Saturday, 14 July 2018

Summertime and the livin' is easy 07.13.18

kimono/shorts AMERICAN EAGLE    tank GAP    sandals BIRKENSTOCKS (similar here)
sunglasses STEVE MADDEN


Today, I’m officially half way through summer and honestly, it not as bad as I’d thought it'd be. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since I've never actually been to summer school and I thought that I would for sure be bored to death because who wants to be stuck inside doing math and staring at textbooks when you should be baking at the beach or sitting by the pool.
ALSO, I was not too fond of waking up at 7:00 in the morning to get ready for an early class. I don't know about you but I'm not much of a morning person. I’ve had a lot of fun though for the past two weeks with my friends. I guess it’s nice to have something to do rather then sitting around doing nothing. (OMG I think I have started to sound like my mother, shoot me now please 😂)
It’s actually quite enjoyable, the assignments aren’t super boring or anything. The course is for 'learning skills' (like prep for high school)  and everything is based around that so there is a lot of writing involved. There have been a couple of artsy assignments like making posters and colleges which makes it really fun for me because I LOVE anything art-related. I was surprised that everything (including handing in our assignments) is done on the computer which is a plus since I don't have to drag around a 50lb backpack full of textbooks and other junk. Truth is, summer school has helped me out a lot and even though I’m only half way done, I have a feeling it will be beneficial for me. I’m totally improving in my learning skills and my writing skills and it's been a total bonus getting familiar and comfortable with the actual highschool which was kind of making me anxious for September 4 when we go back to school. It's HUGE and a far cry from where I came from. The two best things about it all? Getting super grades so far (yeah me!) and having a lot of fun with my friends during my breaks/free time. Even though I know this is going to sound hella weird, I can’t wait for the next two weeks of summer school
Have you been to school!
Did you have fun?

Friday, 29 June 2018

A Day In The Life 06.29.18

Kimono GAP     Jeans AMERICAN EAGLE     Sneakers ZARA (similar here)

Yesterday was the last day of school.
It was a day that I had been anticipating AND dreading at the same time, for awhile.
The day ended up being such a great day with my friends that I wished it wouldn't end. Nothing extraordinary if you really think about it but for me it was perfection.
We watched a documentary, moved some classroom furniture and dealt with little kid drama one last time. We were given a special edition of "OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO" (we got them as a graduation present) signed by all of my classmates and the staff at school that I will cherish forever.

As my school day started to come to an end, we had to start packing up our stuff and getting ready for my school's graduation tradition, something called the 'clap out'. As we left our classroom and started walking around the school halls for the last time, all the classes were lined up in the hallways to applaud for us and give us our last send-off. It was really hard not to get emotional during the clap-out but I had promised myself not to get to that really ugly crying point that I thought might happen so I really struggled to keep it in all day. After the whole walk-through, we hung-out in the gym and talked amongst ourselves until it was time for us to leave.

When the bell finally rang, I said my last goodbyes to my friends Fatima and Malak, since they aren't going to the same high school as me and I am not sure when I will see them again 😢. It was hard for me to say goodbye to them because they are really good people and even greater friends and I feel like my life will be a just a little emptier without them in it. My other three friends, Tessa, Fiona and Juleianne, and I walked out of back doors like we have done everyday for the last few years and we stood around for awhile saying goodbye. They are my forever best friends and even though I'm still going to see them over the summer and in the fall when we all head to the same highschool, there was something about saying our last goodbye outside those doors that seemed like a special moment that I wanted to hold onto to just a little longer.

When I got into my mom's car and we started driving home, I couldn't hold my tears in any longer. Even though I held it in pretty good all day, I just couldn't control myself anymore. My mom made me feel better when she said that it was okay to cry because it let's us let go of pain or whatever is hurting us. I think she was trying to make me feel better but it kind of made me even sadder so I ended up crying all the way home and continued bawling at home until I was all cried out. Kind of weird but it did actually made me feel better. I'm not really an emotional person and rarely ever cry, especially in front of other people but at least I know that it's okay to let it out once in awhile 😌

Even though most of us are going to the same high school, there are some that I know I won't see  often or possibly ever again. All of these classmates, Montse, Fatima, Malak, Sophia, Krisha, Fiona, Tessa, Juleinanne (my friends, every single one of them) will always hold a special place in my heart. We have known each other for so long and we've helped each other grow so much over the years. These people, especially my closest friends, helped shape me into the person I am today and I'm so grateful that they were a part of my life. I think that's what they call a true blessing.😄
I will always treasure all the great memories that I have made at this school. It will be tough when I finally come to the realization that all that really remains of my time there are just those memories now but I know that life goes on (I read that somewhere 😉)


Grad Night 2018

Dress Blink Blank     Heels Town Shoes (similar here)

I did it!
I graduated and at the end of the summer I am off to high school! Not going to lie, it was hard yesterday saying goodbye to my school, teachers and some of my friends who are going off to different high schools. I even started crying a bit when I finally drove off but if I had to go through something as hard as this, at least I had my Grad Night to ease the pain 😃 
It was the very best night I could ask for and I had a blast with my classmates, who I will remember always, no matter how far our different roads take us!








Saturday, 16 June 2018

Q&A What Privilege Of Getting Older Are You Most Looking Forward To?


I am really looking forward to the privilege of having more freedom and being more independent. I’m super excited when I get to do stuff on my own. I’m fine with the way things are right now because I still enjoy doing stuff with my family (I really do). I know I am not 100% ready to do everything on my own but I think that now as I get older, I should be able to slowly do more stuff independently (hey if I can spell it, I should be able to be it 😃)
Stuff like walking home from school (my elementary school was too far to walk home but come September it will be perfect since my high school is a 5 minute walk from home!) and going out with my friends by myself are some of the things I’m really looking forward to as I get older.

What Privilege Of Getting Older Are You Most Looking Forward To?

Thursday, 14 June 2018

CURRENTLY READING Empower Yourself


Most teens my age probably never even think about self-help books but I kind of love them 💜.
Not because I have so many major problems (life is kinda cool for me right now) but because sometimes it's tough to wrap your head around all the changes that can go on in a teens life. It's even tougher to figure out how to handle that stuff when you just don't feel comfortable sharing it with others. I'm a really private person and a little shy so I usually just keep my business to myself even when I know I really should be talking to someone about it and maybe getting advice to deal with whatever is bugging me.
Since keeping my mind healthy and stress-free is a total priority for me AND since I have trouble talking to others about personal stuff I might be going through, I like to turn to books that offer inspiration and advice for young people.
My mom got me this book a while ago called 'Empower Yourself' written by Miranda Kerr. She's a pretty famous model and celebrity but I think she should be more famous for this book of hers! She shares a few tips on skincare and fitness but the really good stuff is what she shares about keeping your mind healthy. There is a whole list of simple affirmations that she says she lives by and she says she picks out an affirmation before she goes to bed and repeats it in her mind till she falls asleep so when she wakes up in the morning that's the first thing she thinks about. She tries to take that  affirmation with her throughout the whole day.
I tried it out and you know what? It really was amazing!
I was surprised that I could remember the affirmation all through my day and was also surprised how many times a basic little sentence could help me in so many different situations throughout my day! It's solid part of my regular routine now, that's how good this book makes me feel!