It's been a rough coupe of weeks, you guys. I don't have much to say up here so, for those who may need it, here is some of my advice for making it through a bad day:

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1) Just Say What's Simple

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So, I've got this friend who's in nursing school and seems to think that her life is harder than everyone else's because she's in nursing school. Now, I'm not saying I don't think what nurses do isn't important, but does anyone else have that friend that. just. complains. all. the. fucking. time? Yeah, that's her. Like honey, I am also drowning in school work. I am also sleep deprived. I am also lonely and having a rough day, you're life isn't as dramatic as you think. However, I don't say any of these things. It's not going to do anything but make us both feel worse. Just keep it simple, guys. "I'm sorry, babe." "Don't worry, you've got it." "You can make it." It doesn't take a lot of thought, and it'll get you back to your own day and getting through your own shit a lot quicker.

2) Tell People You Love Them

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I don't know if anyone else can relate to this, but whenever I'm having a day where I feel small or just want more than anything to not have to leave my room, but don't really have a choice- because ya know, class- I text my best friend and tell her that I love her. I don't know why, but it always makes me feel at least a little better. We go to two different schools but I know I've got her in reach. Just tell people you love them, kid. It may be scary, you may feel like you're being annoying, it may feel pointless even, but just do it. You're never going to know if it meant anything to them, but if it means something to you to say it then fucking say it. Give your day the privilege of that tiny bit of meaning.

3) Listen To What You Want

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If you're one of those people that likes to call other people out for what kind of music they listen to, and tell them they don't have taste, I'm here to tell you to stop. Seriously, someone else's music taste is none of your business. Listen to what helps you out, guys. I know for me music is a HUGE part of coping day to day. I honestly don't even want to think about where I'd be without it. I've personally had One Direction on a continuous loop since November, and I'll tell you why: life is hard you guys, and this band - for whatever reason - just happens to make it better. I hate the winter months. They're dark and lonely, and the cold is just isolating. If I have four to five boys in my ears telling me that I'm beautiful and wanted then so fucking what? Don't hide that album cover, don't turn it down when you hear someone walking by. If it helps, be proud of it. Please. If it helps, and its healthy, don't be ashamed of it.

4) Get Excited, Stay Excited

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I'm a huge fangirl, and what's been dominating that trait for the past couple of years is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. My friends are fans as well, but tend not to get as excited as I do about characters and new announcements. A lot of the time, I get scared that I'm bothering them, or exhausting the subject. Here's the thing, though: much like my point above, if it makes you happy then who cares? Seriously, if something as simple as a movie franchise or a book or TV show causes you so much joy that it's all you want to talk about sometimes then so what? Talk about it. Rant about it. Write about it. Whatever. Get excited, and stay excited. Be invested in it. Let it be your outlet. And hey, if your friends don't want to listen, come rant to me about it. Something fucked up happen on Stranger things? Well honey, I don't watch Stranger Things but yess you better tell me how wrong that was.

5) Separate

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Get away from other people. Spend sometime by yourself. Relax, reflect, drink some coffee, read your favorite book, watch a movie. Just take a break from the day.

I know life sucks, guys. People are awful, no one understands, and on top of all of that, you've got three exams next week. Just do what you guys need to do to get through those rough days/weeks/months. You know who you are, they don't. You know who you want to be, they don't. Don't let em' influence you too much. Stay true to you.

Thanks for reading!