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A Happy List: 170

Monday, September 18, 2017

1/ When Tucker tucks his feet under his body and looks like a bread loaf. 

2/ I was in New York and the temperature was absolutely perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. My last class got canceled so I decided to get pizza before catching the train home. So, here I am. In the most perfect weather. In the most perfect city. With a pizza in my right hand and a soda in my left. I was thinking about how it was such a perfect moment and right then You Are The Ocean came on my headphones (my favorite song). And I was just in awe at how perfect that moment was.

3/ We made both these recipes yesterday and they were so good. I love when random online recipes turn out! 

4/ J and Tucker had been waiting for me in the car. When I finally got in, J was posting a selfie with Tucker to Instagram lol!

5/ I have an office! It may be in a basement and shared with someone else, but hey. Still a step up!

6/ Seeing a Leonberger. Flippin' majestic.

7/ Teaching Tucker how to play hide and seek.

8/ Getting back into photography! I can never decide if I want social media to be my side hustle (as J and I call it) or if I want to do photography. Well, I think a more accurate way to phrase it is: I would rather do photography as a side job, but I feel like I get booked more with social media campaigns. Anyway, if you're in New York and need a photographer, check me out

9/ Getting my order from Romwe even though I am an idiot and keep putting the wrong zip code. If you haven't already, check out what I got

10/ I have just been thinking a lot lately about time. When I think about how I have 8 months of school left, it still seems like a long time. But then I break it down by what trips and breaks are coming up, and it actually seems like it's going fast! This semester we have Vermont, Harry Potter World, Ireland, and then Christmas and Thanksgiving break. So like, all of that will make it go by really fast! And then after that it's my last semester, which I feel like will naturally go by fast, even though we have nothing exciting planned during that semester. 

Anyway! I'm trying to live more in the moment and not obsess about moving to Portland (because like, we've never even been there and who knows if we will be able to find jobs and make it happen). So looking forward to the trip/break that's coming up has been helping me to be more present... even though it's still not being entirely present lol. 

Oh well! Sometimes you just gotta keep crawling through life looking toward the future or you'll never make it hahaha. And with the grad school load I've got, that's all I can do!

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Romwe Clothing Haul!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017
So, I love Asian clothing websites. I have been shopping them from way back when you had to pay a million dollars in shipping so you had to order like $200 to make it worth it lol. Needless to say, websites like Romwe change the game! Asian clothing prices with regular shipping? YES PLEASE. I ordered once from them to test it out, and loved everything so much I placed a second order. These are my favorites from the two orders!

10/10 would recommend shopping through them if you're in college and/or trying to save money but still wanna look fly. :)

1. $5. I am obsessed with the color of this! It is a nice, thick material too. I feel my most Jessica Day when I wear it lol. Buy it here.

2. $5. So I have been LIVING in this! It fits the bust well but is so cute and flowy. V bohemian. V cute. Buy it here

3. $5. This is so cute and loose! It looks so cute tucked into pants.  Buy it here.

 4. This whole outfit was $6! The skirt band stretches and is floor length. WIN X 3. Buy the top here and the skirt here

5. $7. This is a crop top and SO SOFT. Like wear all the time, soft. Buy it here.

 6. $10. Can you ever have too many alien things? The answer is no. Buy it here

7. $7. This another super soft shirt! It's my go to as soon as I come home and change into sweats. Buy it here

8. $8. This is another cute, loose top that looks super cute tucked into jeans. Buy it here

Anddddd, this is what I wore today! The top is thin and lets a lot of air in. (If you live in a humid place like me, this is important haha.) Buy it here.

The skirt is old from Anthropologie. All in all, I am obsessed with Romwe. You can find such good things for under $5, it's crazy! Some tips: Make sure you check the measurement on each item in your cart. I typically wear a small and some of the items I ordered were medium/large. That's actually the only tip! Everything looks like the picture. Shipping is pretty good too! I keep entering the wrong zip code because I am an idiot, and luckily everything has found its way to me in about two weeks each time. So if you did the right address you'd probably be about a week! I honestly feel like the quality of the clothes is what you would find at Forever 21/H&M (and even some of those online boutiques that are so popular these days). So I prefer to just buy them from the source! Lemme know if you guys try them out and what you think!
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Weekend Links

Saturday, September 16, 2017

1/ This Spotify playlist is SO GOOD.

2/ This is probably the most important thing I have ever read. If you are interested in the mental health field, YOU NEED TO READ THIS.


That's all I have for this week! We are watching Baby Driver right now and I can't decide if I like it? I really like the preview, but now that I am watching the actual show I am iffy haha. I feel like Ansel Egort's transition was so strong? Like he went from being a teenage boy in that movie teenagers loved, and now he is a getaway driver? Intense.

Also we went to the store today and J bought red delicious apples and I was like ??? WHO BUYS RED DELICIOUS APPLES!

Oh, and also we went to the dog park and there was a dog there that was literally bigger than me. Here, I'll link a picture. Anyway, it was one of the more magical moments of my life.

I hope you are all having a good weekend! Tucker has been a bit sick today, but hopefully he is better tomorrow because I've got a lot of homework to do.

Also do you ever eat something sweet and it like, hurts your tooth kind of? What is that? I am trying to eat soft licorice but it keeps hurting my left tooth? I haven't been to the dentist in 2 years maybe? Wait no... I went before we moved to New York. Ok, so like a year. BUT YOU GUYS. So I went to the dentist like a year ago, and then I was looking at my teeth with one of those dental mirrors and I saw a brown spot that didn't go away! And I was like, THERE IS NO WAY I HAVE A CAVITY. But then I never went to the dentist to check. So maybe it was a cavity and now it's grown and is making my teeth weirdly sensitive.

Teeth are like, a big deal. Cause like think. They are depreciating over time. My grandma says that when you get older you have to have a retirement fund just for your teeth lol.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


I always feel like it's "been a minute" since I've sat down and just typed. Usually when I do I keep those posts as drafts. I publish most of what I write, but some I keep as drafts so when I turn my blog into a book they will be there, but the internet doesn't need to see!

The general feeling I have today is nervousness about life haha. I keep my career stuff vague on here. Actually I usually don't post about it at all. I work with a lot of confidentiality. Event though all my social media is under a different name than I go by in my work, there is always the possibility that some one could find my platforms! So, don't ever think I am not working or liking it, it is just that this isn't the place for that!

I start my new job today and my schedule will be changing. I used to get home at 2:30 but now I will be getting home at 6:30, maybe later. It's just crazy this is the last internship I will have before I graduate and go out into the world! I am hoping so badly that wherever we move to next we will be able to rent a house with a fenced backyard. I feel so bad leaving my pup in the house alone for 7 hours! I mean he is fine and just sleeps, but yeah. A backyard would be nice. I feel like every home I find isn't renovated? I just wish someone in Seattle or Portland had a super cute, renovated home with a fenced backyard and was renting haha. I guess we could find a month to month apartment contract until that happens, but do those even exist anymore?! They always want to lock you down for a year!

In general, I'm getting very exited to be done with school and to move back to the west coast. I'm excited for us to be closer to our works, so we can leave the house at 7:30 and be home by 5:30! (The life!) It's like real life is so close! We can go to Target and buy things! We can go on more trips! We can eat at Olive Garden!! 

It seems like we have been college students forever, so I am so excited to almost be done with it! Real life is so close! Getting through these next two semesters will be tough, but also I think the schedule I have should make it go by fast? I don't know about getting home so late, but having Mondays off means every weekend is a 3 day weekend. And then if Tuesday is hard at work, I know the next day I am going into the city. And then Thursday I can say, "Tomorrow is Friday!" So yeah. I think it's a pretty good setup haha. 

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First Day Of School

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Guys! I had my first day of school on Wednesday! I wish I could say it's my last first day of school, but alas. Only second to last. Anyway, the night before I looked up the train schedule and saw it was leaving at 7:09. So, J and I hopped in the car and got to the train station at 7:05. There was a train there with the doors closing. I was like, "What train is that?? No way it's the 7:09." We decided it was probably a local bound train. But no. YOU GUYS. It was MY TRAIN! Like what kind of public transportation comes EARLY? I mean if you are a train that's early, sit there for five minutes for heaven's sake!! So, I got on a later train. I have slight social anxiety with some things, and the thought of walking in late to my first class on the first day was like NO THANKS. So I kept debating whether or not I should go. I finally decided to just be an adult and do it, so I got on the next train. It was a really pretty ride with all the fog.
Ok, so then I got there and I was about 30 minutes late. The whole class is 2 hours, so I figured I could still get a lot if I went in. IT WAS SO HARD. But literally I just kept going thinking "What's the worst that can happen?" Well, I walked in the class and the only seat was in the front. When I sat down the professor asked me what my name was and then asked if I was ok hahahaha. I was like, "Yeah my train was just late." But like, why you gotta ask if I am ok bro? People are just late sometimes!! Ughhhhh.
It was nice to be back in the city! New York is the prettiest city I kidddddddd you not. I hate living there but LOVE being able to train in. I haven't spent the fall there yet, and I'm excited to explore this year!
As is typical for my life, I missed the train by THREE MINUTES. so I got home about 20 minutes later than I would have otherwise. SMH. But I gotta tell ya, living closer to the city than last year is so nice! I get home at 8:00 instead of 10:00! Moving FTW.

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