrushes instead of makeup brushes for eyeshadow. They’re cheaper and work like a charm. (more…)
We had such an awesome response for our #jaguarsushijanuary photo challenge, we decided to keep it up! (Though, let’s be real, we’d be doing it even if only two people participated. It’s just fun.) Thanks to everyone who’s currently participating, and here’s hoping even more people join in February!
For those of you who are new, Jaime @ Books and Waffles and I are hosting a bookstagram challenge, or, if you’re not into bookstagram, just a general Instagram photo challenge! Or, if you don’t have Instagram, feel free to use it as a blog challenge, a writing challenge, anything!
Here’s #jaguarsushifebruary! (more…)
R is for revolutionary.
As in, I’ve always felt a deep need to be something more than I am. It was fine when I was in school. There was always another grade to get, year to move up, class to pass, project to finish. But now that I’m supposed to be content with my life, I’m very much not. I’m getting the itch to change the world, and I don’t know what to do with it. (more…)
No matter how un-self-centered we try to be, the truth is we’ll always be wrapped up in our own worlds, and worrying about other people’s happiness and well-being will fall behind more pressing concerns. It happens. But if, like me, you need a reminder of how you can improve the lives of the people around you—while putting in minimal effort, because come on, we’ve all got busy schedules—this list is for you. Everything on it takes very little time and even less effort, but as a result, you’ll vastly contribute to someone’s happiness and quality of life. Plus, people will like you more. (more…)