My Advice for HS Students with Learning Disabilities

Hey, my loved ones.

If you’re new on my blog, I’m Shabria and thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. And if you’re day one reader, thank you for coming back for another blog post, really do appreciate it.

So, on today’s blog post I wanted to give my advice and tips to both middle and high school students who are struggling with their learning disability and how to overcome it. To the ones that may not know this, I do have a learning disability, I have dyscalculia, it’s difficulty with numbers (i.e. basic math, mental math, counting money in public/figuring out sale prices), and I have a hard time comprehending tasks/instructions without thoroughly explaining it me to my understanding (I later found out that I’m a visual learner). I also have an speech implement, where I mispronounced words sometimes.

For 7 years, when I was school I struggled with my learning disability and what I went through, so I wanted to share my advice for any preteen and/or teenager who’s struggling academically.

Advice #1: Please ask for help. If you’re way behind with your schoolwork, ask or tell your teacher that you don’t understand the assignment or homework instead of not doing anything about it. Either ask in class or after class or school.

Advice #2: Get organized. If you have a hard time staying focus in class, then this is very important. Buy a weekly planner and write down your school assignments and highlight the very important tasks to get them done.

Advice #3: Write down your goals. I remember when I was in school and I still do this as an adult, if you want accomplish your goals in during your school year; write them down on sticky notes or in your notebook. And after when you accomplishment them, you check them off and congratulate yourself.

Advice #4: Ignore people who make fun of your learning disability. Now, this is a little hard to do but you really have to. They don’t know your struggles and what you go through, academically. While you’re working on your academic weakness, they’re probably struggling as well but they don’t want to admit it or they’re skipping class or school. I remember my former classmates who made fun of my learning disability, didn’t even graduated with me because they waited to the last minute to get their class credits or trying to be cool and not care about their academics.

Advice #5: Figure out what you’re really good at while you’re in school. If you don’t know right now, it’s okay because you have plenty of time to figure out.

Advice #6: Don’t be ashamed of your learning disability. Letting you know that you can accomplish amazing things in your life, always believe in yourself and have self confidence.

So, those are all of my advice/tips for you. I really hope you take these tips into consideration. Thank you so much for reading xo.

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What I’ve Learned Reading KendraBlogs Blog Post.

Hey, my loved ones.

IF you’re new on my blog, I’m Shabria and thank you so much for stopping by. And if you’re my day one reader, thank you for your support and reading another blog post.

So, I’m subscribed to another blogger named Kendra and her blog is called KendraBlogs, she writes about how to grow your blog, blogging strategies and tips. Kendra wrote a blog called ‘8 Ways to Overcome Blogger Burnout’, which all bloggers suffer after with their blogs including me. That blog post Kendra wrote did really helped me out alot and I want to share what I’ve learned after reading Kendra’s blog post.

#1: Planning, strategizing, and scheduling out blog posts – To avoid being overwhelmed and staying on track with your blog is the best way to plan and schedule. You want to figure what you want to accomplish with your blog on a monthly basis, creating a long-term strategies for blog growth, income and etc, and scheduling tasks to keep you consistent.

#2: Block out time for specific tasks – This is very similar to scheduling your time, you really need to stay focused on one task at a time by blocking out chucks of time for each task. For example,  from 9:00am to 10:30am, you focus on writing your blog content and from, 11:00am to 12:15pm, focus on creating your blog thumbnail image and scheduling and planning out your blog week.

#3: Avoid the Pinterest black hole – Pinterest is a great marketing tool for bloggers to gain more blog traffic and growth IF you stay focus and don’t procrastinate by repinning pins all day (it’s okay, don’t be ashamed). Kendra recommend Tailwind as ‘Pinterest Approved Scheduler.’ Tailwind schedules out your pins and give you ‘optimal time’ to pin based on specific Pinterest profile.

#4: Take breaks & time for yourself – If you’re feeling overwhelm or your blog to-do list is so long, relax and take some time to destress yourself.

#5: Just start – Basically, stop procrastinating and just start working on your blog. Even if you’re not in the mood to do anything.

#6: Make an list of accomplishments: If you’re feeling defeated or lost with your blog, which is very normal for bloggers. But, before you give up with your blog, write down your blogger wins and accomplishments that you made so far.

#7: Remember the big picture and your why – When you get uninspired or an blogger burnout, remember why you started your blog in the first place and why is it your passion. Your blogging journey/story is way different from your favorite huge following beauty, fashion, or lifestyle blogger’s story.

#8: Get inspired: If you’re lacking inspiration or motivation for your next blog post, just browse around on other blogs that you love reading, google ‘blog posts for ______ bloggers’, or engage with other bloggers in your blogging niche.

So, that’s what I’ve learned from KendraBlogs ‘8 Ways to Overcome Blogger Burnout’, thank you Kendra for your blogger tips (if she’s reading this blog post, that would be so cool). I will leave her social media links, if you want to check her out. Thank you so much for reading my blog post and I’ll write for you next time.

XO Shabria

KendraBlogs social media links:

Her Blog

Her Instagram

Her Twitter

Her Pinterest

My Favorite Fall Scented Candles

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If you’re new reading on my blog, I’m Shabria. And if you’re one of my day 1 reader, virtual hugs for coming right back for a new blog post.

On today’s blog post, I want to share with you my favorite fall scented candles from Bath and Body Works or from other stores that carry really affordable candles. Oh, letting you know that I don’t have the candles with me so I can take a picture of them because I finished them and I didn’t saved them, yeah that’s my fault LOL.

From Target:

Cozy Nights, Autumn Harvest, Cozy Flannel, and Fall Day in the brand Signature Soy. The prices for both 5 oz and 10 oz are between $5-$10. There are a few candles that I love in the Dollar Spot section but sadly I forgot the names of them. The candles cost between $3 or $5.

From Walmart:

Vanilla Spice, Warm Apple Pie, and Apple Pumpkin in the brand MainStays. For the size 3 oz, they’re about $3.33. And Crisp Fall Leaves, Chilled Pomegranate Wine, Apple Cookie Crunch, and Spiced Pumpkin Pie in the brand Better Homes and Gardens, they come in both 13 and 18 oz and they cost between $4.44 to $5.97.

From Michaels (yes, Michaels has candles):

Cinnamon Pecan Buns, Salted Caramel, and Sugared Cinnamon in the brand Ashland. They costed about $3.33.

From Bath and Body Works:

Marshmallow Fireside, Mahogany Teakwood, Apple Cinnamon Cider, Caramel Apple, Hot Cocoa and Cream, and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. Sometimes, I would get them in the 3 wick or the single wick for $24.50 or $14.50.

So, those are my favorite fall scented candles, they’re very affordable and smell really good. What are your favorite fall scented candle? Please share in the comments and thank you so much for reading xo.

How To Save Up For Christmas | 14-week Money Saving Challenge 2018

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If you’re new reading on my blog, I’m Shabria. And if you’re my day 1 reader, thank you for coming right back for a new post *virtual hugs and kisses*.

So, on today’s post I’m going to help you get started on your money saving challenge for Christmas shopping. Yes, ladies and gentlemen Christmas is literally around the corner and you probably didn’t get started on saving for Christmas shopping, haven’t you? Yeah, you haven’t (LOL), so I’m going to help you to get started (you’re very welcome). Now, if you haven’t started yet, now it’s the perfect time to get started. And I’m just letting you know, that I’m not financial adviser or anything. I’m just someone who has this money saving method and wanted to share.

So, first step is to get an envelope to put your cash in of course. You make a cash envelope if you want it to be super cute, there’s plenty of videos on making a stylish cash envelope on Youtube and I’ll give you the link. And you label the envelope ‘Christmas Shopping’ or ‘Black Friday Shopping’, so it will be easier to remind you. Then, think about on how much you’re planning on saving in your cash envelope. Are you saving $25, $50, $75, or $100 each paycheck or from your side hustle job? Once you figured out on how much you want to save up, keep a tab on it each paycheck on the back of the envelope, week after week until Black Friday shopping. If you want an example, I found two examples that you can do.

Example #1:

Week 1: $50

Week 2: $50

Week 3: $50

Week 4: $50

Week 5: $50

Week 6: $50

Week 7: $50

Week 8: $50

Week 9: $50

Week 10: $50

Week 11: $50

Week 12: $50

Week 13: $50

Week 14: $50

Total: $700

Example #2:

Week 1: $100

Week 2: $100

Week 3: $100

Week 4: $100

Week 5: $100

Week 6: $100

Week 7: $100

Week 8: $100

Week 9: $100

Week 10: $100

Week 11: $100

Week 12: $100

Week 13: $100

Week 14: $100

Total: $1,400

You got the idea of it, right? Even if you have bills to pay or whatever, just split your money and put it your cash envelope. I hope this blog post helped you out a bit with your money saving challenge for Christmas. Thank you so much for reading my blog post and take care xo.

High School Senior Tips

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If you’re new reading on this blog, I’m Shabria. And. if you’re not, welcome back and virtual hugs to you.

So, while I was on my small blog hiatus I was thinking of what blog post should I write about. And then, BOOM! I thought of one and it’s for high school seniors. For me, I did graduated high school about 8 years ago but I do remember alot of relevant tips during my senior year. I mean, I’m not that old to remember my high school years LOL. So, I’m going to share some high school tips for seniors and I hope you enjoy them *smiles*.

 

Tip #1: To get you ready for adulthood, take a home economics class at your school. In that class, you will learn how to fill out and pay for taxes, budgeting, home interior decorating, cooking, paying bills, loans, checks and etc. If your school doesn’t have this type of class, then go on Google and type in ‘home economics worksheets’ or go on the website Khan Academy, scroll down the site until you see ‘Economics & Finance’ and ‘College, careers, and more’, and letting you know, it’s absolutely free.

Tip #2: If you know what you want to do after you graduate high school, then starting finding some resources right now. If your school has an career center or has career fairs, then go before school or your during lunch period.

Tip #3: If you’re planning on taking your ACT or SAT test soon, start prepping right now. Sign up for practice SAT or ACT prep testing after school or go on Khan Academy.

Tip #4: Ask for help if you’re struggling with your academics, especially if you have an learning disability. And you shouldn’t care what your classmates say about your education. At least, you’re paying attention and trying to understand the material.

Tip #5: If there’s a scholarship you want, then follow the requirements on submitting for a scholarship. And while you’re waiting, just focus on your studies.

 

Well, those are all of my tips for high school seniors.

Thank you for reading *smiles*

The Birthday Tag

Hey my loved ones, if you’re new or a day one reader; welcome back to my blog. I’m Shabria and I really appreciate you for reading this new blog post.

On today’s blog post, I’ll be doing a blog tag. To everyone who’s confused on what’s a tag, it’s basically like an pre questions and answers type of deal. Someone can tagged you or you can do it voluntarily. If your birthday just passed or it’s coming up, if you like to do this tag, please go right ahead.

 

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1.) When is your birthday? My birthday is on July 29th.

2.) How old are you turning? (Or if your birthday recently passed, how old did you turn?) I’m turning 26 years young.

3.) What was you’re favorite present that you’ve ever received? Barbie Shoppin’ Fun with Barbie and Kelly (Christine Doll) 

4.) Are you/did you have a party this year? if so, what are you doing? I’m not having a party this year. 

5.) How do you usually celebrate your birthday? I usually have a family dinner at my favorite restaurant (iHop or Red Lobster). 

6.) What was the most memorable birthday that you had? On my 16th birthday, my whole family was in Las Vegas after our family reunion. 

7.) If you had an unlimited amount of money, what would you do for your birthday? Buy new photography gear, revamp my closet with new clothes, and celebrate my birthday in five cities: Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Dallas & Houston.  

8.) What’s your birthday wish list? New or used photography gear and candles from Bath and Body Works.

9.) If you only had one birthday left, what would you do for your birthday? Spend it with family. 

10.) Show a picture from your birthday, preferably an embarrassing one. UHH no LOL

11.) Do you have any birthday traditions? Not really, we just go with the birthday flow.  

12.) What’s your favorite part about your birthday? Receiving gifts LOL.

13.) What’s one thing that changed a lot since your last birthday? I didn’t do anything on last birthday due to illness. 

14.) Have you ever been thrown a surprise party or have you ever thrown one for someone? No but I would like to very much.