School+traveling… a tough mix: A Lookbook

For this fun filled day of three flights I paired my go to circle lense sunglasses with a floral blue and white day dress, some black staple strapped sandals, my favorite watch, and of course my everyday camel wristlet and backpack filled with my school work.

This picture was taken during the summer as I took both sessions of summer school I traveled across the country since we have family that lives basically everywhere and we like to keep close. Whether it be visiting them in their state or taking small vacations together. My family is always on the go. It makes it tough when I’m ALWAYS in school. Especially since college is already fast pace, and the summer/winter/ and spring sessions are even faster! Imagine that.

This winter (now) I’m taking an online business math/ calculus class that I thought would be a great idea to relieve a bit of weight off my shoulders during the school year. Trust me, it’s no walk in the park. It’s only four weeks long and it started the day I had two finals at my university. After a long day of finals I started and finished the assignments for that day and the next at 5am, woke up at 7, and made the long drive home. Now that I’m home I’m trying to find balance between visiting friends and family along with school. I’ve missed weddings during the school year and other milestones of family and friends to stay back and study for courses like ochem, and now that it’s winter today marks a day of missing out on being with some friends since I have to stay in and study for my midterm coming up in a day.

It’s easy for us to look at other people having fun through Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media. And sometimes I think, “why can’t I just LIVE life like these other people” but then you have to step back and look at your life decisions. Technically everything you do has been the chosen path by YOU. You can’t dwell on it. Either move forward with your plan, or rearrange it.

Long story short, live YOUR best life. Every moment of it can be fun if you make. My parents have always emphasized that nothing worth having in this lifetime comes easy. And who’s to say that the traditional winter break is meant to spend without a heavy course load? (Kidding, I wouldn’t recommend it though.)


Fast forward to today and I have a midterm coming up for my math class that I will complete while in New Orleans, then once my family comes back from Louisiana we’re headed straight for the ski slopes in Utah. Work hard, play hard. Am I right?

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