Friday, September 30, 2011

Warning:

If you are reading this, then this warning is for you....

Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life.

Don't you have other things to do?

Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments?

Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it?

Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think every thing you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told to want?


Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive!

If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic.

You have been warned.”

- Chuck Palahniuk

first world problems

The worst part is, is that I can totally relate to these (especially the first two)
















Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Wednesday Wisdom by Kelsey

I feel like I am wisest on Wednesdays, so here it goes:

It is so easy to be sad. Seriously. It is so easy to wake up and just give in to all the stress and struggles in your life. Because, lets face it - growing up is hard. We always have something on our plates, or someone to please, or maybe we just got our hearts broken. Whatever it is, we have responsibilities. Responsibilities that sometimes stress us out, and bring us down.

So like I said, it is SO easy to give in to all of it. To just let it bring you down, and keep you from being all that you can be.

It isn't as easy to fight against it, and let happiness shine through. I honestly feel like in order to be "happy", you need to make a conscious effort. (which, sucks. why can't we just BE happy? you know?)

But this is how it is, at least it is for me, and I know a lot of people who go through life miserable.

So just do me a favor:

Tomorrow, just wake up and literally say "today will be a good day". And then, SMILE. force a smile on your face at all times. When you are walking, when you are talking to people, just, do it. It may feel weird. But you will actually TRICK your mind... and guess what? you will actually be happier.

You know. I don't believe in the whole destiny thing.. but I feel like you can create your futures. This year, I said, was going to be my year. And look - it is. I dont think destiny had anything to do with that. I think I had something to do with it.

When you bring to the world all you have, people will respond.

They can't help but respond.

Do you know how refreshing it is to see a happy person? That's because it is so rare. When you are exuding happiness, people can't help but be drawn in to you - because it is something that they probably haven't seen in a while.

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, give it back a thousand reasons to smile.

Find your happiness - and please, share it with the world.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I dont have a bucket list, but if I did.....

Then this would have totally been on it:

#69: Doing a keg stand. CHECK-MARK!



I love Guelph so much!

Lightweight

I'm a lightweight.

Better be careful what you say.

With every word I'm blown away.

You're in control of my heart.

I'm a lightweight.

Easy to fall, easy to break.

With every move my whole world shakes.

Keep me from falling apart.

It's almost all too much.

Handle with care.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why the Lion King makes me feel OLD

Okay, I know my mom would kill me for saying this... but it is recently just really hitting me how old we are getting..

It seems like just yesterday I was in grade 6, literally spending hours a day PLAYING... not needing to stress over the easy and small amounts of homework I had... and simply eating ice cream without ANY guilt. Sometimes, I can't even believe that I don't do those things anymore. There was never anything that just made me STOP playing, or START stressing, or STOP eating ice cream without guilt.. those things just happened.

But when did it happen? When did I go from a child to an adult? And seriously, HOW does that happen....

So I bet you are all wondering why am I feeling so old? Well, readers of justanotherkelsey, I'll tell you:

THE LION KING 3D

Do you realize that they are marketing this are a "re-release of a CLASSIC"... yes, a classic... like... Just like Thelma and Louise, the Lion King is considered to be a "classic".

If you hadn't realized this yet, or recognized the significance of this: let me go ahead and point out that it is a classic that originally came out when we were alive... WTF?!

The thing is, I miss being a kid. I miss having TIME. I feel like recently, there is just not enough time in a day. I am doing what I want to do, and yet, there is never just enough time. I feel so sad going to sleep, because I feel like time has once again slipped away from me. And I just have no idea WHERE it went to. My goodness, I would kill for an extra hour a day. You know? I never remember being young and being like "well gosh darnit! where the heck did the time go?"...

When the heck did this happen, and is it going to get WORSE? AH! Stupid Lion King!

I can't deal with this.

I mean, I can. And I will.

It's just a major slap in the face.

Growing up is hard.

Growing up is a major reality check.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

KELSEY EDWARDS Y U SO SLEEPY?

Best part of going to the gym? GETTING A ROCKIN BOD!

LOL JK

Don't get me wrong, that is way upppppp there. But one of the benefits that I have completely forgotten about is the ENERGY it gives you.

I have been the sleepiest person these past weeks. It doesn't help that I had a brutal cold, but starting school has been such a brain drain. Between school, the student life project, tutoring, blogging, and maintaining a social life - sleep has become this amazing thing that I put as one of my top priorities.

Lately, when I have an hour or two of free time, guess what that time is dedicated to? NAPPING. HARD.

And now I realize why im soooo sluggish and gross... I haven't been hitting the gym nearly as much as I did in the summer.. I look at my schedule, and I definitely have time to squeeze in work outs, but I always think "mannn.. im sooo tired.. i can't make it tonight."

So starting today, I will be hitting the gym - NO MATTER HOW TIRED I AM. Because it will help to cure my insane tiredness. Right?

IT BETTER.

Tonight I start easy with some body flow :) Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

why I hate everyone.

1. People who point at their wrist asking for the time... I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

2. People who are willing to get off their a** to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.

3. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Damn Right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?


4. When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

5. When people say while watching a film, "did ya see that?" No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor!


6. People who ask "Can I ask you a question?"... Didn't give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

8. When people say "life is short". What the hell??? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!!! What can you do thats longer?

9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come yet?" If the bus came, would I be standing here???

source

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

being in love with a celebrity is hard

Okay. I know you all think I am a HUGE loser because of this... but no matter what, no matter how much I've grown up, I am still in love with Joe Jonas.

And let me clarify. I love my biebz and my drake, but that's different. I never felt so personally attached to them like I do to Joe. I felt like Joe was so attainable, and that's why I think I am so in love (STILL!)

To be honest, I am actually quite surprised.. because I don't depend on the Jonas Brothers like I once did...

But when I saw a GIF of Joe Jonas's sexy new music video (a music video I can't even bring myself to watch because he is showing his love to someone who isn't me). He's naked. And NOT with me. My heart actually broke into a million lame pieces.

Not just like "I am hella jealous." but like... I can actually feel my insides getting tight and the butterflies getting crushed and the hot tears welling up in my eyes kind of heart break. The real deal.

And I understand that that is so pathetic. But I can't help it.

Being in love with a celebrity, no matter who it is, is hard. Because they can never return the love that we give them - they can talk about how much they love their fans, but that doesn't matter. That doesn't give us what we want. We end up feeling empty, broken, and alone.

No matter what, a celebrity will always be perfect. We don't even get a chance to see their flaws. They will be forever immortalized as perfect. Mere humans just pale in comparison.

This one is for everyone who has ever had their heart broken by a celebrity.

you are not alone

Monday, September 19, 2011

Harry Potter ft. Mean Girls Memes











UNBROKEN

Demi's new album hits stores tomorrow, September 20th.

the track list:

1. All night long ft Missy Elliot and Timbaland
2.Whos that boy ft Dev
3.You're my only shorty ft Iyaz
4.Together ft Jason Derulo
5.Lightweight
6.Unbroken
7.Fix a heart
8.Hold up
9.Mistake
10.Give your heart a break
11.Skyscraper
12.In real life
13.My love is like a star
14. For the love of a daughter
15.Skyscraper wizz dumb remix



From what I have heard, and from what I know about Demi and all her recent struggles - this album has the potential to rock our worlds. I think it is going to be so full of raw emotion, raw emotion that we will all be able to relate to on a personal level.

I think you should all consider going out tomorrow, or even staying in and buying it on itunes. Just to show Demi how proud we are of her from rising from the ground, and also to just let her know that she is such an inspiration to people everywhere.

Demi's music is respectable. You can't dispute that. Check out Unbroken.

Word.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

the journey to strength

I spent the day with my parents here in Port Lambton. And it's a funny thing, growing up... because instead of rolling my eyes at everything they have to say - I actually take real stock in it, and use their words a a form of inspiration in my life.

Not only that, but there is now this mutual respect. Our conversations are really deep and meaningful, and they aren't just flimsy. They are important.

I thought I would share with you guys what we discussed today: strength.

Growing up for me, was terrible. It honestly was. I was depressed. I was moody. I never wanted to go out. I suffered real tragedy. I fell for the wrong people. I had trouble adjusting at school. I had some serious girl drama.

But despite all that shit I went through, I made it.

Not only that, but each time life handed me some obstacle - even though it seemed impossible at the time, I was learning. Learning how to cope with difficult situations. How to take a minute and analyze what is really happening. How to be able to accept that I was wrong, and say I'm sorry.

Because of everything I went though, I grew stronger and wiser.

I learned to accept what was given to me, and to take control of the situations. Simply put, I learned to be my own hero.

Some people go through life without many roadblocks, and although this seems like a great way to live - there are downfalls.. because what happens when that roadblock finally hits and you don't know how to cope with it? This is what happens to most people who have "mid life crises". They just can't function and they feel like their whole world is falling apart.

I now have an advantage, because instead of falling apart, I rise above. Because I know HOW to. I know that each roadblock isn't the end. It is a temporary obstacle that I can get through, as long as I keep moving forward. As long as I don't give up.

We discussed the successful people in the world. My dad told me that most of the very successful people of the world experienced a crisis in their teenage years. That way, as they entered adulthood, they were ready to face that challenges that laid before them.

So just, remember this:

Growing up isn't easy.

The stuff that gets thrown at us is not always fair.

Most of it is bullshit that we don't deserve.

But, it makes us who we are.

And more than that, it makes us strong.

Don't give up, you are stronger than you think.

Friday, September 16, 2011

incredible at its finest


This, right here, is the definition of timeless.

This is incredible at it's finest.

I couldn't tell you what is behind me.. couldn't say where my mind is.

They say the best is yet come, but I swear it's already here - just open up your eyelids.

miss you

5 years doesn't seem possible.

I just, I miss the way he could always make a person smile.

Every time.

It could be the worst place, but as soon as he'd start smiling and laughing and cracking his stupid jokes... you'd know that everything would get better.

I feel truly blessed to have grown up with him and to have had him in my life.

He has changed it forever.

A piece of him will always be with us, no matter if it is 5 years, 10 years, or more..

We loved him so much, and as we grow up I know that we all wish he was right there with us..

We remember, and I think that's the biggest thing - is that we don't forget.

On this day in 2009

I waited for hours outside of Rockwood conservation area.... By myself, may I mention, with the hopes of getting a glimpse at the Jonas Brothers (who, at this point, were confirmed to be there filming camp rock 2. Confirmed by who? Oh, you know, my step sister who was randomly camping there and randomly MET NICK AND JOE JONAS).

I knew at this point meeting them was unlikely, because I had been there every single day for the past week - and each day more and more girls found out they were there, which meant more and more girls showed up each day. Which meant police showed up. And barricades.

But. As luck would have it...I was front row when Nick, Joe, Mama & Papa, Frankie, and Demi Lovato drove by.

It wasn't much. But at the same time, it was everything.

Now I always get to say that I was within inches of Nick Jonas on his 17th birthday. And to me, that is pretty special, because there are only a handful of fans that get to say that.

Proof:



Thursday, September 15, 2011

it's really something: it's fearless

“FEARLESS” is not the absence of fear: it’s not being completely unafraid.

To me, FEARLESS is having fears.

FEARLESS is having doubts - lots of them.

To me, FEARLESS is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.

FEARLESS is falling madly in love again, even though you’ve been hurt before.

FEARLESS is walking into your freshmen year of high school at fifteen.

FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again… even though every time you’ve tried before, you’ve lost.

It’s FEARLESS to have faith that someday things will change.

FEARLESS is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can’t breathe without them.

I think it’s FEARLESS to fall for your best friend, even though he’s in love with someone else.

And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they’ll never stop doing, I think it’s FEARLESS to stop believing them.

It’s FEARLESS to say “you’re NOT sorry”, and walk away.

I think loving someone despite what people think is FEARLESS.

I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is FEARLESS.

Letting go is FEARLESS. Then, moving on and being alright… That’s FEARLESS too.

But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after.

That’s why I write these songs:

Because I think love is FEARLESS.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If you're a bird, I'm a bird

One day I'll fly away...

Leave all this to yesterday..

What more could your love do for me?

When will love be through with me?

Why live life from dream to dream:

and dread the day when dreaming ends?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ah, look at all the lonely people

Way back in the 60's, The Beatles posed a good question, one that people are still asking today.. "All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?" It is a great question, one I don't exactly have an answer for, but I do have some thoughts on.

I know that so many of my friends would agree with me when I say this: I feel so lonely, so much of the time, and yet - I am rarely alone. I spend so much time with friends and family, and yet, there is a part of me that always feels so tragically alone.

We don't really understand it either, I know I feel pretty ridiculous when I say that I am lonely, and I really mean no disrespect to my amazing friends and family.

There is just something so broken and alone in us.

I think, really, this is evolutionary. We are made to mate. Really now. So what I think this means in today's society, a society where we are delaying mating and relationships in place of education and career, is that no matter how fulfilling our endeavors are, there is a part of our evolutionary selves that is missing.

And yet, we AREN'T ready for all that. I honestly believe that, too. I am not just saying it to make a point. I cannot possibly imagine getting married and having kids for yearssssss. Boys my age definitely aren't ready. And yet, I am longing for something more than what I have. I don't think I have a choice to feel any different either. I am not exactly complaining, it just, sucks.

I don't want to be in a relationship because I'm lonely, I want to be in one when I am ready. I feel like so many people become stuck for this very reason, and it is really sad to see.

But as mama and papa bear would say:

"it is better to be lonely and single, than to be lonely and in a relationship."

PREACH!