New Video: Weird Stuff In My Backpack

Hello! The other day I was thinking of all the unusual stuff I have in my bag and I wanted to document it. Since this channel is mainly me documenting my life I wanted to keep track of the things I carry! Stay Jolly 🙂
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Walls Of Detroit

I was born about 30 minutes outside of Detroit. When I was younger I remember passing by a specific mural on a large building every time we would venture to downtown. It was colorful and the lines seemed perfect to me. It was of a sun and moon and it dangled below the sky above. It is gone now but I still remember it. The other day I was in Detroit and I saw many more murals just like the one from before. Colorful with so much character. Just in case they aren’t there the next time I venture to Detroit I captured them. I would love to know who created these because they bring me such happiness.

~COL

A Colorful Bagel

A Bagel
It was full of color and shape,
and was anxiously waiting to be ate.
It held its form well and was very complex,
with the interest of everyone's text.
Maybe one day I will see you again,
but until then
you are just a bagel with a dreadful fate.

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New Video: What I Learned 2

Last year I made a video called “What I learned in my first year of college”. Now I am making a second one and I hope to keep making them every year! I hope you enjoy and stay jolly 🙂
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Speak With Unusual Perception

This is my poetry compilation that I have been working on for a while now. I didn’t know how to post it or where to post it or if I even wanted to post it but I decided the best place for it is on my blog. I have also attached the original document that I send out to publishers because that one is a little more clean cut. 😉 Poem Story Rough I hope you enjoy and stay jolly!

 

Speak with Unusual Perception

For a Friend

By Colleen Mayer

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We are born imperfect.

With bent backs and an unbalanced mind.

Needing the strength of others to hold up our fragile heads

                           And needing the intelligence of others to teach us how to walk.                                                                                              

We are born with a fresh mind, one that may mold over time.

Some mold with an unusual perception.

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It was the beginning.

There was a point in time where I remembered how I used to wash my hands over and over.

It was repetitive.

There was a point in time where I remembered that I couldn’t explain my actions and couldn’t comprehend them.

It was a bitter pill.

There was a point in time where I could isolate myself from the negativity of others.

It was healthy.

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When you are young your mind is an unwritten script.

Title is undetermined and the pages aren’t brimming.

Each day is a new page and a closer step to your title.

Scents are stapled to it and morals are sometimes crammed in by others

But none the less your mind is still your story.

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My script is meager but fulfilling.

Bounded by my aggressive attitude and the pages are collected sloppily.

One page could be one simple emotion and the next could be a cacophony of thoughts.

It is quit burdensome to explain to others but I cope with being able to explain it in a peculiar way.

Toward the middle is where it gets interesting.

Where I find my perceptions to be quiet unusual.

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I had come to the realization that it was burdensome to explain my thoughts to others.

Bouncing from one idea to the next and putting certain words before others because they came too early.

I had come to the realization that I shook.

Tapping the tips of my fingers to my thumb and tilting my complexion ever so slightly.

I had come to the realization that moving on was my specialty.

Leaving behind pages that were unfinished and needed more work on.

I had come to the realization that the ways my mind molded were slightly different from others.

Tiny, unfinished building filled my mind ever so slightly.

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One day.

One day my body is placid and I can think of the people that keep me that way.

My hands do not fidget and my paths are clear.

I can remember the days before and can keep my voice steady.

It was a good day, a valuable day, and I was a content soul.

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Here is something that is uncomforting.

My place of comfort.

When it is tampered with or has a memory of panic it is hard to go back.

I can remember my room. Before it was tampered, before I had a hard time explaining why I didn’t enjoy being in its presence.

My place of comfort had been sprayed with graffiti.

My DNA had been dismissed and someone else had infiltrated.

My place of comfort made me remember other

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One day

One day I am a wave.

Starting with a calm flow that ripples into what feels like an everlasting tide.

Forming from something so minuet to something that could kill.

Being engulfed in water and feeling like that last breath may never come back.

One day is the day I fear the most.

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Try breathing techniques.

The one thing that people don’t realize is that there is no technique for gasping for air.

Try relaxing.

When your legs tense up and your hands clench naturally it is hard to relax.

Try talking about it.

There is a certain way to talk about it but I have yet to meet anyone that has discovered it.

One day my words will come naturally, not too early, and not after I have gotten over the panic.

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When you are constantly trying to listen to others it is difficult to listen to yourself.

There was a point in time where others words were roaring and mine was supple.

This is when my heart sent an SOS to my mind.

Hoping that my lion would find the courage to listen.

Listen to the heart that needed to find warmth,

The mind that needed oiling, and the voice that needed to speak.

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One Day

One day I was still in a chair.

My legs were crossed and my feet were tapping the air.

There was comfort and a fidgeting feeling all at one.

I was asked to speak but was not demanded.

I was asked to look beyond but was found at a wall.

And I was told to stay but felt no reason too.

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I was a wanderer.

I tended to easily isolate myself from people and I found myself looking at the retrospect.

I was always detoxing my mind, body, and soul.

Relaxing my mind when there was no voices, no wind, and no conflicts.

Remembering the ways that helped me be still.

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One day.

One day I will find myself under a tree.

One that brings me so much comfort that I will afloat to the surface of my mind.

One where there is no more tapping, no more wandering, and no more waves.

One that will be there when I need and one that will be my amenity.

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I hope this poetry compellation brings comfort to one another. It is for a friend and covers the mind of someone who has anxiety. Through the words of others I made a way to explain their emotions through poetry. Remember to be aware of others and explain your thoughts well. Hope you enjoyed and stay jolly.

Poems by Colleen Mayer

Pictures by Colleen Mayer from the daily Wall Street Journal

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New Video: What I Eat In A Day (College/Vegan)

Hello! This is what I eat in a day as a vegan college student. I am not a nutritionist this is just what I like to eat. Stay Jolly 🙂
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The Breakfast That Will Save You

The Breakfast That Will Save You Time, Money, and Health

We have all had THAT morning. The one where you slept in a little too much, stay up a little too late, and didn’t eat enough the day before so you wake up starving. It’s hard to even hold a pan let alone make yourself some quick eggs. You think about going through a drive through but that is cash leaving your wallet as well as feeding your body food that will make you feel lethargic during the day. So, why not have something in your fridge that will keep you happy, healthy and save you a few dollars? I am talking about overnight oats and I am going to tell you how to make it.
Start off with a mason jar. Mason jars will keep it cold during the day and it has a closable lid so nothing will spill. Also it looks nicer than just a plastic container. Add one half cup of oats and a tablespoon of cinnamon to the mason jar. This will be your base for the overnight oats. Next you want to add a cup and a half of almond milk. You could also use water but almond milk makes it taste better to me. Close the lid and shape it up so that the cinnamon covers the oats.
Next you want to finely cut up one apple and one banana. Make sure you cut them up small so that they cover up the whole mason jar. Place all of your fruit in the mason jar. You could also try other fruit like berries or strawberries but apples and bananas are my favorite. Next you want to add some extra topping that overall just makes it taste better. A few of my favorite topping are assorted nuts, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flax seeds, or even some agave nectar.
Finally you just want to put the lid on the jar and place it in your fridge overnight. Your oats will soak up the almond milk and will make the oats easier to digest. Also since oats are carbs they will keep you fuller and more energized throughout the day. You could warm up the oats in the mason jar or even keep them cold for the day. Overnight oats range anywhere from three to five dollars depending on what toppings you put on it. It also have under 700 calories and has so many antioxidants in them. They are also different from other breakfasts because you can customize them to your liking with different fruits, spices, and toppings. I sometimes switch mine up by putting in peanut butter and strawberries to make it more like a peanut butter and jelly oat bowl. This meal is also great for traveling in the car because you know you are going to be full for a long time and you know that it is not going to spill. As a college student, sometimes I am on campus for hours at a time and I am not sure when my next meal at home is going to be. In between classes I will usually go to the café and microwave this so that I can have something in between my busy schedule. Not to mention, like I said this is very healthy and cheap. This meal is also vegan so for all the people that are changing your lifestyle to Veganism, this is a great way to switch up your breakfast. This is the perfect breakfast for college students, children, or even adults looking to have as much sleep the night before as possible.
Ingredients that I use:
Whole grain oats
Bananas
Unsalted Almonds
Honey crisp Apple
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Cinnamon
Cacao Powder

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