I have just written an exam and was aggravated. This is the sixth of seven exams that I have had to write over the last two months. Over this period, I have been studying non-stop only to realize during the exam that I did not use my time wisely and was not fast enough to answer all the questions. I was so down today counting the missing points in the exam and thinking about how bad my academic track would look if I could not achieve straight A’s.
Preparing for a job interview can be tough, whether you’re sixteen years old and on the hunt for your first part-time job, or fresh out of school and looking for a new career to make you feel all adult-like, the whole process can seem like a genuinely stressful experience. I remember how nervous I felt going to my very first interview at a grocery store, I was sixteen and completely unaware of how to act or what to say (a trend that would continue for several other job interviews).
“Mental wellness is about being at peace with your reality, which sometimes requires waging a war to get there. That war can take place with others or within yourself. Two things that you will learn are: (1) who the haters are and, (2) the war is worth fighting.”
“Being a young person is tough on many levels, especially when you are old enough to do some things but prevented from others due to age. One very common complaint is not wanting to depend on the adults, parents or guardians around you for the money you want/need. In addition, what makes this even more difficult, is that younger people often cannot get a typical paying job due to their age.”
“If you would have asked me how I felt about shopping around the holidays two years ago, I would have told you that it’s my favourite time of the year. Being an international student here, this whole phenomenon of holiday sales was new to me but very magnetic. Back home, we didn’t have all the brands or stores, so being here was like having everything I dreamt about. “
I find that the action genre deserves its spot in popularity within the realm of anime.
The formula used to create the stories in this particular genre never seems to get old. The bright-eyed protagonists go on an adventure to achieve a goal. Of course, the story wouldn’t be entertaining without any struggles or complications. What makes the formula fool-proof is how these stories push the audience to cheer on the protagonist as they triumph over obstacles and their rivals, whilst using their strength, wit and the power of friendship, as well as the little twists each author adds to their stories.
As life goes on, we are all going to find ourselves in stressful times. Be it through school, work, or any number of personal issues that are likely to occur, there will always be that moment when we feel like the pressure from our daily obligations is too much to handle. In times like these, remember… sometimes it’s fine just to take a break.
What is a true friend? To me, a friend is a person who is there for you no matter what hard times may come. They don’t judge you, try to manipulate you, or hurt you on any level. The base of any true friendship is made up of honesty, respect, trust and loyalty. Actually, this is the base of any relationship a person gets into.