Monday, May 30, 2016

Let Go Of What You Can't Control

Anyone who knows me can tell you I spend every minute overanalyzing  situations, decisions, and big life events. Even if I have no control over the outcomes. It's just part of who I am. However, I do realize it's a waste of time and energy contemplating every possible outcome in my life both good and bad. The people close to me are quite the opposite they go with the flow. They can make decisions then say "It'll work out, and if it doesn't then we'll figure it out when we get there."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

This is not what I had planned for today's blog post but it's always good to expect the unexpected and just go with the flow of things. 2 years ago today I graduated from high school. 2 years may not seem like a long time but for me, it's more like a lifetime ago. The person I was then and the person I am now are completely different, looking back it amazes me how much someone can change over a few years. I wanted to make a letter to my 13-year-old self who has just started her high school journey. 

Dear incoming freshmen, 

I know you're scared but trust me high school is nothing compared to how they portray it in movies and tv shows. High school is not that bad in fact, you're going to miss it when these 4 years are up. It's your first day and you want to stay in this bubble of familiarity and comfort but don't. You're going sit with the wrong class for your first period and think "God this is embarrassing" but don't worry it happens several times after that you get used it. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Make Yourself A Priority In Your Life

As people with many roles in our life, we juggle a lot of things. You're a mother, daughter, sister, brother, best friend, significant other, student, employee, or customer. No matter what your roles are the bottom line is most of the time it get's busy with our endless to-do list, studying, helping, and being social. From the moment we wake up we're on the move to the moment we lay our head down to rest. In all the hustle and bustle of life, do you make time for yourself, do you fit in things you love to do, do you say no to things you don't want to do, do you give yourself a break, and do you make yourself a priority in your own life? I can barely get everything I need to get done, done in a day let alone make myself a priority in life like I should be. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

6 Things To Think About Before You Transfer Colleges

I loved my community college it was the perfect way to help me transition into the college life. It helped give me a clue on what to expect, taught me what I could handle and what I couldn't, and it taught me what I could do when I push myself. However at some point, it's time to move on to a four-year university. The idea of that terrified me. 

Last year I started on my university search attempting to find the perfect college that fit what I aspire to do. They are so many possibilities it was a bit overwhelming. All community colleges have "sister" universities they try to direct the students to. Although that's the easier option I wanted a new scenery somewhere else. I looked for colleges near my siblings. At the time, I wanted to be a bit closer to the family. I complied a list of things every transferring student should consider if they don't want to attend the sister university of their current college. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Live A Life You Wouldn't Mind Reliving

In philosophy a few weeks ago we discussed this idea by Fredrich Nietzche in The Greatest Weight. "This life as you live now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will return to you all in the same succession and sequence?" 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Aspirations Link-up

Fairy Lights & Dreams and The Clutter Box Monthly Aspirations

Welcome to our 5th month of the Aspirations Link-up! For those of you who are new around here. Angela from The Clutter Box Blog and I each take turns co-hosting the link-up. It's a place to share what you aspire to accomplish each month. We created this link-up in hopes to create a community that encourages, supports, and motivates each other. The link-up will launch the 1st of every month and will be open for two weeks. So add your monthly goals to the link-up below.