24/11/16 8:56 PM // tried to post this two days ago but it wouldn’t post fsr (??) well anyway here’s a look at this week’s bullet journal spread (ft bmth and awsten knight) along with my chemistry notes. in this semester, my chemistry scores are lower than my other classes, so i decided to start studying it earlier. i’ve got school exams next week plus a music theory exam so these following two weeks are bound to be extremely busy. best of luck to those of you taking exams 💕
23rd december // oh my it has been almost 4 months since i’ve posted my own notes and oh well i’m back at least!! it’s my holidays now and school is starting in 2??3?? weeks and i’m very behind on the work i should have completed so i’m just a little stressed rn but all is fine all will be well :-)))
Since my planner starts July 2016 and ends July 2017 I’ve been using it as a bullet journal for the summer until I start school again next week. I’ve been writing quotes, tips and odd bits of information in the space for each day instead of homework. Now it’s the end of summer I have collected a lot of quotes that I hope you guys might like. They may seem random but they do correspond with what i did or was feeling on the day.
Plato “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” “Love is a serious mental disease.”
Socrates “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
Buddha “What we do today is what matters most.” “To keep the body in good health a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
William Shakespeare “The course of true love did run smooth.”
Oscar Wilde “The books that the world calls immoral are are the books that show the world it’s shame.” “They’ll tell you that dreams can come true but forget to mention that nightmares are dreams too.” “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
H.G.Wells “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
Jane Austen “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
J.R.R Tolkien “Little by little, one travels far.”
Neil Gaiman “I like stories where women save themselves.”
C.S.Lewis “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.”
Stephen King “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
William Arthur Ward “The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.”
Audrey Hepburn “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Abraham Lincoln “I will study and get ready and perhaps my chance will come.”
Theodore Roosevelt “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”
Thomas Jefferson “Never spend money before you have it.”
Thomas Edison “I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.”
Nelson Mandela “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Salvador Dali “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
Winnie the Pooh “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”
Morticia Addams (Addams Family Values) “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
Clara Oswald (Doctor Who) “The souffle isn’t the souffle - the souffle is in the recipe.”
The Doctor (Doctor who, Series 2, Episode 3: Tooth and Claw) “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world.”
Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal, Series 2, Episode 4: Takiawase) “I’ve always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror that this world has to offer.”
Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Movie) “We’ve all got both light and darkness inside of us. What matters is the part we choose o act on, that’s who we really are.”
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad) “Harley Quinn, nice to meetcha. Love your perfume. What is that: the stench of death?”
Welcome to the Night Vale (twitter) “Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.”
i start school in a week exactly, and as much as i love to try to prepare myself with supplies and masterposts, i’m still anxious af. so i decided to put together this list of non-academic advice things to help you guys out during the school year. also yes, i know it gets cheesy at the end.
i know everyone always says this, but bring some darn water with you!
don’t like that taste of water? try adding fruit, not “flavoring.” those are basically just packets of sugar, and if you do drink those, you should also be drinking the same amount of plain water to balance out your sugar intake.
if you happen to have boobs, check out some non-bra options like bralettes, pasties, or just going completely braless. trust me, everyone has those days.
keep some extra snacks in your pack or locker (almonds, dried fruit, and hard candy are great options.)
find a classroom/other space to go when you need to just be quiet and either regroup or get work done.
if you get anxious, check out worry stones or worry dolls. they’re small and you can find them completely unique to your own needs. keep it in your pocket during tests or other stressful times.
if you wear glasses, i know from experience that they can either start to hurt your eyes or behind your ears and lead to migraines. keep a glasses case in your bag/pack if you need to take them off (and don’t be afraid to, either. if you can’t see because you’ve taken them off, let your teacher know what’s going on.)
on sleeping: try not to watch high intensity shows (like crime shows for example) before bed. they give you an adrenaline boost, which obviously is not helpful when trying to sleep. look for a sitcom or a late night comedy show to watch instead. (most late night comedies have clips on youtube for free. i loooove seth meyers)
it’s okay if you’re not someone who can come home and immediately start working on your homework. choose a time a little later on to start working at and stick to it. you can also try going to a cafe or library after school to work if it’s not working out at home.
try to find some way to exercise that you actually enjoy. i walk home, but i also enjoy yoga and sometimes biking. even better, do it during your study breaks
if you get stressed easily, surround yourself with items that calm you (by this i mean decor and supplies. i personally love blankets, sweaters and stuffed animals, so i keep them in my room piled on my bed in case i need a moment to regroup.
always bring a jacket. always.
and an extra pair of socks.
pro tip: if you use (and constantly lose) hair ties, hook a carabiner somewhere on/in your bag and loop your hair ties through it.
read for pleasure. just do it. i don’t care what it is, magazines, novels, the newspaper. just read something outside of class.
it’s okay if you don’t make it to every single club meeting
it’s also okay if you’re not really in any extra curriculars. it’s great if you are, but they aren’t for everyone.
start changing your wardrobe into something completely you. make sure you are always wearing something that you feel comfortable in (emotionally and physically).
it’s okay to glance at the cute person sitting next to you in class.
it’s also okay to not think anyone is particularly cute.
paint your nails when you’re stressed, no matter your gender (even if you’re terrible at them, like me)
keep chapstick on hand at all times
and lastly, do things for yourself. get an education and do well for yourself. dress for yourself. sleep for yourself. make art for yourself. sit at lunch alone for yourself. be yourself for yourself.
02-04-17 // Here’s my spread from last week! I haven’t been active at all on my social media, since I’m pretty busy with school. My second semester started this week so it’s time to get back on track again. Have a nice day!