Something I Always Think, “What If …” About


If you’ve been following up with my blog posts, you’ll know that I have decided to start a 30 day writing challenge (challenge provided at the bottom of this post). This is the eleventh post of the 30 from that challenge, all in hopes to get me back into my writing. Wish me luck!


Day 11: Something you always think, “What if …” about

To this day, I wonder what life would be like if my family never moved to New York, or ever the United States before my parents met each other. Or, if we never moved to Florida when I was about 8 years old. Or, if I never went to a private high school. Those are my main 3 “what if” scenarios.

If my family never moved to this country, I probably wouldn’t have even been born, since my parents met after they both moved to New York. But, if they did meet each other and stayed in the Dominican Republic, I would be way more fluent in Spanish. I would have never met my friends or boyfriend :(. I would have had braces, since my family that lives there are dentists. I would just have a completely different life/lifestyle.

If we never moved to Florida when I was younger, I again would never have met my friends or boyfriend, which is sad. I would be more in touch with my family in New York, but less in touch with my family in Florida. We probably would have had to move to a lot more houses in New York, since rent was so expensive and that was the reason we left. This means that I wouldn’t have many long-lasting friends if we moved across school zones. My sister and I would probably not have as much materialistic things growing up, since it can get expensive. I think it would also be a completely different life than how I grew up in Florida.

If I never went to a private high school, I probably would have had more friends, because most of my friends in the public middle school that I went to also went to most of the big high schools in that area. When I went to the private high school, I knew about 3 or 4 kids, those of which I never have even talked to. As a shy child, I did not make many friends, especially since it was a completely new environment. Everyone acted so different there and I didn’t like it. It was a small school, so everyone knew everything about each other and everyone was basically friends in their own friend groups, for the most part. But after I found my friend group, we pretty much stayed with each other until we graduated and went our separate ways. If I went to a public high school, I think I would’ve mostly hung out with my old friends. It probably would have influenced my decision for my career and college choice differently, as well.



As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

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Something I Feel Strongly About


If you’ve been following up with my blog posts, you’ll know that I have decided to start a 30 day writing challenge (challenge provided at the bottom of this post). This is the tenth post of the 30 from that challenge, all in hopes to get me back into my writing. Wish me luck!


Day 10: Write about something for which you feel strongly

One of the things I feel strongly about is mental health. As a college student, I know how bad things can get. Life can be extremely stressful with the workload teachers expect students to complete, on top of studying for the multitude of exams that seem to all be around the same week each time, little sleep, working lots of hours, and life at home. We all have to pay bills, eat food, and if you drive, pay for gas. Everything can easily fall down a slipper slope. Mental health plays a major role into how you control yourself during these tough times.

I think that if you’re dealing with all these things that are giving you so much stress, you need to have your own “me time” to give you that break you need to calm your nerves and not think about anything. This time is essential for your mental health and sanity. You could de-stress by taking a long bath, listening to calming music, napping, binge-watching tv shows, treating yourself to a nice meal, watching the sunset/sunrise, writing, reading a book, spending time with your significant other, or by hanging/going out with your friends.



As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

Words of Wisdom That Speak to Me


If you’ve been following up with my blog posts, you’ll know that I have decided to start a 30 day writing challenge (challenge provided at the bottom of this post). This is the ninth post of the 30 from that challenge, all in hopes to get me back into my writing. Wish me luck!


Day 9: Post Some Words of Wisdom That Speak to You

So, for this one, I don’t necessarily have the exact wording for some advice I’ve had along college. It goes something like this;

Whatever happens, no matter what, you will still be okay.

I have to admit, there have been some tough times throughout the years I’ve been in college. These words are ones that have relieved me of stress for personal and physical failure. They keep me sane even to this day for when I have a lower score on a test than desired or for thinking about the inevitable future. I know that I can always have a fallback on whatever I plan to do. Life is just a road of many twists and turns. This is exactly what these words mean to me; that I just have to keep going, no matter what happens, I will get there eventually.



As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

Something That I Struggle With


If you’ve been following up with my blog posts, you’ll know that I have decided to start a 30 day writing challenge (challenge provided at the bottom of this post). This is the eighth post of the 30 from that challenge, all in hopes to get me back into my writing. Wish me luck!


Day 8: Share Something You Struggle With

So, what I thought of for this blog kind of involves two of my problems in one. I guess that’s a bonus??? But anyways, I think a lot of people can relate to this one. I love getting good grades and all but I am an excessive procrastinator. College kids ammirite? I feel like the spring semesters are way worse than fall semesters. Think of it like senoritis for high school seniors, but on steroids. Kids, you’re in for a real treat in college. Don’t get me wrong, college is good for getting your degrees and all that, but it’s physically, mentally, and sometimes emotionally draining. Like, I don’t get how I lasted a 5 days a week with 7-8 classes a day for 4 years. I may be exaggerating a little, but there is a distinct difference in energy levels compared to then. This is no joke. Anyways, I still do my homework and study, but you can catch me finding ways to distract myself a lot of the times. I could be listening to a lecture and I’d be thinking about food and the next thing I know, I’m in the kitchen and I get distracted forever. This also kind of ties into binge-watching shows on Netflix or Hulu. I’m not as bad about this as I used to be, but I could literally spend all day watching a show if I wanted to. I just don’t take it that far anymore. Guilty.

Sharing all this makes me feel bad about myself. Procrastination and binge-watching are bad traits to have, to me, if they take too much of your time that it starts to affect other parts of your life. I need to not, lol.



As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel

10 Songs That I’m Loving Right Now


If you’ve been following up with my blog posts, you’ll know that I have decided to start a 30 day writing challenge (challenge provided at the bottom of this post). This is the seventh post of the 30 from that challenge, all in hopes to get me back into my writing. Wish me luck!


Day 7: List 10 Songs That You’re Loving Right Now

If you’re like me, you’re EXTREMELY indecisive and you hate questions like this one. This took me some time to think about and compile, but here are my current favorites from my Spotify playlists. Let me know what you guys think of them!

  1. Bad Girls- Lil Skies ft. Gucci Mane
  2. Sink into the Floor- Feng Suave
  3. Daunt- Jelani Aryeh
  4. Drain- PU$$EIDXN
  5. Forget It- Getter ft. Oliver Tree
  6. Falling (blackbear remix)- Trevor Daniel, blackbear
  7. Weekend- Mac Miller ft. Miguel
  8. NI BIEN NI MAL- Bad Bunny
  9. Midas Touch- Zacari
  10. Bliss- Cam the Artisan

As you can see, I have a variety of song types that I like to listen to. I mostly enjoy listening to like alternative music, I guess you could call it. You could find these in my Chill Vibes playlist. I sometimes listen to rap and Spanish music, as well. These ones would be my Lit playlist and the Spanish one. I just like to categorize my playlists according to what mood I’m in or who I’m with to make my life easier. It seems to be a good process that I’ve been using for years. You’re welcome to check out my playlists for more of my songs.



As always, thank you so much for reading, as well as showing interest in my blog! It means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. What do you always think, “What if …” about? Let me know if there is also anything you’d like to comment on in the comment box!

Lots of love,

Mel