Isn’t it funny how some things just stick with you?
Some days ago we had to go through various nicknames for the 1920s and one has stuck with me since then and probably will stay with me for a long time.

The Age of Wonderful Nonsense.
Doesn’t it sound both daunting and amazing at the same time? It is funny how it is, in some way an exact description of our lives. Whether you are a busy student, working parent or just bachelor.

Life is a wonderful whirlwind of chaos, something that may sound unearthly to some and breathtaking for others. It is a phenomenon that never be picture perfect. There is a reason for why fairytales are fiction. You will never see a boy riding a beautiful white through the corridors but you will certainly find someone. Just because life isn’t as pure as you wish it might be you have to stay positive and all the good things will happen to you. Everything you want will come as long as you are patient and concentrate on the positive aspects of life and forget about rest.
You make make life. Your life doesn’t make you.

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Yes, I did not write the second Weekend Round up and trust me it bumbed me out but I have to honest and say that I simply did not have the time.

This weekend was one where I just took it easy and let my mind just shut down for a while, enjoying Star Trek and Once Upon a Time. Like my father so nicely put it; Sometimes you have to take a break when it is the least logical to do so. 
I had a lot to do, or so I thought. After I had taken the two days off I got back to work on Sunday and realized that the work load I had put in front of me was not as big as I thought it was, it was just a whole bunch of small assignments that seemed so much bigger in my mind. This lead to me not really prioritizing writing even though I love doing it, sometimes you just need to lay in bed and do nothing. You should try it too even though it might feel like a ton of things to do. Remember that relaxing is vital too.

(I promise to be back with something better in a couple of days but I felt like a small update today. I hope that is okay)

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What is this? You might be thinking. Is Melissa actually writing about something else than deep, sappy inspirational posts?

Yes, yes it it. I actually pitched the idea to my dad. I felt like, although I have found what I like writing about I still want to write about the normal Blogger things such as Entertainment, Style, Lifestyle and Health & Fitness, even though I feel like I do not have the broadest experience in those fields. So I thought; Why not make it a once a week thing? There ought to be something in one of those fields I feel like I have loved in a week, Why not write about it?

Here it is, the first Weekend Round Up:

Style
Lately I have been loving having my hair in a low bun. Do not ask me why because I will not have a good answer. I did not even know that a low bun existed until I stumbled upon a random hairstyle video just some weeks ago. Not wanting to always have my hair either in a high ponytail or hanging down my shoulder I tried it and fell in love. It is the perfect way of keeping your hair away from your face at the same time as it look careless in that really pretty way.

It feels weird to actually write it down but I did not really start caring about what I wore until last year. I always felt like I had a style but it was one I did not have the bits and pieces for. I guess that is why I do not really keep fashion as the core of my blog but my mom recently gave me something I have been so in love with. Namely it is this nude, faux suede trench coat. I have never, ever owned anything like it. It feels so soft against your skin, it has pockets which is amazing for when you have a billion things that you want at your side at all time at the same time as it can make any simple outfit just that bit better.



Entertainment
A re-found love for an artist I have always loved. If you have not heard anything by Jon Bellion you should definitely check him out as soon as you get the possibility. His music is on a whole ‘nother level than anything that you hear today. Bellion truly has a talent and all of his tracks are worth listening to a little extra. Both the music and the text is true my amazing.


 

As well as finding the love I have had for Jon Bellion and his amazing music I have also found the love I had for Once Upon a Time. With this weekend not being full of homework and studying it felt like a perfect time to dive right into it again. I have really got to say that the writers’ imaginations are amazing and they have truly been able to bring a magical world to life on the small screen.



Health & Fitness
Recently I have gotten to that point when I actually enjoy being in the gym. Not only the weightlifting part but also the cardio part which I still partially hate but it helps you leave the gym feeling like you actually did something before your butt starts hurting the day after from all of the squats you did. Cardio is amazing for you but as you all know people tend to overdue it as they think cardio is the only root to fat loss. Combining weight training and cardio is definitely the best for you and your endurance. Saying this sounds weird because I have always disliked cardio but sometimes you have to give props to less liked ones.

Last but not least I have found my old obsession with oats. It might sound weird but oats are amazing in any form. Whether it is oats in oatmeal, overnight oats or oat milk. With the right ingredients oats do not only taste amazing but they are also amazing for our bodies as they are filled with fiber and good carbohydrates for our bodies. Needless to say oats have become a great staple along with my beloved bananas.

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Gratefulness; from the word grateful.

grateful
ˈɡreɪtfʊl,-f(ə)l/
adjective
feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.
“I’m grateful to you for all your help”
Many of us all know the word and its meaning but have you really truly felt it? You might be saying that you are feeling grateful but are you really or are you just feeling a brief swush of thankfulness that lasts for the time that you are opening your christmas presents?
I was like that; saying thank you and being briefly thankful for everything that I have but that did not seem right. If you are grateful, shouldn’t you feel thankful, grateful for an extended amount of time for things that are not materialistic, things that you can not really buy in that way.
I never really understood the whole be grateful thing. Wasn’t I already? I mean I was thankful for being where I was but I did not really genuinely feel it until just a few days ago. It just hit be. Dang, I’m lucky to be where I am. I am lucky to be living, to have a family, to have friends, to have an education and for having the opertunities I have. Because not everyone does. Not everyone has the opertunities that you hold. They do not have the advantages or sometimes even the minor disadvantages you have.
Just think about it. Think about it in a different way from how you have before. Don’t you feel it? Don’t you feel grateful for who you are and what you have?

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Call me crazy but I am someone who cant talk about something I am not a 100% sure about before I am sure it will happen. I hear a lot of people everyday, constantly talking about how they are going to do something; it might be starting a blog, becoming an actress or starting a YouTube channel and they are over the top.

They are sure it is is going to happen. They are going to become so big and so famous and all of their dreams are going to come true…until they do not.

Some people might think it is weird that I do not go around and talk about things until they happen. Until I am confident in the project and I know it is going to get an awesome kick start. Sometimes, even when the things happen it is just my closest friends who knows it is in the process or that it has happened. But I do not want to jinx it. I do not want to take away the opportunity I have just because I am overly-confident in something happening before it is happening.

Even I take it one step at the time. Why should other people take whatever it is to the finish line before I have the chance to. Call me crazy, call it weird that I believe in those kinds of powers but if it is meant to happen it will whether you have told the whole school or just your nearest family.

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