5:08p.m. Sunday Evening, October 29th, Wow I can honestly say that this week, has been one of the best weeks of my Sophomore Year. If you’ve read my previous journal posts, this semester has been rough for me mentally and for the first time. Like feels like it’s getting better, I am focusing on myself more, praying and spending time with people I love.
Nothing spectacular or monumental happened it was just a calm,productive week. I am praying that the rest of the semester goes like this. It’s halloweekend and the students that go to my school are some creative people. A lot of people were dressed up as things I would have never thought to actually make a costume.
This is a short post, but it was more of just a life update to see what I’ve been up to. I got around to filming to videos last week , so I will link them. It felt great to film and upload again and I am trying to make my uploads more consistent.
6.24p.m. Sunday Evening, October 8th, Right now I am home on Fall Break. I started off my break on Thursday afternoon in the car with a few friends driving back to the city. It was a nice, smooth ride and it didn’t feel to long because I was asleep for most of it. I came home and surprised my mom but I actually ended up scaring her so I’m not gonna try that again.
I’ve really been enjoying my time at home. I haven’t really left the house but I have been spending a lot of time studying and getting ahead on my school work as well as spending quality time with my mom. I am currently watching a Halloween movie while I write this blog post and I feel so content. I never have time to sit down and watch movies while I am at school.
I am starting a productivity challenge tomorrow. I follow a studygram/studyblr called EmmaStudies and she is starting this challenge tomorrow to improve her productivity habits. I thought since midterm grades are about to come out and this semester is going by so quickly. That it would be great if I just keep grinding these last few weeks, to make sure I end with the GPA that I want. I think this will be a fun challenge to do,so to follow along on my journey make sure to follow me on Instagram.
That’s it for now ! I am starting a new blog schedule Monday,Wednesday and Friday posts. I also will be putting up more blog posts occasionally if I have time. I also decided to make a new video schedule for my YouTube Channel, so I will be uploading every Monday & Friday.
The first day of Fall was 4 days ago and where I go to school in Upstate New York it doesn’t feel anything like my second favorite season. It has been humid the past two weeks and usually by now the temperature would have started to drop.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons from the weather to the fashion, I am so ready for the sweater weather ! I also barley brought any summer clothes with me to college, HAHA! Which has been making it hard to wear 90% of my wardrobe. Today I thought it would be fun to share with you all my Fall 2017 Bucket List.
- Apple Picking
- Fall Foliage Hike
- Make or just simply eat apple cider donuts
- Sunrise Hike
- Go to a bonfire and eat s’mores
- Travel to Vermont
- Make a Fall-inspired dinner with Friends
I hope you all enjoyed reading some of the things I would love to do this fall ! Let me know some fun things on your Fall 2017 Bucket List !
11:45a.m. Thursday Morning, September 21st, Today has been a great day so far and I think so because I had a great weekend . Saturday my friend Deja and I went to Lake Placid to go to the GAP Outlet. I really wanted to get off campus for the weekend and was such an amazing day. The drive there and back was absolutely beautiful, we were surrounded by so much fall foliage and incredible mountains.
There is so much to do in Lake Placid, from visiting the Olympics site,Whiteface Mountain, Kayaking, SUP and amazing desserts. We went to Emma’s Creamery and had amazing ice cream. I had the peanut butter cookie dough flavor and I’ve never had anything like it ! It was delicious !
Small towns have the best ice cream !
I thought this place was so cute, it reminded me of a mini Chelsea Market !! Deja and I ended up eating an early dinner at one of the restaurants called Eleanor’s Pasta Kitchen. It was delicious, and just the right amount of food.
Overall, last Saturday was a lot of fun and super chill. I love Saturdays where I can spend it relaxing and leisurely . Being the President of a Club and a Student-Athlete having weekends free is rarely the case, so I truly appreciated this little adventure. I can’t wait to go back to Lake Placid during the winter, because I know it’s gonna be even more beautiful.
Happy Friday !! This week has been a pretty chill week because my last day of work was Monday and I have been able to relax and sleep in everyday this week. Literally today I slept until 11a.m. and I really wasn’t going to, but I thought, “Hey in a week you are going to have to to wake up at 7 almost everyday”, so I decided to take advantage of my own bed at home.
Here’s what I’ve been loving/doing this week :
Podcast & Sermons | I recently got into podcast, being that I spend most mornings/afternoons on my computer doing internship work,writing blog posts, editing photos,editing videos etc. I’ve been getting sick of my music playlist and I wanted to hear something different. I decided to browse through some podcast on my phone and I have really been enjoying the She Explores Podcast it’s described as “A podcast for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside” Inquisitive women in the outdoors,on the road, and besides.”
Recently I have been listening to The Porch sermons online which is a Young Adults Ministry based out of Texas. I love their series called Bad Advice it has taught me so much in such a small amount of time and I’m sad it’s coming to an end but I know the new series is gonna be amazing. Since I like to listen to a sermon everyday I also listen to Joel Olsteen, I love that he puts up a new podcast everyday and I love the way he preaches. I’ve grown up with him in my household because my mom watches his sermons every Sunday and has been doing this since I was little.
Dinner with Coworkers | Wednesday night I went out too dinner with a few coworkers and I had such a fun night. I remember saying to myself when I started my Summer Job, I am here to make money not friends. Yes I know that sounds so mean and looking back it was, these people made working in retail not so bad. I’m gonna miss them when I’m away at school but I know I will seem them when I come back for the Winter.
Essential Oils | I’ve been a lover of essential oils for a while, but recently I’ve been doing a lot of research on them and definitely have a few I want to splurge on. I try to burn one every night it really relaxes me and helps me sleep.
So that’s it for my week what have you all been up to ?
Happy Monday Everyone !! I haven’t done a proper life update in a while so I thought it would be fun to just sit down today and type everything that’s going on in my life right now while listening to my favorite playlist on Spotify right now called “Chillin on a dirt road”.
Reading… It’s not what you think by Jefferson Bethke
Trying… to stay consistent with my content calendar it was going great the first week and then went downhill.
Eating… an hour ago I had my mom’s AMAZING pot pie !!
Drinking… water and Pure Leaf Raspberry
Texting… my Internship Coordinator.
Going… to work in a few hours. Today is my Last Day !!
Loving… to sleep in recently.
Hating… how fast summer is flying by, but I am so excited for fall.
Hoping (for)… A great next semester.
Celebrating… Melissa’s engagement ! My friend Melissa got engaged last week and I am so happy for her.
Thanking… God for continuing to bless me in so many ways this summer.
Starting… to pack to go back to school !
Finishing… up my book. Any book recommendations ??
I leave to go back to College next Saturday. I am so excited to start this semester and while I will be sharing with you all my goals for this Semester at a later date. I thought I would share with you all my biggest goal for this Semester and it is getting on the Dean’s List. I know I can do it and with hard work,dedication, grit and focus I will be able to achieve this. I also will be the President of Club Caribbean at my School so I am so excited,to plan fun and awesome events for the students on campus. I am also going to be joining the Club Lacrosse Team, because I’ve been missing playing a sport in college and since it’s Club it is not as much of a time commitment as Varsity.
This summer has been a hard one, lots of people constantly tell me how much I have my life together and know what I want etc. Which sometimes irritates me because my life is not perfect this summer has been one of the hardest yet. On top of my busy schedule, I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues. That I will most likely address in the future, but I am not ready to do so right now. However what I did want to talk about was how much my Faith has grown this Summer. I feel like I have grown closer to God this Summer then ever before. He has helped me through many obstacles this summer and I normally don’t talk about religion on my blog. However this is a huge part of my life so it’s nothing to be ashamed about or taboo to talk about.
That’s it for now, I hope you all liked reading this post to learn a little bit more about me.
July came and went and now it’s August. Which means it’s time to buckle down and get ready for the new semester. While I’ll still be enjoying my last 4 weeks of Summer I have a lot to do to prepare for school. I’m honestly so excited to go back up and have great semester. I decided I want to change it up a bit for my monthly goals post, and share my monthly bucket list as well.
- Go to a Paint & Sip
- Go Kayaking
- Travel to Boston & Fire Island
- Have a picnic in Central Park
- Take a cooking class at Sur la Table
- Go to a concert
- Start reviewing for classes I’ll be taking this semester. I will be taking a few familiar classes this semester, so in order to start it off great I need to start intensely reviewing starting August 1st.
- Make an August Content Calendar. I want to be able to produce thoughtful, amazing content for all my social media platforms and in order to do that I need to get everything organized. I want to have a content calendar so I am able to have things planned ahead of time.
- Stay consistent with my Half Marathon Training. I am running a Half in a little over two months. My training hasn’t been the most consistent and I need to start making it a top priority so I am physically and mentally ready for this race.
- Go tech-less for 24 hours. I can’t explain how important it is to unplug. I feel that during certain situations like dinners, important conversations and vacations it’s important to put your phone down. I am guilty I’ve being on my phone in inappropriate settings and I’m not proud of it. I think we all just need to be aware and try to live in the moment.
- Attempt the 24 hour read-a-thon challenge. I’ve only finished one book so far this summer and my goal was 10. I am currently reading two books now so let’s see if this 24 hour read-a-thon will help bring me closer to my goal of 10 books.
- Write in my Devotional Journal Everyday. It’s important for me to spend time with the Lord in the morning. So I want to make sure I am making it a habit to do my devotional before everything else.
Remember to be gritty and go after those goals. Try to have productive days but remember it’s okay if you have a lazy day too.
Today is a beautiful day in NYC today. It’s sunny,warm and just how I like my summer days. Recently NYC has been getting weird random thunderstorms in the middle of the day. However today I thought it would be fun to do a Currently in post so you all can see what I’ve been up to lately.
Reading… I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Trying… to have as many productive days as possible so I don’t feel bad when all I want to do is lay in bed and watch Netflix.
Eating… nothing at the moment but I will probably make breakfast soon.
Drinking… Water and Matcha, I have become obsessed with Matcha as of the end of June.
Texting… the Beach Babes groupchat ( I bet you can now tell my love for the beach is real)
Going… no where as of the moment
Loving… my Q&A a day 5 – year journal, it’s so much fun to answer a question everyday.
Hating… how fast summer is flying by, I feel once July 4th passes summer is dwindling down.
Feeling… tired most of the time, my job and internship take up a lot of my time with little sprinkles of fun in between
Hoping (for)… A great next semester.
Celebrating… My cousins birthday is tomorrow !!
Thanking… God for continuing to bless me in so many ways this summer.
Starting… My blog post for the week, are there any posts you want to see from me ?
Finishing… up this post and then on to the next one. haha !!
Beach weekend here I come !! I am so excited to spend this weekend on the beach with some friends. We are gonna have so much just great vibes all around. My first full week of July has been great so let’s check out what I’ve been up to.
4th of July // The fourth is by far one of my favorite parts of Summer. I mean who can pass up beautiful fireworks, an excuse to spend the whole weekend at the beach and bbq food.
St.Ives Popup Shop // While I was in Soho earlier this week I stopped into the St.Ives Pop up shop. I’ve been seeing a lot of people post about it on social media so I wanted to check it out if I had a chance. It’s such a cute shop, very aesthetically pleasing and lots of Instagram worthy shots. The pop up shop is actually a mixing bar where you can get your own custom scrub or lotion made in front of you. I personally have sensitive/acne prone skin so I didn’t get one.
Of course, The Beach // Since I worked last weekend and on the 4th I knew the only day I would be able to go to the beach that weekend was Sunday the 2nd. So of course I did and pulled out my patriotic bikini from Sperry Topsider. The sun was very strong and I got an amazing tan !!
Consistent Blogging // I am back on my blogging game and I am so happy about it. Here are some of the post I put up this week.
Dorm Room Inspo, Current Playlist, July Goals
So that’s a wrap, did any of you do anything fun this week ?
Happy HumpDay Everyone !! I love music and I thought I would share with you all what I’ve been listening to recently. Once you all read this playlist you are going to see that I have a diverse music selection, from country, pop, hip-hop etc. The playlist I will be sharing with you all today is my July playlist that I will be adding to throughout this entire month.
This playlist is perfect for any occasion a girls night in, beach day, lake day, those top down days. I hope you all give it a listen.
I hope you all enjoy this amazing month and make awesome summer memories !!