School Year

quoteI try to continuously tell myself that once this year is over, it will be so worth it. That the hardest part will be over, and I can finally take a breath and relax. But until I reach that point, I’m a ball of stress that just keeps growing. Maybe I took on too much this year, maybe I’m in over my head. But now is not the time to try and fix that, so I guess all I can do is embrace it….

This is how I’ve been feeling for the past couple months, not really sure how I will be able to get everything done by their due dates, and still have something similar to a life. But it’s a race to the finish line that I intend on winning.

As this term is coming to an end, and dare I say it, the year, I can’t help but think about what this school has taught me. People have continuously told me that these years would be the best of my life, and I can’t help but reply with the fact that they are also the most challenging, tiring, and probably the most stressful. But I must admit, I have learned quite a bit about myself. I’ve learned that I don’t crumble under pressure, I do whatever I can do get the work done – even if it means I’ll be up all night to finish it. I’ve learned how to become a strong independent woman, not needing to rely on my parents; but have learned to accept help when I know I need it, making sure my pride doesn’t get the best of me. I’ve learned how to cherish my friends, although I may be WAY too busy to get in touch with them all the time, I know they’re there and I will never forget it. I’ve learned how to love, which may sound silly, but I’d be incomplete without my favourite man in the world.

So while I sit here, and complain about another due date, or another midterm, I remember, that as this year slowly comes to a close, I have to appreciate my years in university because they helped shape who I am today.

 

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap 2

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{Never enough pumpkin spice lattes in my life}

This post is a bit overdue, but I’m glad to finally let you guys in on my Thanksgiving weekend. Last year I gave you guys a recap so I thought I would do something similar to fill you all in. Just like I have mentioned, I love Thanksgiving and probably get as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning (which also excites me). It’s the beginning of the holiday season, I get to spend time with friends, I get to see my boyfriend (and convince him to do all the festive activities), and just relax. I must admit, I’ve been quite blessed for the people I have in my life, and am also so grateful for you guys, especially for putting up with my lack of posts.

What are you guys grateful for? Let me know!!

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{Alecs and I got some fall pictures in this year – go us!}

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{Can’t celebrate Thanksgiving without celebrating Oktoberfest}

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{Fallen leaves and a cute dog}

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{Fall in the city}

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Fall Plaid

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{Old Navy dress (on sale!), Gap jean jacket (cheaper version here), vintage coach bag, Nine West booties, Target tights}

I know, I know, it’s been way too long since I’ve been on here and it’s sucked. But school has been kicking my butt, so I’ll only be posting when I can, and guys, it looks rough. But whenever I have time, I promise I will be making an appearance! On another note, this weekend is Thanksgiving, and I could not be anymore excited. My boyfriend is coming home from Ottawa, Oktoberfest is in our midst, and the Thanksgiving parade with friends is probably one of my favourite Thanksgiving activities. This weekend is going to be full of fun and I’ll be making sure to keep you guys updated! Last weekend I was able to get out of some readings and went with my family apple picking. And it was so much fun, it’s been something I do every year with them, and I still get excited every year! But it did get cold towards the end of the day, so I was definitely happy to have brought a scarf along!

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White and Tan

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{Sugarlips dress (similar here), H&M hat (similar here and here), Etsy clutch, Gap sandals, Aldo bracelets and ring)

This past week was ridiculously busy, and I have no idea why. I feel like life just kept getting in the way, so I apologize for my lack of communication. Getting back into school-mode has been really hard to jump into, but I guess I don’t have much of a choice, and I’m trying to take it day by day with a pumpkin spice latte in hand. Aside from that, I’ve been trying to enjoy the last bits of this warm weather we’ve been having, and enjoy the days pre-no sleep mode (mainly because I have terrible study habits).

If you have any ideas to help me with getting more sleep during school – let me know!

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Friday Favourites

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{I love a good grey cable knit sweater for fall}

With summer almost coming to an end, I can’t help but feel as if I didn’t do enough this summer, or accomplish enough. It was an overall great summer, but it’s slightly worrying. This weekend, I’m hoping I will be able to check off a few more things I had mentioned in my summer to-do list . Here’s to hoping, and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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{Perfect way to transition from summer to fall}

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{Cool way to wear Birks}

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{This coat is an awesome piece for fall}

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{I think this may be my go-to look in the near future}