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) | Denim Shorts | Denim Skirt (similar)

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!)


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.


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.)


What Junior Year Has Taught Me (so far...)

I am currently sitting at home, waiting for final grades to come and checking my student account like a crazy person (I am still waiting on two more grades!!) But I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last 4ish months aka my FIFTH semester of college.

Excuse me while I cry about the fact that I only have three semesters of undergrad left... While I am most definitely sad, I am more confused because I have no idea where the time went. It feels like just yesterday that I was crying over my honors American Lit grade my freshman year because my grade got messed up. Pro tip: Get to know your professors just in case you need to email them, begging them to fix your grade.


6 Podcasts I am Listening to Right Now

If you follow me on Instagram (hint, hint ;) ), you'll see that I'll occasionally post about what podcasts I am listening to, and I love when people post what they listen to.  There are so many podcasts out there now that I get overwhelmed with the options, so when someone else can help make that decision for me, I am grateful. (I am actually super indecisive when it comes to small decisions like choosing what to watch or listen to...)