Ugh Clutter

Clutter is something on my mind right now.

I want so badly to be a clean and organized person but I just can’t figure out how to work myself into that box, you know?

Growing up, my mother would never let me throw anything out – everything would have some sort of use someday. And while I can appreciate not being wasteful, sometimes donating stuff that you obviously don’t need anymore is a good thing!!

Becoming aware of the clutter is the worst part for me. I woke up a couple days ago and was just appalled by the state of my room and my fridge and my cupboard. My roommates are clean freaks and it makes me feel like garbage seeing their pristine everything while I’m drowning in my crap.

I don’t really know how to fix it though, that’s my problem. I’ve tried watching a bunch of videos about decluttering but I can’t shake the mindset that my mother burned into me that I’m going to seriously regret giving something away. I really want to be organized; organization is the dream. Or at least being proud of my room when guests come over. I think I want to try out some of the tips that a couple youtubers talked about so I’ll give you updates on that I think? We’ll have a little, attempted, cleanup mini series!

Maybe? No promises. We’ll see

Natasha

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Journal: Back From Uni | Blogmas days 17-21

Hey everyone,

So I came back from university for the holidays. It’s been pretty bittersweet if I’m being honest. It’s great to see my friends and family here! But it’s also not great to be under the same roof as my mother again. Some relationships are better left with miles between them – and that’s totally okay. But my mother and I definitely have one of those relationships that need distance.

I’m 18 and I’ve been grounded without internet for the last 4 days…

Yeah.

I know that soon I’ll be back in Nova Scotia and my mother and I will be able to coexist peacefully from across the country. I think that right now I really need to grow as a person and that she isn’t always as understanding of that as she could be. We just need the space so that we can both be ourselves without overstepping on the other person.

I guess I really needed to get that off my chest..

Anyways, I’m going to continue to blog every day now although I’m sorry that there was a momentary laps in content 😦

 

Hope you all are well

Happy Blogmas babes,

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Check in | Blogmas Day 11

Hey everyone!

I didn’t really know what to write about today so I thought maybe just an update since it’s pretty late.

I am headed back to Ontario tomorrow for the holidays which is exciting (or at least for the most of the holidays which is much more exciting 🙂 ) In tomorrow’s post I’m definitely going to do some kind of travel trips so that’s fun!

I also have an updated version of my December to do list:

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1 down, 12 to go! I hope I can get all of this done throughout the month!

Sorry for such a short post, I promise I have exciting ideas for tomorrow

 

Happy Blogmas babes,

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My Travel Dreams| Blogmas Day 10

Hey everyone!

My friend and I were talking about life plans last night; where we want to be, what we want to do, you know? So I started thinking about what exactly it is that I want to do later on in life… kind of a big topic.

After a lot of thought (and very little sleep) I realized that a really big part of what I want to do with my life is travel! I don’t care where I go or what I’m doing, I just want to see the world.

I’ve been pretty lucky in my life in terms of travel. I made a little map of all the countries that I’ve been to 🙂

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  • The Netherlands
  • Canada
  • US
  • United Kindom
  • Greece
  • St. Thomas
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Bahamas
  • Austria

 

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I think 10 countries in 18 years isn’t too bad, but I can’t wait until I get to some more! Now I know I’ve already been to the U.K. but over Christmas I’m going to visit my family in London and I am so so so excited! 🙂

Travelling means… well the world to me. I love discovering new places, new people, and new traditions. I feel like a new person every time I get back from somewhere new and I want to keep rediscovering myself. I know that sometime during university I want to spend a summer backpacking through Europe – I think that would help get some of the travel bug in me satisfied (for awhile at least).

If you guys have any suggestions of where I should go and what I should see let me know!

Happy Blogmas babes,

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High school Friends | Blogmas Day 7

Hey everyone!

When you go away to university, everyone tells you that everything is going to be different. And they’re totally right.

If university is the right place for you then you’re going to know, I promise. You’re going to fall in love with your classes (and you’re probably going to hate some as well). You’re going to make new friends and you’re probably not going to talk to a ton of your old ones.

There we go I said it

NOBODY TALKS TO ALL OF THEIR OLD HIGHSCHOOL FRIENDS

I talk to two of my friends from high school. And it’s totally okay. When you get to your university you’re going to realize that some of the people you hung out with all the time were your friends out of convenience – you saw them every day right? And you took all the same classes?

Don’t worry, it’s not like they we’re real friendships, and good for you at the time, but uni is a place where you call the shots. I’ve met people who have the same interests and totally opposite interests and I’ve been able to choose exactly who I want to spend my time with! If there’s a person that I don’t really click with then GUESS WHAT?! I don’t  have to hang out with them or see them every day.

What a concept.

So just remember not to set high expectations regarding the friendships you currently have in high school; it’s going to be okay, you’ll find new and healthier friendships when you go off to school.

 

 

Happy Blogmas babes,

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My Day + Free Makeup | Blogmas Day 3

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Blogmas day 3! Today it’s late so I’m just going to give you guys a quick update on what went on today.

I had my quantitative methods (aka math) exam this morning at 9am. Yeah I know, it’s terrible, who has an exam at 9am?! I was honestly so stressed for this exam but it wasn’t that bad, I had an answer for every single question which is really really good. It was a three hour exam and I was finished after 2 hours and 20 minutes, which I’m super proud about. I tend to zone out a lot during exams but I made sure I was concentrating but also taking breaks when I need them 🙂

Then I fell asleep for 7 hours. I think I’m getting a cold, so I guess I needed the sleep.

To top that very exciting (NOT) day off I got some free makeup!! My friend’s cousin works at Shoppers Drug and gets a ton of free samples and gives whatever she doesn’t want to my friend – then my friend gives what she doesn’t want to us!!

Pür Cosmetics: Day Look Eye Shadow Palette

Obviously, this is a semi used palette so I don’t have the colour hope but that’s totally okay! I love all of the colours that I have in this and I’m super excited to try using them out. All of pür cosmetics items are cruelty-free and this palette is also vegan! Yay!

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Covergirl: Simply Ageless 3-1 Liquid Foundation

This foundation is going to be a little bit dark on my skin but I also mix my foundations because I haven’t been able to find one that fits my skin tone exactly. Unfortunately Covergirl is NOT cruelty free – however, since I did not purchase this product, I’d rather it be used than have it be more waste.

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Also, I’m so sorry for the garbage quality of these pictures – I’ll have my camera so soon (check out my countdown widget hehe) and I’ll be able to upload super quality pictures with my content!

I’ll give you guys an update when I start using these products (I also might be going to Shoppers for some makeup tomorrow because I have a gift card so it might be a haul post ahh)

 

Anyways, Happy Blogmas babes!

Natasha