i did this in 30 minutes

anonymous asked:

How do you do it, Mary... I'm at the point of the semester when I'm starting to wonder if I even pass it. And I see people like you being the "doers" - ambitious and successful... And I can't even look into my textbook. I'm going to be a doctor, for christsake, I should know my stuff! How the hell do I become strong enough to do this? You're so inspiring, but I can only sit and stare at your success, because I have no idea how to follow, hah. Sorry for a desperate message :/ Love your blog! ♥

Mate, listen up: Social media isn’t the whole picture. I try my best to portray all sides of my life on here and on my instagram, but reality is that me spending literally 70% of this sunday in bed reading fanfiction isn’t as instagramable as the 30 minutes of studying I did the day before. Oh and for the record, the other 30% of the sunday I spent watching project runway. 

I feel you more than you know, and I think genuinely the entire community and all students do. We always feel that other people are doing more and that we need to keep up. And yeah, sometimes they’re doing more, but a lot of the time they’re feeling exactly the same as you. At this point in the semester just about everyone are sick of what they’re doing. 

What I would recommend is taking it one step of the time. I can never get started on doing stuff until I know exactly what I need to do, so I start by writing it all out. Then I usually have a little cry over how long the list is. Then I get myself a snack, get comfy and ignore everything but the first thing on the list. I usually find that once I get going, once I have one small and manageable thing to focus on, everything gets a bit easier. Also, if you’ve been in a slump and you’re just getting back on the wagon; take it slow. Don’t schedule 89 tasks on the first day. Start with one or two, then reward yourself with some netflix and if you’re feeling up for it, do some more. Pace yourself, take care of yourself and try to avoid burnout. Work up to doing more.

I’m not as successful as you think, anon, but I can tell you that it’ll all be alright. Just remember to take care of yourself and don’t beat yourself up. You can do this. We all can! x

Piano Lessons

I take private piano lessons at a studio. That means that for a half hour each week (and sometimes an hour if I need it) I am in a small room with just my piano teacher. No interruptions, no other people, nothing.

Since I went to my lesson today in a lee mood, I came up with this scenario.

Wouldn’t it be great if my piano teacher was a ler?

I have 30 minutes in a private room with my ler. No one walking in. Nothing to hide. Just a “piano lesson with my teacher”. Nothing weird.

I could be practicing my song, and my teacher/ler is walking behind me. I get really into the song, and then I feel fingers dig into my sides. I mess up. And that’s when the teasing starts. “Why did you mess up? What was that, Mikayla? Start again.” So I do, and the cycle just continues.

Maybe it’s subtle distracting teases. As I’m playing, I can feel soft traces all over my back. I have to continue, I can’t left it affect me. I can’t mess up. And I have no way of protecting myself, my hands are being used for playing.

Or maybe as I’m playing, teases are being whispered in my ears. “The tickle monster is gonna get you Mikayla. Better not mess up princess, or else it’s gonna getcha!! Aww poor thing, you’re such a ticklish wittle baby aren’t you? Yes you are!” Imagine being forced to play piano, or focus on anything else actually, while that’s being whispered to you.

And imagine the threats. “Start here. If you mess up, you get tickled. If you play legato instead of staccato, it’s another minute. I hear you like raspberries. If you slow down the tempo, you’re gonna try again, while I raspberry your neck.”

I usually hate piano lessons, but if this was what I got to look forward to every week, I’d be more than happy to go to lessons, and maybe even stick around for some “extra help”.

I think it’s fabulous that the Southern community ostracized the Dixie Chicks until they weren’t relevant anymore and as of 30 minutes ago they’re officially more relevant than any of the people who kicked them out. They tried like hell to keep Bey off that stage, and not only did she get on the stage, she brought the people who were banned BY the RIGHT-WINGED conservatives with her. It’s a racist Republican’s worst nightmare. Suck it.

*Edited for clarification because people are confuzzled. Yes I know they are not left-winged. I’m not stupid. :P

Oh my god.
I had a dream where they asked me to play piano at Trump’s inauguration and I said I would and I got booked for 30 minutes and all I did was play “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and then flipped him off and then I left and everyone had to just sit there for 25 minutes until my time slot was over and when I woke up I almost cried when I realized it didn’t actually happen.

a few things that i did in high school that i never really told anyone about

- for the first 3 years of high school i straight up stole lunch from the cafeteria daily (i had no money and i didnt want to hassle my mom to make me lunch every day) and was not caught once.

- whenever i wanted to get out of school a few minutes early to beat the rush of cars and busses out of the parking lot, i would go to the bathroom during 5th period and call the school office pretending to be my brother to release me 30 minutes early.

- i spent a good amount of lunch periods in the art room with my friend chris. i doodled every so often (occasionally helping chris with a project) and i stored stuff on the art shelves. they were never stolen or removed

- i created a micro-economy of apple juice cups between at least 100 students. i traded 2 cups for a belt with weed designs all over it, the weed belt for an arizona, and the arizona for a few bucks. the cups of apple juice were given out with school lunches, along with chocolate milk and regular milk. the milks never caught on in the AJ economy for some reason. possibly because they didnt taste as good after one hour out of refrigeration, and th AJ could stay good for several days

- i had a busted-up baby doll in my backpack the whole year which i got from an activity in science where the baby was ripped. i took it from the trash before anyone else could nab it. whenever i dug through my backpack and someone saw and asked about it, i would ask what they meant and deny that it was in there

- i convinced my history teacher to let me use my phone in class. whenever anyone was told to put their phone away and they said “what about chase? hes got his phone out” the teacher would say “chase has proven that he can listen and use his phone at the same time”.

- i got out of doing math homework for an entire year because the math teacher knew me and trusted that i would study and pass tests. the math teacher was also into homestuck, watched anime with students during lunch every wednesday, and would occasionally show meme videos on the projector if we finished up early or it was a special occasion. she was cool

- once after PE i was in the locker room and a few upperclassmen were fuckin around and one got his nuts out and were teasing me to touch them because they knew i was gay. when i did touch them without hesitation they freaked out and said that I was the weird one, even though they were telling a minor to touch their balls.

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I started a Harry Potter themed sketchbook for Inktober 2015… I’d planned to spend 10-15 minutes on a page and move on. I didn’t finish the whole 30 days due to work, so I promised myself I’d fill the whole book by October 31st, 2016… and I did. Here is the book in it’s entirety, every page! They rolled from being “quick” pieces to crazy, hour+ long sessions. I guess it turned into a love letter from me to the Potter books by the end of it. I had a blast drawing this… enjoy!

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me trying to romance Jaehee after doing Zen’s route.

Buster and Nancy stop to chat while Mike is left to suffer and Eddie just enjoys his time @owivizzle

“Aunt Deb and her partner” did this show seriously just imply Steven has a lesbian aunt, because she needs to become a character on the show asap.

i am all for james f potter trying to spoil the fuck out of his wonderful friend and then girlfriend lily evans and she always hated it because people already thought she was just with him for his money and also there is NO REASON TO SPEND MORE THAN 7 POUND ON LITERALLY ANTHING. so here is an incomplete list of shit james did/ got for lily that resulted in at least 30 minutes of arguing 

  • everyone knows lyra and the puffskiens are lilys favorite band so james pulled a few strings and surprised her with a personal meet and greet with the whole band before their show that he also got fRONT ROW TICKETS TO
  • during the summer lily wrote james a letter and briefly mentioned that she missed being around other wizards so he picked her up and tried to take her to the fucking quidditch world cup but she fought him for 2 hours before he finally said, “For merlins sake lils, I already bought the tickets and paid for everything and sirius is waiting for us so take my hand so we can already fucking go” and she finally relented
  • bought lily an OBSCENE about of candy like more than “we’ll take the lot” because she was bummed out about something
  • tried to bribe 4th years to give lily a piggy back home after she got shwasted at a party
  • giving lily 25 large gifts everyday leading up to christmas such as: actual diamonds, A CAT, super good tickets to the ballet, a new violin, hired an orchestra to play to her during their hogsmeade date, ect JAMES THATS NOW HOW ADVENT CALENDERS WORK DUDE
  • literally just buying anything lily looked at for more than 30 seconds