life latey.

long time no blog. i’m currently sitting in my school’s coffee shop killing about an hour until my next class. this whole being on campus all day is different to me that’s for sure, since last semester i took only online classes. it does feel nice to interact with people my own age though ;)

Gina did a fun little survey-type post on her blog the other day and it inspired to do one of my own.

reading: i’m actually reading Gina’s book at the moment “HIIT It!”. So far i’m enjoying it and learning more about effective HIIT training which i’ve been incorporating a little more into my workouts lately. i need to go to the library to get a novel to read though. i really want to read ‘Son” which is the final book to ‘The Giver’ quartet.

watching: i blame my sisters and mom for this one, but i’ve totally gotten sucked into ‘The Bachelor/ette’ these past three seasons. the drama. Monday’s episode had my cringing multiple times. but you just can’t look away, haha. another show i’ve become obsessed with again? NEW GIRL. i.cannot.stop. i’ve see all the episodes before but i just forgot how good of a show it is. bless you Netflix.images

listening: lately i’ve been listening to Ed Sheeran’s album “+”. i forgot how good that album is. i’ve also been enjoying Vance Joy like i mentioned on Friday, and have finally started listening to ‘The 1975′. i kind of put off listening to them because it seemed like that’s what everyone else was doing, but i have to admit, they’re pretty good. Paramore has also been popping up on my iPod. i used to listen to them in high school and recently added some of their songs to my workout playlist. good stuff.

wearing: my outfit today is yoga pants, my work shirt, my favorite fleece from Old Navy (i have it in 3 different colors. can’t beat the price!), a scarf, and classic UGGS. i’m thankful for a job where i can wear yoga pants ;) (i go straight from work to school then back to work). sadly this is what i wear most days, but in the cold weather it’s the only thing that really sounds appealing. i literally wash more workout clothes than normal ones on laundry day. it could be worse i guess.

eating: baked sweet potatoes, Applegate Farms turkey burgers, these one pot burrito bowls, Quest bars, hot oats, dark chocolate, lots of (mostly roasted) veggies. photo 3

drinking: soy lattes, Peet’s decaf blend (everrrry morning), zevia, lots of water.

looking forward to: enjoying the present moment. learning new things in school. being open to new adventures. the future.



your turn! what are you reading/watching/listening/eating?


five things.


linking up with Heather for Friday Favorites! :)

  • i hate to start off our date by talking about the weather, BUT it has been coooold here in the midwest. school’s been cancelled the past two days for the township i work for because of it. it is torture i tell ya walking to and from places, especially before/after the sun is out!
  • i think i’ve mentioned my love of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on here before, but if not, it has easily become one of my favorite shows. every time i watch it i wish i were famous solely for the fact to be on that show, haha. on Wednesday my mom and sister went to see DWTS Live on Tour! it was a Christmas present to Emily and me and it was an amazing show! they performed some routines from the show plus some new ones. my favorite was probably a dance Witney, Val (my faveeeeee), and Mark did to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Don’t”. also, seeing Alfonso Riberio (aka Carlton from Fresh Prince and the winner of season 19 of DWTS) doing “The Carlton” in person was pretty fun :)photo 1
  • this week i’ve been listening to Vance Joy on repeat. i heard his single “Riptide” on the radio and loved it but didn’t know who sang it. then i found out he’s opening for Taylor Swift on the 1989 Tour and made the connection. once again i can thank Taylor for making me fall in love with new-to-me musicians (ahem, Ed Sheeran).
  • last week i tried my first Les Mills Body Pump class at a new gym i started taking classes at. i was a little intimidated to go by myself, but i’m proud of myself for doing it! it was a fun workout but tough! i hope to take more classes in the future.
  • school starts on Monday. in some ways i’m actually excited because of my major change, but i’m also nervous. i just hope i enjoy my classes at little bit at least. just gotta think of that finish line :)

have an amazing weekend<3




college talk

i’ve mentioned before how much of an indecisive person i am. it’s a bit ridiculous at times. so when it came to choosing a major in school, you can only bet this didn’t come easy. in fact, three years ago i wrote a series about it.

growing up i never had that “one thing” i just knew i wanted to be, like a teacher or a doctor. i had interests in things, but never knew what i would want my future career to be. i think part of the reason behind this is because from a young age i just knew i wanted to be a mom when i was older.1384261_10103008009391998_1638925757_n

i’ve loved kids since such a young age. with my cousin years ago :)

i still want to be a mom, but of course you kind of need to get married before that happens and i am no where near ready for that. someday hopefully though. so where does this leave me with school?

for the past two-ish years at school, my major was Fitness Management/Personal Training. i chose this major because i enjoy working out and have thought on multiple occasions about becoming a personal trainer someday.

i really liked this major when i started, but then i started to lose interest. i realize you don’t have to go to college to become a certified personal trainer and since i don’t have any plans to open my own gym i felt like i was just wasting time (and money).

this left me just more confused and frustrated. i didn’t like my major but there wasn’t anything else that interested me. you don’t know how lucky you are if you’ve known from a young age what you’ve always wanted to do. i envy you ;)

so, long story short long, school starts back up next Monday. for a little while i contemplated not even going back and taking a break. but i knew deep down that’s not what i wanted. i knew i just wanted to get school over with and get a degree; any degree. so this is why i made the decision to switch my major to General Studies.d7e90aa129b51c7ac9994eb9aee39ca2

with this i have so many options of classes to take, with only a few guidelines. if i’m interested in what i’m learning about i hope to enjoy school that much more. technically i should be graduating this year (which is crazy to think about) but since i’ve only gone part time for the past few semesters, i’m still a junior credit-wise.

if i take 15 credit hours each semester (not counting summer) then i can, God willing, graduate in spring 2016. having a finish line in sight is what’s pushing me to finish. i can do this. and i’ll feel so, so much relief when i do<31cd1570dd0680892bb0872865fc59a5b


did you always know what you wanted to have a career in?

how many (if any) times did you change your major in college?