About The Transgender Military Ban…

7/27/17
Hey guys, welcome back! Alright, you’ve already heard the news. Donald Trump banned anyone who is transgender from serving in the military and there is a problem with that. A problem that I can best express in the email that I wrote to the White House in which I voice my opinion. 

Good Evening

My name is Dani ****** and I am a soon to be freshman at ********* ***** High School. I am reaching out to you today because I would like to speak my mind regarding the recent transgender military ban. I was absolutely appalled to see that the leader of our country would commit such an act of discrimination. Even though I’m not transgender, I was deeply offended by the actions of the president. I do not believe it is even remotely acceptable, no matter what gender, race, sexual orientation, or other identity, to prevent people from willingly serving this country. Growing up I was taught that this country was all about “liberty and justice for all” and I’d always believed that. If I’m not mistaken the pledge of allegiance that I recite along with the rest of my class every morning at school does not say “liberty and justice as long as you are a straight, white, cisgender, male”. The recent actions against the entire LGBT+ community are, as I’ve said, unacceptable. This country has it’s issues, but those issues can not, and will not, be solved through discrimination of any kind. Especially when that discrimination is directed at an already extremely vulnerable group of people. I hope you take my opinion and the opinions of countless others into consideration and reassess your recent decision. 
Thank you for your time. 

Now I have to give a huge shoutout to Lyss for inspiring me to take action. She texted me earlier today saying that she wrote to the White House and I decided, “you know what? So will I” 

It’s one thing to say that a decision made in our government was a bad one, but changing that decision is another thing. 

Fellow Americans, it’s time to stop wishing and waiting for change and start making change happen. If we don’t do anything about the issues that effect us, those issues will only grow. 

We are the next generation of politicians. We have to show that we care about what is going on in our country. 

Let’s not forget that the government works for us. In a republic, the people call the shots. We have the power for change. We have the power to make our voices heard. There are ways that you can get involved. 

I will not stand by and watch one person make the rest of the world think that this is how America works. This is not how America is. I have faith that our generation especially will not stand for this. 

I’ve said before that I’m not a proud American. But I only ever said that because I didn’t realize that I had the ability to change that. 

If there are issues you care about, research and find out what you can do about them. 

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

**Also as of today our blog is two years old! 🎉🎉Can you believe it? We sure can’t. Thanks for sticking with us and supporting our little blog through all its ups and downs. As always, thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day or night.**

See ya soon!!!

-Dani 

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How I Get Past Creative Blocks

7/8/17

Hey guys, welcome back. Today, while I was watching some YouTube videos, one of the creators mentioned having a bit of a creative block where they weren’t filming videos because they just couldn’t figure out what they wanted to do. And that gave me the idea to make this post.

I’m quite a creative person and as someone who likes to share my creations with other people through things like blogging, for example. That makes a kind of pressure to keep creating, even if people aren’t demanding that I make new things, I feel as though I should be creating new stories, drawings, posts that make you think, etc. This of course means that sometimes I run out of ideas or I just lose the motivation to create.

So I have compiled a list of things that I do to get past creative blocks.

1. Get Inspiration From Others

There is nothing wrong with taking inspiration from other people. Obviously, don’t copy their idea, but if you read someone elses blog post for example and it just makes you think, “Wow, that was really good. I really want to write something like that.” then that’s fine. I do this a lot, if I ever feel like I have nothing to write about, I read other people’s posts and then eventually I get an idea of my own.

2. Take A Break

If you’ve been staring at your computer screen for an hour trying to write that essay, it’s probably not going to come to you. So, turn the computer off, walk away, and do something else for a while. Give your brain a break for an hour and then come back and try again.

3. Put On Some Background noise

I always have something on in the background when I’m writing blog posts. Sometimes I have music but most times I have a YouTube video on. In fact, I’m watching a video right now as I’m writing this. For whatever reason, it helps. When I’m doing homework I even have something on in the background and it makes it easier for me to focus on the task at hand.

Well that’s it from me today. I hope you enjoyed and if you try any of these out and they help you, let me know. Also feel free to comment any other tips that you may have. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day or night.

See ya soon!!!

-Dani

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I’ve Returned

7/7/17

Hey guys, welcome back. I know, I know, I did say that I’d be back on the 22nd of June but, things got in the way of that. And I’ve taken my (very long) time off to reflect and do some thinking in terms of where I want to take this blog. What I want from it.

And I’ve realized that I want what we had in the beginning. I don’t want to be fake. I want to write real posts with my real feelings. I want Lyss and I to love blogging. I don’t want this to be a daily chore, I want it to be something that I really, genuinely enjoy doing.

For me, that starts with being completely honest.

The last 9 months have been the worst of my entire life. Aside from the PANS, which I originally though was the cause of this, I’m having issues with my mental health. Now, yes, the PANS does manifest in psychiatric symptoms but I have been on medication for that for almost 6 months at this point. So my doctors have come to the conclusion that it is more than that.

I’ve been going to therapy since I was 9, but it was only about 8 months ago that I finally switched to a therapist that I am comfortable with. One that I feel that I can easily open up to, who I don’t have to censor myself around. I feel better after I leave these sessions, instead of worse.

I’m also on psychiatric medicine. I don’t really know how much it’s doing for me but I did switch from an SSRI to a more common antidepressant and it’s only been a couple of weeks so really it’s too early to tell. I do have an Ativan prescription because my panic attacks have been so frequent but it doesn’t work for me so at this point I have completely given up on it.

Another thing that I did briefly touch on was the fact that I had been feeling a bit abandoned by my friends, which you can read about here. And the feeling of being left out is still there, but now it has turned into more of a self-hatred thing. I often think about how I can’t blame my friends for not wanting to be around me when I have spent all my time isolating myself and doing nothing to help myself get better. It’s my own fault.

I’ve started to try to commit myself to losing weight and getting healthy. Which, if you’ve been here a while, you’ll know is something I’ve always struggled with. I’m currently 10 pounds down from my starting weight. I’ve got more to go but I want this.

My little cousin, who I’ve not spoken about since this post, is doing wonderful. I’ve seen her two more times and she’s now nearly a year old. She’s beautiful. And she has become my reason for continuing. My uncle is doing his best to gain full custody of her and if he does, which seems likely as of right now, I will be the only female role model in her life. Now, yes, there is our grandmother and my mother, but I will be the closest in age. The one that she’ll trust. My uncle has already told me that he thinks I’m going to be her best friend. So, when I’ve felt like my world is collapsing around me, when I’ve thought that it would never get better, looking through her photos reminds me that I’m needed, wanted, loved.

I cannot speak for Lyss, but I do know that for me, this blog is a safe place. Somewhere I can go when I need support, something I love doing. And so let this be the beginning of a new era. As we near our two-year blogoversary, allow this to be the start of a new chapter of blogging. A chapter dedicated to honesty, love, determination, hope, and healing. I’m done being sick. I’m done being broken. To anyone reading who feels like they are at their lowest low, that there is nothing that can help them get better, I understand, but it will get better. I extend a hand to you, we’ll pull each other from the trenches.

See ya soon!!!

-Dani

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1 Year!!!!! Mom Edition!

7/27/16

Hey guys! Its Liss and Dani here. And today is our 1 year blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You might have noticed some changes to our blog. Its been here for a few days now but we didn’t want to say anything just yet. We now have a new theme and the header image was designed by Dani!

Before we begin we have to thank people like Elm, Aspen, Em, Coral and so many more (<3) for sticking with and taking the time to get to know us. It means so much more than we will ever be able to express.

In spirit of our anniversary, we are having our moms write anything they want. It will be unedited, untouched by us. Here we go!

Dani’s Mom:

O.K. Here I go…My daughter Dani and her friend Liss (who I call my other daughter)…love them to pieces.  I am so blessed and proud to have Dani as my daughter.  She is beautiful both inside and out, smart, funny, loving….I could go on but I’m sure you guys don’t want to hear a mom go on and on about how wonderful her daughter is…Know that Dani and Liss are real friends, they are honest and speak from the heart and their experiences. I am proud that they have confidence to create a blog and I am excited for them to see how many followers “get them”…I love my Dani and of course Liss.  I wish them lots of luck on this blog and cannot wait to see how the future goes for them! Words cannot express how much I Love you Dani – Mom ❤

Liss’ Mom:

Happy 1 year anniversary! I’m so proud of you girls for putting this blog together to share your experiences with other teenagers.I know that the issues you blog about are what most teenagers also go through. Your honesty and advice is probably so helpful for others. You are smart, caring, and beautiful girls! ❌⭕️-Mama Sita

And We hope you enjoyed this post  with our moms and just again we are so lucky to have this blog, and to all the people who supported us and were there for us thank you from the bottom of our hearts

-Liss 🙂 and Dani ❤

Blogmas Day 20!!!!

Whoa 5 more days of blogmas and 7 days until our 6 month anniversary!

I have something special planned for the occasion and I haven’t even told Dani.

So today’s blogmas is a DIY gift for your family.

~Scrapbook

What You will Need-

  •  Scrapbook
  • Pictures
  • scissors
  • rolls of tape

Steps-

  1. First decide who it is for (Family,friends, etc.)
  2. Get pictures of whoever it’s for
  3. Decide the order you will put it in
  4. Before you tape it place the pictures in the order you want them in

I made this gift for my mom and told her it was from a “Close Friend” who told her not to open it until the 25th.

She is so agitated it’s funny

Oh god I love this tie of year

~Liss ❤

One Of Those Days

Hey guys so today i put my interior designing skills to use and decoarted my brother’s room.

I took everything he asked me to do and put posters and little figures in any spaces i could find. I feel so lazy and I need to get on my elliptical and I have not started my homework.

I got gifts for my teachers and I am listening to a awesome song that makes me feel happy!

So I’m having a good day 🙂 So I gotta start my work! AHHHH

But yeah christmas is 5 days away!!!!! I’M SO PUMPED UGH

Okay blogmas a little bit later

~Liss

 

Blogmas day 19!!!!!!!

Hey guys today’s blogmas is about the best Christmas present I’ve ever received!

So The best present would have to be a hoodie i got last year, or the sims 3.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE GUY WHO MADE Y HOODIE!

HE IS MY SECRET HUSBAND!!

Okay sorry out of hand

*Ahem*

And the sims is literally the best game I have ever owned.

IT IS SO LIFE LIKE~

So I can make my secret husband in the game.

I just finished up a photobook for my secret santa so i’m content. Alright

~Liss

Abuse

Hey guys so I’ve been reiceving abuse and harassment from Dani,

I have gotten wacked in the head with a pillow, punched in the ear, and much more

If you care please start the trend, #StopSlaveryinDanisHome

Anyways I slept overdo is house last night and it was FUN

I actually forgot what we did but it was funnnnnn!!

I read Dani’s entry for a writing contest andim still deciding mine. Ugh I need ideas!!!!

So we woke up at ten and ate bagels. They were yum.

I have to study for my French test, and social studies test, God I’m so tired. I had a sugar crash also. Ah good times

-Liss

Fun day

Hey guys today I had a better day it was pretty great! I am watching inside out so this blog will be short. I have to study for a test but my friend talks and stretches out her words a little bit me and my friend made it sound pretty dirty!

IT WAS HILARIOUS!

But today Overall I need to wake up tomorrow at 5 to study and tonight too!

Ugh school just ruins everything.

And I am gonna end it there but tomorrow I will make his longer.

Bye

~Liss