Expectation vs. Reality: What I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

It has officially been one year since I graduated from my university. Last May, life was a whirlwind of excitement, stress, and doubt. Since then, I’ve come a long way and learned quite a bit about the workforce, my personal habits, “adulting”, and what makes me happy. Seeing as we’re in the peak graduation season,…

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September Goals.

Graduate school and the high school I work at both started this week. To say the least, it was an exhausting, difficult, tearful week. But after handing out a whole bunch of syllabi, receiving my own stack of them, and juggling a few things, I think I have some idea on how the next 4…

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5 Ways to Make the Transition Into Fall a Little Easier.

I know that I am in a minority when it comes to wanting summer to be over. I cannot wait till the next few days or so when both university and my work start back up again. But not everyone is as excited when it comes to giving up their vacation, or warm weather, or…

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Makeup and Self Portraits.

Yesterday was an interesting day, but it at least was a killer makeup day. I tried quite a few new products, like my jumbo UD setting spray, my NYX super nude colored gloss, and the famed RCMA powder. On top of all that, I also tried a few new techniques, like using my Becca highlight…

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5 Reasons Fall is Way Better Than Summer.

Guys, I am so sick of summer. This season messes with me on many, many levels. I have a serious need for autumn and all the beauty and brilliance that accompanies it. For anyone wondering, fall is the best time of year… especially compared to summer. Pro of fall: New schedule. As both a school teacher…

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August Goals.

These goals focus on simple, yet important plans that will keep me busy during my mostly month off of work. There is none of that “change yourself” or “restrict yourself” or “do this even if it makes you less happy” type stuff that I really don’t need in my life right now on this list. There are a few…

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Plans for August 2016.

Hey everyone! As July wraps up, it’s hard to believe that summer is rushing by so quickly. This week I am finishing up my last few days teaching summer school and am about to begin my 26 day summer “vacation”. Those quotes are very prominent because my break is already jam packed with doctor appointments, friend…

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Blog Stalking // A Beautiful Mess.

It’s time I shared with you guys another blog I am head over heals with! Stop whatever you are doing now and go check out A Beautiful Mess. If you haven’t already been a fan of these girls for a while now, you will today. This is the first real blog I found and started…

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October Goals.

Good morning everyone! It’s October. The year is blurring to an end. Pretty soon we’ll be thinking about sitting under the tree, carols crooning in the background, snow falling outside… But before I get ahead of myself, there’s still time to enjoy fall! And honestly, the best way to enjoy it, is to make the…

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This Week’s Hints of Happiness.

This was the first full week of work having students in the building and aiding in each day’s lessons. It’s been a rollercoaster so far; one day I came home in tears, one day limping, one day feeling accomplished. But as I wrap up my week today, I have to say, I am confident that this…

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