Laura Ingles Wilder

Hello, everyone happy Saturday!

Today is the birthday of a very important woman Laura Ingalls Wilder. Most of you will know her as the woman who wrote the Little House On The Prairie books or even the little girl in the television show portrayed by Milissa Gilbert. in many ways this woman has made a big impact on my life since she died in 1957 I clearly have never met her. But the words that she wrote in her books have helped guide my through so many of life’s tricky situations. Sure, our lives were completely different, many of the lessons she wrote about can still apply to girls lives today. 

Her words have gone on to inspire generations after generation. First the generations who read her books using their imaginations to envision what these strong characters looked like. Then the generations who were influenced by the television show that was on for 9 years. I grew up watching reruns and reading her books during my school reading hour. The adventures of Laura and Mary were inspiring to me and they also taught me so much about life. Sure I was never going to grow up on the Prairie or experience the fears of going blind like Mary did. But still these books and television episodes tell the stories of amazingly strong woman in a time where that wasn’t the norm.

To Me Laura Ingles Wilder is a role model, she was a woman ahead of her time.

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These are a few of my favorite things

Hello, again everyone!

I was just sitting here listening to my spotify and doing homework when the Sound of music’s “My Favorite Things” popped on. I got to think about how good of a message this song really does portray. I guess you could say I got inspired…again!

I think it’s a good message for everyone to not only understand, but to live by, basically it’s all about knowing your happy place. Ignoring all the bad and finding the good! I think that if more people were to do this life would just flow better for everyone. We would be surrounded by so many happier people.

Happiness is very important to me as well as all of you, I assume. If we take this song as direction on how to stay happy then I think our lives will get a little brighter and you face will see a few more smiles each and every day.

So next time you are in a bad situation think of your favorite things and watch as that bad situation starts to get better.

Here are a few of my favorite things!!

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Guilty Pleasures

Hey y’all

So today I wanted to talk to you about stress, happiness and guilty pleasures. Okay moms don’t worry this will be rated G I promise!

Many people do not understand the amount of stress the typical teenager is going through. There is friends, family, school work, relationships, social media, jobs, crushes, bullies. OMG make it stop!! I get stressed just talking about this stuff. I lived through all these stressors at one point or another! So let me start by telling you the truth… Stress will never go away but you can manage it, embrace it and kick stresses but!

When I was in High school I dealt with all the stressful things I mentioned just as many of you are experiencing now! But when I got to college everything changed, sure I still had a lot of these same stressors but I learned how to conquer them!

First the most important thing to know is that you will be okay whatever it is take a deep breath look in the mirror and remind yourself this is your life you are in control!!!

Next find your outlet! This can be tricky for me it is either to watch my favorite movie (The Breakfast Club) Watch my favorite TV Show (Dawsons Creek) Or read my favorite book (Battle for Honor: Gates) But for you this may be different! Maybe you like sketching or painting or bubble baths or working out or singing. Whatever you like to do whether you are bad or good do it!!

Next, talk to someone tell you friend, mom, sister, boyfriend, whoever! tell them you are stressed or sad I know from personal experience sometimes you need to hear from someone else that this is not the end of the world or maybe you need a hug!

Finally, look in the mirror again! know that  you have calmed down you can see it, your beautiful smile, or your sparkling eyes! Know that you are you and that you are in control!

Love you guys remember your beautiful

XOXO

Michelle

RJ Brousseau

Hello everyone I have gotten a lot of Emails and comments about the my post involving my favorite book! it seems to me that a lot of you are as into sci-fi and fantasy as I am. Well I just wanted to tell you of an opportunity that I found on the authors blog! It turns out if you just go to their blog you can win a free Kindle just by putting in your email address. Plus the blog is definitely worth checking out!

Some thing that I am most looking forward to coming up is actually the Road Island Comic Con RJ Brousseau will be their signing books! Meeting someone you look up to and who’s work you love is always exciting!

Make sure you check out the blog

Love you all

XOXO

Michelle

Rj Brousseau Blog

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Boys, Books, and Boobs

Hello every one! So from my emails to my comments it has come to my attention that most of my readers are young to teenaged girls. Many of you have written to me about relationships, school, or their appearance. Although I try my hardest to reply to every email, comment, or tweet I get I wanted to write to address all of you since many of you have the same questions and concerns.

So first on the list BOYS!

Dating can be a scary thing especially if you are new to this world. The first and most important advise I can give is be yourself. Don’t try to be someone you think your crush would like, and don’t compare yourself to other girls you know, What they have experienced should be different then your own experiences because you dont have the same life or relationship. Peer pressure is going to happen in most aspects of your life including relationships so weather it comes from your boyfriend or your friends don’t give in and live your life at the pace you want to!

Next BOOKS!

Many of teenagers have written in to me about college advice from what to expect and how to make friends as a freshman to where to start looking for colleges. Well the advice I have for all you freshman is to sit next to someone in class. I cant tell you how many people in my school elide to sit a seat away from other people, how are you going to make friends like that? Most freshman don’t know anyone either so say hello offer to make a study group, join a club, volunteer! You’ll have friends in no time and remember be yourself! And when it comes to looking at colleges the only think i can say is decide how far you want to go from home an start there , do you wanna commute, are you willing to have to fly back in forth that is an important part of school!

Finally BOOBS!

A lot of emails I have gotten have been about what girls see in the mirror wether it be because of your braces, blemishes, or flat chests you all need to understand you are beautiful I may not know you all personally but I am sure that you are are gorgeous and you really do need to know this about yourself to! Start by looking in the mirror pick one thing you like about your self and then tomorrow pick something else you like about your self believe me there should not be one thing that you don’t like about your self even if you have to take these baby steps till you see this you are beautiful!!!Image

Finding Things you Love

Hello everyone sorry for my lack of posts again with classes picking up my September has been stuffed full of books, quizzes, and late night studying, but hey thats the joy of college right? Well anyway I have finally found a time to get back to all of you wonderful readers!!

When I was thinking about what I wanted to write about I was cleaning up my dorm room! I came across my paperback copy of Battle of Honor:Gates. And it got me thinking about things that I love to do and what helps me distress when I come across my book I realized that there are things that I do with out thinking to help me go back to my happy place when it seems far away.

One of the things i like to do is this! I love writing to all of you guys and even writing back to the emails I get giving advice talking to my readers it really does make me feel like I make a difference in the world and when I get tired it keeps me going. When I get really stressed I love toread too.  That particular book, Battle Of Honor:Gates, I’m kinda obsessed with I have read it so many times that I’m pretty sure that I could recite it in my sleep. But when you find something you really love you just cant get enough of it. And this book takes me to a different world one of sic-fi perfection RJ Brousseau you are a genius.

So I guess what I am trying to tell you is find things that you love because the world can get stressful and you will need an outlet. Also find something that you find you are good at or you feel makes you who you are because those things will make all the stress worth it.

love you all and remember stay who you are and don’t stress the small stuff

XOXO

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Preparing for the school year

Hello all my favorite people! I wanted to write to you today about starting school up for another year. My college is about to start school right after Labor Day and personally I am excited I know that many of you may be wishing that summer didn’t ever end but. We must face that fact that it will.
To get the best of this year we should start preparing now. I took quite a few summer course on line to keep my brain moving but for those in high school or don’t have a college that offers this there are other things you can do. If you are struggling in math then go to one if the many websites that offer a daily math problem it’s not to hard to do one math problem a day and it definitely will help you out! If you struggle with writing then sit down and write a letter, a blog, a review or anything else to get your brain focusing on grammar and writing! It you stifle with reading and literature then pick up a book it doesn’t have to be a school book or a classic just some thing that you enjoy.
I took summer classes as well as did many of these steps I really enjoyed reading this summer I read many different types of books. The one I enjoyed the most was a fantasy and scifi book called Battle of Honor:Gates by RJ Brousseau it was fantastically written and it took me to a different world! That is one of the best parts of reading sure you can watch TV and experience scifi and other worlds but it is not built by your imagination! The best part about reading for me is creating my own picture of what the author describes and this book worked great for that!