You will look at a soda can differently! [Quick Post]

You will look at a soda can differently! [Quick Post]

So I thought this was neat! I was looking at a video on Facebook called “10 things we are eating wrong” recently. I showed this to my mother and she asked me, “Do you know what the tabs on soda cans are for?” I said, “um, to open it?” she then grab a soda can, turned the tab around and then inserted a straw! She said it’s too keep the straw in place! I felt so dumb to not even think of that. I don’t know if I am late or not or of this is real reason for the tabs being there but I thought it was pretty neat idea. So for those people who don’t like to drink directly from a can (like me) there’s no more bobbing and weaving to get to the straw, just turn the tab around and it stays in place!

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“Chasing Our Dreams in 2013”

“Chasing Our Dreams in 2013”

Childhood is a pivotal era in one’s life, where memories and friendships are formed. Where we truly start to discover life and what it will offer us in the future. Some memories are fairly distance, but one thing we will always remember is an adult coming up to us and asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some of us maybe responded with a doctor, lawyer, teacher or singer – these are called dreams.

2012 is gone and now we are in a new year, 2013. This year is the year for those who are determined and passionate about chasing their dreams, if you are, now is the time. Whether it’s to register for or go back to school, finding a career, starting a new project, launching your own business or making or producing music. Whatever the case may be, it’s time to get up. In the pursue of doing so, here are a few tips to help you get started.

1. Have a game plan: It’s always helpful to know what direction you want to go in. Sit down and write out everything that needs to be done in order for things to get accomplished. It will make things move faster and the process will be smoother.

2. Support: Even though sometimes we may feel like we can do things on our own, we can’t. With that being said, it’s always good to have a team. Your team can consist of your friends, family or even business partners. Make sure your team is a group of positive people who understand and can share your vision. Most importantly, choose your team wisely because people can be envious on the inside and really won’t have your best interest at heart. As you are reaching for your dreams, you don’t need anyone trying to bring you down.

3.Getting it out there: If your starting a new project, it’s always good to get your whatever it is that you are producing out there. One good way is through social media. Today, social media is the main market for varies of different business and can give you a great jump-start. Also, it goes back to the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, and this is true. If you know somebody that’s into or in an area your similar in, reach out to them because it can benefit you in the long run.

4. Never burn your bridges: While you’re networking, it’s always good to leave a good impression. If you get turned down, or someone may  have turned you off, don’t show out. You never know who’s watching or talking. Make sure you are professional at all times.

5.Dont give up: From starting your game plan, building up your support system or team, and getting yourself out there and doing it, now the journey begins. On your road to success, you will have road blocks and things may not always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean you have to quit. Nothing happens overnight so just keep pressing on. Keep the drive and ambition you started with in the beginning, and you will go far in chasing your dreams in 2013.

Welcome & Happy New Year!

Welcome & Happy New Year!

33Now that 2012 has come and gone, we welcome 2013 and not only that, my new blog website, “Be.U!” So for me, there’s a couple of things can I celebrate about. I decided that today would be the perfect today to launch my blog (for obvious reasons) and that this well be my year. Usually I embark on the tradition of a New Years Resolution, but this year I’ve decided that instead of “Resolution’s”, I will have my 2013 goals. I have accomplished one of my goals and that’s to do something within my field of study-journalism. They say if you want something, you have to take the steps to do it, so this is my step into pursuing what I love to do. I admit, I stop writing for a long time, I can’t really tell you why because I don’t know myself. But I was thinking one day and I noticed I stop doing the things that I loved to do, and one of those things was writing, a long with various of other things such as drawing and playing the piano (which I am thinking of starting back and getting some lesson). So, this is why you see this blog today. My other goal for 2013 is to finish school. For those who know me and those who keep in close contact with me, know that this school thing as been a very long and tedious journey for me. It’s not because I have some form a learning disability or anything, it’s just that obstacles just somehow formed right into my path of finishing. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another, then another, then another…and oh wait…then another. When people ask me about school, I tell them “it’s going good”. Short and sweet. But what I really what to tell them is “you might want to pull up a chair”. 39Anyhow, the moral to the story is- I didn’t give up and I will be graduating in May, another thing I am celebrating about. Other than that, that really completes my New Year’s “goals” other than your typical “to stay healthy and get in shape” (not knocking those who are, very good resolutions) but I am more on the petite side and I don’t need to lose weight. I am pretty sure more goals will pop up some way a long the way, but those are my main ones: start back doing what I love to do, and staying focus and finishing school. I don’t think that’s too much to handle, I’ve made through this year and with God on my side, I can make it this year as well as achieve my 2013 goals. So with that being said, I really hope you guys enjoy my blog, browse around and don’t forget to check out my “What’s Up Letter” page. I think it will be pretty interesting and I promise to bring you various of topics for you to read and enjoy and hopefully share. Happy New Year!

Enjoy.Stay Blessed and Be.U!

photos by Nesha Anderson (nesha.anderson@me.com)