i am pumping these things out like crazy

anonymous asked:

mark tuan w/ california, beach, lifeguard :) thank you!!

It’s not your first time visiting California, but it is definitely your first time visiting California with your friends and this time, not because of work. A vacation to escape from all of those work stress sounds like a great idea. And what other places to go other than the golden sandy beach.

After you change into your bikini, you and your friends run barefooted inside the clear warm water, not even caring about the stares you got from some of the people there. Yeah, maybe you and your friends are childish but who cares? You are here to have fun,and it has been a while since you went to a beautiful beach like this. You and your friends swim around happily, laughing like there’s no other day.

But the joy does not last long, when suddenly, your leg cramps, making you unable to float yourself on the water. You try to catch your friends’ attention that you are literally about to drown, but they are too busy checking out the hot guys. You gather all your strength and scream out for help before you fall back into the salty water. Your vision slowly fading away, and you feel your chest tightened. 

“Oh my god! Help! Someone’s drowning!” Your friends finally notice and shout on top of their lungs for help. Seconds later, you hear splashes of water nearby and someone’s strong arms hold onto your weak body and pulls you out from the water.

“Hey, you okay?” A handsome brunette is staring right into your eyes. You regain your consciousness and look around, nodding your head weakly. He supports your back using his right hand and helps you to sit straight. He rests his hand on your shoulders and carefully pats on your back. You cough out some water, and struggle to breath for a second.

“Take a deep breath, okay. Inhale and exhale,” he guides you to calm your shocked state. 

“Thank you,” you mutter under your breath slowly and look up to inspect his face. The more you look at him, more attractive he becomes. He flashes you his perfect smile, revealing a set of pearly white teeth. He helps you to stand on both of your feet, his hands never leave your shoulders just in case you are too weak to walk on your own.

“It’s my duty. I’m Mark by the way. I never seen you here before, you new?” His deep voice resonates as he walks beside you, slowly bringing you to a small hut under a shady tree.

“I’m Y/N. Yeah, I’m not from here. I’m on a vacation with my friends,” you slowly speak, trying your best to hide your blush from his toned body being so close to you. Him being shirtless is not helping either. And that whistle just falls perfectly on top of his chest. You swear your heart is pumping like crazy. 

“Oh, I see. Well, do you wanna grab some drinks? Tonight?” He shyly asks. You nearly pop your eyes out. This attractive young man is asking to hang out with you? 

‘Am I in heaven?’

“Yeah, sure thing.” You smile, still unable to lock your eyes with him.

“Great, I’ll give you my number later. But first, take a rest here. You’re lucky it’s not that serious. I need to get back to my duty. Don’t go anywhere, I’ll be back,” he helps you to sit down on the chair before he playfully winks at you and jogs away.


Things I Write When I’m Bored

This turns out longer than what I expected it to be (that sounds somewhat wrong omfg) but I can’t help but to imagine lifeguard Mark on the beach wow that’ll be a sight I don’t wanna miss 

I hope you like it, even though it’s not that good! <3

Originally posted by justrightforjb

Happiness

So i know a lot of you are struggling to be happy and i think this list (i posted it a while back) is important for all of you to see. of course there are MANY ways to be happy, doing what you love is key, as well as what is listed below.

1. Believe that you can be happy. Don’t start the day telling yourself you’re depressed and don’t deserve happiness. You have to know that you can be happy and that you deserve it.

2. Go outside! Get that Vitamin D, being outdoors, in the sun, and surrounded by nature really does help your mood lift. It relaxes your mind and makes you feel better (studies have proven it). Take a walk through trees or along the beach.

3. Let yourself be creative. Draw things, even if you’re a terrible artist (like I am) it’s still fun to look up different art activities or go outside and draw all over the driveway with chalk. Do what you want, go crazy and have fun with it.

4. Take risks and challenge yourself. Go on roller coasters, or take up new sports like surfing or jet skiing or zip lining. Get that adrenalin pumping and you’ll feel like you’re energized and ready to go (:

5. Don’t isolate yourself. Don’t let yourself be alone. Go out, interact with family and friends. Plan fun things to do together. Being with people meets your social needs which you do have, and meeting them makes you happier in general.

6. Talk to people about how you feel. Even if it’s just one friend you can confide in, letting those emotions out and not feeling that you’re the only one that knows them really does help. Don’t bottle up your emotions.

7. Forgive yourself. You won’t let yourself be happy and move on if you can’t forgive yourself. People mess up and make bad decisions, it’s in the past, and they help you learn what you did wrong. Your future is not based on your past mistakes. You can move past them and become a better person and feel better about yourself.

8. Take time for yourself every single day. Whether that’s sitting outside and just thinking about life, doing breathing exercises to clear the mind or meditating. Even just five or ten minutes really relaxes the body. And relaxation is key when stressed out, and leads to happiness.

9. Be confident in yourself. Build some self-esteem and self-confidence. You’re a beautiful person with a wonderful personality and a big heart. You deserve to be happy and you need to learn how to love yourself. When you feel better about who you are, you’ll be a lot happier.

10. (in response to 9), do things that make you feel good about yourself. Volunteer, do charity work, it will help you feel better as a person when you’re going out there and helping those who need it.

11. Be optimistic. Counter those negative thoughts every time they appear. If you say something in your mind negatively about yourself, find something to compliment yourself for. If you blame yourself for a small mistake, find a way to feel better about yourself to fix it. Don’t let the negative thoughts take over.

12. Focus on the good things. At the beginning of the day, tell yourself you won’t let the small things become exaggerated in your mind and make you upset. At the end of the day, look back on what made you smile instead of what made you hurt.

13. Treat yourself well. This is your mind, and your body, and you deserve to be treated wonderfully. Get enough sleep, eat three meals a day. Both of those affect the mind and really do make you happier. If you don’t eat enough and don’t sleep enough, it affects you negatively. If you hurt your body in any way, it goes back to affect you psychologically and you will not be happy if you’re purposely hurting yourself. If you’re having a bad day, treat yourself to a cookie or some ice cream and let yourself relax.

14. Be active. Exercise releases chemicals in the brain that make you more energized and happier.

15. Find a hobby or sport that you’re passionate about so you can work towards that and always have a goal in mind.

16. Do the things that you love to do and don’t hold yourself back because you think you won’t be good at something or can’t do it. (Never say you can’t do something that you should enjoy!)

17. Smile. A lot. Let yourself laugh. You deserve it. Smile every single day.

Every single one of you deserves to be happy, and it’s not easy but if you work towards it, it’s definitely possible.
I love all of you,

Jamie

five months old

 

Five months. We are now entering my very favorite stage of baby-hood. 5-8 months old.

I love this part. You are super-cute, super-smiley, learning new stuff every day, but, you don’t talk, crawl or walk yet. It’s perfect.

This month has been great. I feel like you have really grown a ton. Your Daddy was holding you the other day and I couldn’t believe how big you looked. LONG. You no longer resemble a newborn for sure (which you did for so long). You are now a baby. And while you’re still smaller than most other 5 month olds we see, people have stopped commenting on what a “peanut” you are.

I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that we started making you bigger bottles and supplementing you with formula this past month. We did this not because we were worried about your size, but with the hope that it would help you sleep a little better at night. Also, I was having a hard time making enough milk for you by pumping just four times a day (“just” - eyeroll).

You took to the formula with no problem at all, so we started giving you just a bit more to drink every day. This resulted in: chunkier thighs, a rounder belly and shoulder rolls. Still a teeny nugget, but filling out a bit.

I thought about giving you cereal the other day. Quinn had cereal for the first time when she turned 5 months old. But honestly, you don’t seem as interested in it as she was. You love to watch us eat, but don’t grab for forks the way she did, sit up as well or seem as focused on food. I figure we’ll just watch for your cues instead of following a standard timeline. Right now, you love your bottles (milk or formula) and hate nursing (unless it’s in the middle of the night or first thing in the am). So for now, I stay a slave to the pump.

You love your bouncy seat. We use it a lot upstairs when I’m taking a shower or when I’m getting ready. But lately, you figured out if you swing your legs wildly, it bounces like crazy. It’s pretty funny to watch. You bounce and bounce for 45 minutes at a time. Quinn was over that seat by the time she was your age. But, you figured out new ways to make it fun.

You are finally starting to play with toys. And by “play” I mean grab at things and stick them in your mouth. You also like to “play” with your hands and feet. Which means, they are always slobbery.

You have been doing a pretty good job sleeping in your crib at night although you still wake up almost every hour. It’s rough on us, and 99% of the time, you end up back in our bed, but we’ll figure out a way to survive, right? I don’t think we have a choice.

Other than the sleep issues, you are pretty easy-going. You are SUPER-smiley now, which is great. You love your sister more and more each day (and vice-versa). You  tolerate tummy time more often, like to roll over and have graduated from a swaddle to a sleep sack (big girl).

You love to talk, screech, babble and blow raspberries. You look at us when we call your name. You are becoming more aware of everything going on around you and definitely love to be part of the action. 

And did I mention how much you love to smile? Seriously, every time I look at you, you throw me this: 

It’s pretty great. Even when you don’t sleep, you’re a happy, happy girl.

We love you, Ruby James. Your beautiful smile is definitely one of the highlights of our family.

Happy 5 months.

anonymous asked:

Some tips for being happy?

1. Believe that you can be happy. Don’t start the day telling yourself you’re depressed and don’t deserve happiness. You have to know that you can be happy and that you deserve it.

2. Go outside! Get that Vitamin D, being outdoors, in the sun, and surrounded by nature really does help your mood lift. It relaxes your mind and makes you feel better (studies have proven it). Take a walk through trees or along the beach.

3. Let yourself be creative. Draw things, even if you’re a terrible artist (like I am) it’s still fun to look up different art activities or go outside and draw all over the driveway with chalk. Do what you want, go crazy and have fun with it.

4. Take risks and challenge yourself. Go on roller coasters, or take up new sports like surfing or jet skiing or zip lining. Get that adrenalin pumping and you’ll feel like you’re energized and ready to go (:

5. Don’t isolate yourself. Don’t let yourself be alone. Go out, interact with family and friends. Plan fun things to do together. Being with people meets your social needs which you do have, and meeting them makes you happier in general.

6. Talk to people about how you feel. Even if it’s just one friend you can confide in, letting those emotions out and not feeling that you’re the only one that knows them really does help. Don’t bottle up your emotions.

7. Forgive yourself. You won’t let yourself be happy and move on if you can’t forgive yourself. People mess up and make bad decisions, it’s in the past, and they help you learn what you did wrong. Your future is not based on your past mistakes. You can move past them and become a better person and feel better about yourself.

8. Take time for yourself every single day. Whether that’s sitting outside and just thinking about life, doing breathing exercises to clear the mind or meditating. Even just five or ten minutes really relaxes the body. And relaxation is key when stressed out, and leads to happiness.

9. Be confident in yourself. Build some self-esteem and self-confidence. You’re a beautiful person with a wonderful personality and a big heart. You deserve to be happy and you need to learn how to love yourself. When you feel better about who you are, you’ll be a lot happier.

10. (in response to 9), do things that make you feel good about yourself. Volunteer, do charity work, it will help you feel better as a person when you’re going out there and helping those who need it.

11. Be optimistic. Counter those negative thoughts every time they appear. If you say something in your mind negatively about yourself, find something to compliment yourself for. If you blame yourself for a small mistake, find a way to feel better about yourself to fix it. Don’t let the negative thoughts take over.

12. Focus on the good things. At the beginning of the day, tell yourself you won’t let the small things become exaggerated in your mind and make you upset. At the end of the day, look back on what made you smile instead of what made you hurt.

13. Treat yourself well. This is your mind, and your body, and you deserve to be treated wonderfully. Get enough sleep, eat three meals a day. Both of those affect the mind and really do make you happier. If you don’t eat enough and don’t sleep enough, it affects you negatively. If you hurt your body in any way, it goes back to affect you psychologically and you will not be happy if you’re purposely hurting yourself. If you’re having a bad day, treat yourself to a cookie or some ice cream and let yourself relax.

14. Be active. Exercise releases chemicals in the brain that make you more energized and happier.

15. Find a hobby or sport that you’re passionate about so you can work towards that and always have a goal in mind.

16. Do the things that you love to do and don’t hold yourself back because you think you won’t be good at something or can’t do it. (Never say you can’t do something that you should enjoy!)

17. Smile. A lot. Let yourself laugh. You deserve it. Smile every single day.

Every single one of you deserves to be happy, and it’s not easy but if you work towards it, it’s definitely possible.

-Jamie