Friday, September 9, 2016

Life Update: Sophomore Year, New Apartment, and More!

Hi guys!
Instead of the usual beauty or fashion related post, I thought that today I would do a life update for you. I am currently back in Nevada for my sophomore year of college and I feel like a lot has happened since I've done a post like this. 

If you've been watching my youtube videos (click here), you probably know that I moved into my new apartment a few weeks ago. I finally feel like I am completely at home in my apartment because I've settled on a routine for everything like cooking, cleaning, studying, and all that. Last year I was in a dorm, and while that was super convenient, I much prefer living in an apartment because of the space that I have!

This semester is brutal. I am taking 18 credits and my classes include physics, organic chemistry, sociology, statistics, a bio lab, and Nevada history. It is a very full workload, and I am still trying to figure out how to best manage my time. Despite the difficulty of the classes I'm taking, I still can't help but be excited because I am finally taking classes that challenge me and are applicable to my major. I'm also doing an independent study course where I teach a small group of students and do biology problem sets with them, which has pushed me well out of my comfort zone in the best possible way. 

If you're a longtime reader, you probably know that last year I struggled with keeping in touch with my friends from home. That is still very much the case (and the time differences don't help), but I am making a conscious effort to text all of my close friends at least once a week and facetime as much as possible. Here in Nevada, my social life has definitely changed, especially because I am not in the dorms and constantly surrounded by people. I've been a lot more cognizant of making friends with the people in my classes this year and I really think that I'm much more social now, then ever before. 

I hate using the word "transition" to describe this time in my life because I like to think the main "transition" was last year when I transitioned from high school to college, but I guess that's what this is. I feel myself becoming more independent and more adult-like (though I wouldn't use the word "adult" to describe myself at all). I've been texting one of my friends from back home and he constantly tells me "this is the best and most happy I've ever seen you." I'm the happiest I've been in a while (I'm not sure why) and I have a great feeling about this semester and school year. 

Okay, finishing it off with the stuff that'll impact you guys! I've completely stopped posting on what used to be my personal blog because it was just so neglected that it wasn't worth reviving (lol). I will continue to post here regularly, and I have some super exciting things coming up (like a collab with Tobi!) I also have my travel blog, but I won't be traveling until I go back to Hawaii during the winter, so I'm not sure how much love it'll get until then. Lastly, I'm going to try my best to post weekly on my youtube channel :)

Sorry for the long update, but I wanted to share! Let me know in the comments what type of blog posts/youtube videos you would like to see in the future and also let me know how your life is going (I really want to know!) 


  1. Jasmine @makingrestorationsSep 23, 2016, 11:56:00 AM

    what are you going to school for?

  2. I'm majoring in biochemistry with a minor in analytical chemistry