Packing Packing Packing

Wow it has been such a crazy week! Between finals and moving out of my dorm, all of a sudden I realized the last time I posted was Monday! (sincerest apologies XOXO) Now anyone who has ever moved in or out of college…or really moved in general knows the stresses…which can sometimes be amplified if you are not the most organized person in the world like myself. (OOPS… but I think it is a sign of creativity haha)

So I thought I’d share packing wisdom..which I have gained through first hand experience and has provided me with ample anecdotal proof so you can really take my word for it.

1. DO NOT SAVE PACKING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE: It may seem like hey I don’t have many things. But perhaps you and your friends decided on one last night out to see all your friends and say your goodbyes…and then said friend saved all packing until the last minute and 8 am the next day had to take intervals of 3 minutes nap in between long series of movement and even through teamwork it took longer than expected.

2. Attempt to have some sense of size perception: This is a skill that I seriously lack as I promised rides to the airport to three of my friends along, with their large large luggage to fly home, as well as my own belongings in a car that was barely big enough for my belongings alone. Needless to say I had to leave all of my belongings in the locker room as well as sit with luggage on my lap driving to airport…and mom wasn’t super thrilled either. (But hey the more the merrier right…?)

3.Intervally check your drawers while packing: If you are anything like me I have nearly no attention span so I often jump from packing item to packing item, thus thinking I have finished tasks when I really haven’t. So last year when my mother arrived I did a final run through of my empty room to find a drawer full of sweaters…clearly last year was my first moving out experience as well as the biggest learning experience of such activities.

4.Free boxes: I learned this tip from a friend actually, if you go to certain stores such as a Dollar General (at least that is where my friends have found success) and you ask for boxes, they will often give the extras they have from items they’ve just had shipped in.

Do you have a hilarious…perhaps only funny is retrospect moving stories?!  I’d love to hear anything to feel less crazy. Congrats to anyone who just finished a semester and successfully moved out!

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So Obsessed Saturday: Pitch Perfect

I recently watched this movie probably for the 100th time and I thought what could be more perfect for being so obsessed this week-especially considering the second one comes out May 15th! You can’t even imagine how excited I am! In case you haven’t seen the trailer for the next movie here it is:

Now as I was watching this movie I found myself quoting absolutely every line, which is no surprise because this movies amazing. It is definitely in my top 5 favorite movies of all time and I hope that the second one lives up to the first! (But I really have no doubt with this all star cast) So I figured why not share some of the top reasons why I am so obsessed with this movie!

1. (THE ABSOLUTE NUMBER ONE REASON) JESSE

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Not only is absolutely adorable to look at, but his characters is one of those that even though you know he’s just a character you want him to be real in real life. He is always so sweet to Becca and finally at the end they end up together- and thats all that matters because Jesse’s happiness is obviously priority. Also how could you not absolutely love his amazing singing and dancing, OH his parts of performance just always makes my heart melt.

2. Acapella Auditions: Honestly if you just need some serious laugh out loud moments, the audition scene is great. Their different voices mashup of Since U Been Gone is not only greatly entertaining but also will effectively get that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

3.Bumper: Honestly the guy that you just love to hate

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4. Aca…Everything

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5.Rebel Wilson: she really just brings this movie home because she is absolutely Cardiohilarious and has no problem letting her own personality shine through. Although he character is funny, watching the movie you really feel like you actually know the actress herself.

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6.Every Song Scene: Essentially you just have the movie and take my word for it! Are you as excited as I am for the next one to come out?! I’d love to here some of yalls favorite movies!

Stress Relief Puppies!

Today I received the greatest surprise ever! Stress relief puppies. Now I am not sure if many of you have heard of this, but many colleges are starting to bring in puppies right around finals week to help relieve Students of teh stress that comes along with finals. As any college student knows there is a lot of pressure put on this time of year, and it’s actually scientifically proven that animals, especially dogs, help relieve stress. So here is also a friendly reminder: whatever it is that is stressing you out remember that your life is much bigger than a grade on a test and I promise you, with all my heart that you will be ok no matter the grade you get. So hey if you are feeling stressed maybe all you need is a puppy break!

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what are some of the ways that you have found that help you de-stress?

#MurphyMonday

Current countdown of 13 days, 6 hours and 20 minutes until I get to see this adorable pup again. It’s also a beautiful sunny day in Olean, New York, so here’s a lovely Murphy Monday of us enjoying the sun at our home in Virginia.

There's actually quite a funny story behind this photo, but we will save that story for later this week :) 

There’s actually quite a funny story behind this photo, but we will save that story for later this week 🙂

So Obsessed Saturday: Slam Poetry

Now I know this is one of my less conventional So Obsessed Saturdays, but that’s what I love about them is because I can always change it up a little. This one is also a little more personal, it’s more like a secret of mine I guess you could say. I don’t think a lot of people know this about me but I love slam poetry. I love listening and watching people put all they have, and bear their souls to complete strangers and you can see the passion simply in their presentation. So this Saturday I am doing a little less talking and instead a little sharing. I am sharing with you my favorite slam poetry piece that I have found thus far. So take a look and let me know what you think, or even better yet explore a little more and find something that speaks to you. It can be quite surprising how similar we all really are when others can put into words what we can’t. Enjoy!

This is my favorite piece for a lot of reason. For one, the passion behind these two men as they speak really gives me chills, they really make you feel and believe in what they are saying. Perhaps my favorite thing about it, though, is the message. True success isn’t won by getting out of the game when you have won it all, it is when you have fallen and are broken and known that you used every piece of talent that you have been blessed with. Never let the fear of failing keep you from pushing.