Boys who collect stamps. Boys who read comic books. Boys who play video games. Boys who love science fiction and fantasy. Boys who tap dance. Boys who love computers. Boys who are interested in all the stuff people call “nerdy” or “geeky.” It’s the things you love that make you who you are and you are awesome.
I spoke to a man today. He’d been sleeping rough for many years. He suffered from paranoia and depression, and he’d recently lost his girlfriend. “You keep going,” he said to me, “you just keep going.”
I wish I could tell his story, because it’s a human story. Because suffering is not a beautiful thing, but it is not unique either. To be human is to suffer. Sometimes, at least.
The first thing they tell you about not wanting to live is that it doesn’t mean you want to die. You just want to stop suffering for a while. For me, I have always found solace in the small things, in my imagination, in books. For you, it might be music, or sports, or a stamp collection. The smallest things can save you.
So, in answer to your question, is life worth it? Yes, I think so. Or, at least, yes. It can be.
make a 2017 read list of all the books (even fanfics!) of what you have read this year. especially good if you are doing the 50 books a year challenge. add things like a sentence of what you thought, anything special, a quote and the date when you finished reading it.
a notebook full of your favourite recipes, could be easy pot noodle or grandmas christmas dinner. now you have a place to save them all, and you will always know where to look for them!!
the collection notebook: are you one of those people that collects anything, stamps, stickers or cards? put them in an unused notebook.
plant notebook: write down the progress of your plants, their english and latin name, dates. add pictures! Neville Longbottom probably has one of these.
plant notebook 2.0: fill it with loads of plants you either have or want to have and write how they should be taken care of or what you would like to name them. sort of like a guide.
the standard: travel journal. although, since you are probably on the road, only write a few lines every day and put all that love effort in when you come home! photos, cards, stickers, flight and train tickests, pressed flowers, even the bill from that lovely restuarant is something you can put in.
quote book: especially handy if it is a small pocket notebook one. all those quotes you love, put em here!
future destinations, places you want to go to.
the everyday notebook: everything for everyday. daily lists or weekly. things you want to do this month.
the job book: future ideas for your next summer/part time job, where to go and tips and tricks.
photo album: make use of all those pictures and save them somewhere. write names, where and the date, your future self will thank you.
the random lists book: include list like healthy habits you want to develop, dishes you want to try, vehicles you want to travel in, festivals you want to go to, books you want to read.
books to read: if you are a big reader like me, you will probably find the need of these book. every single book title that sounded interesting, all the books you think you might wnat to read someday, put them in this book! Hermione Granger has this.
a word a day book: after each and every day you write a word, could be about anyhting! a perfect bedside table notebook.
the notebook with only good, positive things that you enjoy. could be things like the rain falling when you are studying in a cozy library or laughing until your tummy hurts with your friends, the feeling of being invincible.
different language phrases: Wie heisst du? Jag heter Sara.
notebook for handwriting practise
To all of those who might need some insperation. This is usually not my thing, but give me your thoughts. Also, I am a huge fan of pretty notebooks, and I own quite a few.
the prompt: no one thought the obvious hufflepuff jimin would be sorted into slytherin. because of this, many people turned their back on him out of fear. you, a ravenclaw, aren’t afraid of him. in fact, you’re only annoyed by him. but what if the slytherin is only annoying because he doesn’t know how to portray his true feelings?
author note: I’ve been writing this one on and off ever since namjoon sorted the members at that fansign and i finally finished it!! pls enjoy!