Monday, April 30, 2018

Q&A Including What Inspires Me, Instagram Tips, And What I Want To be When I Grow Up

A bit ago I asked y'all to send me some fun questions over on my Instagram! I thought it would be so
fun and also perfect if there are any new people who want to get to know me a bit better! You guys
being your amazing selves did not disappoint and I got some awesome questions!! I got so many
awesome questions in fact I'm going to be splitting this up into two parts. Today is part one and
next week you can check back in for part two! I hope you guys like this post and
shameless self promo but if you do like my blog and haven't already followed than I would absolutely
love love love if you could!! Ok lets get started. :)

How long have you been blogging?
I have officially been blogging for 4 years now!! And I'm 13 so that's a little under a 4th of my life. Wow. The first two years were a bit on and off BUT STILL IT COUNTS OK DON'T QUESTION ME.

What inspires you?
The people and the world around me!! If you just look around and truly be aware of the world and people around you will be absolutely amazed at the things that you can see and get ideas from.

What are your tips on growing a lager Instagram following and having active followers?
Post consistently! I try to post every other day and I think its working. Number two hashtags are something that is easy and will grow your following so so much!! Use them. I promise you its worth it. Regarding having an active following you need to be active with them. Follow the people who follow you and like and comment genuine things on there posts. But seriously I know almost nothing about Instagram and I am always always trying to learn. :) :)

What career do you want when you grow up?
I don't know! I do know thought that I want to do something that has to do with people and also writing and photography so maybe pr or journalism.

If you could live anywhere else than you do right now... where would you live?
Currently I live in Houston and I love it here but if not here than either London, New York, or somewhere in California. As you can tell I love big cities. :)

Would you rather be a famous singer or a famous dancer?
Definitely singer! I love dancing but I have absolutely no talent for it. I feel like if I was a singer the chance of falling on my face might me just a bit less.

Would you rather be able to rewind time or go into the future?
I feel like both of those would be quite risky and have a high chance of me messing something up haha. I feel like I would try to spy on my parents if I went back in time and then I would make them never meet so never have be so basically killing myself and my siblings.

I always want to be a marine biologist or an astrologist,
What about you ?
Honestly neither of those things interest me at all haha. 

How did purple become your favorite color?
If you have been reading my blog for a while you might know that hot pink actually used to be my favorite color. I think around 5th grade I kind of grew out of the pink. I absolutely love purple because it's strong, girly, elegant, and both soothing and bold at the same time. Plus purple is my school color so it's pretty coolio.

How long have you had your Instagram account for?
October 7th, 2017! That means it has been about 7 months. That is actually so crazy. I can't believe it's been that long! 

I hoped you enjoyed that and if you did make sure to check back next week for part twoooooo. All of the peeps that asked questions I have linked to and they are all so cool so make sure to check them out! Comment down below your answers!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Art Car Parade!

I go to the art car parade every year and this year was no exception! Sooo on the fateful day of *tries to remember day* ummmmm April 15 at around 1ish we packed up our stuff and drove to downtown!

I also did a vlog for it so check that out if you want and make sure to subscribe to my channel. :)

There were just like a bunch of cameras on this one which I found cool. 

It's a traiiiinnnnn.

Ok so right near us was this British family and they all talked in the accent. There was this one little kid and he came up to me and talked to me AND OH MY GOSH THE CUTENESS

Cool rey costume.

People really like star wars haha. 

It's the mystery machine! I liked this one because the people on it seemed so happy and they were blasting music. 

I didn't exactly get this one but they were hitting the bar things and making this cool music which I thought was cool. 

The library had one!! They have never had one before and I loved it so much!! There were a bunch of books covers plastered on it with create and explore on the sides.

One of my favorite ones. 

It's a zebra princess. She commands all of the zebra people. 

The radio station I was on!

They had a bunch of these low rider cars and they went up and down which looked really cool.

I didn't really get this one but I'm pretty sure it was about how we're killing the planet and climate change and everything.

It's like a fountain and the water comes out in tune with music. I saw a house around Christmas that did the same thing and I'm obsessed with the idea!

A peackockkkkk. 

The roller derby peeps! If anyone remembers my mom actually used to do roller derby. Yes I know my mom is cooler than yours you don't have to tell me.  

Ok so before the parade started my dad and I were walking around and I noticed this car type thing and mentioned how the person who was driving it looked so cool. I think my exact words were like "I love her hair," because the person had this fun wig on. And my dad responded saying how I couldn't know if it was a boy or girl and I just laughed and we moved on. As we were walking back to where we were sitting I looked at the person and and noticed he had a beard and I realized he actually was a guy and we laughed. 

This guy was doing cool tricks and going up and stuff but I he looked like he was going to fall backwards every time and it kind of freaked me out. 

Rainbow yo

It's a big flying monster

I'm going to blow your mind but this one was actually made my an elementary that some of my friends went to!

The people on top were old guys and they had paint on there face and were just rocking out to these songs and it was quite awesome. 

March for our lives and moms demand action float!

I like this pic because it just seems so cool but the actual car is a plus as well. 

The real life bat mobile! 

It's the one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater. If you get this you get extra points. 

Doesn't that just look so cool??

A cool one thanking all the peeps who helped during harvey. Fun fact the thing that we evacuated on looked a bit like that except bigger. 

Have you ever been to a parade? Was it awesome? Which car was your favorite? What kind of posts do you want to see from me next?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Who Am I?

Who am I?
What makes up my being
There are these people
Who have these amazing personalities
And you know
Just from talking to them
So much about them
And they have these crazy awesome things
About them
Things that they do
I did a post
Maybe two years ago
Or maybe last year
I'm not honestly sure
I can't find it
But I talked about
How I struggled
With not really having anything that made
Me me
I can say
I am succesfully
Over that
I have relized
I'm a freaking amazing human being
But I think
When people think of me
Like school friends
I'm just me
There is no like
Yeah Nabila
The one who...
And that's not a bad thing
I suposse
It just interested me
I was actually on the radio recently
Which was so cool
I got to read a journalism piece I wrote
For school
And before hand
The host talked to each one of us who would be doing it
And asked us things about ourselves
And what we did
And liked
So that he would know what questions to ask
Everyone of course said writing
And then other things
And I said writing
And my blog
But I almost acted embarrassed by it?
And I've also noticed that about myself
I usually can talk about my blog to people
But sometimes I just can't
And they ask what it's about
And I'm just like
And I should have said phoptograpghy
But me being amazing
So I think
Maybe my thing is I'm just not very obvious about my hobbies or things I like
And I think that is because sometimes
I'm just embaressed
We were in the car recently
And my mom was asking what music she should play
She asked me
And I was like
I don't know
And I like music
I think it's just because I'm scared there not going to like my music
And judge me for it?
I guess

What have y'all been up to lately? Can you relate? What kind of posts do you want to see on the future on the blog?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Life Update Including Moving, House Getting Torn Down, Being On The Radio + Other Things

I haven't done a personal post just talking about life in soooooooooooooo longgggggggg. Because  some stuff has been happening to me lately I thought it would be good to do a little update post! I've been meaning to do this for the longest time but I just haven't gotten around to it. Hopefully you'll be able to understand what I'm saying haha. I'm basically going from this post on kind of. I don't know. This is already going just soooo well.
-The first few months after we flooded were just freaking weird. Pretty much everything changed and schedules were weird and we did things we would never have done before like actually get food from fast food places and stay really long at my friends houses, where I went after school, even on school nights. The parents were always working on stuff and it was just a lot.

-We stayed at the house we moved to after harvey for maybe 4 months. That was a really interesting 4 months. Untilllll another house opened up and my parents decided we would move there because it was a lot closer to school and it was bigger and just overall good things. At first I was honestly really opposed to moving because we had just gotten settled and I think I just really didn't want anymore change?? Like you know??

-I know now that it was a really good decision and I'm a lot happier! So right before Christmas, we moved! The house we're staying in now is so much better and bigger and just nicer than the tiny one we where staying in. It is actually walking distance from my school (I mean it's 20 minutes so not the 5 minutes of my old flooded one but it's still really good). I feel better inviting friends over and it's just so much better.

-For Christmas we went to my grandparents house in South Carolina! It was really nice and I had a nice time hanging out with them. Also during that time though our old (flooded) house got torn down. I got to say goodbye to it before we left but it was still really emotional. It was falling to the ground and we were in another state and just the thought that it was this empty lot was kind of a lot because I had so many memories in it you know?

-Ok I promise this is the last sad flood thing haha but recently I had to say goodbye my old elementary school. It flooded as well and for a while they thought they were just going to remodel it but they got some grant so they decided to tear it down and build a new building. That's overall good as it will be good for the neighborhood and the school and but it's still sad you know?

They had a little goodbye party and everyone put there hand prints, name, and graduating year on the wall. I would have put my last name as well but there was no need haha.

-I did UIL theatre this year in school which has been super cool! It's basically a theatre competition and we did steel magnolias which was super fun. I was only an understudy and we didn't actually advance haha but still cool.

-Speaking of school I've been having a great year school wise! All of my classes have been super cool. I've gotten to be MC's for two shows which was like the best thing. Annnndddd I'm in yearbook at my school and we officially finished it and made the deadline! So congrats to us haha.

-A couple of weeks ago I also got to go on the radio with school! It was me and a couple of my friends and we read a couple journalism pieces we wrote. It was such a cool experience! Thanks for everyone who listened and told me I did well!! :)

Featuring a terrible selfie with my friend who did it as well haha. :)

-I've also been to a couple marches this year! We went to the Women's March in January, another Women's March recently, and of course the March For Our Lives! I filmed a vlog for the March For Our Lives and last weeks post was also on that if you missed it. :) :)

-I hit 40 subscribers on youtube! Yes yes I know this isn't that much but it made me happy ok don't judge. If you're not subscribed to me by the way you really should. :0

-I got to see Grace Vanderwall in concert and oh my gosh ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! She was so good and it was one of my first concerts and it was for my birthday and it was just freaking good.

-I actually started working with some brands on insta recently which has made me happy. :) If you want a full post with discount codes comment down below!

-Today there was a gun threat someone posted on Instagram and like half the kids didn't go to school, like everyone was scared, and just ahhhhhhhh. < How I feel at the moment

There is probably other stuff I could talk about and wanted to talk about but I can't remember anything else right now so that's that. If you want to keep up with my daily life, make sure to follow me on Instagram! 

What have y'all been up to lately? What kind of posts do you want to see from me in the future?

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