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Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's Goin' On?

 {Fall is finally here!}

I really need to find time to dedicate to my blog. I think it might be getting a little lonely...

So what's going on with me? Same old, same old. Nothing too new going on here. Except a few new projects I've picked up! Yay, freelance! I'm pretty excited about that!

Thomas is also visiting me this weekend, but that's become the norm around here. He's staying the entire weekend, too! Excitement.

I also got a Tumblr (follow me!). In just two short days, I've found my addiction. I don't know why I didn't make one before, because wow, it's fun. Granted I'm just reblogging pictures I like, but still, I can't pull myself away from it. This probably isn't a good thing...

Class is about to start, so I better go. Have a great Thursday!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winning


So remember how much I love with Einstein's iced coffee?

Well now I can love it for free! Yesterday, I received a phone call from a private number, which turned out to be a representative from Einstein Bros. Bagels telling me that I had won a $100 gift card. Cool, right! I was so shocked! Apparently I submitted a slogan in a motto contest, and mine was selected out of 6,000 applicants!

Now, let me just say that I never win anything. I don't think I've ever won a game of Bingo, and I'm pretty sure board games are not my forte. However, yesterday I was fully embracing my newly renowned status as a "winner." Not only did I win the gift card, but I won a bracelet giveaway from Jaime's blog.

Yesterday was a great day. Why can't every day be like yesterday?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Surprise!


Because it's been almost a week since I've last said "hello," I figured now would be a great time. So, "hello!"

I received a nice little surprise Saturday at around 1 a.m. Thomas standing on my porch, greeting me with a surprise visit. Two weekends in a row with him? It's getting crazy over here.

No, but really, it was great. 

We went to my new favorite breakfast spot (and had to get it to go because the wait for a table was half way out the door), held hands and kissed in a Target aisle. It was magical. And then he had to leave.

Goodbyes are hard, but here's to hoping he's feeling antsy this weekend and just happens to drive two hours to come see me. I'm crossing my fingers.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Recap of Thomas' Visit


I know I've said it before, but goodness do I love my boyfriend.

It was such a treat spending the entire day with Thomas in the little, eclectic college town of mine.

As soon as we woke up, we headed to a mom and pop breakfast shop that has easily become a favorite, browsed the mall for Labor Day deals, saw "Our Idiot Brother" (which was surprising so good and totally not what you think it is) and then we came home, where he cooked a nice, big dinner for the two of us.

Although the time we spent together was rather short, it was still such a wonderful day. Just being together (after such a long separation) was enough for us. But of course we wouldn't mind seeing each other more frequently...

Long distance relationships are hard, but we make it work. We put in a lot of effort because we both mean the world to one another. Besides, I can't imagine calling anyone else my best friend.
Have a wonderful night.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

When Boredom Strikes, Survey Time!


As you read this, I'm currently spending QT with my wonderful boyfriend. Last night I was up late waiting for him, and decided to kill some time and do a little Q&A. I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day!

Five Words to Describe Myself:
-Shy
-Sarcastic
-Hard-working
-Health-conscious
-Athletic

Four Favorite Foods
-Bananas
-Iced coffee
-Anything Italian
-Desserts of all kinds

Three Things I'm Most Proud of Accomplishing
-Getting into my first choice of universities
-My internships
-I know this isn't an accomplishment, but I wouldn't have done any of the above without the support of my friends and family. I feel accomplished in the fact that I have created such a fantastic support system.

Two Favorite Workouts
-High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts
-Yogalates

One Thing to Expect From My Blog
- Recaps of time spent with family, friends and my boyfriend. This blog is also a diary of sorts, documenting my college years.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Just So Excited

In just a few hours, I will be reunited with my boyfriend.

It's been weeks since we've last seen each other, and days since we last talked (he dropped his phone in the toilet. Lovely, no?). I'm so incredibly excited to see him and wrap my little arms around his 6'3" frame.

But until then, I have a few errands to run and most importantly, a story to write.

Here's to hoping I can check off everything on my to-do list before he gets here! Happy Sunday!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Striving For Perfection

 
Some days I struggle with my ability to write. And write well.

I know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life, but most days I suffer from the comparison trap. There are so many talented bloggers, writers and people out there, and I can't help but feel inadequate when compared to their way with words. 

I'd give anything to be able to put pen to paper and just....let it flow.

Most of this stems from a lack of self confidence that has trailed behind me, much like a rain cloud, for most of my life.

Growing up, I've always felt less intelligent (or pretty or skinny) as my peers, and it's clearly something that's bothered me. I would compare grades, reports and GPAs with friends and classmates, and would always end up with an overall feeling of emptiness. Don't get me wrong, I earned good (okay, great) grades, but there would always someone who did better, and it would leave me unsatisfied at the end of each grading period (semester).

Now that I'm in my third year of college, I can't help but feel pressure to earn perfect grades, perfect the perfect story and just be perfect. I wish I were like some of my classmates who can bang out 'A' stories in a matter of an hour, but I'm not. I wish I could get my stories published as soon as I write my last word. I wish I were better.

I know I have a lot to learn in my final years at my university, but I just want to be perfect now.

I think I may need a pep-talk.

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