Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Almost there

Hey everyone! How's life? I wanted to pop in and share some of my thoughts and emotions as I approach the end of my time as an undergrad.

^this is a photo from my internship the other day - one of the other interns brought her dog, Kira, in!

I graduate in a month and 2 days... crazy. I've always hated school. Really hated it. College was hard and I wasn't happy in the beginning, which is why I transferred with a friend to a new school that I loved, just to have that friend drop out and not tell me until the day of move in junior year. There were a lot of ups (doing one of my 180 hours internships in Rome) and a lot of downs (pretty much all of freshman year). I have been counting down to graduation since the day I started college and now that it's quickly approaching, I'm sad.

I don't want to leave this school! I don't want to go out and get a job and work every day! I don't want to live in PA even though I have to to save money for a bit! I want to stay in this moment, right now, forever. I've finally made new friends, I finally know Boston like the back of my hand, I finally am doing an internship and taking classes that I absolutely love, and now I have to leave?

I'm stressed about finals and everything that comes with the end of the school year, as well as what I'll be doing after graduation because I still don't know. I want to have an answer just because I'm tired of being asked and saying "I don't know."

I'm hoping I can take each day and live in it. Wake up early, do as much as I can in a day, and take care of myself. These days seem to go by faster and faster and I just want to make sure I'm not wasting a second.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Apartamento di Roma

Look how cute this Rome Airbnb is that I cam across! I can't get over it. This is my dream apartment in my favorite city. Swoon!








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Monday, February 12, 2018

5 ways to detox

And I don't mean a juice cleanse (necessarily). Sometimes we just need to start fresh or completely re charge. I think it's super important to take time to do it in one way or another every now and then. Check out these ideas!


1. Social media cleanse/hiatus
I haven't done a hiatus yet, but I really want to. Just take 2 weeks with no social media - deactivate, log out, turn off notifications, whatever. Just step away! These things, while beneficial, can be really toxic to us and we don't even notice! If you don't want to step away, maybe just do a cleanse - go through your social media and delete people, accounts, and anything else that you don't care about anymore or just don't want to see. It'll make a world of difference!


New post in our blog!

2. Donate clothes/things

This one is pretty straight forward. Go through your closet, your drawers, even the stuff hanging on your wall and get rid of it! Minimize and simplify your life. I always keep things thinking one day I'll want it or will wear it and guess what... I don't! Get rid of it!

yellow on blue

3. Sweat and eat clean
Sometimes detoxing does mean your body. Get moving, eat foods that give you energy and don't make you break out, think about health. I've been going to the gym 5 days a week, going to Bikram yoga once every 2 weeks to sweat out my stress, and eating much healthier than I used to. No more sweets! I do miss them, but I know my body is doing much better without them.

A cabin

4. Move on
Something on your mind? Move past it. Don't let toxic thoughts linger in your mind. It's over! Create art, go on a walk, read a book, start a new show, teach yourself a language, clean your room, move on! You do you!

Cold winds of Atlantic

5. Practice self care
This kind of combines everything above. This one is just kind of about taking time for yourself and doing what you enjoy in the midst of the stress and busyness of life. Take a bath, put on a face mask, watch a movie, do your nails, take time for you and only you.

A cabin

Photos in this post by Alex Mazurov, on Flickr.

How do you detox? Have any of these tips helped you in the past?

Have a great day! Today I'm getting some homework done. I went out for a walk earlier and stopped to get some juice from Pressed Juicery - everyone I bumped into was SO friendly today! It was so refreshing. The lady at the Juicery (also named Katie!) was so helpful, someone stopped to ask me for directions and her and I talked for a bit, and a homeless man gave me a reminder to smile to which I thanked him for. So, smile today! Pass on the kindness!


Thursday, February 08, 2018

Inspo

Do you ever get in those moods? You find inspiration in the weirdest things? I have just been getting back into Tumblr because I really find beautiful pictures and ideas in the corners of people's blogs. I've also been following some talented people on Instagram that inspire me. Here are some pictures that hopefully give you a little inspo too:






Tuesday, February 06, 2018

2018

What up homies?! Sorry it's been so long. Happy 2018!
I thought I'd put together a little post about what I've been up to... it's nothing super exciting, there's no big news or anything :)

Last month I got to meet one of my best friends from California in Toronto, ON! She picked the place and I was so down. I've never been and it was cool to get out of the country for 5 days!


We went to Drake's restaurant, Fring's - she loves Drake. It was actually super good and I loved the decor!

Probably the most exciting thing - I spontaneously got a tattoo on my shoulder! I've been wanting it for so long and all the stars aligned. I got it done by Sebastian Camargo at Chronic Ink and his bookings are actually closed. The guy he was supposed to tattoo all day called it quits early and I just happened to wander into the shop at the right time! I love it so much.


I finally got my bridesmaid dress for my best friend's wedding in June. It's soooo pretty, but it doesn't zip all the way so this was my kickstart to lose some weight and go down a dress size. Look out, June! (Look how pretty it is with my tattoo!)

Lastly, I started my final semester on undergrad. I'm currently taking 17 credits, doing a 180 hour internship, working part time, and exploring New England as much as I can before I have to leave. Busy next few months, I'd say! This is something I did at my internship - a wood burning of my friend (the one that's getting married!) I'm going to mail it to her for her birthday. My internship is really cool this semester - I work with teenagers in recovery from drug addiction and teenagers that have just gotten out of jail. It's an interesting population and I'm looking forward to the next few months with them!

That's about it! Staying busy, that's for sure! What have you been up to?

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

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I'm in PA with family, but I took this picture about a week ago at Faneuil Hall in my lovely city of Boston!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Hair

Wow, you guys. I've been through so much with this hair. Basically, I got a balayage style done this Summer, which I loved. It started to grow out a lot though, so I decided to cut it and try doing it myself, but I wanted it all to be blonde rather than just the end.

Long story short, I bleached the whole thing, tried bleaching it again because I didn't like it, didn't like that so I dyed the roots red so they wouldn't turn green, went over the red with brown hair dye, and then toned the end. A few weeks later I toned the whole thing again to make it blend a little better. It basically looks exactly like what I already had, but more blonde. I love it now, but holy cow. It was such a process! Even though it was stressful and bad for my hair, I definitely want to keep doing it myself.










The picture above is my hair currently and the pictures above that are the process and colors I went through. Right now my hair is a little more blonde and less grey than it looks there. I think it's so fun, though. Don't worry - I'm deep conditioning as much as I can! And if you have any questions about box coloring, I feel confident that I can answer them.