All posts by Katlynn Hanks

About Katlynn Hanks

I like to draw, write, and listen to music.

#JustChill 10 ways to help you relax

via Daily Prompt: Relax

Life can be stressful at times and I know this week is going to be pretty hard. Finals week *dun dun duuuuuuun* This week can be really hard on you emotionally so here are some steps that you can take to help you relax a bit more:

  1. Yoga. You can find really great yoga classes on Youtube, Netflix, and Amazon. This just helps you relax and it forces you to focus on your breathing which leads me to my next one which is….
  2. Just Breath. Place your hands and feet flat on the table and ground (hands go on the table feet go on the ground 😉 ) Focus your breathing into your stomach. Now close your eyes (After you finish reading this one of course.) Imagine a pond. Every thought that comes into your head becomes a small drop of water. See that drop of water hit the pond and send out ripples. Remember to focus your breathing. Now do this until you are completely relaxed, but don’t fall asleep. If you feel yourself starting to fall asleep, focus on the back of your head. 
  3. Chewing gum always helps me. Feeling the gum as I push it with my tongue around my mouth just relaxes me. I don’t know I’m kinda weird so deal with it ;D
  4. Counting down by two from like 50 or 100 is another way that you can relax. It stimulates the brain into focusing on one thing so it helps.
  5. If you’re a creative person, you can write or draw something.If you like to crochet, knit, cross-stitch, sew or any other type of crafty thing. 
  6. Reading is also another way of forcing yourself into just calming down.
  7. Working out is one way that I like to relax as well. Going on a nice run, or bike ride really helps to clear your mind and help you focus more. I also like to swim and do yoga.
  8. Sometimes Crossword puzzles or Sudoku puzzles can be something that;s really fun, just don’t get frustrated over it because it will ruin the whole point of it.
  9. Stress balls are the way to go if you’re in school. It’s something that you can just squeeze all of your frustration into and then just let it go. 
  10. And last but not least Listing to Music. As long as it’s  not super hard heavy metal, music can be very relaxing. I like punk rock and all that, but slow just intramental music can be way more relaxing

Thanks for checking this out, and if you liked this, maybe see some of my other posts? Just a suggestion. Thanks for looking at this one though and comment below if you have a favorite way to relax and I can add it below (with or without your name of course).

Government can violate our 4th Amendment?

To start things off I would just like to point out that I am a Sophomore in high school, so if anything seems a but off I am sorry, and if you could just tell me that would be great. Alright, on with the show!

So I recently found out that the government can violate our 4th amendment right. As I’m pretty sure you know the fourth amendment talks about people being secure in their homes and their property and that government needs to have a warrant to search you (Unless of course you are at school or work depending upon where you work). As I was looking over some supreme court cases though, I saw one named Utah vs Strieff where a police officer pulled over Strieff suspecting him of unlawful activity . In the process of investigating him, the officer found out that Strieff had multiple warrants against him and then arrested him. (https://www.oyez.org/cases/2015/14-1373)

This was already proven to be against the fourth amendment in Mapp vs Ohio though. Personally I find this to be a direct violation of our fourth amendment. What do you guys think? Comment below and we can chat.

Liebster Award

Thanks to MistyOcean’s blog for nominating me. You can check her blog out here danerlou.wordpress.com

1. Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them (don’t forget to comment on this post so I can check out your answers).
2. Make a blog post outlining 11 facts about you,
3. Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
4. Prepare 11 questions for those you will nominate.
5. Nominate 5-11 new bloggers (those who have less than 200 followers) by commenting in one of their blog posts.

  1. I am part Native American
  2. I live in the U.S.
  3. I am going into college when I am a junior in high school
  4. I have 3 little sisters
  5. I do CrossFit
  6. I also run
  7. I bike
  8. I swim
  9. I do triathlons
  10. I am in We The People and I’m only a sophomore
  11. I am ready to answer the questions down below 😀
1. Who are/would you vote for this year (2016)?
 I would have voted for Donald Trump. Even though I don’t really like him, he has the best policies for America, but that’s just my opinion.
2. What type of dreams do you have?
 I want to be a Nuclear Engineer, I also want to win the CrossFit games one year
3. What is the function of a rubber duck?
 The function of a rubber duck is to entertain you while you are in the bath.
4. What T.V/Netflix/Hulu shows do you tend to watch and why?
 I like Supernatural at the moment because the two main characters are cute and I like the story line.
5. Have you ever been out of the country you currently live in?
 Nope
6. Do you like animals? If so, what type. If not, why?…..why?
 Yeah, who doesn’t! I like all animals, but cats are my favorite because we can just chill.
7. Are you allergic to anything odd?
 Nope not allergic to anything
8. Do you believe in the supernatural? If so, have you ever had an encounter? If not, I don’t blame you. It’s a lot to take in.
 Well I don’t remember it, but apparently, I used to talk to “dead people” and one night at my cousin’s house, I woke her up in the night yelling at something and my cousin said that she saw a blue orb type thing.
9. How tall are you?
 5 feet 2 inches and 1/4
10. Tell me one random fact about you.
 I can eat 2 dozen donuts by myself.
11. What career are you thinking of pursuing when you have the time/money to do so?
I want to be a Nuclear Engineer for the Navy, Air Force, NASA, TESLA, or a private company. 😀
So I don’t really know people on WordPress so I can’t nominate anyone… sorry.

**Chapter 3 Part 1***

The next morning I was woken up by Tristan yelling. I was to tired to know what he was saying so I threw my feet over the side of the bed and shoved my shoes on. I stumbled into the room were we had met the night before and saw everyone else there already.

As I walked over to my seat my feet scraped the floor. I sat down in the seat next to Amelia and let out a big yawn. Amelia giggled.

“What’s so funny?” I asked her.

She giggled again. “You have a big mouth.”

“Well, um, thanks. I guess,” Was that a complement here?

Tristan walked through the doors. “Thank you all for coming to this meeting.”

“Like we had a choice,” muttered Jake. I looked over at him across the table from me. He caught my eye and I raised an eyebrow. He just rolled his eyes and looked away.

“Anyway,” continued Tristan. “I have a task for all of you. You will be helping the ASU.” I must have looked confused because he looked striate at me when he said, “The ASU is the backwards version of USA. That was our counties name before the war broke out but since everything seems to be backwards we just switched the letters so that it forms ASU. It now spells out America’s States Un-united. It used to say United States of America.

“So your task it so keep prisoners at hand while the chief is away helping out another place. You leave in a week from today. Thank you for your time.” Then he turned and left.

“Wait!” I said getting out of my chair and in the process knocking it over. It made a loud crash. “Sorry.” I said looking at the chair as one of the legs slid across the floor and Tristan stopped it with his foot. “But what am I supposed to do. I don’t know how to hold a gun or anything like that.”

Tristan laughed. “This is a basic mission all that you will have to do is command the soldiers that work there. I’ll have Jake tell you more he’s been here the longest and he had done a few of these.” Then he opened up the doors and left.

I walked over to my chair, picked it up and set it down on the table so that its legs were sticking up in the air and the head of it was off the table.

“Come on lets go,” Jake said from behind me. When I turn around he’s already walking away.

“Wait for me,” I say and run to catch up with up with him. “Were are we going?” I asked.

“Just wait will you. Don’t you know curiosity killed the cat.”

“Well then it’s a good thing I’m not a cat then,” I said

He rolled his eyes. “Your such a child.”

“Well since I don’t remember anything I guess I could be an over grown child, but then again I could have been the smartest person ever to exists! Guess we’ll never know.”

“Any way how this works is I boss everyone around and you sit their silently watching.” I rolled my eyes this time. “What?” He asked me irritated.

“Bossy much” I snapped and turned on my heal. I didn’t even get down the hall when an alarm went off. Different colors were flashing. I looked around confused and tried to figure out why the alarms went off.

“Look out!” Jake shouted as he me right when bullets started ringing off the walls. I was about to ask him what was going on but he put a hand on my mouth to silence me. So I glared at him hoping he go the message, but he just glared right back at me.

After the bullets stopped Jake picked me back up, grabbed my hand and dragged me down the hall into his room. I backed away from him and grabbing one of the beds. “What is going on.” I demanded as he was moving one of the beds in front of the door.

“Will you just stop asking questions and help me barricade the door.”

“Fine,” I replied and helped him push the bed. “But you are going to answer my questions.”

“Of course I will,” he sighed.

Camp version of Old Mac Donald

Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO
and on that farm he had a tree…
well he chopped down the old pine tree TIMBER
and he hauled it away to the mill…tra,la,la

Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO
and on that farm he had a home…
home home on the range where they
chopped down the old pine tree TIMBER
and he hauled it away to the mill…tra,la,la

Old Mac Donald had a farm EIEIO
and on the farm he had a dog…
oh where oh where has my little dog gone
oh where oh where could he be?
He’s home home on the range where they
chopped down the old pine tree TIMBER
and the hauled it away to the mill…tra,la,la

Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO
and on the farm he had a sweetheart…
let me call you sweetheart. I’m in love with you.
Let me whisper in your ear…
oh where oh where has my little dog gone
oh where oh where can he be?
He’s home home on the range where they
chopped down the old pine tree TIMBER
and they hauled it away to the mill tra,la,la

Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO
and on that farm he had a hole and I…
stuck my hand in the old skunk hole and the old skunk said to me
Let me call you sweetheart. I’m in love with you
Let me whisper in your ear…
oh where oh where has my little dog gone
oh where oh where can he be?
He’s home home on the range where they
chopped down the old pine tree TIMBER
and they hauled it away to the mill tra,la,la

Old MacDonald had a farm EIEIO
and on that farm he had an ending…EI-EI-O