Valentine’s Day Homemade Dinner Date

One of my favorite things to do is cook dinner with my boyfriend. It is less expensive than going out to eat, and we can sit in sweatpants and watch The Office while eating dinner from the comfort of my own apartment. This Valentine’s Day, we decided to cook dinner together so that we could skip the busy restaurants (and because I had to study for an exam that was scheduled for the next day).

Since Valentine’s Day was also Ash Wednesday, we needed to make sure that the meal was vegetarian (my boyfriend is vegetarian so it was a win-win!). We decided to a make spinach artichoke mac and cheese. I had the idea to make it when I saw a Tasty video about it the week before.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the End of the Semester

It really hasn’t yet hit me that I’m done with my last final of the semester and that I’m heading back home tomorrow for Christmas. It seems like I don’t even remember this semester since it flew by.

This fall, I made it a priority to be more appreciative. I got so much more out of everything that I did with the mindset of “I don’t have to do this; I get to do this.”

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I Thought I Was A City Girl…

I was one of those teenagers who, upon high school graduation, wanted to “get out of this small town.” I wanted to live in a big city where I could walk to work and always have something fun to do or new to try.

I enjoyed just walking around the main strip of each city to which my family would go on a day trip. When I went to London, I loved walking all over and finding hidden gems in the city.

Why can’t I feel that way in my hometown?

Maybe it’s because I wasn’t giving thanks for it.

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Life Isn’t Like a Nicholas Sparks Movie

Literally 10 minutes ago, one of my good friends sent me a link to an article that I think everyone needs to read. As a college student, seeing all of the different relationships and the strength of each is very disconcerting. The blog “My Marriage Wasn’t Meant To Be” by Matt Walsh describes why many relationships fail nowadays–our relationships are a choice, not a destiny. I encourage you to check out the blog. It’s worth the read.

Click here to read “My Marriage Wasn’t Meant To Be.”

Social Media Detox

Okay, I know that as of late I haven’t been updating my blog as frequently as I should. As final exams and the end of the semester are approaching, I once again found my free time being eaten away by 30 page papers and group presentations. Realizing that I needed to be more productive, I tried a social media experiment.

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