No I don't mean like the 1950's, Im talking like Revolutionary war and using an outhouse.
Okay not that extreme, but something about the simplicity of the pre-1900's has always intrigued me and part of me always wished I could experience that sort of life. Where instead of writing behind a laptop, I could be out learned how to survive, and instead of dog filters on snapchat I could be learning to cook over a fire, and wash clothes pre-washing machine days.
Im not saying I would be enjoy it after a week of smelling bad, and using a out-house but the idea of it sounds good to me.
Near where I live is a place called Green Field Village. https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/greenfield-village/
Its an entire town filled with old houses, businesses, farms, and other historical buildings. Something about it has always captured me and I got so swept up in it all. Seeing the "Villagers" (Actors) working in the farms, or in the plantations, or driving those old cars through the streets. Its always been my dream job to work there, and maybe one day I will. Until then walking circles around circles through the town will have to do.
I just imagine how nice it would be to it not even be an option to scroll endlessly through social medias, not have to be pressed with 24/7 coverage of people being offended by everything or being a victim of everything. People working hard because thats the only option to succeed.
Then em again as my mom said, "It's like the Amish... And I don't see people lining up to go live with them."
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I SWEAR I JUST WROTE MY PRE-COLLEGE POST WHAT THE HECK.
Its so crazy that I've managed to make it through an entire year of college, and crazy job situations, without pulling a 2007 Brittany Spears.
I have met some of the coolest, weirdest, most intriguing people this past year.
I have done some of the dumbest, funniest, and most pointless papers.
I have encountered people from all walks of life.
As some classmates put it, Im still a baby. And in reality that is exciting. I have encountered some cool things, and truly this is just getting started. Though Im not looking forward to more math classes or more research papers, but I still have so many years left to learn and make more friends and encounter more weird experiences.
So call it OCD, or just a need to have thing look perfect and presentable.
For me when Im decorating or moving my room around I always get in this habit that my room has to be perfect. The decorations need balance within numbers, balance within colors, and balance in height. My key is balance and I spend hours trying to make it all click in place. Which cause far more anxiousness than it's worth.
I, unfortunately, don't obsess this way over school papers, or the interior of my car. But something about my room I tend to get on these unreasonable kicks that my room needs to look like something on the front of the magazine, or in a showroom. Which makes it SUPER unfunctionable (Is that not a word).
When its not my room, its my outfit, or my makeup. I feel like other people do this too, but Its this underlying need to be presentable and matching. And yes I wear double denim on a regular basis, as well as polka dots on polka dots, stripes on stripes, etc. But Theres like this dial in our heads, that we readjust until we get it to click into place.
Now I don't know how to necessarily stop being so angsty about having to have perfection in things like that. Because my room, clothes, and makeup are far from that. But this seems to relate back to just being content with what is around you in the moment. Enjoying the old blanket on your bed, or that silly shade of pink on your walls. Take in and enjoy the quirky now things,
After all, I woke up with my shirt on backwards. Im not sure how, but you best bet Im leaving it just the way it is.
I like food.
Sorry, I lied, I LOVE food.
I like pizza, ice cream, and everything you avoid on a diet. So heres a recipe that is only 142 Calories.
First you need the Flat Out Light Original flatbread, (90 Calories)
1/4 cup of marinara sauce (36 Calories)
1 oz of mozzarella cheese (80 Calories)
6 turkey peperoni (26 calories)
and any veggies you choose!
I don't like melting my mouth on food, so I preheated my oven to 350' and then put it all together and stuck it in for 8 minutes. This is a super filling and guiltless lunch or Pizza alternative for only 142 Calories. And For Weight Watchers followers this whole pizza equals 7 points!
For comparison, ONE pop tart is 200 calories.
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