Wednesday, October 19, 2016

50 Thoughts I Have While Doing Homework

I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a big assumption - nobody likes doing homework. Some of us don't mind as much as others, but no one gets excited about homework. Or at least no one I know. Most of the time I would rather do anything, including cleaning my whole apartment, but the homework I have. I thought I would share some of the thoughts that crossed my mind as I worked on a big writing assignment for class.

50 Thoughts Everyone Has While Doing Homework

  1. THIS IS DUE IN 3 DAYS!?!? 
  2. Okay, time to get to work.
  3. Well, before I start I need to get a glass of water.
  4. I'll just put these dishes into the dishwasher. 
  5. Okay, now I'm really going to start on it.
  6. I can totally watch TV while I do homework!
  7. I'm just going to check Twitter real fast.
  8. Okay, what do I need to do for this assignment?
  9. THIRTY ONE QUESTIONS! Who even makes an assignment like this?
  10. I just need to answer one question at a time.
  11. *answers one question* I'm hungry. I'll go see what's in the kitchen.
  12. Ooo - this looks yummy!
  13. I'll just make a little plate. *loads up on sweets*
  14. I totally deserve this for working on my homework.
  15. Oh my god! This is taking forever!
  16. You know, all these thoughts would make a great blog post! *opens blogger and starts typing away on blog post instead of homework*
  17. This is such a fun post to write! I'm really excited about this one.
  18. ...Oh yeah, homework.
  19. I need to get this done. *stares blankly at the screen for 5 minutes*
  20. What does this question even mean?
  21. I'll just google what this term means.
  22. This is such a long assignment.
  23. Why did I choose this major? 
  24. *answers several questions* Am I done yet?
  25. Nope, 26 more questions to go.
  26. Ugh! 
  27. I just want to be done!
  28. I just killed that answer. Slay!
  29. I better get a great grade on this.
  30. Okay, what does this term mean?
  31. I got a lot done. I'll take a break for dinner.
  32. It's been 2 hours, I should probably get back to it.
  33. Oh my god! I'm not even done with the first section!
  34. Am I writing enough for each answer?
  35. Do I need to include more details?
  36. Well, there's a character limit, so I can't include any more details.
  37. I hope this is enough.
  38. I'll be crushed if I don't get a good grade on this.
  39. This isn't so bad.
  40. Oh my god. This is so bad.
  41. I think I can actually feel this sucking my soul away.
  42. I've written a lot. I bet I'm almost done.
  43. How are there still 10 questions left?!
  44. I've been working on this fooooorrrreeeeeveeeerrrr.
  45. I'm never going to get this done on time.
  46. *Pictures banging head on table repeatedly*
  47. I don't care anymore. At this point I'm just putting down answers.
  48. Haven't this question already been asked?
  49. I swear I've answered this question 5 times already.
  50. It's finished! Mwah! *kisses computer screen*

Hopefully this was relatable to you if you are taking classes! What thoughts do you have when working on homework? Share them with me in the comments!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Weekend To Do List for Staying Organized

For the fourth edition of My Weekend To Do List I'm going to be talking about how I use my weekends to get organized.  I genuinely enjoy getting and staying organized. Being organized just makes life run so much smoother and whenever you're going through a tough time or you're super busy, taking a few minutes to get organized over the weekend helps a ton! So here's 5 things I do on the weekend to stay organized during the week!

5 Things I Do To Stay Organized

Set up my bullet journal for the new week.

I use a bullet journal to stay organized rather than a planner. So that means I have a bit more to do to set up my bullet journal for the week than if I had just a planner, but it works better for me than a traditional planner at the moment. So I update my monthly view where I write down any important dates and take a look at that and decorate my weekly view before moving onto the next thing which is to...

Make a to do list for the week ahead.

I need a to do list each week to keep me on track with everything and since this is a busy month with lots of due dates coming up, it is a pretty long list for each week! My weekly to do list focuses on the tasks I need to do for college and certification, cleaning (which may or may not get done), and any other things I need to get done. Making a list for the week helps me figure out what tasks I should do each day which helps me stay organized with everything that's going on in my life.

Organize my work bag.

I don't know about you, but by the end of the week my folders are filled with papers that need organized. On the weekend I go through these papers, file them into the different binders I have for everything. This just helps my work bag from becoming a hot mess and will help me to be able to just pull out what I need later on if I need to reference something for an assignment or when I want to use something from student teaching experience in my own classroom.

Create work outfits for the week.

This is just a super simple and kind of fun thing I do on the weekends to help me be a bit more organized and prepared for the week. Picking out an outfit can be kind of a pain during the week and it can be easy to go through 3 different outfits before putting on something that I like. But if I have my outfits picked out on Sunday, I can take my time putting it together without feeling rushed to get out the door. It's also something that's fun and gives me a little something to look forward to - like "oh I can't wait to wear that cute top Thursday!"

Make a list of meal ideas for the week.

I can't meal plan like some people do where I have each meal planned in advance, because what if I get to Tuesday and don't feel like eating spaghetti?! But I do take a look at what groceries I have, what groceries I need, and make a list of a few different meals I could have during the week. This is another one of those things that just helps to make the week run smoother. I can just take a look at those ideas and pick something to make rather than having to figure out what I have on hand or start making something only to find I'm missing a key ingredient. 

That's how I get organized for the week ahead. Do you like to stay organized? What do you do on the weekend to get organized?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall Blog Post Ideas

As you've probably heard me say multiple times, I LOVE FALL! Realizing that my favorite season is upon us has given me some new inspiration and motivation with my blog. I updated my header for Halloween (the best fall holiday) and am working on several fall themed posts for this year, just like I did last year. 

Fall Blog Post Ideas

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fall Bucket List

Fall/Autumn is my favorite season. Cozy sweaters, berry, navy, and neutral colors, pumpkins, watching American Horror Story, The Addams Family, Sweeney Todd and the likes, the changing leaves - I love it all! I want to make the most of my favorite season and do some fun fall like activities.

Fall Bucket List

1.  Visit a pumpkin patch.
2.  Eat as many popcorn balls as possible.
3.  Dig out all my sweaters, jeans, scarves, and boots.
4.  Put away summer clothes.
5.  Visit a park with lots of trees and enjoy the changing leaves.
6.  Write some fall posts on the blog.
7.  Watch The Addams Family, The Corpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd.
8.  Decorate a pumpkin.
9.  Get out my fall decorations.
10. Get out my Halloween decorations.
11. Make a fall craft or art project.
12. Make a good soup/stew.
13. Bake pumpkin cookies.
14. Take some fall photos.

Related Posts: My Favorite Signs of Fall, Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall,  Autumn on the Farm | Part 1, Favorite Halloween Movies

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Monthly Intentions | October Goals

I'm pretty excited for this month as October is my favorite month. I can pull out all those chunky sweaters I love, watch Corpse Bride and The Addams Family on repeat, enjoy the cool fall weather, visit the pumpkin patch, watch the changing leaves - I love it all!

October Goals

This month I am once again linking up with Jazmine and Angela's Monthly Intentions Blogger Goal Collaboration. There's a lot of other wonderful bloggers setting goals and sharing how they did with their goals from last month. If you're looking for some inspiration or just like seeing what goals other people set for themselves, check out a few of these lovelies' blogs.

September has been a pretty exhausting month in all honesty. Student teaching is proving to be as busy and time consuming as I had imagined and then some. It's a lot to keep track of since you're basically working full time for free and still have projects to work on for college credit and certification. Plus there are other parts of my life I want to keep up with so it has been a lot to try and juggle, but I'm trying to learn how to balance it all. The highs of this month have been catching up with on of my best friends who I hadn't seen since the end of April and feeling more and more successful in my teaching. The lows of this month have been my grandma breaking her hip and feeling like I totally failed at teaching a few times (even though I handled the situations as well as I could). But the real low has indeed been my grandma breaking her hip which means she was in the hospital for about a week and has spent the rest of the month in a rehab facility. I've only visited her a few times so I feel bad about that, but my dad and aunts have been constantly with her so I'm sure she has enough company!

How I did with my September goals:
1. Get a good score on my first project. I haven't gotten my score back yet, but I feel like I did pretty good on it. When I find out, I'll let you all know on Twitter.
2. Spend time with friends. I was able to stay with one of my good friends and meet her new roommate. We all had such a great time and it was great to be able to catch up in person. I also got to meet up with another good friend for lunch and it was great to see her too.
3. Post at least twice a week to Instagram. ❌ I posted 4 times this month in total. I honestly forget about posting to Instagram! I need to find a good time to post and make it a part of my routine.

October Goals

Publish new blog posts twice a week.

I've taken a week off each month since starting my student teaching. This month I want to post twice a week, each week. I have some blog posts I'm excited to create, so hopefully this will happen!

Post at least twice a week to Instagram.

Last month this didn't happen and like I said, I think I need to just find a good time to post and make it a part of my routine. I also think I might need to start taking photos on the weekend and post them during the week so that way I have pictures to post.

Find a way to keep my apartment clean.

I like having a clean environment. If my house is a mess I can't focus as well. It makes me feel like my life is chaotic when I come home and there's stuff all over the counters. So for this month, my goal is to find a way to keep my apartment clean throughout the week. I don't have a plan really, I think I'm just going to see how it goes and try to do one or two things each day.

Do something fun each weekend.

Lately the weekends have just been me catching up on class work, house work, and buying groceries. These are important, but I also want to make more time for doing something fun and for me on the weekends. There's a large state park near where I live that I'd like to go to before it's too cold to enjoy it. I'd also like to do a craft or art project, read a book, take a weekend to visit friends, and work on my blog (which is indeed fun).

Related Posts:  September Goals,  August Goals, July Goals

Sunday, October 2, 2016

September Favorites

September had a rocky start for me as I was still trying to figure out how to balance school/work, life, blogging, and family. I knew student teaching was going to be tough and it turned out to be just as crazy, busy, and time consuming as I thought it would be and then some. Balancing teaching from 7:30-4:00 each day (if not longer), keeping up with college classes and projects, attempting to post regularly on my blog and social media channels, staying in touch with family and friends, trying to make time for self-care, and doing general adult things like laundry, buying groceries, and all those other fun things turned out to be a lot to manage and something I wasn't quite prepared for. I still haven't quite figured out how to balance it well, but I'm getting closer to figuring it out. It's still tough, but I'm not as stressed about managing everything at the moment.

I'm never sure if I sound like an annoying complainer when I talk about how hard I'm finding student teaching and I don't want it to sound like I dislike teaching because I really do love it. It's just that after being really good at being a student for 16 years, I'm having to switch to being the teacher and although I've been responsible for myself for the past 4 years at college, it seems a lot more real now that I'm working all day. And I think this is normal to feel overwhelmed by the massive change from being a student to working full time no matter what your career is. Or at least I'm hoping so!

It hasn't been all overwhelming though! I got to meet up with 2 of my friends and had a lovely time with both of them. It was so good to be with them and laugh and have some real talk about life. I am feeling more and more successful teaching and getting to know my students better which I really enjoy. I'm also starting to find or make more time to do things I enjoy like blogging and reading.


I've been watching lots of documentaries lately. My personal favorite was Witches: A Century of Murder which is about the witch hunt in Britain during the 1600s. I've learned about the Salem Witch Hunt in America, but it was interesting to learn about how the witch hunt got to Britain (which is how it eventually made it's way to the US). If you enjoy history this is definitely a good documentary. It's also a fitting documentary for October if you are all about that Halloween life.


The song I haven't been able to get out of my head this month is "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey. I love Halsey's voice and that chorus is just so catchy!


Standing around my friend's kitchen talking about how we're doing. There's just something so amazing about having friends that you can be honest and silly with.


I have been obsessed with Chinese food lately! I get Chinese take out at least once a week and have made my own a few times. Rice noodles, orange chicken, crab rangoon, fried rice - I can't get enough!


A Girl Obsessed. I've been reading this blog for a while now and I can't believe it hasn't made it into my monthly favorites until now! Mandy writes beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and blogging advice posts - basically a bit of  everything. My favorites from this month are 10 Types of Blog Posts That Get Tons Of Views, 20 Ways To Treat Yourself On A Budget, and How To Be A Happy Blogger.