Now listen here bitch
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It was my mom's idea that I start a herbarium and it was a great idea indeed!
First page for the common daisies 🌼
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Brazil is suffering from the worst COVID outbreak there is, and no one is talking about it. This is not just in terms of the number of cases, but also the government’s active refusal to do anything and in fact hurting attempts to help. 1 in every 4 COVID deaths in the world is in Brazil. There isn’t enough access to vaccines. Food is unaffordable, let alone masks. People are actually starving to death. Hospitals don’t have enough beds or oxygen. And if this is not enough of a reason to talk about it, the variant that is sweeping through Brazil is twice as contagious, and has also been seen to infect people who have already been infected with other variations of the virus. The variant has crossed borders already.
These Twitter threads give all the details that i know. Please go through this and share widely.
The second twitter thread provides details of how to donate. Here is a link. It is in Portugese, but google translate is working fine here and also, the author of the thread will translate to guide donation if contacted.
Please share with as many people as possible. The people of Brazil need international support.
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Read this if you want study motivation!
• There’s a reason you’re studying what you’re studying. It’s is fun, it’s enjoyable, it’s something you like. Your studies aren’t a chore, they’re a hobby! Try to see them that way!
• Taking notes? Yay! Perfect opportunity to let your creativity flow! Now, you don’t have to have a journal you make super fancy, handwritten, colour coded notes in (don’t get me wrong, I love those, and bless the people who post pictures of theirs but grr! it’d just take me too much time!) - you can create a Google Docs document and use some fun fonts and add some pretty aesthetic pictures! Works just as well! And it’s fun!
• No matter how you’ve decided to be creative, the act of creativity itself will give you both a sense of accomplishment and of purpose (which is something I - and I suspect quite a few other people - struggle with sometimes). Yeah, it might take up a little bit of your time, but it’s totally worth it long-term because once you’re done you have a super pretty document/journal that will up the ~vibe~ every time you sit down to study! Besides, it’s totally up to you how much time you want to spend on your little project.
• The excitement you feel when you encounter the stuff you’ve learned out in the real world is amazing. I still remember when I was twelve and a friend and I were baking and were overjoyed about being able to say “hey, this is an emulsion! this is what we talked about in chemistry!” and oh my god you feel so nerdy and so smart and happy and it’s great.
• Studying really gives you a way of seeing life in a new light. It makes you so much more appreciative of the little things. If you study biology you’ll suddenly think about vacuoles when you’re watering your plants, study prejudice and racism and you’ll suddenly be able to tell when someone’s being an ass and have the tools to call them out on it like a boss, study psychology and chuckle at the cheesy commercial using psychologically appealing colours to try to get you to buy things, study geology and smile because now you’re able to tell that “that’s metamorphic rock”. Be nerdy and suddenly the world is filled with wonders.
• Getting started is one of the most difficult steps. Or rather, that period of time right after you’ve gotten started when you get to the point of “oh, I don’t immediately know everything there is to know in this field. hm.” or “what do you mean I won’t establish my own superior drawing style after just one drawing”. Many of us want things to flow when we learn. We don’t want it to be too difficult, or take up too much time and effort, or require too much dedication. We’d rather skip the step of having to learn how to ride the bike because, well, it’s annoying and kinda boring, and rather head straight to the part where we zoom down a hill like it’s the most natural thing in the world. I’m so sorry to break this to you, but you’re gonna have to know how to maneuver the thing before you reach the “wind in my hair” phase.
• How do you make it through the boring and annoying stuff then? I’d say focus on the very things I’ve written about in this post. Focus on why you decided to try the thing out in the first place; what was it that pulled you in? What goals do you want to reach? Focus on the fact that this is something you want to do - like to do! - and not something you have to do. Focus on appreciating the things you learn rather than solely focusing on what you haven’t learnt yet; take that newfound knowledge and rant to a friend, rant to your family, rant on your tumblr or in your journal. You know stuff! You’ve learnt stuff! How amazing is that?!
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They are going to pass all of their finals
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Here‘s my April 2021 bujo setup! I used our computer bujo sticker sheets as the theme!
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studying is starting to grow on me
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Always choose progress over perfection.
Happy studying, everyone!!!
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march 23, 2021
preparing for tomorrows lab (which we luckily get to do @ uni despite lockdown) and enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee
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History project #1 - Raphael
Watched a great documentary about Raphael and I copied all my notes in a prettier notebook. Here are a few of the pages!
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quarantine productivity, 2/?
location: durham university
happy friday!! i hope everyone has a lovely day whether it’s productive or relaxed - it’s the last push before the weekend! i’m going to continue with literature readings today, but i’m focusing on geology today for the “study site” section of my thesis. it should be really interesting :-)))
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I took a practice test on the material covered in the first chapter of the math section and ACED IT! 🌞
(Excuse the unrelated pic from a while back~)
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Good luck to everyone taking SATs today!!!!!!
journalling and reading to calm my nerves. i’m sure i’m not the only one who had a rough night. take care of yourselves today.
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my masterpost | my studygram | ask me anything
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[transcript under the cut]
Other advice posts that may be of interest:
How To Study When You Really Don’t Want To
Active Revision Techniques
How To Do Uni Readings
How to Revise BIG Subjects
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one of the hardest things to learn as a depressed former Gifted Kid™ is that half-assed is better than nothing. take the 50%, 40%, even 20% job. scrubbing your face is better than not taking a shower at all. picking up your clothes is better than never cleaning. nibbling on some bread is better than starving.
DO THINGS HALFWAY. NOW YOU’RE 100% BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE BEFORE.
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hey, please replace ‘i wasn’t good enough’ with ‘it wasn’t right for me’ in your thinking. everyone’s talents and brilliance are differently placed, and if you’ve ever felt like you ‘weren’t enough’ for something, it just means it wasn’t right for you. there’s a place, position, person out there that you’re perfect for, and the only thing you’ve ““failed at”” is finding it yet.
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Day 16 of 60 Days of Productivity
i literally have no idea what work i’m going to do today… i’ve got a whole list of stuff that i don’t want to do and an empty one of things i do want to do
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I want to thank everyone who has taken a moment to leave nice replies/tags on my posts 💛 As a side blog I can't respond directly to replies and such, but I want to show my gratitude. Every bit of encouragement helps, it makes me want to keep going!
I also want to use this opportunity to say hi to my new followers! This blog is really new and super tiny, I never thought I'd get any followers at all, so thank you 😊