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indoorsy turned outdoorsy

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I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty indoorsy person. I enjoy my bed, my couch, my room, my roof. I enjoy living a mosquito free lifestyle. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I truly love sunbathing next to an ocean or taking a leisurely stroll outdoors, or sitting on my porch. But I’ve never been such an adventurous outdoorsy person. However, the other day, a friend asked me if I wanted to join her on a hike and I said, surprisingly, “yes.” It was great. 5.2 miles of pure nature, pure clean air, pure non-indoorsyness (I apologize for making up words, I don’t think bloggers are supposed to do that). 

Anyways, I actually enjoyed it. And coincidentally, my dad is “training” for a 14-er that he has to do with his co-workers and all of their summer interns. I put “training” in quotations because he’s not really training, he’s just practicing so that he doesn’t embarrass himself in front of his intern. So this past weekend he asked me to accompany him on a hike at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. I didn’t actually want to go because his plain entailed waking up at 6 o’clock on a Saturday, but I agreed, and I’m so glad that I did! It was seriously so beautiful and worth the early call time. 

I took a bunch of pictures, because while I might be outdoorsy now, I’m still addicted to technology. Enjoy the scenery through your computer. Hah, caught you, you’re actually an indoorsman too ;) Unless you're reading this post on your phone while thriving out in nature, then in that case that insult/comment is not meant for you.  

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pre-college is hard

CollegeChloe Gordon1 Comment

College is a topic that I haven’t really talked about on here. I don’t know why I’ve shied away from actually talking about it, but I think it’s mainly because I have absolutely no idea what college entails. I mean yeah, I’ve seen movies about it, read books about it, met my parents college roommates, etc. But, I’m the oldest kid in my family so I don’t really have a brother or sister’s experience to learn from. And quite honestly, I feel like I’m going in blind. 

Applying for college was way easier than the stage I’m in now. Sending in final transcripts, enrolling in classes, finding a roommate, figuring out housing and meal plans, finding a time to buy stuff to decorate my dorm room, and deciding what to take to school and what to leave home. It’s all so stressful. In fact, it’s so stressful to think about that I’ve been avoiding thinking about it all together. I mean, I’m doing what I need to do but I’m trying to keep most of it out of m brain completely. College is weird, I’m telling you. 

I’ve decided to compile a list of helpful websites that I’ll eventually get down to studying/cramming in my brain. But for now, I’m just enjoying the sweet, sweet summertime before I need to start really worrying about what comes after the daunting world of college. And if college is daunting, I can only imagine what adjective there is to describe the after college experience. Ya feel? 

A Compilation of Guides for the Unaware Upcoming College Freshie 
for decorating my dorm room like a boss
8 week guide from move in 
15 dorm room essentials 
ultimate college packing list / another awesome packing list
a personal reflection of a first year in college
how to get along with your roommate 
things you didn’t know you would need in college
some freaky and weird hacks for college… 
advice for college students 
first day of classes guide

There you have it, a guide of multiple guides to college help. Does that even make sense? No? Ok, whatever, I’m still keeping that sentence in. I hope this helped you out, and I will certainly be writing all about my college experience once it happens. But for now, I’m going to continue to not worry about it. 


RANDOM STUFFChloe Gordon1 Comment

I mentioned this a few posts back, but I’ve been having a lot of boy complications lately. It’s mostly because I realized that they’re being jerks and I’ve been standing up for myself and it’s been leading to arguments and misunderstandings. I think boys are just so shocked whenever a girl actually stands up for themselves that they don’t know how to respond and they ultimately end up saying things that they hopefully don’t mean. 

Even though boys are stupid, I’m so thankful to be surrounded by awesome girl friends who have been so supportive and helpful. We’ve been joking around saying that, by standing up for myself, I’m becoming the ultimate feminist. And that got me thinking, what even is a feminist? I feel like,especially lately, there has been kind of a stigma around the word. 

So here’s an outline between what I believe an actual feminist is vs. the stigma surrounded feminist 

-stands up for herself
-believes men and women are equal in every way
-let’s gentlemen be gentlemen if she wants to (open doors, pay for meals, etc.)
-doesn’t have anything against the color pink 
-wears a bra because she wants to not because she has to
-you, me, and every other girl out there (because what girl doesn’t think that women are equal to men??)

-hairy arm pits 
-smells like patchouli oil
-only homosexual 
-doesn’t believe in wearing bras 

Just because some people don’t really know the definition of “feminist” doesn’t mean that you should shy away from your beliefs or apologize for thinking men and women are equal. Both genders have a right to say what they think, be paid fairly for their job (not according to their gender), and have equal rights. The stigma surrounding feminism is dumb, untrue, and totally worth making fun of because it’s highly entertaining. 

Are you a feminist?
Do you stick up for yourself when a boy is being a cotton headed ninny muggins?

Thanks for reading!