these books taught me to read when i was 4

Something That Brings Me Joy.... (Teen Dad AU Baekhyun)

Originally posted by sehunoh

Type: Angst Fluff

Request: Baekhyun teen dad au?


Baekhyun smiled lightly as he kiss the smooth skin of his daughter’s head. Sahee let out a sigh as she cuddled into him more. He glanced up at the clock before he continued writing his paper that’s due in the morning. He glanced up at the clock seeing it was almost one in the morning. He was work in himself to death he felt, he had been out one week and it seemed that’s when everyone assigned major papers. Well he was attempting to graduate early. He went to school half of the day now so he was home before lunch. But today Sahee was extra needy and constantly making him delay his final paper for his reading class longer and longer.

Whines came out of Sahee as she let out a light cry “I know baby. I just have a little more to go” he whispered as he lightly bounced in his seat. He felt her shift against him as her face buried deep into his chest as she drifted off again. “He looked over at the bed “mommy got home today and you haven’t really spent anytime with her” he cooed as he got up. The moment he went to lay her down beside you she let out another cry “honey no no I’ll be in bed soon” he whispered as you shot up still with your eyes closed. “I need to finish my pa-” your hand went up as he stopped talking and watched you lay back down and began rubbing her stomach as she instantly calmed down. Baekhyun sighed as he ventured off back to his work as he was only two paragraphs from being done. He sighed knowing he was just about done all together with school.

~

He woke up with a serious pain in his neck and back as he sat up in his desk. He was finished his paper but noticed the last words on it didn’t even look like words anymore. He picked up his pencil and erased the past few words. He smiled as he quickly finished and put it away.He check the clock and quickly got up to start getting ready before he could find his shirt he quickly realized it was currently the material your daughter was curled up onto on your chest. He smiled as he just grabbed his short sleeved button up and put it on.

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It wasn’t until he got to school he realized his pants had a stain from spit up on them and the fact that last night he stuffed a pacifier and little socks into the same pants pockets. But he was ready for the day.

Reading came along and people were presenting what their papers were about. “Baekhyun” his teacher gestured him to come up. His appearance was a bit disheveled looking but it played well into what he was presenting. He took the USB out of his pocket and plugged it into the computer pulling up the project he rushed to do this week along with others. It was the one he was proudest of though. “Hi guys” he said nervously as he grabbed a clicker “so for the paper you were supposed to do a topic that brings you joy. So I did my family” he said as he clicked the button and the first slide came up.

Your Christmas card with your then week old Sahee came up. He smiled softly “I’m completely winging this part because I had no time to practice it” he then says. He changed the slide as a picture of you and him came up “my girlfriend as many of you know is a model that graduated two years ago. She’s gorgeous right?” he jokingly asked. “Well first off the elephant in the room. I knocked up my girlfriend” he said proudly “it was the happiest mistake of my life” he continued as he changed the slide again “my parents kicked me out and my girlfriend let me move in with her” he says calmly.

“My life changed for the better and the term little bundle of joy is true. Vomit, drool, poopy diapers, late night crying, and constant need for attention. Makes my daughter even more important to me. She made me grow up so much. I didn’t even know half of the things about children until I had to read babies books” he sighed. “My girlfriend taught me everything she knew from watching her much younger brother.PS uncle Jae is turning 4 soon so they aren’t too much different” he jokes again. “I don’t stay out late, I don’t drink, I don’t party. Like at all because its not cool to do anymore” “but things I always see all of you always judging me on when I walk in the door is how crappy and worn out I look. And honestly it means nothing, you don’t stay up late worry about a little person you created. You don’t change diapers or deal with bottles, anything like that. I put things like this-” he pulled out the socks and pacifier in his pocket out.

“In my pockets and forget about them but when I pull them put. I can smile. I mean have you ever held a baby sock” he said as he handed the pink sock to the girl in front of him. She looked at it taking in the little appearance of it before smiling. “I’m happy with my life and I hope one day you guys can be as happy as I am” he said give his teacher a smile. “Thanks for listening to my rambles” he claimed before sitting back down. The little sock had been passed around to everyone. It did have an effect as everyone seemed lighter.

He was leaving the room when he was stopped by the teacher. “You did good on the writing portion” he starts “you did wing your speech so you know it wasn’t the best” Baekhyun’s appearance shifted “but you still did good enough to get an A” he finished as Baekhyun brightened up “seriously?” he asked as his teacher nodded. “Good luck with your family then. I know you only have two or so classes left” his teacher said “thank you” he bowed before he pulled his phone out to call you.

anonymous asked:

Hey! Do you have any advice for public speaking? I'm in high school and I really want to be a physician, but my stage fright is terrible and I'm worried it'll seriously hurt me if I want to enter medicine.

Hi anon, I do! Mostly because I used to be SO TERRIFIED of public speaking. I still get a bit nervous, but thanks to a lot of guidance and trial and error, I’m getting better. 

I’ll start by saying it won’t seriously hurt your ability to get into medicine; no part of the application will evaluate your public speaking skills. However, building the confidence and skill of public speaking is helpful to every profession, no matter what. 

Here are somethings that have really helped me over the years!

1) Practice. A lot. I practice all my public speaking things, short or long. I will take aloud to myself, to toys, to my friends, to my classmates. I time myself to make sure I don’t go long (because I’m a rambler)

2) SLOW. DOWN. When I get nervous, I talk fast. I make it a point to remind myself to take breaths and slow down consciously. I also remind myself to enunciate more than I would during an average conversation. That way, I won’t sound like I’m mumbling quickly. 

3) Make opportunities to do public speaking. Public speaking class? I took it. Debate team? I signed up. Drama/acting classes? I took them. Singing classes? Yeah that helped my public speaking too! I’m at baseline shy and self-conscious and I have spent years cultivating the helpful aspects of extroversion and dispelling my self-consciousness. Doing these things put me out there and taught me how to be more comfortable when the eyes were on me, and they have helped my public speaking as well.

4) Learn from others. Ask those who are good at it what they do. Watch you tube videos, read books. Do the research, then pick and try strategies that sound interesting to you!

Any other advice out there for our anon?

frederickworryfree  asked:

It's difficult to see someone purposely, indirectly insult you. It's always your fault your insecurity, not his. That's his way to stay sour and bitter and feel good about it I guess. We don't even need to be in that relationship to notice that out.

Tell me about it. It really does hurt. It’s particularly hard to see someone do that who was supposed to be your best friend for 9 years. I wish he would just leave me alone at this point. The once super kind guy I knew many years ago has now transformed into ‘Mr Microdose’ one of the biggest bullies I know. Those paying attention know the reason for this. You can see his method in action over the years totally slandering and trying to intimidate anyone who disagrees with him (or rejects him), now he is using this tactic on me as well. He takes any and every opportunity to belittle, insult, humiliate and degrade me, what a great role model!! Also using this ‘poor me Im a completely innocent puppydog’ approach in his videos which so many are easily sucked in by. 😐As you can see I never mention him or make videos about him because I’ve actually MOVED ON and am happy! Now I feel somewhat forced to make this post. 

He has been getting a lot of heat lately for his sugar mountain sprite recommendations and as a result contacts me requesting that I support him (direct quote on my phone) “Make 3 positive videos about me and I will take my vids down.” I was floored. Hang on….Like WHAT? This is the guy who has spent the last 6 mths trying to destroy my life with hundreds of bullshit Tumblr posts, several slanderous videos that were covered by worldwide media, constant lies to mutual friends and HE wants ME to make supportive videos for him?!? Like whaaaat?! 😩I even spoke on the phone with him about it and he didn’t seem to get it… I’m just not sure what reality Harley lives in anymore. It’s just not sane behaviour. 

Back in June when I convinced him we should break up (Ness can confirm this as we moved out together & she lived with us for months prior) I really wanted and TRIED to maintain a friendship with him. I still have all text messages saved from that time confirming this but Harley couldn’t handle me getting close to Robin even though he was boasting about sleeping with several young girls at the same time (not underage). He became very jealous and bitter, even then i STILL tried to be there for him as a friend. Then back in Aus he conveniently got his stuff from my house and then started abusing me online straight afterwards. 🙈

Recently since hanging out with his new girlfriend Tori he has gotten a lot better because his focus has shifted off slandering me. Tori seems like a real sweet girl too and he seems happier in himself which is nice. I hope she stays true to herself & her own needs no matter what pressure she recieves from him. Anyway unfortunately a leopard doesn’t change their spots and his old behaviour came back with him trying to claim he “made me” (srs ffs more like the other way around!) and that he created raw till 4 and that I forced Robin to get a vasectomy… ALL RUBBISH of course and thankfully switched on people reading his posts can see/feel that. I do give him credit for the small cycling section in the book which he pressured me to include. He has taught me a lot about cycling and I’m always grateful for that.

Its hurts me to see him be so nasty when he speaks of Robin. It’s just really low. Harley doesn’t like to be spoken about like that so why does he do it to others? It’s important to add that Harley has never EVER been close friends with Robin but continues to say he was (hey it makes his story sound better right?) ;) Makes us *sound* like really bad people. Manipulate the truth no matter how much so it works to serve your agenda, this is Harley’s method. Robin actually laughed out loud when he heard the ‘good friends’ claim. Harley did NOT introduce me to Robin geezuz.  As like 200 + attendees Robin just came to *our festival to meet cool like-minded people. I’m so glad he did or I would not have met him and can I tell you I love him so much, he is a top quality person who is kind to everyone he meets (ask anyone at the festival) so seeing nasty lies about him hurts a lot but he is tough and smart people see through it. 

Even though some thought i was crazy doing it up until recently I allowed Harley to stay on my website 30bananasaday.com (yes the name & site was created by me), the website I have paid thousands for over the years to design and maintain, not one cent contributed from Harley. He wasn’t even the first member after me. Sure he has contributed on the forum and that’s been really awesome (& i will leave those posts up) *However* he cannot surely think he is allowed to slander me all over the internet while I continue to sell his books on my site?? CRAZY and I’m not going to do it anymore. Even after his slanderous videos i STILL allowed him to stay on but no way im over it I’m not going to be used anymore. 

I have no problem in saying that he can be a great motivator and does have a lot of good advice to give. He even has a tattoo that says “PMAR” Positive Mental Attitude *REGARDLESS*…. Why isn’t he living that? Why doesn’t he walk his talk? I just wish so much that he would drop this hateful blaming victim mentality & focus fully on being that motivating person that he can be! 

Harley’s latest threats below

Badass Bookworm material?

@books-and-cookies is looking for examples of bad ass bookworms and I figured I’d throw my hat in.

-I read my first book, Where the Wild Things Are, out loud when I was 3

-I was ranked #1 in my state in books read in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades for the Book-It program and earned many many free personal sized pizzas from Pizza Hut

-I read Art of War in 3rd grade just because I could

-In high school I taught people older than me how to read as a work study

-I joined a book club and was the only man in the group and if being surrounded by intelligent women isn’t badass I don’t know what is

-I once explained Harry Potter to a Korean businessman on a 4 hour flight. After the flight I saw him walk out of the airport bookstore with the first two books.

-I lost 100 lbs and wrote two books in nine months

-Just last night I furiously defended Draco Malfoy as a character while deadlifting 500 lbs

I’m sure there’s more I could write here, but it’s 5:30 in the morning and I should be sleeping.

laurensiatalya said to quoted-books: Can you recommend me some book about life and motivation, maybe with a little romance, or a fantasy story, please😁

I’m going to do my best to give you a broad list! As everyone gets motivation and life support from different things, these may be biased towards my own life, but I tried to find more universal themes of motivations with some romance and fantasy thrown in!

I included a little bit of why I picked it and then my favorite quote from the book. If you have already read all of these, just let me know, I did pick ones that have been around the popular circuits instead of more unknown ones! I can always give you some more!

1. Shatter Meby Tahereh Mafi –Some people HATE the way this is written. I loved it and connected with a lot of the ideas. The romance got a bit too much for me at one point, but I ultimately enjoyed it and the fantastical elements!

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books. In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I’ve never been secretive about my desperate love for this book. Anything about WW2 usually inspires me…not too much romance unless you look for it but the personification of Death as the narrator is pretty fantastical to me!

“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”

3. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce- I recently started listening to this series as an audiobook. I wish I had read it when I was a teenager because it’s a great character to look up to, and her struggles are inspiring. Eventual romance and magic mixed in!

“I truly love our Code of Chivalry. We are taught that noblemen must take everything and say nothing. Noblemen must stand alone. Well, we’re men, and men aren’t born to stand alone.”

4. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King­ – Suicide topic warning, but this was a very interesting and different book for me. Motivational in parts and just strange…but worth the read!

Not living your life is just like killing yourself, only it takes longer.”

5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor- I love the love story in this and the struggle for fighting for what you believe in. Plus, the writing is just absolutely gorgeous to me at times.

“It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him.”

6. Room by Emma Donoghue –Just realized I hadn’t put an Adult book yet – my bad- this is a great one. Sad but great! And the movie just came out…or is? It may have been out for a while, and I missed it! 

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”

Hope one of these works for you! Thanks for the question!

Lauren