Tea Talk .002

January 02, 2015

Hey guys, I'm so excited to back this week with another round of Tea Talk! If you're not sure what Tea Talk is then you can definitely refer to this post. This week I'm excited to chat with you  about some awesome ideas I've had for the blog, my recent hair cut, Netflix fave, and so much more. This week I'm curled up with some green tea. So, curl up with your hot beverage of choice and let's chat.

Happy Link-up Idea

I've been toying with the idea of starting a link-up here on the blog for a good while now and I finally have the time this winter break to make it come to fruition. It could be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. I haven't decided which would be the best fit for it yet. However, it centers around something I used to do every week during high school and the early parts of college. When I was going through a really rough time (which felt like all the time back then), I would force myself to write out a list entitled "Things That Make Me Ridiculously Happy" and on the back I'd write an opposing list entitled "Things That Piss Me off." I'd date each list and for the entire week I'd add to both sides of the piece of paper, recording the small and large things that made me happy or cranky.

It was always so nice to look  back at the end of the week at all of the wonderful things that made me happy. Somehow the good always outweighed the bad at the end too. It was the perfect place to record and vent. I'd love to bring this same concept of recording of our happiness regularly to a link-up.

You'd share your own ridiculously happy list on your blog in a post and link it up here. Then we could visit each other's lists and add even more encouragement! Would any of y'all be excited to join this little link up? Also, would this be best done weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly? Let me know your thoughts!

A Little Life Update

Where to start? I finished up classes and though I'm relieved, I'm also terrified knowing that I'm about to go into my last and final semester as an undergrad! This winter break already feels crazy short and in just a few short days I'll be heading back to Fayetteville to embark on my last semester and a new internship position. My days will be busier than ever and with all these new things comes a new set of fears. Transitioning from undergrad to real life adult is a daunting thought I can barely begin to wrap my head around.

This winter break I'm hoping to really soak in as much family time (especially with Jack) as possible. I'm hoping to work on a few project ideas and update a few things here on the blog and personal portfolio website. It's time to really start thinking of solid goals for 2015 too!

P.S. - I got my hair done and it's well...not great. Hopefully, I can get it fixed soon. Remind me to never go to anyone except my normal girl every again.

Girl, Check This Out
  • This clock is the coolest (turns time into its hexadecimal color equivalent)
  • Recently bought this concealer and it's magic!
  • Just watched the entirety of Freaks and Geeks last week and loved it (perfect for anyone wanting to watch a young James Franco, Seth Rogan, and Jason Segel act together).
  • On repeat: Ed Sheeran's U.N.I and Taylor Swift's Blank Space

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  1. I love your Happy Link-Up idea! I'd definitely participate :)


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