Monday, November 14, 2016

Influenster and free products!

Hey everyone! So I created a blog for women only called The Pink Room Blog (if you are a woman, you might want to check it out, link will be at the bottom of this post). This blog will remain the same and is available for everyone! Today I want to talk about my recent VoxBox through Influenster and how you can sign up to get free stuff too! I received these products for free in exchange for my honest reviews.

I liked all of the products that I received and they are not all pictured above as I don't have enough room. I also received some Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt, signed up for Ebates, tried some Yogi tea, and got a small sample of Micellar water. I loved all of the products that I received and I am sure that if you sign up, you will too!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Did you know that slavery still exists???

Hey guys! I was just learning about slavery in my United States History Class at college and when I was googling facts about slavery for a paper that I had to write, I was shocked to learn that slavery still exists in this world!! I was saddened by this fact as after reading about slavery and reading the book "Twelve Years a Slave", I was informed just how bad slavery was and how poorly treated the slaves were. A lot of the times, especially if you live in the U.S.A like myself, you don't give two thoughts about slavery happening now and are more then content with your comfortable life of showering every day, having electricity, having food on the table, having stores to shop at, etc. I have listed the link to a site, down below, that will take you to a site that informs you about slavery in the world today and is trying to make it stop. Feel free to share the page on Facebook, to donate to the cause, etc. if you are as shocked by this as I am! :) To give you a little insight into this, here is a paragraph from the site.

Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. 
The practice still continues today in one form or another in every country in the world. From women forced into prostitution, children and adults forced to work in agriculture, domestic work, or factories and sweatshops producing goods for global supply chains, entire families forced to work for nothing to pay off generational debts; or girls forced to marry older men, the illegal practice still blights contemporary world. 
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) around 21 million men, women and children around the world are in a form of slavery.
There are many different characteristics that distinguish slavery from other human rights violations, however only one needs to be present for slavery to exist. Someone is in slavery if they are: 
  • forced to work - through mental or physical threat;
  • owned or controlled by an 'employer', usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
  • dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as 'property';
  • physically constrained or has restrictions placed on his/her freedom of movement.
Contemporary slavery takes various forms and affects people of all ages, gender and races."

The above paragraph can be found on the sites homepage, along with ways to share the info and ways to help their cause. The site is called Anti-Slavery and their mission is:
Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world."
 To visit this site, please click on the following link-------->
It is a very sad world when we allow slavery to exist in any form at all! We are all humans and we all deserve to be treated properly not as property!! In my opinion, to treat someone properly is to allow them to live their lives as they see fit, to allow them to make a living for themselves, and to at least make sure that they have food, water, and shelter. I would not want to be someone's slave and enjoy being able to access my internet at my house and to work as a freelancer at home. I enjoy being able to go anywhere that I please within my budgetary limits. I enjoy getting paid for my work and using that money on food, my pets (my babies), and anything that I see fit. Slaves do not get treated properly at all and are more/less treated like livestock. I hope that within time we can eradicate slavery, every last bit of it, forever!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

The pain and suffering of being a college student!

Recently I was talking to an older adult about how hard college is and that same adult laughed and said that "college isn't hard". I was taken aback and could not believe that this person who never attended college, let alone graduated high school, is going to sit here and tell me that "college is not hard" and that "poor grades are your own fault". I know a lot of adults out there think that poor grades are your fault, but really that is not the case! College is a lot of hard work, a lot of time losing sleep, a lot of studying and worrying if you know enough, a lot of getting up with professors because you are scared of your GPA or your major or something of that nature, and a lot of stress on top of stress. I would know this first hand as I currently attend a 2 year community college and I graduated from high school with decent grades, yet college is something that no schooling could prepare me for. My first example of how unfair and how awful college is, is my Biology class.... I spent weeks studying the notes, reading the book chapters, and reviewing up to the minute that I took the test and then the test literally had nothing to do with what the notes nor the book was about and I failed. I took this failure so hard that I literally was afraid for my future, my mind kept telling me "if you can't pass biology then you are an idiot". I eventually got up with other classmates and found out that they are struggling as well with the class. Another example of mine, would be when I was literally sick for 4 weeks straight and waiting as patiently as possible for my doctor to get openings as everyone was basically sick so I took Dayquil and Nyquil like a old woman drinks tea. My doctor finally had an opening and got me on some antibiotics and such and gave me an excuse for college. I had only one professor on campus (the rest online) so I gave him the excuse and he kept it for future reference. I got home and decided that I needed to send emails, check my homework, etc. only to find out that I was 5 days late on an assignment. I typed up that assignment with perfect grammar, followed the guidelines, etc and I turned it in. I also informed my professor of why it was late, as I had been knocked out for 4 weeks waiting to see my doctor. The professor does not get on to check email everyday and is weeks behind on grading, but of course she gets no punishment for this. I was extremely sick and she decides to give me a 40 with a snide remark about how I should of contacted her sooner. Well, if it was possible, I would of contacted you sooner but it was not! Either way I am stressing over this semester, but am thankfully working my butt off and catching up. All my other professors were really nice about it and understood that a flu bug had been going around and were really courteous with helping me catch up. I have improved my grades some, however I am still worried!!! :( I didn't give you these examples to whine but instead to give you some idea of how inconsiderate professors are! Honestly, the one professor was so behind on grading work that I still have stuff from 2 months ago not graded but I turn in an assignment 5 days late due to extended illness and all hell breaks loose. 
So, my message in all of this is to consider what us college students go through in daily life, what our personal lives are like on top of work (I am a freelancer as well) and on top of family life. It is hard to keep good grades when you have to work to keep food in your stomach, gas in the car, and bills paid. It is hard to keep good grades when you are responsible for an aging parent (or at least helping them and running errands and such).