Hello, friends and friends of friends (virtually everyone in the whole world),
Today is a very sunny day. I actually just came back from a hike with my family, and I am TIRED. The soft drink that I have with me, I swear, is probably the only thing keeping me awake, as well as the motivation to study for an upcoming exam on Monday.
First of all, I would like to apologize for a lack of good blog posts. I know that the Haiku Mondays are still a hit, and in the middle of the week, I make a reminder to all of you to check out my free promotions. However, I feel like my weekend blog posts have been lacking.
This has been a TOUGH five months being back home after graduation. This should all end soon enough, probably within the week.
And, not to mention, graduation is coming up. I have already graduated, but I am participating in the graduation ceremony with my friends. I have a cap and gown, as well as numerous cords, stoles, and medallions, to prove it all. Pictures will come at a different date.
I know that I have been extremely busy trying to get my life back together with starting on a new project with my writing, but my blog posts have not been entirely focused on my writing. And that will come again, quite soon, actually.
I know that many people want to be happy but can't find it in themselves to be so. It can be so easy to fall into this trap and become negative. And, even though this is easier said than done, it can be done. You just have to believe in yourself. I will give you fifteen tips on how to stay positive all the time.
1. Listening to happy music counts. Even if it's a lame kids' song, put it on and listen to it.
2. Don't say you can't do something, but rather that you can do something. Big difference.
3. Go on a walk. That also helps.
4. Go on a walk around your favorite place.
5. Go on a walk around your favorite place in the evening.
6. Hang out with your friends, family, whoever. I've found that company hates misery. You probably will, too.
7. If you're studying for an exam, don't study all day long. Study for an hour. Take a break for two hours. Study for an hour. Take a break for another two hours. Cramming is not fun, and it makes you even more stressed out. At least, from my past experiences.
8. If you're writing a 20-page English paper for school, repeat #7.
9. If you fail anything the first time, don't get discouraged. Try again. You're only wasting your time and everyone else's if you're negative.
10. Do a dance-off competition. You don't have to be a professional dancer to accomplish this feat, but it is pretty fun nonetheless.
11. Talk to someone. This may be similar to #6, but it's not. If you're hanging out with someone, you are just physically with them. If you're talking to someone, you could be physically with them, but you could also text or call them.
12. Talk to your cat.
13. If you're allergic to cats, talk to your dog, chinchilla, parakeet, frog, or even goldfish.
14. Eat a taco. They are good for you.
15. Get fries at 1 am. This is very fun, and I highly recommend that all of you do this some time in your life.
Actually, no. I have other great news.
Rockybado 4: Running Up a Hill, The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs 4: The Life of a Typical Foodie, The Magic Video Game 4: The Upbringing of a New Comedian, and The Crazy Chicken Escapade will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle on Saturday May 21st (TOMORROW), so please check them out by reading the summaries and clicking on the links below!
Rockybado 4: Running Up a Hill: "Summer of 2014 commences in Crown Point, Indiana. David Ingram just recently graduates from college and now has a full-time job. Brody, his younger brother, has an internship for his computer engineering major. Brett, the second oldest of the five boys, is trying to figure out what he wants to do with his bands, and Toby, the youngest, wants to join a band someday. And their oldest brother, Dawson, is about to get married. Overall, their summer starts out very bittersweet."
The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs 4: The Life of a Typical Foodie: "It is the summer of 2014 in St. John, Indiana, a small town in Northwest Indiana about 45 minutes away from Chicago. There is a lot going on this summer, yet nothing at the same time. Andrew Grzedek just recently graduates from college and moves in with his two cousins and mutual friend. Caleb, his younger brother of two years, is still trying to keep his band going strong. Everyone in their family is constantly making food. His sister, Alyssa, reunites with her good friend who moved back here from California. And no one else has much direction on what their plans will be for the summer."
The Magic Video Game 4: The Upbringing of a New Comedian: "Summer of 2014 is here in Valparaiso, Indiana. Levi Cranston is making the transition from college life to home life for the summer, and he might consider becoming a comedian like his dad. He and his friends are typical college students who want to make the most out of their summer by practicing tennis, hitting up all the bars and fast food joints in the area, and just making the most out of life in general."
The Crazy Chicken Escapade: "It is the summer of 2006, and three boys meet at a birthday party and realize that they have more in common than what they have previously thought. David Ingram, from Crown Point, Indiana, Andrew Grzedek, from St. John, Indiana, and Levi Cranston, from Valparaiso, Indiana, then play a magic video game at Levi's house. They all eventually meet Marty and his creature friends in Wakahakai, Dacston and his dinosaur comrades on Galavanti Island, and Rockybado, the King of Texamilio. Everyone finds out that the nearby chicken community has been taken advantage of, and they all set foot to free Radcliffe, the elected leader of the chicken community, as well as bring the overall group back to normal."
Have a great rest of the weekend!
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