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Hello.

I’ve decided to start a blog.

(I know, it’s such a weird statement.)

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So, I’ve had many many diaries, but I swear I never really wrote anything good in it. Ok, continuing.

I’ve decided to start this blog, to share you guys my weirdest feelings, and try to relate to you (Unless I’m an alien and that I’m adopted. I’m probably not even human -.-). I actually don’t even know why I’m doing this. Why did I quit my other blog for this? Great Job Amethyst. Everyone is going to think that your this girl that cries over school drama and la la la da da. *dramatic sigh*

Why would I start blogging about this subject?

  1. So that everyone can listen to my crazy thoughts (Whoever you are)
  2. So that I don’t keep it all bottled up
  3. I don’t really have an another reason.

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This is so weird because this is inspired by “Girl Online” By Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella). I love that book so much it’s like, creepy…

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Ok. You’ve all been wondering why in the world I chose “Amethyst Extrovert.” It’s a bit like Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé: It’s my alter ego. Amethyst is not shy AT ALL, is good at everything she does, and doesn’t mess up. Well, I guess I can’t really say the last one because I know VERY well that no one in the world is perfect. And you try to be perfect? Well, perfection = FAILURE. As to quote a random person in this world with 6 billion peoples:

“Being Imperfect is perfect.”

Like Penny (In the book), I wish that everyone knew that they didn’t have to act perfectly to be accepted.

I love photography, but I can only take them on my phone, so it won’t be that good. But when I have good shots, I’ll post them (when do I ever have good shots?)  I really have nothing else to say, but if you want, you can read my rants and we can become best buds :). If you don’t want to, I’m totally fine with that (but you’re missing out)

Anyways, I gotta go. It’s movie night with Mia (my sister n#1) (obviously her name is not really Mia. This is incognito (No DUH) (Sorry, you’ll see that a lot. It’s an inside joke with both of us)) and Noemi (sister n#2)(And my uncle is coming, so that a plus.).

If you chose to comment, I would love if you put the name of your alter ego, and that you describe him/her. I want to see everybody shine because you don’t need to act like your alter ego to be awesome. Just act like you.

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Amethyst Extrovert (My alter ego)

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I got Twitter!

Ok, everyone is getting Twitter now that Mahriya just got it and I coundn’t be the odd bird out so. I ot Twitter! It’s @HelloImAmethyst or

https://twitter.com/HelloImAmethyst

Please go and give me a follow!

https://mylifeasamethystextrovert.wordpress.com/about/

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FPOB Collab

Hola!

I just joined a collaboration that includes a lot of bloggers (The links are down below). The collaboration is basically our favorite part of blogging.

P:S; I wasn’t abke to copy Shania’s image so I just stole Evelynn’s… Muah ah ah!!

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My favorite part of blogging are the friends.

I have amazing friends on my blog here that I coudn’t have grown without. You are all so friendly to me and I’m glad that it’s all so drama free. The Blogger Memo Pad team helped me grow, and Farah and Mahriya have just been there for me. Rosina Lee and Brookie are amazing peoples, so thank YOU. Evelynn has given me ideas for blog post, and Shania has inspired me with her blog content.

WordPress has a bond that no one else has and I’m happy I chose it.

I know this was really short, but just really want to thank you all.

Blogging is one of the most exciting experiences of my life, so meeting you all is such a blessing.

 

As I promised, here are the the bloggers that participated:

Shania – https://lifeasshania.wordpress.com

Mahriya – https://mybookylife.wordpress.com

Vivian – https://vivianparkinderosa.wordpress.com

Joce – https://writethroughthenight.wordpress.com

Elm – https://justelm.wordpress.com

Flawed_Silence – https://flawedsilience.wordpress.com

Closet Readers – https://closetreaders.wordpress.com

The Stylish Dreamer – https://thestylishdreamer.wordpress.com

Emma – https://bookemma.wordpress.com

My Crazy Obsession with books – https://mycrazyworldofbooksblog.wordpress.com

FarahEdz – https://thegirlwithcoffe.wordpress.com

Lucia R – https://hangoutwithlucia.wordpress.com

Pixey – https://fantagexstarzblog.wordpress.com

Brookie aka Ellyn Kim – https://brookiesoars.wordpress.com

Midnight Ranter (aka Ayaka) – https://midnightranterblog.wordpress.com

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Interview w/ The One and Only Mahriya

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First of all, did you notice my blog!? Doesn’t it look AMAZING!? That’s all thanks to The Blogger Memo Pad team (Farah, Mahriya, Shania and the happiest pixel). If you would want to have your blog customized as awesome-ly as mine, just read this post and fill in the contact page.

Second of all, did you read the title? If you haven’t, go do it now. *reads* That’s right! An interview with MAHRIYA from My Bookish Life!! Read on!

Amethyst: Why did you start blogging?

 
Mahriya: I started blogging because I was bored. Not the most inspirational or motivational answer but the truth! It was a hot, lazy day and my brother and I decided to start these ‘blogs’. That was about 4 years ago. I’ve only been blogging properly for 10 months. A lot happened and you can read the full story by clicking me!
 
Amethyst: What do you want to be when you’re older?
Mahriya: I want to be happy. Okay, scrap the Pinterest Quote answer, I want to be an author of course. I wouldn’t like that to be my main job, just something I do in my spare time. As a profession, though, I think I’d like to work in the technology side of the world. Maybe programming or graphic design as a rough idea.
 
A: Who/What is/are your favourite blogger(s)/blog(s)?
M: Oh, this is SO hard! EEEK! There are so many blogs out there. I love all of them and wish I could choose them all. Ill have to go with 2. My favourite blogger is  Ayaka @ Midnight Ranter. But, my favourite blog (at the moment) is Sasha @ The Stylish Dreamer  
 
A: Do you think you will quit blogging?
M: Obviously, one day, when I’m grey and old,I will. But anytime soon? I don’t think so. There have been so many times when I’ve thought that blogging has made me so busy and I can’t keep up. Or that I just can’t manage a blog anymore. But, I’ve been determined to make this blog better than all the other failed attempts. So, I don’t think so. 

A: What’s your ultimate blogging tips?
M: Ultimate blogging tips? That’s like asking for gold. Haha, just kidding! I do post a lot of blogging tips on my blog, so do follow to stay updated on everything. 
But, for an answer, not ‘be you’ but REMAIN YOU. When you start blogging, you blog what you want. After a while, you may come to realise you are following the crowd and doing that weekly meme JUST because everyone else is. Or maybe you posting specific content because EVERYONE else is. Or maybe you are being over-the-top happy in every post (when you’re not) just because everyone else is! Please, do what you please on the blogosphere  and remain WHO YOU ARE!
 
A: How did you get traffic on your blog?
M: To be honest, networking is one of the BIGGEST key to traffic. You see, when i first started out, I followed 0 blogs. I didn’t explore or network or even socialise. My advice is to comment on other people’s blogs, participate in interviews (like this one), join the conversation and participate in blogging events (e.g Teen Ella hosted a blogging Secret Santa). 
 
Another one is do something UNIQUE on your blog. You don’t have to, but it’s a good idea. Have some sort of weekly feature or original twist on your blog. Such as blogger interviews every month, a Weekly discussion, a  daily Q/A, a free service (such as a graphic design consultation every month?). Have something that makes you stand out from the crowd. Take a look at this post to get a better idea. 

A: In a year, where do you see yourself in the blogging world? 
 
M: Hopefully with 1000 followers along with a blogging Twitter account. maybe even moving to wordpress.org and receiving REAL ARC’s and some exciting giveaways. But, generally, I think I see myself with more readers and more blogging friends. 



A: Why did you choose WordPress?
M: I actually started with Blogger. And I migrated to WordPress. This is because it was hard to interact and network on Blogger. Obviously, you could comment but I felt WordPress had more options: The Reader, Notifications, Comments, Pingbacks, etc… I don’t know really, I felt WordPress was easier and more friendly!
A: What would you say to anybody that would like to start blogging?
 
M: I don’t want to scare you but know what you’re getting yourself in for. And please, read all those articles that say ’10 things I wish I knew before I started blogging’ because, yes, they are things you NEED to know. So copy and paste that into Google and READ all the blogging tips. 
 
Also, make sure you go with a good design and theme. if you know nothing about design or themes, I can design your blog FOR free, at no cost. Just contact me and  we can work a blog design PERFECT for you. And even if you just want some tips as in colour palettes, mood boards or just an idea of what is right for your blog, I can give you that advice. Just get in touch! I don’t bite, promise.
And that was it! I hope you enjoy and got great tips from Mahriya!
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Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly ~ Christmas Haikus

~ Hello my pearls,

First of all, I would like to wish you all a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. It’s that time of the year where we are all happy, smiling and with our family. Here are 2 haikus I have prepared to describe this time of year:

~ Warming hot cocoa

~ By the fireplace while humming

~ Jingle bells gaily


~ The time of year

~When the streets are filled with cheer

~ It’s Christmas today~


Now, for the second part of today’s post:

New Years is here. Everyone is setting on making resolutions, and getting themselves healthy, more open, and organized. My New Years resolutions, that I have prepared, is to reconstruct myself, which means:

~ Watching what I eat (I have already started; I take notes in a fitness journal I have)

~ Make more time for blogging (I made myself my own blogging planner)

~ Make myself happier.

What is the definition of happy?

“feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.”

You cannot make yourself happy when you don’t know the real meaning. Well, it’s turn out that when I went to Christmas Mass, they were giving away a free book to all, titled “Resisting Happiness: A true story on why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves.. and how to start choosing happiness again!” 

I must say that when I saw the book, I was quite.. bored? I didn’t know what to do with it, so I did the one thing you could do with a book: read it. However, I was not disappointed. I learned many things that I am eager to share with you.

One of the things keeping you from happiness is resistance: “the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.” Resistance is a battle that start even before you open your eyes; take your alarm by example. You either choose to get up, or hit the snooze button. I personally always hit the snooze button, but I try not too. It’s something that we all try to get to stop. Unfortunately, most of us fail to fight it. And that is the purpose of this book. Resistance is also feeling like you’re your own worst enemy. Worry, comparing, bad relationships, self-doubt, debt, gossip, laziness and much more destroy your happiness. You want to be happy. In fact, I bet 99.9 % of the world want to be happy.

The only way you will ever be happy is being yourself, and by surrounding yourself with happiness.

 I hope you enjoy this [short?] post.

XOX

Amethyst Extrovert

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Where I get my free stock images

Hello bloggers,

I, a new blogger on WordPress, have found out that searching up images on Google is illegal because it’s copyright.

I was searching online for places where i can get free stock images and I found a few. Here they are!

  1. StockSnap.io. Here are a few of the pictures they offer: 

     

  2. A prettier web ~ This website has the most amazing pictures! Full of life and color. You can put your email to get WordPress plugins and a few free stock pictures. Here they are: 

     

  3. Wonderfelle from Elle ~ Her and Mel have similar content. I love it so much! You get about ten free stock pictures. Here they are: 

     

  4.  Helene in Between ~ Helen has ADORABLE pictures that caught my eyes. I can’t `show you guys because it’s on a Google Drive, but you can search online to get them. 
  5. Unsplash ~ The pictures on Unsplash are breathtaking.

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Tips to get organized FAST

Hello!

I have a very hard time being organized. It’s been something that I was trying to fix. I’ve tried very hard, and I think I am close to acheaving it. I know it’s a struggle for many peoples (including bloggers) but I think it’s a good idea to be posting about it.

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With these tips, I hope you can get more organized.

REFERENCES: 

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/how-organize-your-life-10-habits-really-organized-people.html ; http://www.wikihow.com/Schedule-Your-Day http://www.keepinspiring.me/20-ways-to-organize-your-life-now/ http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Organized ;

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Diary Entries · Feelings · Happy Spirit · Poetry · XOX

Daily Prompt Poem: Moody like a daisy.

I looked at the falling rain,

my smile fell and the street plunged into darkness.

The coldness filled my lungs,

and I cried out all my tears.

Moods, moods, moods, swirling in my head.

Am I happy? Am I mad?

Am I the lonely daisy in the sunflower field?

I look up at the falling rain, and let all my feelings fly away like a bird.

My smile lit up the streets.

I will not cry.

I will not scream.

I will simply let my sparkling eyes lit up the starry sky.

via Daily Prompt: Moody

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*This is my first poem so it’s not the best…

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♥ Diary Entry ♥

 

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Dear Diary,
Today was a very… “chill” day. I was chosen as presentor at a Christmas show.Today we had a dress rehearsal, and I had so much fun.I think I was maybe talking to fast but I don’t mind. What really bothered me was that my best friend (let’s say her name is Caroline) was always with this other girl (let’s say her name is Leandra) (but I love that other girl so I’m not jealous or anything). But every single time I’d apporch Caroline, she’s shoo me away like she didn’t care about me, then she’d talk to Leandra. But Leandra always tried to make conversation, which I apprechiate a lot. Oh well, i’ll find a solution. At the end of the day, we played volley with a kinball. It was so fun even though we lost 😦 . I’m eating candy so I’m wayyy too excited… My siblings are having a Fuller House marathon. *sarcastic* YAYY. I gtg. We’re eating.SALAD? ON A FRIDAY!? *sigh* Oh well. Can’t argue.

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Amethyst Extrovert

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Christmas from A to Z

Hello!

Christmas is around the corner, and I’m sure you are all as Happy as me.

As a Christian, I believe that Jesus was born that day and that he is our savior. I also believe in God and plenty of other things.

Christmas is a time with family and joy. Kindness and Empathy. So much more things. Here is Christmas, from A to Z:

A: Angel

B: Baby Jesus

C: Christmas

D: Deer

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E: Eggnog

F: Family

G: Gingerbread

H: Holidays

I: Icicles

J: Joyful

K: Kids

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L: Lights

M: Mistletoe

N: Naughty

O: Open presents

P: Package

Q: Quiet

R: Ribbons

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S: Sweets

T: Tree

U: Under the tree

V: Vixen

W: Wreath

X: X-mas

Y: Yule

Z: ZZZ

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Why do some peoples try to be perfect?

Some people just don’t get it. They don’t get that being perfect isn’t everything. 

The world today is cruel. It’s full of haters on Instagram, telling you you’re not “pretty enough”. I have friends that are super nice outside of school, and when I go on Musical.ly and they are doing duck lips and batting their eyelashes like their waiting for their Prince Charming. Like, really?😯 #Superficial. Every time I see a magazine, I feel so sorry. Makeup is a nice way to express yourself, but have you even thought that at least one girl out of ten, is looking at that cover and comparing it to her, or even him.

I think that’s why some peoples like to do those duck lips (Not that I don’t do them – I just don’t exaggerate them).

Why peoples try to be perfect:

  • Being perfect means beauty / What is the definition of beauty? Well, the definition is: “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the senses, especially the sight.” If you search up “Prettiest girl in the world” you’ll find a stunning little girl with brown hair and big blue eyes. What about the rest of us? Isn’t being different being beautiful? And what about the other races? Asians? Africans? HEL-LO!? Are we not beautiful?
  • So that they don’t get intimidated  / Intimidation is so mean. I have nothing else to say but “Haters back off” LOL I’m watching the Miranda Sings show right now.
  • So that they can be assured a good life / If everyone was perfect, we’d all be famous and on Broadway, because we are not capable of making mistakes. You’d get hired on the spot. I think I speak for all of us when I say that we all want a good future. And being perfect? Well, that would make things much easier.

As my post is finishing, I want to let everybody know:

I know. I’ve tried to be perfect. To be clean, to study well, and more. I realised it wasn’t what I needed. All I needed, was to be me.

 

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Amethyst Extrovert (My alter ego)

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