Being thankful isn't just being thankful for what you have right in front of you, it's being thankful for everything you've had throughout the years. All the memories, even the bad ones, are worth being thankful for. Why? Because you're here right now, aren't you? You are stronger than you were yesterday, smarter than you were years ago. You should thank those past experiences for letting you grow, giving you knowledge that you can pass along to the younger generation.
Most importantly, you should be thankful for the life God has given you and treasure it closely to your heart. Live with a positive mind and know that things will turn out alright.
And even though I'm siting here despite all the thoughts running through my head (life, college, how i'm failing Nanowrimo, food, things i need to get done, life, college, problems, love, food, etc.) I think about the snow. How it's only near mid November and there's already an icy chill in the air. There's not a lot, but it is coming.
I also think about how that chilly white substance can take away just some of our daily pain. It gives us hope that there will be a second chance, that you can handle this. It gives us a chance to open our eyes and look at life with fulfillment.
It'll be okay.
Just enjoy snow while it lasts.
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Brrrr... it is chilly outside! How many of you have had snow this week? I woke up Monday morning to a winter wonderland outside. It was very beautiful driving to class. I guess you all know that this means, right? Time to put snow on my blog!
Fangirl Note: How many have you seen the Insurgent Teaser Trailer? For those that have, I know it may seem like the trailer was based off of nothing that was in the book. Except, if you look at Chapter 30, Tris has a dream featuring her mom. It wasn't exactly like the trailer, but somehow it was similar. I don't know.
Another Fangirl Note: MOCKINGJAY COMES OUT IN JUST A COUPLE DAYS. I'M NOT READY.
photo found on weheartit and i just added the text
November reminds me that:
- Nanowrimo has started and I am participating for the first time, so wish me luck, I'm a slow writer. (I have 3,527 words so far, but it's a story I had already started writing before this month.) Are you doing Nanowrimo? If so, what will you be writing?
- I have a paper/presentation coming up (Pray that I don't shake to death or throw up. I hate speaking in front of people.)
- Reading I have lots of reading to do. - Thanksgiving, of course we can't forget that.
As you all know, Nanowrimo is here and my novel that I'm trying to work on is just a simple story. I'm not putting too much effort into it, only enough. I'm not going to worry about whether it's entertaining or not. I'm just going to write. :) If you all need tips on staying focused, I suggest you read this post >>> here <<<
Now, let's talk about Halloween (I know I'm a little late on this). How was your spooky weekend this year? I thought that I would share with you some pictures I took, and my costume!
sorry, these were from my snapchat story...
Yes, I went as a cat... had a tail and everything. >.< This year was really fun because all of my sibling's costumes were great, as always. We weren't sure if we were going to pull it off, but we did. ;) My sisters and I were all crammed into my tiny bedroom getting ready that day, it was a lot of fun. :) Then after we went trick-or-treating (yes, I am a seventeen-year-old that still goes to people's doorsteps asking for candy), we went to Barnes and Noble and then out to eat. :)
Group photos of my siblings and cousins. :) (sorry for the quality)
Then, here is newest book I got, along with Paper Towns. I can't wait to start them. :)
And some selfies I took with my sister Lila; she went as a doll... (kinda creepy, right? but so cool!)
Okay, well, I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I gotta go write. ._.
Did any of you celebrate halloween? If so, did you dress up? :)
So, I have received quite a few more followers since I've been away, and I realized that a lot of you probably don't know that much about me. So, I'd like to dedicate this post to getting to know the owner of this blog: me.
I have been a blogger for little over three years and in that period of time, I’m not going to say I was a very active blogger but that was when I became one. I never have really considered myself as a blogger. I’m not the best blogger in our blogging-community, so perhaps that is why. Sometimes I just need to remind myself; “oh yeah, I’m a blogger.” In order to feel the satisfaction of having that profession. I have made a few mental goals, so hopefully I can stick with them (e.g. posting regularly, actually having a game-plan on what to post, act more professional whilst fangirling.).
Anywho; I’m just going to get to the important stuff you need to know about me. ;)
(not the best picture of me, but i like the flower crown)
HELLO! MY NAME IS MACKENZIE,
but you can call me Kenzie if you want. I have really long, curly, red hair. It sorta makes me, me that is why I always add this.
I am an introvert. I like being part of things, but if I had a choice whether to go out or stay inside, I would probably stay inside. The world scares me, and so do my peers. I like to be around people that are a lot older or a lot younger than me. (No offense, guys. I just meant when it comes to physical people, not my internet peeps.)
I am a very flawed person, but I don’t like being told that I have flaws. Therefore, I try to point them out before anyone else. (I apologize if I do this.)
I believe in being nice to people, not matter what. We all have our own story, and sometimes we might just share a little bit of it. Just a little. So, be nice whenever you have the chance to be. :)
I don’t know who I am just yet, and perhaps you can either relate to that or just roll your eyes, but it is true. I am a person that observes the environment around them, I am not the tree nor sun I do not have some kind of purpose, I am simply there. I’m mostly a follower, not a leader. Which I have been told isn’t the best thing (sorry, I can’t help it). I try really hard to fit it, but my weird/awkwardness tends to get in the way.
I believe that our teens years is the time and place to create the ‘who’ we want to be. And with that; I am still creating myself.
I would not know how to describe my self being, but with only using the things that I enjoy. Allow me to share with you, the simplest joys I admire:
I find pleasure in walking into a bookstore and inhaling the beautiful scent of pages and coffee. I love opening a book I am excited to read, and smelling out the pages. Was I always a reader? No. When I was younger, I did however, enjoy receiving new books each school year and flipping through them. It was after reading The Hunger Games which made me who I like to be today a booknerd/fangirl.
Hopefully that affection toward books while carry throughout my lifetime, I know for sure I wouldn’t want to lose that interest.
Then there is writing. Some days I just can’t write to save my life, and then others; it’s like I need to write in order to keep myself from going insane. I find words to be powerful and mesmerizing. I enjoy looking up synonyms for words we use every day and replace them for words that sound mysterious and beautiful, yet have the same meaning.
Drawing is a huge passion of mine and always has been. I absolutely love to create something out of just pencil and paper. Oh, the urge I get when I see a freshly sharpened pencil or when I walk through the 'arts and craft' aisle.
Recently, I’ve had a fetish for watercolors. Gosh, I just love using those. I have so many drawings and sketchbooks, one of these days I’m going to need to organize them all. Which reminds me; I am a total neat freak. I need to have everything organized if I want to get something accomplished. I am constantly organizing my room and rearranging things.
One of the most important things you need to know about me, is that I have a very close connection with my family. I wouldn’t know what to do without them. I’m constantly around them, and I don’t mind it. We make each other laugh and we cheer each other up. If I could, I'd probably spend all day on the internet. I just love it so much (perhaps too much). It makes me feel like I can express myself the way I want to, and I enjoy looking at the thinks I like. It inspires me. Oh, and one more thing ; I absolutely LOVE the country. Ahh, I crave to live there. It just makes me so happy.
That about sums me up, and hopefully you’ve formed a positive opinion on me. If not, then... okay. Remember to always be yourself, embrace it. Don’t change. There is only one you, don't let it go to waste. :)
Some of you probably have already noticed, but I'm just gonna say it anyways...
I got a new design! But not just any design-- a "one and only" Nicole Rose design! This is big guys; I'm serious. She is like sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo talented and such an EPIC web designer, I cannot tell you how happy/thankful I am right now. •-• So with that said, here is a little message for you Rosie, just to say thank you for doing this for me. <3 *clears throat* Here goes nothing....
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*takes a deep breath* phew... Okay, well, I'm sorry my 'thank you' really isn't much and you so deserve more than just that. *deep sigh* My apologizes, dear. Just please know that I very grateful for all that you've done for me and have asked for nothing in return. You are amazing.
So, I thought that I would like to share with you all, the design history for think. eat. write. read. :)
I remember seeing this for the first time and being blown away-- I still am, to be honest. <3
Ahh... I will always love/miss this one. :)
Of course, I will always love this one.
It was actually rather hard for me to decide whether or not I needed a new change. I really do like change, but I'm conflicted because I also hate change (I get melancholy very easily).
And now here is my newest design. It's different, but I like it. It's simple, yet effective. I just love all the little details about it. It's funny, because the drawing on the sidebar looks exactly like me. O.o
What do you all think of the new design? Will you miss the previous one? :)
Thanks for reading. <3
GETTING TO KNOW THE BLOGGER
Side Note: Remember that paper I was talking about in one of my recent posts? Well, I got an A on it! >.< #veryhappy #thoughtyoushouldknow
i thought i would do steal my girl in honor of one direction finishing up their where we are tour. <3
anywho, i just wanted to let you all know that i (finally) finished putting all your blogs on my 'Links' page.
if i missed anyone that commented on THIS POST, please forgive me and let me know right away so i can add your blog. i apologize for any inconvenience. i'm currently not freely adding any blogs to that page, but if you want to do a button swap, I am interested. so i will try my best to get back to any of your comments. :)
--WHO IT IS? COME ON, I KNOW YOU KNOW IT. DON'T TELL ME YOU FORGOT ABOUT ME ALREADY. YOU KNOW, IT'S ME. THAT GIRL THAT USES CAPS UNNECESSARILY AND FANGIRLS OVER THE BEAUTIFUL FACES OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS. •-• YES, YES. IT'S ME, KENZIE. \(•-•)/
*coughs and clears throat* Wow, okay. Sorry, I'm just excited to be back. •-• Where have I been you ask? Welp, first things first I had a 'Technology Free' summer. How did I last? I've got no idea. But I did have a great time hanging out with family, spending time with my grandma and cousins, enjoying the very few nice days of summer. Plus, I read quite a few books. Well, not a lot but it was a lot to me. >.< I'm officially hooked on The Mortal Instruments series by the one and only, Cassandra Clare. And also, The Maze Runner series (i haven't finished the last book though).
So, yeah, I'm back- but not that back. I've started taking college credit courses which means I am a lot more busy, and won't be able to get on the internet as much as I'd like. [insert sad face here]
I really do want to continue blogging though, I've missed it so much. I've missed you all so much, so I want to try and blog as much as I can. :)
Enough about me, how are you guys doing? Are you excited about fall being here already? Update me on what's been going on. :) I recently finished writing a paper for my Psychology class and I'm showing it to my professor tomorrow to see if everything looks about right. >.< I wrote about how social networking affects teens, and I'm actually really proud of it. I hope I do well. :}
Okay, well, that's about it... see you all soon! I've missed yah. <3
I have been thinking about updating my Links page for a while now, and I decided that I should do a post and ask anyone if they want their blog on it.
So, with that said...
Whoever wants their blog sponsored on that page, please comment on this post OR on the Links page. :)
I'm going to put the buttons that are currently on my sidebar on there. So, if your blog is already on my sidebar then there's no need for commenting. :} Also; there's no time limit or anything... I can add your blog at anytime. I was just letting you know since I'm editing that page and while I'm at it, I'll add your blog to the list of blogs I love. :)
Just let me know. :}
Did I tell you that I saved a puppy last week? I believe it was Shih Tzu. The little (rather heavy) guy was wandering in the middle of the road. So, lmy mom turned the car around to pull into a driveway and he started following us. My brother and I got out of the car and started toward the puppy. He turned around and trotted away from us, as if this were a game of tag. XD Once we got closer to him, he laid down on his back for a tummy rub but I picked him right up and carried him toward the drive near where we found him wandering in the road. He was the cutest! I think his owner whom was a very young girl was terrified when she saw two strangers carrying her dog up their driveway. O.o
Sorry if you found that boring. I just thought I'd share it since it totally made my week. The poor guy could have gotten run over by a car... I'm happy to know that he is safe now. :)
First things first; Happy (late) Memorial Day! Let's all take a moment to remember all the men and woman that have fought for this country. *closes eyes* ... *breathes deeply*... *slowly exhales and opens eyes* There, now you can say that you thought of all those kindhearted people today. Now... where do I begin? I've had a rather busy week. I don't know why, but I've been quite stressed out about various things. My mind is like a busy highway and all my thoughts are cars. Just casually driving around and around and around and you get the point. ;) So, yes, I've had a lot of things of my mind. Good and bad. Thank goodness the weather has been beautiful or else I would be a huge mess of emotions. Somehow my moods are affected by the changes in our forecast. Does anyone else feel this way? Or am I the only one? Anywho... Tomorrow I'm (maybe) going to take a test at this community college. The test just gives me an overall of where I am at in English (I believe). Then I get to choose whether or not if I want to take some college level classes there so that they are out of the way for when I do go to college. It all seems... I don't know. I'm a very overwhelmed person, but I'm trying not to stress out about it so much at least, not until the very last second. It all makes me nervous... I want to go to college but then I don't want to. Gah! Enjoy your youthful years while you have it children. •-• I'm really hoping to see The Fault in Our Stars movie with Rose. It's like the only thing I have and want to look forward to this year. But I'm not sure if it's going to work out... I asked my mom (in a very creative way, if I may say so myself.) and she didn't say yes, but she didn't say no... which sorta crushed me. Also; I am busy through the beginning of June up until after June 16th, because of my sisters' birthdays. Then Rose is going to be busy from then on, so I don't know what to do. [insert sobbing face here] Sorry, I just needed to vent about that. •-• If it doesn't work out, I'll cry. I'm serious, I will! (o-o)/ Other than all that, I've had a very beautiful spring so far... Hopefully I will read a lot this summer. Oh, but then I have to think about getting a part-time job... I'm gettin' worried about my future. Ah! So many things to do, not enough time to do them. *sighs* So, how is everyone doing? What are your summer plans? :) I think that is all for now... I really enjoyed writing to you guys. I needed to get some of that out, yah know? Thanks for reading. <3
As you all (probably) noticed, I have reached to one hundred and one lovely followers! \(>.<)/ Thank you for the countdown Madeline. ;) So, yeah, I thought I should do a post about it. I know, I should probably do a contest or something to celebrate... but I did just have a blog party, so I'll think about doing a contest or something another time. :}
^^ I thought this fit the occasion pretty well, don't you? ;)
Now, I must tell you all how thankful I am to achieve this. You all are so supportive and nice. I love receiving your positive comments, they always make my day. I know I don't reply to all my comments like I'd want to, but I just want you to know that I do read through them all. They always make me feel special. :)
Thank you all for the 101! <3
Message to newer followers: You have just entered a world of; fangirling, crying, and weirdness. You have been warned. O-O
Anywho! I totally forgot about doing that book tag I was going to do. -.- I better get on that!
Again, thank you so much! I am so very grateful. I never thought I would get this far.
sometimes i feel as if i'm grasping onto the end of an unraveled fabric; i'm keeping myself busy but not actually getting anywhere. (unless you bring out the scissors, of course)
my whole life is a clock. i feel like it's ticking away to nothing and i have to try and make the best out of each second. you see, i'm somewhat addicted to putting myself on a time schedule. i mentally note to myself: okay, try and get this done before this time so you can have free time.
it never works, in all honesty, because then I start to procrastinate when i'm on a time schedule. i procrastinate when something needs to be done, which never ends up getting done unless i feel i have some extra time on my hands.
oh, how i wish time was unlimited, or if only there wasn't such a thing. don't you agree? just think, if we didn't have a clock staring back at us all day long, wouldn't that be a little bit easier? most importantly, wouldn't that make your lazy days easier? wouldn't you want to close your eyes for a few moments without glances at the clock that reminds you of the things that need to be done but really don't need to be done right away?
life is a clock we go in circles until it has had enough.
I do hope you don't mind my complaining and hatred toward time. -.- Hopefully some of you can agree with me.
Also, hopefully, I will be posting more often, and replying to my comments/emails more frequently... *crosses fingers*
I really want to get back into writing, and maybe complete a book by the end of the year. ;)
note: Even though I just followed your blog, I really like it because it is a lot of fun to look at and your posts are really cute. You have a lot of great DIYs and cool pictures! I love the name too, it's so cute and creative. <3 Keep up the great job, and always be you. <3 :) *high five fellow red head and directioner*
note: (Hi Madeline!!!! <3 ) Can I just say that you are a very awesome person, therefore your blog is just as awesome? Well too late, I've already said it.
I love how you aren't afraid to be crazy or share your opinion. (I mean that in the best way possible of course.) Your posts are perfect. You say you can't write, but I'd say that's a lie. Just from the looks of your blog posts, I bet you have a million great ideas. Although, I do know how you feel about your computer being not where you want it to be. >.< I can totally relate to the feeling. And... now I'm getting sidetracked. Where was I? Oh yes, your blog is perfect and I just love very little bit of it. Everyone, you must get to know Madeline here, because she's a pretty epic person. :)
note: ( HI MOLLY!!! =D ) I really love your blog because: 1. You're an awesome friend. And; 2. Your blog is just as awesome and so much fun.
I remember when you first started your blog (well, this one) and I was so happy that you did because you are too amazing not to have one. ;) I love all your posts and get very excited when I see them. You're a very fun and interesting person that everyone needs to get to know. Keep up it up girly! <3 (just check out the posts that I like, you'll know what I'm talking about.)
Owner: My Flawless Best Friend (you all know who she is)
Design: FLAWLESS | BEAUTIFUL | I CAN'T EVEN
Posts I liked:i/ ii/ iii and so much more. *sobs from overwhelming flawlessness*
note: ( HEY THERE SWEET THANG. ;) ) What can I say? There isn't one thing that I don't love about your blog, my dear. You're flawlessness reflects off of you and into your words, which makes everything around it just stunning. You are just a beautiful person, and that makes you such a beautiful blogger. Your designs are speechless. I just... I can't even. You overwhelm me with your perfection. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. <3 #lovemahbaby
That's all for the blog reviews!
I just wanted to thank everyone that took part in My Blog Party, you guys are great. Everyone said just lovely things about my blog and me. I cannot tell you how thankful I am to have such followers friends. You all make me smile! :) This goes to everyone, not just the ones that participated in my party.
Thank you so much for everything! I can't even express my gratitude towards you all and your perfection.