i would love to own this book

051. idol!seokjin

051. “i wasn’t planning on asking you, but it appeared to me that life is short. will you marry me?”

Seokjin was an open book. Ah, wait. Let’s rephrase that. Seokjin was an open book that revealed most of everything to the world except the tiny words in between like a lawyer would warn to use a magnifying glass over to read all of the fine print. Not everyone had the privilege of owning that particular object. It took trust and comfort to achieve that and time and dedication to prove to him that yes, you like his personality more than his face. And little did you know, you had that magnifying glass from the moment you met him.

Easily, anything and everything you could want to know about Seokjin was handed over to you just like that. Sometimes it would take more than just asking. There are days where arguments let you learn something about him and yourself. There will be times where you’d have to make mistakes to find out that they can be fixed together and some… alone. In the mix of loving Seokjin there was pain, tears, agony and loneliness and sometimes altogether in one day or a month and months when he’s away.

But… there was also happiness, laughter, soft phrases whispered into your ears that kept you up at night and also the ones that repeated until you fell asleep. There are moments you can’t describe because it feels so surreal to be by his side and then there are ones that you see everyday and won’t appreciate it until that’s the only thing you see when you walk around your empty home made for two.

Anyway, none of that mattered when you’re actually with him. These thoughts never have the chance to pop up or come around when he looks at you and all you can think about are the things that revolve around him. Be it if he took out the trash or if he had enough rest before heading to work.

Tonight felt different.

It’s different because you can’t feel your heart beating when the words he’s saying only processes in your mind after echoing for a few times.

“Marry me, Y/N,”

On top of a rooftop where the skies are quiet and the streets surprisingly muted for the night. His hand in yours and you gaze down with your mouth opening and closing, unable to say anything and the only thing you can do is stare at the ring he’s holding up. When you’re able to digest everything, you look up to him with a word that makes him laugh - even if it’s the one he wasn’t expecting to hear.

“W-What?”

He laughs, and it feels like the moon itself came down to let his eyes form the crescents that make your heart swoon. He’s prepared for this, somehow. Squeezing your hand and looking down to your hand as he strokes it gently, his words following his suit.

“I know I said that I… wasn’t ready for marriage yet. But I thought about it hard and long and when I thought about my future and who I saw myself with,” Seokjin looks up to you and that’s the same time you do too, “I saw you,” Past your erratic heartbeat, you feel the pressure Seokjin feels on your hand as he holds it tight, “Only you,”

“I… I’m a hard person to please, Kim Seokjin,”

He laughs, because it’s true.

“I know,”

“I can get fussy sometimes,”

“I know that too,”

“I… I’ll nag at you a lot,”

“Wouldn’t have it any other way,”

“…shit, I guess I have no other choice then now, do I?”

Seokjin laughs because he knows what your answer is. And you’ve already given it the moment you started giving him reasons to back out on his proposal. He quietly reveals rings and rings that he slips one on your finger, the other on his own and the emotions hit you harder than your tears fall from your eyes.

“Y-You had it all planned - you - fucking - oh my god…”

He fills the spaces of your fingers with his own, relishing on the feeling of being able to feel your ring pressed to his skin and now you feel the same about that, too. In your mind, at least. Where your sobbing doesn’t get in the way of trying to describe how you feel.

“I love you, Y/N.”

Repentence positivity

Now, see. Most of you immediate followers know I’m a nice person. I reblog donation posts. I am participating in Fandom Loves Puerto Rico. I comfort my friends when they’re in crisis, and love my cat like I love life itself.

And once upon a time, I was a bully.

Not just words. Kindergarten through second grade, I would chase down boys at recess, and beat them. Once it took four adults to pull me off of the other child. I would harass them at lunch, calling them things like “Taco TImmy” and “Brownie Brenden”.

It hurt them. They feared me. I knew the principal personally. I was the girl who put fists through the detention room walls.

And I changed. I learned. I read. I changed myself by carefully monitoring my own behavior and thinking about the fear I didn’t actually like seeing on their faces. About how much more I loved the smiles when I returned a girl’s favorite toy or book. About how I wanted both boys and girls to smile at me like that.

And now, I would rather break my own arm that someone else’s.

So this post is for every bully who learns to comfort with cookies.

Every pro-lifer who decides to advocate for care of post-fetus people.

Every climate denier who looks at the independent data and changes their mind.

Every politician who speaks out against their own interest.

Every Second Amendment hardliner who decides children’s lives are more important than his guns.

Every antivaxxer who decides to love their child even if they are autistic.

Every queerphobe who finally realizes that love is love.

Every transphobe who fights their own prejudice back for the happiness of a trans beloved.

Every abuser who seeks out treatment to stop abusing.

Everyone who fights their darker side every day for the betterment of the world and sake of those the love. Everyone who has had an epiphany, or has not and is just trying to slog forward.

Feel free to add anecdotes and examples of changed people.

Museum of Thieves review

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Blurb: In the city of Jewel, all children are kept bundled away from harm, physically chained to their guardians. But laws can’t keep the city safe when one of their leaders is scheming to gain power at any cost, and rules can’t contain a bold girl determined to escape. When Goldie finds herself hiding in the forgotten Museum of Dunt, she learns that the shapeshifting museum holds innumerable dangers, but also the key to saving her city. She only has to be clever enough and brave enough to prove she belongs there…

This book is objectively pretty good, so I blame the book I read (and hated) before picking this one up for making me cynical.

First of all, I loved the museum. The explanation for all its strangeness and magic is really interesting, and I would absolutely fall head over heals in love with a more YA-type fantasy book set there (it’s honestly a large enough world on its own to be a whole setting). I love settings like this, that are so whimsical but have the potential to be used by the wrong people and become extremely dangerous. It’s cool that it’s the “museum of thieves” but the definition of “thief” is flexible to the museum. The book is also full of ideas like —

“There are some things, child, that you should steal. That you must steal, if you have enough love and courage in your heart. You must snatch freedom from the hands of the tyrant. You must spirit away innocent lives before they are destroyed. You must hide secret and sacred places.”

But I just didn’t love the book as a whole. It’s hard to say why, which makes this a terrible review, I know (which is why I’m blaming it on the book I read before this one. Screw you, Vinyl — this is all your fault, somehow). I got restless. Maybe it felt too simple and I just wanted more than it gave, or maybe it felt too middle grade for what I wanted at the time.

Anyway, despite the average rating I think it’s pretty good on the whole. I see the City of Ember comparison better now that I’ve finished it and I think it’s fair.

Favourite Characters

Rules: list ten of your favourite characters in ten different fandoms and then tag ten people.

I saw this on my dash, posted by the lovely @rxbxlcaptain , and I just couldn’t resist sharing my own favourite characters! 

1. Edmund Pevensie (Narnia)

2. Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)

3. Leia Organa (Star Wars)

4. James Potter/Sirius Black (Harry Potter) - (Yes, I know I’m cheating, but how can you possibly choose ONE favourite character from Harry Potter?! Harry himself would have been chosen too, if only he hadn’t name his bloody son ‘Albus Severus’!) 

5. Jaime Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire) - (show!Jaime is pretty good, but book!Jaime is such a fascinating, amazingly written character.) 

6. Tommy Shelby (Peaky Blinders) - (Cillian Murphy smoking. That is all.) 

7. Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars) 

8. Jess Mariano (Gilmore Girls) 

9. Peggy Carter (MCU) 

10. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) 

11. Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights) - (Yes, I’m cheating again, but Riggins gotta be on here, too!) 

Originally posted by loveofromance

tagging: I don’t know if any of you guys have done this already, but here’s my ten: @lclrgsl , @pingou7 , @skitzofreak , @thenewleeland , @ruby-red-inky-blue , @incognitajones , @firefeufuego , @lostinmirkwood , @imsfire2 and @yavemiel

If you see this on your dash and want to join in, please feel free to do so! 

I helped myself.
wiped my own tears.
put balm over fresh wounds.
plastered parts of my heart that still were hurting.
gave myself time.
read books that soothed my soul.
heard music that calmed my nerves.
watched movies that made me smile.
bit by bit, piece by piece, I put
myself back together again.
and I gave myself a second chance
because I know that if I didn’t,

then no one else would.

—  Ruby Dhal

“What were you thinking?” you asked.
“I was thinking about nothing.” I said and smiled.

But in reality.
I was thinking about how fast time flies and how life moves rapidly. I was thinking about the future and how my decisions would affect my own story soon. Sometimes I tried to imagine how I wanted things to happen. It’s like I’m writing a script for a movie. It’s as if I am giving roles to a lot of people that I wanted to stay in my endless book. I was thinking about my dream love story. I love to read, and sometimes I wish I can make those things happen in reality. I was thinking about random scenarios with different people. I was thinking about the last song I’ve heard—the last food I ate. I was thinking about the last thing that made me laugh—the last person that made me smile. I was thinking about myself—and other people. And I was actually thinking about you.

—  ma.c.a // What’s stopping you?
bzfd.it
Edith Windsor, Hero Of The Marriage Equality Movement, Dies At 88
Windsor spent her later years fighting for the marriage between her and her late wife to be recognized, becoming a hero following the landmark civil rights case of United States v. Windsor.
By Sarah Karlan

Edith Windsor, the woman synonymous with the fight for LGBT equality in the United States and whose 2013 Supreme Court victory declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, died Tuesday. She was 88 years old.

Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, whom she married in 2016. No cause of death was provided.

Windsor’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, told BuzzFeed News Tuesday she died peacefully.

An extremely successful and career-minded woman, as well as a loving and devoted wife, Windsor would become an unlikely pioneer for LGBT rights late in life. She dedicated those later years to fighting for her own love story to be recognized as equal, bringing the case of United Sates v. Windsor into the history books and setting one of the most influential legal precedents in the fight for marriage equality. Her personal life was inseparable from the cause she fought for so valiantly.

“The idea that I might be a piece of history blows my mind,” Windsor told BuzzFeed in 2013.

When I lost you,

Parts of me wanted to never see you again. I wanted to wipe all the memories that I had of you. I didn’t want to be haunted by your ghost.

But, the other parts of me hoped that you would come back. That you would walk through the front door and come lay in bed with me.

—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write #26 // @loveactivist
Dark Magic sentence starters

I received an anonymous ask requesting starters for necromancy, so I decided to expand upon that idea and create starters for dark magic in general, including necromancy. Enjoy!

“I’ve never used this spell before.”
“Magic like this is forbidden, and for good reason.”
“With this book of spells, we have the power to destroy everything.”
“If this wasn’t dangerous, it wouldn’t be interesting.”
“Have you ever wanted to bring someone back from the dead?”
“I don’t care what it takes. I’m bringing them back!”
“Be warned: what you’re going to see might terrify you.”
“This seems… dangerous.”
“One way or another, I’ll make them love me.”
“You can’t just use magic to manipulate people like this!”
“This isn’t right. It’s unnatural!”
“This is the only true way to speak to the dead.”
“If we do this spell correctly, we’ll own the world.”
“Do you believe in demons?”
“I’ll let you light the candles.”
“This isn’t the first curse I’ve cast.”
“This book of black magic is my little secret. Would you like to see?”
“Be quiet or I’ll curse you next.”
“They’ll regret the day they even thought to cross me.”
“Nothing will hurt us if we stay inside this circle.”
“They’ll be alive again, but not the same as they were before.”
“No one ever said dark magic was easy.”
“This spell couldn’t actually kill anyone, could it?”
“The ritual begins soon. I suggest you prepare yourself.”
“I’ve seen far more disturbing things than this.”
“Demons don’t scare me.”
“Let’s say the incantation together.”
“Do you want to see something truly horrifying?”
“We need a sacrifice.”
“All you need to do is offer a little bit of blood. Just a tiny bit, that’s all!”
“Trust me, and step into the circle.”
“I’ve never felt power like this before.”
“Open your eyes. It’s time for you to come back to life.”
“I’ve done it. I am the master over death!”
“I’m not evil. Magic isn’t evil. It’s just shades of grey.”

Eventually, I stopped forgiving you every time you hurt me because tears can’t fix heartbreak.

You say you would take a bullet for me, but I keep getting shot in the chest… And you aren’t trying to save me.

—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write #43 // @loveactivist
25 star wars asks

1. do you find force users or non-force users more interesting?

2. which character do you want to be most like?

3. which character are you actually most like?

4. what headcanon will you defend to the death?

5. what planet would you most like to visit? 

6. what planet would you most like to live on?

7. who do you hope you never meet?

8. what is one thing you would change about any movie, show, book, etc?

9. have you ever made fanart or fanfic? do you make edits or any other fan content?

10. do you think the jedi were right or wrong?

11. who is the most underrated character?

12. do you care who rey’s parents are?

13. if you could resurrect one dead character, or prevent them from dying, who would it be?

14. what is your favorite alien species?

15. who would you like to bang?

16. which movie/episode have you watched the most?

17. what is your favorite line?

18. what is your favorite star wars book or comic?

19. what’s your opinion on legends/expanded universe?

20. what do you hope will happen in future movies?

21. if you could switch any character’s gender, who would it be and why?

22. favorite droid?

23. what’s your favorite star wars musical piece or theme?

24. how do you pronounce twi’lek?

25. which character do you have a love/hate relationship with?

How to Annotate Literature

Many times language and literature classes require students to annotate the books that are given to them, but in many cases tips and advice on how to do so is lacking. I will be sharing my personal strategy for efficient and successful annotating that will not only help your understanding of the text but also gain the love of your teachers!

The tips have been divided into 5 components, each with their own explanation.

Sticky Tabs are Your Best Friend

I don’t know how I would manage to annotate without my sticky tabs. They help me organize and navigate the book before the reading, remind me what to look for while i’m going through the text and help me find whatever I may need once I get to further analysis for the class. 

Create a key for your tabs, personally I use five colors each having a few specific purposes based on where I place them in the book. Most stickies are accompanied by a specific note that will remind me of what I wanted to point out, these stick out of the right margin. 

  • Pink- Anything to do with characters, be it development or certain traits to remember. It can also be used for when you have questions about character related aspects of the text.
  • Orange- Refers to setting, in plays it is also applicable for stage directions.
  • Yellow- Is used for literary devices and use of language (tone, diction, patterns) and syntax, if there is a particular word the author used or a structure you want to take note of, this is the color to use. 
  • Green- Applicable to any important plot events, notable scenes or things that you think will be significant later in the story.
  • Blue- Themes and context of said ideas, anything to do with time, place and space in which the text takes place. It can also relate to how your context (a student reading a book for a literature course) impacts your perception of the text.

These are the things teachers usually look out for and it is certainly useful in any kind of further task! 

The top and bottom margins can be used to divide the book in to sections, such as chapters or scenes, mark the most important pages and to also highlight text to text connections. These colors you can pick yourself!

I do not recommend having more than 5 sticky tabs per page, otherwise it gets too crowded and they lose their purpose! (but you will still need to buy aaa lloootttt)

This is my key for the book I am currently annotating, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. 

Don’t Overdo it With the Highlighter

Find one color highlighter that you like the most and use it to mark explicit words or phrases that catch your attention, you can also use them in correlation with you sticky tabs! 

I prefer to use a yellow highlighter because it seems to bleed the least, and I usually use it in relation to the the yellow and blue tabs because those are the ones that relate to the most detailed and minute parts of the text. Once again you can find your own preference! But don’t overdo it, otherwise, like the tabs, the highlighter will lose its function to highlight important points. 

This is an example of how much highlighting I usually do. For non-fictional texts or parts of a book (like in the introduction you see here) I reserved highlighter for dates and names. 

Have a Conversation With the Author

This is one of the first tips that my high school teacher gave me and it’s really one of the most important ones to remember. And I know, it may sound kinda silly, but I find that it really helps me in developing my ideas and remembering exactly how I felt about a certain aspect of part of the text. 

Whether the text is fiction of non fiction, anything in between, you can always do these few things

  • Ask questions- As if you were going to get an answer, ask questions, write them down and write down as many as you want. Writing things down helps people remember so then it is more likely that in a class discussion you will be able to recall your queries or wonders. 
  • If you don’t like something, or you’re surprised by something, write it down! Use exclamation marks, use words that you would use in a regular conversation. I always write ‘WOW!!’ or ‘OMG’ when i’m especially impressed, and having such vocal- well written vocally- emotions will bring you closer to the subject of the text. 
  • Talk to the characters as well, if you are questioning a character’s actions ask them and provide an explanation as to why you speculate they may have acted a certain way. Not only does that further contribute to your involvement (also making things more entertaining) but it also deepens your thought!

What i’m trying to say is write down anything that comes to mind, your first response is your true response, and it is a valuable addition to your notes! And if you want to write a whole essay in between the lines… Actually, i’ll come back to that later! 

Pens, not Pencils 

I used to make notes completely in pencil but my approach changed when I realized that overtime the pencil would rub off and get illegible. I think it was because I used my book so much, but having switched to pen I realized that it helps me in quite a few other things as well. 

The good thing about pen is that you can’t erase it and let’s say you started writing down a note, scan down the page and realize what you are taking a note of is completely wrong. That’s ok! That’s actually really good! Don’t scribble out what you just wrote down, but instead continue and explain why you may have thought a certain way and what your understanding is now. That relates really closely to the previous note. 

Evidently pen also appears darker on the page, then there’s no possibility of it ever disappearing. It also won’t smudge or bleed as long as it’s ballpoint! That’s a good thing when drawing arrows between lines, underlining in addition to your highlights and circling/boxing whatever you deem necessary.

Time, Effort and Commitment

It’s clear that this post took me a while to make, and it took me a while to develop this system with all of the things that I have considered. So it must be self evident that using this type of annotation won’t be quick. It might get tiring at some times, and for me it really does, but at the end I find that it always pays off! You have to stay committed to this technique, you have to put in the same amount of effort for every page, which means you need time. So here are a few final general tips I will leave you with.

  • Don’t procrastinate! As goes for any task, and this one more than any, don’t waste time getting to it! I advice you check how many pages you have in total and make sure that you do a certain amount per day (usually 5-10 pages a day is good!)
  • If you go off on massive tangents in the side bars, make sure that you don’t get too distracted by them because they will take up a lot of your time. But one now and then may be good! Be sure to mark it for later reference!
  • Play mind games with yourself. This one is actually pretty interesting but it personally gets me a long way. If you have 20 pages left, don’t look at it as 20 pages but instead as 4 times 5, then the amount will seem a lot more manageable! It’s a kind of self encouragement!
  • That can also be said by looking now and then at how far your bookmark has moved through the book and giving yourself a pat on the back for all of you hard work!

That’s all I have for now! If you have any further questions for advice or explanation please message me and I will be more than happy to help! And I hope that this helps some people out too! (I’m counting this as 21/100 days of productivity as all I did today was related to annotating.)

SJM Meet! (contains slight acowar spoilers)

so I have details for you guys:
•SJM wrote Tower of Dawn after being sick for 9 months and on some medicine that actually made her write it so quickly
•her editor found out about her work on her acotar novellas when she accidentally spilled after drinking a bit too many “adult beverages”
•Rhys’ last name is “hotpants” (she honestly does not have a last name for him)
•Amren is an Old Testament angel of death
•she loves her dog a lot
•the first spin-off acotar novel will be set a few months after acowar
•she wrote 20,000 words of Chaol’s novel in one day
•Tower of Dawn will be around the same size as Empire of Storms
•she believes that people should read and write what they love and not what other people like, that their writing would be better if they wrote what they love
•Catwoman comes out August 2018
•She loves the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward (Rowan would read this series)
•She also loves Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series
•if a guy in her books has a tattoo, he’s THE guy •she loves building female friendships in her novels
•she believes that all females should own their sexuality and be proud of it and not let society push them down. “GIRL POWER!”

she was super sweet when she signed my books and I loved meeting her, ACoWaR was an amazing book so if you haven’t read it, pick it up and read it right now (you might sob)

2

I know I’m supposed to be finished with TUE, but this has always bugged me so much. I finally thought of something that made me feel better about it, so I had to backtrack for just a bit.

My sister has a headcanon (one I think she saw on tumblr somewhere) that Mr. Lancer’s statue used to say “Gone with the Wind.” It just sank into the earth, so “gone” is all that’s seen. I love that idea, because Mr. Lancer would be overjoyed to have a book title on his memorial.

The only thing that bugged me was that I couldn’t think of a reason for Lancer to get his own statue. Why wasn’t he just included with everyone else?

Then it hit me that the Fentons, Sam, and Tucker were all actually pretty close. In particular, they were all close to Danny. It’d make sense for their memorial to be paid for by Vlad for Danny’s sake, or (in my opinion more realistically) by the Mansons for Sam’s sake.

Despite not always getting along, Sam’s family did love her. I can absolutely see them wanting to build a statue to honor her and the other victims.

Lancer, however, was left off at the request of the students of Casper High. They hadn’t always respected him, but he did a lot for his students. They decided they owed it to him to make a special statue just for him, as a thank you for everything he did.

So, the students of Casper High put together a fundraiser and paid for Lancer’s separate statue themselves, with “Gone with the Wind” written on it. Mr. Lancer would’ve loved it.

‘man she’s been different since you left.’ he said putting out his cigarette on the wall.
'what do you mean different ?’ he asked, he looked concerned-but after all he was a damn good actor.
'well, she’s been more confident. she’s started wearing clothes that hug her curves in just the right ways. it’s almost as if she’s fearless, she talks in class now. she’s always been like, super smart but like no one really knew -she was always so damn quiet. she’s been going out a lot. I think she’s a bit reckless as well. getting drunk on the weekends, kissing boys she doesn’t care about. she punches shit, her right hand is almost always bruised. I think it’s a wall she put up, so nothing like—this ever happens again. actually she almost told me herself.. she uh. she said she was proving to herself that she could actually live with herself. but god she’s fierce, like more than before. it’s like she’s Selina Kyle, a lone girl who’s smile would get away with murder. she’s also colder, she doesn’t get her hopes up anymore, says it’s pointless, that she’s the only one who will stay. that she picked up the pieces and became her own hero. what I’m getting at here… is how in the hell could you let someone like that go?’
—  be like catwoman (a.j.)
6

“Andrew had nearly killed four men for assaulting Nicky and would have broken Allison’s neck for hitting Aaron, but when it came to crimes against his own person Andrew couldn’t care less. He held his life in less regard than he did anything else.”

andrew joseph minyard for @doumekism. happy birthday babe. 

Witchcraft Challenge!

Hey there, my witches!  I decided to put together a 30 Days of Witchcraft Challenge that you can answer by photograph, blog post, or both!  This will also be hosted on my new Instagram account, so you can participate there as well! (Follow @saltwaterwitchery on IG!)

I have included some ideas below to help get you started.  if you participate in the challenge, let me know!  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Keep reading

I’ve always loved writing since I was little. I love writing stories, articles, poems, but I never kept a diary because I think it made me feel obligated to write everyday. Every time I started one, the entry would turn out something like “went to the market today. I really wanted to buy a toy but just did yesterday. Anyway, I think Brittany lied to me about her dating Jem”

Then I started high school and, well, let’s just say I needed to get things out somewhere before I become my own version of 2007’s Britney Spears. A journal is actually a really great getaway from all the sickening routines. You get to be entirely you, and nobody will say anything about what you think and what you write. Not to mention it’s very therapeutic and helps keeping your sanity.

I know a lot of people who want to start a journal but are not sure what to write or where to start from. So that is why, ladies and gents, I’m here to give you a lil help on that matter.

1.       Be As Blunt, Angry, or Happy

You’re fighting with your friend and you think they’re stupid? Jot that down. You think your math score doesn’t do you justice? Write about it. You got a new set of Crayolas and are very excited about it? Write it down too. It does feel a little weird at first, I did feel that too, but trust me you would feel a lot better and relieved after you finish an entry. Remember, nobody’s going to read it so if you didn’t have the chance to punch that one friend in the face, do it now. Mentally. Better to stay out of jail, right?

2.       No Schedule Needed

You don’t need to write an entry every single day. I never do mine regularly, but I try to keep it at least once or twice a week to make sure that I don’t leave it way behind. However, DO NOT go through 2 weeks without a single entry, the longer you don’t write, the more you feel like you can go miles without touching it. This would beat the purpose of starting a journal in the first place.

3.       Get Creative

You can be as creative and wild in your journal! Find some inspiration from youtube, tumblr, or pinterest and splatter some paints. It doesn’t have to be neat or have a deep meaning, just do some art when you DO feel inspired. You can also attach some memories like amusement park tickets, postcards, stamps, and many other things.

4.       It’s Not Meant to be “Photogenic”

Or you can make it as photogenic as you want it to be. Just remember that not every single page has to be colorful, has lots of drawings and Shakespeare’s poems on it. You see these journaling accounts all around tumblr and think “how do they make it so artsy?”. I’m pretty sure even those accounts have silly drawings and memes somewhere between those pages. When you start a journal, some pages might only have words upon words on white paper, some pages might have unfinished sketches. Don’t (just) do it for aesthetic. Do it because it takes off your negative vibes and brings positivity toward you.

5. Just Start.

Seriously. The more you procrastinate, the more you’ll think ‘nah I don’t need it anyway’. The ultimate guide is to start somewhere.

Whatever you write down, they don’t have to be interesting or mind-blowing. Some people think their lives are boring and not journal-worthy. Well, I write about Starbucks’ caramel frappe and trips to the nearest market while all these people are writing about their freaking road trip to another planet. No lives are boring. There will always be something to write about. If you’re still having a writer’s block, then I gotcha. Here’s a list of things you can put on your journal:

-Dream you had last night
-Letters to somebody
-A letter to your younger/future self
- Songs you need to download
- Answer your own questions
- 13 reasons why. Ex: Why you should get over that one ex, Why you love your best friend, etc
- Things you’ve learned today ( I do this a lot. It’s a great way to self-exam)
- Favorite things
-Things you regret buying (also a great self-examination)
- New words + definitions
- Morning/midnight ramblings
- Reviews of books/movies
- What would you be doing in 10 years
- Write about your Hogwarts’ house or MBTI personality

Sooo
This might not be a huge help, but I love sharing things and I find journaling to be very helpful for a lot of things.

Do you guys keep a journal? If so, what do you usually write about?