Wednesday, October 19, 2016

50 Thoughts I Have While Doing Homework

I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a big assumption - nobody likes doing homework. Some of us don't mind as much as others, but no one gets excited about homework. Or at least no one I know. Most of the time I would rather do anything, including cleaning my whole apartment, but the homework I have. I thought I would share some of the thoughts that crossed my mind as I worked on a big writing assignment for class.

50 Thoughts Everyone Has While Doing Homework

  1. THIS IS DUE IN 3 DAYS!?!? 
  2. Okay, time to get to work.
  3. Well, before I start I need to get a glass of water.
  4. I'll just put these dishes into the dishwasher. 
  5. Okay, now I'm really going to start on it.
  6. I can totally watch TV while I do homework!
  7. I'm just going to check Twitter real fast.
  8. Okay, what do I need to do for this assignment?
  9. THIRTY ONE QUESTIONS! Who even makes an assignment like this?
  10. I just need to answer one question at a time.
  11. *answers one question* I'm hungry. I'll go see what's in the kitchen.
  12. Ooo - this looks yummy!
  13. I'll just make a little plate. *loads up on sweets*
  14. I totally deserve this for working on my homework.
  15. Oh my god! This is taking forever!
  16. You know, all these thoughts would make a great blog post! *opens blogger and starts typing away on blog post instead of homework*
  17. This is such a fun post to write! I'm really excited about this one.
  18. ...Oh yeah, homework.
  19. I need to get this done. *stares blankly at the screen for 5 minutes*
  20. What does this question even mean?
  21. I'll just google what this term means.
  22. This is such a long assignment.
  23. Why did I choose this major? 
  24. *answers several questions* Am I done yet?
  25. Nope, 26 more questions to go.
  26. Ugh! 
  27. I just want to be done!
  28. I just killed that answer. Slay!
  29. I better get a great grade on this.
  30. Okay, what does this term mean?
  31. I got a lot done. I'll take a break for dinner.
  32. It's been 2 hours, I should probably get back to it.
  33. Oh my god! I'm not even done with the first section!
  34. Am I writing enough for each answer?
  35. Do I need to include more details?
  36. Well, there's a character limit, so I can't include any more details.
  37. I hope this is enough.
  38. I'll be crushed if I don't get a good grade on this.
  39. This isn't so bad.
  40. Oh my god. This is so bad.
  41. I think I can actually feel this sucking my soul away.
  42. I've written a lot. I bet I'm almost done.
  43. How are there still 10 questions left?!
  44. I've been working on this fooooorrrreeeeeveeeerrrr.
  45. I'm never going to get this done on time.
  46. *Pictures banging head on table repeatedly*
  47. I don't care anymore. At this point I'm just putting down answers.
  48. Haven't this question already been asked?
  49. I swear I've answered this question 5 times already.
  50. It's finished! Mwah! *kisses computer screen*

Hopefully this was relatable to you if you are taking classes! What thoughts do you have when working on homework? Share them with me in the comments!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Weekend To Do List for Staying Organized

For the fourth edition of My Weekend To Do List I'm going to be talking about how I use my weekends to get organized.  I genuinely enjoy getting and staying organized. Being organized just makes life run so much smoother and whenever you're going through a tough time or you're super busy, taking a few minutes to get organized over the weekend helps a ton! So here's 5 things I do on the weekend to stay organized during the week!

5 Things I Do To Stay Organized

Set up my bullet journal for the new week.

I use a bullet journal to stay organized rather than a planner. So that means I have a bit more to do to set up my bullet journal for the week than if I had just a planner, but it works better for me than a traditional planner at the moment. So I update my monthly view where I write down any important dates and take a look at that and decorate my weekly view before moving onto the next thing which is to...

Make a to do list for the week ahead.

I need a to do list each week to keep me on track with everything and since this is a busy month with lots of due dates coming up, it is a pretty long list for each week! My weekly to do list focuses on the tasks I need to do for college and certification, cleaning (which may or may not get done), and any other things I need to get done. Making a list for the week helps me figure out what tasks I should do each day which helps me stay organized with everything that's going on in my life.

Organize my work bag.

I don't know about you, but by the end of the week my folders are filled with papers that need organized. On the weekend I go through these papers, file them into the different binders I have for everything. This just helps my work bag from becoming a hot mess and will help me to be able to just pull out what I need later on if I need to reference something for an assignment or when I want to use something from student teaching experience in my own classroom.

Create work outfits for the week.

This is just a super simple and kind of fun thing I do on the weekends to help me be a bit more organized and prepared for the week. Picking out an outfit can be kind of a pain during the week and it can be easy to go through 3 different outfits before putting on something that I like. But if I have my outfits picked out on Sunday, I can take my time putting it together without feeling rushed to get out the door. It's also something that's fun and gives me a little something to look forward to - like "oh I can't wait to wear that cute top Thursday!"

Make a list of meal ideas for the week.

I can't meal plan like some people do where I have each meal planned in advance, because what if I get to Tuesday and don't feel like eating spaghetti?! But I do take a look at what groceries I have, what groceries I need, and make a list of a few different meals I could have during the week. This is another one of those things that just helps to make the week run smoother. I can just take a look at those ideas and pick something to make rather than having to figure out what I have on hand or start making something only to find I'm missing a key ingredient. 

That's how I get organized for the week ahead. Do you like to stay organized? What do you do on the weekend to get organized?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall Blog Post Ideas

As you've probably heard me say multiple times, I LOVE FALL! Realizing that my favorite season is upon us has given me some new inspiration and motivation with my blog. I updated my header for Halloween (the best fall holiday) and am working on several fall themed posts for this year, just like I did last year. 

Fall Blog Post Ideas

  1. Make a list of your favorite things about fall.
  2. Share your fall bucket list.
  3. Create a photo diary post of a fall scene/activity like fall leaves at a park or a visit to a pumpkin patch.
  4. Create a fall craft or art project.
  5. Share how you decorate for fall.
  6. Make a post with cute ways to decorate pumpkins for Halloween.
  7. Create a list of your favorite movies to watch around Halloween.
  8. Share old photos of your Halloween costumes.
  9. Show people how to make easy, budget friendly Halloween costumes this year.
  10. Put on your favorite fall outfit(s), take lots of photos, and share it!
  11. Make a list of your must have items for fall.
  12. Create and share some DIY fall decorations.

Related Posts: Fall Bucket List, Winter Blog Post Ideas, My Blogging Essentials, My Weekend To Do List for Blogging

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fall Bucket List

Fall/Autumn is my favorite season. Cozy sweaters, berry, navy, and neutral colors, pumpkins, watching American Horror Story, The Addams Family, Sweeney Todd and the likes, the changing leaves - I love it all! I want to make the most of my favorite season and do some fun fall like activities.

Fall Bucket List

1.  Visit a pumpkin patch.
2.  Eat as many popcorn balls as possible.
3.  Dig out all my sweaters, jeans, scarves, and boots.
4.  Put away summer clothes.
5.  Visit a park with lots of trees and enjoy the changing leaves.
6.  Write some fall posts on the blog.
7.  Watch The Addams Family, The Corpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd.
8.  Decorate a pumpkin.
9.  Get out my fall decorations.
10. Get out my Halloween decorations.
11. Make a fall craft or art project.
12. Make a good soup/stew.
13. Bake pumpkin cookies.
14. Take some fall photos.

Related Posts: My Favorite Signs of Fall, Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall,  Autumn on the Farm | Part 1, Favorite Halloween Movies