#MotivationalMonday Week 18 MLK Tribute

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Happy Martin Luther King Day!

I am going to keep this post short and simple.

MLK sacrificed his life to initiate a change in our society. He has influenced the way we live today and it is our responsibility to  continue to better our nation as a whole.

As you read the quotes below, think about what his words mean to you and think about what you will do for our community. Each one of you is strong enough and don’t ever give up. 

xoxo Kerstin

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#MotivationalMonday Week 17

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Happy Monday everyone!

This one’s going to be for all you students out there.

My fellow students, finals have crept up behind us out of no where and put us in a sudden wave of stress and panic.

We’ve all been there before, and I’ve been able to experience many rounds of semester finals.

Here are a few quick tips that I’ve picked up along the way!

1. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!! I cannot stress this enough! It’s the worst feeling to know that you could have done better…if only you had started studying earlier.

2. Of course STUDY! But when it comes to studying, taking breaks to give yourself a breath is as important.

3. Stay organized! Clean up that cluttered desk before you start studying, Locate all your useful notes, Know when all of your finals are scheduled- so you can plan ahead! Using a planner/agenda is super helpful in these situations!

4. HYDRATE AND GET TO BED!!! Yes, yes studying is one of the most important things, but what use is studying if you can’t even stay awake during the test?

5. Lastly, don’t beat yourself down over finals!:) Its true that finals can make or break your grade in the class, but also remember that one bad grade does not define you! Maybe you don’t see that glorious column of A’s when you look at your grades, but if you did the best that YOU could do, that’s all that matters! Be proud of your accomplishments and try to relax a little before finals:)

I know you guys’ll rock it come finals! Good luck!!!

xoxo Kristine

#MotivationalMonday Week 16

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and new years with family and friends.

The New Year always brings new change. One thing I learned this past year is that change can be a good thing and sometimes there are people in your life who will only make a appearance in one chapter of your story. It may seem scary at first, but just know that everything happens for a reason and everything will be okay.

If you are anyone like me, you always try to see the best in people and you don’t want to hear the negative comments people tell you. Though, sometimes we just need to let go. We need to let go of people who are holding us back and start a new journey. And if one of your relationships begin to wither away, don’t be afraid. It is part of life and it is time to try something new.

Everyone who comes into your life is part of your life for a reason. Whether someone makes a positive or negative impact, the experience you go through with that person, shapes who you are. Be thankful for everyone you meet, but know that as time goes on, some of your relationships will drift away, others will become strongers, and new ones will bloom.

Good luck this upcoming year and let life take its own course. Be fearless. Be free. Enjoy life.

Happy 2015! Th15 is YOUR year.

xoxo Kerstin

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#MotivationalMonday Week 15

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Happy Monday!

Since I’m getting my last few college apps turned in and Kristine is in Japan (she will make a Japan post when she gets back!), this is going to be a short post today!

This is our last post in 2014, so I want to challenge you guys to reflect on your year and share with us what your new years resolutions are! It’s important that when you’re making your list, these resolutions should be realistic and instead of just having a list, write out how you will accomplish each goal!

Good luck and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s!

xoxo Kerstin

P.S. Thank you all so much for following our blog! This year was just the beginning and we have some great posts coming to you in 2015! ❤

~A year from now, you will wish you had started today~

Imperfection is Beauty

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(Bonus #MotivationalMonday post!)

I want to start off by saying that YOU are beautiful both inside and out. If anyone has ever told you that you are ugly, fat, a geek, or anything of that sort, they are WRONG.

Everyone has those days when they feel defeated and begin to question why am I not good enough?. But what does that even mean? To be good enough for what? You do not need to feel the pressure to please anyone, but yourself. Love who you are and embrace every awkward part of you.

The best type of beauty is confidence. Acknowledge your flaws and do not let them hold you back. Show the world your imperfections; show people that you are stronger than them and can conquer anything despite a few little flaws.  Most importantly, love your imperfections because that is what makes you unique and special.

Surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are and if someone cannot look past your imperfections, they do not deserve your time and love. Remember, your family and true friends will always love you no matter what happens. They will be part of your journey through life, so keep them close! We can all use a little bit of love and support.

Love yourself and love others ❤

xoxo Kerstin

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#MotivationalMonday Week 11

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This week has been a hectic week considering that some of my first college apps are due in less than a week! Therefore, today’s post is going to be short and sweet, so I can catch up on some Zzz.

I want to focus on OPTIMISM. It is the key to success in any situation. You can either give up on the spot or focus on your goal and keep yourself motivated! This week I challenge you all to reflect on a time when you have given up and think about how you could have been optimisitc. Now take that lesson, and focus your energy on your new goal! Remember, a positive mind is a happy mind! Optimism is a hard characteristic to establish, but with a little bit of persistence, you will master it!

Below is a little work of art I created in my computer visual arts class and I think it speaks a lot. Enjoy!

xoxo

Kerstin

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“You are the painter of your own mood and your days are only as grey as you allow them to be”

#Motivational Monday Week 10

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all were able to catch up on your sleep this weekend so you’re all geared up and ready to work for the next few days!

Can you believe it’s already the middle of November?! Time really does fly when we’re hustling and bustling everyday! We are already nearing the end of 2014, which means we are about a third of the way done with the school year. Being a senior in highschool, the clock is ticking and counting down the days left of childhood.

I think the most important thing we need to realize and what most people can improve on is to live in the moment. Don’t think that you’ll get another opportunity in the future, whether it is running for class president, or applying for a job, because chances are, you won’t get another opportunity. Not saying that second chances are never granted, but it’s more that we need to put ourselves out there more often and take that first step toward our goals. It’s okay to be spontaneous! If you make a mistake, learn from them! Cherish those mistakes because it makes up who we are, but at the same time, don’t let them stop you from getting out there and chasing your dreams again.

So, do what you want to do before time gets away from you, and go grab your ambitions and dreams without being scared to fail!

Phew, sorry for the long post but I really believe it’s something that needs to be heard!

xoxo Kristine