12/13/19

Growing Up Is Scary

This is something I have been meaning to write for a while. I was going to sit down and write it in July, but July turned to August which turned into September and all of a sudden I am staring down at the end of the semester and rapidly approaching my final semester of undergrad. It's also not like I haven't written this semester. I have written a lot this semester...just not for my blog. Taking a PR class, a history class, an honors seminar class, and a marketing class with case studies will do that for you. In recent days, I have wanted to write something more personal because I feel like this semester deserves to be documented in some way.



7/30/19

Everything I Did in London | Part 2

...Here's part 2 of everything I did in London. Like I said in Part 1, I wrote this as I went in London because I wanted to remember everything, and I split up into two parts since I spent eight weeks there.

Week 5 (6/23-6/29)



7/29/19

Everything I Did in London Part 1

This is the first part of my London diary. I wrote this when I was there because I wanted to document everything and have it all in one place. Since I was there for eight weeks, it was a little much for just one post, so it's split up into the first fourish weeks and the last four weeks. The first couple of days are a lot since I didn't start work until Tuesday, so I was trying to cram a lot into the first days since I had the completely free. Some of the things I did deserved their own post, so if that's the case, I linked the full post where I go into more depth about everything.

Week 0 (5/22-5/25) 
Post: First 60+ Hours in London

 

7/25/19

Weekend in Dublin

I am sitting at home writing this post since I was definitely too busy to write it right after I got home from Dublin, and now I am sad because I miss Dublin so much. This was easily my favorite trip out of the three I took for a couple of reasons. 1. I spent the most amount of time in Dublin. I got in around 11 on Saturday and left around 1 on Sunday. 2. I went by myself, so I did everything I wanted to do, and I didn't have to accommodate for other people's plans. That sounds mean but traveling by yourself is so much better in my opinion.


Weekend in Paris

My weekend in Paris was...interesting to say the least. Me and five of the other interns went, so it was kind of a big group. I felt like we all wanted to do very different things, but also most of us didn't speak French/hadn't been to Paris. Personally, I was super nervous because I don't speak French at all aside from a few phrases like "hello," "thank you," and "excuse me."



6/24/19

My (Super Short) Trip to Liverpool

My trip to Liverpool feels like it was so long ago, but it has only been like three weeks. I have been meaning to sit down and write my recap of it, but I have either been working, trying to fit all the things I want to go in a weekend, or sleeping. We got here eventually though...



5/25/19

First 60+ Hours in London

The last two and a half days have been a whirlwind between arriving in London, moving into a fully equipped apartment (flat?) (also slightly salty because I didn't have to bring bedding but did anyway), and exploring the city I get to call home for the next two months. I don't start my internship officially until Tuesday, so the last few days have really been about settling in and getting used to my new surroundings. I am going to use the next three days to explore more of London since I have so much free time.

It's actually been pretty easy to adjust in my opinion except for the fact that the sun rises at 5:30 in the morning...I am not okay with that. I was really worried about getting around, but the tube is super easy to use, and I think growing up around Atlanta has helped a little bit because I picked up on everything pretty fast. I also wouldn't say I am homesick yet, but I do miss free water at restaurants...also being able to order a Coke everywhere.


5/21/19

What I Packed for London

Today is the day!! Tonight I am flying to London and will get there on Wednesday morning. I am super excited and nervous but mostly excited. It has been a stressful process trying to get to this point, which I will probably talk about at some point, but I am mostly just grateful that the day is finally here. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about what clothes I am taking to London.

I am the world's worst packer...okay, that's probably an overstatement, but I am not good at packing. I tend to overpack, and as I was coming up with the graphic for this post, I realized that I probably overpacked here too... But if it all fits in one checked bag (under 50 lbs!) and one carry on, is it really overpacking? I am justifying the amount of stuff with the fact that I am working while I am in London, so I needed work clothes in addition to clothes I could wear on the weekend. Most of the clothes I am packing serve both purposes, which I think is a plus.
Floral Crop Pants | Utility Jogger | Paperbag Pants (similar) | Skinny Jeans (dark wash) (light wash) 

White Lace Top (similar) | Striped Short Sleeve Shirt | Cream Sweater | 
 White T-Shirt | Striped Turtleneck (similar) | Short Sleeve Ruffle Top

Red Embroidered Dress (not really similar but super pretty!)


5/6/19

Junior Year Recap + Thoughts on Senior Year

On Thursday, I walked out of my media law final and was unofficially done with my junior year. (I don't call it official until my grades are finalized...still waiting on two to be finalized.) This semester was probably the hardest semester of college so far. I feel like I say that every semester, but I think this one takes the cake. I felt like I was playing catch up from the beginning and truly never felt like I had this semester under control. A lot of the semester felt like I was struggling to keep my head above water, and there were definitely times when I was pushed underwater (mostly when another rejection popped up in my email). But I survived it. I lived to tell the tale of another day, and in three months I will be a senior.

Warning: It's about to be picture (and emotions) overload.


1/8/19

What's Happening in 2019

I wasn't really sure if I wanted to write a post about 2019, but I've spent the last week reflecting a lot on what I want to do in the next year, so I figured I would document it in my favorite way - the blog.

I've always liked fresh starts. It's why I love going back to school because you get an entirely fresh start again in August. Now that I am in college January not only brings the start of a new year but also the start of another semester, which to me makes it even better. I spent the past week getting new notebooks, a new agenda, and new pens, and everything just feels hopeful. (P.S. I got this Emily + Meritt planner, and I am obsessed with it. You can get it at Staples/Office Depot/Amazon.)