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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 15 Moments of 2013

This past year has had it's ups and it's definitely had it's downs. Since I'd rather highlight and remember the ups, I made a list of all the amazing things that happened to me and the people around me throughout the year (this list definitely made me realize how much of a loser I truly am but don't let that stop you from reading it. It's an amazing list, trust me).

Top 15 Moments of 2013

Of course starting this blog was a major highlight but for the sake of keeping it a top 15 countdown I couldn't add it. Oops.
15. Being a vegetarian for 5 years
14. Becoming vegan
13. Catching Fire
12. This is Us
11. Midnight Memories
10. Discovering 5 Seconds of Summer
9. The 1975's new album
8. Haim's new album
7. My dad turning 50
6. My sister turning 21
5. Witnessing Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon in person
4. Becoming just a teeny bit more independent
3. Turning 19
2. Mentoring kindergartners
1. Staring a journal

Hopefully 2014 will be more interesting.
xo, Sarah Holt

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my future and with my lack of desire to further my education, at least for the moment. What better way to bring in the new year than with a few resolutions (original, right)?
I put together a little handy dandy list that I'd probably take a look at frequently and push myself to move forward with the things I'd like to do with 2014. I encourage whoever's reading this to do the same and take my list as a guideline so we can all be happier and more experienced human beings, together.

2014's List of Experiences and Majestic Opportunities to Pursue:

STOP worrying.
I realize I get in this paralyzed state when I start to think about leaving my house, let alone the state/country. I need to let the cards fall as they may and take opportunities as they come instead of being cautious and taking the easy route.

Maybe get a job.
I need to pay for these experiences and majestic opportunities.

Get over your fear of airplanes.
For god's sake Sarah, you can't do anything majestic without hopping on an air plane. SUCK IT UP. (ps I wrote that in 3rd so I can look back at this and read it and maybe start to believe it)

Travel a lot.
Subcategory time. Places I'd like to visit (keep in mind I live in New Jersey): Disney World, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece and any where else outside of New Jersey if I'm being completely honest. Maybe Australia (someone needs to tell me if the rumors of giant spiders are true or not then I'd definitely know if I'd like to visit Australia).

Make friends.
Stop being a loser, Sarah. (again with the 3rd person)

Be charitable.
I recently got in the act of helping out others who can't otherwise help themselves. It's probably the most rewarding and warm feeling I've ever felt. I recommend anyone and everyone who can do anything charitable to do so. It's an amazing feeling.

Live healthier.
I do have a vegan diet but I don't live the healthiest lifestyle. Since the day I found out Oreos were vegan, they've been a part of my breakfast/lunch/dinner meals. You cannot live like this Sarah. Also, start exercising on a daily basis.

Document these (entirely way too optimistic) journeys.

xo, Sarah Holt

Friday, December 13, 2013

Skinny vs Fat (Offensive Much?)

This has been a topic that's boiled up inside me for quite some time now.The "Skinny vs Fat" epidemic and what society feels is "beautiful". Beauty isn't something one person can simply define, and you sure can't tell someone they're in no way beautiful based on their jean size.
There's this some-what new fad going around where I see photos of women size 10+ with captions saying they are the definition of beauty and they're what real women look like. I am in no way saying a women who wears a size 10 jeans can't be beautiful. I think every human being is a form of beauty in their own way. I just don't like what society is implying. That women who wear size 1 jeans aren't real.
Any woman can be the definition of beauty. I can't stress this enough. Society has to stop defining that word by the size of their clothes. Women who wear a size 10 aren't necessarily obese and women who wear a size 1 aren't necessarily anorexic. They're both diseases that are extremely serious and shouldn't be an accusation made by anyone.
You can say people are beautiful when they're curvy. You can say people are beautiful when they're thin. But remember, there will always be a person self conscious of their weight, whether they want to gain weight or lose weight. The word "skinny" could be just as offensive as the word "fat". Stop trying to define beauty and try to really recognize that word for what it truly is.

xo, Sarah Holt

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hemp Seeds? More Like Magic Stress Relieving Seeds | Review

No, no. I am not condoning the use of psychedelic drugs. Hemp seeds actually have no psychedelic effects, whatsoever, which is how hemp differs from marijuana. But that's not what this blog post is about.
Hemp seeds are magic seeds (yes, it's scientific fact. Magic.) that have a whole lot of magnesium in it that, when needed, relieves you of stress and anxiety. These teeny tiny seeds also have both omegas 3 and 6. They're nutty and seedy and amazing. You probably wouldn't have any luck finding it in your regular grocery store (unless you're fancy and live in town that has a Whole Foods on every corner) but your local health food store would most definitely stock it.
I recently took a trip to my local health food store and found it in the refrigerator section (weird, I know). I bought a small 2 oz (56 g) size bag because I was a little skeptical and, honestly, wasn't sure if I'd like it at all. It was super cheap and I absolutely love it. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an all natural alternative for stress/anxiety relief.
Wins my A+, gold star, blue ribbon review. 

There's probably many different brands that sell this majestic seed but here are a few pictures of the hemp seeds I was able to find:
"Sprinkle on salad, cereal and yogurt"

NON GMO, Vegan, Pareve (kosher), and made w/ 100% wind power.

An extreme close-up of the healthy goodness.
I was ultimately very pleased with this product and surprised from it's benefits. Definitley a staple in my healthy grocery bag. All in all, I give it 5/5 stars. Love, love, love.

xo, Sarah Holt

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm New Here, Bare With Me!

I realize writing this, as my first post, I'm essentially talking to myself while trying to figure out what it is I want to do with this blog. So here it goes.
I recently discovered the magic of writing in a journal to be really therapeutic during my fits of anxiety that I deal with on a daily basis. I write the thoughts I'm thinking at any given moment (usually 3 in the morning) and hash out whatever it is that's bothering me.
About 10 minutes before writing this I had the amazing idea to post my inner most deepest thoughts to the world. I should probably give this more thought but generally, I think too much. So without any further thought, I'm doing this. Granted, this will be somewhat filtered and (hopefully) more put together and grammatically correct because spell check.
I won't have a schedule. I won't have an specific audience. I can't tell you what I'll write about tomorrow because I don't know what I'll be dwelling on tomorrow.
I will, however, give a little bio on me and maybe you'd be able to guess what it is I'll be focusing on or if it would be of interest to you.
My name is Sarah. I am nineteen years old. I graduated from high school in 2012 and I haven't started college yet or ever. I don't know, I haven't decided. I am currently unemployed (I've been without work my entire nineteen years of being) so I basically sit around all day which gives me a lot of time to think about things in much detail that shouldn't ever be thought of in any kind of detail. I usually worry about my family and morbid things that I'm actually embarrassed to write about. My anxiety seems silly once I start typing it down but I've coped with the fact that I have panic attacks on a weekly (recently monthly) basis and I really have no idea what brings them on and why my body starts to freak out. I actually remember my first panic attack when I was six years old. I've really dealt with this for as long as I could remember.
This could possibly (and hopefully) be the one thing that helps put my mind at ease and maybe helps some of you not feel like you're going through anxious thoughts alone in the mean time. I hope you like this and again, I do realize I am probably talking to myself right now, but in the odd chance you are an actual human being reading my poorly written words, let me know by commenting down below. My twitter and tumblr are linked below, as well.
xo, Sarah Holt