Saturday, November 30, 2013


It's weird how things can change you the instant they happen. About a month ago I had to answer the question 'if you could pick any superpower, which would you choose to have and why?'. My answer was to be able to read minds. I wasn't exactly sure why I picked that but it just seemed right.

If you asked me that question today, my answer would be to be able to travel back in time (like in the movie 'About Time'). Before yesterday, I really had never wished for that. Even though bad things happened, I just had to feel it and heal. 

A few days ago, my first dog passed away. She was 14 years old and she had been in my life since I was 6. I only have a few memories that don't include her. My life just doesn't seem right without her. Her barking at my dad. Her kissing my mom. Her scratching at my bed for me to pick her up. 

I would do anything to be able to go back for just a second and give her one more kiss. It's not that I regret anything, I just want more with her. I know that seems selfish because we got to love her for 14 years but I loved her more than you can imagine.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Soooo close!!!

I was so close to my goal, but I didn't achieve it. Not only that but this weekend was my sister's second baby shower so I ate A LOT of sweets the past two days...But don't worry! I will not let this get me off track too much. I am going to start the week with a positive attitude and continue to make time everyday to go to the gym! I have a little less than a month to reach my December goal of 148! I don't know if I will be able to get to that number but I am going to really, really try my best! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Monday, Monday, Monday.

This past week has been a rough seemed like everything that could have gone wrong did. All week at school I felt like this:

I forgot to turn in my homework in one class, I got an 18% on a big group project, I am having friend troubles, I went to an event that I thought was going to be really fun and it was lame, and then I came home. I thought coming home would make me feel better but then I went to the eye doctor and she told me my eyes are getting worse and worse. Not only that but I have an eye infection and have to go back to the doctor's in a week. Because of all my complications, I was then late for my sister's baby shower. Last night was just horrible and the rain storms today hasn't helped either. Overall, for the past 7 or so days I feel like the world has been trying to make me miserable and it is working. 



It is a new week! And I will not let it get me down! No matter how crappy things seem, I just need to focus on the good. I finished a paper, I bought delicious groceries for the week, I paid off my credit card bill early, I just watched an amazing episode of Doctor Who, and I got to spend the weekend with my family.  So, I know that by Wednesday I am going to be feeling overwhelmed with how much work I have to do and the fact that I am poor, but I just need to go to the gym and watch Doctor Who because that always makes me feel better! 

For all of you Doctor Who fans out there, all I have to say is this:


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Outfit of the day!!

Jacket: Forever 21
Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: Zara
Bookbag: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: TJ Maxx
Sunglasses and Jewelry: Forever 21

Only me...

I have somehow become obsessed with James Blunt's songs is 2013. I found his CD last weekend in my car and now I can't stop listening to it.

Friday, November 15, 2013

High Five for Friday!!

From top to bottom:

1) I am so happy to be home for the weekend! It feels good to just relax :) 
2. AHHH, David Tennant will be in a show while I am in London! 
3. Flashback Friday, little Hope! 
4. Molly, Molly, Molly. I have missed her so much. 
5. Get excited! New, great photos are coming soon! 

Turtleneck love.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I am strong.

I have actually been sticking to being active and healthy (with only a few hiccups)! Since the post I wrote almost a month ago, I have been doing well! I usually go to the gym 5-6 days a week doing cardio and lifting on arm and leg machines. Because I don't want this time to go to waste, I now have been making healthier choices with food. I still can't refuse a brownie but at least I am thinking about what I put into my body more often.

 I honestly am going to attribute this dedication to the fact that I have been watching Doctor Who on my phone's Netflix App while I am at the gym! It sounds stupid, but I now associate going to the gym with watching it and that makes me excited to go!

I have actually been noticing a difference in my body and how I feel! I am feeling stronger and happier every time I leave the gym! I really hope this sticks because like I keep saying, I want to run while I am in London. I think that it will show me a whole different side of the city! I will have to wake up early to have time and that will show me the quieter, calmer side of London. Plus, I could explore more places more quickly!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nike Air Max 1

Travelling is expensive....

Soooo, I made a post last week about all of the fabulous trips I wanted to take while abroad next semester. After looking over my budget again, I realized I should strictly limit myself to $1,000 for travelling, which is roughly £625 (gosh do I miss the euro now...the exchange rate was so much better).

That being said, I have narrowed my plans down a bit, but am very pleased with all of the amazing, exciting places I still can afford to explore!

This is how I am going to pick up men in London...hahaha

Is that English?

Today I finally got my first pre departure email from my London program! Included in the email was a handbook for me to look over before I leave. Most of the preparation info was the same as it was for Rome. It told me what time to plan to get into London, that on the first day I will have a tour of my neighborhood with my future roommates, recommended things to pack, etc. BUT, they also included a list of words that I, as an American, might have trouble understanding. I like to think that my knowledge of British slang is above-average based on all of the tv shows, movies, and books I read but I still didn't know all of them!

Here it is! Give it a look and see if you could survive in London!
British EnglishAmerican English

Accident and Emergency (A&E)The ER at the hospital
American FootballFootball
Bank HolidayNational or Public Holiday
BarristerLawyer who presents in the courtroom
Bill (at a restaurant)The check
BinTrash Can
Bin LinerGarbage Bag
Bonnet (Car)Hood
Boot (Car)Trunk
Bother (a bit of)A Fight
Bum bagFanny pack
Call BoxPay Phone
Cash PointATM
CheersThank You
ChipsFrench Fries
Curriculum vitae (CV)Resume
CoachBus (in the UK the word coach is specifically used for a bus which travels long distances; the word bus is used in the UK for local buses only)
CrispsPotato chips
Current AccountChecking Account
DIY (Do It Yourself)Home improvements without a contractor
Drawing PinTack
Dressing GownRobe
DustbinTrash Can
Earth (as in electrics)Ground
Engaged (as in telephone)Busy
Estate AgentRealtor
Fancy dress partyCostume party
First FloorSecond Floor
Fizzy drinkSoda
FortnightTwo-Week Period
FreephoneToll-Free Number
Full stopPeriod (as in punctuation)
GladragsBest Clothes
Grass UpTo Inform On
Ground floorFirst floor
Headmaster/MistressSchool Principal
High StreetVacation
Ice LollyPopsicle
Inverted commasQuotation marks
Jacket potatoBaked potato
Knock UpWake someone up
Ladder (as in pantyhose)Run
Letter BoxMail Box
Loo RollToilet Paper
LorryLarge truck
MobileCell phone
National Insurance NumberSocial Security #
Nick ThePrison/Jail
OAP (Old Age Pensioner)Senior Citizen
Old BillPolice
PantsMen’s Underpants
PensionerSenior Citizen
PetrolGas (for your car)
Post CodeZip Code
Primary SchoolElementary
Pritt stickGlue stick
Public SchoolPrivate School
Queue upLine up
Return (As in bus or train ticket)Round-Trip
Reverse ChargesCollect Call
Ring someone (as in telephone)Call someone
Row (pronounced like how)Argument
SelotapeScotch Tape
Single (as in bus or train ticket)One way
SubwayWalkway under a street
SurnameLast name
Boiled sweetsHard candy
Swimming CostumeBathing Suit
Term (as in school)Semester
ThinkNot very bright
TipGarbage Dump
TippexWhite Out
TransitDelivery Van
Whinge (pronounced like hinge)Whine
YankAn American
Zebra crossingCrosswalk
ZedZ (as in the letter of the alphabet)