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Midterm Break!

So I finally have some time to relax since my tests are over and I get a week off university! Hoping to try out some stuff and have a bit of fun as well as blog a bit more!

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Also winter seems to be ending! Our weather is finally in positives and the snow is almost completely melted! It seems to have melted as fast as it was accumulated which is so fascinating!

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An actual image of me thawing as winter ends…

I also want to hang out with my friends for a bit!

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And do a bit of exploring!

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I also want to do some writing because I feel like I haven’t had any time to do any writing these days so I want to catch up with that!

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And of course I’m going to try to catch up with the blogs I follow!!

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Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Hope you have an amazing day! Unfortunately all I’ll be doing is revising because I have a test tomorrow but let me know in the comments what you guys will be doing so I can live vicariously through you guys!

Life Updates!

I know I haven’t been blogging much or keeping up to date with everyone else’s blog

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However, I thought I would update you with everything that’s going on right now (admittedly not a lot…)

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I have a bunch of assignments due soon (one tomorrow and 3 next week) and I have a midterm test next week for Sociology so I’ll mostly be revising this week which is very hard to do when it’s cold and snowing and all you want to do is curl up in bed and hibernate.

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I also tried out some vegan Indian food from Touch Of India this week which was really good! Touch of India is one of the only two Indian restaurants in St. Catharines (at least that I know of!) and I thought it would be fun to try out their lunch specials!

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It was really good and it pretty affordable too which is always a plus! I would definitely recommend it if you’re ever in St. Catharines!

I also skipped a seminar for the first time since I’ve been in university and felt kinda guilty about it but it wasn’t too important and I really did not want to go. It was super cold and snowy and I just could not deal with it.

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So that’s pretty much what’s been going on with me!

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Why Is Failure Important And How To Benefit From It (Guest Post)

By Stefan

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

Failure can be a great a great motive to succeed indeed, yet we often get discouraged when we
fail at something. Moreover, we are even afraid of the possibility of failure itself. Regardless of
what we’re talking about – it could be a bad grade at school, criticism we get from our boss, or
something as trivial as impossibility to find a date at bbw online dating sites – it seems like we’ve
subconsciously adopted the claim that failures are wrong and not socially accepted and we even
treat it as an axiom of a kind. The key is, however, to embrace and even cherish your failures,
learn from them, and then keep on trying no matter what.

There are numerous tips and success stories that we’ve learned from iconic figures that could
certainly teach us the thing or two about the importance of failure as a means of achieving own
success. Still, we are going to share just some of them, which are in our opinion the most
effective ones.

#1 Face your fears

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

This Paulo Coelho quote pretty much sums the entire issue up. Fear is often wrapped up in false
security that is actually a jail that doesn’t allow us to make any moves. The most important thing
about the fear is to learn that breaking free perhaps won’t result in the desired outcome, well not
at first, but once you’ve hit the rock bottom you’ll most certainly survive and then you can dust
yourself off and move on.

#2 Understanding the situation

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
Coco Chanel

Okay, so you’ve failed. Big deal! You can now start again by assessing the situation and learning
from your mistakes, which are by the way – human. The Earth is not going to stop revolving
around the Sun, and you don’t have the luxury to cry over the past mistakes for too long. At least
not when you can try to do it all over again.

#3 Enjoy your failure

“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would
smile at the beauty of destruction.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Forbes contributor, Michael Lindenmayer, actually suggests that you should organize a real
feast, with drinks and food and entourage of your closest friends and then enjoy a constructive
contemplation about your failure. Besides sounding like a fun, this can be a great way to take a
different perspective on your mistakes that will give you a fresh approach on what to do next.

#4 Move on

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions– as attempts to find out
something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche was right. You should simply learn your lessons, get up and move on and this is pretty
much the entire philosophy behind it!

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Great News – The Banning of Ivory and Tusks from Being Imported Into the U.S. – Change.Org

Finally some good news!!

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Ban elephant ivory and tusks from being imported into the U.S.

1M supporters


Petition update

Victory!

Kathleen Martin
Vancouver, WA

28 Jan 2018 — After months of limbo, the Trump Administration just officially announced the reversal of the ban lift of African elephant trophy imports into the United States! This victory was won by you, and the more than 1.1 million Change.org supporters who rallied together to protect the threatened African elephant.

I started this petition because we are not powerless to effect change in any administration. Because of your incredible support, this is true, and our voices were heard! Thank you to every individual who signed and shared. Together we reversed a policy that would have been disastrous for the majestic African elephant, and I am so hopeful we changed this future together.

Thanks so much!

Kathleen Martin

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My Favourite Quotes From The Simpsons!

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Dream Journal!

So today in Psychology we were learning about sleep and dreams and talked about different dreams and how they can be interpreted and it remind me of High School because my friends and I used to discuss the dreams we had that night and we would try to analyse them. It was really a lot of fun!

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Coincidentally, just last week I had a really insightful dream that helped clear some things in my waking life and I remember thinking “sometimes I learn more in my dreams than when I’m awake”. Dreams have always fascinated me because I truly believe they have an important meaning behind them and listening to your dreams helps you bring your unconscious thoughts into your conscious which is sometimes what we really need in life. Dreams have a way of telling you things about yourself.

 

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I would really love to explore my unconscious more and that’s why I decided to get a dream journal! I don’t remember my dreams as often as I would like to but my professor said the more we try to remember them the more likely we are to actually remember them.

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I’ll keep you guys updated on any particularly interesting (or weird) dreams I have!

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15 inspiring quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, one man who gave dreams to millions of people. Because this man lived many men and women are celebrating their lives. Some people are just like blessing to the entire humanity and he was one of them.

Today, we are left with the persuasiveness of his words which are still very relevant and continue to guide us. Here are 15 inspiring lines by MLK.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

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“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friends.”

 

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