Tips for Freshmans

  1. Believe in yourself.- You are going to be your biggest supporter anyway at the end of it all. No one is going to take care of you better then you.
  2. Focus on what you want.- You can’t please everyone. So just make sure that your star player is happy.
  3. Think big.- The bigger the better. The sky is the limit.
  4. Set goals.- Have a motive.
  5. Do what excites you.- LIVE.
  6. Visualize positive outcomes.- Your mindset needs to be positive to have positive outcomes.
  7. Don’t hate.- Love conquers all.
  8. Do everything with love.- It will help you in the long run.
  9. Make time to relax.- YES! Stress kills.
  10. Enjoy life.
  11. Choose empowering beliefs.- Positive mentality.
  12. Feed your mind and body good stuff.- Positive Vibes.
  13. Meditate.- Trust me on this.
  14. Be grateful for what you have.- Be humble. Someone has less then you.
  15. Be kind.- It will help you in the long run.
  16. Don’t compare yourself to others.- YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE. NO ONE CAN BE A BETTER YOU.
  17. Be honest.
  18. Work hard.- GRIND.
  19. Work smart.- GRIND.
  20. Find your “why”.- You have a purpose.
  21. Invest in yourself.- Because you are the best investment.
  22. Practice positive self-talk.- Positive mentality will get you though those times.
  23. Get your priorities straight.- THIS IS A MUST!
  24. Never give up.- FIGHT through those hard times. The reward will be worth it.

Remember: Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will be worth it in the end.

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The One Who Likes To Be Benched

I love you so much! Okay, now that is said. You are the most beautiful, smart, outgoing, free-spirited, crazy, loud, aggravating, and annoying person I ever met. I had a pleasure entering your life and becoming a big part of your life. I have shared the most important love in my life. Softball. We have shared amazing crazy and fun moments. Our car rides to my games and back home were so creative and inappropriate. Your mom catered to me and made me gain thousand more pounds and then danced them all off with me. We started claiming each other. Just to show how much our friendship has grown. Thank you for having my back and being the only real friend this past year. You are seriously the one of the few people I can be myself with. You have seen literally all sides of me and you love all of me. I honestly don’t think I can live without you bugging the hell out of me and I love you so much Montoya.

Mind- Blown TED Talk About Our School System

I was watching a TED Talk that was explaining where our education system has come from and how we use it today. Our school system has always told children that if they work hard, do well, and get a college degree that they will get a job. Well we all know that this isn’t the case now. Yes, it better to have a degree then not but that degree doesn’t guarantee a job. “The current system was designed… for a different age; [which was] the intellectual culture of the Enlightenment and economic circumstances of the Industrial Revolution.”( Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms) What is Robinson trying to tell us? Is he trying to say that our school system was organized like a factory? Yes, that is exactly what he is trying to tell us. Let me go back to high school for a minute, they had bells to let you know when you were dismissed from a class and when you needed to move to the next subject. Bells in the factory let workers know when they can go to lunch or when they are dismissed from work. Schools have different buildings for different subject. Factories have different areas for different jobs. Instead of factorizing education why not try to make it broader. How? Robinson calls this idea “Divergent Thinking”. Divergent Thinking is looked down upon because schools ask a question and expect one answer. Children with divergent thinking come up with different ways to interpreting the question and the possible answers. Divergent Thinking makes educators have to think differently about human capacity [and]… get over the conception of academic, non-academic, abstract, theoretical, [and] educational and see it for what it is. A MYTH!”