Honestly February is a bitter sweet month filled of perfection expectations. It is easy to forget that showing love is not just permitted to one day of the year, Valentine’s day. Instead of stressing about one upping each other on what your sweetheart got you compared to your friends, take a step back. Remember all the things they do for you the other 364 days of the year. Have you been showing love too? This “holiday” should be used as an evaluation to check in on how you personally are making others feel special.
Before each semester starts, I nerd out on school supplies to see if anything is “needed”. One of my favorite times of the year is honestly back to school shopping. The spring semester for college is not as exciting as there are no hyped up deals or ads. However, I do still enjoy going through all my supplies and organize what I may need based on each course.
This week was full of all kinds of emotions; excitement, anxiety, stress, disappointment, and fear. While this is my last semester of college figuring out what to wear was still a challenge. From the first semester of transferring to university from J.C. I was excited about the possibility to take ballet classes. However, these classes never fit into my schedule of required courses until this semester. Spring 2018 has been deemed the semester of new experiences.
Curly hair is a blessing and a curse all at the same time. Blow drying causes frizz and damage. Wet hair left down is annoying but regular hair ties end up soaked causing a moldy smell overtime. The Invisibobble sparked my interest as it is advertised as being waterproof. Perfect for swimming or pulling back hair after a shower.
Every semester I think it’s going to get easier but the first day jitters always get me. Over the years I have realized that there are a few things that help make the first day a little easier.
Holiday hustle is starting to wind down, the ball has dropped to ring in a new season. Now is the time to make a clean slate, starting with your closet. Unless you’re a minimalist there is work to be done. Clean space, clean mind to bring forth new ideas in this new year.
Step into the season, a time of newness. Months, weeks, days that may be hard could be right around the corner that cannot be controlled, but the ability to react can be. Step back breathe, realize that people are nearer then they feel when the walls seem to close in. Times of happiness will come that bring tears and bellyaches of joy. It’s the time to review how far you’ve come in this year of 2017 and how far you wish to climb in 2018.