Saturday, January 25, 2014

Defying the Laws of Physics

The beginning of February marks two major things: people scrambling to make Valentine’s Day or Anti-Valentine’s Day plans, and February is also the time many people abandon their New Year’s resolutions. 

In college, however, February marks the time of year that everyone is done with Syllabus week and classes have truly begun. The second semester can be tough, and is still just as busy as the first…even without football season, which seems impossible.  Luckily I stumbled across a venn diagram that helps put life into perspective. 

Here are quick tips on how to defy the laws of physics.

1.     Study. Study. Study: go out at night but do all studying and homework during the day, so when you go out you do not have worry about anything and you can have more fun. Also try leave at a somewhat reasonable time so you won’t look like a zombie the next morning, but if you don’t just buy really good concealer and 30 minute short naps are lifesavers and will make you feel wide awake.
2.    Get a workout partner: Make sure the person you workout with will push you and make you go everyday. When you workout you will feel more energized and will provide a productive study break.
3.    Choose Wisely: In college, Thursday is treated more like a weekend night than Friday.  So go out on Thursday’s, it is fun and only acceptable for the four years you are in college. However, going out on Thursday when you have a test on Friday is not the best idea. So, pick your nights wisely and DO NOT go out even when your friend begs saying “you will never remember the test but you will remember this night in 20 years.” This is false, I guarantee if you don’t remember failing a test in 20 years you will remember in 4 months when grades come out at the end of semester. Just don’t be dumb.
4.    8ams: Don’t do it. 8am classes will kill your social life, your sleep schedule, and pretty much your entire life. Coming from a girl who had an 8am everyday last semester…just don’t do it no matter how much of a morning person you are.

Good luck achieving the near impossible. 


Monday, January 20, 2014

"Happy girls are the prettiest"-Audrey Hepburn

No one likes Mondays, but they are a little more enjoyable with laughter. There is always something to smile about and be thankful for.

What made you smile this Monday?


Thursday, January 16, 2014

If the shoe fits

The saying goes, "to understand a man, you've got to walk a mile in his shoes, whether they fit or not." Whether those shoes are Carrie's Louboutin pumps or Blair's Jimmy Choo heels, every woman has a unique style and personality.

 Some women, fictional or not, have a particular characteristic that many people admire and wish to gain for themselves. These are my five favorite personality traits and the women that encompass them perfectly.

1. Blair Waldorf's confidence

2. Kate Middleton's sense of family

3. Carrie Bradshaw's economic priorities

4. Emma Watson's class

5. and once again Blair Waldorf's determination

Having role models is important. Whether they inspire you to improve yourself or simply inspire your wardrobe. 
Who's shoes would you like to walk in for a day?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Misadventure 


The saying goes “everything happens for a reason.” But how can you be positive that you are on the right path, unless you don’t just meander off the path, but jump off the map.

Two years ago I decided to attend Texas Christian University. It was perfect in every aspect to me: far away from home, something new, something different, and most importantly something that no one else had done. It was perfect and I was thrilled and anxious.

From the moment I stepped onto campus my life turned into a bad Lemony Snicket novel. My college life was becoming a series of unfortunate events. From social life to school life and from the diva roommate to awkward friends, I was miserable and stuck nine hours from home.  

Between the tears, I made adventures. I drove to Wacky Waco for Halloween to visit my best friend, Morgan, who attended Baylor. That Halloween:  I went to the zoo, crashed a frat party, ran from the police in a Cadillac with students I didn’t know, had a drink thrown in my face by a kid dressed as Tebow, and finally had my first Whataburger.  

That semester I also attended a free Blake Shelton concert with Morgan and some friends. I went to countless themed parties, flew to Kansas City, Missouri to party at Beta formal as my boyfriend’s date, got in zone box tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game with friends, and have the pictures to remember the bus ride to the TCU vs. Baylor football game with Phi Delt. 

At the end of a semester at TCU I made the decision to transfer the University of Missouri (Mizzou).

“Everything happens for a reason.” Funny enough I never believed in that silly saying until I transferred schools and took my very crazy misadventure. Because I never applied to Mizzou in High School and without my Texan misadventure, I couldn’t imagine where I might be.

One this is for sure, my misadventure turned into an adventure that led me to a school that I love, with friends that are wonderful, but it thought me that when things don’t go quite as planned the only thing to do is smile and get excited for your next big adventure.