The Past

Have you ever regretted something? Have you ever wanted to be able to go back in time and change something? Have you ever wanted to go back in time to experience something again, or do something differently to avoid one of those terrible talks with your parents that you always hate?

I’m sure that sometime or another, all of us feel like that about something. We want to right a wrong, have happiness again, or make your life easier.

But the truth is, we can’t do that. Nobody has invented a time machine yet, so we’re stuck with the choices we make every day. As soon as we make them and do them, there’s no turning back or changing them.

It’s like a water slide, really. It can land you in shallow water or deep. Easier or harder. Once you choose your slide, you go to it. That’s when you think about your choice. Then you climb the slide. That’s when you decide to do it. Then you sit down and slide. When you do that, there’s no turning back, no matter how much you wish you could. That’s when you do it. And then you’re in the water. You might touch the bottom quickly, and it would be easy swimming. That would be a good choice in life. Or you could land in deep water, and might have a bit of trouble with swimming back up. That would be a bad choice in life.

I guess that might not be the best comparison, since I love going on slides at pools, whether they end in the deep end or not, and I’m sure it’s the same for many other people out there. But it’s only a comparison, so I guess it’s okay.

My mom is always saying, “Think before you speak or act” and I guess that’s good advice, even if sometimes you act on impulse or on instinct, which gives you no time to think. But otherwise, we should try to think before we speak or act. Then maybe we won’t want to go back in time and change things.

Wether we like it or not, what we do is forever done, and there’s no changing it. So why don’t we try and make our past something for us to be happy with?

Have a happy past! 🙂

❤ bookwormjulia



I want you to think of a time where someone put a label on you. It could be a name you were called or even something such as Dyslexia. How many times have you let this label define who you are?

Here is a story about me.

I had Dyslexia. I was told that I wouldn’t be able to read or write as well as the other kids in my class. I was only aloud to borrow certain books from the library at school and wasn’t aloud to challenge myself beyond my reading level. I could have let this label define who I was for the rest of my life but I didn’t. It was just a label. I practiced reading and writing and soon I was at grade level. I continued doing this and now I can read better than ever. I’ve read books such as the Divergent Series, The Fault In Our Stars, Matched, etc. I never let that label define me instead I defied the label. Same goes for being called a nerd. If I’m ever called a nerd I take it as a compliment. I know think to myself “I’m a nerd and a geek and I don’t care. It’s who I am!” Labels are something I can accept and even defy, they aren’t there to stay forever. Don’t let them bring you down. As Elphaba from Wicked says “…I’m through accepting limits cause someone says they’re so…” in the song Defying Gravity, you can’t accept these so called limits or labels you have to defy them.





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There is no such thing as perfect

There is no such thing as perfect. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes but you have to learn from them. Nobody has the “perfect body” or “perfect style”. Everyone is uniquely themselves. You cannot let anyone tell you who to be or what to wear or that you aren’t perfect because nobody is perfect. I cannot stress this enough.  How many of you have heard of the song “Nobody’s Perfect” by Miley Cyrus? If you haven’t listen to the song. Listen to the lyrics. This song is completely true.

Anyway, I just wanted to make sure you knew that no one is perfect. That’s all for now.


Confident Doesn’t Mean Unhurtable

Yikes! It’s been a while since I last wrote! Sorry to all of my loyal writers…

I’ve always been the confident girl. No one ever saw me cry, I never seemed to lash out. In our youth group we had secret sisters, and I wrote mine a letter a week for an entire year without fail. From my sister I received one letter.

One. Measly. Letter.

Turns out it wasn’t even actually from her.

In Sunday School we each wrote an encouraging note to the person on the right and left of us. I told the girls next to me that they were beautiful and a blessing to the class. The letter I got in return said “I think you are very nice.” Nothing more.


But I already told you I was confident- no one ever figured these things could hurt me. They did, though. I used to cry myself to sleep- I still do, sometimes. And you know what? I still consider myself confident.

But confidence doesn’t keep me from getting hurt by someone’s thoughtless actions. So I told my parents. I wrote them a note and stuck it under their door.

It felt really stupid, but guess what?

It helped.

Ever feel like you can’t do anything about what people do that hurts you? Try bringing it to someone who you trust, such as a parent or teacher.

It really does help!

– itsajthoughts

Just Keep Swimming

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming! 

If you’ve ever watched Finding Nemo, then you’ll recognize the song above. Dory the fish, with her bad memory, sang it to Merlin. Since they’re fish, the swimming part would replace walking. If we replaced the words swimming with walking, the song would go like this:

Just keep walking, just keep walking walking walking! 

The basic message is the thing that is said in Meet The Robinsons (Another animated movie):

Keep moving forward! 

No matter what happens, just keep going. Keep pushing. Keep trying. You’ll get there. You’ll make it. Tough times never last, but tough people do. (Actually, that’s a quote from Robert H. Schuller)

The basic message here is this: just keep going. You can’t stop some things that happen, but you can try and improve them. If you feel terrible (like you’re getting a big talk about something from your parents right before bed, and you just want to go to bed, but your parents are making  a big deal out of this thing ((no seriously, this happened to me before)) ) you just have to remind yourself that this thing could be over in just a minute. (Yes, that is what I did that one night) And eventually, it is over.

Push on! 🙂

❤ bookwormjulia

Float or Fly?

I like to say that there are two types of people:

Those who float, and those who fly.

People who float basically just drift through life with nothing propelling them at all.

People who fly push through the hard stuff of life propelled by their own dreams and ambitions.

People who fly do big things, people who float never really do anything worth mentioning.

History is full of people who chose to fly:

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Martin Luther
  • and, of course, the Wright Brothers!

The list goes on and on.

These people all have one thing in common, and it is this: they all went through hard times, but they made it through and made a real contribution to humanity.

So what about you?

You could float through life with no purpose, or you could live with purpose and determination to do something great.

You choose:

Float or Fly?

– itsajthoughts



The Beauty of You

I know that many people have already posted things about you being pretty, but I want to. It’s a thing that needs to be repeated again and again and again. It is something that must be drummed into the brain. And this is a part of the message that could go on forever, so I’d better just move on.

Have you ever thought about make up? When I say make up, what does it make you think? That it’s something that makes you pretty? That it helps your inner beauty to shine?


Make up hardly brings out your inner beauty. It’s just what it’s called: make up. It makes up something that isn’t really there. It almost like a thing that people use everyday for Halloween everyday. They put on their costumes so that nobody will recognize them. They make up something that isn’t really there.

Personally, the only thing I’d ever wear is lipstick. At my age, I’m not wearing any make up, except for lip gloss once and a while, but only on Sundays. I don’t really mind those, but I still don’t wear it much.

One of my older sisters wears make up. I’ve spent many a time rolling my eyes at her. Believe me, you would too. They’re only ‘touch ups’ so that they aren’t noticeable: a bit of mascara, some lip gloss, blush, and probably some other things that I don’t know about. Maybe eye shadow. But whatever she puts on, it takes a long time.

I don’t see the use in it: she’s in the bathroom for a very. long. time. putting it on, and then she just takes it off later. (When I say, a very long time, I mean,  very long time) What’s the use in using so much time for such little things that people  won’t notice? Such subtle things, that take so long; what’s the use, I ask again, that you’re just going to take off?

The answer to that, my dear friends, is there is no use.

I don’t think I’ll ever use make up. Why should I hide behind it and not show the world what I truly look like? I think that make up is a waste of time, and you should skip it. (But if you don’t want to, I won’t judge; do what you want!)

Sometimes, a really quick subtle touch is nice. If you have a nice hairstyle, a beautiful dress, and a bit of lip gloss, you can really feel pretty. That happened to me once, and that felt amazing. If you feel like that when you put on make up (if you wear any at all already) then by all means, keep going. Feeling pretty is something that makes you pretty.

But if not, just keep going without. Be loud and proud! You look the way God wanted you to, so show off His amazing work! 🙂

❤ bookwormjulia


The way you look

I know that sometimes we worry about things like; what we wear, and how our hair looks. I know for me personally it can almost cloud my mind. I get so caught up in what other people think about me that I start to change who I am.

Sometimes trying to fit in and worrying what other people think of the way we look clouds our minds. We eventually completely lose sight of what’s really important in life, which is staying true to ourselves. I know sometimes it’s hard to do, but in the end it’s always the best thing to do. If we were to spend our lives trying to please people we wouldn’t get any where in life. People might appreciate the way you look, but a question you need to ask yourself is… where do I get in this? Does this help me to become a stronger/more confident person?

That’s all for now.


Growing Up


Have you ever wanted to grow up so badly that you missed what was going on right then?

You looked up and realized that you had lost all that time you spent trying to grow up too fast.

How long do you want to live? Ninety, say?

Let’s look at a representation of your life.


The red line shows how long most people want to be older than they are.

The blue line shows how long most people want to be younger than they are.

Think about it.

If you spend all of your growing up years (age 1-18 or so) wishing you were older, you’re going to end up spending your older years (age 30-90ish) wishing you were young again.

I guess the moral of the story is: enjoy life right where you are. Life is so much better for the people who never wish they were older or younger!

There are plenty of perks to being a teen. Try to think about them, and maybe post some in the comments!

– itsajthoughts ❤

The Story of your Life

When you’re a Great Grandma or Great Aunt or Great Cousin and your grandchild, niece/nephew, or cousin asks you what it was like when you were little, what do you want to say? What will you say?

I would want to say that I was a great child; that I had amazing parents, and so many awesome childhood memories that I didn’t know where to begin! I want to say that my life was like a dream come true. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to say that?

Well, right now is the time that you might describe to that grandchild, niece/nephew, or cousin. If you think about it, what would you describe it as? A dream? Normal? Absolutely horrid?

Well, if it’s anything less than a dream, you’d better get working on it. We might as well live life so that it’s nice enough to tell a child about. I know my life isn’t a dream right now. I guess that means that I have to work on that.

But how do we change it?

Well, I guess the first place to start is to change how we think. If I’m like, “Ow! That hurt!” for external, I guess I just do my best to ignore it. If it’s internal, I think I better talk it out so that I won’t have a major blow out right away or later.

If something bad happen, smile and push through. Crack a joke or two throughout the day. Remain cheerful. Be sunny around others, and they just might become sunny too. Double suns makes double sunlight! The brighter it is, the better. 😀

If you can be that rainbow in everybody’s day, then they just might start acting happier around you, and your day will be better.

I know this all may seem corny, but sometimes, when I’m happy and I do this, it works. Or when I’m in a  bad mood, and somebody else is like this, it makes me happy. I think that’s proof enough that it works, if you need proof at all.

Make your life a dream. 🙂

❤ bookwormjulia