I recently cleaned out my bedroom and found many things from when I was little. I stumbled upon all the elementary school pictures from picture day and found it funny how everyone was either smiling from ear to ear or looked like they were caught off guard. Those were the good days filled with juice boxes, monkey bars and goldfish crackers.

So for this post i decided I was going to talk about childhood and remember what it was like to be stress free and have no sense of time was.

Recess. That one little word would get everyone in the class jumping up and down in there seats.That was the time when you could run around the playground, use the monkey bars, and see how high up you can go on the swing. School was not pressuring at all, the most worried you would get is when you were deciding who was going to be it during tag.

Nap time, was also one of the highlights because you got to sleep in the middle of the day and when you woke up there was a snack for you. At the time of nap time most kids would make a fuss about it because they don’t want to go to sleep and stop having fun. But when you think about it now, nap time sounds great. I mean who wouldn’t want to have an hour of the day to just lay down and get some rest.

There was also so much free time that wasn’t filled up with hours of homework,working, or studying. That’s why it felt like time wasn’t running out because there really was no sense of time.

When some people are asked if they can be any age. I believe they choose childhood because of all this.



When I was about five or six, my mom signed me up for figure skating lessons. I thought it would be really fun so I went along with it and went to the lessons once or twice a week. I remember they would have us walk like a penguin so we wouldn’t slip and after a while they eventually showed us how to spin. It was about three or four months into my lessons, when I stopped, but it wasn’t because I didn’t like it. I stopped because the ice rink closed down and was going to open up in another city that was far.

Until now I realized that I should have gone to another ice rink that wasn’t as far instead of just stop completely because who knows I could have gotten good at it.

Most people stop doing sports because they’re no longer happy with what they’re doing or can never see themselves getting better. But in my case the stop to it wasn’t really my decision.

People who stop doing a sport they once enjoyed always have to make the decision, do I stop completely or do change how I feel about this. This is where Maya Angelou’s words come to play, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

But once you have these words when do you know to initiate the change or your change of perspective? The exact timing can be tough. So I believe, when you completely stop enjoying what you’re doing and are no longer happy with it, it’s time to initiate change. But if you’re no longer happy with what you are dealing with and want to improve, then it’s time to change your perspective.

If you aren’t happy with what you’re doing because you feel you are not good enough then I think you should change how you think about it. When you change your perspective, you also motivate yourself toward getting better and you end up improving in the end.

Doodle Way of Life

Notes are always seen as boring and dull because you just write words and facts. Writing on the lines of paper for a while and your pencil starts to wonder. You start doodling and your little picture that started of as a penguin, is now a full on drawing of penguins and walruses dancing on an iceberg.  Those notes are no longer just words, but a story and show how creative you can be. The paper that once had just words and sentences is now interesting and catches your attention, rather than make you cringe because of all the words on it.

This is one of my favorite videos and shows notes that a boy took in his biology class. It starts off with a little drawing of an  elephant and turns into an adventure through his notes.

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