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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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💖How To Be Little At School!💖

So all littles/regressors (Whatever you may call yourself) can be cute and safe at school!

1. Get a backpack with character!

Function AND fashion are important! Make sure it makes you feel confident!

2. Dress up your keychain!

Just to make sure your keychain is easily recognizable and everyone will know it’s yours, spice it up! Put cute knick-knacks on them to make them your own!


3. Stay hydrated! 

It’s SUPER important to make sure you have water throughout the day, especially if you live in a hotter climate, so make sure you get a good reusable water bottle. It’s better for the environment, can come in super cute designs, and can be insulated so your drink is cold all day!

It also helps if your backpack has a bottle holder compartment for ease of carrying!


4. Bring a buddy!

Whether it be a stim toy, for neuroatypical littles, a stress ball, or just a little stuffie, anything that can make you feel like you have a friend is very important to take! Make sure it’s not too big, someone might question why you brought a huge stuffed unicorn to school!


5. Cute supplies!

Whether it be writing or coloring utensils, or cute erasers, these items will make you feel excited even in boring classes! bring cute memo cards/boxes to remember any little assignments or notes throughout the day! (I know I’m forgetful.) Lip balm, hand sanitizer and lotion helps you to feel comfortable all day! Hand sanitizer is important so you don’t get sick, especially if you have a weak immune system like me!


6. Stay healthy!

Bring approved medications with you at all times so you can be ready for everything that might happen! Get probiotics or multivitamins to keep health at the best it can be!


7. Lastly, show off who you are!

Be you at all times. Don’t pretend to be something you aren’t, it’ll make things worse for you! You’re a treasure and school shouldn’t make you feel any different! For me, I put a lesbian flag pin on my bag to show my personal pride! Little pins or DIY projects can really make you feel one of a kind, like you should be! (Warning: Do not try and come out in unsafe places. be safe AT ALL TIMES!) 💖

I hope this helps any young ones going to school! Pay attention, do great, have fun, and don’t get too stressed! School isn’t everything, and if you do your best, that’s all anyone can ask for! 💖 💖 💖 💖

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

A Little Saving (Secrets)

Summary: After leaving your assassin life behind, you seek a new life to forget your past. Nick Fury brings you into the life of the Avengers, posing as Tony Stark’s personal assistant. But, what happens when your secret’s revealed?

A/N: Hey, all! Since school has started, I won’t be able to update and write as frequently. I’m still in the process of writing, but please keep in mind that my time is limited because of college applications and my AP classes. Happy reading! 

Pairing: Avengers x Reader, (Eventual) Steve x Reader.

Secrets Masterlist


The next morning, you gathered the courage to step out of your room at the same time everyone else was. You made your way to the coffee pot and poured yourself a cup.

“I just want to know where she is,” you heard Natasha say behind your back. You froze as you reached for the sugar. “She’s the most badass assassin in the game, but she just dropped out. I always admired her stealth and skill.”

“Who are you talking about?” Natasha looked Bucky dead in the eyes and rolled her own. 

“Does Shadow ring a bell? I pretty much spend my free time talking about her.” 

“Huh,” said Bucky. “Well, tell me more.” 

“She’s a badass. I don’t know how to put it more simply.” 

“How do you know Shadow’s a girl?” Bucky asked.

“With a body like that, you don’t mistake her for a boy.” 

You smiled to yourself and stirred the sugar in your coffee. 

“I only wished I got to see her again. I didn’t actually get to meet her face to face. We crossed paths in Moscow before she dropped off the radar. I don’t know where she is now, but I want to know why she dropped out. Rumour says she was killed.” 

“How can a skilled assassin be killed? You’re not dead,” Bucky pointed out. 

“Yeah, but everyone’s either saying she’s dead or that they killed her. You can’t really think anything else.” 

Natasha had a point. You were happy to know that the world of assassins thought you were dead. This meant you didn’t have to work so hard at concealing your alias. 

“What do you think about Shadow, Y/N?” You turned around to be met with Natasha and Bucky’s curious eyes. 

“Me?” They nodded. “Well, I haven’t really heard of her. I’m not really in the assassin business,” you said, trying to keep your cool. “She sounds pretty cool, though. It’s a shame she’s dead.” 

“Probably dead. Nothing’s for certain,” Natasha said. “Man, I’d really like to meet her. I really want her to teach me this move she always does. She looks like she’s flying, but she’s actually jumping a long distance behind her opponent before they can reach her.” You tried to suppress a smile and did so by sipping your coffee.

“Are we talking about Shadow again?” Wanda asked as she made her way to the three of you, followed by Steve and Pietro. 

“I’m sorry! I’m a real big fan of her work. You guys weren’t former assassins so you wouldn’t understand.” Pietro playful glared at Natasha. 

“Barry Allen’s my version of Shadow,” Pietro said. “He’s quick. Not as quick as me, but still quick.” 

Wanda smiled when she saw you standing. 

“Y/N, it’s really good to see you,” she said. You grinned. 

“Good morning, Wanda.” You were fully aware that she could read your mind at any moment, but you were trained to keep people with her abilities out of your head. For the most part, you had been doing a good job, but you soon realized she didn’t read people’s minds if she didn’t have to. Wanda was kind like that. 

“Would you mind pouring me a cup and add a splash of cream, and three sugars?” You nodded and began fixing her a cup. 

“She’s not your personal assistant,” Steve said. 

“Yeah, but she’s closer.” You laughed. 

“It’s fine, Steve. It’s no big deal, it’s just coffee,” you said, handing Wanda her cup. She took a sip. 

“I am in coffee heaven.” The group laughed. 

“You know, Y/N, you’re very quiet. I don’t see you around very much,” Pietro said. Wanda slapped her brother’s shoulder. “What?” 

“You can’t just stay stuff like that and be so blunt. It’s rude,” Wanda whisper-yelled. 

“No, it’s fine. I guess I’m just the really quiet type. Not really shy, just quiet. Plus, you Avengers kind of intimidate me,” you said.

“Why do we intimidate you?” Steve asked. 

“I don’t know,” you said. “You guys are such heroes and I’m the personal assistant.” What you said was half true. The Avengers were doing so much good, but here you were, trying to forget your past by working as a personal assistant. 

“We’ve all had our demon days, Y/N. I highly doubt any of us hasn’t done anything bad,” Wanda said, reassuring you. You shrugged.

“I guess. I don’t really do much on the scale that you guys do. It’s pretty cool though, being able to see you both in action and at home.” 

“You should join us for dinner one day,” Wanda said. “Right guys?” Everyone agreed, but Steve was the one who seemed more excited than the others. 

“Yeah, you should! That way, you can sample my cooking,” he joked. You remembered what he said from the other night and laughed. 

“Am I missing something?” Pietro asked. Steve shook his head. 

“Just a little inside joke,” he explained. Tony popped his head in. 

“Hey, guys, Fury wants us in the meeting room. We have a mission. Y/N, if you could pretty please organize my reports and return a few phone calls?” Tony pleaded. You sighed and nodded. 

“On it,” you said. Everybody parted ways and you sat in Tony’s chair, looking at the mounds of paperwork you had to go through. 


You hadn’t noticed that the team left. The jet’s pretty quiet and the fact that it can turn invisible didn’t help. You paid no mind, however. The paperwork and folders in front of you were becoming less and less as you typed information into a folder in the computer. After hours of managing, you decided to take a break. It was noon and you didn’t expect the team to be back until late. Tony had said they’ll be back at sundown the latest. You huffed and came back to the paperwork. 

The desk was clean and you could see the glass underneath. The data had been put into the computer and the calls had been answered, but there was no sign of the team. The sun had almost set and you didn’t get any word from Tony. Curiously, asked FRIDAY if the team was back. The team hadn’t even reached the hangar and the invisible jet wasn’t actually sitting in the hangar. It wasn’t even there. 

Panic started to settle into your body. Of course, you had been used to the team, mostly Tony, being away for long periods at a time, but he was always sure to keep you updated and give you things to do. Now that you had free time and absolutely no idea where they were, you began to fear for the worst. 

You tried to call Pepper, but she didn’t pick up. You cursed and forgot that she was attending an expedition in Paris for the next two weeks, so she must’ve been fast asleep by now. You paced back and forth in Tony’s office, looking outside at the sky. The sun was gone from sight and you could only see the sun’s rays lighting the sky. It would be dark soon and Tony hadn’t called or texted you. 

“FRIDAY, can you get me Tony’s location?” you asked. 

“I’m unable to get his location. His GPS is turned off.” Huh. That was weird.

“Okay, what about Steve?” 

“Captain Rogers’ GPS is turned off.” You frowned. 

“Wanda?” 

“Hers as well.” 

“Bucky?” 

“His too.” 

“Anyone on this goddamn team?” 

“Unable to find a location,” FRIDAY responded. You sighed and subbed your head. You didn’t know where to go. You were sure the agents downstairs were handling things. but you couldn’t sit still. You walked to the kitchen, through the hallways, to the living room, but you couldn’t seem to bring yourself to go to sleep. 

Your phone buzzed in your back pocket. You almost screamed for joy when you saw Fury’s contact name on your phone. 

“FRIDAY, run a location,” you instructed. You picked up the phone. 

“I can’t talk for long,” Fury said when you answered. “The team and I are trapped somewhere. The men who intruded our building are keeping us hostage,” he said, breathing heavily. “Y/N, I know this is asking for a lot, but I need you to save us. I don’t know anyone else who can do that. Look in the back of your closet.” 

The signal dropped at the call disconnected. 

“Fury?” you asked over and over again. “FRIDAY, do you have a trace?” 

“I do. Should I send the coordinated to your phone?” 

“Yes please. Don’t inform the agents that I’m gone. If I’m not back by sunrise, tell them the location.”

You didn’t wait for FRIDAY’s response. You headed to your closet and did as Fury instructed. You frowned when you saw nothing out of the ordinary, but found a red button at the top of the dresser. The back opened and revealed a black, skin-tight suit with a note. 

I figured you might need to use a suit. It’s built with important things. Talk to your suit. It sounds weird, but trust me. Also, in the breast pocket are keys to your motorcycle and an earpiece.

- Nick

You quickly suited up and found the key he was talking about. Not knowing where the motorcycle was, you asked FRIDAY.

“It’s in lot ‘A.’”

“Thank you, FRIDAY. Can you send the location of the motorcycle too?”

“Of course.” 

You located the motorcycle quickly and hopped on, putting the helmet over you head, and drove away as quickly as possible. 

“So, I’m supposed to talk to the suit?” you asked. 

“Hello,” a woman’s voice said. 

“Woah, what?” 

“Don’t be alarmed. I was programed once you came under the protection of the Avengers. Shall I list the benefits of the suit?” 

“Yes please.” 

You were focused on the woman’s voice telling you all the designs the suit came with as well as getting to the location safely. It wasn’t far that you couldn’t reach it by a vehicle, and considering you were going well over the speed limit, you were sure you’d get there in no time. 

“Can you tell the agents to track the suit and motorcycle?” you asked the voice. 

“Sending the location now.” 

“Thanks. I’m gonna need to call you something,” you said. 

“Peter calls me Karen,” she said. 

“You mean you also exist in Peter’s suit? That’s kind of weird. But I’ll roll with it.” 

In no time at all, you made your way to the location. You hopped off the bike with an expressionless face and checked to see if the gun was still attached to the suit’s holster. It was. 

You crept inside the building and tried to locate the team. The first floor was flooded with men with guns. You used the staircase and crept to the second floor. Sam and Clint were tied up. In a quick motion, you knocked out the guy guarding the door and you peeped in the window to assess your situation. 

There was only one man guarding them. You opened the door and used your elbow to hit the back of the man’s head and took the bullets out of his gun. Stepping around the unconscious man, you untied the two men.

“Y/N?” Clint asked. You put your index finger to your lips and told them to follow you. 

“They split us up. I think Wanda, Pietro, and Bucky are in the room two doors down,” said Sam. You nodded and left the room, the two boys following suit behind you. 

You instructed for Clint and Sam to take down the guys as a distraction while you try to free the trio locked in the room. The door was locked. You peeped into the small window through the door and saw the man guarding them had been knocked out, but they were locked in. Wanda and Bucky’s back faced you and Pietro was running around, trying to find a way out. You used a bobby pin from your hair to unlock the door. You calculated Pietro’s movements and in a flash, you stood in front of him, attempting to stop him from running. You stumbled backwards and your back hit the wall behind you. Groaning, you looked beyond his shoulders to see Clint and Sam freeing Bucky and Wanda. 

“Holy shit, are you okay?” Pietro asked, looking over your body. 

“I’m fine,” you grunted, ignoring the pain shooting up your back. 

“How’d you get here, Y/N?” 

“There’s no time for questions. Let’s find the others and get out of here.”

Everybody was baffled when they saw you. You were in a skin-tight suit that showed your features and everyone was surprised, to say the least. Here you were, saving their asses, and they always thought you were a personal assistant. 

“Where did the others go?” you whispered. Bucky motioned upwards, indicating they were upstairs. 

But before you could move any further, you were ambushed by more men. You fought your way, dodging every hit and punched through these men like they were the plague. The other Avengers were stunned by your quick movements. The men were soon all defeated and you crept against the wall. 

You arrived on the floor and immediately saw the rest of the team. Fury, Tony, and Natasha were strapped against metal posts with hands behind their back as they stood, watching Steve on his knees with his hands behind his back. You instructed the other Avengers to take down any men that were on this floor while you waked into the room alone.

Angrily, you walked up to the man who had his gun to Steve’s head. The men guarding him turned towards you and put their guns to your head. The man who stood in front of Steve turned around with a chuckle. 

“You think you can defeat me?” he asked. He had a German accent and you quirked an eyebrow. “We’re tasked to capture the Avengers, miss. You cannot save them all.” 

“Warum brauchst du das Team?” Why do you need the team? 

“Det er ingen af dine bekymringer.” It’s not one of your concerns, he said, switching to Danish. He smirked and you quirked an eyebrow. He was trying to catch you off guard. You figured he was skilled at linguistics, like you. People like him were supposed to be able to speak multiple languages as they were often the middle men.

“¿Por qué no es mi preocupación?” Why is it not my concern? You spoke in Spanish. The man caught on. You were like him. It became a game - you both trying to stump each other, trying to speak in a language the other didn’t know.

“Je ne sais pas qui vous êtes. Vous n'avez pas besoin de comprendre pourquoi je fais ce que je fais parce que vous n'avez aucune affaire ici.” I do not know who you are. You do not need to understand why I do what I do because you have no business here. 

“是这样吗? 我可以为第三方工作。” Is that so? I could work for a third party

“Nu contează. Nu știu cine ești și sunt sigur că nu știi cine sunt.” It doesn’t matter. I don’t know who you are and you don’t know who I am

“أنت ذاهب لقتلهم؟” Are you going to kill them

The man seemed stumped and you grinned, knowing you had caught him in a trap. The team members that had been tied up gaped at you. Fury was impressed, Natasha and Tony were surprised, and Steve was grateful that you came to his rescue. 

“We’re not going to kill them,” the man said. You breathed, calculating the best way to go about taking down the men. All attention was on you and you figured the men would be too busy trying to take you down to harm the Avengers. 

You swung your leg and knocked down two men. They other men aimed their guns at you and fired, but you dodged them by running, ducking, and the occasional backflip. Steve sat with his mouth open. His hands and ankles were tied together and tried to move.

You knocked out the other men and quickly moved to the man you spoke with, stealing his gun and aimed it towards him. 

“I’m impressed,” he said. “For such a fragile stature, you can surely take down men twice your size.” You chuckled, remembering your incident with Tony. 

“Untie them,” you ordered. 

“I don’t think so, Princess. My handlers are on their way and are close.” 

“Untie them now.” The man only shrugged. 

“What can I do?” he teased. You narrowed your eyes and aimed for his head, putting your finger on the trigger. 

“Y/N,” Fury warned. You breathed heavily and tried to pull yourself out of motion. 

“You can’t even kill a man,” the man taunted. You raised your eyebrow at him and shot his leg, ensuring that he wouldn’t be able to walk. 

The rest of the team stumbled in the room when they heard gunshots. 

“Is everyone okay -,” but everyone was stunned when they saw men laying around you. 

“Did you -”

“Yeah, I did. Untie them,” you instructed everyone. They nodded and you made your way to Steve, untying him from the ropes. 

“I can’t believe you just did that,” he whispered. 

“I can’t believe I did either,” you said, referring to returning to your old ways. 

“What you did was so impressive,” said Steve. “I can’t believe you’ve kept that a secret from us.” Once he was free, you stood up and offered him a hand. He fetched his shield and joined the rest of the team. 

“You’re her,” Natasha said with her eyes wide open. “So you’re not dead.” You chuckled. 

“Alive and well. Let’s get out of here, though.” 

Exiting the building without being unscathed wasn’t too hard. Most of the men had been knocked out by you or the team. The jet was opened by Fury, revealing a spark that indicated where it was parked. Coincidentally, you hadn’t parked your motorcycle far from the jet. 

“Oh no, you’re not getting on that,” Steve said when saw you grab your helmet. 

“Steve, I’ll be okay,” you said. He crossed his arms. 

“Don’t you know how dangerous these things are?” 

“I do. You ride one, why is it any different?” Steve opened his mouth to speak when Fury spoke in his place. 

“Let her be, Captain,” he ordered. “Come with us. We have a lot to discuss when we get back.” 

“Karen, take me home.” 


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Things I’ve Learned From My First Week of School

Hey y'all my first week of sophomore year is over, and here’s some things I’ve learned and want to share with y'all to make sure the rest of the year is straight:

- Memorize your schedule. Preferably before school starts. I know it may take a little bit to do it, but especially for people like me with rotating schedules, this is necessary to be at the right class, on time.

- Get into a routine. This may not work for everybody, but routines are my life so I have to go through my morning routine to feel like the day is starting off right. I recomend things like waking up around to same time, doing your morning hygiene (washing your face, brushing your teeth, showering, etc.) in the same order everyday.

- EAT BREAKFAST. Please. It doesn’t even have to be big. Just please eat something in the morning.

- Pick out your clothes the night (or week) before. Every Sunday I take a look at the weather forecasts and pick out my clothes for the entire week. I realize that might not be for everybody so at least do it the night before, it will save you so much time in the morning.

- Pack your bags the night before. I really cannot stress how important it is to do things at night to save yourself time and stress in the morning because I know I forget to do or bring things in the mornings. Especially if you play sports and have to bring a uniform or clothes for practice.

- Face. Masks. I don’t know about y'all but I break out at the beginning of school and during times where I have a lot going on. These really me and help you relax a couple of minutes during your very busy week.

- Use your study hall. This should be self-explanatory. If you are lucky enough to have a study hall at any point in your high school career, use it. Please. It is so useful.

- Bring a water bottle. Hydrate or DIE-drate. But seriously, it will help keep your skin clear and also help you stay awake in class. Trust me. You may have to pee a lot but better that than to be yelled at/ embarrassed for falling asleep.

- Get/use your locker. As someone who has back problems (scoliosis) and wears a back brace to school everyday, keeping my backpack light is a must. The easiest way to do that is to get a locker and put the books you are not currently using in there; also, only bring home the books of the classes you have homework in or need to study for. Don’t break your back kids.

- Keep a sweatshirt in your locker. Again, I don’t know about y'all but it is FREEZING in the classroom at my school, so keep a warm jacket or sweatshirt in your locker just in case you forget to wear/bring one ever. Or if the one you brought wasn’t warm enough.

- Bring snacks. Y'all. I cannot stress this one enough. We all get hungry, and it’s best to be prepared. Especially if you didn’t eat breaksfast or have practice after school. You never know which teachers are gonna let you eat in class. Some of them might surprise you.

- Bring money. It’s always good to have like $20 on you for emergencies. Like buying food for example.

- Head down, Grades up. Freshman, I’m looking at you. Please remember that while it’s good to have fun, high school it’s where grades start to matter (although they aren’t everything!). It will benefit you much more and the short and long term to stay away from drama and cut the people that are involved.

Members of SMH and Hydration
  • Carries around a gallon jug of water they drink every day: Jack, RANSOM, Nursey
  • Buys Gatorade powder in bulk and adds a scoop to every glass of water: Holster, Shitty, DEX, Whiskey
  • Lives life in between cups of coffee: Bitty, LARDO, Chowder, Tango, FORD
ADHD Awareness Month:

Due to numerous factors my ADHD wasn’t picked up until 20.
My parents thought ADHD was kids (boys) bouncing off walls, they were shocked and kinda guilty they missed it when I told them about my diagnosis.
A breakdown of my symptoms and what delayed my diagnosis:
-Fidgeting. Idk why the fact that at 18 I couldn’t sit remotely still in a cinema wasn’t concerning to anyone.
-Talkative and talking at a fast pace. People just assume I’m talkative, I don’t notice I’ve talked for too long.
-Interrupt people when they speak. To be fair my entire family is awful for this. If there’s than three of us in a room and you don’t yell across someone no one will listen.
-Refusal to make social plans without a lot of coaxing and help. I couldn’t verbalise that I had no idea how to pull everything together and the thought of trying scared me and it my Mam numerous “just text and ask if they’re free” and her telling me where to meet them and what time to get my weekend plans sorted. She had no idea planning issues can be ADHD.
-Late to everything. My parents always ensured I was on time so my poor time keeping skills didn’t present until I was in my teens and weren’t an issue for school or work as my parents got me there on time!
-Memory issues. My Dad has a weird memory so we assumed I was just like him and had a randomly selective memory that opts not to remember to bring my sports kit home or take my keys with me when I left the house. My parents formed a habit of verbally and visually confirming I had everything I needed for the day before I left the house.
-Losing stuff due to forgetting where I put it. It was assumed I just lacked respect for my possessions.
-Difficulty with verbal directions or instructions. Didn’t present until I started needing to walk places, my parents just used visual landmarks or drew maps. My driving instructor just gave up and assumed I’d take a wrong turn. Long verbal lists of tasks quickly became my parents asking me to do one task, waiting for me to do it and then asking me to do the next.
-Daydreaming. I was just called creative. My doodling in school was seen as disinterested and rudeness.
-Unable to sustain concentration in school/ on school work. I caught up on my work and always managed to meet deadlines. I aced class tests because I had less work to revise (normally just one topic) and it was fresh. My poor exams results were seen and nerves affecting performance as I was always studying. I didn’t notice how much faster other students did work thanks to no daydreaming and I didn’t notice how much I daydreamed.
-Aversion of crowds and loud noises. Not necessarily ADHD but I can’t process crowds they overwhelm me and noises are very distracting for me and loud ones I just hate tbh, they hurt me more than they seem to hurt others.
-General overwhelming. A list of five things for my brother to do right now= him whining but doing it. That list for me= internal panic, that’s not on my mental schedule for the day, how will I have time for my school work that will take half an hour and do these chores that take half an hour when there’s only five hours before bed-time. Basically I end up just stood there, trying to figure out which tasks to start on and if I can say I have homework and most importantly trying not to cry from confusing.
-Forgetting to eat. Whenever my parents left me home-alone on a weekend it was only when they came home and asked if I wanted dinner that I realised I forgot lunch and probably hadn’t drunk much. But I didn’t say that I’d get a concerned lecture about eating disorders or responsibility depending on the day.


So, how did I end up diagnosed?
I moved out for uni, overcompensated for my poor attention and burnt out repeatedly in my first year and started ruining my mental health. Summer came just at the right time.
Then in second year, as my “pacing around my room in halls/ my house” became “going to bug my flatmates” it was finally evident how short my attention span was. My vocal stimming became more prominent (idk why) but I was still fidgety.
Add to that my flatmates saying they don’t really daydream and us running the ‘experiment’ of me writing a list (during a lecture) of every unrelated thoughts or daydream I had and the fact I was always seen as “weird” with no one able to pin point why (I think it’s because my thoughts move faster so I make different and stranger conclusions faster and don’t stop myself making weird inputs to convo) and I hit up google.
I’d consider ADHD before but now I was starting to believe it. I was managing, but struggling to keep my life on track. I was late to everything. Ate late because I forgot. Mixed up deadlines (but figured out early on I had the wrong date). Was always on the go just trying to stay afloat, I was still over-compensating my disorganisation by having an emotional attachment to my diary and still hated changes to my daily plans but I couldn’t find the extra time to make up for the fact our work was harder. Whilst most students saw their grades rise as they finally started to revise I saw mine fall as I was already at my coping limit and still spent more time daydreaming at my desk than working.

I knew I wouldn’t pass third year. I was at my limit and couldn’t fix my issues no matter how hard I tried. I just couldnt focus. Couldn’t get to bed on time or to lectures on time. All the issues I had growing up were suddenly impacting me because my parents weren’t there to help. I wasn’t close enough to my flatmates from first year for them to notice but it got picked up on in second year and the change of living environment allowed some issues (like leaving my chair and zoning out in conversation or lectures) to be more noticeable to me too.

If someone had noticed the combination of smaller issues and the work I put in to overcome them before uni…a lot of concern for my mental and physical health (and the reasons for those concerns) could have been avoided.
And I could’ve grown up not thinking I wasn’t as smart as we thought I’d be and that I was actually pretty stupid and should work hard so I could keep passing but shouldn’t bother aspiring to achieve anything impressive.
My uni course and career choice were made on those assumptions and I’m lucky I let myself risk applying for the course I thought would be too hard for me. Because it trains for an easy job I decided I could do (but one lecturer insists I’ll get too bored because it’s too easy and now I think that maybe he’s right- I can do more, I just need some help and there’s nothing wrong with that) but it allows gives really good openings to further training for the jobs I actually want. So I haven’t sabotaged myself just yet.

So yeah.
I talk (and write) too much but this time it’s needed. ADHD awareness is needed. The stereotype needs to fade away.
Because the route I had to take to be diagnosed at uni was painfully expensive and I’m lucky I survived academia this far without failing (like one cousin, also diagnosed at 20/21) or lasting mental health issues (like my other cousin, diagnosed at 18).

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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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.
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�

Just Donghyuk Things

DANCING KING, DK DK DK! Isn’t that what DK stands for? DONGHYUK NEEDS TO RECEIVE MORE LOVE FOR BEING THE MOST HEART WARMING PERSON OUT THERE. NOT ONLY IS HE AN ENTIRE SWEETHEART, BUT HE IS A TALENTED SINGER AND DANCER AS WELL. (gifs are obviously not mine)

Originally posted by leader-bi

ONCE YOU GET THIS MAN STARTED, HE DOESN’T STOP LIKE AT ALL. YOU CAN TELL TOO WHEN HIS ATTITUDE CHANGES. GOING FROM SWEET LITTLE DONGHYUK DANCING HAPPILY WHEN HE EATS TO DK WHO DANCES HIS HEART OUT AND LEAVES A MESSAGE ON THE DANCE FLOOR. EVERYBODY, IT’S BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR (haaa Michael Jackson reference)

Originally posted by bobhwa

Originally posted by donghyuks-thighs

He has the ground breaking ability to break out more. HIS SINGING MUST BE APPRECIATED AT ALL TIMES. DONGHYUK YOU DO NOT NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT, YOU DO NOT NEED TO AT ALL. iKon is blessed to have a guardian angel like him around, with his jokes, to his infectious smile, and to his attentiveness when it comes to iKon and Ikonics, he truly is a hard working angel that deserves more love and respect entirely. He is not a waste of space in the group (trust me, I have heard it before)

Originally posted by junhoenuna

Originally posted by bobhwa

Originally posted by bobhwa

Even though he was the most intelligent student in school, he still wanted to pursue a career as a singer….WELL, YOU ARE DOING AMAZING SWEETIE. (To me and to other polls as well) he is the most underappreciated member of iKon, but is still working hard either way. LONG LIVE THE DANCING KING.

Originally posted by pika-hoon

Originally posted by k-pop-gifs

Kim Donghyuk (DK), you are such an amazing person. You capture the hearts of iKonics every day and bring together the members of iKon as well. I keep forgetting that he is part of the maknae line because (well he does seem like it) but then again he doesn’t. You are such a loveable dork that shows the world, hey I do have talent and I AM PART OF IKON. In every way possible, I hope you receive so much love in the near future from non fans and from iKonics as well. STAY HEALTHY AND EAT WELL DONGHYUK YOU LITTLE SQUISH <3

(iKonics ADD MORE :D)

Originally posted by mafiakpopper

Originally posted by boundlessk

Originally posted by donghyuk-ikon

Originally posted by hunbunnie

Just Hanbin Things

Just Jinhwan Things

Just Yunhyeong Things

Just Jiwon Things

Just Junhoe Things

Just Chanwoo Things

Just iKon Things

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

Studying tips.

Since I am entering year ten, I want to share some tips for people entering high school/univerity/college/whatever school, or maybe want some help or tips. So this is what I do to study, and stay intrested in my work. Maybe this won’t work for everyone, but it does gelp me.


  • Try to use a planner/journal. Personaly I use a bullet journal. I use it to write down tasks to do, if I do them and when they’re finished. Also I write down things that I could forget if I don’t. You can take any notebook and use it as a bullet journal, it doesn’t have to be fancy. It’s a good way of keeping track of tasks and time.
  • Take stim breaks. I pause between a few lines to click my fingers, wave my hands, tapp the desk, use my tangle. Then after I’ve done what feels like a lot, I like to take a longer break and maybe watch a video or pace around for a while.
  • If there is something I can’t understand, I look it up. This feels self explanitory but for a long time I didn’t think I was allowed to use resources out of school, I used to think the only way to learn things was from my teacher. But that’s not true, and since I started using textbooks, google and other resources, I feel like my work has improved greatly.
  • Don’t measure your success against others’. This is really hard not to do, especialy for me. But I find that if I get less than someone else, they are, in my mind totaly and forever will be better than me in that subject. If I don’t know their score, I can’t prove that they’re better than I am.
  • Use good stationery. Relate your stationery to your intrests! Get themed stuff that makes you exited to use them, get pens in your favorite colour that make you want to write with them! If you can, get pens that you don’t have to use lots of pressure to write with.
  • If you want to use abreviations, use them! Just make sure to note down what they mean. Abreviations save time, but can be unclear. Just remember to use “proper terms” if you are writing a test.
  • Take food and drink breaks, especialy if you’re studying for long periods of time.
  • Strech as much as you can, it can be stimmy or a way to be more comfortable.
  • Post it notes and handrawn posters. Put down things that you’re likely to forget down so whenever you see them you can remember.
  • Use defenitions that you can understand! I used to only ever use the definition that my teacher gave, because I thought that’s all I could use, but if you can change the wording to something that’s easier to understand do it! Even if this means looking up other definitions that work better for you, or changing two or three words to make it just a tiny bit easier to understand.
  • Practice tests. I utterly hate these. Apparently they’re a good way to learn but I hate them so much. It feels like I’m taking an actual test when I do these and the wording is always awkward. They’re a good way to get used to doing real tests but I prefer to write questions down on flash cards with the answer on the back. This helps to take away the pressure and overwhelmingness of doing a test away from practice questions.
  • Colour code your notes! Use highlighters and pens to do so. Especialy if you can asociate that colour with that subject.
  • I prefer to have things written down, it’s easier to understand but a good resource if you need extra information is crash course on youtube.
  • Study while waiting for things to happen. Even if it just means writing a term and it’s definition on a post it note while the kettle boils.
  • Don’t expect to do a full notebooks worth in one day. Sometimes I can barely manage to do five lines. Other times I can do pages and pages. It just depends. Sometimes one line is the most tiring thing in ever, sometimes it’s easy.
  • If timetables work for you, make and use one. Put how long you’ll study and what you’ll study, but make sure it’s flexible. Sometimes I have meltdowns and can’t do any studying, but I have to remind myself that it’s okay, and my time table is a guidline. Not a rule.
  • A lot of the time when I don’t understand sonething or if I can’t do something I get frustrated and meltdown from it. If this happens to you, study in a comfortable and safe enviroment that is adaptable if/when you meltdown. When you’ve calmed down, don’t go back to the work. Sleep, read, do something else. Your health is more important than understanding something. You can always go back to it the day after, or ask someone for help.
  • I am terrified of teachers. Something about people in ‘official’ positions of authority scares me. So what I do if I don’t understand sonething, which can be often or almost never it depends on the subject is make a note to check it over or ask a classmate that might.
  • Bring tissues to school. If you have an anxiety attack and/or start crying it is so useful to keep tissues on you. Especialy in school, where all manner of things can go wrong, like forgeting your book, losing something, or getting in trouble. This is especialy useful if you can cry as easily as I do.

I might have more but I’m not sure and am tired. I hope I helped in some way.

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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anonymous asked:

Should you bring your bullet journal with you when you go places?

If you want to, then sure! It’s good to have all of your tasks with you all the time so that you don’t forget anything and can write down stuff throughout the day. I used to take my bujo with me to school & even do spreads there when I had some spare time, but I don’t do that anymore, I just keep it opened on my desk and work on it when I’m at home. If there’s anything I need to remember and I don’t have my bujo with me, I just jot it down into a notebook, piece of paper, or my phone notes, and later transfer it to my task list. So it really is a personal choice I believe!!

anonymous asked:

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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Must Be a Better Word- Ch6

Love.
There must be
A better word.
-Adam Gillon

Yay so I have so much to write about these nerds that I’m now realizing this fic is going to end up being SO long. I hope you guys enjoy! Also available on ao3. 

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You know what, so far I’m feeling really successful this school year.

Yes, I’m already behind on my grading.

Yes, I can already see some trouble spots brewing.

Yes, the number of meetings makes me understand the phrase ‘going postal’ on a deep and intimate level.

Yes, I am deeply concerned at the lack of ability to interpret the summaries of scientific findings (I have alerted the science teachers that the incoming batch of freshmen is NOT GOOD at the concept of scientific method, controls, or variables).

But.

A girl I struggled with all last year asks me for new books of poetry. She’s read all of Clint Smith’s Counting Descent, and is devouring Adrienne Rich’s Diving into the Wreck.

A student came up to me in the hall and said he wished he was in my class again, because he heard we were doing so much. (love a kid who loves to work)

All of my periods are rocking their seminars - not every moment of every one, but they are bonding as a group, they are sharing their opinions, and letting them talk about the parts of school they struggle with most (homework, presentations, etc) is helping me build great rapport with them. And they’re preparing, and the level of prep some of them are bringing is truly out of this world.

The routine I’ve developed for the start of every period is becoming a habit, and the kids are actually starting their freewrites early.

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!!

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.