My 2019 Vision Board

Hey everyone!

I am back after a very long writing break. I just needed some time to recharge. I think I will write a post about it sometime soon but for now, we are taking 2019 in stride and talking about my goals!

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I decided to make a vision board because every successful blogger or Youtuber I’ve seen has made one. I thought I may as well make one. Not only to mooch off the success of way more talented people but also because maybe it will work? If I have to see what I want in life every day maybe it will kick my ass into gear to actually do things. We’ll see.

I also made a video of me making this vision board and explaining it if you want to see it. I also have a Youtube channel and would love if you guys checked it out. I posted every day during the month of December for Vlogmas this year.

Let’s get started on what my goals are for this year. At the end of December, I had an overwhelming feeling of need for change. I really wanted 2019 to be better than 2018. I was feeling motivated and like I had the world at my feet. I can do anything and all I need to do is set my mind to it.

  1. Going Vegan

One of my top goals for this year is to go Vegan. I have always wanted to go Vegan. I actually was a vegetarian for about 2 years and then I met my boyfriend. My boyfriend is not vegetarian so I ended up eating meat and meat products with him. I also grew up in a meat-eating family so it wasn’t much of a foreign concept. After eating not very healthy for the last few months I decided I wanted a change. I honestly believe going Vegan is better for you and so does my boyfriend so he is joining me with this goal. There are a lot of people that will disagree with me. That’s okay. I just have done research and now know that eating plant-based it just what I want to do in life. So on January 1st, it started. We have cheated a few times since starting but it’s mostly in terms of cheese haha. I knew it wouldn’t be as easy as going cold turkey but I hope by the end of 2019 we will be fully Vegan.

2. Mental Health

I had a rough time in my first year of college. I have talked about this on multiple occasions. I skip school and get sick a lot. I decided that I was not doing that anymore. I was tired of ruining my own chances in life. I decided that I was taking 2019 to heal myself. I am working on my anxiety always. I just want 2019 to be the year where I get everything under control. I am tired of feeling sick and like I can’t leave my home. I’m not saying that I will be perfect. I am sure I will still get days where I can’t leave the house. I want to make it less than last semester though. That is my goal! I also want to meditate more and do yoga. I want to be more in touch with myself and put my feelings first and needs first.

3. Weight Loss

I want to lose weight. This is one of the biggest new years resolutions of all time. I believe in my heart that 2019 is the year for me to heal myself both mentally, physically and spiritually. Eating better and focusing on my mental health are the stepping stones for weight loss I think. I am at the heaviest I’ve ever been. I actually talk about this in a blog post from a few months ago. I don’t hate how I look per se but I do feel unhealthy and would like to tone up.  So I got a gym membership (who am I kidding? I’ve been paying for it for 6 months and have never gone) and I stopped buying UberEats. Hopefully, by the end of 2019, I will be in a healthier space.

4. Travelling + Seeing My Bestie!

I didn’t get to travel much in 2018. Travelling is one of those things I love the most in the world but I don’t get to do it too often. My goal this year is to really take the leap and go on as many trips as I can. I actually bought a passport holder that I leave on my desk. I believe in putting out into the universe what you want. I want to travel so I bought a passport holder to motivate me to save and plan more trips. Travelling is also important because my best friend lives like over 8 hours away. I miss her so much and really want to make more time to see her this year. There is no excuse. There are enough days in a year to make something work.

5. “Don’t stop until you’re proud”

My quote for this year is the one above. I really want to make this blog and my YouTube channel a full-time income. I hate working for other people and really just want to be my own boss. I actually photoshopped 1000 subscribers under my YouTube channel because I hope that this year will be the year that I will finally be qualified for Ads. I keep saying that I want to prioritize my blog and YouTube as a business but there’s always something that gets away, you guessed it, it’s myself! So this year I created a what I like to call a “content creating schedule” I literally bought an agenda and started scheduling in when things need to be done. It’s keeping my accountable. I want to say it’s working so far, I mean this blog post is up isn’t it?

So those are my 5 goals or New Year’s resolutions or habits or whatever you want to call them for 2019. I thought this was the best way to jump into 2019 with new content for you guys! I will be seeing you guys every Tuesday and Thursday! I hope you liked this post. I would really love to know if you guys have any goals for 2019? Or do you not believe in making goals?

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Monthly Loves // August 2018

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August just flew by. It feels like yesterday that I was getting excited for school and going on vacation. We are finally reaching fall making it almost a year of doing these posts. I know people are getting tired of monthly favourites. I get it, it’s same old, same old. I on the other hand like making them. I find them fun and I feel like it’s more personal than anything else. I love that I can go back and see what I was obsessed with a few months ago or in this case almost a year ago.

I really wanted to share a few things with you guys that I loved during August. Something I realized while writing this post is that I have a hard time writing them sometimes. It’s like I completely forget what I liked to do for a whole month. Does anyone else get that way?

1.After by Anna Todd

So I don’t know if you guys remember but I put this book in my summer reading list. You can read that post here. I read this book when it was still a FanFiction on Wattpad. At the time I was still young and thought that Harden and Tessa had a relationship to look for, sorta. I wasn’t a complete naive little girl but pretty close. It was like I had this allusion that a relationship had to have fights for it to be one that was worth fighting for. Now that I am reading it again as a 19-year-old in a steady relationship, yeah that’s now how it works. At the same time though I don’t find it too unrealistic. I know there is a lot of controversy over this book and how Harlen is “abusive” to Tessa. I am still on the first book but I would have to disagree, I don’t find it abuse. I think it could be a relatively toxic relationship but no abusive. Also, it’s a book. I’m not reading it to get a real representation of life, I want to be in another world for a while. I am devouring it and forgot how many sex scenes there were, oops. I ended up buying the whole series of books on my vacation to ensure that I would be able to finish them. All in all, I have been loving this book and am so so so excited for the movie to come out next year.

2. Archer (TV Show)

So my boyfriend got me hooked on this show. We have been watching it just casually and I am in love. I’m not usually one for adult cartoons. I was never allowed to watch them as a kid, with reason, so I never really got into it. This show though is amazing. I love how dry it is and just how crude it is. It’s the best show for when I just want to chill and not really use any brain power. We put it on when we just want to relax. I love a good show where I can just laugh and not really have to think about it. If you’re looking for a stupid show with crude humour on your Netflix, this is my suggestion. It’s not for everyone, there are some really inappropriate humour moments but if you don’t mind those kinds of things then this show is golden.

3. My student planner

Okay so maybe this is cheating or a bit of self promo but I swear it’s a favourite. If you guys had no idea or well…don’t care, I have created a student planner. It has been helping me a lot since starting school. It really is the best student planner I have seen out there. Probably because I created it for my specific needs. Regardless, if you’re looking for something to just keep your organized and on top of your school game then this is the planner for you. I have been really scared about selling something for the first time but you have to lead with fear and not let it consume you. I have it up on my Etsy for a really affordable price, 5$! You can’t beat that, a lot of student planners go for 10 to 20$, sometimes even more. You should really check it out.

You can get it HERE!

4. Hauls

So maybe I really am a basic white girl. I have been watching hauls on Youtube like crazy. Why? I have no idea. I just like watching people trying on clothes or showing off stuff. I think it feeds my need for spending money. I’m going, to be honest, money burns in my pocket. I do have a hard time saving sometimes. Watching hauls really gives me other people’s opinions on things so I don’t buy it if it sucks. I also like to see other people’s style. I put them on when I’m cleaning my apartment or folding some laundry. It’s just a great way to escape and pass the time.

5. Getting on a schedule

So I’ve mentioned this briefly in my How to Nail Syllabus Week post I talked about creating a schedule. So I’ve been trying to stick to it and it’s been working really well. I’ve been going to bed around 10-11pm and I wake up at 7 am. I sometimes wake up around 6 naturally and make myself sleep the extra hour. I love waking up and not feeling exhausted. It’s super nice to just feel rested and awake. I’m not a morning person, not at all. So, feeling awake and rested when I get up early is really something different for me. Before creating this schedule I would always wake up so tired. I would try and sleep 8 hours but it would be different every night and usually end up being 6 hours of sleep.

So there we are with the same old same old. I hope you guys aren’t getting tired with monthly favorites. If you are, why is that? If not, do you agree they’re like a fun little archive? What are some of you guy’s favorites?  I would love to know!

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Sainte-Adele // Through My Eyes 2018

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I went to beautiful Sainte-Adele, Quebec for summer vacation this year. I really wanted to share with you guys my adventure. I filmed a Through My Eyes so that you guys could see how beautiful this town is.

I had such a relaxing and fun trip. I really loved this town and hope to go back again. Though the lake was dead hopefully the lake will come back the next time I go back. Sainte Adele is also known for being a Skiing town. It was still an amazing place to visit during the summer.

I hope you guys like my Through My Eyes video. If you want me to make more videos like these please tell me. I really enjoyed filming this. Where did you guys go this summer?

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Friends In Far Places – Day #30

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A few weeks ago I went to visit one of my bestest and closest friends Lauren in my home city of Philadelphia. We have known each other since we were babies. I went to see her so that we could see a concert together. It was really an in and out trip but it was worth every second.

I vlogged the whole trip for you guys too! I just wanted to say a few words about our friendship though before sharing the vlog. Lauren has been by my side through thick and thin. She is honestly one of the most constant and never-ending people in my life. She is my favourite person ever and it doesn’t matter how far apart we are from each other. She will always be my best friend.

So here it is, our vlog where I literally don’t introduce her haha.

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My Tried and True Travel Tips – Day #23

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Since I am a seasoned professional who knows how to travel I thought I would share with you guys my tips. Okay, that’s a lie but I do have a hard time travelling. So, I have a bunch of tips to help uneasy travellers. The thing with travelling is that you have to find your comfortable so without further ado here are some of my tips.

Water

One of the most important things ever and I mean ever is to stay hydrated. I’m sure there is a scientific reason behind this but I have no clue what it is. Travelling is very dehydrating. Whether you’re taking a plane or a train or even a car, your skin and body will suffer. I am always thirsty during a trip so I bring a refillable water bottle. I know a lot of people worry about having to stop to pee but I’ve never had problems with that. Maybe I’m superhuman and know how to control my bladder really well, I don’t know. I just don’t think worrying about having to pee is a huge concern. If you’re on a plane, train or bus most times than not there is a bathroom. (Even if it’s covered in poop) If you’re in a car every couple of miles there is a rest stop. If you’re really in the middle of nowhere, it’s time to pop a squat on the side of the road. Don’t worry, we’ve all done it.

A Book (Entertainment) 

I read. So this tip can be open to interpretation. I like to call this tip “distract yourself as best you can”. For anxious travellers like myself, it’s easier if I am distracted by something so I don’t feel trapped. That is my number one panic attack trigger when I travel, entrapment. This tip can also manifest in the form of a movie, music, or even a little game on your phone. This can be whatever you know that will distract yourself. You know yourselves better than I know you. Grab something and make sure it’s close that will be a quick boredom reliever.

Have All Your Documents

This may sound stupid but honestly, you’d be surprised. I have seen it first hand, getting to the border or getting onto a train and realizing…an important thing is missing. Why would you leave without your tickets, passport, or wallet? It happens. Things stay on counters and in bags that were changed out last minute. If you’re an anxious traveller I suggest making sure everything is together the night before. I also like being the one in charge of everyone’s things. If I’m travelling in a group for whatever reason I feel less stressed if I’m in charge of other people. I guess in some twisted way if I have to take care of someone else my anxiety has to go away because I have to be strong and in control for others. If that is for sure not for you, do the opposite, make sure someone else is in charge of you.

A Good Pair Of Sneakers

The only thing I travel in is sneakers. No flip-flops, no heals (Jenna Marbles anyone? Is that too old of a reference?) no anything. If you don’t have a comfortable pair of ugly sneakers or cute workout ones pick some up. They’re like 20$ at Walmart or Target. You will never thank anyone more. Wear something comfortable especially if you know you’ll have a lot of transfers and moving around you’ll have to do. I had a couple of transfers on my last trip and it helped so much to be in sensible shoes.

So here you have it, 4 of my tried and true tips for travel. There are plenty more I could share but I had to end somewhere. If you want to know more trips for anxious travellers tell me! Do you guys have any tips and tricks yourselves?

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12 Hour Greyhound Trip / My Review – Day #21

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So I took a 12-hour Greyhound a couple of weeks ago. As you may know, this is not the first time I’ve taken a Greyhound. I used to take them all the time to go visit my boyfriend. Those trips were about 2 hours. This time I took a 12-hour trip.

So it was miserable. I hate saying that but it really was. I always had great experiences with travelling with Greyhound before this trip. Some of these things are out of Greyhound’s control though.

I started by taking an overnight trip. I took the bus late at night and I was travelling from Montreal to Philadelphia. So that meant that I had a border check, gas stop and a transfer. It was horrible. I only got about 3 hours of sleep. I was woken up every 2 hours for the border stop and the gas stop then a transfer. I was exhausted.

That was of course out of Greyhound’s control that I had a hard time sleeping. That is not on them. The bus was at the perfect temperature, the outlets worked, the wifi worked and the bus driver was awesome.

It was the ride back home that was what really ruined the whole trip. I literally wanted to cry it was so bad. It started off with my first boarding being late. Now, usually, I don’t really care about late boarding. I’ve never had a problem with missing a bus because of a late bus. Of course, though, I was first in line and I had to go to the bathroom. The line was long and if I left for the bathroom I had no idea if I would miss the boarding or I would be last to board.

Now there is a bathroom on the bus so I just toughed it out and waiting to board. Once I boarded found my seat and waited for us to leave I really had to go. The minute I was about to book it to the bathroom I did. The bathroom light didn’t work which should have been my first clue. I went to the bathroom and there was only like one sheet of toilet paper. Ugh. Then, my pant leg felt wet. I was confused so I opened the flashlight on my phone and to my horror, there was someone else’s poop everywhere! When I say everywhere I mean everywhere! It was on the seat, on the floor, on the wall. It was just so gross. On top of that, it was now on me. I did the best to take off what I could with the one sheet of toilet paper. I just had to tough it out till my transfer.

Once I got to New York City, where my transfer was, I ran to the bathroom to clean myself up. At this point, I was tired, grossed out and just wanted to cry! I was googling the greyhound complaint email. It was actually a phone number so it had to wait.

The last leg of the journey was just long. The gas stop in Albany New York was disgusting. It smelt like a bad vagina. Like it was horrendous. Everything there didn’t work or had diseases on it, no joke. I am not someone that is necessarily bougie or think that they are better than anyone. I’ve been poor. I do have self-worth though and this was not okay.

I finally made it home to the Montreal station and could have not been happier! I was so excited to just home be and able to sleep and eat.

The funny part is that I will take a Greyhound again. It may be long but it’s always worth the trip. I was actually thinking of taking a trip to New York City or Atlantic City sometime soon. My anxiety was the best it had ever been during the trip. I was honestly so proud of myself that I did it. My travel anxiety getting better is a topic for another day.

Have any of you guys taken a trip with Greyhound? If so, how was your experience?

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Taylor Swift – Day #15

Hey everyone!
How is everyone’s summer going? I went to a concert a few weeks ago and I thought I would talk about. I went to see Taylor Swift!!

So regardless of if you like her or not, her Reputation Tour is amazing. It was the best concert I had ever seen. The lights, the fireworks, the animation, everything was on point and amazing. I have been to a few concerts and this is the one to beat. Swift knows how to put on a good show.

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I went to see the concert with my best friend Lauren. I don’t get to see her often because of the distance. It was just amazing to be able to spend some time with her and see our favourite artist. We have been following Taylor Swift since her music videos were like the only things on YouTube.

I was lucky enough to have a VIP pass. We were so close to one of the outer stages. We were like 10 feet away from her at some point. It was an incredible view. It came with a package that included, a hardcover bind up of the two magazines, the album, a patch, a display ticket and light up VIP pass. The box was so big I wasn’t able to take it back home so I had to take it apart and just bring the pieces it came with.

I know this is a bit of a short post but I’m actually currently editing a vlog. I will be attaching the vlog to this post once it goes up. I really wanted to share with you guys my adventure and how much fun I had.

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Are there any concerts that really marked you guys? Have you guys seen Taylor Swift live before if so how did you find it?

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