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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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  • THE WALL MAKEOVER | Ft. Happy Moose

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    BONJOUR FRIENDS

    So about a month ago I had a tiny lightbulb go on above my head. I realized I’ve not really done anything daring or completely just outrageous in a while, and that everything happening around me was just very.. well.. plain. I had been focusing on school, hiding in my bedroom, and just not really creating things I enjoyed.

    Being the insomniac I am, at 2am one night I found myself on Pinterest (and we all know how that goes…too many ideas..you can’t really escape.) So when the opportunity came around for me to make a change I took it.

    For my grade 12 Film and media class we were told to make a video of anything, and at the time this idea of change was continuously sitting in my mind. Normally I’m not one to fear change but more recently its really been hitting me hard. Instead of letting the thoughts of “what if” control me I jumped off that giant cliff into a bucket of well… black paint. Yes you heard that right. (Wait no, not literally gosh i’m not that stupid.)

    I started the process of painting a wall in my clean white room black. The complete polar opposite to my fathers dismay. Anyway I was able to create a video with part of my process! If you haven’t checked it out yet its up on my Youtube channel… you can click here!

    Today I thought I would show you my WALL MAKEOVER (*Duh duh duuuuhhhhhh*)

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    So basically this is what it looked like about a year ago, Minus that weird painting thing… thats been long gone for a while now.

    And now we are… HERE!

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    Quite the difference I know. Although ideas are had everyday for this wall I wanted to share with you how much its been transformed. This is definitely more my style/aesthetic now.

    Thanks to my friends over at happy moose for sponsoring this post, I was able to print off some amazing photos to display on my new wall. I am so thankful. Prepare to see a few more posts in the future featuring these cool photo strips!

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    If you have some photos you would like to print off, for sure check out Happy Moose’s website. For those of you who have not heard of this brand before they are a New Zealand based company! Such amazing people working there and everything turns out beautiful! So many different creative ways you can print photos!

    Their Giant Photo strips range from $25.95 NZD  to $69.95 depending on size of photos, amount of strips ordered, and megapixels.

    If you’re interested, check out my last post with them where I featured their gorgeous wall dots!

    Hope you all have an amazing rest of the week!

    xoxo

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  • New Years Goals + 2016 Wrap Up

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    Alright, Well… 2016 is gone.
    Pretty sure I must have been asleep for half of it because it feels like it should be May.

    I am so extremely thankful for everything that has happened this year.

    I have always been a list person, I make lists for everything… feel free to look through my notes on my computer.
    So before I get into goals lets take a moment here for what I have accomplished this year!

    -Started Excersizing (Trust me I’m still lazy but least I’m about 40% less lazy than I was last year so.. gotta count for something)
    -Went on a march break adventure with my Sister and Mom.
    -Hit 500 Subscribers (considering I don’t post on there much I’m pretty proud haha)
    – Got a new camera, Filming lights, and Final cut pro
    -Finished Grade 11 (Trust me it was a struggle so yes thats an accomplishment.)
    -Met some amazing new people
    -Started reading more (I haven’t read this much since I was 10… mainly have to blame that on my discovery of the internet)
    -I’ve gotten the chance to work with company’s such as Happy moose, Warby Parker, and Bitchin skin!
    -I was chosen for the Liebster award?!
    -I started another novel!
    -Upgraded to ElegantChances.com!
    -I started journaling more and keeping memories in boxes to look back on.
    -Hit 1,000 on Instagram!
    -Started my last year of highschool (BLEH SCARY)

    Many other amazing things have happened this year but if I listed them all I’d be here for days.

    I ALSO WAS INVOLVED IN THIS GREAT THING MADE BY THE TALENTED ABBY FROM : THE WORLD THROUGH MY WINDOW SILL! A ton of wonderful blogger joined in to help with “THE BLOGGER YEARBOOK 2016!” You can check it out here!  Be sure to go check out Abby’s amazing blog too! 🙂

    Now 2017 pretty much is the unknown… for me anyway. Since I am going and taking a year off after high school unlike many of my friends, that leaves me a lot of time to figure stuff out.

    SO HERE ARE MY GOALS FOR THIS NEXT YEAR EEK.

    1. Attend prom with my best friends!
    2. Finish out high school.
    3. Journal as much as possible!
    4. Complete as much art as possible for my portfolio.
    5. Travel on my own
    6. Continue to exercise several times a week… every week (even if I feel like I would rather jump off a cliff than move out of bed. *Which includes running)
    7. Meet some cool ass people (come on, you know who you are)
    8. Apply to University/College in November/December
    9. READ MORE.
    10. Finish my book. and I mean actually finish it. Not just keep it in a locked file on my computer forever.
    11. Learn more sign language/start to learn another language.
    12. Go complete Vegetarian.
    13. Get a job.
    14. Post more on here. (DO NOT MISS A MONTH. Cannot say I will put one out every week because we all know that never works haha)
    15. Get my G2. I have been putting this off for wayyyy too long.
    16. Get these braces off.. almost 4 years is enough I would say.
    17. Knock a large thing off my bucket list!
    18. Lastly for my 18th goal… well obviously turn 18 hah… oh god I’m getting old.

    I hope you all have a lovely New years eve!
    I will see you next year!
    xoxo

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  • December Wrap Up

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    Hello Blogging world!

    I have returned from the middle of the earth with a new blog post. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas/Holiday 🙂
    I am getting back into the roll of things now so let me update you on a few things that have been going on this month!

    WHAT I READ IN DECEMBER

    Also there is a possibility I read all 3 of these books in a 36 hour time period… don’t think I’ve read that much… ever.

    Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – ★★★★★
    I’m a sucker for a good poem/ poem book and fell in love with everything in this one. Every page was absolutely beautiful. Got through it in an hour. The way the author divided it up into 4 different and important subjects made me love it more.

    Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines  – ★★★★★
    This novel was actually so interesting.
    Not going to go much further because there is definitely going to be a book review coming!

    Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon-★★★★★
    THAT PLOT TWIST! PEOPLE!!! THIS ACTUALLY TORE ME HEART OUT. BOOK REVIEW COMING! AHH

    WHAT MOVIES/TELEVISION SHOWS I WATCHED

    Greys Anatomy – Last time I talked about this I was on the 5th season at the beginning of November. I am now on season 10, the only reason I slowed down is because SCHOOL BE KILLING ME RN. Honestly if you have debated watching it please do… I beg of you. You will be hooked.

    Gilmore Girls Revival – Gilmore girls over the years has become such a large part of me and my family’s lives because it is a show you just hold onto and remember. I have most likely watched all 7 seasons 5 times… not even kidding. When the revival came out I WAS PUMPED. Took me a few days to get to it because I needed the time to watch them all in one day and it was great reliving it. BUT SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FRICK THEY NEED A SEASON 2 I WILL BEG ON MY KNEES IF NEED BE.. SERIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE CANT LEAVE US WITH THAT CLIFF HANGER… THE CHEEK OF THEM.

    The Imitation Game – I got recommended this several times over the past few months and normally I’m not one for war time setting movies but this was actually incredible. I loved it.

    Dear Santa – OBVIOUSLY this was included in my list. Its not christmas unless you watch this movie. ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE.

    Annie – See this movie came out like 2 years ago and I just never got around to watching it. But I watched it today and honestly… ehhh.. I love Cameron Diaz but sorry this just was not a good role for her. Everything else though… honestly perfection. I’m a sucker for Annie.

    WHAT I DID IN DECEMBER

    Went to a mother daughter winter tea- Sounds absolutely prissy and strange but… actually nope can’t even deny that HAH. Thought the cucumber sandwiches were good hahaha!!

    Attended my schools semi formal – Went with a small group of my friends because I had never gone to one before. Lets just say it was held on the coldest Canadian night and I was in a dress… ahh. *Insert actually the grossest picture of myself, just did this to entertain you and get you laughing at that face hahahahah*

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    Had the 4th annual gingerbread house building event with my best friends-

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    Visited my grandparents on Christmas Eve- Always quite an adventure.. All documented on my snapchat btw.. be sure to check out @AwkwardLauryn on snap to see my further endeavours.

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    LASTLY LOTS OF EDITING… LIKE TONS –  For my film and media class I had to film a video and edit it myself (which isn’t that different from what I normally do but I was dumb and chose to put the pressure on the editing side.)so it took up a good two weeks…. OH DANG THAT REMINDS ME! I HAVE A BLACK WALL IN MY ROOM NOW.
    If you are wondering what I’m talking about you can check out my two newest videos right here!

    Christmas 2016 | Short Film

    Change | Visual Poem

    FAV BLOGGERS/ BLOG POSTS FROM THIS MONTH.

    Okay I know this is horrible.. but I have none… for either. Blogging has been on the back burner for the past month and a half.  JUST stress.. worst excuse I know. But Senior year really is pretty tough.. especially with MATH BLEH.

    TRUST ME I’M COMING BACK! LOOK OUT FOR MY NEXT BLOG POST! NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS! OUT DECEMBER 30th 🙂

    In the meantime have a great rest of the week!
    xoxo

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