Friday, July 31, 2015

Pinterest Find Friday: #3

It's time for another Pinterest Find Friday! I have been so busy this week, that I have been moderately slacking on my pinning... which may be a good thing. Here are some great finds from this week!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Heading back to the homeland: London

I am so so so happy to tell you that I will be returning to the city of my dreams in a little over a month! Although it will be a very short trip, due to graduate classes and work, my friend Vanessa and I will be making the most of our few days back in our adopted hometown!

Ever since studying abroad in London, the city has had my heart... Here is the story about how we decided to book a trip back, over a year ago, on a complete whim:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sundays are for brunching (but not for splurging)

After trying my hardest to sleep in (though my weekday real world schedule has pruned my sleeping habits to make 8:15 a.m. mean "sleeping in"), I decided to get up and make a glorious Sunday brunch.

I use the term "brunch," even though it was still breakfast-time, because this huge morning meal lasted me all the way to dinner... I didn't even have to eat lunch!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pinterest Find Friday: #2

I am trying with all my might to get into the habit of posting interesting Pinterest finds every week since I love the social media platform and what I find there. Sometimes, re-pinning a post is just not enough and you just have to find a place to rave about what you have found...:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Baked Frittata with Pesto

As you may very well know, last week was pesto week in Angela's kitchen. I made my own pesto and continued to use it up throughout the week. Below are some photos of a pesto frittata that I found in this post

Monday, July 20, 2015

6 Tips on facing your fears (from recent, firsthand experience)

I can honestly say that in my first month and a half of living in the "real world," I have faced two of my biggest fears head-on... and not by choice, mind you. No, I am not scared of living six hours away from home or starting a new job... The two fears that I have unwillingly faced recently have been:
  • Driving in an unknown place, by myself
  • Answering the phone without knowing who is on the other end 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pinterest Find Friday: The First of its Kind

I will be the first to admit that I spend a lot of my free time on Pinterest... but that's only because I think that it is actually helpful! It is also therapeutic, since I love organizing things I like into little categories and labeling them. It is also a great way to keep recipes and ideas together, so that I can use them later.
Anyways, I wanted to start compiling some of my best finds in weekly blog posts so that I can share them with you and how they have helped me! I am going to post this series on Fridays, thus: 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Daytrip to Annapolis, Maryland (a poor college-grad's vacation)

This is my very first post-graduate summer vacation. Summers no longer mean automatic vacation... which means that poor peasant mba students work through the season as if it were any other. It is hard to stay positive when you are inside for most of the daylight hours, and you do not have an exciting summer beach vacation planned to look forward to. It feels as if this summer is just slipping away as I spend my days in the office, and I have not even gotten the slightest bit bronze. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A very domestic Sunday

I woke up this morning and I wanted to be both lazy and productive at the same time... so after sleeping in for a long while, I decided to tackle my day and get some ordinary, real-person things done like do my laundry, clean my apartment, go grocery shopping, cook a nice meal, pack some of my lunch for tomorrow and figure out my schedule for the week. It was a very domestic Sunday, one of the first of its kind, and it really made me feel like an adult. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Post grad life: month 1

Going from graduation, to traveling through Europe for two weeks, spending five days at home and then moving and setting up my first apartment was quite a transition. I am so happy to say that I have survived my first month in the "real world." It took me a while to actually set up my apartment the way that I think it should be, and also figure out my routine, but now I think I have it down for the most part.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Good Old Days Begin Today

Dear current undergraduates/young people: 

I recently found out that a good friend of mine who just graduated with me was in a car accident. Apparently he was driving back from a day of work at his dream job as a director at a summer camp that teaches kids about outdoor adventures, when he swerved to hit a deer and ended up in a ditch. Although he had hit his head, he walked away from the car without a scratch on his body, but later blacked out and woke up without any memory of the last three years. The last memories that he has are from February 2012, of our freshman year.