Chit-Chat with Me. /// July 2018

Hi everyone, it’s been a long time since I’ve wrote a blog post and I’m very sorry that I’ve been MIA for over a month, so much has changed the past month. Unfortunately, a couple weeks ago I resigned from my job due to many personal reasons, and it was a bit tough at first, however I’ve dealt with it and moved on.

Also to be quite honest, I lost a lot of motivation to write on my blog the past few weeks, it felt forced and I do not want to put out content if it’s not my best work. More recently, after having some time to reflect my life, I realized how much I missed blogging and how essential it is for me to blog. This is a creative outlet for me, and when I blog, I feel empowered that I am able to share my thoughts/info into the world. Therefore, I will be back to blogging for sure once a week, hopefully twice the next couple of weeks before I start college. I begin college in late August however I move in mid-August. Another few updates with you all is that I will be going on vacation to San Francisco in a couple of weeks, which is very exciting for me, since it’s my favorite city (outside of Chicago of course!). Lastly, before I finish this post, I just wanted to give you all the run-down of some of the next few posts I plan to write next (in no specific order):

  • Favorite Makeup Brushes
  • A Traveling Post
  • Spotify Playlist
  • Highschool Tips/Tricks
  • A Food Truck review

Thank you for everyone who read this post, hopefully you all stay tuned for some of my upcoming posts. Also if you would like to see a specific post on my blog, comment down below your requests! If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email). Also make sure to follow me on my social media pages down below, I will follow back all other fellow bloggers!

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Unpopular Opinions/// Just for fun

Hello everyone, I am back with another post on my blog today. This is just a random/fun post just to kick off the week. I have been noticing the trend with these unpopular opinions posts/videos and I thought why not try this. Also do not get offended, like I said this is just for fun and these are just my opinions, anyways I hope you guys enjoy and comment down below if you agree with any of these!

  1. ASMR is super cringey and not at all soothing, I can’t stand it.
  2. Mayo is a must on sandwiches/burgers, or else it would be so dry and yucky, and the mayo just tops a sandwich.
  3. Nutella is gross af, never liked it.
  4. Bhad Barbie songs are actually somewhat good, they’re super catchy, however I still don’t like her as a person.
  5. 13 Reasons Why isn’t a terrible show, however I do not agree with how they portray everything throughout the series, there are definitely many areas that need improvement on mental health awareness.
  6. The ACE family is incredibly overrated, I do not understand why everyone is obsessed with them.
  7. Sushi is not the best food ever, it’s cold and very bland. Have you ever heard of tacos or pizza?
  8. Thin mints are not the best kind of Girl Scout cookies, there too basic, therefore it’s tagalongs that take the crown.
  9. Ulta is way better than Sephora. They have a larger selection, cheaper, and more of a variety for cruelty free products.
  10. Why the heck does everyone have a juul, it’s disgusting and pointless. (Not hating if you do that just don’t understand why everyone is obsessed with them.)
  11. In and Out is honestly the most overrated fast food place there is, their burgers not even really good and the fries are mediocre. Portillos is a million times better, Chicago does food right.
  12. Glossy lips>>> colored lips . I am obsessed with the way they look, compared to liquid or regular lipstick.
  13. Leonardo DiCaprio is not that good looking honestly. Don’t get me wrong he’s an amazing actor and good person in real life, but not attractive.
  14. The yodeling boy was not at all funny or amusing, I don’t know why he became so famous.
  15. Lastly, ice tea is just a big no. There’s no flavor and it’s just no. Water is better than that.

Hope you all enjoyed this short post. Comment down below if you agree with anyone of these, and if you don’t then well comment if you want haha. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, it will be a creative post on smashbooking my Seattle trip! See you all tomorrow bye! P.S. if you aren’t following me on instagram @girl.who.blogs then where are you at, I’m slowly transitioning into a new theme!

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Social Stigma of Mental Illnesses in Society/// Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Hi beauties, I’m back with another post as promised for Mental Health Awareness Week. Yesterday, I opened up to you all with my personal story on dealing with anxiety, I was planning to share another one of those with you all today on the other mental illness I struggle with, however I do not feel ready to open up about it just yet. Today’s post is just as good though and open about the discussion of mental illness.

Mental Illness is somewhat of a taboo subject in society. When we think about mental illness, a social stigma comes into play. It’s quite unfortunate, but many people are still uneducated about mental illnesses and do not realize that it is a real serious issue that affects millions of people throughout the world.

Part of the reason that mental illness is a taboo subject is the fear of being objectified and labeled in today’s society. For me and I’m sure many other people out there as well, I feared that I would be labeled as an “attention seeker” or “freak”. It’s common nowadays that people have to worry about what others are going to label them as, and it’s the awful truth. To all the people reading this out there,  if you’ve ever been labeled something, just know that those people do not understand what you’re going through nor mental illnesses in fact, they are not inside your head, only you are.

In this post I also want to establish some problematic things that people with a mental illness do not want to hear from someone who does not have a mental illness.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear someone say “get over it or snap out of your attitude”. I cannot simply get over something that has been bringing me pain for years, it’s not something that I will ever get over in a snap of your fingers. For people who have ever said this, they simply do not understand mental illnesses at all, I don’t care if they say they do, because someone would understand the severity to not say those phrases to you.

Another problematic thing that people hate to hear, are comparisons with other people’s mental health. Mental illness is a spectrum like many things on this planet, you cannot compare one person’s illness to the other person’s illness. Levels of severity range and everyone has a different situation, so just a reminder to not compare people’s illness and health.

This last one is a PSA for people who do not understand this concept, that being said, “STOP USING MENTAL ILLNESSES AS ADJECTIVES”, mental disorders are not meant to be thrown around in your daily conversations! It’s extremely disrespectful and hurtful to those with mental illnesses. Please take them out of your vocabulary and educate yourself. Also while we’re at it, let’s get rid of the “R word”, it’s offensive and unacceptable.

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One last thing I want to touch base on is a bit controversial, therefore I am going to add a ****TRIGGER AHEAD****. Stop saying “kms or kys”, I cannot express how much that infuriates me, because that’s something serious and it’s not to be made fun of. People take that seriously (as most people should), and it’s offensive to all those that have suffered from suicidal thoughts and ideation.

Hopefully this post gives you all insight on mental illnesses and the stigma that comes with it. It’s important to acknowledge and know these factors to help make yourself more aware on the issues that people with mental illnesses struggle with on a daily basis.

You are all beautiful souls. 

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