Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I can't wait to...

If you thought I shopped a lot in Rome, I am afraid to say that I think I am going to do it even more in London! For example, I am going to be able to easily go into places like Topshop, River Island, Zara, Primark, etc. So, I thought to connect my love for making outfit sets on Polyvore and  my excitement to go to London, I would make posts like this one! Everything below is from River Island (a store in the UK)!
I can't wait to...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

What's different...really

I recently wrote a post about how much has changed in just the past year. Today I am feeling a bit less optimistic. I having been trying to figure out how I have actually changed in the past 2 1/2 years.

Since I entered college, I have dyed my hair red, back to blonde, got it cut, and dyed it blue. I have eaten unhealthy, gained weight, exercised, lost weight, tried to walk more, used a calorie counter, stopped using it, gained weight, etc. I have lived in 3 different dorms at school, had different roommates, different classes, and so on. I have started watching new shows, listened to new songs, ate a different restaurants. I have even gone to other cities, regions, and countries! But what has it all meant to me? It's not enough for me to feel different when I am abroad...I have to take that feeling and become who I want to be everyday. Surround myself with the right people, energy, and love to be the best I can be. But how do I do that? Am I already doing that...but have to take the bad days with the good?

I started thinking about this after recently hanging out with a friend I haven't seen since freshman year. I sat in my dorm with my friends thinking...thinking about how we all seemed somehow the same but a bit bored. I wondered what he thought of us. Had he noticed my boredom? Had he seen the changes I thought that had occurred since we last saw each other 2 years or did he just see the same freshman but with different hair and different clothes watching new shows?

I probably will never get the answers to those questions, but does it really matter? And I guess I am also trying to figure it out if it is a bad thing if I am the same person doing slightly different things with a slightly different look. Isn't that how a person is supposed to change? Slowly until they finally reach their goals? Or maybe I am looking wayyyyyyy to into this and I only felt the same because I suddenly fell into my old self, the self I remembered being when I was around this person freshman year.

This is a horrible post. It probably doesn't make any sense to you, but it has helped me organize my thoughts. And it has made me realize I need to give myself more credit..I just forget the person I was before. I think of the past and I put my present self in it when that isn't the case.

PHEW...this has really pushed me out of the horrible mood I was in 10 minutes ago.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

These are all so true!

You learn many, many things after studying abroad in Italy, but this list covers the top ones! It is crazy because once you get there most of this seems normal to you and you forget that it was ever strange. Then you come back to America and it hits you!

Plus, it is nice to know that it isn't just you noticing these weird/funny/sometimes annoying things about one of your favourite countries!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Lovely Find!

Urban Outfitters
Original Price: $69.99
First Markdown: $39.99
Sale Price I Paid: $9.99

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Recently I did a post about the top things I am looking forward to doing in London! Today I found this list  on a great Travel Blog that focuses solely on Britain! I hadn't even thought about going to Notting Hill and going to the bookstore from the famous movie before I saw this list! Plus, it describes some unique shops and bakeries to go to!  It got me even more excited to go to London! There are endless possibilities to what I can do everyday!

One piece, two ways.

Friday, October 18, 2013

How many more of these posts am I going to write?

I seriously am going to continue this healthy eating so I won't have to keep making posts like these! I am sick of trying and then giving up and feeling crappy about it. I am confident in myself and I want to be healthy and fit not only for London but for the rest of my life!

Thinking about the fact that there is going to be a new addition to our family makes me feel so excited! But it also makes me realize the responsibility we (my family) all have...everything we do around Jack will affect who he becomes. I don't want him to put junk into his body, I want him to enjoy eating healthy foods in creative ways, have fun exercising, and respect his body.

Yeah, yeah, yeah these haven't changed but I am going to post them anyways to show myself the lack of progress I have had in the past month.

New weekly exercise plan!
M- Workout at the Pete at 5
T- Run outside
W- Workout at the Pete at 5
H- Run outside
F- Long Walk
S- Workout at Pete 
Sun- Long Walk

High Five for Friday!!

1. My gorgeous new book bag (lovely find post to come!) 
2. I am staying hydrated from now on! There is no excuse, I now have two of these HUGE tupperware water bottles! 
3. These two are the most perfect human beings in the entire world. 
4. I am so proud of this feedback my professor gave me for a presentation I did last week! It is hard to read but one of the comments says 'never lose this fire'. It felt so good to read that because I was so proud this presentation on women inequalities in the business world. 
5. I can't stop listening to this song! 

Autumn Floral

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wake up!

Holy crap do I need to step it up! I have been so sleepy and lazy recently. I need to stop trying to figure out why and just lift myself out of it. I can do better than sleeping in everyday! The weird thing is, is that I have continued to exercise through my laziness...weird. I really have been doing everything I need to do, but I want to feel good while doing it. Not just counting down until I can watch Doctor Who and relax in my bed. I WILL BE IN LONDON IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS! I REPEAT LESS THAN THREE MONTHS!! I have to enjoy this semester while I can and not sleep it all away.

p.s. I am still going to be watching Doctor Who and Sherlock just with....more energy! Haha