My First Week of Online Classes

Hey Lovelies, 

I hope y’all had a good week, for me it was the first week of online classes which was highkey really stressful but we’re getting through it a day at a time. I thought that for this week’s post I would share my thoughts and reminisce over my first week of online classes at home. 

Monday – This was probably one of the easier days because I didn’t actually have any Zoom meetings to attend. All that I had to do was keep up with my work for the two classes I had which was physics and political science. On Monday I was also able to look through all my professor’s updated syllabi and write everything down in my agenda which I will be sharing in  a later post. 

Tuesday –  Tuesday was a little rougher just because I had two classes that were meeting on Zoom and I had to actually plan my day around these classes which are kinda in the middle/ end of the day. Since I’ve moved home I’ve used the end of my day to get most of my work done and be productive but instead now I have to do that earlier in the morning. 

Wednesday – This day was actually the most stressful day of the week because of  the amount of work that I had to get done. I had one class early in the day but when that class was over I was struggling to grind out work for other classes that I had assignments and tests for. 

Thursday – I went to my classes Thursday and then I finished notes for the rest of the day. One of my classes is doing video notes instead of an actual meeting so I watched that and then tried to study for my tests that I have next week. 

Friday – If I’m being completely honest, I did absolutely nothing on Friday. I’ve been binge watching All American on Netflix so that pretty much describes my day.

I hope y’all enjoyed a little weeking in my life during my first week of online classes. I know a lot of y’all also are either doing classes online or working online so I hope that is going great too. I have a post planned for next week that I’m really excited about so if y’all wanna know when that goes up follow me on Insta or on my blog to get an update on it. With that being said, I’ll see you next week. 

Love Y’all,
Vivian

My First Post Back

Hey lovelies, 

With everything going on in the world currently I’ve decided that the best use with all my free time would be to restart my blog. I just want to address that if any of my readers are currently struggling with what’s happening right now I want to just say that I’m hoping that everything turns out better soon. Freshman year of college has been one for the books, and I’m only through one semester. I’ve been to parties, failed a class, made some of my best friends and memories that will last a lifetime in my snapchat memories. Since I’m making a comeback to my blog I’ve decided that I’d talk about some of the things I experienced during my first semester here at Texas State with y’all. I hope y’all enjoy these and know that this is just some experiences that I had and that everyone’s college years will be different. If you do want to see more of my day to day college life y’all should follow me on Instagram here

The first thing people from home always ask me about when talking about college is partying. How could they not? I go to a so-called “party school”. Just know there are parties here every week so you’ll never be bored in San Marcos. I’ve been to a good handful of parties within my first semester at State: frat parties, apartment parties, themed parties, tailgates, clubs and kickbacks. Partying may not be for everyone and I completely understand that, however, I found that going out is an essential part of college and is the most effective way of networking. I’ve met a bunch of people that I would’ve never known if I hadn’t gone out to these parties, including some of my best friends. Overall frat parties are where I usually party at, most schools are different in this sense. At Texas State we have a live Greek life which results in many parties availible, for GIRLS. This is for their parties, bonfires, kickbacks and tailgates usually. They all pretty much follow the no guys allowed rule or the basic “who do you know here?” question. Apartment or house parties are a bit different. I’m not sure how it works in other places but in San Mo we pretty much have a snapchat account that has party addresses during the weekend that get posted onto their story. 

I’m just going to share some pictures from some different parties I went to during my freshman year but I’ll be sharing a nothing post soon about different outfit ideas for different parties and then also dfferent party themes you’ll be dressing up for as well. The thing people always ask me about first are parties whenever I come home so I had to talk about them in my first post back. If y’all are wondering about anything else college related then definitely reach out to me through either my Instagram or just comment on my post and I’ll be happy to answer them in a future blog post. I hope y’all enjoyed a bit of my partying experience so far and I’d really appreciate it if you’d like and share this post with anyone you know who’s in college currently or planning on attending college soon. 

Love Y’all,

Vivian

 

I’m Nervous to Start College!

Hey lovelies, 

Welcome back to my blog! I finally graduated high school and will be starting college in about a month. That is crazy to think about! I am so excited to be moving onto the next chapter of my life but I’m also insanely nervous. I know a lot of people who are going to start college soon or will start in the next few years and thought this post would be useful. I’m gonna share my top 10 things that I’m nervous about when starting college. I hope y’all enjoy.

1. Making friends 

Everyone starting out somewhere new will always be nervous about making friends or getting along with your peers. When starting out at a new college everyone wants to make friends. Everyone that I’ve talked to from my school I’ve loved and even though I haven’t made any super close friends yet I’m a lot less nervous now that I know my roommate, suitemates and some other students. 

2. Rush week

How could anyone wanting to be a part of Greek life not be nervous about rush week? Someone I recently met is a part of Greek life at my school and they just said to not be nervous and be yourself. Even if you don’t know about the process you should at least rush because you get to meet so many new people. 

3. Hard classes with crappy professors 

One of the hardest things about being a freshman is that you get last choice for all your classes which leaves you with the worst classes and the worst professors. This is a problem that most freshmen have but as long as you study and work hard first semester will be alright. 

4. Hating my major

I really don’t think this will happen to me because I’ve studied my major in high school by involving myself in activities and classes that relate to my major to help me know that I love what I’m doing for sure. Even though I’m pretty sure I chose the right major there’s still a chance that I won’t like what I’m doing and that’s terrifying. 

5. Not getting along with my roommate 

If you’re going to be living with a roommate, you have to get along. I hear about so many story times of roommate horror experiences. So far I’m getting along with my roommate great (shoutout to you if you’re reading this) and I’m excited to be moving in with her at the start of the semester. 

6. Parties

This only scares me because of the amount of teenage movies and shows that portray college as a terrifying land where everyone at every party goes insane. I know that some are like that and that some are more relaxed, but I will still be terrified of the idea of “college parties”. 

7. Finding a balance between social life, family and school 

I did a horrible job of finding this balance in high school. I would always either have too much of a social life to focus on school or spend all my time with my family that I wouldn’t spend time with friends. In college this balance is even more important so I’m really nervous that I won’t be able to accomplish this.

8. Getting involved at school

There are so many clubs and organizations to join that this shouldn’t be as scary. However, starting out at a brand new school with brand new people can be nerve wrecking.  

9. Getting lost on campus 

This one is just obvious.

10. Not Succeeding 

My biggest fear is not succeeding. Whether that means graduating in 4 years or making new friends, I want to succeed at everything I do. College puts you at a place where you’re given all these new opportunities to succeed and it’s not always easy. That’s why I’m scared to not succeed. 

Love Y’all, 

Vivian xx

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My Spring Break 2019 Travel Diary

Hey lovelies,

Welcome back!!!!! I hope you all had an amazing spring break! I took a quick break from posting last week to simply take a break and now I’m back with a video post. This is just one of the fun things I was able to do over the break and I’m so glad to be able to share it with you!

Spring Break 2019 Travel Diary: https://youtu.be/7y6t8X7HJPQ

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I hope y’all enjoy the video!! If you do hit the like and subscribe button and come follow me on my blog as I finish up my last semester of high school!!

Love Y’all,

Vivian

I Can’t Be Stressed Anymore

Hey lovelies,

This week I wanted to be more real and personal about my life and all the things happening. I have told y’all so many times that I’ve been really stressed out with college, senior year and family things. Today I specifically wanted to talk about college.

I applied to 6 colleges last semester: SMU , UT Austin, Texas State, A&M University, TCU, and Trinity University. Since the beginning of this semester I’ve been hearing back from colleges and it has been stressing me out beyond belief. Texas State was the first school I got accepted to and it was my safety school, fortunately I got automatic admission. I got rejected from Trinity, capped from UT Austin (shoutout to UTcapped19) and Gatewayed from A&M. Recently I found out that I got waitlisted from my dream school which is SMU.

I’ve been very stressed about what to do for colleges and what I plan on doing with my future past schooling. If y’all don’t know I’m planning on studying marketing and pre-law in college.

That’s about all the information I have to share with y’all today. I’m really hoping that I’ll be doing another one of these close and personal talks again. I want to start sharing more about my life with y’all because I promised that I’d tell y’all all about my senior year. Let me know if there’s any post I should do!

Love Y’all,

Vivian

How to Stay Motivated on Bad Days

Hey lovelies,

Welcome back to my blog y’all! These past couple weeks I have been crazy busy and stressed out with school and just thinking about my future. Therefore, I’ve been having some really rough days and needed to learn how to continue being motivated. Here I have some tips on how to stay motivated when you’re having a bad day.

1. Don’t Pressure Yourself

If you’re having a bad day just accept that your day isn’t going your way and continue on. You goal shouldn’t be to force yourself to be happy but rather to just simply continue through the day one step at a time.

2. Relax

If you’re having a bad day don’t stress yourself out more than needed by doing stressful activities. Instead, go to a place that will let you just escape from everything and sit relax. Go on a walk through the park, have a spa day, and have a movie night.

3. Take Control

When I have a bad day it’s usually over things I can’t control like traffic that leads you to being late to a meeting or the weather not being so nice. Take control of you life with little things and it always helps me feel better.

4. Reward Yourself

At the end of a bad day I always reward myself with a spa day or some extra YouTube time. It’s important to reward yourself for going through a whole day and staying positive and pushing though.

5. Keep Laughing

Don’t ever stop laughing. Laughing just makes you happier (facts).

I hope you found these tips useful and that y’all enjoyed reading about these ways to better a bad day. I hope y’all are all having an amazing day and I’m so excited to continue posting weekly and keeping you updated with my senior year.

Love Y’all,

Vivian

19 Things to do Before I Graduate

Hey lovelies,

Welcome back to my blog! As most of y’all might know I’m a senior in high school. I’m about to end the third quarter of my last year of grade school. So to finish off the year I decided that I wanted to share a bucket list of things to do before you graduate high school. 19 things from the class of 19.

1. Go to Senior Prom

2. Participate in Senior Skip Day

3. Take Part n a Senior Prank

4. Go to a Party

5. Use all your Unexcused Absences

6. Go to Banquets

7. Walk on Stage at Graduation

8. Commit to a College

9. Go on a Trip with Friends

10. Go to a Sports Game

11. Pull an All- Nighter

12. Ask Someone to a Dance

13. Fail a Test

14. Skip School

15. Take a Bunch or Photos

16. Learn a New Language

17. Get a Job

18. Join a Club

19. Go on a College Visit

I hope you liked this bucket list and use it throughout high school. When I do graduate I plan on letting y’all know about what I’ve accomplished at the end of the year. I also wanted to let you know about my new posting schedule, every Tuesday and Saturday.

Love Y’all,

Vivian

Favorite Christmas Episodes

Hey lovelies,

Welcome to day 11 of blogmas! I hope you’ve enjoyed blogmas so far, I’ve loved all of my post so far which I’m beyond proud of. Y’all seemed to really like my senior pictures post from yesterday— so thank you for liking that and letting me know what y’all like to read. Today is a lot less personal but also about one of my favorite things, watching shows. I decided to share with y’all a list of my 5 favorite Christmas TV episodes.

  • Friends – “The One with Christmas in Tulsa” (Season 9, Episode 10) is
  • Gossip Girl – “It’s a Wonderful Lie” (Season 2, Episode 12)
  • Baby Daddy – “It’s a Wonderful Emma” (Season 4, Episode 2)
  • How I Met Your Mother – “How Lily Stole Christmas”(Season 2, Episode 11)
  • New Girl – “The 23rd” (Season 1, Episode 9)

Thank you guys for being so awesome this blogmas and supporting me with every post! All of these episodes have shown me, my friends and my family some joy while watching them together during the cold while eating peppermint flavored everything. If you like these episodes please let me know by liking this post and comment down below other Christmas episode favorites.

Love Y’all,

Vivian

Senior Pictures

Hey lovelies,

Welcome back to day 10 of blogmas! As I was thinking about what to post today I wanted to do something a little more personal. I told you guys that I would take you through my senior year of high school with me and so I wanted to show you some of my senior pictures. I do still have more pictures coming up but as of right now I thought this would be cute.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I love posting more personal things like this cause in blogging you don’t really get to see me or anything so this is kinda my way of doing that. Also I wanted to give you a heads up that over the next week my blog post will be more simple and shorter because I have finals week coming up.

Love Y’all,

Vivian

Letter to Santa

Hey lovelies,

Today I thought I’d give a little flashback to last year. This is the exact same post from last year but I think it’s extremely important for everyone to hear this.

So this year I thought a good thing to address during the holidays is Santa. I’m pretty sure most of y’all have heard of this man who wears a red suit, has a white beard and rides his magical sleigh pulled by magical reindeer around the world in one night to give gifts to children for Christmas. Many of y’all who are reading this will have heard things like “Santa isn’t real” and “It’s just your parents”, you know that I say to that? I say that you need to not, people have the ability to believe whatever they would like to believe in.

I know what most of you are saying, “You are too old to be believing in this”.

I’m 18 years old, I’m a senior in high school and I believe in Santa, I believe that Santa isn’t just one person, Santa is many people coming together to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Santa is your parents every time they put gifts under the tree. Santa is your parent’s parents and their parents, and maybe one day you. Santa consist of people who try and bring joy to children around the world for the holidays. Santa isn’t one person, he’s an idea, the idea that Christmas is about sacrifice and love.

So with this here’s my letter to Santa,

Thank you, thank you so much mom and dad, thank you moms and dads, for showing me and all the other children out there that there’s so much more to this holiday than getting gifts, Christmas is shown by the process that it took for that gift to get under the tree in the morning. So thank you, thank you so much.

Love Y’all,

Vivian