Pamela Tried… morning pages

One week has passed since I announced I was going to try a project called morning pages in this blogpost.  After writing every single morning for a week, I decided it was time for a small recap. Shall we begin?

Waking up earlier
Oh man, I’m definitely not the kind of girl that likes to wake up earlier than is expected from her. Waking up at seven because I need to go to an early lecture is easy for me, however, waking up at seven instead of seven thirty because I have three pages to write isn’t that easy. As the days started to pass, it slowly became a tiny bit easier for me to actually get up on time in order to write it all down. Still, I’m not a fan of waking up earlier, but that might be me.



Catharsis
I remember thinking the first day: ‘what is this project hideous! How can writing down random stuff help me with my day?’ Well, I take back those thoughts. The first day felt like a joke, but as the days progressed, I started to realise how nice it was to actually get my thoughts down on the paper. Not in a ‘let’s make a pretty journal page, so it can be published on my instagram‘-kinda way, but in a ‘pour-your-heart-and-sould-on-the-paper’-kinda way. With the end of my schoolyear nearing, that exactly what I needed.

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That’s right, I don’t plan on showing what I wrote, but that’s because it was very personal. I hope you guys will understand this

Verdict
Did I like to do this little project? Yes. Do I plan on keeping this habit? Sadly, no. As much as I liked to write every single morning, it started to feel like a chore when I hit the 5 day mark. I’m scared that I’ll won’t enjoy it as much anymore after a couple of months and it’s better for me to call it quits a little bit earlier than that. I do recommend it to every to at least try it once for themselves, yes, even if you’re sceptical.

Do you plan on trying this project as well?

50 questions that will free your mind – part ten

Time flies, it really, really flies. 10 weeks ago, I started filling out this questionnaire in order to open up myself a bit more to my audience, hoping it’d be a nice introduction of myself to everyone who stumbles upon my blog. Now, after all this weeks, this small project is coming to a close. The last five questions of the 50 questions that will free your mind, well, here we go.

46.  What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I’d speak up a lot more. Oh, and I would probably do more things I’m scared of.

47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
After reading this, actually. I normally never notice it, but I did after reading this sentence, haha.

48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
I love learning new things, helping others, being creative, writing, the list could go on and on. Every single day I try to do at least one thing I love. That way, my recent actions always express that love.
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50 questions that will free your mind – part nine

If someone would’ve told  me I’d almost complete a survey that made me question my existence big time, then I probably would’ve laughed a bit. Yet, here we are. 8 parts down, only 2 to go.

41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
I’d say my mum, since she is the one who raised me to be the person I am this day. I’m eternally grateful that she is a part in my life, so I’d definitely stop by to see her.
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The joys of being a communication student – presentations

Presentations. Some will love giving them, other people would rather fake being sick just so they don’t have to do them. These people often think that they’re not good enough at talking or entertaining an audience. Don’t worry, it’s something that is easily learned.

Fear no more, because as a communication student I come across dozens of helpful videos, bar charts and articles when it comes to acing a presentation. This one might be a personal fave and I’d suggest watching this if you want a funny and good insight of what a succesful presentation consists of.

Now it’s time for me to excuse myself, I have a presentation to prepare. May this video send good vibes to me.

50 questions that will free your mind – part eight

Now that June has almost reached its halfway point, and the summer holiday is coming closer, I start to notice that I get even more determined to actually finish this questionnaire. 7 parts down, 3 to go.

36.  Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
Definitely not. We humans aren’t perfect creatures. We make mistakes, screw up and blame people for things they did not do. Then how can we perfectly know what good and evil is?
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A letter to my Sharpie markers

Dear Sharpie markers,

Every time I open your colourful lid, your penetrating odor reaches my nostrils. The result is a near-being-high experience, no drugs needed. Despite this smell, I still love you to death. Not because of the beautiful colours that fill my paper once I glide the tip over it, not because of how nice they are to hold, no, because every single last aspect of you is perfect, well, except one tiny little thing…

Why do you bleed through everything I love? When I’m casually using you on a piece of paper, mindlessly drawing and not taking any precautions, such as putting several other paper scraps underneath to prevent you from bleeding onto our dining table (sorry mom). It really seems as if bleeding through is your hobby, or as I’d like to say it:it seems as if you are experiencing terrible period pains and tend to experience these mood swings by bleeding through.

This brings me to my second point of complaint. You guys love, and I mean really love, to abuse my lovely piece of paper. What did that sad little paper do wrong? Nothing, I guess. But as if you are the schoolbully, you tend to leave a path of destruction behind every time I’m not fast enough to lift you off the page again. Look what you’ve done, this is probably why all of my paper has trust issues.

Oh, lovely sharpies, I really love you all to death. I’ve been using you at least once a day since I got you last december and I really don’t plan on breaking my habit anytime soon. I admit, I love to complain about you, to whine and to freak out whenever a new colourful spot is added to our already ruined table, but deep down inside of me, I love you.

Love,

Pamela

P.S does anyone know how to remove sharpie permanent markers from a wooden table?

50 questions that will free your mind – part seven

 

University is a time for personal growth. You’re not in high school anymore, not obligated to eat at a certain time, to show up to class or not do stuff you don’t enjoy. It’s truly a time for finding out who you really are, and by filling out this questionnaire, one part at a time, I hope to find out who this ‘Student Pamela’ really is. 

31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
I think it was right after starting university. I finally found something I truly enjoy studying and my heart was racing when I realised all of the lovely jobs that I could do after graduating. That burning passion inside of me is still there and I doubt it goes away anytime soon.
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