7 Quick Takes – Vol. 25

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cricket, cricket…..

It’s been kind of quiet around here lately….probably because the summer is coming to a close and I’m coming to terms with the fact that real-life college is going to start soon. I’ve ordered my books and am working hard to get everything in order.

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Recently I’ve seen a lot of bloggers write about how some “keep it real” while some highlight the joyful parts of life – both of which other people get mad about. Some people are depressed by the keepin’ it real folks, and others think the joyful people are faking it. Well, I don’t really write about my own life very much. But many of my past posts are focused on debunking dumb pro-choice people and things. I made a conscious decision recently to write more about positive things, and to really focus on that more. Personally, I get tired of writing about negativity. And I don’t think there’s much of a point to it, since we know the world is messed up already. So I’m going to stick more to building up the positive instead.

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I am REALLY excited about being president of Ravens Respect Life. It’s the largest student-run organization on Benedictine’s Campus, and tons of people usually come to the first meeting of the year…which means I better get my stuff together and get ready. Our goal is to educate, empower, and inspire our fellow students to be the light of the pro-life movement. It goes along with BC’s theme of “Be the Light” this year, which is pretty cool. I know it’s going to be quite the experience, and will certainly require me (as it already has) to develop my leadership skills as I learn how to work with all kinds of people.

BeTheLight

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I am almost done with Rediscover Catholicism! After only like three months…It really is a fabulous book which I would recommend to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. I’ll have a review up of it in the next week or so.

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I have finally gotten back to doing the Jillian workout.  Day 24 is over now, and I’ll finish it before I leave (IN ONLY 16 DAYS!!!). It is NOT a good idea to take a three week break, folks.

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I’ve been washing my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar for weeks now, and will be sticking with it! It’s cheap and really does clean my hair. No, it doesn’t get all frothy and silky like with shampoo and conditioner, but it gets the job done. Thankfully my hair isn’t super hard to deal with. If you want to try it, just mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of water, and the same (separately) for the apple cider vinegar. I put it in water bottle, but some sort of squirt bottle would be better. Try it!

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Next week is my last week of work of the summer. I have to say that it has not turned out as wonderfully as it could have, but I know it’s valuable experience nonetheless. This next semester is going to be extremely tight money-wise, so I’m gearing up for craziness and trying to make and save money however I can. It dawned on me recently that I could hand wash all my clothes (since it costs $2 per load) but I figured that would be too much 🙂 Whatever is to come, I’m looking forward to the challenge.

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes – Vol. 25”

  1. I’ve seen those blogs too about writing “real” stuff. Have you seen the “this is what real motherhood looks like” link-up? It got me thinking too.
    You’re going to make a great president! And if you get people interested at that first meeting and follow up I’m sure the meetings will be packed 🙂
    My work didn’t turn out so wonderfully either. :/ But maybe we can help each other save!

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    1. I’ve just seen a lot of posts about keepin’ it real lately.

      RRL is super exciting! And I’m already starting to get the freshman excited, which is rather thrilling 🙂

      My work is not what I expected, but I’m looking forward to future work in the pro-life movement. Now THAT is exciting!

      And dude, yes. I am going to be in super-saving-mode this first semester. It’ll be easier next semester though, once I’ve paid my January bill. Counting down the days till I get back!

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