I’m back!

HEY! So I’ve been MIA for almost a year now.. forgot this existed to be honest. I want to get back into it – I think I’m going to restart posting a “happy moment” each day, but I also want to do actual blog posts. We’ll have to see how that goes. I’m going to start brainstorming topics and hopefully, since I have a full week off, I’ll be able to get some things written and ready to go. Can’t wait to get started again!


Things I Learned From my Freshman Year of College

1. The people who are supposed to care about you won’t always drop everything to pick you up when you fall. Sometimes, they won’t care enough to even know that you fell. Those people don’t matter.
2. No matter who you are, where you are, or what your issue is, you can always find someone who is willing to help.
3. You aren’t the only person who sits on the floor of the shower and cries.
4. People will surprise you. Sometimes in good ways, and sometimes in bad ways, but never be so stubborn that you can’t change your opinion of them.
5. Just because someone calls you her best friend doesn’t mean she’ll keep your secrets, no matter how many of hers you will always hold.
6. Don’t be afraid to change. Everyone else is changing, too, and if you don’t make new friends because you already have good friends, you’re going to be pretty lonely when you suddenly don’t click with them anymore.
7. You can be best friends with girls who are 5 years older than you.
8. Those girls who are 5 years older than you can and will teach you a lot about life.
9. Boys really don’t matter.
10. You can be the kindest person in the world, but that doesn’t always mean that people will treat you similarly in return. Hope for the best, but expect the worst. Betrayal exists.
11. If you surround yourself with people who truly appreciate you and believe in you, you can do things you never believed you could.
12. Home isn’t a geographical location; it’s a feeling.
13. Find friends who you can text, “akjauhcjak” to, and who will respond, “what’s goin on?”.
14. People who truly care about you and your feelings and your mental well-being aren’t easy to find. When you do find them, don’t let them go. And don’t let them leave. Do this by being the same person for them that they are for you.
15. Smile.

Freshman year had its tough moments, but nothing has been as hard as all of these goodbyes.

Leaving Elle was possibly one of the worst things ever. I handed her the card I wrote for her. We hugged, and when I started to pull away, she wouldn’t let go. Then I started tearing up. I left before I could really start crying, but walked away on the verge. Then I got her text.
“So I just read your letter and literally bawled. That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me and those words will always be in my heart. You are such a beautiful person and I’m so lucky to have gotten to know you this year. Sigma is the best thing that ever happened to me because I met you. You are one of my best friends in the whole world and I will definitely be writing you a heart felt letter in response. I love you more than you know sweetie.”

14 Essential Life Truths To Live By

Thought Catalog

You teach people how to treat you. And it’s directly related to how you feel about yourself, which is to say that if you see a predominance of assholes in your life, it’s time to get rid of both them and whatever is attracting them. No need to feel bad about this, because…

Being aware of why you’re doing certain things is the first step in changing things. Never underestimate the power of knowing why you’re attracting unhealthy or frustrating situations/people into your life. But remember…

Nothing changes if nothing changes. Change is just a theory unless it’s put into action. We can try to think ourselves into a new life, but it won’t happen unless we actually put in the time and effort to change. First step is knowing that…

People can only love you to the amount you love yourself. Nobody can love you enough that it changes…

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50 Things Every College Senior Wishes They Knew Freshman Year

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Your first year of college should be the craziest time of your life and consist of many solo cups, “wish-you-hadn’ts,” and a few pointless attempts at finding yourself. At least, that’s what my first year at UF included. Many people tried to calm me down and get me to focus on the more lasting and important things, but I was too busy having the time of my life. Little did I know, by the time I reached my senior year, less than a month from graduation, I would finally understand what they were all talking about.

1. Build a name for yourself EARLY on. Oh, you had a 6.29 GPA and were the most popular girl in high school? That’s cool. No one gives a flying fuck. Higher education is an entirely different chess board and ALL students are pawns that no one cares about until you make…

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Happy April!

It finally feels like spring! You can see the light in everyone – people are playing frisbee on Centennial, girls are wearing dresses (sans tights!), and everyone’s smiling a bit brighter. It’s just a happier environment strolling around campus today.  I’m so excited for warm and sunny weather to be a daily occurrence! Life is changing once again: the semester is wrapping up, I’ll be back on the Cape in a few weeks, and I’ll be a sophomore. Here’s to embracing all things new!

Quick Update!

So my laptop is broken… I have a ton of stuff due this week so that’s certainly been a bummer. Thank goodness for roommates with two laptops and google drive!

I’ve been hardcore neglecting this blog lately. School has been insane. I’ve been stressing myself out a lot lately because I’ve had really good grades so far and I don’t want to let them slip in the last few weeks. Pressure’s ON.

Recently, I heard about this thing called 100 Happy Days. I’m not entirely sure what it is or if it even really is anything, but my new goal is to post a picture at least once a day of something that made me smile. I think it’ll help me see the positive little things in everyday life and will make my transition to summer easier.

Hopefully I’ll actually stick to this. I want to pick up weekly links again and just start posting about my day more often. I think I kind of feel like my average day doesn’t matter and I only want to post when things are shitty, but then I get bored with my own ranting. So here’s to posting more often, even when all I have to say is what I ate for dinner. 🙂

What It Really Means To Be In A Sorority

Thought Catalog

Once upon a time you were a lowly underclassman, nervously walking up the front stairs of various sorority houses into a crowd of women who were most likely a) all wearing matching t-shirts b) singing c) clapping d) smiling too big e) all of the above.

Even if the groupthink mentality freaked you out, you still wanted to “branch out and meet new people,” ”get more involved,” or maybe you were going through a breakup and needed something totally new to focus your energy on (with a whole new pool of frat guys on the side). Whatever your reasoning was, you jumped through all the recruitment hoops and finally made it to pledging status.

If you were anything like me, the beginning of your sorority experience was both incredibly exciting and awkwardly confusing — you were making so many friends and getting invited to VIP parties and you were a

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I found this on NYU Secrets. Thought it was worth sharing.

Time will heal any heartbreak.

Financial situations will eventually work themselves out.

A bad day just means a good one will come soon.

Try not to worry about being judged by a number, whether it be GPA, test grades, your weight, etc. You are SO much more than a number.

The city and being in college in general is going to test your faith. Be open to changes in your faith and open to changes in who you thought you ever were.

Do what you love, and you’ll find a way to make it work. 

If someone can’t be there every time you need them, you can always find someone to help you out at different times.

Trust yourself.

Believe in yourself.

Find the good in everyday, even if one day the only good is the air in your lungs.

Love this life you were given.