As of today at 11:30am, I officially became a resident of Aspen Heights.
Just give me a moment for this to sink in...
I write this post on my new desk, in my new room, in my new house. It's been such a long but fulfilling day. My move-in time was at noon so I got up early enough to make sure I had everything packed and began to load up my tiny car. I was lucky enough to have a best friend who took her off day with helping me move, so she arrived shortly after and we packed up her car as well. Making sure we had filled up our cars to the max, we drove to Rhonda's place so we could load her SUV with the stuff we bought a couple of days ago, and try to squeeze anything else into our already too small-too loaded cars. My goal was to only make one trip... And we did it! In hindsight, I probably should've planned the moving process a tad bit better but to be fair, I hadn't accounted for Del Mar to start classes today. I was incredibly thankful for the friends I have managed to gain though this summer. One came straight from class to help me and one who actually lives in the same complex where I do offered her assistance as well.
I think we managed fine though. We were able to get everything moved in and unpacked before any of my roommates got here, so I think that is a huge plus. Speaking of roommates!
I met only one of them today. Yeah, you read right, only one showed up today but hopefully the others move-in tomorrow.
Unpacking though was a pain. The kitchen was over quickly with the four of us moving quickly, it was my room that was insane. I was still unpacking at 6pm as I was trying to get ready for our Bahn Bash at work. We finally held an employee appreciation night, so it was kind of a long day.
And on that note, I really wish I could write more about my moving process, but I am way exhausted and I am still trying to take it in honestly. I know I mentioned it earlier, but I do want to say a huge, huge, HUGE thank you to Rhonda, Felicia, Marissa and Jessica who all gave up some of their day to help me become a young adult and spread my wings. Y'all are the best.
Until next time lovelies,
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was typing out that title to my first Back to School post! But in reality it's been 8 months! That is insane to think how time has flown.
Once August 26th hits, I will resume waking up early, throwing on the most comfortable item in my closet and rushing to arrive in time to snag a decent parking spot at my University. Or if you're in high school, it will be the 24th for y'all.
For the last BTS post, I mentioned all the cute items I took part in spoiling myself with for the semester, and I kind of wanted to be a little different. Before this semester started, not only did I change places of housing, I changed my way of thinking about a lot of things.
Getting back into the swing of things involving school work, homework, clubs and sports can be a lot tougher than most people believe, so I decided to compile a list of sorts together, with the help of Pinterest and the rest of the Internet, of how you can hit the ground swinging for your first day back, whether it's high school or college.
1) Get a great night's sleep!
It is a proven fact that you minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night. Sleeping is the way your body energizes your body from whatever happened during the day so you can be ready for the next.
2) Drink a glass of water when you wake up!
I know, I know. But caffeine is so good in the morning! But lets face the facts, having a glass of water when you wake up actually does wonders for the body. By drinking a glass of chilled water in the morning, you absorb more nutrients, it increases your metabolism by 24% which means its easier for your body to lose weight, you get that glowing complexion plus it balances your lymph system.
3) A Planner Is Key!
You may moan and groan but I've had a planner since I started college and it has been a stellar accessory to my life because it comes everywhere with me. I have one to fit in my book bag and one that sits on my desk at home in my room. I have to be organized or my life is utter chaos. Seriously... Invest in one.
4) Great Friends <3
Yeah, yeah. This may sound cheesy, but having great friends is the perfect cure for anything and everything. My friends have kept me sane, picked me up when I have felt down, kept my attitude and anger in check and are my accountability partners. I wouldn't be where I am without them.
5) Snacks are an amazing thing.
Having an early start to the day is hard for everyone, especially college students with 8am classes. I take pride in munching on small snacks throughout the day to keep my energy up to a level that I can actively participate in class with, and to make sure I am not gorging myself at a meal when I sit down and eat.
Going back to school and getting back into the swing of things is going to be hard at any level because we have had the entire summer to laze around and do nothing, Hopefully following these tips and listening to your older cousins, siblings or even, yes, your parents will make it a school year you'll never forget.
Until next time lovelies,
I remember when time was simple. Where all we needed to worry about were scraped knees or if we caught "cooties". Where math was two plus two and science was the fun stuff. Where girls didn't stab each other in the back and when you knew a boy liked you because they either pushed your or pulled your hair.
Then came middle school and things became slightly more complicated. You were given sports, your body decided to do a revamp and there was kissing and labels. Skater. Emo. Prep. Pothead. Slut. Gold-digger. And all at the age of 13.
Now kissing is more, names are ruder and life is harder. Two plus two becomes pre-cal and algebra, science becomes physics, astronomy and anatomy, and English becomes resumes and essays.
But if y'all are lucky, you have a group of people, not a very large group, but a group none the less, to stand beside you. To pick you up when you fall or get pushed down. To help fight your battles or be your support on the sidelines while you prove you're not some damsel in distress. And in that group, you have all the people you will ever need. You have the mother hen, the protective brother, the crazy one, the over-excited one, the brain, the gamer, the guitarist, and every other person you could think of. You have the shoulder, or shoulders, to cry on, the one to go to so you can get a laugh and the go-to guy for every nerdy obsession.
But if you're extremely lucky, they are the ones to knock you upside the head when you need it. And they will always be there, no matter what. They are your rock when you hit the hard place.
They're the ones who you were lucky enough for God to place in your life.
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."