Back to the Swing of Things

November 27, 2017 in About Me / College

Hello friends! Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had a nice time at home and feel refreshed heading back to school for the final push of the semester. Taking the time at home to just unwind and relax really goes a long way for me. I am so thankful for the times I can get home because I find it such a comforting place. But I am ready for the last few weeks of this semester (can’t believe it’s almost done)!

Going back to school is going back to the swing of things. I think it’s so normal to get anxiety upon going back to school or work after a break. Or to have that pit in your stomach upon returning back to your normal schedule. The best way I deal with that is to truly just sit with it because I know that feeling will not last forever and is only temporary.

What’s to come in the next few weeks for me? 

-My 21st birthday is this Wednesday!! I am excited for that and to be able to spend time with friends and family.

-School work… I have one final exam, papers, a project, and a take home final separating me from being done with the semester.

-My roommate’s birthday is December 12th (Sagittarius babies)!! I am excited for her to turn 21 as well. 🙂

-I have not announced it on the blog… but I am studying abroad in New Zealand next semester!! So that has been one thing that is making me very excited. I leave February 7th and am looking forward to that big adventure. I have some finalizing to do before going, but more things are getting checked off the to-do list and it’s all starting to feel more real, especially as this semester is coming to a close.

-Writing, yoga-ing, coffee-ing, self care-ing, journaling, adventure-ing… all things I know will be thrown in the mix of these next few weeks, because they are all things I hold close to my heart. Hopefully I can get some Christmas shopping tossed in there too so I don’t save it all for the last minute lol.

Yes, going back to the routine of it all is great but also daunting for me, but I am blessed to have good things ahead and blessed to find the good in the PRESENT moment: something that used to be so challenging for me. I am grateful for the here and the now and am learning to find gratitude for all the little bits and pieces instead of always looking ahead. I am learning to appreciate the stillness.

“Learn to be silent when everything else is an uproar. Be the stillness within the constant motion.”

Happy Monday loves! What was the highlight of your Thanksgiving? Sending you all love and light! Xoxo <3

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  • Reply Emily November 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    AAAHHHHHH Lyss, I’m tempted to be jealous about you studying in New Zealand, but I’m too happy for you to be jealous. That’s so exciting. Take soooo many pictures, and make so many memories. God made some absolutely stunning country down there. That’s one of my bucket list countries.

    Also… HAPPY Birthday!!! <3 you friend. Thankful that God brought you to my life. <3
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  • Reply Paul December 2, 2017 at 5:22 am

    New Zealand sounds awesome! But i’ve never been there before. Will your roommate go with you? I bet you would have a lot of fun sharing that experience. Student life is my favorite. Congratulations on finishing your semester!

  • Reply Cora December 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday darling!! I wish I had known and said something on your actual day! 21. Oh boy. How fun. And you AND your friend turning 21 in the same week. I can’t wait to hear how you ladies treated yourselves <3

    And New Zealand. Well isn't that incredible. I can't wait for you to experience this. Do you have any yoga connections figured out for when you are there?
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