5 Things I Learned During My Unplanned Haitus

Hello there friend! So I’m sure youve probably noticed this but recently I took a break from the world of blogging. And I’m not talking a short “two weeks break and I’m done” Haitus I’m talking two months no social media no comments no likes: nothing.

First I want to say I’m sorry. This blog wouldn’t be possible without so many incredible and amazing followers and readers like you. Why? Because you guys encourage me, and because this blog isn’t just for me it’s for you too.

Next I’m going to be honest: I took tuis hiatus entirely for selfish reasons. I needed to focus on school and sports and finding myself amidst growing depression, anxiety, and I think I finally have. And this leads me to my first point of this spur of the moment blog post:

It’s Okay to Be Selfish Sometimes

Yes. I just said that. “But sharing is caring!” Yes but share with yourself FIRST. I can’t help you guys if I’m drowning in my own problems and dilemmas. If I’m failing a class or if I’m incredibly stressed while getting ready for school then something needs to change.

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Sometimes We Don’t Realize How Much Things Consume Us

This blog was consuming my life. Literally. And not all in bad ways. It has become a place where I’m not afraid to express myself and how I view the world. I’m not afraid to talk about things I’ve gone through and give y’all some good advice, but in some ways it was taking up way too much time. I was spending a minimum of 3 hrs every week on blog posts and Pinterest and instagram alone and that doesnt count contacting companies and trying to get sponsors. In short this blog was consuming so much time and energy, and I didnt even realize until I took a break.

It’s Okay to be Confident in Your Decisions

I’m not by nature a confident person, in fact I like to maintain a steady stream of questions challenging my ideals because in the end I know that I will choose what I believe in. During my haitus I’ve had to make loads of hard decisions and some of them were hard to stand by, but now looking back on them I’m POSITIVE I made the right decision.

We Are All Beautiful In Our Own Unique Way

As humans, especially as girls in todays society, we are constantly comparing ourselves with the people around us. Because of our social media apps, we are constantly seeing people’s good sides and are forced to compare ourselves with a, lets be honest, unrealistic standard. But I’m here right now to tell you that you are beautiful and you are enough, and you might not be like that celebrity on tv but thats because you are uniquely you.

I am Strong Enough to Overcome Life’s Greatest Challenges

The biggest reason I took a break was because I was dealing with some serious self-hate and anxiety and stress, and although these were mostly internal problems, they were hard for me to cope with for a while. Even now I don’t have it all together, but thats okay because I’ve learned ways to fight back. Sometimes when you feel the thoughts of “you’re not good enough” coming in you have to replace them with “I AM more than enough”

Thank you all SO SO much for reading my small insignificant post! What are some major life lessons you’ve learned this year? I’d be so so happy to read them! Comment down below.

Xoxo,

Noel White

The Easiest and Yummiest Glazed Lemon and Blueberry Scones

Disclaimer: By making this recipe, I do not in any way claim to like mornings

Good-morning sunshine! Wakey-wakey because today is a new and Gorgeous day, and you are going to do great things! Okay, yes you caught me. I’m ACTUALLY writing this at midnight, because I really don’t like mornings.

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10 Period Hacks I Absolutely Couldn’t Live Without

*Disclaimer: Sorry to all the What a Gorgeous Day dudes, but this one is for my ladies…feel free to read this post though, so you know how to treat the ladies in your life when their time comes.

Hey Girls! So if you’ve made it this far, you probably already know about the monster that attacks all of us during our time of the month. Ah yes…shark week. That beautiful time where you’re practically dying of pain and disgust.

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How to Make Your Own Clipboard Desk Organizers

5D9B87CB-F592-4AD0-8B8E-0DAF5D0BB313Hey guys! Happy Friday! Today I finished my second week of school! How exciting is that? Although there’s a lot of work to be done, I’m super excited to learn all I can in my Sophomore year.

 

Here’s something I’ve realized though: I’m beginning to have an increasing amount of homework and assignments, which need to be done in quiet and in my own space. That’s why I decided to work a little more on my desk and how to keep it organized, starting with the AMAZING clipboard organizers! Do you want to learn how to make them? Let’s get to it!

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4 Easy DIY Notebooks for Back to School!

*Disclaimer: You don’t have to be in school to make these notebooks…they’re just that adorable!

Hey guys! I’m gonna be incredibly honest with you: I am SO excited to go back to school. Yes, I hate the countless hours in the classroom, the drama, and the EXTREME work load, but I LOVE learning and keeping myself busy. Of course, it’s also easy to be excited about the new school month, when you have the CUTEST notebooks EVER!

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The Secret To Saying Easy Goodbyes + 2 GIVEAWAYS!

I’m just gonna be honest here: the past few months have been tough for me. Like really tough. Like “I-feel-like-my-whole-life-is-falling-apart” tough. And I know you’re probably asking yourself the great big gigantic question of “WHY?”. Well don’t worry because the entire reason of this post is to explain the “WHY’s” and the “HOW’s”. Hopefully it will help you all as well, because that’s the entire mission of this blog: to help you all be the best you can! Don’t worry because I’m growing as well, and here is a place where we only accept honesty. Ready to learn how to say “Goodbye” easily?

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How I Got 300 Followers in My First 6 Months Blogging + Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Today, I’d just like to start off by thanking my 301 beautiful subscribers! You guys are AMAZING! I wish I could thank every single one of you individually, but unfortunately none of us have that kind of time. (Haha but don’t we all wish we did???) So just imagine I’m giving a great big hug and saying “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU” over and over again, because let’s be honest, that’s what I’m doing right now!

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24 Hours at Niagara Falls: The Complete List of What to Do, and What to Skip

Hello everybody! Yes, it’s me! Noel White! Back from the dead…I mean vacation. (Same thing, right?) As much as I love traveling, I love home even more, and the sweet scent of my house after a long vacation! But I also LOVE vacation! This year my family went on a two week road trip from Kansas up through Washington D.C., Connecticut, Rhodes Island, and a short pitstop in Niagara Falls Canada!

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Easy, Healthy, and Yummy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Hello everyone! Today, or rather when I’m writing this post, I am in Mystic Connecticut visiting my amazing family! As you all know I live in Kansas, so one of the things I’ve enjoyed while I’m here is THE OCEAN!!! I love just the smell of the sea air and the feel of the sand beneath the feet, and I’ve really missed it, but not nearly as much as I’ve missed my cousins.

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43 Summer Boredom Busters for Teens

Hello beautiful! How is your summer going? My summer has been PACKED with fun things, yet I somehow always find a way to be bored…yes, I know. Judge me all you want because I know you secretly do it too. How many countless hours do you waste on social media or video games because you have nothing better to do with your time?

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