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  • Travel Bucket List!

    Travel Bucket List

    HELLO WORLD!

    To start this post off i’ll give you a short backstory. I’ve lived in the the same province in the same country my entire life and i’ve only moved towns once to a place an hour away from the previous. So i’m pretty familiar with where I live to say the least. Oh sure, I have traveled a few times in my life, but before December 2017 where I went to Germany and France, I’d only gone down to the states and maybe only about 2 or 3 times in my life.

    So lets just say there is a lot on my travel bucket list that I am going to make happen. I can’t live my whole life saying “oh I so want to go there!” right?

    I’m sure each and every one of us has a list of places we are dying to see. As you read my little list i’d love to know if you have visited any of these places and what you thought! Also if there are some places you think of that are on your list, i’d love to see them in the comments too!

    My Travel Bucket List!

     

    Greece Islands: This is one thing I’ve had on my bucket list forever, and hopefully if all works out, i’ll be able to cross it off this summer. I so want to enjoy the warm weather in a beautiful place like that. We have a greek restaurant in my hometown that is covered on the inside with murals of the different cities in Greece. Leaves me in aw every time.

    Venice, Italy: IS IT WRONG FOR A GIRL TO WANT TO GO ON A GONDOLA RIDE IN ITALY? Haha. But to be serious there are a few spots in Venice i’d love to see in my lifetime!

    Milan, Italy: Such a gorgeous looking city and so many people I know have visited, I think that makes me next right 😉

    England: My dad is originally from England and lived their all the way into his 20’s, it’s actually where my parents met. So honestly…. really confused why I haven’t been there yet LOL. Lots of family there that I’m dying to visit!

    Scotland: Whats a girl gotta do to run through an old castle in a POOFY dress?

    Thailand: This had to be on my list once I saw other bloggers photos of their trips to Thailand! UGHH <3 <3 GORG

    Australia: Now maybe a part that doesn’t have huge freaking spiders… but i’d really like to go there, and come on… those accents <3

    ALL 50 States: I’m sure this is on many peoples bucket list, but my sister and I have been talking about this forever and we gotta do it before we die. ADVENTURES WITH LAURYN AND EMMA. Whenever it happens I’ll be sure to document it 😉

    Hope you enjoyed!

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    xoxo Lauryn

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  • 10 Love Quotes That Will Make You Go Awww!

    TBH i’m probably the sappiest sap I know. I’m a complete hopeless romantic and those cheesy quotes you scroll past on instagram seriously make my day haha!
    Definitely a result of reading wayyyyy too many teen romance novels as a tween. (don’t even get me started on chick flicks 😍)

    Soooooooo today I’m listing 10 lovey dovey quotes for the people like me who enjoy a good awwww moment in their day!

    Really been in a sappy mood this week haha bare with me! Some other posts coming soon!

     

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    xoxo Lauryn

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  • New Years Resolutions 2018!

    New years resolutions 2018 - elegant chances

    Hello World!

    New years has just passed and i’m literally the most excited person on the planet.
    #1 because its like a redo button, and #2 because this gal had someone to kiss at midnight 😉
    Now to be honest, in the past I’ve truly sucked at completing new years resolutions, but in 2017 I actually got my ass moving and did almost every one of them. Round of applause please!

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    So i’m gonna start 2018 on that good note and try to keep the vibe going throughout the year (or at least till the next mental break down haha).

    You might have also noticed that ELEGANT CHANCES GOT UPGRADED PEEPS!!! I thought that after 2 years it should have a bit of a change! Totally in love with it and hope you guys are too!

    So without further ado here is my list of goals for 2018!

    1. Get accepted to the colleges I applied for!
    2. Keep the Instagram game rolling! (Been trying to post some better pictures, don’t know if it makes much of a difference to any of you, but it makes me happy editing hahah)
    3. MORE CONTENT. I’m absolute shit at this but I’m gonna work really hard to up my game and get some more motivation to write! Oh and also maybe a few more videos.
    4. Write for an online magazine. Now this is a big thing I’d like to accomplish, writing an article for a known online company. I wanna try and slowly grown my writing portfolio! ahhhh typing
    5. Continue to EXERCISE. I have been trying to more this past year, but I’m gonna attempt to make it more consistent. Usually its either once every 2 weeks or like everyday for a week so…. anything is better than that wacko schedule haha
    6. Get a new job and start saving! College ain’t cheap goshhhhh.
    7. Successfully move to Toronto. Every place I applied to is there so I gotta get used to the other 2 million peeps that live there.
    8. Travel this year! Really just need to get out of this town i’ve grown up in and see the world!
    9. TRY Vegetarian again. Now I did this in 2017 for about 3 months at the end but……. then I went to Europe and gave up for the holidays haha. Definitely got my Mcdonalds fix for the while, now back to spiralled zucchini <3
    10. Knock off another big thing on my bucket list! I did a few in 2017, gotta keep tackling that thing! If you wanna read whats on mine click here!
    11. Learn more of another language! Slowly…. verrrryyy slowly I’m learning more German… and refreshing my french!
    12. Journal more!  I wanna be able to look back at what I was doing a year ago… I’ve kinda gone off the consistency train.
    13. Meet more people/make connections! Gotta get myself out there! Meet some more bloggers.
    14. Fill my black wall in my room with photos and cute stuff! Trying to make that wall look bomb hahah! You can see pics of it on my instagram story sometimes! Like to show updates!
    15. Turn 19 years olddddd. Damn i’m getting old. Preparing for the wrinkles hahah

    Do you have any resolutions? Comment them down below!
    2018 PLEASE BE KIND TO US! 😉

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    xoxo Lauryn

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  • For when you’ve hit a rough patch.

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    Lets start off by saying that this rough patch in your life does not define you. Not in any way.
    It may seem incredibly cheesy to read but in fact this little blip in the time span of your life is gonna seem like nothing years down the line.

    I probably know exactly how your feeling.  Whether it be some major bomb just dropped unexpectedly or a its just a combination of a bunch of shitty shit.

    Personally the past year has been pretty hard. I’ve just graduated high school knowing I was taking a gap year full of the unknown instead of following my friends off to college/university. I’ve only been able to see them about 3 times since the end of the summer due to everyone being busy. I currently live approximately 6600km from my boyfriend which means a lottttt of alone time and Skype dates (which are definitely not as good as the real thing). Andddd when I thought I was getting a little bit of my life together and had a schedule to get me out of the house, I get let go from my job. (Just a short summary of a long rant that no one needs nor wants to hear haha)

    So yeah i’m kinda hitting a rough patch right now.

    If you’re feeling anything like I do you’re probably thinking why me? What am I going to tell people? What can I do now?

    Honestly i’m gonna be very blunt. We both got to cut this freaking shit out. Feeling sorry for ourselves, sitting in our room watching Netflix or avoiding human interaction isn’t going to change anything. TBH I’ve just come to this conclusion last week (which is pretty sad it took me that long). I complain and complain that I have no motivation to do anything and for me thats a side effect of this rough patch.

    To me the one quote though that really makes me question everything I do or feel in life is this one by Karen Lamb.

    “A year from now you’re going to wish you started today.”

    When I look back a year from now I don’t want to think about how I was moping around feeling sorry for myself. I want to think that today was a day that contributed to where I am a year from now. I could have been plotting a new book, writing a post, or even something simple like learning new recipes that will help me when I realize I really don’t know how to cook (I actually suck lol).

    So recently i’ve started to take a breather, clear anything out of my mind or of my space that doesn’t make me happy and only taking in what does. Although it’s hard sometimes to think of the positive over the negative it is very needed and it does its job.

    I’m a list person so I have notebooks and journals filled front to back with whatever is on my mind. So putting down what is making me so upset and then writing everything that I’m happy, thankful, and excited for is something that that majorly calms me. All the scary is out in front of me.

    So I thought to completely even out this post, I would share an example of..

    Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 11.06.02 AM↠I’m breathing (thats kinda important)
    ↠I’m healthy.
    ↠I have a roof over my head.
    ↠I have saved enough to visit my boyfriend for the holidays so this way he gets to put up with the annoying me in person instead of over the internet.
    ↠I have amazing beautiful sassy best friends that I love more than anything even when they’re busy with their own lives haha.
    ↠I get to now write for my local magazine, one step closer to conde nast haha, baby steps.
    ↠I have started filming more of my days with my sister and posting them each month online to my youtube. Very cute to look back on.
    ↠I have an awesome friend, mentor, and agent that is a fellow unicorn lover like me <3
    ↠I have a pile of books I haven’t read yet that will keep me occupied for years haha.
    ↠I have my sister to sing and play guitar with me when I get down or bored. She’s pretty cool 😉

    I hope in someway this motivates you to not think too much about the bad but instead allow you to focus on the good and how you are going to get yourself together and kick some ass.

    Have a lovely week guys!

    xoxo

     

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