iPhone 6s (Rose Gold, 128 GB) Review

I recently made the switch from an iPhone 5c to a 6s. What I’ve found is major improvement.

I’ve had my 5c for two years, since I got it in October 2014. It came with the smallest amount of GBs, possible, 5, and proved to be a depressing challenge, everytime I wanted to take a photo or video. Note: I make a lot of films. This was not easy with 5GB. I valued every single megabyte and it took over my life.

At long last, I got an iPhone 6s. I could have gotten a 7 except I’m not liking the whole headphone jack deal, plus it was much more expensive. I was thinking of getting perhaps a 32GB because even that would be a lot, but my dad insisted I get 128GB so I would never run out. I love being able to utilize even iMovie on my phone. I also have all the apps that I want.

Features I Love

Raise to Wake – Being able to pick up my phone and be recognized as wanting to open it is very easy

Touch ID – This paired with Raise To Wake makes for a much faster unlocking process.

3D Touch – Seeing things quickly depending on touch. So modern.

Improved Retina screen – The screen is higher definition and sharper.

Better camera – The camera very precise, and takes much higher quality pictures.

 

As far as I’m concerned, I have not noticed anything I dislike about this phone, except for that fact that it is large and my hands are small.

 

How To Survive (And Slay) Mornings

Let’s face it, not everybody is a morning person, in fact a lot of people are late to school and work, in order to avoid facing their bed separation anxiety.

Every morning I set my alarm for 5:30. And it is for that reason. I do not like to leave my bed. Since I’ve started school, I have realized that for all these years I have taken my bed for granted.

Monday morning is the worst. Following the guilty dread of the weekend’s finish, there is that Monday gut feeling that taunts you, as you first wake up in the morning.

But having a good start to your day is going to make whatever day of the week it is manageable and much better. Besides, that having things to look forward to are going to motivate you to leave your bed.

Make your room beautiful! The first thing you’re going to see when you get out of bed is your room. It took me a long time to get myself to do this, but gradually, my room has become the beautiful perfection, or as close to it as I need. It has candles, string lights, a clean desk, floor, night stand and Beyoncé everything. In the morning, when I wake up, I am happy when I see it, not depressed. How to make this happen.

Make a routine. Make it amazing. It’s true. I am proud to say I ACTUALLY HAVE a morning routine. It is very strict. It’s strict, but strictly enjoyable. I play music. I have tea or lime water. I dance. I love putting on my makeup. Sometimes I even take dancing outside in the sunrise. I know. I sound so fake, but I really actually do this. And I don’t know what I would do without it.

BE POSITIVE! Before you go to bed, think about what you are looking forward to in the morning, whether your watching a makeup tutorial, so you are super excited for a new look tomorrow, or whether it just be listening to a new album that’s recently come out. Or maybe you got a new kind of cereal which you really want to try. Think about those simple pleasures you will experience once morning comes.

Change your attitude about it. Every morning is another morning closer to the weekend. Plus, a new day is a day full of opportunity. Maybe something exciting will happen at work, or at school. Whatever it is, be happy about morning time.

Wake yoself up! Once your alarm goes off, NEVER IGNORE IT. Turn on LED flash on your phone. When your alarm goes off, so will a bright light. Once you’ve seen that, you will never go back to sleep. It may be unhealthy, but I take about twenty minutes to use my phone in order to wake myself up in the morning. Then I head over to the bathroom and splash cold water on my face. This all seems quite brutal, but don’t worry… The next thing to do is go to the kitchen and fill up a glass with water. Squeeze half a lemon or lime into the glass, cut the other half into slices and put those in the glass, add a small bit of sugar, and drink with a straw (Straws make the drinking procedure faster) This is very delicious and somehow turns on the wake-up signals like nothing else.

Make your bed. Right away. Before you ever have any second thoughts of going back to bed.

Enjoy yourself. Get up early so that you are not in a rush to get out the door. If you have finished getting ready early, and still have extra time, turn on some music and get yourself dancing to confidence-boosting songs. It propels your whole entire day.

 

A Day In The Life

WEEKDAY

When I wake up every weekday morning, there is nothing but blackness around me, and the small, pronouncing tinkling of my phone. It persistently gets louder and louder, so I crawl out of bed to turn it off ASAP.

I’m sure if anyone could see me, in the pitch blackness, I would look like a zombie, except of course, a lot more human. I take my phone, and then think for a few moments about what my day will be like. I am hit with the realization that there will be another day of school ahead of me. That makes me think some more. And more. This means riding my bike. It means making lunch. Then I think about my classes for that day. It is quite complicated. Especially for someone who has homeschooled their whole life.

Whatever. I decide.

I read the news. My reaction to reading the news is always a mixture between angriness in regards to Donald Trump, and happiness in regards to the fact that he won’t be my president.

I continue to look at my phone until I decide that I need to get up. Again, here comes the zombie. She just has enough strength to turn on the lights. I continue with my routine, and hours later, I am riding to school. I have a 3 mile ride each way to school. It is usually extremely foggy, and I always see the same people, same dogs, same crazy turkeys, and chickens who actually cross the road.

At some parts of the ride, the whole world is cloaked in fog, and so is the road ahead of me and the road behind. It looks like I’m on a different planet.

My first class is a science class. It is OK, the only thing is, science and I aren’t the best of friends in the whole world.

My third period is music. The problem is, the music teacher heavily favors some of the other singers. That is really hard.

I have math after that. Finally, at long last, lunch. I sit with my friends, and eat whatever I managed to find for lunch. Spanish and English classes are double-periods. I can’t say Spanish is the best, since our teacher does not know how to teach. Her class is a disorganized mess. English I love because it is fairly political and English duuuuhhh I LOVE WRITING.

The 7th and 8th periods are art or study hall. I love both (They involve reunion of me and my laptop).

When the final bell rings, it is me procrastinating getting on my bike. I am tired. Very tired. Somehow after much labor and longing thoughts of the food I’ll get once I’m home, I ride up the driveway and make a beeline toward my bed. I stay there for the rest of the day.

WEEKEND

Since I don’t have an alarm on weekends, I treasure the fact that my bed and I can be together until death do us part, or that is to say, until Monday morning.

I stay there for awhile until I feel like I may be missing out, and then I get ready to do my election work. This next weekend I am going to another state to work on the election, just because it is coming up so soon, but on normal weekends, I just go to my local community and make phone calls there. I spend the rest of my Saturday shopping with my sister or spending time with my dad.

 

 

 

300 Followers!

A few days ago, I hit 300 followers on Raven Wings. In a couple months I will have had Raven Wings for a year. Things would have been a lot different without all of my lovely readers standing by in support. 

Thank you to everybody, and let’s keep going! 

Ariana

Underrated Songs

  1. Be the One – Dua Lipa
  2. Take a Picture – Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. New Romantics – Taylor Swift
  4. Intention – kiiara
  5. Lost In Paradise – Rihanna
  6. Hurt Me – Lapsley
  7. Borders – M.I.A.
  8. Devotion – Ellie Goulding
  9. Turn Me Up – Carly Rae Jepsen
  10. Ghost – Halsey
  11. Mrs. Potato Head – Melanie Martinez
  12. Dynasty Miia