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The day this goes live there are only 46 days until I graduate from college. *Cue the confetti and happy dances*
I started keeping track a few weeks ago when Abigail were recording a podcast episode and were talking about how soon graduation was. So now I have an official countdown on the white board next to my desk that gets updated religiously every night before bed.
Up until about a month ago I wasn’t even sure I wanted to walk at graduation. I was just more excited about not having weekly quizzes and like forty problems of homework a week (and that’s just for one of my four classes).
But then I realized if I walk at graduation that I get to wear a super cute outfit, and that’s where this post comes in! PrettyLittleThing actually reached out to me about showcasing items from their graduation shop. And let me tell you, these pieces are STUNNING.
Blue Bardot Frill Dress
This was the piece I was most excited about because it’s literally like my brand colors. #ThatCoolTonedLife
Back in the beginning of the month I took a little road trip up to Canada with my boyfriend. We went to Toronto and also hit Niagara Falls on the way, but I’ll leave that out of this post.
When I lived in Washington, I was actually always about three-ish hours away from the Canadian border all the time and I never went. So 2019 was the year I was going to make it happen! And here we are now.
Dealing with Toronto’s Winter Weather
Knowing that we were traveling in the dead of winter, I took precautions and reached out to people who had been to Toronto. Everyone told me the city is extremely windy so I was ready for that with mittens, ear wrap, bulky scarves, thick socks, and thermal undershirts. With all that, I was never really cold. It was usually like my thighs and face. Kyle somehow survived with a wicking turtleneck, thermal and sweatshirt. Although he did always complain about being cold.
It snowed while we were there, but it never stuck. Because of this I was able to get by wearing whatever shoes I wanted and not have to worry about slipping and sliding everywhere.
It’s so easy to get addicted to caffeine. I should know because I’ve become addicted multiple times over just the past three years. So last summer I made the conscious decision to drink decaf.
Telling people I drink decaf usually gets me the same reactions I get as when I tell people I’m a math major. Picture people with their jaw dropped, eyes bugging out and whining, “Really? Ew how!?” To which I always say, “It’s actually not that bad.”
I actually did a small experiment two years ago where I went three weeks without coffee. If I could go almost a month without any coffee, then I was pretty sure I could go forever with almost exclusively drinking decaf. I say almost because sometimes I do forget to ask for decaf, or I get regular caffeinated coffee if I’m really struggling that day. But I only keep decaf coffee in my apartment, which means I can drink and make coffee whenever I want without losing any sleep.
Before I give away the whole post in the first 200 words, let actually get to the the big reasons why I made the switch.
Happy 2019!! Not sure how everyone else feels, but to me, 2018 felt like a lifetime. It was so long! I’m wouldn’t say 2018 was one of my absolute best years, but I certainly went through a lot and learned a quite a bit over the past twelve months.
Today I wanted to take some time to reflect on what all happened during 2018 with y’all!
All The Travel
No idea how you could miss this since I never shut up about it, but if you didn’t know, I studied abroad for all of spring semester this year. I studied at Glasgow Caledonian University from mid-Jan to mid-May.
While I was there I got to explore all over Scotland and England, and even made it to Ireland, Denmark, and Spain. You can check out all my study abroad and Europe travel posts here.
I’ve gone on long enough about studying abroad all year, so I’ll keep this section short.
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