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Friday, May 13, 2016

13 Things I Learned During My College Senior Spring Semester

In honor of Friday the 13th and the end of college classes (forever!!! Until grad school, that is :p!), here are some things I've learned during my college senior spring semester - the good, the bad, and the downright "yikes!" <3

1. It's never too late to make new friends! Old acquaintances can become closer friends, and new people can become fun pals. Also, the blogging world is full of like-minded girls with whom you can develop some pretty great friendships with over time!

2. Yoga is better for feeling both energized and relaxed than alcohol could ever hope to be. Except ya might not want to whip out your downward dog pose during parties, jussayin'! Ahahaha :p!!

3. Even if you love pizza, you need to stop eating it three times a week if you're diagnosed with a condition where you cannot eat gluten or yeast or dairy, among other things... *cue the angel face emoji here!*

4. You're like, really really smart and so compassionate and kind and loving and pretty --yes, despite those insecurities-- and you make a lot of good puns. So no need to have low self-esteem.

5. If you've been struck with a horrible panic attack and your [[ex]] boyfriend tells you "Go color or something, but I'm going to go eat" and leaves you sobbing and hyperventilating in the hallway by yourself and you're practically unable to walk back to your room, that guy does not deserve to be loved. You deserve compassion and care. Leave him in the past where he belongs, no matter how much it really hurts to do so. One day, whenever it is, this hurt will go away. Remember that -- one day, this pain you're feeling, it's gonna go away.

6. On that note, please trust your gut. Every time you've gotten hurt, it's because you had a premonition feeling deep down in the bottom of your stomach, and you've ignored the anxiety by telling yourself you were overreacting or being silly. News flash: you weren't, and it's about time you trust your own instincts, instead of relying on life's currents to push and pull you into situations you knew were going to be disasterous/a hawtt mess.

7. Home doesn't have to be a place. It can be a person. It can be yourself. It can be you.

8. It doesn't matter how long you study; it matters how. I've gotten straight As on tests this semester studying less than I ever had before because I figured out what the best unique way to study would be for each individual class.

9. Life really is so beautiful, and the future is always incredibly bright.

10. Just keep going. ('Nuff said.)

11. If you aren't satisfied with your present, daydream about the future and work toward it. When the future starts to make you anxious, remember the good times of the past. When the not-so-great times of the past slip into your mind, remember how much better your current present is. Then, repeat the coping cycle as needed until you can get yourself the hell out of there and create a new situation for yourself where you will fall ~*absolutely in love*~ with your present.

12. Your grandma, Annette, is most definitely your soul-sister and your best friend. When you pick up the phone crying your eyes out, you'll wind up hanging up the phone when the conversation ends totally smiling.

13. Don't apologize for the things that make you happy or interest you. Ever. It doesn't matter, unless it's harming you or someone else. If you're at a point in your life where you like reading books and cuddling your doggy more than trying to be social, that's a-okay!

What have you learned in the past few months?
xoxo, Brooke


  1. I've learned that I can trust my mom. This has been the biggest thing in my life. <3

    1. <3 That is amazing and so special, Ally. I'm so happy that you've discovered this!!!!

  2. This past school year has been probably one of the most craziest yet in my college career. Like you, I've learned to stop apologizing for things that interest me. I mean, isn't that what makes us all unique and different? Loved this post and learning more about you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    1. Awwww!! <3 :D Thank you so much for your sweet message, Amy!! So proud of us for learning how to accept + appreciate who we are! xoxo (ps - checking out your blog now, ;) !!)