Saturday, September 7, 2013

Leaving My Teen Years Behind Me

Hey guys, what's up? DJ here!

I know I just posted yesterday but I wanted to post again seeing as how I posted on here, and then posted something on tumblr for a friend of mine as well. A very big event is happening to me in 22 days. In 22 days, I'm turning 20 years old! I'm officially leaving my teen years behind me and entering my 20's. I won't lie, I'm having mixed emotions about it. But my teen years weren't the greatest (then again, whose are?) and I'm happy to put them behind me and close that chapter of my life. I'm ready to make some new memories once I start my 20's. I don't know what the future has in store for me, but I'm ready to face whatever comes my way.

Most people when they enter their 20's, usually don't care about relationships or getting their life on track. They're usually the kind of people who only care about partying and sleeping around and getting all that out of their system now so that as they get older, they'll be ready to settle down when the time comes. Then there are some people who are actually ready to settle down in their 20's and aren't into the whole partying lifestyle that most young people lead. They wanna start their future as soon as possible and achieve their goals and dreams while they're still young so that when they get older, they can look back on these years and tell their kids and grandkids about how young they were when they made their dreams a reality.

I guess you could say I'm one of those people who wants to be a little bit of both of what I just described. I wanna party while I'm young and have fun as much as possible. But at the same time, I also wanna start my future as soon as I can and start making my goals and dreams a reality. As I said yesterday in my last update, I'm ready to start my future NOW and I don't wanna wait any longer. Besides, what better time to start achieving your goals then right now while you're young and in your prime? I can't think of a better time than right now.

All my life, I've been told that I can't do this or can't do that. I've been told countless times that my dreams and goals will never become a reality and that I'm living in a fantasy world. I'm ready to show people that this isn't a fantasy, this is reality. When you see my name somewhere or next to the title of a song that I made, you'll be eating your words. When you go to look up your favorite song on Wikipedia and see my name pop up on it's page, you'll wish you never told me I wouldn't make it. When you see me accepting a Moon Man or a Grammy for a song I made, you'll come up to me and apologize for ever doubting me. This is not a fantasy; this is just simply how I see my future. So when you ask me what I think my future looks like? Well, read this and you'll get your answer.



Friday, September 6, 2013

Where I see myself 5 years from now

Hey everyone, DJ here. First off, let me apologize for not posting in so long. My life has just been crazy busy with everything from family issues to personal issues of my own. That and my summer was extremely busy this year. But I promise to update more often now that my schedule isn't as hectic as it was before.

When you're a teenager and you come into early adulthood (around say 18 or 19), everyone asks you the same question: "Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 years from now?" and you have to come up with an answer and if you can't, the answer is usually either "I haven't thought that far ahead yet" "I don't know yet" or whatever answer comes to mind. For me, I have an idea as to what my answer would be if someone were to ask me. But when it comes to life and plans for the future, nothing ever usually goes as planned. At least not always. Sometimes, plans change without doing anything to cause that change.

Part of my plan for the future is to get into school for music. As I've said before, music is my one true love in life and it's my passion. So why not spend the rest of my life working with something I've loved since I was a baby? I'm not gonna be a singer or anything along those lines. My purpose is in the studio, making the music and letting a singer put lyrics to the music I create. I wanna make music that 10, 20 years later, someone will hear that song and recognize the beat right away and it'll bring back memories for them. I wanna create the kind of music that 10, 20 years later, people will hear that song and start singing along or hum the beat and get up and dance to it as they would if the song had just come out.

Finally, I wanna fall in love and be married before I'm 30. Yes, I know, I have the rest of my life to fall in love and get married. But I don't wanna fall in love in my 30's and be married by the time I reach my 40's. I wanna marry young so that when my significant other and I are together, we can start the rest of our lives together as soon as possible and as early as possible. There's a girl out there who has the other half of my heart. I haven't met her yet, but she's out there with that other half, waiting. I don't wanna keep her waiting any longer.

I guess you could say I'm one of those people who are both ambitious and goal-oriented. I would tell you that you hit that right on the money. I'm ready to start the next chapter of my life and I'm ready to do it NOW. The sooner I start making my goals and dreams a reality, the better. For right now, I'm waiting for my moment. And when that moment presents itself, you better believe I'll pounce on it and won't let it slip away. It might just be the only chance I get and I'm not one to waste chances that only come once in a lifetime. Especially not when my future is involved in these chances that come my way.



Friday, May 31, 2013

How to Fix a Heart

My lovely readers, I have returned to you after a lengthy leave of absence!

Speaking of that, I would like to apologize for leaving you without any fresh material to read on here for so long. I took some time off for myself to get my life back on track and fix a few things about myself that I had been wanting to fix/change for awhile now. But one thing I can assure you of, I'll never shut this blog down, even if I run out of things to blog about (which I highly doubt will happen anytime in the near future).

Let's talk about the one kind of internal pain no one likes dealing with. I'm talking about dealing with a broken heart. It happens all the time to many people. If you're going through a break-up right now and are nursing a broken heart, please take the time to read this as it may help you out with the healing process and might even take your mind off your current situation and distract your mind and heart for a bit.

Nobody likes losing the person they love for any reason, whether it be cheating, too much fighting, distance, or the worst of all, one person falls out of love with the other. Either way, broken hearts are no fun because they put you into a state of depression for a bit. But they also help you grow as a person and teach you things about yourself you didn't know before. Not only that, going through heartbreak makes you stronger as a person in more ways than one. For one, they make you tougher and more oblivious to pain. They also teach you to be careful as to who you trust. You can't trust everyone and sometimes anyone these days.

Some people don't feel any pain after breaking up. Some people feel tremendous amounts of pain that lasts for a long time. Some people can't handle the pain and end their life because of it. Some people are stronger than others. If you're dealing with a broken heart and are reading this right now, here are some tips and advice to help you make the healing process go faster.

The key piece of advice I can give you and that anyone else will give you is to surround yourself with positive people in your life and add more positive people into your life. Surrounding yourself with as much positive energy as possible will distract your mind and your heart from thinking about that person who hurt you. It'll also help your heart detach itself from that person. Do something that makes you happy. Whether it's listening to music, reading, drawing, playing your favorite sport, going on adventures, etc. Whatever makes you the happiest in life, do as much of that thing as possible because that will also distract your mind and heart from thinking about that person.

Nobody ever said dealing with a broken heart was easy. Nobody ever said it was fun either. But one thing I can promise you is that you will get over this person. Not right away, but in time, you will get over them. I would advise not to get back into the dating scene just yet if your wounds are still raw. Take some time off for yourself from that scene until your heart is at least 80% healed. That way when you are ready to get back into the dating game, you'll most likely be pretty much over that person already and will be able to focus on starting fresh with someone new. No matter what happens though, stay strong.



Friday, March 8, 2013

Here's What's Up

Hey guys, DJ here. This post isn't gonna be all that long. This is gonna be rather quick.

So I've noticed that there are a few posts of mine on here that have zero views. I've said this before, I'll say it again: If you would like me to post about different things, TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO POST ABOUT. Not that hard, people. Sorry that I had to be a little bit harsh but seriously, if my stuff isn't that interesting, give me ideas for new posts and I'll gladly start accepting them and start posting different things. There are a few posts on here with NO views at all. If that's how it's gonna be for everything I post, I may as well either shut this blog down, or just not use it anymore because nobody is willing to read it. So either you guys give me new post ideas or this blog won't be here much longer. No sense in keeping a blog around that isn't even getting views on it's posts. That's it, rant over.



Monday, February 11, 2013

Axe Excite Review:

Hello everyone, it's your favorite female blogger here!

So I recently started using one of Axe's newer products, Axe Excite. It came out earlier this year and is still somewhat new. Axe recently released another new product, Axe Apollo (which I'll review once I get my hands on some of it). But for now, this review is focused on Axe Excite.

The first thing I noticed about the product was, as usual, the smell. It smells a bit like other scents from other brands but, it also has that distinct Axe factor in it, which is what sets it apart from other products. I also noticed that it's not overpowering either. The smell is supposed to last you for 24 hours, as it says on the bottle or stick. And the product lives up to that promise. I could run a marathon, and it would still be working. Because the product lives up to it's promise of lasting for 24 hours, I don't have to re-apply all that often. When I do, I put on just enough so that it'll last longer.

Something else I noticed is that this product can be used by both men and women. There are a lot of women who I know who use Axe products. There are many reasons for this. Either their products work better for some women, they like the smell better, or whatever the case may be. I'm one of those women who likes Axe products better than others. I have no problem using other brands' products; in fact, I use a few different name brand products. I only use Axe when I go out or when I don't feel like wearing a different brand. I'm not saying that Axe is an alternative for me, it's just another product that I use along with many others.

In conclusion, I recommend Axe Excite and give it a 9/10. If you're looking for a product that lives up to the promise of "Lasts 24 hours", this is the deodorant for you, regardless of whether you use Axe or not. I'm not saying you must use this product, but if you want a deodorant that both smells good AND lives up to the promise of lasting for exactly 24 hours, I recommend this product. If you use this product by Axe or other products of theirs, let me know what you think in the comments below, or tweet me. Until next time!



Saturday, February 9, 2013

True 90's Kid!

What. Is. Up. Everybody?! Miss me? Yeah? Great! (:

I apologize for the long period of time that I was gone. BUT, I'm back now and have many ideas for new posts, so be ready for lots of new posts to come soon! Yes, I am a 90's kid. I was born in 1993 and grew up around a lot of really good music that would end up still being remembered to this day. Songs like Mariah Carey's 1993 "Dreamlover", lots of songs by the late, great, Aaliyah, more great songs from the memorable girl group, TLC, and lots of other great hits. Not only was there great music in the 90's, but we also had some amazing movies and tv shows.

Any 90's kid will remember the old Nickelodeon. We had shows like All That, Hey Arnold!, Rocket Power, Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Saved by the Bell, etc. There are too many great movies to list from the 90's but trust me when I tell you we had some amazing films made back then. There are a lot of great things about the 90's that deserve to be remembered. I think of all the eras we've had, the 90's was by far the best. Then again, that's just my personal opinion.

As great as the 90's were, we've come a long way from dinosaur cell phones, crazy color and shapes clothing (especially when they were baggy), and even the mullets. This year, I'm turning 20. I'll be leaving my teen years behind and entering early adulthood. But just because I'm entering my 20's, doesn't mean I'll forget the memories of my childhood. When I was born, I was born into the early 90's when a lot of things were becoming popular. I watched the world change and evolve after the 90's ended. To me, the 90's will always be special to me because they had a lot of great things that will forever be remembered. They gave us some memorable tv shows and movies, music sensations like Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, etc. They even gave us some of the greatest movies ever created. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite era was. Or tweet me at my Twitter handle which is in the description on the right side of my blog.



Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Know I Can Make It Through

What is up everybody?! It's me, DJ, as per usual!

I would first like to apologize for my absence on my blog. I took a little bit of a break for myself over the holiday break and began to focus on bettering myself. BUT, I'm back and plan on posting more just as long as you guys keep coming back to read these posts! Now, I'm sure to some, the title of my post sounds familiar, huh? If you were thinking of the Degrassi theme song, you are CORRECT! Yes folks, this post is about one of the best tv shows Canada ever created, and that is Degrassi.

When you think of Degrassi, you think of drama, relationships, break-ups/make-ups, etc. All of that comes to mind when someone mentions that famous high school. I started watching Degrassi when "The Next Generation" began in 2001. I remember all the old characters from those days and I remember the drama, I remember Ellie's cutting issues and her relationship with Sean, I remember Emma's relationship with Sean and other guys on the show, I even remember Rick putting a bullet through Jimmy's back which caused Jimmy to live the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

When it comes to Degrassi, everyone has a favorite character. For me, it's Spinner. I know, I know, why Spinner? First of all, he was funny as hell. He may have been a bully but when it came to relationships, he had a soft side to him. I watched all of those kids (including Spin) grow up on that show. I even remember when Spinner and Emma got married! Which by the way, nobody and I mean NOBODY saw that one coming. Nobody ever thought they'd see Spinner and Emma end up together, let alone MARRIED. I was one of those people. But after watching them on Degrassi Takes Manhattan, I became a fan. Spinner alone, is adorable. Spinner and Emma together? Adorable overload! The only time I ever saw Spinner that happy was when he was dating Paige. It seems that with Emma, he was able to find that happiness again and with someone better.

There are so many things on the show that have changed since the Spinner and Paige days. For one, the drama has been amplified. Also, there are more characters on the show, which means more storylines and twists and turns for the characters involved. I grew up watching Degrassi and I grew up watching it change and evolve. To see the new Degrassi compared to the old one; it's like listening to an old song you used to love and listening to an artist change it. Then you play the original and compare it to the new version. It's hard to get used to but sometimes change is good. For this infamous Canadian school, Degrassi can only go UP from here. In the comments below, tell me your favorite Degrassi memory and character. I'd love to hear what you loved and WHO you loved as well!