December 14, 2015
After every semester, I like to talk about what I've learned and all that jazz. If you'd like to see what I thought after my first semester of freshman year and my second semester of freshman year, go ahead and catch up on those.
It's only been a couple months here, but I've perfected some really easy recipes which usually consist of me throwing together whatever is in my fridge. (How did you like my "I can't cook" recipe?) I've also gotten pretty good at grocery shopping which is a pretty big accomplishment for a 19-year-old food lover.
Blogging has really become my own little business and favorite hobby! I looked at my posts from about a year ago and I've come a long way. I've worked with brands I really admire and I've really started to find my place in writing about what really speaks to me. I've gotten more comfortable with being "different" and sharing more about me personally and it's really been going well.
I've found a workout that I really love (I'm a crazy Zumba lady now and I plan to be shaking it in class till I'm 99 so watch out!) I don't stress as much about eating the right foods or being super healthy in all aspects. I just focus on nourishment and self-love and that has been so much better for me.
After being horribly scared that this semester would kick my butt, I totally turned around and surprised myself by doing really well which is all I could ever hope for as the semester comes to an end. I mean the harder it is, the better studying tips I can share on my blog right?
My hair has finally grown which may sound like a silly accomplishment, but I've really been hoping it would. I'd like to thank my wide tooth comb, natural products, and the fact that I almost never apply heat because I'm too lazy.
I have become less of a worry-wart. I definitely still am a worry-wart, but I think I've mellowed out about it. Where do I see myself in 3 years? Eh, who knows. But that's ok, because we can't really plan everything out, now can we?
I got to celebrate 5 years with Cam and boy was that sweet. I love that we live so close to each other this year and that I have a partner in crime for Target trips, Sonic runs, and road trips. We both are looking forward to heading home and seeing our families (and dogs!!!) and telling everyone about how many fun things we've gotten to do so far this year.
Not everything has been easy or enjoyable, but that's life. When I have a hard day, I sit here at my desk and just talk to all of you. I read comments, I put all my feelings into words, and I look through the screenshots I have on my phone from whenever one of ya'll texts me that you liked the post or even that it made you cry. I obviously hate ruining any mascara, but knowing that I've helped you or made you feel something - that makes my heart so happy.
I'll still be blogging Mondays and Thursdays over the break and I'm always taking pictures and trying to be funny on my Twitter and Instagram (@cristina96x on both!). Keep following along and thanks for being the best friends an internet gal could ever have!