Weekend Recap + Some Rambles

September 4, 2017 in About Me / College

The first weekend back at school is always a fun one. A change of pace and being with friends is gooooood.


I have class until 2:15 today. I had to get stuff figured out with financial aid after class which my parents helped me with (thank you!!)

Afterwards I just relaxed, ate a snack, napped, then got dinner with my two friends.

I went out with my friends that night. Wore a new crystal and the best/comfiest pants everrrr + danced with the best humans. vsco59ab58fdb1b23.jpg

I am actually a horrible dancer lol. Anyone wanna teach me??


Me, Krista, Jillian, Nicolette. 


I explored a nature trail, ate Panera Bread, drank a latte from Starbucks… got dinner with friends at the dining hall. Watched a scary movie with friends that night and ate popcorn. I think that’s about it? Pretty low key day.

Also got emotional which I’ve been waiting for. At Reiki two weeks ago she said to stop holding back tears which I’m reallllyyy trying to work on. It’s super hard for me to cry- like it feels as if my tears are completely blocked. So I just kinda sat with my emotions. Listened to some music, journaled, repeated some of my favorite mantras.

For anyone that also struggles with this, try to not swallow your emotions. Let it out, write about it, speak what’s on your mind. At Reiki the woman told me I need to work on this. Speaking what’s on my mind, not being so hard on myself for the times I feel sad or want to cry… and just letting it all unfold.

“It is an act of bravery to feel your feelings.”


I started my morning with a yoga class at 8:30 which was amazing. Love being able to connect with a great teacher and start my morning with yoga… truly is medicine for my soul.


After showering, I did some homework, made myself lunch, and got homework done at Starbucks with my friend Julie. Doing work at coffee shop is the perfect place for me to get my stuff done. Love the atmosphere there.

I got dinner with my friends then ice cream at this amazing place. Pretty sure it’s rated top 10 on National Geographic?! Anyways- it was really good. You guys know I love ice cream.

My friends and I watched The Conjouring which was really freaky lol. But I’ve been into watching scary movies lately… not too sure why. But I’ll go with it.

I have tomorrow off from classes, but I usually have Monday’s off anyways. My friend from Yoga Teacher Training is coming to visit for the day, and I have to get some homework done.

Really trying to take some time lately to just breathe. I know things are going to pick up schoolwork wise, and I am honestly still just kind of mind blown that this summer is over with. Time is moving by quickly. Yoga teacher training was over a month ago, I am already a junior in college, I am *hopefully* studying abroad for 4 months next semester. Like what?? So with this said, I’m trying my hardest to be more mindful and bring more peace into my heart. Staying grounded into the earth, having gratitude for the smaller things, meditating when I can, healing with crystals, writing, expanding my knowledge in school… being present through it all. One thing that’s incredibly tough but just so so so worth it in the long run.

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~Buddha

 “The way to live in the present is to remember that ‘This too shall pass.’ When you experience joy, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ helps you savor the here and now. When you experience pain and sorrow, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary.” ~Joey Green

Happy Monday friends!

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What do you to cultivate mindfulness and peace? 

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  • Reply Stephanie September 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Another wonderful post makes me feel so wonderful after reading!
    Love what Joey had to say. Some days we feel so happy I really try to live in the moment because like the quote says it will pass! Really makes you think about things! LOVE IT

    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      that is such a great quote!!

  • Reply Emily September 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Weekend Highlights; I would say:

    Church was such a privilege. I’m so thankful that the truth of what Jesus Christ did on the cross for my sins and the sins of so many always washes over me again on a Sunday. And it’s such a privilege to go and just worship Him together with other brothers and sisters in Jesus. I also loved Saturday night. We had candles going and it was so quiet in the house. 🙂

    My favorite way to cultivate mindfulness and peace would probably be to pray, listen to Scripture, listen to music, or just go for a walk! 🙂

    Love you Lyss. <3
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      So glad you had a good saturday night love <3

  • Reply Ellie September 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Studying abroad?! That sounds awesome!! Where at? It would be cool if you could go to India and get more immersed in the yoga culture. The best thing that happened on my weekend was making salted caramel brownies. It’s been on my to-make list for over a year!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      thanks girl!! I am super super excited for it… salted caramel brownies sound absolutely amazing too

  • Reply kat September 4, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    HA! Would you like some of my tears? I cry at the drop of a hat, not even kidding. I tear up just watching my little sister play volleyball! Granted, I know thats becasue I spent YEARS missing her life and I’m just so dang blessed and proud to be a part of it now, but I literally cry at everything lol
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      lol I will take some!! so lovely you got to see your sis play.. that makes my heart happy : )

  • Reply Caroline September 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I love seeing you thrive!!! I had a pretty packed last few weeks leading a group of students through orientation and then sorority recruitment; though I do have to say spending a weekend surrounded by women I am inspired by and talking about our philanthropic goal of Building Strong Girls was AWESOME. One of my highlights was definitely my Monday evening when I had a really good convo via text with my friend about trusting in God and letting us see through his eyes rather than our own. Blessings, Lyss!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      aw girl I missed connecting with you on here… happy to see you thrive as well!! so awesome you have that goal of building strong girls- love that!

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