9 of 12, done!

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Well, we have hit the last day of September and it finally is starting to feel like fall. In fact, as I sit here writing this post, I am curled up on my sectional, cozied under a sweater and tucked under a blanket with a mug of coffee. It feels great to bundle and not sweat, let me tell you!

It is right about now that I will insert the *I can’t believe that we are nine months into the year and that another month has come and gone* sentence. I know, it gets quite repetitive, but don’t get me wrong here – 2017 is flying by.

Overall, the month of September wasn’t too busy for me. I spent more time having fun than worrying about the stress that often comes along with school and work.

Here’s into a look of all I’ve done this past month!

  • Spent Labor Day in Lake George with my family
  • Celebrated the first day of school, kicking off a new year with new kiddos
  • Participated in the Out of the Darkness walk in Buffalo, raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  •  Visited my brother at the University of Akron for a football game
  • Started back up with dance classes for the year
  • The usual work and homework and class schedule
  • Had Open House at work
  • Hung out with various members of my family and friends, concluding the month tonight by doing just that

October is my favorite month of the year and I could not be more excited to welcome it in, starting tomorrow!

What are some of your favorite things you’ve done this month? xoxo.

7 of 12, done. 


I feel like the more I blink, the faster the months go by. July has come and gone faster than a speeding bullet, and I feel that at the pace we are going, 2017 will be over with. My calendar this month was so extremely full that I feel like it wasn’t even really a “summer vacation.” 

This July consisted of: 

  • A Fourth of July celebration 
  • Multiple grad parties between both my family, my boyfriend’s family, and multiple family friends 
  • Family reunions and picnics for both my and my boyfriend’s families 
  • A day trip to Erie, PA 
  • Working a summer camp 
  • Getting my new ‘batch’ of students and beginning the upcoming school year 
  • A day trip to Canandaigua, NY 
  • Beginning and completing a summer class [that I never thought I’d survive] 
  • Many days and nights spent with friends and family
  • Eating copious amounts of ice cream, my favorite part of summer 

August is a month that seemed so far away only a few short months ago. So much is about to happen and so much is about to change this month, that there definitely will not be a shortage in terms of things to talk about on this blog. I will be experiencing new things, and will, undoubtedly, have many things going through my mind. xoxo. 

6 out of 12, done! [4 days late…oops!]

July

Well, folks, we made it. We are halfway through 2017. Who would’ve thought?!

I feel like June for everyone tends to be a crazy month between the last days of school, graduations, summer starting, parties, nicer weather, etc. etc. For me, June didn’t even seem like it happened. I erased my dry-erase calendar and changed it from June to July and I was flabbergasted as to how we just made it through another month. But, hey, we did!

Looking back, in regards to my personal life, June brought:

  • Endless [and I mean, endless] amounts of graduation parties
  • Celebrating Father’s Day with my family
  • The end of the school year for my students
  • Receiving my new class list and re-decorating my classroom
  • Beginning of summer camp
  • A day-trip to Erie, PA to go to an indoor water park and restaurants that you cannot find here in WNY
  • The beginning of my summer class
  • Babysitting
  • My guinea pig’s first birthday [yes, we celebrated!]

I hope July brings bottomless margaritas, endless fireworks, and sandy bums to all my diehard readers. xoxo.

Oh, and happy birthday, America! You rock!

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4 out of 12, done! [Three days later].

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April came and went in the blink of an eye. All of a sudden I flipped the page in my planner and it was May 1st, and I was a week out from the end of the semester. April was a month filled with an overabundance of ups and downs, and I could not be happier that it is over and I am now onto this clean slate that is the month of May.

In regards to my personal life, a glimpse of some the things that happened in April are:

  • A celebration of World Autism Day alongside my ever-so-perfect students.
  • Saying goodbye to my very first car and treating myself to a brand new one.
  • Participating in a 4 mile walk/fundraiser at my job to raise awareness for Autism, as well as help support the school I am blessed to work at each morning.
  • A relaxing spring break from both school and work.
  • Celebrating my grandmother’s birthday.
  • Attending my brother’s final Varsity Singers concert.
  • Watching my brother commit to the University of Akron.
  • Endless amounts of studying, projects, and assignments pushing me toward finals week.
  • A 20-day search for a lost friend that ended in a way in which I cannot explain.

May so far has started off on a low note, other than celebrating my brother’s 18th birthday, as we are still continuing to live through the tragic loss of a lifelong friend with many unanswered questions. My personal life caught up to me, so the blog this month severely suffered, especially the last few days with all that has been going on. But, there are plenty of exciting things on the calendar during this month ahead of me. Here’s to a new chapter. xoxo.

3 out of 12, done!

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I feel like I start these monthly-recap posts off by always wondering the same thing…where the heck did that month go?! Today begins month 4 of 2017, and I am wondering, how?

This month, I completely slacked in terms of blogging. My personal life was a constant whirlwind between going to Long Island, starting a new job 45 mins after arriving home, going through mid terms and insanely huge school projects, and somehow finding time to breathe in the midst of all else that went on. I have been so busy that I haven’t even had 30 minutes to find time to spend with my best friend. It is insanely sad. And honestly, I didn’t feel very inspired and often lacked any creative topics to blog about, so I tended to push this priority aside. As for April, I promise to be better now that I have made my way into a new routine. [You all are my witnesses, here].

Some of March’s iconic worldwide events included [but are not limited to]:

  • The record-breaking celebration of International Women’s Day.
  • The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The removal of South Korea’s President as per the Constitutional Court.
  • The beginning of the celebration of Lent.
  • The long awaited launch of Space X.
  • The death of Chuck Berry.
  • The madness that is the NCAA Division I Mens and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.

In regards to my personal life, this month I:

  • Traveled to Long Island to conclude my brother’s final-ever weekend of hockey, watching his team pull off an impressive tournament and championship win for the NYSAAU High School Championships.
  • Began training, passed certifications, and began my new job.
  • Fell in love with my new job.
  • Experienced a blizzard in the middle of March, followed by days of 50 and 60 degree weather.
  • Cut off all of my hair.
  • Watched my brother commit to the college of his choice.
  • Attended multiple banquets with my family, celebrating many accomplishments.

Thanks for the memories, March. Here’s to April! xoxo.

 

 

1 out of 12, done!

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Happy February 1st everyone!

We are already through one month of 2017 [how wild is that?!] and it seems like so much has happened throughout these last 31 days. Some of the month’s most iconic events worldwide include:

  • President Donald Trump was officially sworn into office.
  • Millions of people participated in the Women’s March in response to President Trump’s inauguration. In the United States, this became the largest single-day protest in American history.
  • Scientists at Harvard University became the first to create metallic hydrogen in a laboratory.
  • Worldwide controversy sparked after President Trump signed an executive order restricting travel and immigration from Muslim-majority countries.
  • The famous America actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at age 80.

In regards to my own personal life, I:

  • [Almost religiously] contributed to this blog everyday, minus one or two days, keeping in touch with my New Year’s Resolution.
  • Turned 24.
  • Went on job interviews.
  • Started looking at new cars.
  • Got a new job [and have an official ending date in regards to my current job].
  • Bought tickets to see The 1975 in May.
  • Started a new semester of grad school.

It doesn’t seem like a lot but, hey, it’s only 31 days. Here’s to the rest of the year! xoxo.