1. Tell them how great they are and how much you appreciate them.
2. Be genuine and real in your relationships. Don’t pretend and wear a mask but share your true, authentic self.
3. Note, however, that being genuine doesn’t mean always dumping your garbage on those around you. Be respectful of their needs and feelings too – and recognise that we influence and affect others’ moods. That is, we can choose to either brighten or pollute the atmosphere.
4. Be a great listener. We feel loved and valued when others really listen to us (and demonstrate they’re listening through their nonverbal cues).
5. Don’t try to fix, change and make them into different people. Instead, allow them the freedom to be themselves, as well.
6. Recognise that we don’t have to agree with, or respect, others’ choices in order to have a good relationship with them. A lot of the time, we can simply agree to disagree.
7. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the role of victim or martyr … or a co-dependent lover, family member or spouse.
THE REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY WILL IMPACT STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ONLINE SCHOOLS WHETHER THAT’S COLLEGE OR HIGHSCHOOL OR ANY OTHER ONLINE SCHOOL! EDUCATION ALREADY COSTS SO MUCH, WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE TO PAY EVEN MORE?
HOW ABOUT ALL THOSE ONLINE COURSES, LESSONS, AND REQUIREMENTS STUDENTS HAVE ONLINE? STUDENTS WILL BE FORCED TO PAY TO PASS
im tagging a bunch of fandoms and different tags. we need to join together to save this hell hole of a website we all love.
Do you know these times when you’re sitting in front of your textbook, trying to learn these boring af vocabs you’ve seen 1000 times but still can’t remember and just wish to do something different (or hoping that the world explodes so you can at least stop)?
Well, there are more ways to learn a language and I think because we just learned how we “should” learn a language at school, we’re limited in creativity. Thanks to school it’s hard to think outside of this “textbook, vocab lists, tests, etc.” stuff but there are ENDLESS things you can do to learn a language. Remember: everything you do in your native language, you can try to do in your target language!
This is for all the people who are tired and
exhausted, who are thinking about quitting or don’t have fun with their target language anymore. DON’T YOU DARE TO GIVE UP! YOU’VE COME SO FAR!
Examples for different ways of learning a language:
write a diary
summarise an article about a topic you like (cooking, fitness, etc.)
listen to a podcast/radio
listen to music (while reading the lyrics)
try to sing along with music
read out loud while reading a book/magazine/blog/etc.
record videos in your target language or about how studying is going (progress, problems, etc.)
write a blog (well hello there :))
use apps that make it more fun (duolingo, memrise, lingodeer)
chat with native speakers
actually talk to native speakers ( I know what a crazy idea)
read websites about things you’re interested in
use social media only available in your target language
change the language of your smartphone
change the language of your pc
change the language of your life
play games in your target language (like not necessarily for learning it, I mean just playing a normal game IN your target language)
take online lessons with teachers that make you forget you’re learning
do a challenge! (I love this one so much)
find a learning group
be active in forums (no matter about language learning or a forum in your target language)
find a language exchange partner. (You should, seriously.)
watch lessons on youtube
read a (children-)book (with audio)
talk to yourself
think in your target language (a fun way is to tell a story about your life while it’s happening like “I went down the road with a stranger always behind me, who could it be? What does he want? It got quite… too quite. I tried to keep calm but was it really a coincidence? All in the middle of nowhere?” I know I’m bad at this but I hope you get what I mean, think of it like reading a book.)
learn vocabs with pictures, type in the word you want to know and ONLY look for pictures, try to feel the word. If you google for “strawberry” (in your target language and don’t know what it means) look at the pictures, the colours, how could it smell? Make a sentence with the new word. When was the last time you ate it? How was it?
Write a story/book online or just for yourself.
Make a mindmap
Use a topic jar (a jar where you put in notes with different topics on it, you take one every day and write/talk about it)
use social media to find groups interested in learning a new language or your target language
translate texts and act like you’re a famous translator who’s the only person on earth who can translate your target language (for example if you’re reading articles about historical stuff, act like you’re the only one who can find out what happened back then and the whole world is counting on you!)
try to solve random online tests
listen to a song/audiobook/whatever and write down what you hear
search for words you want to learn and build up (funny!) sentences with them or even whole stories
search for receipts in your target language and pray to god you’re doing it right… if not, well you won’t forget the vocab again. Win-win situation. :p
search for language learning groups near your living place and actually meet them (stay safe and check everything before)
listen to children songs (I still remember the first children song I learned in English lessons… like… 11 years ago in 5th grade) these songs are supposed to stick… *cough* head shoulders knees and toes knees and toes *cough* sorry where was I?
connect with language learners over Skype (useful groups of course like German trying to learn French, Frenchman trying to learn Turkish, Turk trying to learn German)
write a list (you know… like I do right know so I don’t forget English)
describe things you see (more fun with a partner)
teach your target language to others
listen to audio while sleeping
take notes in your target language (I don’t mean for grammar rules or something like that, I mean notes you would take in your native language anyway)
write a letter (so much better than an e-mail)
write an e-mail (who has time for letters)
learn jokes (it’s also useful for social interaction)
talk to your pets (at least if they listen to you, if I start to talk to my cat she starts yelling into my face)
translate songs and learn the vocab of it so you have more fun listening to it later
think about a topic and write down every word you can think of and then translate them into your target language
Take lots of photos and videos. Film your little adventures from the beach trip to your journey to learning a new instrument to your family road trips. Write about your days– may it be simple or special. Was it sunny today? Did it rain? Will it be raining any time soon? How are you feeling right now? Do you wish you could do something relevant? Store memories that you could easily flip through when time comes and you would like a taste of your summer stories.
Beat the boredom by learning. It does not have to be something complex like learning a new language or studying in advance. Try out new fun things, instruments, sports, etc that you’ve always wanted to learn. Crafting? There’s youtube and maybe pinterest for you. Piano? You can also check basic lessons online or maybe grab an instructor. Swimming? It’s never too late to learn how to properly breathe underwater or float well! There will always be room for knowledge and learning, you just need to have the initiative to knock on those doors and enter willingly.
Summer is best for physically exhausted people because they get the chance to be free of academic (students) responsibilities. Give yourself the break and rest you deserve. You can unplug from social media if you would like. Take a break from constantly checking on your notifications. Log out of your accounts if you want to. Take it easy, the summer is long and you will have enough time. Have fun. Breathe well. For a moment, just give yourself a pat in the back and get enough sleep.
There are plenty of things you can do to keep your body moving and your brain working this summer. Cross out some books on your reading list. Go outside if you want to. Play with your dogs and give them regular haircuts. Work on a DIY project, open a small business to earn money over the break. Productivity is such a relative word. You do you, enjoy your taste of freedom in your own personal way!
Most importantly, may this break be your avenue to heal, grow, and accept your body. To find yourself, to give you strength and will. May you never have the opportunity to catch summer blues. I hope this summer, your process to become a better person will begin or continue.
Imagine discovering that Loki’s hidden talent is baking. By showing him the ropes (whilst finding him especially attractive in your ‘Let’s Bake!’ apron), you return each day from work to welcome a new scent coming from one of his ‘creations’ each day. Initially, they all taste absolutely vile. You struggle to smile and tell him that they are good. Over time, Loki takes lessons from online videos. It is only then do you truly begin to enjoy his baking.
“BLOOM” is considerably more than just a brand or a business for me. It is indeed my life. I’ve had to live & experience the multitudes of events thrown my way by life to then create this platform that represents me as a creative. Earlier today I got the most aggressive and gripping reminder of the old Epictetus quote “it’s not what happens to you it’s how you respond to it”. I was also reminded to never forget that hurt people, hurt people. My revenge will always be artistic, not personal.
In my pursuits of continuing to create this online platform, the valuable lessons seamlessly pile up along the way. One that has definitely resonated with me the most is the ability to say less and do more. To become more action oriented. I made a vow to myself that I would lead through execution. As a creative and entrepreneur, we often times get hung up on the “Idea”, rather than the “Action to Reality”. Since relocating to a different city, I made a promise to max all opportunities available. I’ve been networking (like a mad woman), researching, attending whatever workshops/ seminars I can get my hands on. In the span of two weeks I’ve learned a great deal of what it takes to run a successful business, etc. It’s safe to say that “BLOOM” in all of its grace and power is definitely blooming and evolving as I am. It’s ok to take your time and do it the right way.
A part of this recent growth was a lesson of adjustments and ingenuity. Due to the events of Hurricane Irma & Maria, I almost opted out of my maternity shoot because it wasn’t on the altitude that I had originally envisioned. However, as I bask in this this new shift in mindset, I told myself the SHOW MUST GO ON VEE! NO EXCUSES! J So, I made a decision to create with the resources that were made available. I love you Amun-Ra Isaiah David! I appreciate and love you guys & I hope you like it!
1. Tutoring! I tutor for work as my primary source of income and it is a great option. Try advertising for a subject you know and enjoy, and join local sites; use Facebook and there’s even places where you can do online lessons. If you want to really commit you could even join an agency.
2. Sell your notes: VIP Notes, Facebook Groups and other sites are great for this, though most just accept typed notes.
3. Editing, translation and proofreading services: Again, advertise online, there’s also sites like Fiverr for this nowadays
4. Other freelance services: Design a logo, write an article, do a sponsored post, etc.!
5. Affiliate marketing: Chances are you’ve got a blog or instagram, build up your follower base and join a program like Amazon Associates.
6. Design and sell printables on a cute Etsy shop or your own site