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Sunday, January 1, 2017

How To Survive A Long Haul Flight

I have had my fair share of long haul flights, if you don't know what a long haul flight is, it a flight that is more than 6 hours and usually non stop flights. I have done several of these in my lifetime, I have gone from Chicago to Europe and have gone from Texas and Chicago to Peru, and most recently I have done Texas and Arkansas and Washington D.C to Singapore. 

I know what it is like to be in an airplane for long periods of time. I have also done A Beginners Guide: Airports & Traveling if you want to check that out. Anyways, this is for flights that are agonizing painful because trust me there have been times where I just wanted to punch the window. So, I am here to help you make you not punch the window and have the best flight experience that you can. 

These are my tips to help you make your flight the best it can be!

1. WATER: When you are flying you WILL get dehydrated because of the air pressure. During my flight to Singapore from Dallas, Texas the last four or five hours are horrible because  I am so dehydrated since, I am not drinking enough water. Then I get a biggest headache known to man. My advice is to buy the biggest water bottle that they are selling at one of the stores in the airport, so then you don't have to keep asking the flight attendance for water. If you ask, they will fill up your water bottle too. If you don't want to pay, bring your own large water bottle from home and fill it up at the airport.  

2. Get the isle seat: You know why you want the isle seat, it's cause you will have to pee because of the amount of water you are drinking. Another reason, you want the isle seat because you will not want to be squished between two people in the middle seat or have to jump to go to the bathroom when sitting by the window. Trust me, the window seat is only good for when you lift off and land.

3. Move around: When you are sitting on a plane for more than six hours some part of your body will go numb. So, walk up and down go walk up and down the isle, honestly people will not mind. It is good to get your body moving too, it will make you feel better. 

4. Snacks: When it comes to eating, eating healthy snacks is your best option. Don't eat any junk food. Eating junk food can make you sick, and that is the last thing you need on a long flight. I would suggest eating snack bars, some dried fruit, pretzels, any kind of nuts are good too!

5. Comfy, Comfy, Comfy: You are about to be on a long flight so, you might as well be comfy. The best way to be comfy is to get yourself a good neck pillow. You will also need a good

- Dressing comfy will make your flight be a bit better. Personally, I rather be comfy on my long flight than look fashionable at the airport. So, I usually like to wear a nice pair of joggers, and a comfy hoodie, t- shirt, and sneakers. 
- If you are flying in economy, and have enough room bring a small blanket because you can will get cold on the airplane.

6. Entertainment: When you are stuck on the airplane for long hours, you do not want to be bored. These the things I bring in my backpack that will keep me busy.
I picked a medium sized backpack, so that way I can just put it under my seat for easy access. 

- Electronics: Phone is essential, I would also recommend making yourself a music playlist so you can jam on the airplane. Next is my iPad, I will have lots of games, and movies on it. I just found out Netflix allows you to download movies and watch them later online, which is amazing for long flights. A portable charger is something I would carry because at the airport everyone is trying to charge their phone, and you never know if the plane has outlets. Headphones are essential too, I have learned that I like the apple headphones rather than the big headphones because for me the big headphones will hurt my ears and makes it hard to sleep. 

- Sleep: I would bring a neck pillow just for a more comfortable flight, along with a blanket and an eye mask. You never know if the person next to you will want to read when you are trying to sleep.

- Books: I will bring one paperback book and books on my iPad because if my iPad dies I will at least have my paperback books. I am a big reader, so I will buy a book series and try to read them on the plane for the way there and back. I have a coloring book to keep me busy because I can't just sit still and watch a movie. 

-  Bathroom: In this bag, I carry cleansing wipes to keep my face clean and hydrated. I will bring lotion because your skin can get dry on the airplane. Chapstick is good to have too, because my lips are the first thing to dry when i'm on the airplane. I will bring tissues, and my toothbrush just in case I feel like brushing my teeth or blowing my noes. Hand sanitizer is a must! You do not know the germs that are in airports, or if anyone is sick. 

Those are my tips on how to survive a long haul flight, because trust me I have had my fair share of bad flights. I just thought I could make your life a bit easier with my tips! Let me know what types of long haul flights you have traveled!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

20 Things I Have Learned In 20 Years

During my 20 years of living I think I have learned some pretty good lessons that I'd love to share. When I was little 20 sounded so old... honestly still seems pretty old. That is a total of two decades. Anyways, I would love to share with you twenty things I have learned in twenty years.

1. Don't let someone discourage you from doing something you want to do

2. Just because I am scared doesn't mean it exists

3. I don't know many things, but I want to try to learn as much as I can. 

4. It's okay to be sad you are not going to be happy all the time.

5. Not everyone will like you.

6. It's okay to fail at things, we are not perfect.

7. If you are not happy, change something.

8. Ask for help

9. Explore as much as you can your only this young once

10. Have an open mind, so you can experience everything in a different perspective. 

11. Spend as much time with your family, you won't live close to them forever. 

12. Put your phone down and experience the moment 

13. Always set some time so you can relax

14. Drink lots of water and eat healthy

15. Find time to hang out with your friends once in a while

16. Don't procrastinate

17. Dress for the weather

18. Make weird fashion choices

19. Trust yourself 

20. Be nice to everyone you meet. 

Those are just 20 things I have learned in my 20 years of living. Now it's your turn, I challenge you to make your own list and stick to them, and maybe add one more every year. Personally, I try to do at least 5 or more of these a day! If I can do it, so can you!

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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Real Daytime Talk Show

Hello, my people

Today I want to talk about one of my daytime talk show, it is called The Real. I was never really into talk shows, but recently been obsessed with this The Real. This show stars Adrienne Bailon, who we all know from her famous cheetah girl movies, Tamera Mowry-Housley, who we all know from the show "Sister Sister". Then we have Loni Love who was on "Star Search" and a panelist on Chelsey Latley, and Jeannie Mai who is a fashion expert and is famous for her show "How Do I Look". 

These ladies are amazing and share their experiences that are going on with their lives, fashion, do giveaways, play games. Here are some videos clips from their show below. 

My favorite part of their Talk Show is when they pick a topic to talk about it. All these ladies are so genuine, and real. I have watched other talk shows, but this one really relates to people around my age.  In this video they talk about race, and they give such good feedback, and opinions on the subjects it is just amazing. 

On the other hand, they have games one that is really popular is called Fake it or Take it. This game is players get to guess which item is fake vs the real one. Personally, I love playing along with them and seeing which one is fake.

These ladies are so amazing, and I love watching their talk show. So, I encourage all of you to watch one of their shows. 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What Living Louder Means To Me

I started this blog January 2, 2015, but i never really explained to everyone what living louder really meant to me. I started this blog at 18 years old, and I am now 20 years old so I have time to think and explore new things with this blog. This is something I really love doing, and has been an outlet for me. I created this blog, so I can express whatever I felt that needed to be said, so with that being said this is what living louder means to me...

Living Louder to me means exploring things that makes you wonder. 

Living Louder means doing things that seem impossible, but you know you can do them.

Living Louder means experiencing things you would never though of doing.

Living Louder means meeting new people, and making new friends from all walks of life.

Living Louder means taking risks that you never though of doing.

Living Louder means stepping out of your confront zone to pursue something.

But most importantly...

Living Louder is not just the action it's about being able to share your experience, thoughts, and feelings with other people around the world.

I started this blog because I wanted to share every part of my life with people. I do not want people to live in a little bubble for the rest of their lives. I want people to go out, and explore life and be able to share it with their love ones, friends, and anyone that comes there way. 

I vowed to myself on January 2, 2015 that I would live louder and I intend to keep that promise!
I hope I can encourage everyone to live louder, and step out of your comfort-zone today!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Ultimate Guide To Being The New Kid At A New School

As most of you may know, I have moved multiple times. I have moved to different states, and different countries. So I have been the new kid at school multiple times, wither it was in elementary school, middle school, high school, and even going to college. Moving has taught me so many things, and made me become the person I am today. But for all those new kids, who are being the new kid for the first time, or are feeling apprehensive about moving to a new school here are some tips.

  • Be Confident: Walking into a new school can be very intimating. The goal is to just stand tall and act normal there is no need to be scared, because trust me you are not the only new kid at your school. If you are confident, and tell yourself that you will have a good day, and meet new friends you will.
  • Get Involved: If you did something in your old school that you did, or was interested in doing but never did.. well this is your chance. It will also help you meet people with common interest. This can help you meet people outside your regular classes.
  • Introduce Yourself: I know this may seem, very obvious but it's also one of the most important. The best part is if you don't know something you can always use the excuse that you are new to the school, and you just did not know. When starting a new school, all students are in new classes so they do not know if there friend is in that class, so introduce yourself because that person will have friends that you can be introduced to. 
  • Find Good Conversation Starters: Something as simple as "I like your outfit" can be a good conversation starter. Then you can introduce yourself and then you can talk about the class you are in or how nice you think your teacher will be. You can also exchange schedules and see what classes you have together, and if you happen to have the same lunch you can eat lunch together. 
  • Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions: A new school can be pretty scary, so if you don't know where a class is or a hallway is don't be afraid to ask the teacher or another classmate.
Here are some ideas for outfit on the first day of school. Your outfit should really effect who you are as a person. This will also help you make friends if someone mentions they like your outfit.
  • The first outfit you can really show your personality and play around with it. 
  • I had a guy option as well, if any of you fellows don't know what to wear on the first day of school. 
  • The third outfit is for people who have to wear uniforms, don't worry you can always accessorize and have some pretty cool shoes.  You can also try new hairstyles, or wear hairbands, or bows. You can still play around with your outfit, even though you have a uniform.

Now that I have given you some tips, and outfit ideas to help you conquer your first day of school, go out and be yourself and i promise you will make friends. It's only scary when you make it scary. Next thing you know, you won't be the new kid at school and you will be able to help other new kids feel less nervous on their first day because you became their friend.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Summer Lazy Day Routine

Lets admit it, we all just have one of those days where we just want to sit on our bed and just have a lazy relaxing day. I wanted to share with you guys my favorite things to do on a lazy day. 

Waking Up:
  • On my lazy day, I wake up at the time I feel refreshed and ready to wake up. So that usually consists of me pressing the snooze button a million times.
  • Then I lay in bed awake, sometimes I browse through my social media until i'm ready to get up.
  • When I finally decide to wake up, I put on my comfy slipper and head to the bathroom.
Bathroom Routine:

My Outfit:

  • On lazy day, I love to lounge in my most comfortable clothes. They usually consist of sweatpants or leggings and a comfy tee-shirt. 
  •  For shoes, I would either wear slippers, or fuzzy socks. Fuzzy socks are personally my favorite. 

Lazy Day Snack: These are snacks I love to eat when I'm watching Netflix and just relaxing.
  • The first thing I always have on my lazy day is tea, I am such a big tea drinker. One of my favorite tea's are Harrods London English Breakfast  another one is Tazo Tea Passion.
  • You can never go wrong with a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich in bed as a snack. 
  • If I want something healthy, i'll eat seaweed chips. Some people don't like it, it is an acquired taste.
  • But with every lazy day, I know I always break out the junk food and candy because you can't go wrong with your favorite bag of chips, and favorite candy.
Rest of the Day: These are the activities I love to do on my lazy day.
  • Number one thing I love to do on lazy day is watch Netflix or watch YouTube videos for hours. 
  • As I had said before, reading is something I love to do on lazy day, wither its in the bath or in bed. 
  • Another thing that I love to do is read magazines, and listen to music. I'll read Seventeen or Teen Vogue, and I love to make music playlist for my upcoming week. 
  • The very last thing I do on my lazy day is write in journal, it's just relaxing to write down your feelings and things that have happened throughout your week. 
I hope you guys enjoyed my summer lazy day routine, and let me know what you guys do on your lazy day. 
"Give yourself something to look forward to that isn't a person"

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