Everything Ends

Hello everybody!

We are coming to the end of the school year and with that, mine and Gold Glitter Pump’s project has ended. In total we raised $207! I had a lot of fun doing this project, and it was even better that I got to do it with my best friend. I learned that you really have to plan out when you are going to do things, and you have to stick those dates, or else nothing will ever get done. I also learned how to deal with other people in a polite way, even if they are extremely rude to you.

All in all I had a lot of fun with this project, and I might even continue doing it. I guess that is a really good plus to this project; that since these projects are supposed to help others and give our point of view on things, they don’t have to stop when the project is due.

Well I hope that all of you that are coming up to the end of the school year have a good time! Good luck on finals!

And I am going to put this photo in because it is from my all time favorite tv show, and it has something to do with this post. Hope you like it!

-Navy Blue Dress

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Nuts. Gluten Free. Chocolate chips. Ay!

This has been a hard lesson for me to grasp and I don’t think I have completely embraced this yet.  And on a side note, I really admire and like Bill Cosby.  When I saw this quote as I was trying of something to write about for english, I felt like someone had described me because one of my biggest problems is trying to make everyone happy.  Not that this is a bad thing because wanting to make people happy is not abad quality but trying to please everyone is impossible.  There is just no one answer that everyone will 100% be good with and like.  It’s just not going to happen, that is why we have compromises.  I understand this idea because it just makes sense but putting this idea into practice is the harder part for me because I am not used to that.  When I found this picture It also made me remember earlier today when Navy Blue Dress and I made and sold banana bread and we even did it with our best friend today.  As we were doing it though we got more questions like, “Are you sure there are no nuts in it?”, “Is it gluten free?”, and “Are there chocolate chips in it?”  It made me kind of flustered because I wanted to be able to give the banana bread to people the way that they wanted it but the problem is if we specialize it, to say, only gluten-free then we will also lose a lot of “customers” as well.  It’s hard t tell people that you can’t give them what they want, especially when they are being really nice and sweet and then you have to disappoint them.  Of course, the problem with companies nowadays is that they try to have more breadth than depth and capitalism and most definitely businesses cannot succeed with more breadth than depth.  I need to learn how to make people happy and satisfied as much as I can without tearing myself apart and then if it doesn’t work I’ll have to be okay knowing that I gave it my best shot and I can’t make someone be happy if they don’t want to be anyways.

Try and go and make somebody happy today, but no matter what happens, don’t let it bring you down but rather lift you higher.

– Gold Glitter Pumps

Keeping Secrets

Right now I am reading The Great Gatsby for class and so is Navy Blue Dress.  I have seen the movie and I liked it a lot but Navy Blue Dress hasn’t.  I want to tell her the ending so badly but I can’t because she doesn’t want to know and I have to respect that because I hate it when people spoil things for me and it’s courteous anyways.  We’re almost done with it and I can’t wait to see her reaction.  I want to know what she thinks about it an if it was the same as the movie.  After, of course, I want to watch it with her so that she has both read the book and seen the movie.  Who doesn’t love a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio anyways?

So far I am thoroughly enjoying it but I just hope that the ending wasn’t as anticlimactic as the movie was.  The ending just did not do justice for me but you are ore than welcome to disagree with me.  The whole thing about not telling Navy Blue Dress made me think about the concept of secrets.  It shows that you trust someone enough to tell them a secret but it can also be a selfish thing if you need to get something off your chest but now that person has nobody they can tell and no relief to gain, with out breaking your trust at least.  They are able to create strong friendships and also tear them apart.  They can tempt you, push you to the breaking point, and bring covered truth to the surface for an instant and then seemed to have never existed before.  After all, when you mix promises with stubbornness you get loyalty and secrets has the capability to undo that whole recipe.

It’s hard to find someone nowadays that can keep a secret truthfully.  I think that’s also a big deal breaker in a relationship when a guy can’t keep a secret, especially yours.  Of course this comes back to bite you when he knows something about someone else that he can’t tell you.  When you’re married to someone though you agree to share everything with them but I think this has a limit or a certain respect when it comes to secrets because if my best friend was having problems and she didn’t want anybody to know then there is no reason to tell my husband and if he asks then I hope he can respect how I’m keeping my secret and if it was absolutely necessary then of course I was tell him.

Wow, I think too much.  My head hurts now.  I am going to go get some advil and let you sit there thinking about this.  Have a wonderful day.

p.s.  You have no idea how hard it is sometimes when I write about Navy Blue Dress and I start to use her real name.  It’s a good thing I check after writing everything of mine.

–  Gold Glitter Pumps