i keep forgetting to bring it to school

She Never Stopped Smiling

by reddit user Pippinacious

Fly was an odd kid, even by odd kid standards. I met her in sixth grade, when our alphabetically ordered last names landed us in adjacent seats, and she turned to look at me with a cheerful, gap toothed smile.

“Hi!” She said.

“Hi.” I replied quietly.

I was shy and intimidated by my first day in middle school, but she wasn’t the least bit nervous.

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She Never Stopped Smiling

Fly was an odd kid, even by odd kid standards. I met her in sixth grade, when our alphabetically ordered last names landed us in adjacent seats, and she turned to look at me with a cheerful, gap toothed smile.

“Hi!” She said.

“Hi.” I replied quietly.

I was shy and intimidated by my first day in middle school, but she wasn’t the least bit nervous.

“I’m Eden, but nobody calls me that. They call me Fly, so you can too!”

“Um, thanks. I’m Stephanie.”

“We should be friends!”

“Ok.”

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Starting out at Nursing School: What you'll need!

Time management

  1. Planner - 1 page per day.
  2. Wall Calendar –for visualising what is coming up each month.
  3. Weekly to-do List – it feels great to be able to cross things off each week.
  4. Household Schedule – for keeping school in perspective with life.

Stationary

  1. Paper -  pocket notebook for clinicals, loose leaf paper, printer paper and index cards 3x5 and 5x8.
  2. Folders - 3-ring binder, display folders with plastic sleeves.                    
  3. Misc. - 3 holed punch, calculator, small stapler, staples.
  4. Pens, highlighters and pencils– for note taking. Highlighting key ideas and for drawing diagrams for study aids.

Technology/ devices

  1. Recorder – great for recording lectures and classes. Also comes in handy for recording any notes you make to so that you can reinforce concepts. It is important to make sure that your teacher gives permission for you to record as they may have a strict policy. More often than not they allow it for personal use and ask that you do not distribute it.  
  2.  Laptop/Desktop computer – important for accessing online content, doing assessments and checking emails. It is important to have internet access while completing nursing school, however if you are unable to have it at home, most public libraries and educational institutes provide computer labs to their students
  3. Printer/Scanner – for printing assessments and lecture notes. This is also convenient but not necessary, so if you are prepared to pay small fee at public libraries and other educational institutes they always have many on hand to access.
  4. IPod/mp3 player – amazing for unwinding to your favourite music or even uploading recordings of notes and lectures for extra reinforcement while going for a run or walking the dog. I personally love listening while I’m cooking or washing up.  

Nurse Stuff!!!

  1. Water proof watch – must have a second hand
  2. Stethoscope – Your school may have a particular one that they want you to use that is fairly cheap. If they allow other brands, Littman is very good and reliable and will definitely take you all the way through nursing school. However, make sure you have it engraved or don’t let it out of your sight as I have heard sooooooo many stories of them being stolen out of bags etc.
  3. Comfortable shoes – this is a no brainer. Nurses are on their feet all day and night so it is important to splash out where comfort and support is needed. Klogs, despite being some of the ugliest shoes to exist, are wonderful. Dansko are also really comfortable, as well as the brand Sanita which offers cute prints and colours.
  4. Durable bag - this one is also really important! A lot of people have said that a bag with wheels comes in good use when you’re lugging heavy books across campus. Please don’t use shoulder bags! You will wind up with an immense amount of strain on your shoulder, and they just aren’t practical.
  5. Scrubs – Scrubs are a bit of a grey area as there will be variations in what is required of students from school to school. Mostly blue are used I believe, but I may be wrong.
  6. Student uniform - this will be something you purchase from your school. It is important for when you are on placement so that you are recognised as a student from your school.
  7. Long sleeve tops – nurses have early starts and finishes so it is important to stay warm. Hospitals often aren’t the warmest of environments so having a few long sleave tops to layer up with is definitely worth it. 
  8. Penlight – penlights are like pens, you’ll start off the shift with a few spares but by the end you’ll be trying to trace your steps back to find one! They aren’t too expensive so whenever you, replenish your hoard! Haha
  9. Bandage/Dressing scissors – these will be your best friend. There’s no need to go out and by a ridiculously expensive pair. Just the basics that do their job!

 Books

  1. Medical Dictionary – every student needs one. It is so handy for looking things up and often they have small diagram explanations. I actually picked up a seventh edition Oxford minidictionary for Nurses which is great and it is the perfect size.
  2. Latest Drug guide – this is an important friend to the nursing student as there are so many drugs that we come into contact with. Make sure that you get an up to date one as there are new drugs out all the time.
  3. Thesaurus – this is just a helpful one for writing essays. I find myself looking for new ways to say something all the time and having a thesaurus gives you lots of options for words. Most computers have one built into their document writing system if you decide not to get one.
  4. Referencing Guide ­– as soon as you find out what kind of referencing your course uses for assignments, make sure you get a guide on how to do it correctly. You may pick up on it right away without needing one, but if you’re like me, it’ll help to be able to look it up whenever you need to. Note: never leaving referencing til last. Do it as you go!
  5. NCLEX Q’s book – the earlier you get yourself acquainted with NCLEX questions, the better. There are so many of these books out there. My advice would be to ask someone at school in a higher year, or one of your instructors, whether they can suggest a good one to you and go by that.
  6. Required Textbooks – you will either get a list of these given to you or it will be in your course outline under core texts. Buying textbooks brand new can be super expensive so I suggest you try and get them second hand. There’s is absolutely no shame in this, in fact it is the smarter thing to do.  Check textbook exchange pages for your school on Facebook, look at noticeboards, gumtree. EBay, craigslist and advertise on these that you are looking to buy. If you know someone the year or semester ahead of you, contact them and offer to buy them for a reasonable price. Unless the course changes dramatically year to year, you will be able to get away with having books a few editions behind. If you have the money and you want to buy them all brand new, then do so! There is something satisfying about accumulating textbooks… I myself have many!

In your bag

  1. Wallet – make sure you carry your student ID card, bus pass, drivers licence, cash cards and loose change for printing. Keep a photo of someone or something you love or that motivates you to keep going.
  2. Keys – don’t forget your house keys, car keys and if your school has lockers, get one and don’t forget to bring the key with you to school!
  3. Hand sanitizer – at nursing school lots of people turn into crazy OCD hygiene gurus, and for good reason! Travel size hand sanitizer is perfect to carry around with you whether it’s at school or on the floor!
  4. Lip balm/Moisturiser – because hospitals are cold and dry areas it good to make sure you have a chap stick or some paw paw ointment on hand to stop any wind burn, chapping or cracking. Moisturiser is a must. You will be constantly washing your hands and using hand sanitiser upon entering a room so it is important to put some moisture and life back into your poor little hand. Any vitamin E creams or aloe Vera based moisturisers will do the trick!
  5. Headphones - make sure you have a spare pair of ordinary headphones. Preferably not the apple ones as they don’t always work on school computers. Some computer labs or libraries at schools will sell these or loan them to students for a few dollars. Sometimes you’ll find yourself at university with a few hour between classes and you might want to re watch a lecture, but you don’t want to disturb other students in their study. You may simply just want to watch silly things on YouTube to cheer yourself up after a terrible day so make sure you are prepared.
  6. Tissues – make sure you have a travel pack of tissues. There may be day where you just feel like crap or have had very little sleep and just have a little melt down so tissues or face wipes can save the day!
  7. Water bottle – stay hydrated!! Try to stay away from caffeine where you can. We all know that the caffeine high is fast in reacting, but when you crash you crash hard. Just starting your day with a big glass of water can set you up for feeling good all day so carry it on through the day too! My university has refill places where you can refill your bottle without having to buy it or go to a bathroom.
  8. Lunchbox – Always pack lunch!! You will go through so much money buying lunch every day. If you don’t have time in the morning, prepare the night before or even cook for the week on Sunday and pop something into a microwave safe container to heat up at school. Make sure you have a few pieces of fruit, a handful of mixed nuts and some form of carbs and protein. Make sure you have a few muesli bars for back-ups, and I often freeze a little tub of yogurt for later in the day.

I hope this has been helpful people! Special thanks to peacelovekoala and nursekanika for their contributions to this post. Please reblog this so that any future nursing students can have a look at this and get some ideas! Also if you would like me to cover any other topics let me know and feel free to ask anything you like xx ourloveandtrials

Columbine, according to Dave Cullen
  • Eric: Dylan, WTF? Why haven't the bombs gone off yet?
  • Dylan: I can't hear what you're saying, Eric. I'm on the other side of school, waiting for all the innocent survivors to come fleeing out of the building so I can give them first-aid, remember?
  • Eric: Dude, did you even bring your first-aid kit?
  • Dylan: No, but I brought my Tec-9 and sawed-off shotgun and 400 rounds of ammunition.
  • Eric: Never mind. Just get over here so we can figure out what to do next.
  • Dylan: Actually, Eric, I think it would be better if you came over to me, because remember how scared you are that I'm going to run away? You keep forgetting that I don't want to be here.
  • Eric: Dude, are you drunk? You don't sound like the Dylan I know.
Coming out?

Q: So I’m pansexual gender fluid…im scared to tell anyone what do I do????

A: Coming out is a complicated thing, way more complicated than it should be. Deciding whether or not to come out is a big decision. For one thing, coming out is a process. Because we live in a heteronormative cisnormative society, almost everyone you meet will assume you are cisgender and straight until told otherwise. Often times you will have to keep coming out, at new schools, new workplaces, to new friends, sometimes to people who you’ve already told who forget. 

For your own safety, I would recommend you assess your situation before deciding whether or not to come out. Most people come out to those who are close to them first, such as friends or family members. If you are planning to come out to a person, or group of people, attempt to gauge their reactions by bringing up sexuality or gender in a day to day conversation. Essentially talk to them as if you are an knowledgeable ally and see where they stand. 

If they have positive responses or seem open to learning new things (especially in terms of lesser known identities such as pansexual and genderfluid, people may just have never heard those words before), you find these people trustworthy, and you can’t think of any other reason as to why you should stay closeted, then you’ve got a green light. If you are comfortable and ready, I would recommend coming out. 

If you find that the people/person is abrasive/aggressive/unwilling to learn about sexual orientations or genders that don’t fit with their current understanding of the world, I would be a little more careful. For example, if you are young and live with extremely homophobic, transphobic parents, coming out may not be the best option for your safety and security. 

Unfortunately, in that case, the trade-off is worry, fear, and a slew of other emotions associated with being closeted, all of which can impact your mental health. I wish I could say that coming out is easy for everyone. For people in certain situations, it is, but depending on where you live and the people around you, coming out can be downright dangerous. 

As someone who is closeted to some and out to others, it’s scary being closeted, the fear of being outed is constantly at the back of my mind. I’m really careful about who I tell. That being said,  I can say that it feels amazing to be able to be your whole self around other people, people who can appreciate you and accept you. It’s a breath of fresh air, like a weight off your shoulders. 

At the end of the day, coming out is up to you, so please consider your physical, emotional, and mental health while making your choice. I wish you all the luck. 

P.S. If you want to browse through some actual coming out stories and the range of reactions met to to them, I would recommend the blog outoftheclosetstories.tumblr.com

Sneaking In

A Wattpad request. I do not own any SPN characters. They belong to the creators of the show. 

Warnings: Mentions of drinking, being drunk, teenage rebellion

Pairings: Crowley x teen!daughter reader, Fem!teen reader x Robert Winchester(OC), Sam Winchester x Eileen Leahy, Dean Winchester

Originally posted by mysupernaturalblog

Being a half-demon had its perks. Being the half-demon daughter of the King of Hell had even more. You could, quite literally, get away with murder. Not that you ever tried. Well…okay there was that one time but, to be fair, the jerk deserved it. Unfortunately, it didn’t get you out of attending school. Your father insisted that you have a good education since he wanted you to help him rule Hell one day.

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I had to go back to my old school to pick up a t shirt from the LGBT club and the teacher who ran the club was walking me down to his office and he said “Yeah, I’ve been meaning to bring it to you in first period. But I keep forgetting.” So I told him that I didn’t go to that school anymore. He stopped dead in his tracks and turned around, put his hand on my shoulder. “Oh God, what happened? Are you okay?” He genuinely didn’t remember that I was a senior and that I had graduated.

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how about a oneshot where heiji and kazuha swap roles?

you have no idea what you unleashed here anon, but I’m glad you did. (also, it’s on AO3)


“So? Where is he?”

Mouri Ran was not the type to easily be intimidated- it took much more than the admittedly rather intense glower of an unknown stranger to leave her with any feeling of danger. What was the issue, however, was the fact that she completely hadn’t expected to be confronted with such a thing today. She’d been hoping for a pleasant outing with a new friend- not a confrontation with a young man speaking with a rather thick Kansai dialect.

“Where is who?” Ran blinked, instinctively moving her arms so that she brought Conan a bit closer to herself. He squirmed at it, but he’d thank her later if this got out of hand. “You’re going to have to be a little more specific than that.”

“What do ya mean, who? Yer with him, aren’t ya?” Leaning back, the young man cast a skeptical look down towards her, one brow shooting up. “Kudo, I mean, that Kudo guy! Who else would I be talkin’ about?”

“Kudo?” For a moment, Ran found herself briefly dumbfounded, as much as she knew exactly who he meant. It was everything else that was thoroughly confounding her- namely who this person was, what his problem with Shinichi was, and why he thought he’d be here with them to begin with. “If you’re asking about Shinichi, he’s not here.”

“So that’s the bastard’s first name?” Folding his arms in front of his chest, the young man didn’t appear satisfied by her answer. “There’s no way that guy’s not here! Not with the way Kazuha was goin’ on about meetin’ him here today, ta show him around Osaka, he’s not. And if he’s the type ta ditch her…”

Who’s the type ta ditch me?”

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Starting out in nursing school: an updated guide.

So back at the end of 2014 i made a list of everything you’d need to start nursing school… the reality is that this list was made before myself had ever started. I knew i wanted to make an updated version after going to university so here it is 3 years later. It makes me laugh so much! 

2014 Vs 2017

Not in original: 

Sense of humor
Strong stomach
Crazy Curiosity
And immunity to bitch hierarchy BS!

But seriously….

Planner - 1 page per day.

Wall Calendar –for visualizing what is coming up each month.
 
Weekly to-do List – it feels great to be able to cross things off each week.

Household Schedule – for keeping school in perspective with life.

Paper -  pocket notebook for clinicals, loose leaf paper, printer paper and index cards 3x5 and 5x8.

Folders - 3-ring binder, display folders with plastic sleeves.  
                  
Misc. - 3 holed punch, calculator, small stapler, staples.
      
Pens, highlighters and pencils– for note taking. Highlighting key ideas and for drawing diagrams for study aids.Technology/ devices.
       
Recorder – great for recording lectures and classes. Also comes in handy for recording any notes you make to so that you can reinforce concepts. It is important to make sure that your teacher gives permission for you to record as they may have a strict policy. More often than not they allow it for personal use and ask that you do not distribute it.   Most Lectures should be recorded onto an online system through your university where you can stream them or download to listen to as a study tools in your own time. Note: if your school does this, don’t think that you can get away with not attending as 9 times out of 10, the day that there is a system failure will be the day that your away.
        
Laptop/Desktop computer – important for accessing online content, doing assessments and checking emails. It is important to have internet access while completing nursing school, however if you are unable to have it at home, most public libraries and educational institutes provide computer labs to their students.
      
Printer/Scanner – for printing assessments and lecture notes. This is also convenient but not necessary, so if you are prepared to pay small fee at public libraries and other educational institutes they always have many on hand to access.
      
IPod/mp3 player – amazing for unwinding to your favourite music or even uploading recordings of notes and lectures for extra reinforcement while going for a run or walking the dog. I personally love listening while I’m cooking or washing up.  Nurse Stuff!!! 

Water proof watch – must have a second hand So a wrist watch is actually NOT ok! You’ll need a fob watch instead (hangs from shirt) as a wrist watch is a major health hazard and you’ll need to be washing all up in there repeatedly.

Stethoscope – 
Your school may have a particular one that they want you to use that is fairly cheap. If they allow other brands, Littman is very good and reliable and will definitely take you all the way through nursing school. However, make sure you have it engraved or don’t let it out of your sight as I have heard sooooooo many stories of them being stolen out of bags etc. Basically you can get away with not having your own …  most times you’ll need them will be in labs at school because everyone will be using them at once at it’s easier to just have your own, but out on placement there is always one with the obs gear and people aren’t running around with steths 24/7.       

Comfortable shoes – this is a no brainer. Nurses are on their feet all day and night so it is important to splash out where comfort and support is needed. Klogs, despite being some of the ugliest shoes to exist, are wonderful. Dansko are also really comfortable, as well as the brand Sanita which offers cute prints and colours. We just needed leather enclosed nurse shoes, something with support and durability.    

Durable bag - this one is also really important! A lot of people have said that a bag with wheels comes in good use when you’re lugging heavy books across campus. Please don’t use shoulder bags! You will wind up with an immense amount of strain on your shoulder, and they just aren’t practical. So I get away with my big ass handbag. I can throw my A4 notebook and bens in their as well as a snack and a bottle of water. Realistically you don’t have to take your textbooks with you to uni. They have them in the libraries do don’t break your body and cart the dead weights aound. 5.      
Scrubs – Scrubs are a bit of a grey area as there will be variations in what is required of students from school to school. Mostly blue are used I believe, but I may be wrong. NOT REQUIRED!!!!    

Student uniform - this will be something you purchase from your school. It is important for when you are on placement so that you are recognised as a student from your school. Make sure you have pockets in your pants!  Also I have three of the shirts and three sets of work pants. Note: get yourself a few sets of compression socks and save your feet and legs the pain.       


Long sleeve tops – nurses have early starts and finishes so it is important to stay warm. Hospitals often aren’t the warmest of environments so having a few long sleeve tops to layer up with is definitely worth it.  Yeah… no! Your not allowed to wear long sleeves. Its bear bellow the elbow in most facilities so buy yourself a singlet and tough it out!   

Penlight – 
penlights are like pens, you’ll start off the shift with a few spares but by the end you’ll be trying to trace your steps back to find one! They aren’t too expensive so whenever you, replenish your hoard! Haha Not really the case and only used for neuro obs. The first RN I ever worked with gave me his as a gift. He was lovely !     

Bandage/Dressing scissors – 
these will be your best friend. There’s no need to go out and by a ridiculously expensive pair. Just the basics that do their job! This is maybe one of the less important items you need when only starting out.    

Medical Dictionary – 
every student needs one. It is so handy for looking things up and often they have small diagram explanations. I actually picked up a seventh edition Oxford mini dictionary for Nurses which is great and it is the perfect size.    
 
Latest Drug guide – this is an important friend to the nursing student as there are so many drugs that we come into contact with. Make sure that you get an up to date one as there are new drugs out all the time. Try and get a hold of a mimms. Even if its an older edition they give you a great idea of different drug classes etc. buying an up to date guide is expensive and not worth it with the amount of annual changes made to them.

Thesaurus – this is just a helpful one for writing essays. I find myself looking for new ways to say something all the time and having a thesaurus gives you lots of options for words. Most computers have one built into their document writing system if you decide not to get one. Computer has this built in.       

Referencing Guide
 ­– as soon as you find out what kind of referencing your course uses for assignments, make sure you get a guide on how to do it correctly. You may pick up on it right away without needing one, but if you’re like me, it’ll help to be able to look it up whenever you need to. Note: never leaving referencing til last. Do it as you go!     

NCLEX Q’s book – 
the earlier you get yourself acquainted with NCLEX questions, the better. There are so many of these books out there. My advice would be to ask someone at school in a higher year, or one of your instructors, whether they can suggest a good one to you and go by that.  Not useful until later on.      

Required Textbooks 
– you will either get a list of these given to you or it will be in your course outline under core texts. Buying textbooks brand new can be super expensive so I suggest you try and get them second hand. There’s is absolutely no shame in this, in fact it is the smarter thing to do.  Check textbook exchange pages for your school on Facebook, look at noticeboards, gumtree. EBay, craigslist and advertise on these that you are looking to buy. If you know someone the year or semester ahead of you, contact them and offer to buy them for a reasonable price. Unless the course changes dramatically year to year, you will be able to get away with having books a few editions behind. If you have the money and you want to buy them all brand new, then do so! There is something satisfying about accumulating textbooks… I myself have many!In your bag.   

Wallet 
– make sure you carry your student ID card, bus pass, drivers licence, cash cards and loose change for printing. Keep a photo of someone or something you love or that motivates you to keep going.       

Keys – 
don’t forget your house keys, car keys and if your school has lockers, get one and don’t forget to bring the key with you to school!       

Hand sanitizer – 
at nursing school lots of people turn into crazy OCD hygiene gurus, and for good reason! Travel size hand sanitizer is perfect to carry around with you whether it’s at school or on the floor!       

Lip balm/Moisturiser
 – because hospitals are cold and dry areas it good to make sure you have a chap stick or some paw paw ointment on hand to stop any wind burn, chapping or cracking. Moisturiser is a must. You will be constantly washing your hands and using hand sanitiser upon entering a room so it is important to put some moisture and life back into your poor little hand. Any vitamin E creams or aloe Vera based moisturisers will do the trick!       

Headphones -
 make sure you have a spare pair of ordinary headphones. Preferably not the apple ones as they don’t always work on school computers. Some computer labs or libraries at schools will sell these or loan them to students for a few dollars. Sometimes you’ll find yourself at university with a few hour between classes and you might want to re watch a lecture, but you don’t want to disturb other students in their study. You may simply just want to watch silly things on YouTube to cheer yourself up after a terrible day so make sure you are prepared.    

Tissues 
– make sure you have a travel pack of tissues. There may be day where you just feel like crap or have had very little sleep and just have a little melt down so tissues or face wipes can save the day!     

Water bottle – 
stay hydrated!! Try to stay away from caffeine where you can. We all know that the caffeine high is fast in reacting, but when you crash you crash hard. Just starting your day with a big glass of water can set you up for feeling good all day so carry it on through the day too! My university has refill places where you can refill your bottle without having to buy it or go to a bathroom.     

Lunchbox – Always pack lunch!! You will go through so much money buying lunch every day. If you don’t have time in the morning, prepare the night before or even cook for the week on Sunday and pop something into a microwave safe container to heat up at school. Make sure you have a few pieces of fruit, a handful of mixed nuts and some form of carbs and protein. Make sure you have a few muesli bars for back-ups, and I often freeze a little tub of yogurt for later in the day. ;��N�*�uA �uQ�

my weakness is cecilos tbh

i could be doing anything, then if you bring them up i’ll go off on like a 3-hour tangent about them and forget what i was saying before

anyways i need to sleep because i keep making typos and i usually don’t make many

my fingers are fumblin this boy needs to sleep

bc i might also be going up to denver tomorrow after school, and might be at starfest for just saturday????

Hi! Are you a messy student? Or you just can’t seem to find it in yourself to be organised? Well, look no further! Because I’m the same. 

Lmao kidding aside, I came up with this idea while I was writing the about page of this blog which I actually just customised, and thought why not make a study/survival guide for students with the same study style as mine: unorganised. To put it simply, I just go and get shit done. 

This survival guide is for those of you who can’t do bullet journaling, can’t do planners, can’t make a well-written aesthetic to do list, can’t organise their files neatly and the list goes on.

#1: Keep all of your returned schoolwork in one file folder

Not every student has in it themself to get an expanding folder and go the extra mile. If you’re one of those people can’t do that, just keep everything that your teachers return in one folder so when the semester or quarter ends you know where to find everything, and you can organise them if your teacher ever wants you submit them for clearance.

#2: Always keep a ballpen in your pocket.

Keeping a pencil case is not on everyone’s agenda. You bring it to school, lose your pretty pens, and end up with nothing to decorate your notes. A single, black pen is enough I tell you. Before you head to school, put one in your pocket and KEEP IT THERE every time you finish writing. Aside from being economical, it’s also convenient.

#3: Write down whatever you need to do.

Just write it. It doesn’t matter if it’s pretty, properly aligned or whatever, you just have to write it, and keep it somewhere you don’t forget. For example, the front pocket of your bag. Or if you’re 90% sure you’ll lose or forget it anyway, just type it on your phone. Get home, and get shit done.

#4: Listen and participate during class discussions.

This is common knowledge for every student, but if you’re unorganised and your notes are shit or you can’t be bothered to spend your entire afternoon at home studying and revising notes, listen in class. You need to get the most out of those hours. 

#5: Keep your handouts in your notebooks.

Handouts are your best friend when your notes are incomplete. You don’t have to keep your handouts in a separate folder in a separate box in a separate shelf in a separate continent, you know. The best way to make sure you don’t forget where they are is by inserting them in your notebooks, by respective class of course. That is, if you don’t mind a bulky notebook.

#6: Arrange everything for exams and study in one day.

You don’t need to start studying a week before, a month before, a decade before. It’s more like, you have to get your materials in one place a week before your exams. So when you have to study, just get that stack and go over it one go. 

#7: Always get a good night’s sleep.

Another thing that should be common knowledge, but for students who are already unorganised, you can’t go and destroy your chances of waking up energised in the morning. A good morning is a start to a good day after all, no matter how much of your day you don’t have planned.

And that wraps it up! My 7 tips for the unorganised student aka people like me! These were all I could come up with and I’ll probably update this post some other time with more tips. This list is a manifestation of my habits as a student which I can’t really say are credible and worthy of being followed, but executing these with understanding of your own study habits is the definite way to go. Have a fun time studying, y’all!

wolfepack  asked:

You've not been bleh!!! I screenshot your stories so I can read them at school where I don't have internet, and I always want to leave comments about how good they are but I forget cuz I have to wait till there is internet 😭 I love your writing, it makes my day, and brings joy to my life, and your nic names for them (Tommy and Mar-Mar) make me want to cry with joy!!! I keep wanting to request a story but haven't thought of an idea yet...

You like Mar-Mar? Yay! I was worried it was dumb haha. But I’m glad you like it. And thank you for all the nice messages. I’m sure I’ll feel better tomorrow. Right now my cat is sitting on my lap and she won’t let me get up to brush my teeth

Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have school the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?
—  Oliver Sykes (Bring Me the Horizon)
what's in my school bag?¿

hey guys! today i’m just gonna share with you what’s in my school bag and some other school bag related tips!

what’s in my school bag?

the basic school necessities

  • my binder file

personally i find it easier to just carry one binder file with replaceable clear pockets with one pocket for each subject. it’s really convenient to take out any pocket if you do not have that subject the next day to lighted your load.
pros: a lighter school bag!!
cons: forget to bring a subject pocket and you’re dead

  • a notebook

i prefer to carry 1 notebook around in school and trash all my notes inside it. i start each lesson on a fresh side of the paper and use markers to write out the subject at the top of each page.
pros: there’s no need to carry multiple notebooks, thus giving you a lighter school bag
cons: it’s kinda difficult to find all your notes from the different subjects :(

*alternately you can use foolscap to write your notes and then file them away after each day! i didn’t realise this method until much later ugh*

  • textbooks (duh)

i’m not sure about other countries but here in singapore, students don’t change classrooms, but the teachers do the walking. we do have lockers but they’re not assigned to us, we actually have to rent them (and they’re pretty darn expensive). i usually leave my textbooks under my desk when i don’t need them so that i don’t need to bring so many books the next day. one advise would be to plan which subjects you want to study later in the day so that you don’t leave any textbook that you wanted to study under the table!!

  • water bottle

keeping you awake and more alert, your water bottle will be your new best friend the next day after late study nights. also refreshes your breath.

  • a box of sweets

in my school, we aren’t allowed to eat in class unless it’s medication, but i sneak a sweet or two in class to keep myself awake or to hold off my grumbling stomach for a while until recess or lunch. however, if you’re really lucky your teachers are chill with eating sweets in class to keep awake hehe

  • pencil case

confession time! i have four pencil cases in my bag. not kidding. one for my normal school stationery, the staples in every students pencil bag. then i have another one for my coloured pens and markers and highlighters, one for my post-its and other tags and another one as an emergency pencil case if i forget to bring my main pencil case (being the worry-wart i am). but organisation of pencil cases is really important as well! if you often buy new stationery and always end up putting them all into your pencil case like me, it’s good to filter out the pens you always use and the pens that aren’t that often used to lighten your pencil case!

the essentials

  • portable charger and/or your charger head, and your cable(s)

this is so important, especially if you need a laptop for school. no one likes a phone or laptop that dies half-way in school. that sucks.

  • lip balm

if you have dry lips like me, a lip balm is a must! so irritating to have cracked and dry lips during colder days.

  • an emergency kit

not asking you to bring a whole first-aid box, but just the essentials for a woman-emergency, band-aids, maybe even medicated oil in case of a stress headache. it’s always good to be prepared.

some tips!

  1. always pack your bag the night before or ensure that you have enough time to pack your bag! it’s not gonna work out if you do not have time to properly pack your bag. i often find myself forgetting my binder or a worksheet or my pencil case when i’m running late and didn’t pack the night before hehe.
  2. always clean out your bag for scraps of paper or unnecessary things! i cannpt emphasise how important this is!! make sure you only pack what you need and make sure your bag is free from any pieces of paper crushed to the base of your bag! i don’t know why but this always makes me feel so lazy to pack and organise my things when this happens.
  3. get a bag that you really like as well and decorate it however you like! i don’t know about you but somehow having a bag that you really like kind of makes you motivated or excited for school during a new school term or year. and feel free to hang keychains or pin badges on it! it gives you bag a more personalised look and feel :)

AAAAAND that concludes my post on what’s in my school bag! i hope you guys have a better idea of what to prepare in your bag!

i swear this post  is so long overdue but stay tuned for the next post!!

ULTIMATE CSUN DORM MOVE-IN GUIDE

It’s that time of year again. I made a list last year of things to take to CSUN for those moving in to the dorms.  I have made some changes but this should help you a lot. If you guys have any questions about anything, don’t be shy to shoot me a message.

Rule of thumb, if you’re rude or demand anything, I won’t help. I’ve gotten enough of those from you kids.

Ok, I was thinking how helpful it will be to make this. This is my first year here, but I moved in during the summer session so I know what we need.

What to bring:

KITCHEN:

1. A MICROWAVE - I can not tell you how important it is you bring one! CSUN Dorms doesn’t offer microwaves with your kitchen. Message your roommates and see if anyone has one. Kitchen or not, you need one!

2. A toaster - Or suffer with soft, cold bread. Bread = College food essential. Learn to enjoy it, along with noodles and Ramen.

3. All kitchen things if you have one - Food, dishes, forks, spoons, pans and pots, paper towels, cloth towels, dish soap, spatulas, strainer…Oh, and a water bottle! The sink water won’t kill you here.

ROOM:

4. Clothes - You know. Shirts, pants, socks, blah. JUST DON’T FORGET A TOWEL!

5. Fun stuff - TV, gaming stuff, iPods, chargers, cords, books, headphones, speakers, whatever makes you happy. There is room.

6. Bedding - THESE BEDS SUCK! It took me over a week to get over how hard they are. The size is a Twin XL, so go get bedding for that. To save yourself a lot of misery, get a bedding pad or whatever it is called. An $80 investment at Costco will save your soul and sleep.

7. Internet cord - The wifi can get pretty bad here. Get a 6’ cord, you’ll be pumping a beautiful 30 mb/s into your computer/gamig system. Do it.

BATHROOM:

8. All hygiene things - Conditioner, shampoo, soap, scrubs, toothbrush, face wash, moisturizers, SUN SCREEN (!!!!!!), ear swabs. Things like that. And of course a garbage can. That’s a must have.

SCHOOL:

9. Pencils, pens, notebooks, LAPTOP AND CHARGER, binders, highlighters, flash cards…

OTHER THINGS:

10. Food, laundry, toilet paper money - ALWAYS KEEP THIS TO THE SIDE! Housing doesn’t offer free toilet paper or laundry. $10 per month for laundry, split up toilet paper with roommates, and make sure to always have food money. ALWAYS.

THINGS NOT TO BRING:

1. All those things you’re debating if you should bring or not. Don’t. You’ll end up screwing yourself and your roommate over. Don’t be that guy…or girl. Keep all your collections at home, don’t bring giant stacks of CDs or DVDs, no mountain of plush toys, no useless toys, no books you’re going to “read because you should.” No. We know that last one won’t happen anyways.

2. All your drama - College. Not high school. I was living with a 47 year old (hell), and this guy still hasn’t grown up. Don’t be my 47 year old roommate.

Aaaannnd…that’s my Dorming guide for you guys. I have been using this list for moving anywhere and it has saved me the hassle of forgetting things behind. I am moving in this Wednesday (July 23rd) so I’ll be there to answer questions if needed. I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your summer! 

My Freudian Slip

Summary: School!AU. Dan Howell is a mess, but so is Phil Lester. And for some reason– that sort of brings them together. 

or, the one where Dan is a prostitute and Phil doesn’t want to come out of the closet.

Genre: angst (see warnings)

Length: 13k

Warnings: drug and alcohol abuse, sexual escapism, dubcon/rape, prostitution, depression, suicide, violence, emotional manipulation, harassment, swearing, internalised homophobia, homophobic slurs, literally everything

A/N: The relationship described in my story is not meant to be romanticized or replicated! This was just a story I’d wanted to tell for a long time now, and even though it took a good 3 months I’m very happy with it. I think it brings the emotion I’ve been trying to write for a while now, and I’m glad I was able to do that :’) 

Read on Ao3 recommended if mobile won’t load

Playlists → inspired by the song “walking disasters”

Dedicated to @cxxrlee , Jorgen and @besarcasm

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Pop psychology dictates that the sum of our past is the key to our future.

Everything we do, from the naming of things we think we’ll need to the color of sweater we pick, who we call when we’re scared to what we drink when we’re stressed is all because of our history.

And for Dan, that makes a lot of sense.

So he looks ahead. In front of him is navy hair, the old Psychology class’s track lights washing his skin into a blue and the small freckles into a brown only he can see this close up. The room is the same, empty and cold, but the back row English Senior’s hands are softer than downtown and he likes it. Fingers trail to the small of his back and his uniform is coming undone again– a striped tie loses its noose and he wonders if the walls could talk if they would laugh at him like his mother watching her daytime talk shows.

He wouldn’t blame them.

God- you’re so hot. You know that right?

That makes him smile. He’s heard it a million times, but still he pulls the navy haired boy to his neck and stills it, feels the bruises start to bloom and the intake of breath soon after scratches his throat like nails on a chalkboard.

He can’t really wrap his mind around it, but he doesn’t focus on it either. The warmth of the boy’s hands are enough.

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Tips for the Beginning of Your School Year or Semester

Hello Everybody! 

I know that many of you are starting your school year or semester and I wanted to make a list of things for you guys to keep in mind while tackling your new classes just to keep you focused and less stressed. I hope these help you out! 

Tip 1: Start your year or semester with a Positive Mindset! I know things happen that are out of our control, trust me, I thought I would be starting off my senior year in college healthy and ahead of everything, but I got into a horse riding accident 4 days before my first day of classes started and I’m not going to lie, sitting through 2 hour classes with a sore back is pretty brutal, but that is okay! Nothing can really hold us back from excelling and doing well. Also, not complaining really helps people move forward and be able to not give up and keep trying hard. It’s hard to not complain, but it’s a lot healthier to bring yourself up than to bring yourself down. 

Tip 2: Do not forget to Take Breaks or Relax if you feel stressed! It’s okay to take time for yourself to help unwind and collect your thoughts if you are struggling. 

Tip 3: Try your hardest no matter what! Even if you may fail or do not perform as well as you had hoped, keep trying and you will be able to succeed! One bad score does not mean you will fail an entire class or course, I promise. 

Tip 4: Make the most out of your semester or year! Just because you are in school does not mean you cannot create memorable moments or you cannot have fun! You are only a student once in your life, and when people say these years are the best years of your life, they really are so make the most out of them and have fun! 

I hope you all find these tips helpful and if you need any advice or just some words of encouragement, don’t hesitate to message me! 

Good luck to you all! 

-Zena 

Super Rich Kids

Summary: asshole!Luke Hemmings considered that life was just ok. Even though he had “friends”, a girlfriend, grades good enough to get into whatever college he wanted, reigning king of the top of the food chain in school, and money to throw away- Luke still was unsatisfied. So what happens when a new girl from big apple New York moves to Australia and he can’t help but feel intrigued with her “playing hard to get” façade.

Word Count: 550

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anonymous asked:

I really liked the 'type of student' headcannon... Who would Mercy, Junkrat, Sym, McCree and Reinhardt be?

thanks! glad you liked it <3 doing D.Va and Mei as well 

Mercy: The one who always has good grades herself, but somehow still manages to have extra time to help others. 

Junkrat: He’d be extremely loud and very oblivious. Wouldn’t be able to sit still during the classes. 

Symmetra: She’d be the ‘I know it all’-type. Would offer answers instead of asking questions. Would be super smart without even opening a textbook. 

McCree: The one who forgets everything. His book so he has to share, his pen, paper … what class he’s in. 

Reinhardt: He’d ask questions all the time. In every subject, and about everything. 

D.Va: The one whose phone keeps ringing throughout the class. 

Mei: The one who always brings snacks to school and chews really loud during the classes. 

Exoluxion in Malaysia 120316

1. Jongdae being a loud kid himself suddenly shout ‘selamat datang’ which means welcome for his first greeting. Im so proud he made an effort to speak in malay 

2. Lets talk about all the scream jongdae deserves to get but he didnt bcoz im probably the only jongdae stan there rip. Bbh osh kai kyungsoo and pcy are mostly getting the attention and oh yixing too! Yixing gets loved a lot theres nothing i want more. Sehun doesnt need to do anything this kid just breath and the fans already scream :’D

3. The weather is so fucking hot, they already drenched in sweat in just like 3 songs! it was still fine during the star and exodus and when its time for hurt they take off their coat you can see most of them are performing with the black shirt only with rolled up sleeve.

4. Jongdae randomly shout selamat datang again (lol this kid) during peterpan

5. Jongdae’s mistake during lucky. When he started earlier than he should be for the second verse lol he made suho confuse if he was wrong instead. Hes so cute i still remember hes playing innocent face ><

6. Suho always try to speak english once he said  stadium merdeka is beautiful and youre beautiful too lol awkward then jongdae saved him by saying he likes it when suho speak english. Jongdae you sweetie pie.

7. Have i told you how hot it is here during the concert they never forget to ask us to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and once jongdae ask if we all have one bottle mineral with us while scanning the crowd :’)

8. Pcy and minseok try to teach us to say wanbyeokhan areumdaum for machine but it was already three times we still didnt get the correct phrase pcy finally give up lol hes so done with us.

9. Machine, drop that, let out the beast!!!!!! God i barely can remember anything during these part. It was the best part tbh i jump and scream like crazy. And i tot malaysian exols are so…polite…lol they were not crazy enough. How in the world like guys get up and party hard its once in a life time. XD and i was like the only one whos excited when they shout go junmyeon and go minseok for once i tot i attend the wrong concert or i sit at the wrong section i should have been at the pit instead but im scared of being stepped on lol

10. I heard they propose to sing happy birthday song for xiumin for fan project but it didnt get approved but they sing it anyway. Lol they miss the timing, first they sing it when its kai’s turn to speak it was awkward and kai just keep speaking so fail lol. Then when it was sehun’s turn, they sing it again lol sehun like what?(insert sehun’s pretty face here lol) Then suho ask us whose bday is it today and we answer minseok and sehun whine saying its still a long way to go. But suho said lets sing it anyway and we sing it together for minseok! That was the first time i heard they sing without the music live and they sound so beautiful even its just a bday song

11. It was when the last ment they look so fucking tired and sweating and their face are so pale it was so obvious specially suho sehun and jongdae too! I will never forget his pale sick face he looks sick and hes not as cheerful as he usual self. 

12. Suho said he invites us all to seoul for the encore and he really wants to bring us all there and he said seoul is cold youre gonna miss malaysia lmao and we confidently said no rip us and jongdae ask us if we dont have school tomorrow lol i’ll quit school for you bae >:(

13. i keep on shouting jongdaes name someone even hush me up lmao there was once during the ment when everyone already tired i guess and theyre not really answering and jongdae ask something i shouted yes and i was like the only who shouted and jongdae narrowed his eyes towards my direction lol rip that was the greatest moment of my life i grabbed his attention :’)

14. There are a lot of fanboys too theres a fanboy behind me he sing along to miracle in december from start until the end :’)

15. So what else…

16. Lemme suffer from the post concert syndrome by myself rip me i didnt know its gonna be this hard omg how to recover :’(

Okay bye :)