I know it’s only been a few months, but it feels like its been forever since I last sat down to write a blog post! I was using a school computer all last year, so when I graduated, I had to return it. I’ve been computer-less all summer until last month, when I bought a new Macbook Pro for college. I didn’t realize how much I used my laptop until I was without it, and I’m so glad to be back with one. There are so many new things I want to do in the next few months, and focusing on my blog is definitely a big one. I have lots to update on from the past few months, and there are some really exciting things in the future!
It’s officially summer! I just took my last AP exam- ever- on Monday and I’m out for break! Three months of no school and sunny weather, I’m so excited. I have such a fun summer planned with a few trips at the beginning of June, but other than that, I’ll be working a lot and spending lots of time in Oxford. I really want to make the most of my last summer before college and do as many fun things as possible. I feel like last year I really took summer for granted and wasted so much time inside or on my phone, and I’m not making the same mistake this time! I browsed Pinterest and came up with a big list of everything I want to do this summer- let’s see how many I can check off!
A few random ones that didn’t make the list but I just thought of:
- get my third piercing
- get a hair wrap/hair tinsel
- watch all the avengers movies
I have such a good feeling about this summer, I’m seriously so excited. Late nights watching movies, countless hours tanning and reading by the pool, watermelon every single day, shorts and birkenstocks are the daily uniform, trips to the lake with my brothers, I could go on and on. Let’s hope summer 2019 is the best one yet!
Happy Friday everyone! It’s an early weekend for me because of the Good Friday holiday, and it was nice to finish school yesterday and remember that I didn’t have school the next day. Then I found out we don’t have school Monday either, which was definitely a nice surprise! I’m super excited about this Easter weekend. Tonight my family is driving up to Clinton, where we used to live, to spend the night and visit some old friends, and hopefully Saturday we can do a little shopping. Oxford doesn’t have a Target, so any trip to a bigger town means a Target run is inevitable :). Then later on Saturday afternoon we’re going to visit family on my dad’s mom’s side for Easter, and the next day is one of my favorite holidays! I’ve always loved Easter and the traditions behind it. We do easter baskets and the morning church service, and then around lunch I think we are going to our other grandparent’s house for the annual egg hunt. You’re never too old for Easter egg hunts, right?
It literally felt like I was just sitting down to write my January Recap, and here we are almost a month later with February under our belts! It’s crazy, those two extra days February is missing makes it seem like it goes by so much faster. February summed up in one word would probably be: chill. It was a really relaxed month- not a huge load of schoolwork, slow shifts at work, and lots of cozy nights at home. I didn’t get as many of my February Goals done as I’d hoped, but it just makes me more motivated for next month!
I’ve always loved reading; ever since I was young you could find me with my nose stuck in a book. Once I started high school I still kept reading, but much much less than I used to. It’s hard to keep up with all my classes and still make time for books, especially if they aren’t school related or required. As sad as it is, I kind of let reading slide and didn’t read near as much as I’d hoped to last year. I still loved it, but just never made time for it. One of my goals for 2019 was to read more, and I’m happy to say that I’ve stuck with it so far!
It’s so weird not to be doing a Friday Five like I normally do, but I think I want to switch it up and start doing weekly wrapups! With the Friday Fives I shared links/items I saw throughout the week, but these will be more of like an overview of my past week. Things I did, recent thoughts, weekend plans, and more!
A little late, but I’m finally getting around to sharing my August playlist! August consisted of lots of driving. Between school, work, and up to three practices a day, I definitely had some time in the car to listen to music. Some of these are older songs from previous playlists, some are new releases that I’ve been loving, and some are ones that I would never usually try but after other people recommended them, I fell in love! Honestly a super random collection of songs but this playlist is one of my favorites.
Who else finds the best quotes from Pinterest? My “Words” board is one of my favorites because I love all the motivation and encouragement. Recently I was scrolling through Pinterest and I found this quote about not just looking forward to the weekend, but to “live for Tuesday”. I freakin love this quote and I’ve been thinking about it a lot and how important it is to try to make every day a good day, not just the weekends.
I always forget how much I love spotify premium until I get the three month Christmas special and become obsessed all over again. They had a deal for $9.99 for three months and I snagged it when I first saw the offer. I found a ton of good music in December. Taylor Swift (finally) put her new album on Spotify, Ed Sheeran’s duet with Beyonce was on repeat, and I rediscovered some old songs that I forgot I used to love!
Back in the summer, I read nonstop. It was like I forgot how much I loved it and couldn’t get enough. I was always at the pool working on some summer read I found at the library. Now that school has started back, I rarely have time to read. I hate that, but I definitely want to try and make time for it more throughout my week. I was thinking the other day: I spend countless minutes wasted on my phone looking at random things when I could be spending 30 minutes a day reading! I went to a local bookstore this past weekend and found so many new books I want to read soon, I can’t wait to start!
Mornings are so hard for me because I’m always super tired and it’s so difficult to get out of bed. Now that school has started back and is in full swing, I’ve found it even harder to drag myself out from under the comforter and start my routine. But recently I’ve been thinking about ways to really enjoy your mornings and make them something to look forward to instead of dread. I realized, I can wake up five days of the week almost every week for the next 9 months and be cranky and in a bad mood or I can start to actually make the most of my time before school.
This playlist is probably like my favorite one ever (or in a close tie with my Christmas Playlist haha). I got my license back in August but September was when I really started to drive more often, which means lots of fun music almost every day! I listened to these songs all the time and was constantly adding new music to the playlist. There are actually a lot more songs than these, but I rounded up my absolute favorites to share today! I know this is kinda late, seeing as we’re already halfway through October (where has the time gone?) but I hope you enjoy!
Yay yay yay! It’s finally turning into fall! Slowly but surely, fall is coming, and I couldn’t be happier. I think this year is the most excited I’ve been about fall, and I’m surprisingly not as sad as I thought I’d be that summer is over. The other day I just started thinking about all the amazing things about fall and got so happy. Fall has so many fun aspects, from holidays (Halloween and THANKSGIVING), cooler weather, hay rides and corn mazes, and so much more. I decided to make a list of all my favorite things about fall. It got me even more excited just thinking about it. I also want to make a fall bucket list (last year’s bucket list!) and try to complete everything on it!
I haven’t done a playlist post in forever, but I love sharing my recent music faves! In this playlist, there are a few new songs that I’ve found and love, but there are also a lot of throwbacks. I basically went through my old favorite playlists and selected some fun songs that I’ve already loved. This month I’ve been listening to Vance Joy a lot as well, he’s always a go to artist with amazing music! I especially love his song Georgia, its’s so calming and he has a beautiful voice.