fake it 'til make it

anonymous asked:

Hi! We have a lot of study group discussion s in my course and I am finding it hard to speak my thoughts especialy when I am grouped with active students (always voicing out their thoughts). I am always reading assigned topics beforehand but I seem to read not enough things when they talk. Also whenever I try to talk they seem to negate what I just say or trying to put it in a more good sentences that I feel stupid after. Please help.

as one of those Active Students i can attest that i have no clue what i’m doing. chances are they’re just as prepared/intelligent as you but they just have more confidence. all i can do is reassure you that you know what you’re doing, and as far as confidence goes just fake it ‘til you make it

I think the voltron fandom as a whole loves langst so much because Lance is that character that SO MANY PEOPLE can relate to.

He’s that character that is constantly compared to someone better than them.

He’s that character that hides their myriad of insecurities behind humour and a false smile, retreating from others when it gets too much.

He’s that ‘fake it til you make it’ character that validates our struggles with self-confidence and self-worth.

And this isn’t even going into his complexity as a character and diverse representation that he adds to the show.

genuinely! the more confidently you present yourself, the more everyone - including you! - will begin to see the positive aspects of you! keep trying! fake it ‘til you make it! 💕💫

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Happy Everything 2016!

As you can tell, dogs have been fully eliminated from our family pictures. We at least attempted to include them last year, but they were having none of it. This year we just said screw it ahead of time and took their picture in the backyard. It was hard enough to get all of us humans to be looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.

Before you are amazed that we got a family picture where everyone (including an infant and a toddler) is smiling and looking in the general direction of the camera, let me drop a real quick #truthbomb and tell you that this was Photoshopped. We took about 60 pictures and not one was good on its own for various reasons. This one was the best of me, Nolan, and Ellie (even though she’s looking to the side), but Eric was looking down at Ellie! Rather than keep trying for something that was never going to happen, I Googled some tutorials and replaced Eric’s face with his face from another picture where he was looking at the camera. 

So, kids. Don’t believe everything you see on the internet. 

I doodled this like a week ago but i never posted it so here. and i say “doodle” but i mean “i tried my actual best and this is the best i could manage, i just see actual artist people saying ‘doodle’ and they mean ‘here is the best piece of art u wil ever see here to grace your eyes youre welcome’” so i figure fake it til you make it

ok so i really wanna play older fcs so gimme the newly divorced couple who still run w the same ~crowd~ so they have to see each other a lot? and they deal with new bfs/gfs, thinking they might still love each other, trying to Fake it Til they Make It, drunken texts @ 2am, maybe they have kids together and have 2 deal with that, maybe they?? kiss again im just Shook someone please

shiro is “i use fatalist humor to hide that i’m dead inside and also passively suicidal”, lance got that “fake it til you make it confidence”, hunk is “i use humor to hide my anxiety”, and keith is “i am reckless because i have no clue what i’m doing”

what are pidge, allura, and coran

an opinion that has been growing in me very slowly since realizing I was a lesbian is that “fake it til you make it” is terrible advice for teenage girls struggling with their mental health and self-worth. depression sets on overwhelmingly in teen girls due to the sudden misogynistic pressures of womanhood and femininity (and the dehumanizations inherent in this performative role). and someone who did “fake it til she made it,” this meant discarding my more gender neutral clothes from childhood and reveling in the highest form of feminine performance possible. this did boost my self-esteem, but it was all artifice, and it wasn’t my authentic self. bending to what was expected of my femininity did me more harm than good–I think it’s telling that the language we use for this transformation is “faking it” – I don’t have an alternative to offer here rn, because the world sucks. but maybe don’t fake it

Monthly Fic Rec March (x)

A fluffy AU in which Louis owns a restaurant that’s next door to Harry’s shop, and Louis is completely unaware how smitten he really is. 

The one where Harry is Britain’s new pop sensation, Louis is R&B star Zayn’s sassy social media manager and things get confusing. 

What do you do when your best friend asks you and your (now) ex to be the best men at his destination wedding? You can either tell him the truth, tell him you’re not together anymore, and deal with the consequences, or you can pretend you’re still together and roll with it, just pray you don’t spiral. Fake it ‘til you make it. You know, for the sake of the wedding.
Harry and Louis choose the latter.

The AU in which Louis and Liam are forced to stay at the B&B Harry runs, and Louis really cannot stand him (who runs a B&B at the age of twenty anyway?) until he finds himself really not wanting to have to say goodbye.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

what is your favourite bts song? :) also can u recommend any fanfics (if you read them) with your fav ships? <3 btw I LOVE your moodboards <3

i really don’t have a favourite song of theirs. i mean i love cypher pt.2, house of cards and not today so i guess you could say they’re my favourites!

as for the fics, i’ll list some below (all but one of these fics are on A03/ Archive of Our Own) all links will take you to a fic rec page which will have descriptions of the fics, you can then read them from the links provided there.

Taekook:

fake it [til you make it] by Yenelai (canon/no au, smut, fluff, humour)

night winds by sassyneki (beta!kook, alpha!tae, smut, side namjin, side yoonmin, college au

- The 8 by 8 Rule by Rix (bottom!kook, top!tae, smut, humour, watersports, domestic au)

- can’t find my way home (but it’s through you) by lilacflowers (non-binary!kook, non-binary!tae, angst, homophobia, transphobia, domestic au)

- late night walks by taetastic (trans!tae, cis!guk, fluff, angst)

- The Favor by BANGTANbeybe (bottom!kook, top!tae, kookie is yoongi’s little brother, tae is yoongi’s best friend, this is a masterpiece)

- Sugar and Spice by kkozumes (sugar daddy!tae, sugar baby!guk, a masterpiece)

Yoonmin:

- Take Me High by smilestiel (sugar daddy!yoongi, sugar baby!jimin, smut, fluff, tiny bit of angst, SO GOOD)

- Walk In by mianhae (canon/no au, trans/intersex!jimin [they didn’t really specify], anyways jimin has a vagina and this is amaizng, masturbation, top!yoongi, bottom!jimin

- The Art of The Plug by themelonlord (canon/no au, top!yoongi, bottom!jimin, masturbation, toys, butt plugs)

- A Busan Boy by eoeo (canon/no au, fluff, yoongi is scared of the thunderstorm and i cried)

- Practice Makes by signifying_nothing (top!jimin, bottom!yoongi, blowjobs, rimming)

- Sleepover by Yoongi_trash (top!jimin, bottom!yoongi, facefucking, dirty talk, slight side vhope)

- Pillow Talk by newbensolo (canon/no au, top!yoongi, bottom!jimin, dirty talk, pillow humping)

- Yoonji Noona by writingblankspaces (canon/no au, top!yoongi, bottom!jimin, crossdressing, dirty talk, slut shaming)

- Burn It Up by pornographicpenguin (canon/no au, alpha!yoongi, omega!jimin, smut)

Jikook:

- My First Kiss: He won’t ever get enough… by @jikookiejar (written here on tumblr, fluff, first kiss)

- I’m the Hyung by justhere (top!guk, bottom!jimin, crossdressing, blowjobs)

- Interval by kookiechim (canon/no au, top!guk, bottom!jimin, smut)

Taegi:

- Power of The Bottom by staycute1234 (sub top!tae, power bottom!yoongi, smut, fluff)

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Unfortunately I haven’t really read fics for other ships, but there are blogs who can help you find some!

@bangtanficrec

@bts-smut

@bangtanficrecs

Also, the blogs which I use to find Yoonmin and Taekook fics are @yoonminficrec and @thetaekooklibrary. Definetely check them out! 

- angus 

TBH “fake it ‘til you make it” works so well. Want to take pretty pictures but feel like you’re not good enough to bother people as a ~photographer~? Pretend you are good enough and take an usually long time getting the perfect shot! Want to draw even though you suck at it? Act like you *can* draw and go ahead and draw! Ask people for advice because you’re interested in something and you want to start! They’ll take you seriously if you act like you have enough confidence! If it’s a thing that you want to do, but feel like you have to be *an expert* at to do, pretend you’re an expert and enjoy your new hobby.

surviving online school

- self motivation. this is an essential skill and crucial to your success, and online school is always impossible without it. develop it, develop a passion for your environment. fake it til you make it.

- talk to your teachers. develop positive relationships with them, mention how cute their dog is in tutoring sessions (9/10 it makes them rlly happy), text and call them as you need it. they’re there for you.

- stay on schedule. at the beginning of the day, figure out what order you want to do lessons in. do your work!! stay off of tumblr and put on some music or a podcast in the background. getting behind only causes stress and emotional breakdowns. have a goal of never having more than 10 lessons overdue at a time (unless it’s an emergency ofc)

- have designated breaks. please. it is so easy, especially further into your semester, to get so absorbed in work you forget to eat, drink, and relax. listen to your body’s cues and take breaks when it’s needed. my therapist recommended taking a few minutes of break between lessons and spend it watching funny videos, doing a couple chores, etc - anything that’s a break from school and will help minimize my anxiety.

- make friends! pm people. trust me, you’ll need someone to vent to about That One Class. you’re likely to find someone likeminded.

- keep taking notes. and i don’t mean Cornell (unless it’s required). take notes how it is best for your memory, as long as they aren’t graded. work around your own mind.

- don’t let any questions go unanswered. if you have a problem understanding something, that’s fine. talk to a teacher about it, or a student, if it’s not within the grounds of cheating.

it’s ok. you’ve got this

i’m a veteran of online school, so if you need help navigating that life, send me an ask or message!