Friday, October 7, 2016

Is Failure Really Okay?

I’ve failed. I’ve failed today. Actually I don't even know, because I haven't received an answer, but I’m pretty sure I did. I had a maths exam today and I failed. Before I talk about my failure, let me tell you how all this has happened.



When I was standing in front of class waiting for our teacher I was really nervous. This was going to be my first maths exam which is relevant for my graduation. On the other hand I knew I had studied and standing there I could remember everything I had learned, so why worry? Was there anything else I could have done besides studying everything our teacher told us until I was sure I knew everything? I thought not. When we got the papers, the tasks seemed similar to the ones I did at home, but then I spotted some I did not know how to do. We hadn't talked about them in class. So in the end I had many incomplete tasks left. The thought of having failed hasn't left me ever since.

I know that literally every person makes mistakes, but when I think of failing again and again to finally succeed I think of trying again and again. In this case I won’t get another chance to take this exam again to change my grade which will influence my final graduation grade, no matter what and there is no way I can graduate again. 

I tell you this because, like many people I’d like to tell you about how I failed, but not after I’ve succeeded. I want to tell you how I feel right now before taking the next step. When I get my exam back I’ll let you know with another post if I really did that bad and how I feel afterwards.

What bothers me most is that I could have done better IF I had known all the topics of the exam, since we hadn't had them all in class this year and normally an exam is about what you did learn or repeat before the exam. So the result doesn't actually show what I’m capable of doing, does it? Maybe it does and I should have studied more, more than I thought I needed. Well, I think failure might be okay if do it better next time. But it will leave its mark and influence my future. I’ll come to a deciding conclusion when I get my exam and my clear mind back again;) 

After all…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Stationery Haul


I love love LOVE stationery. Planning and organizing might be important, but with great stationery it can even be so much fun! Since I've been shopping some calendars and notebooks I wanted to show them to you, so maybe you can get a little inspired the next time you go buy stationery.


First I have a calendar. It's not dated, so you can decide when you want to start planning without having to wait or even leaving out pages.This calendar offers you pages for a yearly plan, monthly plans, daily plans, projects and notes. You can see what the daily planners look like below:



Next I have  cute little notebook with a fish on it and it says "MEMORY OF SEVEN SECONDS".
That's funny and cute, because people say that fish only have a memory of a few seconds and you can write things down in this notebook in order to remember things instead of forgetting them like a fish. The paper inside is blank.


When I saw this one I immediately knew I had to buy it. Don't you want to dream and explore just by looking at it? Even though I love it so much I still haven't decided what to use it for... Any ideas? This is what the inside looks like by the way:


 This one, I thought, looks very extraordinary. It is actually, 'cause this one has brown paper:


Maybe I'll use this one for my drawings.


This is another simple notebook. So simple that it is a special one. Look at its back:


All notebooks and calendars are from Joytop and Yoofun. Did you like them as much as I do?


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to Wear a Skater Skirt


Hey!
I always preferred skirts over dresses. Even though I don't wear them as often as I wear pants I like to make fun combinations with them. The best thing about them is how skater skirts can look both casual and chic. This combination is rather a more casual one (and yes, I know thatches isn't a real skateboard, haha). I also have a more elegant style of wearing a skater skirt coming soon, so don't forget to check my future posts to see that one, too!

Let me know in the comments in what style you prefer to combine a skater skirt, I'd love to read your ideas.





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Monday, September 26, 2016

Alternative Colors For Your Fall Outfit

Hey guys!

It's time to put away your summer clothes away until next year and make fun combinations for fall! Here's one I made:


What I love about this outfit is that the colors don't look alike at all, but still match together so well. I chose grey pants and a grey pullover to make the purplish-pink and the greyish-blue of the bag pop out better.  This is the perfect fall outfit, since it's comfortable and warm, but the unusual colors cause it to look different than any other fall outfit with the classic fall colors like brown, dark green or mustard-yellow.




See you next time.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

What You Need For Back to School Season

It's Back-To-School season guys!
It's time to get motivated, set goals and work hard to reach them. Last year hasn't been a very good year for me, but this year I started living much more organized therefore I'm more motivated and this helps me to get more work done. The things I listed below might help you to stay organized AND motivated, too.

1. Get a planner
This is the very first thing to do when you are going back to school/work etc. Just imagine trying to make plans only to realize that you had other plans on that day... after you accepted that appointment! Plus buying a planner is so much fun! There are so many to choose from. I personally adore the ones with inspirational quotes.

2. Highlighters
Highlighting texts will make your life so much easier. You will quickly find what you were searching in a text. Trust me, it helps.

3. Folders
To save time it's best to have everything in it's place. Folders are important to get your paper stuff organized so you can find everything in it's folder without having to look under every single sheet of paper in your paper stack.

4. Water
Always stay hydrated. You stuff may be organized, but your mind needs to stay hydrated to be able to organize your day. You can also check my post on how to drink more water.

Happy Back-To-School!
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Nail Care Routine

Hey Guys!
Today I wanted to share my nail care routine with you. It's pretty simple actually, but it helps me to keep my nails presentable, since I manage to break at least one nail per week, haha.

1. Nail Hardener
Preventing my nails from breaking as good as I can is the first thing I want to do, so I apply nail hardener on my nails. You can find nail hardeners pretty much everywhere you can buy nail polish. It looks like a simple base coat when you apply it.

2. Nail Strengthener
The nail hardener I use is a strong and effective one, so I remove it after two days. After that I apply a nail strengthener. This, too, looks like a simple base coat and you can find it everywhere they sell nail care products.

3. Repairing Nail Oil
As I mentioned, my nail hardener is pretty strong and it makes my cuticles dry out sometimes. To moisturize them I use a repairing nail oil with argan oil. Oils like this are also good for your nails to look more healthy.

I hope you liked this little post about my nail care routine. If you want me to post more articles like this one let me know in the comments!

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Getting Rid of Dark Thoughts

Sometimes we don't feel happy. We keep thinking about things that bother us. We feel like we can't do certain things that would make us happy. But even if we get happy sometimes, we feel like, or, we know it won't last long. When someone asks us why we're sad, we can't give them a reason. We aren't in a bad mood. Still, we don't know what's this heavy thing in our chest that is pulling us down, making us literally feel our dark eye circles and telling us that being happy and content is cancelled for today.

How do we get rid of these dark thoughts?

First of all, I'd suggest you to try to get a little more organized in life. Why? Because you're going to stumble over your untidiness while trying to find motivation and get things done.

Secondly, it's important to have goals in life. I noticed this in school when I had a year when my grades weren't that important yet. I had no motivation at all to make any efforts to write nice and long texts and getting homework everyday was a torture. When finally the year in which all my grades were relevant arrived I started to participate in lessons as motivated as I never had. I had an aim now. To get grades as high as possible.

Last, but not least it's very important to appreciate every step you take. By this I mean that you shouldn't only be proud of yourself when you reach a goal. See all the effort you make even if you don't succeed. If you don't appreciate your effort, you make more space for dark thoughts.(You can also check my article on how to feel comfortable in your own skin to gain more self-confidence)

I hope these tips helped you a little on your way to get a clear mind. If you have any other tips on how to get rid of dark thoughts, feel free to share it in the comments.
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