The Best Thing On Youtube

OK, so you really like two different songs. Type into YouTube their name, and then mashup, and there is a chance that some DJ guru might of just made your day.

I don’t know how exactly I stumbled upon these, but they basically made my life 100% better. Some songs I had no idea could possibly sound so good together.

Sometimes I wish the mashup could be it’s own song.

And then there is my favorite, two very different songs that can’t be listened to alone anymore:

Then there is the amazing Melanie Martinez, who seems to occupy the majority of mashups.

If you have any spare time, or want a break from your usual playlist, go to YouTube and find a mashup of your favorite artists. You’ll find something you love!


Life Update – Being Female In America Today

Hi, it’s Ariana, and as you know, I live in the United States. Let’s just say that last week was not an easy one. In fact this whole past week, I’ve spent, and the majority of Americans have, struggling to get over the fact that Donald Trump was just elected president. I spent Wednesday crying, and on Monday the students at my school walked out of class and marched on the streets in protest. It’s taken a long time to realize the long-lasting effects that Donald Trump’s presidency will have on the world, and on the basic rights of humans in the United States.

Realizing that basically the only reason the first female nominee to run in a general election in America lost, was because she was simply a woman. Hillary Clinton held more governmental positions than any other candidate in American history. Donald Trump was the first to hold no military or government positions.

The hard truth is that if Clinton were male, she would have won. If Donald Trump were female, everybody would call him crazy and he’d have to run as an independent. After Clinton won the nomination, women thought they’d come a long way, but it turns out, we still have much further to go.

This is not even a matter of political party preference, this is about the fact that we are so much further behind than we thought when in comes to gender equality and race. On Wednesday, a fight broke out four girls and a boy. He was an anti-feminist, and we all ganged up on him, as he criticized us about not knowing anything about the pay-gap. We all know it is going to get much harder for us in this country. Women no longer feel safe. As I get older, it will be harder for me, and it will be harder for minorities. W0men and minorities now have a right to be scared, and a right to stand up.





A Dose of Friday Happiness

So, another rather short week of school ended. I spent all of the day trying to get myself excited for Friday, but I was mostly just cold, hungry and tired. Last night I stayed up late performing at a concert in front of my school which was enjoyable, except for the parts where I completely messed up.

However, the prospect of late sleep and going out of town for the weekend with my Dad is getting me progressively happier.

Here is a list of things I love/make me happy:

  • Sleep (but not too much)
  • Taking decent pictures
  • Just being with friends
  • Relatability people. Teens in the 2010s crave relatability. We eat it up.
  • Just simply being with my family.
  • Coming back from shopping.
  • The smell of morning time
  • Handwriting something I actually enjoy writing.
  • Bouquets that turn out well
  • Clean rooms
  • Hot coffee on cold mornings. (or just hot coffee)
  • Weekend mornings
  • Bedtime
  • A good book + bedtime
  • That feeling when I back from school and I can finally be consumed by my bed
  • Food
  • Comfort
  • Realizing my makeup turned out much better than I thought
  • Impromptu dance parties
  • Expressing myself through singing
  • Blogging
  • Guitar catharsis
  • Simplicity
  • Sitting professionally at my laptop
  • The innocence of animals/pets
  • The absorption of good art
  • Water
  • Knowing you aced a test (never)
  • Friday afternoon parties that occur silently inside
  • Cleanliness overall
  • Pillows
  • Typing on a laptop.
  • Watching a great movie I’ve just made
  • Photography
  • Escape through writing
  • Nature
  • Feeling good about a political/social action I took
  • The first bite of dessert…

I know there are a million more things I could think of… but comment below and share some little thing that brightens your day and makes you happy.