Wow, its been a while since I've posted something. I've been very busy recently in my senior year of college. Can't believe I'm going to graduate soon. Anyway, I just wanted to give a few updates:
-I'm still doing Project 52: B+. I haven't been recording and posting as much as I would have liked to but I still have a lot of ideas to help spread positivity and positive thinking.
-I have obtained two online internships. They're great and work around my schedule. If you're looking for an internship head on over to internships.com
-Cassie and Nikki is well underway and I'm still aiming to have it done by Winter 2013. The cover is on the front page of the website.
-Just today I opened my etsy account. If you like handmade crafts then head on over: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KniftyCraftyDesigns
That's about it for now. I will try to keep you all updated more soon! :)
So, a few of you may not know but I love crafting. A lot. In my free time, I look online for new inspirations for my crafting projects. So far, these are the things that I can make:
-Bow Hair Clips
-Harry Potter Wands
*These are like stuffed animals but for characters from anime
I've recently been making a lot of bow hair clips. With this craft, I made a music hair clip for my piano student (pictured above). She really enjoys music and playing the piano. I made it as a surprise for her birthday.
I gave her the hair clip today after our lesson. She was speechless. I also made one for her sister (they're twins) because I didn't want her to fee left out. I didn't mind doing it because I love making thins a lot. It was great to see her face when i gave it to her. My student couldn't believe that I had made something like it for her.
Pretty soon I'll be making an etsy account (aiming to be live in October). In the meantime you can head over to my tumblr blog (kniftycrafty.tumblr.com) to see the pictures of my most recent projects. Some are even posted on my deviantart profile (stargurl44.deviantart.com).
I'm really glad I started this positivity project. Its very rewarding to myself but I also enjoy how much I can touch other people.
So today I started Project 52: B+ (read as be positive). For those of you that don't know its just a way for me to spread positivity out onto others. I want people to know that someone out there does care for them.
Click here for more information.
So today I donated blood. I wasn't originally planning on donating. I didn't have the time to sign myself up for a an appointment. However, today during work the director of the Red Cross was was running the blood drive stopped by and asked if anyone wanted to donate blood, even if they were a walk in.
I volunteered for two reasons:
1) I would be helping others - one pint of blood saves three lives
2) They needed to fill their goal/quota
They wanted to have a total of 30 donors for the day. When I agreed to donate blood they only needed 8 more donors. I wasn't nervous or anything. I had donated blood many times in the past. I was just thankful that I had gotten over my fear of needles a few years ago.
I was in good spirits when I went back to answer questions. I got a little nervous when the medical team told me that I would need an iron level of 12.5 or higher. I haven't been eating too well recently. I mean come on, I'm taking karate classes two times a week and I walk back and forth from campus every day, I felt like i could eat whatever I wanted really.
My iron levels came in at 13.0. I finished the rest of the questionnaire and began to give blood. The woman who was drawing my blood instructed me to turn my head away even though I wanted to see the needle go into my arm. I think they just suggest that now since a lot of people get lightheaded and pass out.
For the next few minutes I was just singing along to the songs on the radio and talking to the director. She's hilarious; all we talked about were shoes. She has a love of them. Much more than me and that is saying something. I mean I'm the type of person who names their boots. Not name names but I give them titles. That's a different story completely.
I felt proud of myself for donating. I honestly don't think many people do. Many more should. It only takes a few minutes and down the line you're helping someone else which is the best feeling in the world.
In case you can't decipher what the title of this post says, it stands for 'Project 52: Be Positive'. Get it now? Its a play off of a blood type. I know that's really corny.
I've been wanting to do this for a while but I never got around to it. I'm all about good energy, positive thoughts, and making my dreams come true. I want to pass on my thoughts and various other tips to everyone else.
I will be forming various random acts of kindness (okay, not so random cause I'm planning this out) at least once a week for the year. I will also be recording all of these projects and uploading them to YouTube under my shared account with my sisters. I'll be making a playlist for it as well.
I just want people to know that there is someone out there, at least one person, that cares about them. I will be creating a new email account for this project. I plan on putting a note on the back of the messages or whatever i leave in various places so those who find them can contact me and let me know if it helped make their day brighter. Or really, to say whatever it is they want to say.
Here is a list of things I would like to do. If you have any suggestions, comment on this post or head on over to the 'Contact' page and message me.
-100% Tip: (Depending on how comfortable you are in doing this) Leave your waiter/waitress/server a 100% tip. So if your meal was $10.71, leave a $10.71 tip.
-Pay for a friend's (or even stranger's) meal at a restaurant
-Leave a positive note in random books in your favorite book store
-Leave a dollar bill in random books in your book store.
-Leave a positive note on a bathroom mirror
-Leave a positive note on someone's car
-Give out a compliment genuinely
-Write a letter
-Send someone a small gift anonymously
-Send a thank you note to a person who has helped you in the past
-Stand up for someone being mistreated
-Donate blood -- 9/20/2013
-Let people go first
-Hold the door open for someone
-Make a new friend -- 12/21/2013
-Be kind to someone you dislike
-Apologize for past mistake
-Bring flowers to someone
-Share inspirational quotes
-Make/Send a homemade craft to someone -- 9/28/2013
-Listen to a stranger if they need to vent
So many amazing things have happened to me so far this year. With only (roughly) 4 months left in 2013, I know they will be filled with many more great moments. With the start of my senior year at university starting in September, I'm already planning on filling up a jar with every great moment that happens.
I know that many positive things will happen because I believe strongly that good things happen to you if you think in a positive way. I've found that the minute I start to second guess a situation or become a Negative Nelly, things end up going the way I predict it: badly.
I read online that if you have a list of things you'd like to happen and think positive thoughts towards it, then the items on that list will come true. I have followed this "advice" for two years now and I know first hand that it works. I even say the "Bunny, Bunny,"/"Rabbit, Rabbit, White Rabbit" on the first of every month to get good luck.
After becoming a positive person I've become a happier person. I've changed my outlook on life and found that things were brighter once I changed my thought process. I've stopped focusing on the negative. I've cut out negative words from my vocaTwo years ago, I would have never thought that a few of my dreams would have come true. Look at me now: I have three published books out when my main goal is to have just one.
I have many more dreams I'd like to accomplish and many more things I'd like to do and see, and I know it will happen. So, that's it. That's all there is to do if you want goo things to happen to you. Say "it will happen". Because it will. Trust me. :)
Just be positive!
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman