Friendship Man…

Friendship Man…

Friendship man…

 

Recently I have grown apart from two people I called my best friends. I have been best friends with them for 10 plus years but this past year has just been tough on us all. Deep down in my heart I wish that we could make up and just have everything go back to normal but life doesn’t work like that. For some reason this world has molded our minds into thinking that even the smallest of things are a big deal. It has blinded us from seeing what really matters and that is that we don’t have all the time in the world here. Everyday goes by faster and faster. Yet most of us spend time dwelling on the past and we let in ruin our tomorrow’s. What I’m trying to get at here is that the friendship that I had with these girls was different than any other friendship I have seen in my years growing up, in a good way that is. It was way more special than the types of friendships other girls had my age. Now I don’t know if that’s because I’m bias because I was a part of this friendship but I do know that over the past 10 plus years we have had some of our best and worst moments by each other’s sides. Now to see it all going down the drain, it hurts. There are a lot of factors that play into why we aren’t talking anymore. I’m not going to go into detail on anything because I feel that that’s something that only needs to be kept between the three of us. I wish we could all see the true reality of things and realize that most people do not stay friends for as long as we have, and seeing that makes me only believe that that is because we are true friends. We were all meant to be best friends but we let life get in the way. If this really is the end of our friendship I am going to be sad, and I am going to have to work on moving on. When it comes to these situations I want to tell you guys some inspirational/motivational crap about how everything is going to be okay. The reality of it all though is that I am going to miss them, and if it is the end that I just wish them the best and I thank them for all the years of friendship. That’s all I can say at this point in time.

 

I love you guys and I hope you guys can understand and maybe some of you can even relate. You all have a great rest of your day and if you have a best friend don’t forget to remind them how important they are in your life before life tries to seem more important.

 

XOXO LEXIE

I Need Your Advice: Please Read!

I Need Your Advice: Please Read!

For me when I’m feeling anxious I just get out my journal and if I don’t have that around then I get to use you WordPress. Thanks for being there for me.

This whole anxiety thing lately has been so frustrating for me to deal with. I feel like I can’t do anything anymore without having to pop a pill to calm down. A lot of the time it strikes me in the car when I’m driving or even if I’m just riding along in the car. I’m not afraid to be in the car or anything, I’m a pretty reckless person. Anxiety is something for some people that just happens for no reason at all. That’s what it’s like for me most of the time. I do have certain situations where I will be going to work and get anxious about that, so not all of my anxiety is caused by nothingness. I have been trying to work hard to get this shit tackled and held down but I’m still working on it. I just started some new medications so I am hoping to see improvement. I would really like your guys advice on what it is I should do, that you might do, that helps you guys when you have anxiety. I think that with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to really get everything under control and to beat this illness!

 

Thanks for reading and please comment and let me know if you guys have any advice for me!

XOXO LEXIE

How You Can Make Everyday a Better Day

How You Can Make Everyday a Better Day

I’ve been working on going throughout my days with new strategies and a better attitude.

Instead of going throughout my day always thinking about the next move and worrying about stuff I have to do I just stop and think about the now. The music on the radio, the weather outside, how I’m feeling in that moment of time. I look around and name things that I’m grateful for like the trees that give us oxygen or things I don’t see at the moment but am still grateful for like another day of life and my amazing family and friends. Doing these little things everyday really changes my attitude about everything. Yes there are some things that are hard not to worry about but you just have to remember that everything’s going to be okay. That whatever it is you are going through you will get through it. You guys are loved, and amazing, and each so unique in your own ways that you need to learn to express.

I hope this helps some of you and I hope some of you practice this throughout your days as well. Thank you for reading in on today’s post!

XOXO LEXIE

Writing a Book

Writing a Book

I want to start working on writing my first book. 

I have a few ideas. I just don’t know where to start. I guess I should just start by writing something, anything. I could go and start writing a children’s book or I could write a funny adult book about things that I just don’t care for or a motivational book. There are so many options but I just wanted to inform you guys that this is in the future plans of mine and with summer coming up I’m excited to start working on it and start this journey.

The best idea I have right now would be a book titled something along the lines of “The Book For Millennial’s. It would just be about everything that millennial’s deal with growing up being Millennial’s. From the 2000’s babies to the way adults treat us like we don’t know what a home phone is.

Let me know if you have any advice on how to start a book and how to get it up for people to see.

Thank you

XOXO LEXIE

This is not the End

This is not the End

     I recently had an experience that has been hard to come back from so I wanted to share a few inspirational words with you guys. 

 

It’s funny because right when you think you have everything together it all falls apart again. I learn that that’s what makes us stronger. That doesn’t change the fact though that we still have to re-pick up all of those pieces and it sucks. It can be hard, frustrating, and sometimes scary knowing how quickly a good moment can go bad. Are we gonna let that stop us though? Hell no, we are going to try our best and go through everyday knowing that we have the choice to be happy and that every day is our day. Yeah sometimes it isn’t that easy but that doesn’t mean you should give up. Keep trying and pushing yourself because you will get to where you want to be. But only if you truly want it.

 

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XOXO LEXIE

My Life Has Changed

My Life Has Changed

I am living a new lifestyle, and I feel amazing. Let me tell you more.

 

Recently I had a realization. I realized that I am so much more capable of controlling myself than I thought. I first started by researching ways that I can improve my mental health. I had been struggling with depression and anxiety more than I ever had in my life. I then took simple steps and I started by going on daily walks just to get a little bit of exercise in, and eating healthy. I didn’t do good at all on the eating healthy part at first but I have been getting better everyday. This morning I ate pineapple, grapes, apples, and a biscuit with a little bit of gravy. I also went to bed at a decent time and got up to make the most of my day today. I got to tell you guys I’m feeling amazing.

The next thing, which is the biggest thing for me and the reason I wanted to make this post, is meditation. I have been getting into meditation and opening my mind and taking more control of it. I feel more in control with my whole self and I feel lighter. I walk throughout my day feeling free, looking at everything around me, living in that moment and not thinking about other things. I would definitely recommend meditation. I think that if you guys are going through a rough time then please give it a shot. I can’t promise It’ll help for everyone but I can promise you that it has been life changing for me.

 

Please leave a comment down below and let me know if you yourself enjoy meditation and if you have any helpful tips for me or any other readers.

Thanks, xoxo Lexie

Marijuana in College

Marijuana in College

On this post I wanted to ask some students about marijuana. Not only just in the college life but in general. Are they for it or against it?

Disclaimer: All of the answers to these questions are people’s opinions. If you can’t respect what others have to say or think then this post is not for you. All interviewees will be anonymous. Thank you.

I’m going to start of with my opinion on this topic. I am for marijuana being legalized everywhere. I think that it is 100 times safer than alcohol and that if people had access to it where it’s legal then crime rates would go down, mental illness would improve, and people would live an overall better life. No marijuana is not harmless. I do want to point out that I do know there are short term and long term affects. The usage of marijuana in college students has only increased and continues to increase. Let’s see what random college students have to say about this.

 

Are you for or against the legalization of marijuana in anyway (medical or recreational)?

Person #1: For both recreational and medical I’m pro because you can’t overdose on pot, it would take somebody smoking 15,000 pounds of pot in 15 minutes to overdose also it is a healing agent so if we can kill rhinos and sharks for medicine why can’t you smoke a blunt to feel better? People are happier and safer when stoned then when drunk also. Drunk driving has killed so many millions of people when driving stoned has on average killed 2 people and there is a total of 75 deaths I think the number is of deaths each year due to somebody doing something stoned. That’s way less than any narcotic statistic which is weird cause narcotics are handed out like candy.

Person #2: Yes I believe that medical marijuana is a cure for a lot of diseases and has been proven to help. Medical marijuana needs to be federally legal. And for recreational marijuana I believe it would be a huge tax benefit for our country, I believe if we would legalize marijuana federally for recreational weed we could use that money to strengthen our education system.

Person #3: I’m for recreational and medical being legal nationwide and even hopefully someday globally.

Have you ever used marijuana? If so how did it make you feel?

Person #1: Yes I smoke a lot and depending on what kind of use (sativa or indica) I feel really happy, energized, and ready for the day. Or I feel mellow, calm, and ready for a nap.

Person #2: Yes I’ve used marijuana and I love it, it makes me feel better but not in a hard drug way.

Person #3: Yes I have, marijuana made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. It took my anxiety away. I often use marijuana for back pain. Marijuana helps take away a lot of my aches and pains.

Studies show that marijuana helps with medical issues like arthritis, cancer symptoms, and mental illness like PTSD, depression, and anxiety. What are your opinions about the use of medical marijuana and how do you see this playing out in the future?

Person #1: As a person who has anxiety, depression, and muscle spasms, pot has helped me a lot. It’s made both my physical and emotional pain go away or at least temporarily subside. So I think medical marijuana is a very important and life saving drug that we aren’t taking enough advantage of. So I know that in a few years it will be legalized all over because it helps WAY more than it could ever hurt.

Person 2: Medical marijuana is becoming more advanced everyday. The studies they have done with medical marijuana have been positive and successfull. I also believe natural medicine is the best medicine. Medical marijuana has been proven to cure types of cancer which is amazing, I believe medical marijuana is the answer to a lot of medical conditions and diseases. I feel people are slowly figuring this out and the future is huge for medical marijuana.

Person 3: I think that medical marijuana should be available and legal nationwide and I think someday that will happen.

Some would argue that marijuana is a gateway drug and that it may cause teens and young adults who use it to try other drugs in the future. What are your opinions about this?

Person #1: Pot is a gate way drug but the people that you smoke with and the environment that you put yourself into could be a gateway environment.

Person 2: I would argue that isn’t true because most people who smoke weed do not do other drugs.

Person 3: Always gonna be outliers who smoke weed and do other drugs.

 

Any final words?

Person #1: Ahhh smoke more worry less.

 

 

 

 

Is The Juul a Problem?

Is The Juul a Problem?

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope you are all having or had a good day today! Topic for today is college students and Juuls. I decided to ask some college students various questions about Juuls and I’ve brought you their answers.

I’m sure you guys have heard of a Juul and what it is. If not then I’ll tell you what it is. A Juul is an electronic cigarette that uses nicotine salts that exist in leaf-based tobacco. Now since I’ve been in college I’ve seen hundreds of kids using a Juul, so today I thought I would ask some of these college students questions about “Juuling” and see what their thoughts are.

 

Megan: Freshman in college

Megan is a freshman here in college at a university. She has been Juuling since May

When do you find yourself using the Juul?

Partying/drinking/smoking or with friends. In social situations.

How does it make you feel?

Buzzed or a stomach ache.

Did you start using the Juul to stop smoking cigarettes? Or why?

No, my friend was like here hit this. I First started using the Juul actively from May to December in social situations. January maybe a few times. Since then not at all.

Do you think that young adults are getting addicted to not only Juuls but other forms of e-cigarettes as well?

Probably

Any final opinions or thoughts about Juuling?

I feel like people started it because it was a trend and now some of those people probably developed an addiction. But not everyone. For example I only hit the Juul after smoking weed now and only if someone has one. Also kids try and say they’re better for you than cigarettes which is true to an extent. The reality is we have no clue about actual long term affects because they’ve only been around for 10ish years. I think they’re a bit of a grey area but still not healthy.

 

 

Matt: Student and bouncer at local bar

How long have you been working in a bar?

A year and a half.

Have you seen the Juul usage increase among college students?

Yes

Have you ever personally hit a Juul? Or do you yourself own one?

Yes I have hit one but I do not own one.

Do you think that Juuling is a problem among young adults and teens?

Yes I think that it is a problem. Teens and young adults are dying and getting sick now because we had no idea of what the long term affects would be.

Clara – Freshman in college:

Have you ever hit a Juul or do you yourself own one?

Yes I have hit a Juul, no I do not own one.

Do you think that too many young adults and teens are Juuling? And if yes then why do you think that is?

Yes I think that there is definitely an increase in nicotine use in young adults. It’s because right now juuling is safer than smoking cigarettes, that makes using nicotine seem more acceptable and they can justify using them.

How did the Juul make you feel when you tried it? And how addictive do you think Juuling is from your experience or others?

I felt buzzed and like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. And I think that if you aren’t consciously making a decision to not use a Juul other than occasionally, it can definitely become addictive. Using the Juul socially and drawing boundaries for yourself when you will and won’t use it is essential.

Would you use a Juul again? And do you have any final thoughts or opinions you’d like to share about the Juul?

Yes I will Juul again. I think Juuls are an amazing thing for previous smokers. The health impacts aren’t as great. But we also have to be careful because we don’t have any long term research on the effects of Juuling.

 

Long Time No See

Long Time No See

Long time no see you guys!

I’ve been gone for quite sometime, and I would have to write a book in order to catch you guys up fully but I’ll try to summarize it. I graduated high school, I’m in college now, my major is liberal arts right now but in two years the plan is to go to school and become a flight attendant for awhile. I want to start blogging again but not like I used to. I want this new blog to be an interview blog where I interview real people on various different topics. I’m not sure when the first post will be but I’m working on it. If you guys have any interesting topics that you would like me to talk about then comment down below! I missed you guys and I’m glad to be back!

 

XOXO LEXIE

Dreams About UFO’s

Dreams About UFO’s

If you guys haven’t heard about the guy that got a voicemail with a bunch of military code words then check out this article: https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/03/20/creepy-military-voicemail-warning-impending-doomsday-sends-internet-into-meltdown.amp.html

It’s crazy right? Yeah well I’ve been so fascinated with this whole thing and yesterday I watched this YouTuber who was talking about the story and the conspiracies people are coming up with. Anyways she then went on to talk about this dream she had where a UFO crashed into her car. This is where it really freaked me out because a few days before this whole thing happened I had a dream that a UFO crashed into my school. Is this a coincidence or are we receiving messages through our dreams. If you have had a dream about a UFO recently let me know in the comments because this might not be just a coincidence after all.

XOXO LEXIE