For the record, this advice can be applied to anyone who is living in a “less than comfy”, temporary space, whether it’s a dorm, apartment, or space in a house. I know that temporary living situations can be uncomfortable. For one, it’s not your home. When I say “home”, I don’t necessarily mean that you had a place prior to staying there that you considered “home”. I mean, it’s not the place that you feel safe, secure, and comfortable. The location may not be ideal, your roommate(s) personality Continue reading →
This morning I ran. Usually, when it’s time for me to walk- I hear a little “ding” and a voice telling me to stop. Well, I was so proud to have gone the distance that I went without hearing the ding. I thought, “dang I’m going fast! I’m on a roll!!”. I was only supposed to run for 10 minutes at a time, so when I started to feel tired and had gone so far, I checked my phone and realized that I mistakenly left it on silent and I had been running for 16 minutes. I almost can’t believe it. When I started this, I was hardly able to go 5 minutes without running out of breath. Now, I’m going 16. I’ve learned that my current optimal distance-running pace is 12-13 minutes per mile. When I go this slow, I can keep going for long periods of time without running out of breath or energy too fast. I’m thinking of changing my route to one that is longer and has a more challenging terrain, mainly because I feel that my current route is too short.
As a side note, my weight has dropped, finally. I’ve decided to take my weight 10lbs at a time because I’m not just concerned with losing weight, but losing it permanently. Having a better understanding of what my diet and physical activity needs to look like (as I go down every 10lbs) will help me to know what I need to keep doing, once I reach my goal weight. Currently, I’m only 20-25lbs from where I want to be. Actually, I’ve been 20-25lbs away since I lost the weight two years ago. These last pounds just don’t want to go! I know that there’s a lifestyle change that needs to happen, based on the fact that I haven’t been able to lose the pounds- but I also haven’t gained any.
This summer I took a break from almost everyone and everything and I started focusing all of my energy on myself. I was determined to regain the happiness that I had before all of the awful events of Continue reading →
I can write a paper, paint a portrait, and address/analyse issues on a microscopic (or even atomic) level. Yet, putting together a cute outfit is like rocket science to me. In fact, I could probably learn rocket science before I learn to be fashionable.
A week or two ago, I Continue reading →
Graduation is knocking on my door and I can’t wait to answer it! With that in mind, I decided that my first post for the great month of October should be a reflection of the past [FAR TOO MANY] years of college that I’ve gone through. Also, I went through a list of prompts for posts and this was one. When considering what lessons I’ve learned, I tried to only pick the 10 most essential lessons to my growth into adulthood. Continue reading →
I’ve already seen people on social media talking about various challenges for the month of October and it’s getting me a little hyped up..! I’d really like to dive deeper into my creative abilities this fall, so an October challenge might be just the push I needed to start creating. I’m going to be on the look out for challenges that involve drawing/painting, journaling, and blogging. I had mentioned before that I wanted to give this blog a little more of a sense of direction, but I have not really done that yet. It’s been more of a diary- which is okay, but it has sort of made me contemplate how long I’ll keep it going. I am hoping to begin to write posts using prompts for topics instead of so much “off-top”, sporadic posting. I think that writing based on prompts will force me to put more thought into my posts and hopefully spice up the creativity that I put into them too.
It’s that wonderful, yet dreadful time of the year. The time where my clothes have been worn til they’ve worn out, plus the change of the season. This fall, I am making considerably less income than any year before, so I’ve been thinking of thrifting my clothes for the fall and winter. Thrifting sounds like an adventure and a way to find decent clothes for a great price. Not to mention, thrifting is a great way to prevent waste. However, I am aware that it’s not that glamorous. The clothes are already worn, which means they may not last much longer considering the fact that I will be re-wearing them so often. I may have to visit several thrift stores to even find clothes that I find to be wearable and I could end up going to many stores and leaving empty handed.
So I’m not exactly sure about whether or not I will find my fall clothes at thrift shops or if I’ll find another way to bargain shop. Either way, I’ve got to figure it out soon because many of my clothes are going to have to go soon.