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  • My Last Week Of Highschool

    I don’t think its really hit me yet. Maybe because I know I’m not moving on to university next year or maybe because its just too soon for it to click. But anyway to sum up what i’m talking about, I have finished high school. BOOM KABLAMO *Cue the Fireworks*

    Its just too weird for me to think about… so… lets insert a little bit of wisdom from the weird 18 year old sitting at her computer on a Friday night instead of being out with friends.

    You youngsters who are still in high school (don’t judge me for using the word youngsters just go with it) as weird as it sounds, by your last week, you are probably not going to want to leave that place you have hated for the past 4 years.

    I don’t know what it is but if I had to describe it… its like you’re suddenly hit with a boulder full of nostalgia, and trust me that boulder HURTS.

    So a few days ago I was reading through a few blog posts I get sent to my email and noticed one by Rachel from Silver Mess (Freaking great writer my god, addicted to your posts girl) basically explaining her last week of high school in 100 words. I found it really interesting and thought I would try to explain mine…. not in 100 words though, I’m a rambler.

    My week was kinda messed up because it starts on wednesday and ends on tuesday (bare with me).

    Wednesday to Friday- Finished up my last full day of classes with a bang. Oh also a drivers lesson which was kinda inconvenient because I had to miss my fourth period spares with the cool kids lol. Thursday consisted of my first period photography exam, honestly the easiest thing to be done ever, took me 15 min max. After that I locked myself in my room for the next 12 hours and studied so hard my brain practically exploded. As for Friday I finished the dreaded accounting exam then proceeded to wait around for my sister for almost 2 hours and died of boredom. The end.

    Saturday and Sunday – Pretty uneventful, oh other than the Saturday night study session with my Business girls where we jammed out to high school musical and laid on unicorn/ penis shaped lollipop pool floaties in the living room. (don’t ask lol)

    Monday- My last exam of high school and I had a 90 percent going into it… so we’ll see how much it goes down when I get my report card sometime this month… Anyway after this one I went home and relaxed for the first time in months. I have been packed with either school or modelling for the past couple months, that break was VERY needed.

    Tuesday – My day was spent with my previously quoted “4th period spare cool kids” at my best friends house just messing around. I ended up getting pushed in the pool fully clothed and died every time in the weird messed up Mario game. There was an intense game of apples for apples where I ended up giving up and using my friend as a lounge chair lol #sorrynotsorry.

    So that pretty much sums up my week. Least the important parts.

    Alright now a challenge for you, If you have finished high school, or maybe are still in it, what was/is your favourite memory so far? Let me know!

    xoxo

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  • 7 Things I’ve Learned About Romance At A Young Age.

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    So I don’t know about any of you, but I have been a complete sap all my life. Most of my 18 years have consisted of me watching sappy movies, reading romance novels and convincing myself that my life IS in fact a movie and that now that my neighbours have left, this is the part where the cool guy next door moves in and its all sunshine and rainbows instead of the old people… who actually move there instead. *AND BREATH* (sorry long sentence).

    Right now in my life I think I have a pretty good grasp on this topic but I have definitely had some weird ideas about love and romance over the years, and today is the day you get to hear ALLLL about it. (casually feeling like a news stand guy #READALLABOUTIT)

    1.You can get wrapped up in thinking about it a young age. In fact, my first crush was grade 1. We used to have pizza on certain days of the week and at recess we would take the paper plates outside with pencils and write messages to each other. I had my friend run back and forth between the two of us. I guess back then it was like texting for 7 year old Lauryn. Very interesting story of where the kid is now actually…. yeah probably shouldn’t get into that hahahah maybe a story for another time.

    2.You don’t really have a TYPE. I don’t know who came up with that because every guy I have had a thing for is light years different than the one before. You like who you like honestly. Don’t focus on looking for that one specific person with a pink mohawk, tattoos all over their body, and a pick up truck because I’m telling you now you’re gonna have a hard time finding them.

    3.Your first kiss is nothing like they show in books and movies. If you have a good first kiss, dude good on you, but mine was nowhere close to good. In fact after that one it had me questioning for a second whether I actually kissed lips or a rubber duck… it was that bad.

    4.Any relationships before mehhh … 9th grade?… aren’t really relationships. I’m sorry if you met someone in like 9th grade or before that and are still with them, but in my experience.. none of them end well. Usually results in 2 weeks of hand holding, a kiss on the cheek while all your friends watch, then you go off and whisper about how cure that was. Oh wait and then BANG, one of you starts to have a crush on a new girl or guy  and…. yeah.. going to far now aren’t I. Anyway, I think your childhood should really be your childhood. Focus on your friends.

    5.It’s the small things that count. Honestly I have never been one of those people that like extravagant things. My favourites are the good morning and goodnight texts, or even just hanging out and talking with the other person about life. I don’t expect fancy dinner dates or spending large amounts of money on gifts. Thats just not me. If you expect those things 24/7 you should revaluate.

    6.Dating is complicated. Wayyyy more than it needs to be. I don’t understand the people that are afraid to double text, or think that you should hold back anything from who you just started dating or have been for a while. The only real way you’re gonna see if you have feelings for each other is to be exactly who you are! Trust me there will be someone who appreciates getting rid of all that bullshit from a relationship and that most likely will be the person you end up with.

    7.Love comes so unexpectedly. GOD is this cheesy but also so damn true. It could be with someone you have known for a long time (*Friends spoiler* Monica and Chandler), someone who is completely the opposite to you, or maybe you just randomly find this person and are like oh shit, yep, i’m in Love hahaha. Don’t push love, in fact don’t push anything. Things will come into place when they are meant to be. As long as you are yourself, being social, and having a good time you’ll find someone who is going to just adore you.

     

    Let me know if you liked this post, It’s a little different from what I normally do but hey, maybe it was all wrong (Keep in mind I’m only 18, I have years to figure more out) or maybe it all clicks. Have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo

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  • 18 Things I’ve Learned In 18 Years.

    Gosh life has definitely caught up with me. I turned 18 on the 29th. MIND BLOWN. I now have to face the fact that I am no longer a kid in middle school (though theres still a small suspicion i’m a 12 year old in an 18 year olds body..) and that I have a bit more to worry about than how big of a chunk that Justin Bieber poster is going to take out of my piggy bank. I’m coming to the end of my high school journey in just 2 months and god that is more scary than you can imagine. I was literally just starting grade 12, where did the time go? (Honestly.. it probably followed that JB poster and jumped into the trash.) I think over these past several years i’ve made enough mistakes and new discoveries that I can share a few with you. So here, in its fully glory, is 18 things I’ve learned in 18 years.

    1.Get the hard things over with first.

    Okay, I doubt there is one person out there that can say having all their work done and over with makes them more anxious. I’ve learned that getting the things that are bugging you out the way leaves you so much lighter and in a better mood. I get overwhelmed SUPER easily so tackling the things that are bothering me one at a time makes me feel so much better. Yes you may want to take that nap now, or go watch the last 2 episodes of that television series you’ve been binge watching but PROCRASTINATION AINT GONNA HELP YOU BUD.

    2.Be kind to everyone.

    You never know what that one person is going through. Same goes for choosing sides, that is not gonna end well AT ALL. Just smile and laugh even if you really in that moment are hating that person.

    3.Take every opportunity.

    It’s not going to hurt you to agree to that one thing that you really did not want to do in the first place. I’ve learned, that most of the time if you say no to something you’re missing out on an adventure or life lesson. Even if it ends badly, who cares, now you have a story to tell.

    4.It’s only acceptable to drink juice boxes for so long, take advantage of it.

    What the title said ^^

    5.There will be loads of disappointments but trust me there will also be loads of good that comes after.

    I have had my fair share of disappointments in 18 years but pushing through that time will lead to something that will completely change you and make you glad that it happened.

    6.Peer pressure is actually a real thing, not just something in movies.

    You know that thing you heard from the people you saw on t.v as a kid. Yeah its real. Peer pressure is a real thing. Especially when you hit high school. You are surrounded by kids who love to drink and party and sometimes do drugs, obviously you are going to think thats the norm. Avoid it if you can. There should be no pressure to drink, have sex, do drugs, or anything of that sort and if there is, those are not the types of people you should be hanging around with. There are 7 billion people in the world, you got plenty of others to choose from.

    7.Relationships before high school don’t mean a thing.

    Unless you are one of those Corey and Topanga couples, its extremely rare to have any of those awkward middle school relationships follow you the rest of your life. Just enjoy your kid time, it fly’s by in the blink of an eye. Honestly even most of the time in high school. Although it happens all the time, don’t waste your time on someone you don’t think will amount to anything after you leave those halls.

    8.It’s okay to take a mental health day.

    LIFE IS HARD. SO DAMN HARD. YOU DO YOU AND TAKE THAT DAY OR 2 TO RECOVER AND GET BACK ON THE WAGON.

    9.Try not to be lazy.

    Yes okay it’s quite easy to get wrapped up in the youtube videos and texting your friends on the couch. I am majorly guilty of that but there is a time for everything and sometimes you just need to get up and get moving. Whether that means walking your dog, doing dishes, actually going out with friends, or whatever makes you get off your ass and do something productive/active.

    10.Always be appreciative of those around you.

    If those people are putting up with your weirdness, and complaining everyday, let them know you care… I do so by sending random “I LOVE YOU GUYS” to my group chats. Yeah okay i’ve been asked if I was okay because those kinda sound like final words but hey gotta show them somehow!

    11.You can find love in the most unexpected places.

    As cheesy and stereotypical as that sounds its true… And by unexpected I mean like super unexpected. hahah. no comment.

    12.Take loads of pictures.

    Trust me there is nothing bad about this. I have way too many sneaky photos of my friends in my phone it takes up like 3 gigabytes of space, but HEY YOU CANT DELETE MEMORIES! You will appreciate it looking back later in life. Ends up kinda like a timeline.

    13.Best friends are the best therapists.

    No explanation needed, they just are. Try it out haha.

    14.Keep a journal.

    You’re basically writing the story of your life by doing so, you’re gonna appreciate it when you get old and wrinkly and loose your memory. Also its kinda cool to be able to go back and look at what you were doing on that day 1 or 2 years ago.

    15.Become a morning person… or at least attempt.

    Waking up with the sun is honestly the bed thing.. of course being a little bit of a night owl doesn’t help with the process but trust me getting up and having more day to do stuff with is honestly great. Tip: Stand up once you wake up and look out a window, it will help you wake up, lying in that warm bed for 5 more minutes is not gonna help you.

    16.You can never have enough books.

    You just can’t okay.

    17.Music can drown out everything.

    Having trouble? Just done with everything right now? Just throw on those headphones and turn on your favourite playlist. (DO NOT USE IF YOURE TRYING TO GET OUT OF #1 HAHA)

    18.When you look good you feel good.

    I don’t know about any of you, but when I get ready and know I look good, I feel great for the rest of the day. Don’t know why but it works.

    xoxo

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  • EXPLORING | April 2017

    So last week my photography class took a trip downtown to try and get some cool photos for our portfolio and to play with light. Today…. as I realize I have been severely lacking in the blog post department.. I’m gonna share some with you all.

    WARNING
    #HighschoolPhotographySkills = NONE haha
    (Also Sorry Serena, you were basically my photography guinea pig for the day haha..)
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