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I move into my very first apartment in less than two months. Which is amazing considering this time last year I would never have guessed I would be moving into an apartment, but I figured out later in the year. Why do I bring that up? Because apartment means even more space for me to decorate than just a corner in a little dorm room!
I’m super excited to channel my inner Drew Scott (Property Bros for the win) and decorate it, but what makes it even more exciting is I already got my first new piece of wall decor thanks to Modern Map Art!
Modern Map Art specializes in those city map prints you’ve been seeing all over Insta, but they also have a ton of other amazing maps, too. Like this star map poster!
I got the 16×20 size because I plan to put it in a frame when I get settled into my apartment in August and I thought any size larger than that would make to be too expensive of a frame. But if you do get the 18×24 or 24×36 you could totally just keep it on the wall sans frame since those are more so “normal” poster sizes. Read more…
I knew pretty early on that I was going to do a post like this. People always ask about Scotland so I thought sharing differences would be the best way to give you more insight into what the country is really like.
Of course, Scottish people have an accent compared to Americans, so that would just be dumb to include, but they also have quite a few vocabulary differences as well. Some are things I had heard of before, and others completely surprised me.
Cheers – this is thank you and hi and bye and everything over there
Joined up writing – also known as cursive here
Fit – now this word seems simple enough but it can mean hot in addition to athletic there
Pants – the one that caused me the most trouble because I’m so used to any bottom being pants, but no, pants to them are underpants
Football – this is soccer and probably the most know vocab change
Yous – I was told this is more of a Glaswegian thing, but I definitely heard people from other cities say it as well. It’s basically the Scottish y’all
Lorry – semi truck. No idea how lorry makes any sense at all
Toilet – you don’t ask where the bathrooms are, you ask where the toilets are
Holiday – you don’t go on vacation, you go on holiday
It was a Saturday night a few weeks days before I was heading back to Georgetown University for my sophomore year of college. My friends were all going to Applebee’s to eat half price appetizers and spend quality time with each other before returning to their respective colleges and universities.
Instead of joining the girls, I laid in my bed and cried. I didn’t go to Applebee’s that night because I didn’t want to eat. And I knew, that if I had gone and sat in front of all those greasy foods, I would have binged.
I didn’t know what it was at the time, but I knew that I had a serious problem. I knew that if I didn’t want to hang out with my best friends just because I was afraid to eat, something was wrong. Fortunately, with eating disorders, recognizing that there is a problem and wanting to change it is often the first step.
I went back to Georgetown and started meeting with my school dietitian. I began to learn that taking care of myself, was so much more than just what I ate or how often I exercised. I learned to start loving myself and truly caring for my whole being- mind, body, and soul.
After almost a year of working on my eating habits and feeling good about myself in general, I finally found balance with my health. But, what I thought would be a breath of fresh air, was far from it. Read more…
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