Thursday, October 22, 2015

Step Into My Week (Past 3 Weeks)

Y'all, junior year is kicking my bottom. I should probably start by saying it has been the most fun year thus far but the work load has been pretty substantial as well. Studying and school work always come first but it has been pretty hard to adjust from this summer being able to spend so much time blogging and creating content (including videos) for y'all to having to search for any spare second to be able to connect with y'all. Last weekend was even fall break and I thought that would mean I would be able to catch up and plan a bunch of stuff out but in reality I was so exhausted from midterms and school work that I slept the majority of my break.

I see other bloggers consistently getting quality content up on their sites daily and immediately feel like I am behind until I sit down and realize that these girls blog for a living. While that would be a dream and maybe someday could become a reality I have to remind myself that currently my "job" is to do well in school which (not to toot my own horn) is exactly what I've been doing this semester. I am taking some of my hardest classes I've had since being at Furman and if you would have asked me at the beginning of the year I would have told you that my goal would have been to pass them and now it's midterm and I have all As which is no small feat, especially at a school like Furman. This weekend I am being inducted into the honor society for my major and I have a few other opportunities for further involvement in the near future as well. I have to remind myself that just because I don't feel like I'm succeeding in this online realm of my life I am doing just fine in other areas. Junior year has me realizing that it is all about balance.

I will definitely be working at getting posts up more consistently but am having to remind myself that on days when a post doesn't go live it isn't because I haven't been productive and is instead because as a student I am forced to prioritize. I am sure many of y'all understand this feeling. I also don't want to sacrifice the quality of my content just to be able to check getting a post done off of my to do list. While it would be great (and a lot easier on my part) to have outfit posts or pinterest photo inspirations go up daily that isn't really all that this blog is about. I try my very best to mix more superficial posts that are focused on cute clothes or items I love with more content heavy posts that include useful tips for y'all and would hate to neglect doing that. Again, it's all about balance. To make all of this a bit easier for me though leaving any sort of post requests or ideas allows me to have a better understanding of what y'all are interested in seeing.

So, since I've failed to do a Step Into My Week post in the past 3 weeks here is an update. It's embarrassing that I had to look back to see where the last one ended in order to figure out where to start with this update. Also this is only going up to last Friday so that I can get back on track tomorrow with weekly Step Into My Weeks.

From my last update, my parent's were coming in town for Parent's Weekend which was an absolute blast. Sadly, it was kind of a wash out but it was fun to catch up with them and eat some good meals. I felt like all of our plans revolved around when and where we would be eating next but I can't say that I am complaining about that!



We had an early Thanksgiving dinner for my roommate who is India for the remainder of the semester and it was absolutely delicious. Each person brought an item or two and we all chatted and enjoyed our time together while eating serving after serving of all of the delicious dishes. 


This is what blogging looks like to my roommates (and probably my parents too). Too funny not to share. 


Fall break happened recently and I decided to go home for the break. Although it was a long drive it was so worth it considering it allowed me with some quality time with my parents and the opportunity to catch up on some sleep which was much needed. I can't help but love that every time I come home my parents put fresh flowers in my room. 



Being away at school has caused me to realize just how much I love being home and where I live. While there I got coffee from my favorite coffee shop and enjoyed it by the bay.




To see a more updated version of my day to day happenings be sure to follow my instagram, @prepinyourstep, and also let me know any posts you are interested in seeing from me! 

8 comments :

  1. I can't wait to go home and spend time with my family and friends there :) And I agree, this semester has been insanely busy!
    ~Emma
    Seacoast to the South

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  2. Loved the feeling your pictures gave off from when you went home, it looks so peaceful and beautiful! This semester has gone by so fast and I agree the work load is crazy, but stay strong, you can do it! :)

    Stephanie Alexandra
    CityLovingSoutherner.blogspot.com

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  3. I totally relate to this post right now as I'm a junior in high school and I have to remind myself that at the end of the day, not having a post up isn't the end of the world and I can't compare myself to the full-time bloggers since my full-time "job" isn't blogging but school!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm so glad that you got a chance to relax and recharge over your fall break! As a senior in college I can totally relate to how you're feeling & I think all of the readers of your blog can understand and be patient as well ;) Congratulations on your all A's & I can't wait to hear more from you as the semester starts to wind down soon!


    (& I can't wait for more YouTube videos!)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  5. I remember junior year as being one of the tough ones. You will get through! I'm glad that you were able to get some time away. I still love visiting my parent's house to recharge and spend time with them.

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