Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Career blanking

Career blanking,What is it? It's not knowing what you may want to do with your future job occupation. there are some pretty crazy jobs out there lets be honest, the possibilities are endless. You can be anything from a Doctor to a Garbageman to a professional sleeper. I personally have no idea what i wish to do after high school. I want to apply to university, but for what? People always ask what I want to be when I grow up but I really don't know. Career blanking is huge in today's society. We are supposed to pick the job we will have for the rest of our lives. but what if you don't know what you want for the rest of your life. University is meant for you to learn about a specific occupation and give you the chance to excel in that area of work. You yourself can probably say that you have doubted what you want to do for the rest of your life, a couple times.  Career blanking leaves a lot of people jobless and uneducated. Taking a year off school is fine if that's what you need to discover your destiny per say. but taking 5 years to decide could be the reason that you get absolutely nowhere in life. I'm not saying it happens to everyone but it isn't rare.

Here are some job options that you may or may not be interested in:

  • Ice-cream tester
  • Fire Scientists
  • Snake milker
  • Fireman
  • Architect
  • Condom tester
  • Odor tester
  • Fashion designer 
  • Interior designer
  • Garbage mind
  • Dog food tester
  • Mechanic 
  • Journalist
  • Foot therapist 
  • Dog groomer
  • Banana Gasser
  • Hair dresser
  • Gynecologist 
There are so many options whether weird or not. But even with so many options it can be difficult to decide what we want for our future. Career blanking is not necessarily a bad thing it just takes more time for some people to find there true calling.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gift blanking

                             Gift blanking  is a simple as it sounds. We all think we know our family so well, but do we? I have such a hard time getting gifts for my family. It has nothing to do with not knowing what they like, It has to do with knowing to well what they like. When you buy someone a gift, your first thought is that it should be something they will like. Then it's something that will last. Lastly you think it has to be something that represents your relationship and reflects the gift giver.

                                 I have found that now a days people just don't care about the effect a gift may have. I can honestly say when someone gives me a gift card I know for a fact they didn't put a lot of thought into it. Why? because it is something simple and no matter who you are, there is a card for your life style. Gift blanking is when you suddenly have no idea what to give someone. This often occurs when you don't put thought into a gift. For instance, I could get my mom a card every year and she would be happy. Why? because it the effort you put into picking out the card and writing a message. Blanking should't occur if you think about the person and what they like, mom's like cards. If your getting a gift for someone because you have to, it doesn't mean you shouldn't at least try to make it decent. Gift cards in my opinion are an easy escape for gift blanking and shouldn't be used for those you care about. Take the time and plan your gift, that way you won't blank or stress about it.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

peer pressure

Peer pressure is such an ordinary thing these days. With all the temptations its hard to say no. We often get offered to participate in something we know is wrong and we suddenly go blank, we can't think of the one simple word. No. How many times have you been offered an escape, a release, a calm? Now how often have you excepted that temptation? Its so hard for today's society to stand up to peer pressure. Blanking may seem harmless in this situation, but its not. Blanking in a situation like this can cause real harm, by hesitating, your considering the pros and cons; and letting your mind convince you to possibly give in. I have been offered so many things in my short life that can have a huge impact on me and those around me, and I can surely say I have blanked in the situation, why? because I started thinking what could be wrong with this. That's the start of giving in. You should feel comfortable with saying no to your friends, and peers, if you can't, then maybe you need to find new friends. Real friends would never pressure you. Blanking isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of humanity. if your pressuring someone, stop. If your being pressured don't let your mind blank. Stay strong and be you.

Don't give in to peer pressure.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Date blanking

Date blanking usually happens in the early dating stage. When you're getting to know somebody it can be hard to think of things to talk about. The mood of your date can change fast depending on your communication. If there is to much awkward silence, then neither of you is comfortable and are probably bored. Blanking in this situation can cause your date to rethink their reasoning to saying yes.  Start with some easy questions and work you way up to something more personal once you feel comfortable. Here are some simple questions that may or may not start a conversation between you and your date.
1.What do you like to do for fun?
2.What's are your passions in life?
3.What do you hate most about meeting someone on a first date?
4. What kind of music are you interesrted in?
5. Have you ever traveled anywhere you might wish to return, if not where do you wish to visit ?

6. Do you believe in luck, and do you have any lucky charms?

7. How would he/she plan to survive a zombie apocoloypse (this one is sure to start a conversation...if they like zombies)?

Simple questions can save you from an awkward silence, and maybe even be the reason you get a second date. If your waiting for them to initiate the conversation and they won't, then simply start talking about all your past relationships and your future. Make sure to include them in your future ideas. Most people will get scared of this and think of a way to leave
, It's their job to entertain you if they asked you out in the first place, so why not have some fun with it if they decide to be awkward and boring. Date blanking happens to everyone atleast once , and how you recover from it can make-or-break your chances of date #2.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The morning case of fashion blanking.

To all those morning people who literally roll out if bed and stare at their dresser like its the devil, I know how you feel. There are people who wake up and honestly don't care if they look good. Fashion is a large part of our society , especially in high school. Every school has the posh fashion people and then there is the people who don't even match.

 Fashion blanking is the case where you wake up and just can't seem to think of an outfit. Clashing colours is very dangerous to your image and fashion blanking doesn't help. Fashion blanking is seen more so in those who rush in the morning. When you rush you are suddenly prone to fashion blanking, why? Because your mind is freaking out and can't properly perceive your wardrobe.

Colours colours colours that's all you see, but none of those colours seem to fit together. People tend to have a colour scale and if there isn't one colour to go with the other then that outfit is a dead end. Light Brown and bright red never go together, but why? They are such lovely colours, well because nobody knows how to create an outfit with such different colours.

 Morning blanking happens to everyone and we make it into a life or death situation, so for those who have to rush, get up earlier and for those who just don't have any fashion sense, good luck in high school.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Writers block

Writers block. Another way for saying, writers blanking. Writers block is the serious case of not actually know what to write. When a writer has a blank it can take weeks just for them to figure out what to write next. "The music lets me see the story but the story doesn't let me write the words"(Elizabeth J.Kolodziej) This happens often. We visualize what we want from our writing and a lot of the time we are taking it to far, so when our writing doesn't compare to our standards, we end up with writers block. Having a topic and being able to complete it are two very important things to a writer, so it often occurs when a writer may over think an idea and then dispose of it completely. "To get over artists block, write something shitty"(Dave Holowitz) The same goes for writers block. When you're stuck on something, it may be a good idea to let your mind have a break and write something stupid. We as humans like to stick to one thing till it's done, well sometimes it helps to take a break, do something new, and then go back to work, relaxed and confidant. A lot of good writers have found that the answers come at a time where they aren't hunting for them. "When words don't come easy, I make do with silence and find something in nothing"(Strider Marcus Jones) Take the time to find something in nothing and see the magic that can happen.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blanking when in trouble

I'm guessing that I'm not the only one who does this, but many times I have blanked when in trouble with my parents. Whenever your parents accuse you of something, it seems that you just shut down. Whether you did it or not we still go into panic mode. Most children are scared of their parents; I know I am, if you aren't, well you probably should be. When we do something bad we always seem to think we can get away with it, and maybe we can for a little while, but what happens when we finally get caught. Teenagers live off of excuses, so when we blank, excuses are our plan B. Parents also blank especially if they are parents who don't discipline their children often. When a parent blanks it is probably about your punishment, and we all know parents use our weaknesses as a means to come up with a decent punishment. Being in trouble is the worst feeling ever, it's disappointing and embarrassing. So unless you rehearse what you're gonna say when you get caught, you are most likely to blank when the time comes to face the wrath of your parents.