Why Girls Are Weird

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Do Good

The first time I ever remember dealing with mean girls was in mid elementary school. I was born in Illinois but my family moved to Minnesota right after 4th grade started. I was friends with some girls that later decided they didn't like me anymore. Their bus stop was around the corner from mine and they constantly harassed me and called me names.

It was the first time I realized that not everyone was going to be my friend. And some girls would be out to hurt me.

In junior high a girl that I was really good friends with decided she didn't like me anymore. I can't remember why. But at one point in 9th grade I got an anonymous email that said some pretty hurtful things. Things that only someone who knew me would know to say, someone who knew they'd cut me deep. I later found out it was this girl. Unfortunately, I retaliated by turning our group of friends against her. I'm ashamed to say I was a mean girl right back.

Luckily, years later she sought me out and apologized, to which I was able to apologize for my part as well.

But these stories don't always have happy endings.

I've been part of the blog world for years and I've always been lucky to know some really great, kind people. I'd heard instances of mean girls and cliques but I hadn't really experienced either.

Until a few days ago.

I won't go into details. It's not really important. But what I don't understand is why grown women would waste their time and go out of their way to publicly attack someone that they don't like. Don't they have better things to do? Why waste time being petty and mean when you could be doing something good. Some of them have children, which really discourages me. In this time where bullying seems to be at an all time high shouldn't we be doing everything we can to show that bullying is wrong?

Unfortunately I hastily said something I shouldn't have, which I then deleted. However, what I said shouldn't have brought on the negativity it did. I don't like what I did. But bullying me for days? Sigh.

I'm not writing this to shame everyone. I know a time or two I myself have been a mean girl. I'm quick to anger and I don't always watch what I say.

But I am using this situation for a call to action.

Today, seek someone out.
Make someone's day. 
Do something nice for someone. 
Bring happiness to someone's life
Make someone smile.

We need to stop sitting back and letting negativity happen. Even if we're not the ones being mean, we shouldn't allow others to be that way either. There's too much BAD in this world. Why not put something good into it.

As Mr. Feeny once said (and you all better know who I'm talking about), DO GOOD.

Do good.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Bouqs

I once told a boy I was dating that I didn't like flowers.

I think I told him that because I wanted to be the cool girl, the one above things like wanting flowers. So silly.

When Iz and I started dating I think I told him that same thing. But once we got serious I changed my mind. I wanted flowers. It's nice to receive flowers sometimes and they're just that little something special.

Enter The Bouqs. I literally cannot say enough good things about this company. First off, there are the beautiful, sustainable, eco-friendly flowers that ship straight from either a volcano (yes, a VOLCANO) or a sunny California farm. Then there is the fact that The Bouqs is all about the customer - they want their customers to be like family and they want their customers happy and satisfied. They don't lie or hide things, they don't try to make more money if a customer isn't paying attention. They believe that they can be straight with the customer and that that will bring in business. And isn't that what it should be about?

The Bouqs sent me a beautiful bouquet to see for myself how amazing their products are and I have to say I'm impressed. I was able to go online, select the bouquet of my choice (I chose The Great Pumpkin), choose the date that I wanted the flowers delivered, and that was it! Easy peasy lemon squeezey!

When the flowers arrived they were in perfect condition, ready to bloom. And within a day and a half they'd all sprung open, these gorgeous orange lilies that I just can't get enough of!

This company is amazing and they're really fun to do business with. And to be honest, all I can think about is who I want to send flowers to next! Not only have I realized that it's fun to receive flowers, I also know it's fun to send them. What a wonderful way to brighten someone's day, with flowers straight from a volcano!

Do you like flowers?
What are your favorite kind?


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

National Novel Writing Month. It will be happening again started on Saturday. One month, 50,000 words. If you have a novel in you then NaNoWriMo is the perfect time to get it out.

I won't be participating this year, unfortunately. I just don't have the time to dedicate and the words in my head are far too jumbled. It will be weird to not participate when I have been since 2008. And I'll miss it. But for me it's just better.

However, if you even have the SLIGHTEST interest in participating, please do. It is an amazing thing to be part of and it feels SO good to push yourself. Each year despite a busy schedule I have felt fantastic being able to get the stories out and it's a lot of fun too. Whether you've written in the past and have gone through a drought or if you've never written (a novel, that is!) and want to give it a try. This is the time.

What are you waiting for? Go write dangerously.


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