Hello future homies. I’m from California, I’m 20, and I’m in college for
computer science / graphic design. I’ve never done this before but I
want to try it out because I want to learn about people around the world
and make new friends!! I’m down to send cool stuff to each other, if
you want. I love post cards, haha!!
I absolutely love music, I listen to everything EXCEPT country (my music
taste ranges from Mozart to Travis Scott to Jason Mraz to Rooney…
so…). I can spend days talking about the history of each musical era,
if you’re into that.
I think art is so amazing; I can sketch cartoons, landscapes and people
(so if you’re thinking about writing letters, I will compensate my
terrible writing with cartoons). I WILL make terrible puns and jokes, so
you have been warned. I’m shy, but I will answer any question and talk
to you. I’ve never been outside of America since the age of, like, 5,
when I first moved here. My dream is to go to Japan one day with friends
:) I also want to learn a couple of languages (Italian, Greek and
I’m not vegan or anything, but I respect it. I’m very open minded so
there’s really nobody I couldn’t talk to - unless you’re a drumpf
supporter. I’m into reading books, writing poetry, video games, anime
(not hardcore), and going out to new places.
I really want to make close friends from this so hopefully that’ll
happen! I’m open, sensitive, honest, and straightforward. If you want to
know my sign, I’m a Pisces sun with an INTP personality…. if that
matters to you. I also curse like a sailor but I will try to refrain
from that unless you don’t mind.
But I don’t mind who I pen pal with, as long as you’re a nice, chill person :)
Hope to meet all you dope people!!
Preferences: I’d like to talk to people who are around my age so like 19-25 would be cool.
I don’t mind what your interests are, because I want to learn and grow too. So new interests would be pretty cool.
I don’t mind what your gender is.
I don’t mind where you’re from (as long as you can speak English).
5.24.17 Procrastination Day (86/100 days of productivity)
Sorry that I haven’t posted in a couple of days! It’s been a little crazy. On Monday my entire day shifted. I woke up and washed my face. When I went to dry my face my towel yanked out my nose ring!!! This was the first time my ring came out since I’d gotten it pierced in the beginning of April, so it was okay that it came out but I just wasn’t prepared. I ended up spending 5 hours trying to get it back in. I learned a lot about nose rings, like the cork screw is the weirdest complicated-est ring, and apparently it’s extra weird that that’s the ring my nose was pierced with (oh well). But, I got the ring back in so it’s all good now.
My Monday was just destroyed because I usually do a lot in the morning. My day started really late, but at least I was able to accomplish all that I had to do. Tuesday was better. Theresa and I went to the gym on time and then I had classes for the second half of the day. I started following Whitney Simmons on YouTube and I watched (what was) her most recent video about intermittent fasting. I linked it above, and I’m thinking about giving it a try.
Today I ended up going to the gym by myself. I did a Whitney Simmons upper body work out and I think I’ll feel a bit sore tomorrow. When I got home I had this master plan to take a 20 minute power nap and then go do homework at my old job, but I woke up four hours later when Theresa came back from class (oops). We went grocery shopping and restocked our fridge and then we watched Edge of Seventeen while we had dinner. (notice how I’ve said nothing about doing all of the homework I have due tomorrow!)
So, yeah, I’m about to do all the readings and write the two papers that I have due tomorrow. Hopefully I’m not up too late, but that’s the price I’ll pay for procrastinating all day.
(P.S. check out the newest member of our family! We got a basil plant at the market today :)
Hello, I’m Breanna. I live in California in the US. I am a college
student studying Early Childhood Education, hoping to become an
Elementary school teacher.
A few things about me: I love to read (fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi,
poetry, and YA), I listen to all types of music and usually have music
on with whatever I am doing, I binge-watch all types of shows
(Netflix!!! House M.D, Shameless, Agents of Sheild, Pretty Little Liars,
etc.), I speak English and have a very small understanding of Spanish, I
have three cats, I love to swim, be with family, talk all day, shop,
watch football (Go Patriots!), and a bunch of other stuff.
I would love to have a pen pal because I love to talk, and interesting
people interest me! I get along easily with people, but am a bit anxious
in real life.
Preferences: Any age is fine, and any gender is fine. Texting, snail-mail, and whatnot is fine!
Welcome to summer vacation // happy graduation!!!!
I know a lot of schools end this week (And a lot of you are high schoolers) so HAPPY END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!!!
If anyone is heading off to college and has any questions, feel free to ask. I graduated after going to 3 colleges on 2 continents in 4 years (Didn’t think I’d get the study abroad AND uni transfer in the same week), so I’m a bit of a self-taught expert 😁
Name: Ellie Age: 18 (almost 19) Country: United Kingdom
Just an aspiring documentary maker who’s looking for some new friends across the globe!
I’m an eighteen year old lesbian who’s about to start college, majoring
in marketing and film, and would love a career in documentary making one
day. I love soccer, adventurous stuff, music of any kind really, movies
(especially documentaries) and learning new skills and languages. I
love to skateboard and explore new places, and photography is one of my
favourite things in this whole entire universe.
Looking to learn Korean or Portuguese so if any of you would like to
help me with that I greatly appreciate it! I love languages and I want
to try and learn as many as I can one day.
If you like really cheesy jokes and nervous rambling then we’ll get along just fine!
Up to talk about and learn about anything, so even if we don’t have
anything in common message me cause I love learning about different
cultures around the world and I love learning about new things!
Especially if you’re apart of the LGBTQ+ community as I’m always looking
to make friends with people like me!
Preferences: Anyone aged 17-26 pretty much as long as you’re open minded and don’t mind me asking you a lot of questions!
I prefer snapchat or tumblr, but email is also okay.
Imagine a giant machine called society, one that is sputtering and smoking because it is missing many gears. Now imagine a cliff looming overhead, and down from it tumbles millions of loose gears being carelessly dumped out of a box. They kind of just bounce around the machine until some of them land in gaps and start turning in conjunction with the rest. Many others just roll off and land in the dirt, doomed to rust in the rain. That’s how the system works right now. It is at times cruel and/or unfathomably stupid.
It’s not your fault. You didn’t design the system. Nobody did. Everyone is just making this up as they go.
This, incidentally, is what everyone in the Western world is so mad about these days. It always comes out as anger about “the economy” or “outsourcing” or “immigration” but really all that’s happened is a gross failure to connect the people to the jobs. Over here we have a river of the anxious unemployed and then over here we’ve got a dry desert of industries begging for workers. If that last part of the metaphor confuses you, it’s because you’ve been told the ridiculous lie that there are “no jobs out there.” Ask any manager or HR person and they’ll rant about how they can’t find good people. Hell, they won’t even wait for you to ask – just get within earshot, you’ll hear them talking about how the kids today lack skills and work ethic, all that bullshit.
If only they knew that the perfect engineer they’re looking for is currently working in a Dunkin Donuts in Indiana and was, in fact, never trained to be an engineer. She went to college to be a veterinarian because she loves animals, realized her mistake with her hands wrist-deep in sheep guts, then had to drop out and take a job to help pay the bills when Mom’s disability checks got cut off. She quickly found that society will offer virtually no help whatsoever in getting her into the job where she can do the most good for herself or society. Even if her motivation is to get off food stamps and become a more productive citizen, the response is all snide mockery and talk of bootstraps. “You say you can’t afford college, but I see that you have A PHONE!!!”
In fact, she will find society actively stops her at every turn.
I don't know how to study. All through high school I never needed to and now I'm at Uni, I don't know how. I'm so stressed and so behind. Please help
Hey babe! I’ve been in your exact position before, and I know how overwhelming it feels. Building study skills basically from scratch is a lot of work, I won’t lie, but it’s totally doable! There are a few different things you’ll need to do;
1. Get a planner. Preferably a cute one that you want mind keeping on your dresser all the time. Put every single due date, reading date, class activity, everything in it. Then, go one step further and put start dates in too – at least three days before the assignment is due if it’s simple homework, longer for bigger projects. Always give yourself more time than you need. Be sure to look at your planner first thing every morning, and stick to what it says! Discipline is key.
2. Find out your learning style. A little bit of research online can help you figure it out and give you some helpful resources to use this to your advantage. After you’ve figured this out, you can come up with a plan to effectively study for each subject.
3. Don’t get burnt out. Studying for long periods of time without breaks is a sure fire way to not remember a thing. Give yourself plenty of breaks, and make time for friends and other things you enjoy.
4. Learn to ask for help when you need it. This is one that I still need to get better at; I’m always afraid of inconveniencing people, but the truth is your teachers and classmates are happy to help if you need it! Go to office hours, start a study group, take advantage of on-campus tutoring if it’s available.
5. Use online resources if you need clarification. There’s so much information right at your finger tips, so take advantage of it! If you’re confused about anything, big or small, chances are someone else out there has been, too. Do a a quick search for articles or videos that may explain things more clearly than your textbook or teacher does. I’m a big fan of Khan Academy!
6. Study like you eat. I heard somewhere that you wouldn’t just eat one huge meal and hope it lasted all week, so you shouldn’t study that way either. Studying in shorter, more regular intervals will help the information stick better than just cramming right before a test.
7. Relax! You can totally handle this, it’ll just take a little time to adjust. Remember to take plenty of time to take care of yourself, both mentally and physically. Get plenty of sleep, eat as healthy as you can, and drink plenty of water. Feeling your best means you can perform your best, so make self care a priority!
As the class of 2017 walks across the graduation stage in ceremonies around the country, the average student borrower will owe more than $30,000 in loans and cumulatively, the nation will owe about $1.3 trillion in student debt.
Well, here it is. My senior thesis, finally complete. It’s been a long, hard road. Very hard. But it’s done now, and that’s what matters.
I haven’t updated production in a while, and there’s a reason for that. During the final month I had to be hospitalized for mental health issues; I lost a week of production time as an inpatient, and during outpatient recovery, continued production was excruciatingly difficult. I was almost certain I would have to take an Incomplete for the class. And yet, somehow, the film was completed on time – thanks to the help and support of friends, family, doctors, professors, and animation assistants. The final version is not quite the quality I had originally had in mind, due to hastened production, but I am more than satisfied with how it turned out given the circumstances. Perhaps I will revisit this someday, perhaps not. I do want to continue working with these characters someday, though.