How To Cheer Someone Up!

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So a few weekends ago my mom and I took a spur of the moment road trip to Alabama to surprise my sister, as she had a rough time during finals. The key word being surprise. We drove over an hour to get from home in Georgia to my sister’s college completely unsure as to if she was even going to be there when we showed up.

On our drive over, we decided to stop by her work first, and she ended up not being there. So we started driving to her apartment, and we actually ended up passing her as she was on her way to work. She didn’t see us, so we came up with this master plan to get her roommate to let us in, and we’d decorate her room. After getting a whole bunch of decorations and some Dunkin Donuts. We went to her apartment and got to decorating.

Mind you, we had gone to Dollar Tree to get the decorations. So it was all pretty cheap, but it would get the job done. We ended up choosing a beach theme. Only because it was either that, graduation theme, or plain boring decorations. We got balloons, streamers, strings, and more.

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After decorating her room with everything we had bought, we got back in the car and drove all the way back to her work. Which, at this point, a few hours had gone by, so she was able to go on break and eat with us. We convinced her we had driven all the way to Alabama just to eat lunch with her, and she had no clue we had been at her apartment. It wasn’t until almost one in the morning(midnight for her because of the time difference) that she finally snapchatted and texted us her surprise when it came to the decorations.

I feel like just seeing her smile, not only when she showed us her reaction to her room, but when we came up to visit, it meant something. It was nice to see her cheered up and happy. I understand what it feels like when grades don’t go the way you want it to, and I hope that we helped her feel just a little bit better. Nothing feels better than being able to help cheer someone up when they are down.

Choose Happiness

-Annaiss

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Monday Motivation: 6 Miles a Day?!

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I have recently been on a health and fitness kick, and I haven’t screwed it up yet. I’ve been going at this for nearly two weeks now. For once I feel like I finally hit a routine that I can stick with, and actually, want to do each and every day. Last week I even hit 6 miles just because I didn’t feel like getting off the treadmill. To be honest, I should probably pace myself to avoid over exhausting myself. But, when you actually enjoy working out, it is kind of hard to say stop. All I have to say is that I hope this keeps on going. I feel amazing with my life choices right now.

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My Thoughts on the Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale

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As you can already tell from the title of this blog post, I’m going to be talking about Grey’s Anatomy. I originally was not planning on doing this post, as I feel like I have done a handful of TV review posts lately. However, I feel like this post isn’t going to be a review, so much as talking about my favorite/not-so-favorite parts of the finale. I do want to go ahead and disclaim that if you haven’t watched this episode yet, you definitely want to wait until after you do! SPOILERS AHEAD!

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First off, I really was cautious going into the season finale. After all of the other Shonda Rhimes season finales, I felt like someone was either going to die, or someone was going to leave. Sure enough one of those came true, but twice! For the first time in a few years, this finale was not a disappointment either. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Unsure of what was going to happen to Edwards or the little girl. I do have to say when Edwards went down the stairs to get her ID card with the smoke filling up the stairwell had me completely convinced that Edwards was going to die. I actually kind of switched off between Edwards and the little girl on who was going to die several times throughout the entire episode. I’m going to be really sad to see Edwards leave the show, but I feel like she went out strong. The heart-to-heart she had with Webber gave me all the feels and reminded me that Webber really has a way of touching each person he has taught over the years.

Meanwhile, the whole thing with Meridith trying to find Nathan to tell him that his fiancee was still alive was kind of put on the back burner. Which oddly enough I was okay with because I felt like the episode was meant to surround what was happening with Edwards and the little girl. I thought it was interesting how calm and understanding Meredith was when she realized what this would mean with her relationship with Nathan. I really admired her character for the way she handled it. I am also happy to see that Amelia is with Owen during all of this, and I really just want Owen to find happiness after everything he has been through. I can’t wait to see what next season brings his character.

There were two problems that I had. One being the whole Minnick situation. We spent the first half of the season hating her guts, then we finally got to a point where we were okay with her being there. Then all of a sudden at the end of the season the problem just sparks fire(pun intended), and she’s fired. It seemed to be a bit of an overkill, but I did like that Bailey finally stood up for Richard. I was only slightly disappointed with Minnick leaving, and that is because I want Arizona to find happiness.

The second thing is the whole Maggie and Jackson deal. I called that a while back, but honestly I really just think they’d be good friends more than in a relationship. Maybe that’s the side of me that really thinks Japril might make a comeback, but there is also a part of me that has been annoyed with April when all the Minnick stuff was going down. The thing is, I really was surprised when April told Maggie that she should talk to Jackson. I just was taken off-guard by how April was just like yeah go do it, then just goes off to do her job. I was thinking she would be less willing to let Jackson go.

Overall, I am very pleased with the episode. I haven’t felt so happy with a season finale for Grey’s in a while. I am glad it wasn’t really left on a cliffhanger because that always makes it hard to wait for the break until the next season. The one question I have for you all is: What do you think will happen with Alex and Jo? We only got a brief mention from Alex that he ended up not doing anything to her husband. Do you think they’ll get back together? Or go their separate ways?

Choose Happiness

-Annaiss

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I Can Breathe Again

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I feel like it has been quite a while since the last time I sat down to write a blog post. Well, I mean one that didn’t revolve around my school work at least. The last few weeks have been spent with me trying to make it through finals without failing any classes or ripping out my hair.

My goal was to try and not let this blog suffer while I was so busy with school, but unfortunately, that is not how I roll when I get overly stressed. Good thing is that the semester is finally over. I passed all my classes with all As except for one B. I found out that one of my papers that I turned in got a 97 which always makes a writer feel good. I also discovered that I have an extreme obsession with maple donuts from Dunkin Donuts. But it’s fine.

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My First Ever Maple Donut

All in all, I am extremely proud of myself for surviving another semester in college. This semester brought on so many changes in my life as well. Some good and some not so good. With each day that has gone by, I feel like I have grown as a person in many ways. I am happy where I am now. That’s the goal, right? To be happy. To choose happy.

The point is that I can finally take in a fresh breath of air now that finals are over with. My focus now can go to my writing and make the best of the Summer.

Choose Happiness

-Annaiss

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Taking A Page: College Finals

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This is my 15th TAP of the year! This journal entry was super quick thoughts on the torture of finals coming up!

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With the semester coming to a close, all my professors talk about now is finals. Which is actually quite understandable. This week is the last week of actual classes, as next week is finals. I’m already feeling the stressed out feelings, but I’m trying to do some damage control.

By ‘damage control’ I mean I’m trying to make my finals week go a lot more smoothly. Usually what happens the week before finals is a lot of procrastination. That is typically the time where I discover a new Netflix show, or I’ll start re-watching a show that I have already watched ten thousand times. This time I’m trying to prevent the mega-stressed out episodes that usually end with me having a mental breakdown, and crying on the floor of my shower at 3 a.m.

I have one class(Global Media Systems) where the final is actually today, and I don’t have too much to prepare for. My Communication Research Methods class has a huge paper and a presentation for the final, and I have already started working on parts of the literature review now to help damage control. My film and video productions class also has a paper, and a really big test to prepare for. I’m going to start writing that paper hopefully this weekend. As for my last class, Writing for Digital Rhetoric, I have about ten thousand assignments left in that class, and a final exam. That class has been my least favorite the entire semester, purely because the workload is more like what to expect from all four classes of mine combined. The professor is the kind that complains even if the tiniest thing is missed on her impossible list of things to do each week too. I’m hoping to finish at least half the work load for that class by Wednesday of this week to help keep my stress levels down.

On top of school, I also have other writing projects that I’m working on, and one of which needs to be done by the end of the month. So I pretty much have this week to get it all together. Let’s cross our fingers that I can manage to actually to get all my work done, and I wish everyone else good luck who is going through finals or about to go through finals. 🙂

 Choose Happiness

-Annaiss

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Review: Pretty Little Liars (S7:Episode Playtime)

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I feel like I’ve been waiting for this episode for my whole life. I mean the last one we got was back in August, and I feel like it has been an eternity. However, there were a few things that I knew for sure that we didn’t have to worry about. They weren’t going to kill off Spencer. She’s an important character to the show, and if the first episode back showed Spencer dead I would think the show would lose audience after that. (SPOILERS BELOW)

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Taking A Page: My Biggest Regret in College

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This is my 14th TAP of the year! This journal entry wasn’t a really long one, but I felt like it was one to share with the world so here we go!

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I feel like everyone makes a bad choice every so often in their life. To be honest, I feel like it is really like a few times a week I make minor bad choices. I’d even go as far to say at least once a day. Everyone’s definition of what exactly makes a choice “bad” differs, but I think it is anything that I regret or something I wish that I could do differently.

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Dreams: The Meaning of Bad Dreams

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I am one of those people who either find interest in figuring out my dreams, or try to forget them as soon as I wake up. I’m kind of in-between believing dreams are trying to tell us something, and that they have no meaning what-so-ever. My first dream blog post, I talk about a dream where I think it meant something. Today, I’m talking about a dream that I wish didn’t mean a thing.

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Taking A Page: Toxic Friendships

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This is my 13th TAP of the year! I feel like this year has so far been a year of plenty of changes in order to fit my goal of choosing happiness in life. One of which is ending toxic friendships. The type of friendship that you want to make it work, but it’s doing more harm to you than good. Not always physically, as it is sometimes mentally. I have also been having to fight the temptation to return to those friendships after I made the final cut. Warning this one is it a bit ramble session, but this was one of those long journal entries of mine.

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Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

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So after last night’s The Walking Dead finale, I had to write some thoughts down, and somehow made a blog post out of it! So below lies all my rambling thoughts about the season 7 finale, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life. There are going to be a bunch of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched it, I recommend watching it first before reading! Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on the finale.

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