Enter into the life of Drew (pray hope that you don't become obsessed over it...)

Welcome! This is my blog about lessons that I have learned! Hopefully, you'll take something out of this. If not, then that's your own fault, and possibly a bit of my own.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tip #4

Tip #4: Never be shy to say hello.

This one was a really tough one to learn for me.  You see, I have always been a rather shy child and when you live in Southern Utah for much of your life and then move to California at the ripe old age of 14, it's quite a life changer. For one, I knew no one there at all, no friends that were close to my age so I had to open up rather quickly, much quicker than I'd like, I may add. 

Quick story. So for a drama class in California, we had to do lipsyncs for an assignment. There was this one girl, super cute, did a lipsync and she got right up in my face, all seductive like. I tried really, really hard to keep a straight face. I think that was probably the only time in my life that I have ever blushed that hard. I learned that day that I should be more open, so I can be prepared for something like that again. That day, my personal bubble disappeared. Nearly.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tip #3

Tip #3: Drop everything and read once you have found a good book.
Books that really speak to you, I've found, are the ones you can read over and over again and never get bored of it.  Take me for example. The books I absolutely love are the Harry Potter series, The Giver and its sequels, and the Lord of the Rings series.  What happens is, once I start, the rest of the world disappears and I enter into a new world that was created by the book. It's a wonderous place and you can get to know the characters almost at a personal level and relate to them in some way. It's also an escape from reality, for those who need to get away a while. What more can I say?
Try it yourself.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tip #2

Tip #2: Always have a recent photo handy. It'll be useful in the near future.

I know somewhat what your're thinking. "A photo? Are you kidding me? Why would I want to keep a photo of myself when I look so hideous in it?" Now, now. There is a legitimite reason. Find an old photo of yourself, like when you were in middle school. Then, look at a very recent photo of yourself. Tell me, do you find that your middle school makes you look a whole lot better by default? Now do you see the wisdom in this?

Behold the evolution that is me. Yeah, I definitely look hotter than my sophmore picture...
P.S. Definite self-esteem booster.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Introduction (Tip #1)

So begins my new blog! Originally, I had one but it was rather depressing. I decided it was time for a change. Instead, I will start posting lessons that I have learned from my life. Some will be funny, others may be a bit disheartening, and others will be thought prevoking. Why? Because the original Black Notebook is starting to look...a bit worse for the wear, I'm afraid.

Yes, it's looking rather sorry there. Anyway, my plan is, I will post the contents of this notebook before I lose every last one of it due to some unforseeable event. This may take a while because I am currently up to 953 tips... So it'll take me about 2 and a half years to finish. Ah well, the journey is the fun part, right?

Tip #1: Get the homework done

Well, this is rather self explanatory. You see, as a child (and still kind of now...), I was a procrastinator. I was the stereotypical person who did things at the last minute and it drove my poor mother insane. Many times, there would be long nights of homework due the next day and many nights where I would be arguing with my mom or she with me about some sort of problem. Still though, I love her to death because she has helped me out so many times that I can't even count.  Even with my personal kryptonite: the essay. I write good essays, I really do. It just takes me a really...really...really long time to come up with ideas and longer still to have them take shape. Will that be a problem in college? I sure as heck hope not but I've been wrong plenty of times before. And this time, Mommy's not going to be able to help me out. Crap.

Well anyway, be sure to do your homework because your life will be so much more easier and less stressful on you and your mother (if you're still living at home or in any school lower than college). Stress causes zits so...beware...