Thursday, January 26, 2012

Downtime in Bed

I needed a little me time curled up in bed this afternoon, my body definitely needed it. Not that I work out (at all) or have been physically straining myself lately, just jumping into school and related activities and work right at 110% has all of a sudden got me pretty exhausted. And although I have a few things I really could be getting done right now all I really want to do is lie here, in this bed and not move for 15 minutes, or more is quite acceptable. I'm not talking a nap, I'm talking real restful just lying and doing nothing time. Feels so magical.

What else is happening in my life?
- Currently applying to summer research positions
- Trying to get a new group started on campus and make it the most awesome thing ever
- Planning a graduate career fair for students in my program
- Deciding on when I really want to write the LSAT and if I should really take a course or not...
- Getting over having a first year class
- Creating and discovering who I am and who I want to be

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Debates...I'm so scared

 The first year class I am taking this semester requires me to participate in a debate...I think in my lifetime I have completed two debates. One in middle school regarding euthanasia and one in high school regarding Hamlet...And my tactics have always been picking apart arguments and saying very passionate statements. However, all of a sudden real debates aren't about yelling at your opponent or making it blatantly obvious that they are complete morons. No, you have to remain cordial and unphased...a major problem for me. 

And to wrap this all up, I am debating the Enbridge Pipeline issue currently all over the news. I'm sure you're thinking to yourselves, "easy peasy" well no you are indeed incorrect because I am arguing in FAVOUR of said pipeline going through forests and Aboriginal communities and destroying life as we know it. I just can't quite wrap my head around how I am going to debate this topic at all...let alone win or even get a good grade.  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Virtual Baby Room

Following in my style of taking everything to the extreme, the next logical thought after discovering I was to give birth to my virtual baby was to design and put together a baby room. How wonderful are these?!

A very bright dresser, not sure if I would use it as a change table.

An abstract painting and floor to ceiling bookshelves, why not.

Currently (virtually, of course) wearing this pregnancy t-shirt.

My baby will most definitely be wearing these, no matter the gender.

They'll be super stylish in cute onesies.

A pretty amazing baby room that I would never have in my house, virtual or not.

So much virtual fun to come!

I'm Having a Baby

Tonight I give my virtual child. You see, this semester is literally the BEST semester of my undergrad career thus far. If you know me at all you would know that my biggest academic interests and passions lie in development, disability and law and policy, and this semester pretty well every course is exactly ignited my passion! Just a recap of courses: Social Psychology, Intellectual Disabilities, Social Policies for Children & Families and Adolescent Development. That last one there is a kicker. I just signed up for it a few days ago, luckily! And to my chagrin have discovered that part of the course (35% of the course to be exact) requires that I raise a virtual child from birth to 18 years old. Words cannot explain how excited I am to give birth today. Please send your prayers and thoughts for a healthy birth and a cute baby.

Will it be a boy or a girl?! Names anyone?!

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year Inspiration

You'll never guess what my inspiration is to actually get back into shape this year......ME! Plain, old, boring, old me! 

My legs September 2010. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I Fell In Love with Lipstick and Became a Model...Sort Of

I ALWAYS knew I would love lipstick, I just needed the guts to finally pull it off. So I took the leap and started wearing some over this Christmas break. What an awesome fashion accessory, makes every single outfit seem 10 times better and makes me feel way more confident! However, it's definitely not something I could ever do everyday, far too much pressure and confidence to handle in one lifetime. But I needed to document this leap of fashion sense. And as soon as I started taking a few pictures I turned into some strange model that I had never seen in myself before. So strange I can't even believe I'm okay with posting this right now but I mean, that's what the lipstick did to me, changed my entire life. Well not really, but it really made me feel so much more secure and proud of myself. Funny how something so small (and completely materialistic) could do that. And although I haven't been too good on my body for the past month or so, thanks to exams and this Holiday visiting and eating frenzy the lipstick is getting me through it...barely.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012

I'm not going to say that I don't believe in resolutions or something because I think that's just silly. Resolutions are simply goals and I think goals are a great thing, the problem people have with goals and resolutions is that simply put, they make you feel shitty when you don't do them. And then you come up with excuse after excuse as to why you didn't do it AND THEN why resolutions are "stupid". Yeah, they're hard that's why you get a whole year to do them!

So since I love lists and I love goals here is my 2012 GOAL list:

  • Build more confidence in myself and my relationships 
  • Read more! 
  • Go to 2 concerts
  • Focus my butt off in school 
  • Eat healthier (no, no diet just healthier here and there, I'm being reasonable here)
  • Be more active 
  • Clean on a more regular basis 
  • Buy more lipstick 
  • Use public transport more often 
Have a lovely 2012. 
Wishing you all the best,