Happy Monday everyone!! It’s supposed to be 60 degrees today but it’s all gloomy and cold :(, it’s supposed to be even warmer tomorrow though so I’m hoping to break out my new midi skirt! It’s midterm week so I need to get organized with some weekly wishes.
Last week’s wishes
-apply for school study abroad program: yeah… update here
-housing selection: done! now I just have to link up with a few friends that I want to live with.
-get spanish homework done: done for the most part
-take passport photos: don’t need to anymore
-stay caught up in readings: done!
I all of my important things done last week and I feel pretty good about my spanish quiz and essay. Let’s just hope I can keep it up.
This week’s wishes
-eat healthier: I’ve been eating a lot of crap lately cause of my busy schedule. this needs to be fixed
-ace all of my midterms: I have 3 this week and I know I can do well on them!
-keep up with other work: I have other homework on top of midterms to get done.. ugh.
-get ready for Cali!!! By the end of this week I’ll be in sunny SoCal!
I’m soo ready for this week to be over so I can head to 75 degree weather and assault the fiance. Are you ready for Spring Break??
If you didn’t read my post the other day to make it simple (more than it already was) I was really upset. Like boo crying upset. But don’t worry, this week for some reason I had a lot of time to hang with good friends, laugh and do things I enjoy. It’s sad to say that I’ve had a lot of disappointments in my life but it’s normal to get knocked down once in awhile. The most important thing to do is brush it off and think positively. I may not be able to go to Italy this summer but that doesn’t mean I’ll never go.
I wanted to share with you ways to relax and get through disappointment. Avoid weeks of being down and be on the road to positivity and happiness again.
- Cry: Yes. Cry. Get all of your frustrations out, do the whole scream into the pillow thing. Cry in the shower, those are amazing. To make it even better tell someone what’s going on with you while you cry. You’ll let go of all of that anger to someone that will just let you vent.
- Relax: Go grab a cup of tea. Watch 4+ hours of Netflix. Take a looong nap. Read a book. Do things you enjoy that you normally don’t have time to do. While you’re doing these things focus on the good things in your life. Appreciate all of the happy moments you’ve had.
- Surround yourself with upbeat people: Laughter is contagious. Go and hang out with people that make you laugh, have a sleepover and watch a scary movie so you can scream and grab each other. See a funny movie. I can guarantee that the more you laugh the more you’ll feel better and forget your disappointment.
- Keep your head up: No more moping ok? It won’t be bad forever. Wake up in the morning and smile! Make a huge breakfast with a healthy smoothie to kickstart your days on a good note. That thing you’ve been eyeing forever? BUY IT. You deserve a pick me up, just don’t over do it ok? Love yourself.
I’m so thankful for the fiance and my best friend for being there for me while I was feeling really down and just listening or sending me things just to make me laugh or smile. I couldn’t ask for better people in my life. Instead of Italy I’m going to register for a course at my community college so I won’t have to completely miss out on earning credits.
Remember… there’s always a silver lining.
I’m not going to Italy anymore.
Have you guys seen Her by Spike Jonze?? If the answer is no drop everything you’re doing and WATCH IT. I’ve heard great reviews about this movie and wanted to se if it was as good as people said. I was not ready for the explosion of emotions I experienced.
This movie… is beautiful.
I don’t want to spoil anything so the basic plot is this guy ^^ Theodore falls in love with an OS (like Siri) after a nasty break up. I know I know it sounds really weird but it takes you on such an emotional rollercoaster. Whatever emotion Theo is feeling I’m feeling. You fall in love with the characters almost instantly. It’s futuristic in a way that’s not all things metal or flying cars but where things are so fucking cool I want to live in that world.
The OS is named Samantha and voiced by Scarlet Johansson. Need I say more? Her voice is to die for. They form such a beautiful love connection and it shows you that the most broken person can heal if they just have someone to talk to.
Let’s get to my favorite part. the shots
It looks like each and every shot was planned with every detail. As a photo major I enjoyed every single minute of the movie, each shot can be considered it’s own photograph. As you can see above. It looks like the whole movie was edited with a warm filter, it has this warm, fuzzy, haze that brings everything together. The clothes were also a big part! Theo wore a lot of oranges which blended perfectly with the warm filter.
Guys… just please go watch the movie.
It snowed AGAIN. I appreciate the snow day we’re having but I really want spring to come now. I’m ready for the flowers and sundresses. Until then I’ll enjoy my free day of Netflix, weekly wishes and monthly wishes! Can you believe that it’s March already?
I’m addicted to Supernatural again. I’m starting the show over from Season 1 on Netflix and I can’t stop. I watched it for 4 hours last night… feel free to judge.
Last week was such a good week for me, I got so much done and had more happy days than usual. I applied for my study abroad program and the scholarship! Cross your fingers that I get awarded ok?
Last week’s wishes
-apply for Gilman Scholarship: done! So nerve wrecking too.
-call financial aid about my “hold”: I had to pay $115 for my utility bill. Have you ever heard of a dorm paying utilities???
-apply for housing selection: The emails got the date wrong and it’s actually this week
-keep up with readings: done! hard but done!
This week’s wishes
-apply for school study abroad program: You gotta pay for both unfortunately
-housing selection: I think I know where I want to live next year
-get spanish homework done: This teacher really likes to pile things into one day
-take passport photos: So excited to order one!
-stay caught up in readings: booooring
Last month’s wishes
-Complete study abroad app: I did it!!! WHOO!!
-Get into a homework rhythm: Mmmm… for the most part.
-Be extra mushy: Nailed it
This month’s wishes
-Get all my study abroad stuff out of the way
-Ace my midterms
-Prepare for wedding shoot
-Enjoy Cali for Spring Break!!
I did all of my homework last night before we got the snow day notification so I’m gonna sit right here and watch my beloved Sam and Dean. I should probably make breakfast though…
I can’t believe that one of my dreams is actually coming true!! Going to Italy is number one on my bucket list and I’m actually going!! I’m so happy that my family has my back on this because I finally applied for the program. At the end of June I will be flying to one of the most beautiful countries in the world to study! I can’t believe it…
If anyone has been to Italy please let me know of any thing I should see, eat, buy.. ANYTHING!
I am all over the place looking for new camera equipment. I just bought a refurbished D3200 body and I’m so happy with it I could scream. But I’m not done yet!
This is a Yongnuo TTL Speedlight on camera flash. If you’ve ever used the in camera flash on a camera you know it’s absolutely horrible. It’s harsh and extremely unflattering. A friend of mine recommended this brand because a) it’s cheaper b) it works great! I saw one on Amazon for about $80 but all of a sudden it disappeared! Now the only ones I can find are $100 or they ship from China, meaning they’ll take a month to get to me.
I really want one because of the wedding I’m shooting so I want to have the best equipment I can get for it. I just want it all!
Have you ever used an on camera flash?
I’ve had my Nikon D3000 for five years now. Every two years you’re allowed to upgrade your phone so I’m three years due for better photo equipment. My poor little DSLR has 10 mp and the highest ISO is 1600, the Hi-1 setting is just 3400. Compared to the cameras now it’s pretty bad. The fiance has a point and shoot that has more megapixels than my DSLR. See the problem?
I was trying to decide whether or not to get the D3200 or D5300. The 3200 has 24 mp with an ISO of 6400 and Hi-1 of 12,800. HUGE jump. The 5300 has the same specs but the ISO is 12,800 and the Hi-1 is 25,600. Another big jump. I only needed the body so I wouldn’t have to pay as much if I bought an entire kit but it’s still a lot. The 3200 was about $330 and the 5300 was near $700. My heart cringes at every price.
After much debate and advice from other photogs and other people I decided to get the D3200!! Either way it’s a better camera than the one I have now. I was thinking that the 5300 is a better investment but in the end I have to live in my means and $330 sounds waaayyy better. The order has already shipped and should be here between March 3rd and 6th. I’M SO READY!!
Isn’t it beautiful?
I wanted an upgrade for myself and also because I will be shooting a wedding in April. with the D3000 I wouldn’t have been completely confident in my work.
GREAT NEWS!! Since I’ve upgraded I no longer need my 3000! For new photographers or just people who like photography as a hobby this is a great camera. It’s been extremely reliable for the past 5 years and it’s still like new. If you’re interested in taking it off my hands don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.
PS: I saw that a couple people clicked on my gofundme link to help me reach my goal of going to Italy! If you haven’t already done so please please please do what you can to spread the word! Things are looking great but I still need money for the flights. Thank you to everyone that has already viewed it. You can either click the gofundme button on my sidebar or click here.
Have you upgraded lately?
Morning everyone! Did you enjoy your weekend? I had such a good time hanging out with my best friend for her birthday. We ate amazing Chinese food and went to a great restaurant before and after we scoped out some sales and got bubble tea/smoothies. I haven’t had a girls day like in a long time. It was so happy to see her almost in tears after opening all of her presents, all of us need awards lol.
This week’s weekly wishes graphic is a planner because it’s almost March which means I got to redo my dry erase monthly calendar. If you’re a student and you don’t have at least a planner I don’t know how you’re surviving. I have both and I haven’t been surprised by a test/quiz/homework assignment in a year. Especially since last week was hectic.
Last week’s wishes
-apply to abroad program through school: can’t do this until I apply to the program
-go to study abroad info session: done!
-apply for scholarship: one essay down, one to go
-pass aging quiz: done!!
-get all of my spanish work done: after many hours of stressing I did it!!
This week’s wishes
-apply for Gilman Scholarship: mo money fo italy!
-call financial aid about my “hold”: I do not have a hold so they better stop playing
-apply for housing selection: my current dorm is being remodeled next year so I gotta pick a new one
-keep up with readings: 3/5 of my classes require sooo much reading and I CANNOT slack
I’m thankful that I got through last week since I had a million things due. Now I can go back to having a normal week and not worry about if my partners participate or not. Group work can be so irritating.
Have a great week!
This week’s graphic
Today I’m out celebrating my beautiful best friend’s birthday (that alliteration) so I thought I’d play a game I saw on Milk + Crown.
You’re supposed to tag other blogs but I think I’ll leave this one open for everyone to participate!
Have a great weekend!