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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Christmas Break: A Review

Happy Saturday to all. Since I am in a sorority and recruitment week starts soon, today marks the end of my Christmas break. Although my break was only two weeks long, it was a good time filled with strange encounters. Let’s discuss and review them, shall we? Please note: I will be scoring each experience on a scale of 1 to 5 chocolate bars; 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.

Work: As I mentioned in a previous post, I worked a lot over break. Almost every day to be exact. Although it would have been nice to have some more down time, work was pretty good. I got to see my work BFF, Erma, and got hit on by a 17-year-old boy. Weird. Highlight: I used my store discount to buy some socks.

Rank: 3 out of 5 chocolate bars. 

A real-life simulation of my eye doctor experience.

A real-life simulation of my eye doctor experience.

The eye doctor: I went to the eye doctor for my yearly check up over break. Super exciting, I know. My prescription remained the same and I ordered some more contacts, as well as a super cute pair of glasses (I know you were curious about how it turned out). Highlight: the ladies who work there didn’t talk about how great my brothers are like the usually do.

Rank: 4 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Christmas: Christmas was really nice because I just spent the day bumming around my house with my family. As I mentioned here, my younger brother recorded a cd of himself singing songs and gave that to me as a present, so that was something else. Also, I received a 4 foot by 5 foot canvas from the rents. SCORE!

Rank: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Friend time: I love spending time with my friends when I’m at home, but I always feel like the initial encounter when we’re all together is a tad awkward because we haven’t fallen back into our groove yet. Since I saw all of my buds three weeks ago at Thanksgiving, the awkwardness was not there. Also, my friend Alexis and I finally filmed a vlog together, and I made a few new friends. Yippie skippie!

Rank: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Spending time in coffee shops: I spent a lot of time in coffee shops over break and actively tried to fulfill my bucket list goal of working in one by applying to hopefully work at one over the summer. I sipped some joe, people watched, worked on my memoir, and surfed the net. Ahhh, paradise.

Rank: 5 out of 5. 

My friends and I on New Year's.

My friends and I on New Year’s.

New Year’s Eve: Usually I feel like New Year’s Eve is super anticlimactic, but this year was so fun. My friends and I went to a party together, and there were a lot of people there I hadn’t met before, so of course I made some new friends. I also had a solo dance party for a while, which is Classic Bekah. The highlight of the evening, however, was when an 18-year-old boy told me how philosophical and punk rock he was, and then repeatedly asked if he could kiss me, despite me abruptly power walking away from him and consistently saying no. As weird as that was, it just made sense that something slightly uncomfortable would happen to me. My friends and I all got a good laugh out of it, and luckily I made it out without a smooch.

Rank: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Shaving my legs: As most of my friends know, I hate shaving my legs. It’s not really a feminist thing, but more of a I’m lazy thing. I shaved my legs for the first time in a long time (too much info? #SorryNotSorry), and I don’t feel too good about it. I shaved them because my legs will likely be exposed poking out of dresses and skirts during recruitment week, but it just felt really wrong.

Rank: 1 out of 5 chocolate bars.

As you can see, my Christmas break got pretty crazy. The main thing I learned from being home is that whether I want to or not, I seem to have a knack for unwillingly attracting high school boys. Can I add that to my resumé?

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

Valentine’s Day

Happy Wednesday everyone! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is seen as a bogus holiday, but in reality, the only thing bogus about it is the attitude everyone has regarding the day. Single people act like it is horrible because they have no valentine and they will be forever alone, living with 27 cats, knitting sweaters out of their feline companions’ fur.  People in relationships either act like they are so in love they can’t even think about anything other than their honey that they will surely marry some day, or they are just as annoyed as single people and don’t want to pay for a gift and expensive dinner. No matter which end of the spectrum you are on, you probably have a wonky attitude about Valentine’s. Here are some helpful hints to make Valentine’s Day more ordinary, which will make it more special.

1. Remember it is just another day. You experience Thursday once every week; tomorrow is just another Thursday. The only difference is that people will wear red and pink and probably hug each other a lot.  No big deal.

2. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends. Write corny love letters for your friends and give them chocolates. Yesterday, my roommate (and valentine) Ashni and I ate a whole container of chocolate covered pretzels, and by golly it was a great time! Embrace the Valentine’s Day traditions, but share them with a larger group of people, exponentially increasing the love (and candy).

Me and my Valentine

3. Tell people you love them all the time. If you do this, Valentine’s Day won’t even seem like anything but another day, which it is. Hug strangers. Tell attractive bystanders pick up lines. Make like a peanut butter and jelly and spread the love! Do so on a regular basis, and Valentine’s Day will be less of a big deal. Plus, you might make some new friends along the way, or people will think you are crazy. Either way, you are building new relationships and carrying on the spirit of #BoldMoveJanuary.

Have a fabulous rest of the week, and a normal Thursday. Thanks for reading :)

Managing Stress

Happy Wednesday! Finals are next week, so naturally everyone is freaking out. I do get really stressed about school, but if I try really hard, I can manage my stress. I thought I would share some of my expert stress managing tips with you to get through finals week!

1. Make a to-do list. Think of the best thing that you have ever done and how it felt. Crossing things off your to-do list is approximately two times better. Write down everything that you have to get done (I like to put the most pressing issues towards the top) and then enjoy the immense satisfaction of crossing them off as you finish each task. Writing everything out helps sort things out in your brain, making it easier to get stuff done.

2. Take it one task at a time. Having a to-do list helps with this. It is really easy to freak out about everything you have to accomplish if you look at everything as a whole blob of stuff to get done. Take it one project, paper, or reading at a time and it makes everything more manageable and less daunting.

3. Take breaks. Even though you feel like you have no time to even breathe without simultaneously studying in some way, you will lose your mind if you do not take a break. After staring at one assignment for hours, your brain will become fried faster than an egg on a sidewalk on a hot day! Give yourself short little breaks in which you take a walk outside, chat with some friends, or do something to get away from being stationary and alone. You will come back from your break feeling recharged and ready to conquer the world!!!

4. Have some chocolate. This is my favorite of all of the stress relieving tips. Science has proven that chocolate diminishes the levels of stress hormones, so instead of freaking out about everything, take a few deep breaths and eat a candy bar. It really helps!

My life motto.

5. Keep calm and think of how good your life is compared to Snooki’s. This needs no further explanation.

Have a great rest of the week, stay calm, and thanks for reading :)