Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thoughts #7- Change

After posting my recent Quote Friday, it got me to thinking about my life and what's next. 

Am I going to be happy? Will I have the same friends as I do now? How will I see myself a year from now?

I can only wait for the answers to those questions. 

One of the things I fear the most in life would have to be change
I fear that if I let things go out of control, or out of my control, I will not be able to live with myself.
I cannot imagine doing one thing wrong and regretting it for the rest of my life. 

When things are going well--like right now--I want it to stay that way.
The thought of it changing scares me.
It's a fifty-fifty chance that something will go wrong...and most of the time, it does.

I know, I know; "change is good"
But to me, change is bad. If I like things the way they are and if I like how things are going, is it fair for it to change to something I would never want? 

All I know is that I'm satisfied with my life at the moment and the only changes I want are minor, but good changes.

Unfortunately, I don't get to control it.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Re-Post: Friends or Frenemies?

This week has brought many, many memories. I've already posted two "re-posts" in celebration of my blog's one year anniversary. Those two posts are two of my all time favorite posts on this blog.
Today I'm re-posting an old post back from November of 2010--when I was confused about my friendship with my friend Eva. Sometimes it's hard when someone you know and love changes to someone you don't want to know at all...

Friday, January 28, 2011

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-Mahatma Ganhdi

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Re-Post: "You're beautiful, You're Beautiful, You're Beautiful, It's true...'"

My second re-post for the celebration of my blog's one year anniversary. This is my second all-time favorite post:

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My confidence is at an all time low. You probably hear these things all the time. But it's a completely different thing for me. All through junior high, I was nothing but confident.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Update- Dieting, Track and Field
After weeks of conditioning,mandatory practice, or "tryouts", has started.
The workouts are intense, and literally take my breath away.
Just yesterday we had to run three 300s, two 200s, and one 100. If you don't know how much these are, well...Google it.
We had no rest in between the sprints, and we definitely had no water breaks.
But as tiring and as hard as those workouts were, I love track so much that I'm not even close to quitting. Plus, the hot, sweaty, athletic guys keep me motivated.

As for my diet, it's easy and actually kind of fun. I don't really understand why women complain about diets so much. Unless it is something you need to do for health reasons, it's completely optional.
I'm going on a "healthy" diet.
Meaning I will reduce my soda intake, salt intake, and especially sugar intake.
I only indulge in something "unhealthy" about once or twice a week. Not to mention that I'm trying to get all my nutritional daily values, without exceeding it, and drinking at least eight glasses of water every day.
I'm taking vitamins too.
It's really exciting to see how my body takes it so well (no, I am not losing any weight here) and it really transfers on the track. I recommend any athlete--or just anyone at all--to get in-shape by a good diet.

And just to throw it out there, my obsession number 156132 is the (future) big rapper Novi Novak. Look him up, no matter who you are, you will love him.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Re-Post: My Best Moments of 2010

As a celebration of my blog's, All Things Minty, 1 year anniversary, I am reposting my all time favorite posts that I have made on this blog all week long. It's always interesting to see what i posted a while back.
Today's re-post is actually pretty recent.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1 Year Later...

January 23, 2010.
That was when I made my first post on this blog.

I was really excited to have an easy place where I could write down my feelings and share it with others.

My goal was to write things people would want to read, but I also had the goal of writing about things that would help others.
I wanted people who came across my blog through a search or out of curiosity to think "Wow, if she got through that, I can get through this".
I also wanted a place where if I got bored, I could come up with something completely random and have fun with it!
I got all those things when I created this blog.

Now, 12 Months, 52 Weeks, 365 days, 2 different blog names, and 146 posts later, here we are.

All Things Minty has come to it's one year anniversary.

Thank you to everyone and anyone who has ever read or come across my posts. And thank you to my regular readers who read most, if not all my posts. I may not see many comments or many followers, but I know you are reading.

Because it's All Things Minty's anniversary, I'll be re-posting four of my favorite posts throughout the week. Then I'll make a "special" post for the fifth day.

I can't wait to bring more posts, news, rants, thoughts, and fun to you all.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thoughts #6- Sex, No Big Deal?

You always hear "when did teenagers start having sex"?

But I'm wondering when did sex become so meaningless?

Don't people want to have sex with the person they love? Doesn't anyone want to feel passion and romance towards the person they are with?

Image: Michal Marcol/ 
I feel like society, TV, movies and just regular people like you and me make sex seem like something everyone should just do for the fun of it.

As you all should know by now, I am a virgin. And a proud one at that.
I have no idea what sex is like, but I don't feel like I need to find some random guy and just "get it over with". As my best friend, Eva, has proved, that is not the way to go.

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I want to have that connection with a guy, I want to feel closer to him.

I feel like sex brings a lot of powerful emotional feelings and if not with the right person, those feelings can be very confusing and ruin a relationship.
Which is why I never understand the people who have meaningless sex with any random person.
Do they not feel those feelings? Do they not care that they are missing out?

Image: Ambro/ 
Again, as you all should know, I'm abstinent.
I'm a very religious Christian and not only does it go against my faith, but it goes against my morals to have sex before marriage and especially with someone I am not in love with.

When I have sex for the first time, it will be with someone I love, someone I can't live without, someone I can trust...someone I can call my husband. And it will be amazing, because I want to look at my husband after my first time and say "I waited for you".

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone" -Audrey Hepburn


Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Perfect Date

So after doing the "My Perfect Dream Guy" post. I thought it's be appropriate to take it one step further and do my perfect date.

I'm a hopeless romantic. So my perfect date would probably be classic like dinner and a movie.

We could watch a really good action movie (I'm a sucker for Angelina Jolie movies!) and then we go to a romantic, expensive, classy restaurant for dinner.
Dinner can be a very awkward date, but that if we go to a movie first we'll have something to talk about.

If we hit it off, our next date could be something fun...but still have that opportunity for romance.
Something like going to the beach, or going on a cute picnic.

The opportunities are endless!

But I do have some musts for any date:
My date must be on time, clean, prepared and willing to pay or split the bill.

Other than that, I'm open-minded and really just looking for a good time.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

4 Current (Random) Obsessions

The more I post on this blog, the more I realize that I might seem crazy to many people.
I obsess over things like you've never seen before.

If I like it one day, I'll probably obsess over it for 10 weeks after that. What's worse is that you'll hear me talk about it a million times before my obsession fades away.

But there are a few things that I've really been in love with these past few months.
Before I get started here, let me warn you, you may find some of these...disturbing. 

Like many nail enthusiast, nail polish is one of the things I love to collect. Not just collect, but wear, organize, and mix together.
Before this school year started, I made a promise to myself that I would give myself a different manicure every week. I am successfully accomplishing that. I've done glitter, patterns, ombre effects, and just simple polished manicures.
Now I patiently wait as I build up my nail polish collection.

I've had a really weird obsession with men's nipples.
Now before you 'X' out of this page for fear of hearing this turn into a sexual desire, let me first explain.
There's something about a man's nipples that is just very sexy. I just want to touch them, play with them, everything! I can hardly explain it, it's just something I've been guilty of for so long.
But they have to be the perfect size.
And of course, I used my boyfriend for this picture.

Water is delicious. It keeps my skin clear, my body healthy, and it keeps me hydrated for practice. I'm sure you'll agree that this is by best obsession so far.

Ever since I got my Snuggie for Christmas I have been attached to it like a 4 year old and a Barbie doll.
I got the zebra print kind, which in my opinion is the softest.
It's seriously the most comfortable thing I have ever laid on. Plus, it's a Snuggie! It's hard not to be obsessed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Feeling Good

(This is an old post back from Dec. 30th that I never got around to posting. But I haven't been posting very often, so here ya' go.)

I just got done reading a truly touching blog today. 
Here's the link for anyone interested. 

The thing that really got me is that this woman has two sons, and both have a disorder called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Everyday is a new day of worries for her. She doesn't know what to expect or what things will happen.

She can only hope for the best.

Now I know I'm only 15, so why am I worried right?
It's not that I'm afraid of having a child with a disorder, it's that I see how hard of a life she has.
Yet she remains positive, hopes for the best, and makes the best out of her situation.

I have problems in my life, just like everyone else. 
And if you've been reading my blog for a while, or you've seen some past posts, you'll know that I'm not good at dealing with my problems.

But I should feel lucky. I should be more grateful and happy with the way my life is.
Because it could have been way worse than it is now.

I always think to myself "I shouldn't have to live this way, no other girl my age lives this way"

But that's not true, and even if it is, this is my life. It doesn't have to be like everyone else's. 

I need to accept that my life isn't perfect.

I hope that one day I can look back and think 
"Wow, I can't believe I got through that...look at me now."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011



Dear Zoya Nail Polish Order, could you please hurry on up and get here? I know there has been a small snow storm, but I'm sure you can get your butt down here and land on my nails! I've been patient, but I'm too excited to wait any longer. Thanks!

Friday, January 07, 2011

"BYOC-Bring Your Own Crazy"

I stole this idea from another blog called It's Just Me, Drazil and Sheniqua but it seems fun to answer random questions so I thought I'd try it.

Tell me about someone you envy.
I don't envy a specific person. But  I do envy the beautiful, successful, and confident women in the world. I hope someday I end up as happy as they must be.

What makes you angry?
Okay, many things make me angry, or just plain annoy me. But the thing that makes me the angriest is when someone leaves the light on if it was OFF when they entered the room. Then I have to get up and do it myself. It's not that hard to turn it back off on your way out!


What do you do when you feel very sad and depressed? Listen to music. Sometimes if I'm sad I'll listen to a song I can relate to. It makes me feel like I can get through whatever I'm going through.
But other times I'll listen to something upbeat, like "Only Girl" by Rihanna, to get me in a better mood.
Either that or I write in my journal.

If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what five things would you want to survive?
My Bible, Tampons, Food, Knife, and Snuggie.
My Bible because I need God in my life, tampons because if I'm on a beach, I prefer a tampon than a disgusting pad.  Food because I eat a lot and get hungry easily, a knife for protection, and my Snuggie because it's so warm and comfy.

Summarize your life in real life and blog life.
To be honest, they are very much alike.
Sometimes when I post on my blog, I feel like I can't put my feelings into words. Almost like there isn't a word created for that specific feeling or thought.  But I try my best.
But in real life, I'm not as outspoken. I definitely voice my opinion and I'm not afraid to either. But when it comes to the things that hurt me deeply, I tend to keep it to myself.

This was really fun, I might start doing this every other Friday...but we'll see.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

My Worst Self

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My day was absolutely dreadful. It's not like the teachers slammed a lot of work at us, it's that I had to go to school after such a lovely Winter Break.

Waking up so early and having no time for breakfast really wears me out. Not to mention the eight hours of school and the annoying ride back from the bus.

Here's a regular school day for me (estimated times):

6:00 AM: (Alarm goes off) Drag myself out of bed.
6:05-6:25 AM: Wash my face, brush my teeth, take a shower.
6:25-6:35 AM: Apply lotion/other moisturizers, get dressed.
6:35-7:00 AM: Style hair, do makeup.
7:00-7:15 AM: Do a few last minute things.
7:15-7:25 AM: See if I can find something to eat in time, otherwise known as breakfast.
7:25 AM: Leave for bus stop.
7:30ish-8:05 AM: Bus picks me up, stop by other kid's stops, drive to school.
8:05 AM-3:28 PM: learning, walking around campus, eating horrible lunch, etc., A.K.A School.
3:28-3:50ish PM: Ride bus home, walk to house.
3:50-8:00 PM: Watch T.V., Eat, Enjoy my day.
8:00-10:00 PM: Do homework (if any).
10:00-11:00 PM: Enjoy my night, go to bed.
11:00 PM-6:00 AM:  Sleep.
6:00 AM: Start over.

5 days a week, every week. 
This can get tiring. For everyone saying I should be grateful to even get an education, yes I know. I am.
But I'm still annoyed, frustrated and tired by school days and I think I always will be.

Anyway, I hope I didn't bore you too much. But now you know exactly what I do five days of my normal week.

Monday, January 03, 2011

New Years Resolutions

My third and final resolution:

Be more responsible and stop procrastinating. 
I could be in the world record book for the biggest procrastinator. 
Currently I have a huge 350 point (that's more points than my mid-term!) project due in about two weeks and I haven't even started the research. I keep telling myself "I'll start tomorrow", but then I say that the next day and forget about it.
If I want to do good in school, I need to take more time out of my day and focus on school work. 

It's just a lot easier said than done.