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PROCRASTINATION NATION

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Hello, hello, hello!

So last week I basically studied for exams and procrastinated, so nothing was really new! Today, I had my human sexuality exam, which is a course that goes towards my minor in Family and Child Studies. Not going to lie, the exam was hard. It was 2 hours long, and there were 120 multiple choice questions. Yes, that sadly means it is one question per minute! Some questions I knew right away, while others I was like “what the hell is this?” I’m hoping I made some good guesses and did okay! After that, I came home and ate, then passed out for 2 hours which was glorious lol.

On the up side, I got a job interview for next week, and I am really excited but also nervous! I really hope I get the job because it starts at the perfect time, and it would be at my cottage so I can still go to the beach and get tanned when I’m not working! Please keep your fingers crossed for me! :)

Also, I heard about this app called “The Hunt” from watching Tyler Oakley’s new video. You can upload a picture of something like a shirt you see someone wearing or a necklace that you like, and people will help you find where to buy it online! HOW COOL IS THAT?! So I’m thinking of giving it a try; however, my credit card doesn’t think that would be a good idea ;)

Today, I wrote some more of my English paper that is due Thursday, and I am about to start studying for my Couple and Family exam which is also Thursday (fingers crossed again please!). I hope everything continues to go well, and I can’t believe that I am less then a week away from finishing my 2nd year of university. It is absolutely crazy how fast the past 2 years have gone by! The other day I was looking at pictures from 1st year and I am now jealous of my sister who will be coming to school here next year. First year was so amazing, and I had such a great time. For anyone moving away from their families, and/or going to school away from home, I promise it will be the best year of your life. I know it’s scary, I cried, I used to tell my parents I was going to live with them until I was 40 because I never wanted to leave them lol. Living on my own was hard at first, but you start to enjoy the independence, and remember that your family will still be there. The biggest thing for me was the thought that my families lives were going to continue without me, and I wouldn’t know what was going on with them anymore. I got over that feeling, and it helped being able to call them whenever I wanted, and I also went home on weekends quite often. However, I met some of my best friends in residence, 3 of which I live with now, and I am so blessed to have them all in my life. I promise you it will be great!!

So, have a good day, and remember exams and grades do not make up who you are!

Stay golden,

xx

 

MY WEEK: March 24th-30th

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You are about to feast your eyes on my life changing week…

MONDAY-

Basically I laid in bed all day. I went to class, then I was so tired from my past few hectic weeks that I laid in bed all day, and basically all week. I was also very sick. I had a head cold and brutal cough, which I am still recovering from. This created the awkward moment in my oh so awkward English class on Tuesday. I also attended night class alone, as my roommate had not come back yet from going home that weekend. This made class more boring then usual, and usually it is pretty boring.

TUESDAY-

You know when you have a head cold, and your mind just feels foggy and thick? That’s how I felt. However, I went to class, and I’m just sitting there sweating to death, and my teacher says to me in front of the class, “Lara, you look really annoyed”. I thought “please don’t make this awkward”. So, I just said I was sorry and that I was sick and 5 million degrees. In which she replied that she was sick too, and thankfully that was the end of the awkward encounter. After class, I went to the grocery store, got Buckley’s medicine and laid in bed for the rest of the day.

WEDNESDAY-

I went to class, then came home and laid in bed (starting to see a trend?). Luckily I had nothing due last week so it somewhat justified me doing absolutely nothing.

THURSDAY-

In English class, we watched a movie on the book we are currently reading, which thankfully didn’t leave much room for awkward encounters. After class, my roommates and I went to res for lunch, because we missed the food (my university has the top rated food in the country). Thursday night, we had a party at my place for my 20th birthday, then we went downtown. It was really fun, and I enjoyed myself.

Friday-

I went to class, then I came home and opened presents from my roommates. I got two shirts, candy, necklaces, and bracelets, which are all really cute. Friday night I went to my cottage with my family for the weekend, which was really nice to get away before exams start.

SATURDAY-

March 29th was my 20th birthday. I have to say, I feel older in a good way, and I am surprisingly excited to be 20, and start a new decade. I opened my presents from my parents, I got a “Lara” name necklace, which I am obsessed with, money, and a few other things. We went for a walk on the lake, because it is still frozen, and had a nice steak dinner. I also handed out some resumes for a summer job.

SUNDAY-

I came back to school, did some homework, and chatted with my roommates. Exams start next week so there is a lot of work to be done!

Stay tuned to see how much I procrastinate this week, even though I have 2420405 things to do, and even more readings to be read!

xx

 

MY WEEK: MARCH 17th-23rd

My week in a nutshell…

MONDAY- ST. PATRICK’S DAY

BOW DOWN BITCHES, I’M ACTUALLY IRISH. Not going to lie, that was written on my shirt last St. Patty’s day lol. Since St. Patty’s fell during the week this year, which was rather unfortunate, I had a paper due that day, also rather unfortunate, so I handed in my paper and then left class along with everyone else haha. I went with my roommates, and a few friends, to an Irish Pub really close to my house for some green beer, and Irish music. It was a lot of fun, and something easy to do, but still festive, during crunch time at school.

TUESDAY-

I have this class Tuesday’s and Thursday’s which I quite like; however, something always happens that makes it really awkward. For example, two people literally looked at each other and the teacher saw, and stopped the class and asked why they looked at each other… There’s only about 20 kids in the class, so these awkward occurrences tend to make it really uncomfortable to the point where you don’t even want to go to class anymore. But you kind of have to because you get marks for participating…

WEDNESDAY- I went to class and discussed with my friend the awkward occurrence that once again occurred in our class the day before (see above). I don’t really remember what else I did. Probably procrastinated the rest of the day lol.

THURSDAY- I attended the awkward class again, and it was awkward…again. I pretty much finished a paper that was due Friday, which I thought was a little tricky but I think/hope to God I figured it out. I also went to night class, in which I studied for my English quiz that I had the next day because I fell asleep for 2 hours before class when I should have been studying (typical).

FRIDAY- I had my English quiz which was kind of hard. All I want is 70%. 70 70 70! We (my roommates and I) went to our friends house, and then downtown, for our friends 20th birthday (P.S. My 20th is this week OMG). It was fun and nice to see everyone. I also wore red lipstick, which I never do, and now I kind of have a lipstick obsession. I just found a shimmery pinkish one that my friend sent me from Holland, so I think I’m going to try that out this week, because it’s more natural than red. I really want to buy like a nude/light pinkish colour though…

SATURDAY-

Literally didn’t leave the house. I wrote a paper that was due today, and did laundry. BOOOOOO. So boring. I hate when you have to go to bed at night when you feel like you’ve been in bed all day. It’s just so blah. So I had a blah day.

SUNDAY (today)-

Today I went grocery shopping because I had no food. Literally. I was eating pasta for breakfast. I also finished up my paper, and handed it in. I have currently eaten almost half of the Sherbet ice-cream I bought at the grocery store today……so there’s that. Right now I am watching Nashville with my roommates. I’m not really watching though shhhh. AND my throat is quite sore and my nose is running. PERFECT, I just know it will make for a even better Monday tomorrow. Because we all love Monday’s, right?! ;)

So please, tune in next week to hear about my awkward classes, and birthday celebrations, with a whole lot of procrastination thrown in (exams start in 2 weeks lol).

Night!! xxx

DREAMS

I would LOVE to run a popular blog, write a book, and become a household name that people know. Personally, I think Lauren Conrad is such an inspiration, as I love how she does it all. Therefore, please check out my tumblr, rainndropss.tumblr.com. I’m literally obsessed with it, and am on it all the time! Some of my favourite blogs, which are run by YouTubers, that I like to read are tanyaburr.co.uk, and ladysmart.co.uk, so give them a look too! :)

Hope you’re having a good day! Go follow your dreams <3

xx

Broken Foot / Fashion Weeks

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HELLOOOO,

So, there is a first time for everything, right? Well, I have recently experienced one those “firsts”, and that would be breaking a bone. I can never say again, “Never have I ever broken a bone” :( Basically what happened was I was wearing really crappy shoes, that I have literally had for five years, and decided to wear them for the first time. I was walking in a narrow place, which required me to walk with one foot in front of the other, and my foot just rolled over a snapped. It was SO painful! I ended up going to the hospital and found out I broke my fifth metatarsal, which is the bone on the side of your foot that connects to your pinky toe. So, for the past six weeks I have been in a walking cast, and only got off crutches last week, which is making everything so much easier! It was so hard to go to school for a while because I would have to take cabs to my classes because I couldn’t walk to school or even to the bus, which made everything that much more frustrating and hard. However, everything is feeling good, so I hope that when I go back to the hospital in a couple weeks the Doctor will be happy with how it is healing! Please send your positive “let Lara’s foot heal well” thoughts my way! :)

As we all know I have an obsession with London, England, and fashion, so I have very much been enjoying seeing picture of London Fashion Week. I have to say I really enjoyed the Burberry collection, and Cara Delevingne looked gorgeous as always. I really liked the personalized ponchos that the girls were wearing (I will insert a picture, credit to the whoever took it! :)). I also really enjoy reading blogs written by people who attended LFW, New York Fashion Week (NYFW), or any of the other fashion weeks. One of my favourite YouTubers, Tanya Burr, has a blog, tanyaburr.co.uk, and she has been posting pictures from LFW, and also what she wore. I really love these types of things and would love to one day attend one of these shows myself! A girl can dream right?! ;)

Anyways, I’m off to dream about all the things I want to do with my life, after I do a little homework, …and watch a couple shows, …and the next thing you know it’s 1am lol. But, as long as every day you are moving closer to where you want to be, you are making progress! :)

Sweet dreams, 

xx

RESOLUTIONS

Happy 2014!!! I really cannot believe that another year has passed! I hope everyone had a safe, and happy, New Years, with family and friends! 

This year I have decided I am going to become a more happy and positive person. Even though I am definitely not unhappy and negative, I do have some habits that I would like to break, and if I do, I think I will become even happier! :)

1. If it is meant to happen, it will- this is my motto for this year. I constantly worry about things that sometimes I can’t control, and it drives me crazy. I am also guilty of wondering why some good things happen to my friends, but not to me. I want to get rid of this feeling and I want to believe in the fact that if it is right for me, it will happen!

2. Stop dwelling on things that I cannot change in that moment- I worry way too much. I have decided that I can worry about something for a minute, but after that, if it is not something I can change, I need to stop.

3. I am going to be more confident in what I wear, and just more confident in general- Sometimes I don’t like my outfit, and I walk around thinking, “Ugh, I hate my outfit today, blah blah blah”. So, even if I am not completely loving my outfit of the day, I will wear it with confidence, because people can’t love you until you love yourself!

These are a couple of my resolutions for 2014! I hope everyone has another blessed year, full of family, friends, love, and good health!!

xx

Christmas Withdrawl

Christmas has come and gone, and just like usual, I am sad about it. Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year, as I absolutely love the feeling and all the festivities. I hope everyone had as great of a Christmas as I did, with family and friends.

As I head back to school shortly after the New Year, (does anyone else hate New Years, or is it just me?), I am looking forward to a fresh start with a new semester, and seeing my friends. I haven’t seen my roommates in 3 weeks, which feels like a lifetime because we are usually together 24/7! I did quite well last semester, and am very pleased with my marks. I find second year to be easier then first, possibly because I know what to expect. I hope this upcoming semester I do just as well, or even better! :)

2013 has been a good year for me. I completed my first year of university, and also started my second. I have made tons of new friends, which I am very grateful for. I also went on a family vacation, which was amazing! We went dog sledding which was unreal! I am looking forward to 2014 and I hope it brings many great things! Today, I had Chinese food for dinner, and my fortune cookie read, “You have so much to be thankful for” which is absolutely true. I am so thankful for my family and friends, as they provide me so much encouragement, love, and strength. I hope 2014 brings you all what you are seeking!

Happy New Year,

xx

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