August – Day 22

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22. Write a Letter to Yourself to be Read at the End of the School Year

Dear Olivia,

Hi! How are you? Are you feeling good? Better? I hope so. You can only keep moving forward, after all.

There’s so much that I would love to know nine months from now. Did I make it into a sorority? Which one? Did I find a sisterhood? Or am I still searching? I just finished two days of rushing and I’m so nervous about Bid Day and all that craziness still to come.

What about schoolwork? Did I study abroad? Where did I go? Or will that be some other time? How’s my GPA? Even in college, that’s still important! Haha, it was probably a piece of cake, I’m sure! Feels like so long from now that you’ll be reading this, yet here you are. You did it. Junior year is in the bag.

But what about family? How’s everyone doing: Mom, Dad, my brother, my aunts and uncles? What about my cousins and their babies? Are the little ones excited about being done with school for the summer? I’ll bet they are. I know that we have our differences with our Texas family, but at the end of the day, I can’t love them more for all they’ve done for me.

Okay, now stupid question time: what about love? Did I meet someone special? I know this is so clich√© and the answer is probably “no”, but I’d love to know all about it. Not everyone meets that one person in college, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen, right?

What else has happened throughout the year? What big changes have been made? Was it scary at all? Was it exhilarating? I can’t wait for you to be able to read this letter in May and tell me all about it.

What about this blog? Will you still be writing in it? I hope so, starting this blog was the best thing to happen to me for a long time. Feels good to write again, you know?

Anyway, I know this is a lot of questions and not a lot of talking, but I’m super curious. I’ve wanted to grab life by the horns (and saw ’em off) for two years, but I never felt I’ve had the chance until now. I want to make every second count, and by the time you read this in May, I want to be able to say “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

See ya on the flip side, me!




August – Day 11

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Hi guys! So, first off, some logistics: I officially decided to skip Day 10 due to the fact that its prompt didn’t seem very August-related (Citrus-inspired craft? Really?). And the post yesterday about TUT was not only the first TV Tuesday post but also fulfilled the August – Day 9 prompt of the must-watch fall TV show, even though it doesn’t say “August – Day 9” in the title. Hence, we are all caught up now with Day 11! And the prompt for today is:

11. What’s on your Back-To-School Wishlist?

So, a little background information: I’ve had my black basic backpack since I was a senior in high school. The straps are starting to tear, the weight distribution leaves dents in my shoulders (and an ache in my back), and while it does have room for my laptop and some textbooks, it’s also prone to get very wet in the rain (and if you live in Texas like I do, having a wet laptop is never a good thing).

So, this particular backpack by HotStyle is number one on my wishlist for a multitude of reasons: it’s waterproof, lightweight, and still roomy enough for my multitude of school essentials. It may be a little price-y for a backpack, but considering what it’ll be used for, I’d consider it a good investment.


Now, I’m not the biggest fan of pink. Never have been, never will be. I’ve always considered pink to be an okay color, but not something that I would willingly strive for like other people would. This kind of pink, though, is adorable. And considering that this particular case is on Amazon for less than $10 is a steal.

Why not a keyboard case though? Well those are good too, except I already have a keyboard. So, this would be the perfect little add-on for my new iPad Air 2!


Don’t get me wrong: books like The Carpenter and tomorrow’s read (which I’m really excited to share with you guys) are fantastic, but I really, really want to read a book like this, one reason because I’ve read Eat, Pray, Love by the same author before and it was awesome. The other reason is because when I made the decision to start this blog, it wasn’t an easy decision. It’s no secret that very few people get to live off of their creativity, and if I want to be one of those people, I need to learn how to stop living with my fears.

I’m not going to go into a whole sermon about living my dreams and working to get to that point because that’s not the point of this whole post, however, I do want to ask one huge favor of you guys. I know I probably shouldn’t ask this because you guys have already done so much just by reading this, but I want to ask you guys one thing: ask yourself ‘if you weren’t concerned with money, what would you want to do?’ Just ask yourself that question. For me, that answer is writing, and I’m going to try my hardest to keep doing what I want to do and not worry about money.

What about you? What’s on your wishlist?