Sunday, December 29, 2013

only you can stop world hunger

Go to your cupboard.

What's in it?

Cereal and bread, some cans and beans.

What about rice?

Rice is a cheap, easy to obtain staple food.  But many, many children and adults are suffering from malnutrition.  Little kids are dying from a lack of food.

Y'know how to solve world hunger?  With food (I'm inserting the video I heard this from).

This is the time for new years resolutions and making changes in our lives.  One of my resolutions this year is to feed at least 365 people.  What?  Meghan, you've lost it.  You're a highschool junior with no income.

It takes 1,000 grains of rice to feed one person for one meal.  7,000 will feed a grown adult for a day.  My goal is to make 1,000 grains of rice a day every day of the week for the rest of 2014.

There is an organization called Free Rice.  You can go to their website and learn vocabulary, SAT words, or another language and for every answer you get correctly, they will donate 10 grains of rice.
 You only have to answer 100 questions correctly to feed someone a meal that they desperatly need.

It's a life-saving trivia game.

I challenge you to join this site (you can play without an account and still donate rice!) and track your progress.  I want to see how many people you can feed this coming year.  We may not be able to visit and feed these needy people ourselves, nor may we be able to donate hundreds of dollars but we can answer some simple english questions or refresh our spanish vocabulary.  Speaking of, if one of your resolutions was to learn a language, work on vocab with Free Rice.  You'll be speaking fluently (they have some crazy words!) and keeping little kid's bellies full.

We all have a computer and a vocabulary, so let's get down to feed the world.

Let's add another New Year's resolution to those of reading more books or losing a couple pounds.  Let's feed the world's bellies.

Comment your user name below and I'll add you as a friend to keep us motivated!

Will you accept this challenge?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I become obsessed with tv shows.  Like to the point of I lock myself in my room for days on end watching every episode on netflix while crying in my pajamas and holding a bowl of popcorn.

You think I'm kidding?  Try again.

I was really glad that Netflix only has the first 24 episodes of New Girl (Season 1!!)  because I really would've been stuck in my room again.  This time, it was only a day.

Why do I become so obsessed with shows?  Who knows.  I don't even care, but at least I'm not in my room smoking pot or something (side note: I don't want to offend those of you who do sit in your room and smoke pot, but that's just not my thing.  Like I'm a total hippy girl at heart, which is a completely different person than a hippIE but more on that some other time, or never.)

So yeah, I'm totally digging New Girl.  I feel like it's because I totally get Jess.  Seriously though, I'm that ditzy girl who's really innocent and loves polka dots.  She can't say the P word (you know what I'm talkin' about.  Oh, you don't?), I can't say the P yes.  I'm trying to pull myself out of the world of high waisted shorts and Shmidt.

I'm the kind of girl who loves getting lost in a fantasy world (so did that on purpose).  This probably explains why I've always wanted to go into acting, but most likely won't.  There's just some pull about a world with romance, different people, and crazy situations.  You get a whole new experience without actually having to be in that moment.  Like I now know what it's like to share a bathroom with three guys.  And I never had to even live with one of them!

I'm pretty sure my mom thinks I'm super antisocial thanks to the gift she gave me of supplying me with a netflix playing television.  It's seriously the best thing ever.  So yes, I'm currently stuck in the wonderful world of New Girl, but it'll be over as soon as I find the next show I'm dying over.

Oh and Netflixing is a word.  And if it wasn't before, it is now.  It describes what I do: Sit in my room alone, crying and eating popcorn, while watching entire seasons of tv shows without a break.  Netflixing.  It's the new planking.

And while I choose to sit here and tell you all about how antisocial I am, I'm really supposed to be putting on makeup so I can actually go see other people.  My priorities need some serious re-evaluating.

Happy netflixing!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

shine bright like a...pearl?


I've always hated my name.  Despised may be a better choice of words.

It just seemed so bland and everyone in the world and their mothers had the same name as me.  Oh, but mine was super special because it had an H.  Man was I a superstar.

That six letter word has literally given me anxiety attacks my whole life.  I wanted to stand out and be someone special, something special.

Yesterday, I had coffee with a friend (surprise, right?)

We were talking about names.  What names mean, how it can apply to us and who we are.  I've always wanted my name to mean something beautiful and unique.

But Meghan.  It means pearl.  But until yesterday, I had never thought of how a pearl was made.  It starts as a tiny, insignificant grain of sand.  But then the pearl deposits this, velvety, smooth pearlness layer by layer.  Slowly it becomes a beautiful, gorgeous jewel or gem-it's worth more than anyone would even consider paying for sand.  Tons and tons of sand.

But that's just it, people don't sit there and hold a pearl, thinking 'Oh what a beautiful grain of sand.'  People don't look at me and think, 'oh she used to be so insignificant.'

We all started as a grain of sand.  We were rough, unwanted souls before God took us and decided that something needed to change.  He's working on us, on me, changing our ways and making us perfect.  He has made us perfect in his eyes, a pearl.

My name might not be unique or have a cool spelling, but it means something.  I'm a pearl, maybe not to the world, but God sees me as the perfect pearl He's creating.  And that's special.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

hello, my good friend

I can officially say I haven't blogged in years!  Or a year.

Either which way, I'm back!!  I feel like I'm finally over the icky part of life I was in for a really long time.  It's so freeing to know I'm not constantly in a trigger state and I can actually live and love my life.

So I guess you can say this is my new life.  Or my living.  No matter what, I'm me and I'm back-stronger than ever!(:

I've missed you all (or the few who actually chose to READ these crazy things) and I'm seriously so psyched to be back!
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