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Why EVERYONE Should Be Supporting Black Lives Matter Right Now

Hello,

En lieu of recent events, specifically the murder of George Floyd, this is a time where we as a country need to evaluate how people are being treated and what is being done to prevent police brutality, and racism. George Floyd is the most recent horrific but not the certainly not the first African American to be killed because of the color of his or her skin.

“I know that I will never understand, however, I stand.”  I see these quotes every day on Instagram, and I am very glad people are raising awareness as these quotes cannot be more true. White privilege is real, and I will never know what it is like for a black man or woman to live in this country, or what an encounter with the police would look like. Even an individual who is completely innocent, has not committed a crime faces extreme biases. More should be done to combat false bias and how we are treating people in our society today.

What happened to George Floyd is not okay.

What happened to Brianna Taylor is not okay.

What is happening right now is not okay.

#blacklivesmatter

 

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Why Do We Sleep With People That Treat Us Poorly? Here’s a Theory.

Hey all!

Right now, it’s about 11AM, and I am halfway through my term paper, and The Holiday with Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet. I stopped to write this down, and answer the question above, Why do we pick people that treat us poorly?

A million movies have characters that try to answer this question, and overall, I still seem to come up blank.

In ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ we see Sam with a guy named Craig, who fluffs his own ego with stories from college and talking down to Sam. Her stepbrother Patrick goes, “Don’t make yourself small.” Maybe Sam was doing what she thought Maybe when we like someone, we don’t know how to act. Although, I still love Mr. Andersons answer, “We accept the love we think we deserve.” (This is one of the best quotes ever, in my opinion.) So sometimes, we do things to impress people, or maybe act a certain way, but I think sometimes we have to meet the wrong people to meet the right ones.

If someone says, “You should change this about yourself, ” We know that’s not right. A person who loves you should never tell you to change, and while everyone  does little things we don’t always love, we accept that person anyway.  If someone says to change who you are, I really hope your response will be: SCREW YOU.

We should not accept less than we deserve, as love is limitless- that is- when we lose the judgements, and love each other without picking at the little things.

So let’s love people who love us, and accept them without limits. Love always,

Molly Catherine

 

Work Cited: Perks of Being a Wallflower, Last Holiday (2006)

 

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So You’re a Procrastinator? Here’s How to Fix It.

You heard me correctly- procrastination. Right now, I have a 12 page paper and what am I doing?

Writing something else. This is a bad habit of mine, and one I certainly am not proud of- I have one thing to, and I’ll end up doing something totally un-important- only writing, to me is not unimportant. This is more interesting! Although it doesn’t change the fact that I have a million and one other things to do, it does say that motivation is a funny thing. I can bang out thirty pages of poetry if I am feeling inspired, but one page on a sociology final? Not a chance.

So how can we improve our work ethic and channel our energy toward things we love and accomplish what we need to?

One word. Balance. Don’t give up what you love, or skip all of your favorite TV shows- watch an episode and then make a list of ideas for your assignment. Do an article or write about what you want, then channel that energy toward what you REALLY need to get done. (I should take my own advice.)

So are you motivated? Procrastinating, maybe both?

Don’t give up what you love, add in into your schedule. Keep it up.

Love always,

Molly Catherine

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Why It’s OK to Do Your Own Thing

My parents and I aren’t close.

Maybe it’s a little more than random people should know about me, but it is the truth. I have always wanted them to look me and see someone they were proud of, and someone that I could measure up to. That was always hard. I felt like I had to make certain decisions that would make them proud, but in the process, I was completely disregarding myself.  I don’t want to make choices for anyone else but me- because otherwise, who am I living for? There is so much pressure nowadays to make a living to support someone, or be something else- but who are you if you aren’t yourself? If one person can’t show up for you, find someone who can. Over the course of my college career I have struggled to gain independence, and it hasn’t been easy. I moved to another state, and lost some people I really cared about in the process. However, if these people really wanted what was best for me, they would have supported and trusted that I could make a big change and prosper from that.

The point is, you make your life. Not your parents, and not your siblings, most certainly not your friends. If it weren’t for my friends, who have always supported and been there in times of need, I wouldn’t be the same as I am. I am lucky I have supportive people in my life, and I am proud of who I have become.  You should make choices for yourself, not other people.

2020 has been stressful. Coronavirus, school, work, and everything else we have been dealing with in our lives. Take a breather, or a chance- but live because you deserve it.

Love always.

Molly Catherine ❤

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How to Live Life to the Ultimate Boldest & Fullest

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I was supposed to publish this a particular article a long while ago.Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, even those who aren’t sick.

Sometimes, you have to live regardless of what is going on in the world. However, traveling during a pandemic isn’t really smart so much as impulsive… “living boldly” when you could get sick could only get you hurt. However, living life to the fullest doesn’t always mean hiking every mountain to its peak. Sometimes, it means taking a step back, smelling the coffee and spending some time thinking about you. Your decisions, life, relationships, and maybe what you want to do in the future.

How we deal with relationships is important, but when disaster strikes, being with those we care about becomes even more important.

If you have friend who needs someone to talk to, lend an ear! Be someone your other friends can turn to, and potentially even have a conversation about what could be bothering you (besides coronavirus) We’ve all got stress right now, and staying in with family is great, but when your around them 24/7, it can be hard to balance relationships and get alone time. It’s not a bad thing to take a step back when you need it most, and just click on the TV and simply chill. So relax! Spend time with your dog, cat, sibling, or spend time alone. It is up to you.

Overall, try to think about the most important parts of your life, and what you care about. This could be different for everyone, and that’s okay.

One positive thing about quarantine is we have all of this time to kick back and just sit around, which means if we try we can be productive, we can! Start a business, learn a language or catch up on homework, do anything you want- but now we actually have time to decide how we spend our time which can be worthwhile.

Stay safe, and keep doing you.

Love always,

Molly Catherine