If I was Granted Three Wishes

While writing this I find myself at the height of finals week and all I can think about is the amount of joy and relief I will have after my last exam. But then I am reminded that I am only halfway there. Since I no longer have the capacity to focus, I dreamed up three wishes just incase I was confronted by a genie.

1. I wish in the winter season that every room that I entered would have a roaring fire. Preferable a fireplace made out of stone accompanied by a comfy chair.
2. I wish for a little sneak peek at the future. No need to go into too much detail, but just enough to let myself know not to over worry about finals.
3. Last but not least, I wish for a very long and time consuming art project that I could delve into.

What are your three wishes?

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20 Times you Should Have Said Yes and 20 Times You Should Have Said No

History has a tendency of repeating itself. Well that’s what I have heard. In such a case, I choose to list the times when I should have said yes and no to prepare for the future by solving the past’s dilemmas.

1. You should have said yes to ice cream cake. Never turn down ice cream cake.

2. You should have said no to eating that entire batch of puppy chow. It is just way too addicting.

3. You should have said yes to studying a week before an exam.

4. You should have said no to taking that extra shift at work.

5. You should have said yes to that one time someone asked you if you needed help with math because you really needed a lot of help.

6. You should have said no to your teacher after they asked if you understood what they just explained.

7. You should have said yes to traveling to Paris. Oh wait that’s just Lauren Conrad.

8. You should have said no to that gas station bathroom.

9. You should have said yes to waking up early to get stuff done.

10. You should have said no to drinking coffee after 11 PM.

11.. You should have said yes to saving your money for a rainy day.

12. You should have said no to using an umbrella on that rainy day. Wheres the fun in that?

13. Speaking of rainy days, you should have said yes to watching Netfilx two Saturdays ago.

14. You should have said no to watching Netflix after 11 PM on a weeknight. You are not doing yourself any favors.

15. You should have said yes to going to that Ed Sheeran concert.

16. You should have said no to pretending to like something that you despise.

17. You should have said yes to spending more time with your grandparents.

18. You should have said no to spreading yourself too thin.

19. You should have said yes to going outside. Fresh air just smells good.

20. You should have said no to taking more than 10 minutes to pick out an outfit. Don’t put yourself under that amount stress that early in the morning.

21. You should have said yes to that plaid shirt that you really wanted.

22. You should have said no to those gaucho pants back in the fifth grade.

23. You should have said yes that random dance party with your friends.

24. You should have said no to that guy on the street who called you shawty. Don’t let anybody call you shawty, unless you want to be called shawty. Totally your call.

25. You should have said yes to going for a run. Endorphins work miracles.

26. You should have said no to the treadmill. The weather is going to get gross soon and then you wont have a choice but to be on the treadmill, inside. Gross.

27. You should have said yes to wishing someone happy birthday on facebook; even if you barely ever talk to them.

28. You should have said no to going back and looking at old statuses and tweets. It’s just all-around extremely embarrassing.

29. You should have said yes to road trips with friends.

30. You should have said no to playing that song on repeat.

31. You should have said yes to defending yourself that one time someone was rude to you.

32. You should have said no to that unnecessary comment you made about someone you are not very fond of.

33. You should have said yes to defining yourself as a feminist.

34. You should have said no to constantly having your phone in the palm of your hand.

35. You should have said yes to being more involved in high school.

36. You should have said no to leaving the house with only socks on your feet. Did your mother never scold you for that?

37.  You should have said yes to forgiving people who have asked to be forgiven.

38. You should have said no to thinking about people who wouldn’t think about you.

39. You should have said yes to allowing yourself to wear those sweatpants out of the house. Nobody has to always look that good.

40. You should have said no to busy work.

3 Things to Take Away From the #heforshe Campaign

You have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about Emma Watson’s speech presented to the UN. This strong, fresh-faced, young female, also known as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, is the ambassador for the new #heforshe campaign. Here are the three main topics of her engaging speech that extends to both men and women.

1. Males can be feminists.
Men should want their grandmothers, mothers, aunts, nieces, sisters, wives, daughters, and granddaughters to be treated the same way as their grandfathers, fathers, uncles, nephews, brothers, sons, and grandsons. Men should not be looked down as weak for supporting equal rights. Men who support feminism are not a walk oxymoron. They simply value fairness and consistency.
2. Feminists are not crazy.
Feminists may have opinions but what group doesn’t have opinions. Why is one groups opinions seen as lesser than another groups opinions. We should encourage both women and men to question the roles society has created and to find passion in solving the problem. We have the ability to shape the world around us.
3. Expect feminism to become a topic that is discussed at the dinner table.
Feminism is no longer just for politicians and activists to talk about. It is up to us to teach the next generation how to practice feminism and place these practices into motion. Encouraging both girls and boys to learn to stand up for themselves as well as teach the value of equality, no matter a person’s sex.

“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” -Emma Watson

Watch Emma Watson empowering speech on equality below.

 

How do you practice equality?