*Generic start to how busy I have been the last couple days - WEEKS*
Ok! Yes we are currently in the throws of midterms and midterm papers and assignments! What a perfect time to take a couple minuets out of my day to write a new long overdue post!
I was in the throws of thinking about how much everything sucks and how overwhelmed I was, when I started reading an article for one of my classes about the current problems going on around the world (overpopulation in China, disease in Africa, etc.) and it was a much needed wake up call on how we take things for granted - or at least how much I take for granted. I know I have slight melodramatic tendencies but for the past couple weeks I have felt like the world is crashing down around me due to school and stress and not having enough time to turn around. How small is that compared to what some people are going through?? I have so many reasons to smile today.
For one, I live in a country where I am allowed to get an education to be stressed over. Considering some countries do not allow females to even do that! I like to remind myself of that whenever I am hating on MUN/ my workload. I am so blessed to live in a place that not only encourages people of every gender/race/person to get educated but makes it as affordable as possible! So, TYSM MUN.
Secondly! It's October. Summer is my favourite season, and September is easily one of my least favourite months. But October makes the transition from summer to cold (because in my mind thats how the seasons go - Summer, school, October, cold, COLD, Christmas, too much snow, annoying grey weather, June) a very easy one due to the pretty fall weather, halloween, and Thanksgiving. And boots and scarves and big sweaters. Okay, theres a lot to love about October.
Third(ly?) Unsure of the grammatically correct way to phrase that, but Third of all - I am smiling today because of iMessage and the group chat I currently have with my family. We are a close fam and are spread across the country pretty good ATM, I'm in St. John's, Mom is in GFW, Kurt in NB and Dad in Alberta. But every day we all get to talk to each other and stay in the loop with each other. Technology is a wonderful thing.
(typical daily convo's)
#4 - This one might loop back to October, but a long weekend this weekend! So excited to head home for a couple days and have someone else cook for me - here's looking at u Goggy and Laura- see my dog, and sleep in my own bed for a couple days! When you leave home you think you're ready to be on your own but there is nothing like getting to head back there.
Five - A good song. Right now I am loving the Nashville music, straight from the show. Getting to plug into it while doing a reading for class or typing up some notes is a definite high point of my days lately (you know you're spending too much time working when... hahaha). Such good country music, and as I am watching the shows more and more and seeing the story behind each song makes them so much better. So maybe number 5 is just the show Nashville. Three seasons are on Netflix and 10/10 would recommend. S/O to Cat for getting me into it!
Okay guys, I better finish up my paper so I can enjoy this weekend but first two side notes.
1) My friend Karen has started her own blog about having and beating cancer at 22 and she is so inspiring and has such a good story to tell - so i would love for you guys to check it out here .
2) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my bestest of friends, Meg! She's currently studying abroad in Austrailia so I'm missing her special day but I hope it was every bit as special as you are angel xoxox
So, what makes you smile on your hard days? Let me know :)