What I’ve Become

When I hold my jar of dreams

In my hands, my palms sweaty.

The dancing lights swallow the night,

As a mirror flies my kite,

The gentle waves change roaring tides

and shaking trees leave me to hide;

A swan slows down to calm the pulse

The crow escaped, feeling repulsed.

A ripple wakens me from sleep

Not holding back, I take a leap.

The sun is up, the time has come,

To show the world

Source: What I’ve Become by Silver Lining

Love this -Mintie

 

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You are Awesome

I was getting some milk tea the other day with my family, and there were these two adorable little boys in line in front of us, with their mom and older sister getting milk tea. They were so cute and I wished I was a child again.

I admired how they didn’t have a care in the world about what other people thought about them. They ran around and were only focused on their own needs. They dressed comfortably, and one of the boys had a shirt that said “YOU ARE AWESOME” with smaller font under it “and so am I”. Here’s what it looked like:

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That made me smile. I wish I had a shirt like that! I probably wouldn’t wear it though, because it would make me seem arrogant haha. But it definitely fit the boy who was wearing it.

All the boys wanted was to sit. They didn’t want any cold, delicious milk tea. The boys went into the shop, as the line was outside, to try to find seats but there were none. Then one of the boys decided to sit on his mom’s shoe. It was funny because he loudly told his friend, “I’m going to sit on my mom’s shoe.” I have never said those words before.

 

They honestly made my day. No worries. No stress. Just sitting on their mom’s shoes and talking about video games. Living the life.

Some takeaways from this experience: Don’t worry so much about what others think. Love yourself. Enjoy life. Express your feelings. Smile. Hangout with your friends. Run around. Spread love and happiness.

I want you to know that you are awesome! And hopefully so am I :)

Love,

Mintie

It’s 2016!

Hey there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

I can’t believe it’s already February of 2016. I still feel like it’s 2010 or something like that. Time really flies. I haven’t blogged in the last year since junior year has been quite overwhelming ahh. On top of the hours of homework I so gratefully receive, I also have to manage some clubs and figure out what I want to do in life. What do I want to major in? What do I see myself doing in the future?

I honestly don’t know.

Anyway, let’s talk about 2016. This year has already been pretty awesome. The main thing that has changed in my life is my quiet time with God.

I used to just read the bible whenever I felt like it, which might be every few days or weeks. I would attempt to complete devotions, but would often fail at them, getting lazy or tired.

However, in the last few days of 2015, I decided to set up a little area in my room specifically for quiet time and prayer. It’s about 2ft by 2ft, a little corner near my dresser. And it’s been an incredible reminder for me to spend time with God every night. The place itself just brings peace. I sectioned it off with a blue blanket and added some pillows inside for comfort.

:) I love redecorating and editing my room.

I have gotten lazier in other aspects, however, and I didn’t even set any new year health resolutions aha. Maybe I’ll get to that in March…

How has your life changed in 2016?

Love,

your old friend Mintie

Insecurities

Everyone has their own insecurities. Common ones are about physical appearance and behavior.

Let’s all deal with our insecurities today, and stop being afraid. Find some paper, or open a document. Now, write down all your insecurities. No one will see this document you have. Don’t be afraid. Face these fears.

Here are some of mine: I am insecure about my physical appearance, personality, attitude, and so much more. I am afraid of judgement. Especially that from my friends. I am insecure about my chubby calves ahah. I am scared that people will find me mean or disgusting. I am afraid of being hurt. I am insecure about my grades, my reputation as well.

So many of these are rooted from experiences I’ve had, but recently I’ve learned not to be insecure anymore. This list would have been a lot longer if I’d written it a month ago. :) I’ve began to accept myself, knowing that others feel the same in their insecurities. No need to all suffer.

For some reason, things that would have disgusted me not long ago don’t affect me at all. For example, when someone sneezed and snot went everywhere, I only felt compassion for them. I wanted to help them instead of leering away in judgement. I like this. I am not insecure about any gross things like farts, snot, and whatnot haha. Yay, progress.

I hope we can all become more accepting. As we stop judging others, we will stop judging ourselves–and stop feeling judged as well. No more worrying about perfecting our hair. No more hiding our true nature in fear of judgement.

Keep working. You got this.

-Mintie loves you

P.S. I have not added any pictures because I have no camera and don’t want to be a copyrighter haha. Please give me suggestions on what to do.

Thanks Board

Hi guys!

I recently made a thankful board, and I would love for you awesome internet-users to add to it!

I wrote a post on my shared blog, Braid Your Life, so check that out as well. Yay, blogging once again.

This thankful board is on trello, and is quite open. Just message me or contact me in any way, and I can add you as well. We can all share our random thanks, and make the internet a better place! I basically will add anything I’m thankful for on there. Check it out. :) From shoes to best friends, this thankful board will be filled with gratitude.

That is all for this post! BE HAPPY AND GIVE THANKS!

-Mintie (after another long break :D)

P.S. The abundance of exclamation marks on this post signify my excitement and joy.

Mouse Touchpads and Smartness

TOO COOL

I was just looking for a good picture, but this is the exact same mouse touchpad as my computer :O

Today, today. Oh today.

Today, I was testing out my buttons on this laptop I recently received as a hand-me-down. It is quite quite old, but I like it.

I pressed a button that resembles a touchpad, a button that has a ?, a Zz button (which apparently puts my computer on sleep) and a few more. I also decided to clean my mouse touchpad a bit with some random piece of wire.

Then when I stopped pressing buttons and wanted to use my touchpad, it didn’t work! I began to worry. OH NO! Did I break it already? Oh my gosh… WHY ARE YOU SO SMART MINTIE?

Thankfully I did have a wireless mouse, so I could still survive. With the mouse, I spent several minutes (wow lots of time) searching for solutions, but I found none. My touchpad life seemed over.

I went back to wasting time on facebook and blogs, even playing some rounds (yes only a few rounds, not 2 hours) of trivia crack.

But then I got annoyed at using only my mouse as I would often try the mouse touchpad only to be confused for several seconds. SO, I decided to email my brother, who had passed the laptop down to me.

After pressing send, I decided to search on the fabulous google once again. The first link led me to the my solution in about 5 seconds. PRESS THE TOUCHPAD BUTTON TO ENABLE IT.

After a moment of realization, I felt like I was the smartest person on earth. Please do note the sarcasm.

I pressed the button and all was well… And then, still feeling like the smartest person on earth, I decided to share my awesome experience to the world. :)

Are you loving the weird 2015 Mintie?

-MINTIE on a FRIDAY