Finals week can be a tough week for college students and sometimes we forget about everything else that is important. So last weekend I made sure to take a break after work and on friday I turned on my favorite movie of all time (as sad as it is, I know EVERY line). The best part? I watched it with my friend Miranda who is thousands of miles away in California. As we watched we laughed and discussed favorite scenes over others, as if we were together in the same room. Little things like that help me realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I get to go home soon. Finals are terrible, but in a way they help us realize that “we did it!” and that we have completed another semester of college. And hey, thats pretty damn cool if I don’t say so myself. It has been quite a journey, but my fall semester of sophomore year will be done on thursday and I’m pretty damn proud of myself. I’m proud of all my friends for finishing their semester and continuing on to the next. Congratulations, you’re one step closer to finishing another huge milestone in your life; college. Be proud and remember there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Yesterday we had a holiday party at our apartment and I must say we had a lot of fun! everyone looked fantastic and there were a lot of laughs had by all. Can’t wait to go home, but this was a perfect way to take a break from the stress of finals.
I am patiently awaiting the first snowfall in the city. Can you believe me of all people would be saying that?! I don’t know why, but I have been hoping for snow. I think I just love the way it looks…not how it feels. I know the first snowfall will be amazing, but after that I’ll be over it.
Are you excited for the snow?
The Bright Side of Monday:
Coming back from thanksgiving break is the most frustrating time. After getting a taste of home for a minute we must return to reality and face dreadful finals. Although I only have 15 days until I am back in sunny california, I can’t help but think how fast this semester has gone! Last year during this time I felt like it had been 3 years to get to here, however since I am enjoying this year so much more, I can’t describe how fast everything is happening. I’ve been working since august and I have learned to really love my job even with all the challenges it comes with. I think this semester has truly become a grace period of me growing up and learning who I am. I can be stubborn and annoying, but also I have proven I can take myself out of the drama and focus on things and people that truly matter in my life. Coming to chicago was the best thing I could have ever done for myself and I am so grateful. One flaw i’ll never fix? Talking WAY too much! However, I think it is just one quark I will gladly keep because hey, like Mindy Kaling, I just tune myself out. I’m not sure what the definite bright side is, but here is to growing up, accepting your flaws, and a happy holiday!
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving week/weekend from me to you.
I must say the only reason that I enjoy Chicago is because of these hilarious girls.
I recently took it upon myself to actually make a good dinner one night so I decided to try this recipe; http://www.jocooks.com/main-courses/shanghai-chicken/. I must say it was QUITE delicious! My roommate (http://thosewhitewalls.tumblr.com/) and I loved them and I’ll definitely be making them in the near future. They’re extremely easy to make and a perfect weeknight dinner. Roast some veggies as a side and enjoy!
and chicago sure won’t let you forget it!
The Bright Side of Monday:
When everything seems to be piling up all at once, we get handed that card that lets us come home. Thanksgiving is around the corner and it honestly can’t come soon enough. I’m overwhelmed, exhausted and need to go home. 4 days doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is just enough to refresh so I can come back to Chicago and finish up my semester. Sure, a lot of work is ahead, but this monday I’m dedicating the bright side to the moments we get to breathe. Don’t forget to take a break sometimes, whether it is for an hour or 4 days. Wherever your stress is coming from, don’t forget to take a minute to remind yourself what you’re working so hard for.
I could wear stripes every day of my life.