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Forbidden Love

Originally posted by hemmoxhood96

request: can you write a kind college au where calum is playing soccer and hurts himself and the reader is a student too studying sports med has to tape him up. And cal keeps trying to hit on her and stuff and y/n wants it but she can’t because it’s against the rules and they could get thrown out of school. And then maybe a part two (if you feel like it lol) where they actually get together. Ok I’m sorry if this is really confusing. ilysm❣️❣️

awwh ilyt 💕 this was such a cute idea, thanks for requesting it i hope you like it, i’ll post part two if it gets requested too

“Come on, y/n. You have to go to the game today!” My friend, Aveline, begged.

I shook my head. “You know I can’t, Aves. I have two papers due Wednesday and I can’t put them off until tomorrow. Plus, I already told the coach I couldn’t make it.”

She sighed. “You never go anywhere besides class and your room. Can’t you just put off your work just this once? I really want to see that Calum guy you told me about.”

“Fine,” I gave in. “But only because I’m halfway done with one of them.” I gave in, shutting my laptop and getting ready.

Being a med student meant I had tons of work. It was my second year of college, and I have two more years left here, then I had to take even more classes. But I had more on my plate than normal med students, because I was also taking pre-sports med classes. My mom is a sports medicine physician and also teaches classes, so a few times a week I go to the hospital with her and learn what I need to. I don’t have a lot of free time, as I either have classes or I have to be at the soccer games in case of an injury. But Aveline was studying photography, so she got to go wherever she wanted whenever she wanted. She doesn’t understand why I never go anywhere but those places, but if she had the same work that I did, she would get it.

After I was ready, we left and headed towards the field. I brought Aveline with me down to the benches where the other players and the coach sit. She was so excited, she could barely contain herself.

“There he is,” Aveline gasped as she pointed to Calum. “Why didn’t you tell me how cute he is? I am definitely going to start coming to the home games just to see him play.”

I rolled my eyes at her, then continued to watch the game. The game was going well, until one of the guys on the other team tripped Calum and he landed on his foot wrong when he tried to catch himself. Everyone gasped, a lady that I assumed was Calum’s mom and a girl that was a bit older than me got up and ran down to the field. They wouldn’t let them onto the field, and they were very upset because of that.

They gestured for me to come help, and I obliged, running over there as quickly as I could. When I reached them, I bent down next to Calum.

“Can I get an ace bandage and some ice, please?” I asked quickly, examining his ankle. Someone ran off to get them for me.

I felt his ankle with my hands, not feeling any obvious breaks.

“Does this hurt?” I asked him as a gently squeezed his ankle.

He winced. “Yeah,”

“How would you rate the pain on a scale from one to ten?” I asked next.

He thought for a moment. “Uh, about a seven, maybe an eight?”

The person who fetched the ace bandage and ice came back, handing the bandage to me. I unrolled it, then began wrapping it around Calum’s ankle.

“If I was going to rate you from one to ten, I’d say you were a twenty.” Calum smirked.

I gave him a look, then turned my attention back to what I was doing.

He laughed, shaking his head. “Sorry, just trying to take my mind off this pain.”

“It’s fine,” I laughed too. “I understand. But my friend actually likes you, so.”

He smiled through his pain. “Well that’s too bad, because I actually like you.”

My eyes got wide as I finished wrapping his ankle up. I gestured for someone to help me stand Calum up, not saying anything to him. One of the guys from the team named Caleb got off the bench and came over to help, and we walked Calum to the bench and sat him down.

“What’s the verdict, Doc?” Caleb joked.

“I’m sure it’s just a sprain,” I told him. “But we’ll go the hospital just to be sure. Do you need to go now, Calum, or can you wait?”

“I can wait until after the game,” He replied.

They put someone else in the game in his place, and the game continued. After a while, Calum spoke up.

“Is this your friend?” He wondered, pointing to Aveline as he adjusted the ice on his ankle.

“Yeah, Calum this is Aveline, Aveline this is Calum.” I introduced them.

“Nice to meet you.” He said politely.

She blushed. “You too,”

During the last half of the game, Aveline left to go to the bathroom, leaving me alone with Calum.

“So, uh, did you mean to completely ignore me after I told you that I like you?” He looked at me.

I shrugged, not meeting his gaze. “I don’t know…”

“Y/n, if you don’t like me back just say so. I’m a big boy, I can handle rejection.” He chuckled.

I couldn’t help but laugh too. “It’s not that I don’t like you back, but we both know the school policy. You’re on the team, and I help the team. Therefore, we can’t date, or we’ll both get expelled. I’d rather not get kicked out, considering I kind of need my education for my career.”

He smirked. “Ooh, forbidden love. We’re almost like Romeo and Juliet. Except, hopefully we won’t die like they did.”

I rolled my eyes at him and groaned. “Do you not get what I’m saying? This can’t happen.”

“What they don’t know won’t hurt them,” He shrugged, acting way too cavalier about this.

I sighed. “Calum, I’m being serious. We both can’t risk this.”

“You’re right…” He trailed off, sounding defeated.

I felt bad that he was disappointed, but it wasn’t a rule we could break. Our school took it very seriously, and if we broke it, there would be extreme consequences.

After the game, Calum decided to just have his mom and his sister, the girl I saw earlier, take him to the hospital. I told them what to tell the doctor when the got there, and gave Calum my number in case anyone had any questions. And though he probably thinks I didn’t notice, he couldn’t stop smiling after I gave it to him.

if you want a part two or have an idea for another imagine then feel free to request them, requests are always open x

anonymous asked:

im 20, bi, and a virgin. i know it's not supposed to matter but it does to me. a bitch has needs, and i've never had mine met. i could blame going to a same sex school, but that seems like bs. too nervous to pick someone up in a club, because i feel like i should tell them it would be my first time and they'd probably freak. advice?

I get it, it makes you nervous. But 20 really isn’t that young to have no experience. I personally know at least two people who didn’t experience any kind of sex until their mid twenties. Those are just the ones who told me. I could have friends who’ve never experienced it and I wouldn’t know because they don’t brand ‘virgin’ on your head if you haven’t fucked someone by thirty.

If you don’t want to tell someone you’ve not done this before, you don’t have to, and that might be one way of getting it over and done with (in which case, be safe, both with protection and with where you go) but what my friend who was in her twenties did was come clean to one of the more experienced people in our social group and just told him ‘I want it over and done with and I figure you’ll make it fun, nothing after that’. That’s another option.

Honestly, my best advice is to stop thinking about it in terms of blame. It’s just something you haven’t done yet. You know what I’ve not done yet? Millions of things, including skydiving and skateboarding and keeping spiders as pets. Nervousness is normal, but stop pathologising yourself for the very normal thing of not having fucked someone yet. One day you will meet someone you like enough either for a one night stand or for a short fling or for a long term relationships, and it’ll happen, and in the morning you’ll still be the same old you and the world will look exactly the same.

Top note, as a woman who had her first penetrative sex experience younger than you are now, it’s not a big deal. It feels like one, because it feels like some barrier to adulthood, but it’s not. It’s just… sex. And the first time, with anyone, it’s awkward and you hit them in the face with your elbow, and you make unattractive snorting noises and someone farts.

In the meantime, finding some good sex toys and learning exactly WHAT you like will go a long way to meeting those needs, and also help you figure out what you want when you have sex.

sometimes i imagine im writing a letter to my little brothers, when im away at a real university or starting a real career and they’ve just graduated high school, to go with their graduation gifts. what i kind of advice i would give them. so far i have: 

be gentle when you can, and harsh when you need to be. don’t be afraid to fight, but be very afraid of becoming someone who can’t be trusted to be kind.

i know you are brave and good. i know you want to be friends with everyone- but still, you will make enemies. don’t judge them too harshly, but don’t let yourself forget they mean harm to you and the ones you love. show them decency and mercy when you can, but do not expect the same in return. do not be afraid to strike first. not everyone can be won over, and not everyone is worthy of your kindness.

there are wolves. learn to spot them before they spot you. learn to defeat them without becoming one of them. do not lose yourself in trying to save them. they don’t want to be saved, and will tear you apart for trying.

be careful who you do drugs with, and don’t be stupid- stay away from the hard shit. you know where it leads and your lives can be so much more than that. don’t talk to cops; call a lawyer even if you didn’t do anything wrong. don’t talk to people with greed and anger in their eyes and words. stick with your friends and never leave someone alone at a party. be careful with girls who smile and ask you for drinks but never ask you what tv shows or books you like.

i believe in God; i believe in gods; but i also believe in people, in serving them, in loving them. religion has made my life better, and i’ll help you find one that makes your life better if you ask. if you don’t want religion, that’s cool too, but find something to believe in. the world can be cruel and one day you’ll be thankful to believe in something, even if it’s just that things will get better some day.

some people act like young men are supposed to always be strong and know the answers. those people are full of shit. you’re gonna cry and feel confused and scared, because you’re human. go to your friends or your uncles and aunts, find someone older than you you can trust. they’ve been through it before and they’ll help you. when you ask for advice, listen.

be ready to admit when you’ve made a mistake. good men are humble, brave men want to be better men, intelligent men know they’re not perfect. however, be unapologetic about who you are, what you believe, and what you do. unless you are hurting the undeserving you have nothing to apologize for. some people will be threatened by your intelligence or humor or confidence in yourself; they may see something different and be so ignorant as to think it’s a weakness. those people are not worth talking about. crush them and keep on living.

most of all, text me if you need anything, and don’t blow your money on stupid shit. college is expensive.

hate it when people ask me what i’m going to do with my life because i don’t even know. i wish i knew. “what do you mean you don’t know? what do you like to do? what are you studying in school?” listen. life sucks, i’m broke, and we’re all gonna die. i don’t know what i’m gonna do but i know i’m going to live my life as it comes. try to make the best of it. i want to have friends i want to just enjoy life maybe. it’s great to have goals, don’t get me wrong. i wish i could set goals for myself. they just don’t work out for me.

godlikecolumbine  asked:

ANYTHING WITH CAL, FLUFF?? pretty please😍


but imagine ur having a really rough time at the moment and school is stressing u out and ur parents is bugging u about it and everything’s just going down hill in general and after a long day at school with tests (that went completely shit) you’d be so done and u just wanted to go home and cry but ur boyfriend cal would notice something wasn’t quite right and would follow u to ur locker when ur last lesson of the day would end and lean against one of the lockers and go ”let’s go over to my house baby” and you’d sigh and protest at first because all u really wanted to do was to go home and relax but as he would be so determined because he HATED seeing his girl like this and at last you’d be like “ugh okay just because i love u” and he’d chuckle and kiss ur forehead as soon as everyone had passed u two because we all know he wouldn’t like doing that stuff in front of people (aw my shy baby) and as soon as u two arrived at his house he’d be putting on a movie as u laid down in his bed, sighing and complaining about how stressed out u were but he’d interrupt u by kissing u and when he pulled away he’d chuckle and go “now shut up and focus on the movie instead” and you’d just smile at him as u pulled him closer to u oMG and halfway through the movie he’d fall asleep on ur shoulder as u were playing with his blonde hair and you’d smile as he let out a light snore, thinking how lucky u were I LOVE CAL BYE

11 Facts Tag

tagged by @taehyxngs  thank you,so much !  sorry this took long , i do like being tagged, i promise i do

RULES: Tell your followers 11 random things about yourself, and tag 11 people in return! Tag backs are allowed, but you mustn’t repeat any of the facts mentioned previously! The facts can be absolutely anything! Whatever springs to mind! 

1. I love photography. Ever since I was a kid, it’s always been something that has intrested me. Throughout the years I’ve owned maybe three or four cameras. In the grand scale of things three or four camera isn’t alot, but they hold memories from different stages of my life and I really appreciate having them.

2. English is actually not my first language. I learned English when I started going to school in the United States, about ten to eleven years ago. 

3. I joined Tumblr in Summer 2015. It’s almost been two years. I don’t even remember when this turned into a kpop/bts blog, it just happened one day. Because of this fact, I love going through my archive from the earlier months.

4. I love reading and writing. I want to start writing again, the way I used to. I stopped a few months ago, because it stopped being fun. But  being on this website really made me miss it, so hopefully I’ll start writing again.

5.When I was in middle school I learned to read music and I learned to play the flute. I really want to learn to play piano 

6. I have really bad anxiety, and I hate it to much because it stops me from doing so many of the things I love. It’s also lowered my self esteem. 

7. Because of my anxiety I am quite reserved.  I am too afraid to say the wrong thing.  I keep everything in, which is very unhealthy.

8. I had very bad experiences with friends, which is why now I tend to be more cautious when selecting who I spend time with. 

9. Alexandra is my middle name. It’s what everyone calls me. I really dislike my first name.

10. I am 157 cm tall, so I am  on the shorter side.

11. Dope was the first BTS or KPop song  that I ever heard. 

tagging @thisfoolishdestiny @kookmejeon @seokseong @fapmonster @war-of-hormoan @kwonsoonbye

feel free to ignore, sorry i am not very intresting 

anonymous asked:

i am in love with someone who is distant & selfish. he says he wants me so i've made plans to be with him which require some huge changes. everyone's warned me against it & tbh i'm scared. i hear everyone talking about the lord & how he's so good and warm but i've never felt it. i wish i could & i'm jealous of those who can. the only love i understand is the absentminded kind that dumb boys with pretty eyes give.

I’m sorry you’re altering your life for a scumbag. I’d say to leave him but I understand it’s not that easy to let go of the only kind of love you know.

I’ve made a rule for myself to not change things about myself for a guy ever again. In middle school, I purposely failed my math tests to get to the lower math level where the guy I liked was. 3 years later a boy was in the upper level math class so I tried to get back there.

Once, I covered a 5am shift even tho I was closing at 10pm. Because a guy I like might be there. (Best part is he wasn’t lmao)

I’m not going out of my way anymore for men who don’t give a fuck. All I can say is, you’re going to regret altering your life even more than mine ^ for a scrub. Future you deserves so much better.

Hello! My name is Andrea and I’m 18 years old and I’m from Slovakia which is a small country in Europe (I’m just telling you in a case you didn’t know, because a lot of people ask me where it is, haha).
I probably should tell you something about myself and I always struggle with introducing myself because I feel like I’m a boring person. Well, I like art, I mean I draw and I go to the art school, but I also like going to art galleries and museum, I enjoy history of art… Then I like nature and I think we all should care about our planet. I practice yoga and so I am into meditation and these spiritual things. I don’t know what else I should mention, maybe that I like travelling and exploring new places but who doesn’t?

feel free to message me  💕

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shadowyqueendonut  asked:

prom is coming up at my school and the theme is masquerade..... cool right? Here's the thing tho... WE CAN'T WEAR MASKS. WhaT tHE fUCk?? help this is so stupid i don't know if i should go. but i'm a freshman and this is my first prom so.... i dunno.

That’s so silly that you guys can’t wear masks??? The school system is ridiculous rn tho so what can I say.
I would go if you want to! I waited until my senior year to go (and it was a total bust) but I looked hot and I liked spending time with my friend (even tho I like. Probably ruined prom for her bc I’m so lame).
It really is what you make of it! If you go, I hope it’s fun! ♡♡♡

26.02.17•  Hello everyone ! As you can see I haven’t posted anything since last year - I’ve been busy I guess - anyways I wanted to show you guys that I’m still alive and also I’m 18 now ! yaaaaay 

I’m wishing you all a wonderful year (a bit late I know) and going back to prep for my biology exam next week :) I’m also going back to school tomorrow and I started watching Hannibal (there’s a lot of blood It’s preparing me for med school I hope) Lots of love, and even though I’m not very active you can still message me if you want to talk (bc talking is great you know) and I’ll do my best to answer. Hopefully I’ll be more active this year, but let’s be honest that’s probably not gonna happen. 

(also the quality in this picture is terrible plz forgive me)

I met my favorite person this weekend.

I have these Native American reenactments in the summer, okay. We dress in authentic Native garb and go teach about our culture and whatnot at historical events. There’s this one on a weekend that housed all reenactors from Ancient Greece to World War II–you can walk through a timeline of living history. It’s cool.

So there are these guys in a tent on the far hill called the Scottish Highlanders. They bring about two to five people to their thing per year. They do all the good medieval Scottish jazz. Kilts, weapons, challenging you to fights.

But theres this one guy that is there every time. I always go visit to hear him give in depth talks about Scottish Reavers and their malitia and weaponry and stuff. He’s fun, so I go talk to him and he’s asking about what school I’m going to, what I want to do, etc.

So I tell him I want to be a history teacher and I like to write. He asks me if I have anything published, and I say no, thinking he means an actual book. But he waves me off and asks, “No, online. Have you ever heard of Fanfiction.net?”

Let me explain a thing. This guy. Is well over six feet. His biceps are bigger than my head, he’s about 45 years old, he has the thickest Scottish accent you’ve ever witnessed, he can wave two axes around like nobody’s business, he usually resolves friendly arguments with full on battle in armor with real weaponry with the scars to prove it, and he kind of has a biker gang.

And this guy starts telling me about the 700 page Doctor Who fanfiction that he’s been writing for six years and still running. 

Shamelessly continues to explain how he gets together with his badass biker buddies and they ride to his house with bottles of Jack Daniels and talk about the next fanfiction that they’re going to write together. (More Doctor Who, Xena Warrior Princess, Agents of Shield, Lord of the Rings…) They dare each other to write crossovers for interesting character interaction. This guy raves with excitement over character development and analysis. 

I cried. 


All the hard work and dedication is for living fully his last year as a high school student 

official ranking of every dog emoji on emojipedia 🐕

A beautiful shibe. A good boy who wants to shake a paw. 10/10 would shake

A cute little pupper. Possibly wearing some sort of doggy earmuffs because it’s winter and his ears get cold. You do you lil pupper! Stay warm out there! 10/10 would cuddle to warm up

A handsome doggo going for a walk. Don’t know what happened to his other front leg, but he seems happy. 10/10 would give belly rubs.

Looks like a plastic dog toy, except the head was swapped with a different larger plastic dog toy and just popped on. 10/10 would still play with.

Looks like a fridge magnet. I like the tail floof though. 10/10 would put on my fridge

Cave painting doggo. 15000BCE/10

Somebody just told this dog that he’s a good boy. And they’d be right, he is. 10/10

Simple, not really realistic, but gets the point across. Looks like it was designed by a child. 10/10 would draw in elementary school.

A cute little fella doing his thing. 10/10

Adorable! 10/10 blep, would give many head pats and ear scratches

Ready for anything. 10/10 would go hiking/camping in the mountains with.


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You know what makes me want to cry? Draco Malfoy in sixth year. Remember you had to sit by yourself at school for a minute, or listen to your parents argue while you sat upstairs hugging you knees? Now imagine your weren’t sat for a minute, but a whole year, and you knew it wasn’t going to change. Imagine your parents arguing, not over who did the dishes our why they’re late home, but over a sociopathic murderer who you’re sharing your house with. Imagine having to kill your teacher. I can’t even try to imagine that but what I can imagine is how lonely he was and and I’m crying again.

[TRANS] BTS Japan Official Fanclub Magazine - Jin’s Biography

Liked gaming since kindergarten
The vigorous boyhood

1~2 years after being born in Anyang City, Gyeonggi Province, I moved to the neighboring Gwacheon City. My memories started from Gwacheon. I was awkward about taking photos until just before debuting, so I hardly have any childhood photo. It’s hard to find photos from back then. When you take photos, you have to stand still. I hated hearing “Wait, let’s take just one photo!” and having to stand still.

My favorite thing in kindergarten days was the popular dinosaur character game back then. We only had one game but my hyung hogged it all, so I really wanted to play it at that time. I don’t know if it’s the reason why I like games now too.

I was a vigorous child in elementary school. After school, I would go play with my friends and come back at dinner time, then do my homework and sleep. It was my routine. I had a lot of friends too. We would only play every day and not study at all (laughs). My favorite subject was Physical Education. It’s the exact opposite to now (laughs). I liked running, swimming, tennis and also golfing that my father taught me how to play. He likes snowboarding and skiing so he often takes me to the ski resort, and I started from that. Although my father frequently went on business trips, when he came home, he would play his favorite sports with me. He often took me abroad too. Japan, Europe, Australia,.. But I’m not very into travelling so it felt like I was half-forced (laughs).

I talk with my 2-year-older hyung every day. We play games together and talk about this and that, it seems like our relationship got even better than before.

Grew up to be a hesitant guy in front of the opposite sex due to going to all-boy middle & high school!?

I was too into gaming since 1st year of middle school so I didn’t go out to play (laughs). Me and my friends kept staying in the PC room to play games in summer break. 

My best friends are friends from middle school. The relationship between us four people is quite good, even after we went to study higher, we would go to the valley and play together in summer break and go snowboarding in winter break. Even now we still contact each other every day and contend for each other’s old men’s jokes (laughs)

In terms of music, I liked Lee Seunggi sunbaenim’s ‘Delete’, KCM sunbaenim’s ‘Black & White Photos’ and Turtles sunbaenim’s ‘Airplane’. I also listen to Buzz sunbaenim’s music often so I like rock ballad even until now.

Since I went to all-boy school for both middle and high school, I had absolutely no contact with girls for 6 years. Even after going to university, I still couldn’t look into girls’ eyes. I would drop my eyes low and “Hey, how’s it going?” (laughs). I met an easy-going friend in university so he mended that manner too. He hit me and said “I told you to look in the eyes and talk!”… But still, I fit in better with guys (laughs).

The path to become a singer through scouting
Currently taking music composing with seriousness!

In 1st year of high school, my dream was to become a newspapers reporter to stand by the second-class citizens’ side. I used to read newspapers articles every day. The dream of becoming an actor was born in my 2nd year, after watching Kim Namgil-ssi in the drama ‘Queen Seondeok’. I was touched and thought that, I wanted to make people cry with my acting too. So I entered the Film Major in university .

3 months after entering, I was scouted and became a trainee. The rapper line was in the company already, and Jungkook joined 2 days after me. I came into the practice room and saw a kid with eyes like Bambi standing, I asked ‘…Who is this?’ and he stood up and said ‘Oh! My name is Jeon Jungkook!’. Even when I told him ‘Sit down,’ he said ‘Oh no! I’m okay!’ (laughs). The one with deepest first impression would be Namjoon who was practicing dancing. It was my first time seeing someone practicing dancing since I was born, so I thought ‘Wow, he’s a trainee. Cool.’

As I trained, I went to eat with other trainees as well and enjoyed my trainee life. I liked dancing back then. But after debuting, I heard people saying ‘He can’t dance’ so I lost my confidence… Despite that, thanks to ARMYs who always tell me ‘It’s cute’, ‘You did a great job’, I regained my confidence and now, it seems like I can dance.

My life right now is great, and I’m satisfied with being in BTS. My interest in music started after I met the members. Back in debut days, I couldn’t even think I can write songs. Thanks to the influence from our members, I’m now continuing to write songs. Even though they aren’t at the level of being put into albums yet, I got good responses and am working hard right now.

If someday the chance comes, I want to try acting. V is doing that now so I’m happy with it. Compared to acting,  I want to improve my skills in singing and performing more. It’s physically draining but I feel the joy in it.

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I really want to make a compilation set of Adrien almost crying face.

I was just trying to remove the gum, I swear!

Please don’t be angry, Marinette.

I’m really sorry.

Uh-oh. I’m grounded from school because of the gum accident?

Father, you are allowing me to go back to school despite the gum accident?

Still, Marinette still dislike me for the gum accident.

I swear it’s an accident, Nino.




I wasn’t lying about trying to remove the gum from your chair.

I know you may not forgive me, but…

Take my umbrella.

“I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. My friend and I were some of the only women in the room. I was feeling nervous. I was a senior in college. I wasn’t sure how well I’d do. And while we’re waiting for the exam to start, a group of men began to yell things like: ‘You don’t need to be here.’ And ‘There’s plenty else you can do.’ It turned into a real ‘pile on.’ One of them even said: ‘If you take my spot, I’ll get drafted, and I’ll go to Vietnam, and I’ll die.’ And they weren’t kidding around. It was intense. It got very personal. But I couldn’t respond. I couldn’t afford to get distracted because I didn’t want to mess up the test. So I just kept looking down, hoping that the proctor would walk in the room. I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional. But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ‘walled off.’ And sometimes I think I come across more in the ‘walled off’ arena. And if I create that perception, then I take responsibility. I don’t view myself as cold or unemotional. And neither do my friends. And neither does my family. But if that sometimes is the perception I create, then I can’t blame people for thinking that.”

6 Motivation Tips for College

As we all know (or have heard), college is a seriously hands-on-deck, time consuming experience, no matter what you study. That’s not to say that it’s all stress-inducing, all the time, but it requires a different kind of time management and focus than what you’re used to in high school. The difficulty of it all can sometimes be a little overwhelming/disheartening, which is why it is always important to find different ways to stay motivated and on-task. Here are some of the ways I keep myself going when I’m so close to quitting:

1. Picture the end-game: this is a classic. Whenever I’ve studied so much that I’m close to tears, I remember my goals. Short-term first, then long-term. I think, “Okay, no, you can’t give up because you told yourself at the beginning of this semester that you wanted all A’s. You have to keep going for those A’s.” and afterwards I follow it up with, “And why is it that you want those A’s? Because you want to get into a kickass med school!”

2. Think about others/build expectations: sometimes, just thinking about yourself isn’t enough. I have my slacker periods when I think “So what if I don’t do well in this test? I’ve done well enough in others”, or “I’ll do better in the next one”. I try to remember that I’m trying to build a relationship with the professor during this class; it gives me an extra ‘oomph’. I may exaggerate that relationship sometimes, but it helps to think that the professor is used to work of high caliber from you, and that he/she expects you to do well. This one works well for me because I don’t like disappointing people, and I take meeting expectations as a personal challenge.

3. Be competitivewith yourself: don’t, I repeat, don’t compare yourself to others. You get nothing out of it. If there’s something you learn from the studyblr community, it’s that everybody learns and executes in a different way. Personally I’ve found that competition in classrooms does not motivate me, because it’ll just end up making me feel bad whether I do better or worse than others. But competing against myself? Much better. I try to push myself to do a little better than I did last time, or start revising a little earlier for the next test. When I compare my new results with older ones, it’s a learning experience even if I don’t do better. It helps me understand myself and my needs a little more.

4. Take a break: when people tell you that you can’t stop or you won’t get everything done? THAT IS A LIE. A breather is necessary as heck!!! If you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, you won’t learn as well or be as productive than if you’re dedicated to your work. Sometimes I’m okay with just a few minutes of closing my eyes and listening to a favorite piece of music, other times I need something a little longer like a 20-minute episode of The Office. I try not to let it extend much more than that though, because from personal experience, the longer you put off starting up again, the harder it gets.

  • Pro tip: I’ve been talking to first year medical students recently to get advice for next August (for those of you who don’t know, I’ll be beginning my medical studies then), and one of them told me, “Listen. Everyone has their relaxation thing. I love hanging out and being with people, and sometimes I’m so fixated on the fact that I can’t go out and have fun with my friends because I’m stuck studying that I throw 3 hours away just staring at my book. I’ve learned that it’s better to just get that thing you want to do out of the way, and then go back and study. You’ll be happier and feel a lot better than you did before.” (WITH DISCRETION, OBVIOUSLY)

5. Stationery: ah, yes, like most of you, I am obsessed. Sometimes all it takes is just finding the perfect pen and paper for what I have in mind to keep myself going.

6. Get involved in the studyblr community: at first, just observing to get ideas about things you want to try is enough to give you an extra boost of motivation, but when you feel like you’re starting to slack off again, try getting involved. Try posting some of your own revision notes or stationery pics! Honestly this community is one of the most warm and welcoming ones out there, and it is super inspiring to get notes and messages from people all over the world who encourage you to run that extra mile, do that extra work to reach your goals.

I hope this serves as useful, and good luck studying to each and everyone of you. Aim high and keep going!

little things about the Dear Evan Hansen cast album

- evan’s “oh… ://// good… :////” in the opening

- the perfect teenage logic of connor’s (not word-for-word) “oh you don’t want me to go to school high, then i won’t go, glad we agree *leaves*”

- heidi and cynthia’s harmonies yas 

- okay but waving through a window is actually v sad especially when you know the storyline and it’s messing me up and ?

- the transition from “do you ever really crash or even make a sound” to “did I even make a sound” like!!!!

- the musical silence from “will i ever make a sound” to when the chorus starts again LoUDLy

- ben’s VibRaTooOOoOoOoOoO

- “i’m on the ground, my arm goes numb.” pause. “and i see him come to get me.”

- the desperation in evan’s voice when he repeats “he’s come to get me” like babe no

- evan calling connor “buddie” pls my heart can’t take this

- the implications of evan, when creating connor in his head, immediately imagined that connor had helped him after falling from the tree like frick

- “Why would you write that?” “I’m just trying to tell the truth” i love you jared

- jared’s sarcasm, “ s m oking d r u gs?”, “KINKY!”, “very specific”

- evan calling connor “dude” lol bro nice try

- even when evan and connor specifically do their “no homo” it’s still very gay 

- HEY HEY HEY HEY ***harmonies****

- cynthia can i hang out with you pls thx

- “that YoUUUU ARe NOt the MONSTER that I knewwww”

- the vibrato on the word “he” like

- ben’s voice so seamlessly transitions from low to high it’s

- “i’m just trying to remember the best ones” too precious

- “you looked really pretty–er–uh–*cough*–um–ah–it looked pretty cool”

- the progressions of the “I love you”s 

- mike’s voice is so pureeeee

- the little final whispered “disappear”

- the growth of YOU WILL BE FOUND to the full chorus just BLASTING their beautiful HARMONIES

- michael park is such a dad, i’m emotional

- can i fight evan’s actual father asap

- “you don’t have to be scared you’re not enough”

- BEN AND LAURA’s HARmonIEs Just!!!!!

- how quickly evan responds, like he’s just so excited, these two

- the hand-drums during “only us” yes 


- g u i t a r “I’m SORRY that I’m NOt EnouGH, THANk GOd They RESCuED You” like fuq let it out heidi

- alana and jared’s harmonies!!!!! their voices are so pretty!!! and strong!!!! petition for an alana and jared musical 

- how quietly ben starts until he’s absolutely BELTING “I gotta find a way to STOP it STop IT just let me OOOOOOOOOUt”

- someone nominate Rachel Bay Jones for a Tony

-ben’s breathing in “words fail” someone help him

- the throwback to “waving through a window” i’m not crying you’re crying

- actually now we’re both crying

- who the fuck approved evan going off his meds like dr. sherman wtf

- how ben emphasizes certain words and it’s so painful i can’t talk about it this song is just so–too-i

- “would they like what they saw…or would they hate it…too” 

- i cri

- hope at the end but i’m still crying