Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Happy Monday!

So I recently was thinking about giving this old blog a fresh look. New design, new titles, and maybe even a new style of writing!

My first idea is to change the url of this blog. As much as I love it, I think I’ve grown out of it! So a new name is potentially in order.

I also intend to adhere to a stricter posting schedule, in order to keep you all excited and interested.

I’m of course open to any ideas and/or suggestions, so fire away at will!

xxoo

What To Do While I’m Traveling Abroad

Happy Wednesday!

So as I mentioned in my last few posts, I will be traveling to Florence, Italy for four months (i.e., my semester abroad).

However, what I didn’t mention is that I’ll be traveling there in 2 days. SURPRISE!

It’s going to be a huge change of pace for me, not to mention a 6-hour time difference. But I couldn’t be more excited for the new adventures that are in store.

But what does this mean for you, the readers? It means I might be posting at different times (i.e., 8 P.M. Italian time, but 2 P.M. US time), and it means my posts will (hopefully) include pictures, but they also might be shorter content wise.

So, this is just a heads up on my new schedule, and I will post a follow-up tomorrow 🙂

Have an awesome evening!

xxoo

You’re Not A Certified Therapist (And Why Your Friends Should Stop Treating You As One).

Happy Sunday!

I know I haven’t posted in a few weeks, but now that midterms are officially over I can get back to a somewhat routine of posting.

You know those friends you can always talk to if you’re upset/having a rough day? The one you can tell your deepest secrets to, and they’ll keep it. The one who always listens, and doesn’t expect anything in return. You all have that friend, or in my case, you are that friend.

And over the course of this year, I’ve learned that it can be hard to be that friend. It can be hard to be the one who always listens and cares, and who expects nothing in return. But I am writing here to tell you that it is okay to say no, that it is okay to not want to listen, to focus on yourself for a little bit. It does not make you a bad friend, it just makes you a human being who needs some time to their self.

I know this because I am that friend, and I am slowly learning that life doesn’t always have to be about everyone else, it is also about yourself. Self-care is one of the most important things in the world, and you will feel so much better if you take some time to do it. And if people don’t accept that? It’s not your fault, it’s theirs for not realizing how amazing of a person you are.

(UPDATE) To the people who have these types of friends, it does NOT mean we don’t want to help, believe me that’s all we want to do, but sometimes we need a little break to focus on ourselves. It doesn’t mean we won’t be there for you if you need it, we will listen, but sometimes we need you to listen to us too.

Have a great Sunday!
xxoo

Chapters 417 & 418: Stressed, But Happy

Happy Monday!

Have you ever had times where you’re just so busy, that you have to find the time for little things? Sleep becomes a thing of the past, as does seeing family and friends. Well, this is the idea of what will be my life for the next few weeks, and I’m actually looking forward to it.

Not because I’m going to have a ton of work, but because I’m actually going to spend my time productively (hopefully), and once I’m done, I’ll be free for a month.  I’m going to be unbelievably busy with work for the end of the semester. But at the same time, I’m making sure to spend time with friends during the weekends, and spending time with my family for Thanksgiving. Because what good is being stressed, if you don’t have anyway or time to relieve it? At least for a little while.

So, I’m stressed, but couldn’t be happier to be. 

What stresses you out? 

Have an awesome week!

xxoo

Quote Of The Day: Nobody gets to be you, except you. Nobody has your point of view, except you. Nobody gets to bring to the worlds the things that you get to bring to the world – uniquely get to bring to the world – except you.” – Neil Gaiman 

Chapters 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415 & 416: Untitled.

Happy Saturday!

I know I haven’t posted in a few weeks, and I do apologize for that. There’s no excuse for neglecting my blog, and all of you. 

I just don’t know if I want to continue this anymore. Do you ever have those times where you just feel like giving up? Giving up on your life, your work, your ideas, in favor of throwing in the towel? Sometimes it seems like there’s a mountain of things ahead of me, and I’m afraid that I won’t be able to figure it out. I’m afraid that once I start ‘climbing the mountain’, there will suddenly be and “avalanche”, and everything that has piled up will come crashing down on me.

And that’s a terrifying thing to think about. Especially as I near the end of my semester. I just feel like nothing I do is good enough when it comes to my work, yet I am content socially. I feel like I can’t have the best of both, even though I know that’s not at all true.

When I was stressed last year, I vented via this blog. And now….I don’t know if I can vent to it anymore. I know I can, but I feel like I’m being a burden to all of you readers. And I don’t want you to think I’m just a silly 19-year-old college student. I want to be seen as an adult, as someone you can trust and talk to here.

First, I need to trust myself, because I know I can do it. And it’s about damn time I start.

Sorry for the melancholy post, I just needed to vent a little bit.

But thanks for reading/listening 🙂

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! xxoo 

Chapters 282 & 283: Full Of Ideas

Happy Thursday, and for all my fellow Americans, Happy Fourth of July! *fireworks*

So, I forgot to post yesterday, but I went with one of my best friends to the fireworks! I’m pretty sure everyone I’ve ever met turned out, so there was a lot of hugging and talking about college. It was a little weird seeing former classmates, because I feel like I’ve changed so much over the past year, and we talked about old memories and people. It was a little nostalgic, but pretty fun! The fireworks were the best part though, even though it took us about an hour to get home!

fireworks

But even when I was at the fireworks, I was thinking of ideas for posts I want to write. I was thinking about who I want to write about, and using my blog as a way to connect to my past. I know I’m not that old, but I do have a fair amount of memories that I could share with you all.

Do you ever feel like past memories overpower your new ideas? Past events affect your future plans? Can you shake off your past, or is it simply a part of who you are?

So, what do you think? Should I share old memories, or come up with new ideas? What would you do?

Have an awesome weekend! xxoo

Chapter 266: 31 Day Blogging Challenge, Day 17 & Changes

Happy Monday!

There have been a few changes recently, most notably, the WordPress Dashboard’s new look. I can’t decide if I like it or not…I think I’ll have to get used to the sudden color changes. I’ve also begun my summer job, so posting may be slightly later in the day, due to my hours. 

Still, I plan to continue with the 31-Day Blogging Challenge, because I’m beginning to enjoy it more!

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So, Day 17’s challenge is…” What Is Your Most Proud Moment”? 

I have a few! 

Recently, they are:

  1. Getting my college acceptance letter
  2. Graduating from high school
  3. Receiving my first award for my blog (thanks to all of you)
  4. Receiving my highest number of views on my blog to date (244)

So, those are some of my proudest moments! Day 17, Completed!

What is your proudest moment (or moments)? Also, what do you think of the new Dashboard?

Have a great week! xxoo