Friday, November 15, 2013

Making Time

I recently read an article from Thought Catalog about things that people should start making more time for. As I read, I couldn't help but identify with each one. I thought I would share this to all of you and see what you think. 
1. Writing things by hand. 
2. Savoring time to do nothing. 
3. Thinking before responding.
4. Cooking a nice meal just for the sake of doing so. 
5. Getting really dressed up for no other reason that just wanting to.
6. Reading hard copy books. 
7. Making phone calls to relatives for no other reason than to see how they are doing. 
8. Disconnecting from technology frequently enough to not be anxious.
9. Celebrating things with long, multiple course dinners instead of drinking into oblivion.
10. Cleaning because it's satisfying and getting fresh flowers because its therapeutic.
 11. Spending time with kids and doing kid things with them. They just know what's up.
12. Answering things in a timely fashion.
13. Making sure relationships are actually based on time spent together and connectedness. 
14. Just sitting and listening to music.
15. Traveling by train or at least exploring places that you pass everyday. 
16. Putting personal health and well-being first. Relaxing.
17. Planning something, especially with someone else, so you have something to look forward to. 
18. Stopping to talk to people throughout the day. 

Some of these are easier said than done, but none are impossible. They are all within our reach and I think that by making more time for the little things, you will be a happier person overall. Lately I have been pretty down, mostly because of the amount of stress in my life, from school to my many commitments, but I can feel myself pulling away to not become overwhelmed. I am going to focus on a few of these at first and see how they make me feel. 

Do you think you will? What are some of the things on this list you wished you did more or think others should do more? 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Monthly Favorites | October

Hello everyone! 
I know this is so late (eek so busy) but I figured better late than never :)
Here are my favorite bits from October. October literally flew by and I cannot believe November is a third of the way in. Thanksgiving and my birthday are in less than 3 weeks! 
(I told my mom that I am terrified to be in my twenties. She laughed and said it would be the best years of my life. I told her that I knew that but that meant I only had ten years to make it amazing).
I got these boots in England from Next. I wore these or my combat boots almost every day during October. They are just perfect for the autumn. 
I saw three more Broadway shows this month (First Date was in Sept). I am so fortunate to be only a train ride away from NYC. 
These are SO good. They are pomegranates covered in dark chocolate. I love to eat a few of these with several almonds as a mid-day snack!
My favorite flannel. So comfy and perfect for the weather. I love wearing it buttoned up with leggings and my Next boots or unbuttoned with a tank top when I am lounging about in my room. 
(ps the way I edited this makes it look yellow but alas it is not haha)
My current favorite scent. Diamond Dust from Victoria Secret.
I used these on Halloween when I was a cat and they are beautiful. I am trying to come up with an excuse to wear them again- probably to a party this coming weekend when the show I am working on ends :)
My current favorite tea obsession! It is so earthy feeling and refreshing. I love having this when I come back to my dorm after a long day. AND I am looking forward to when I can repurpose the tea can into something cute!
During the past month, my friends and I have been obsessed with watching Chuck and Veronica Mars. I am still on season one of both but not for long! And American Horror Story Coven can just stop being insanely good because I cannot handle it. 

So that's it! Hope you enjoyed this post :) Leave me a comment telling me your favs from the past month or if you like any of this. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

October Music

Hey everybody :)

So I figured I would do a bit of a makeover on my blog because I felt that they way it looked wasn't really me. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think.

SOOOOO..... October flew by! I cannot believe it is November. 
Here is just a little post to show you the bands and artists I listened to a lot throughout the month and hopefully you enjoy! Check them out!

1) Volcano Choir 
2) Sarah Jaffe
3) Peter Bjorn And John 
4) The 1975 
5) Sigur Ros 
6) stwo

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all had a happy halloween if you celebrate it :) 
My friend Maddie and I went as a cat and mouse (pretty typical I must admit but super fun!!).
Here are a few pictures from the night!