A College Student’s Summer Routine

  • 6:00 am – Get up!

I spend around 20 minutes in bed checking social media just to find the will to actually get out of bed. I then drink a big glass of cold water, it’s refreshing and I find that it helps me wake up. I go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and wash my face (again the cold water helps wake you up). I put on a pair of leggings, a sports bra and tee on and start stretching in my living room.

  • 7.00 am – Workout

I’m not a gym fanatic, not at all. I just go running in the park across the street. I am a very socially awkward person so I just try to find a place where I don’t run into anyone.

  • 8.00 am – Pampering

A sweaty me heads into the shower. I then just lounge around in my big fluffy robe and watch an episode of FRIENDS, while eating either blueberry pancakes or an egg sandwich and drinking a glass of pineapple juice.

  • 9.00 am – Sun Time

I usually meet a couple of friends and we go to the beach. I love swimming and try to go everyday as I find it quite relaxing. If I’m not at beach I’d probably be studying at home.

  • 14:00 pm – Shower & Lunch

I’d wash my hair and get clean form all the sand that’s stuck on my body. I’m currently on a protein diet so I would usually have either salmon and brown rice or a chicken/ tuna wrap.

  • 15:00 pm – Study Session

I am giving an exam a year earlier and it’s in September so everyday this summer I had a study session. If I need a break from home as I get quite bored in the same environment for too long, I usually head to Costa coffee.

  • 19:00 pm – Dinner

I usually just chop up some vegetables and make a salad or have leftovers from my lunch. For example last night, I had leftover chicken from lunch and just had it with some spelt pita bread.

  • 19:00 pm – Out

I usually meet a couple of friends and head out. If not, I stay home and watch a couple of movies and if I feel like it or if I feel like I’m behind, I continue studying.

  • 23:00 pm – Sleep

That’s all lovelies. Thank you for reading this and I hope you all have a wonderful day. XOXO

Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy. - Wayne Dyer
Had a rough week and this really kept me going. Don’t let a person’s words or opinions of yourself matter, don’t give anyone that power. All that matters is that you like who you are. You are worthy! 

 

How to Get Him Back!

SO, you’ve recently broken up with your boyfriend and you’re now crying as we ‘speak’ about how much you miss him and can’t withstand being without him. What else to do, but search for the answer online. Well, you’re in luck.

Now if he wasn’t exactly your boyfriend but you two were seeing each other for a couple of months or years, don’t worry I’ve got you covered!

Basically I was in a relationship for 6 months (I know it’s not a lot at all), when suddenly he called it off because his dumb friends told him that he should be playing the field, ugh. Of course, now I see their point, we’re young and even though young relationships feel like they’re forever, they’re not. But, at the time I felt as if I was falling apart, I wanted him, I thought about him every second of my day! Then my friend said something which seemed odd to me at the time. She told me, if you’re always running after him, he has no time to miss you, no time to realise what he’s been missing! I went from casually running into him every Tuesday at Costa coffee to him just seeing my Instagram story having fun with my friends. She was right, by the 3rd week exactly after seeing my story (seeing what he’s been missing) he messaged me! He wanted to rekindle things. But, I said no…

The thing about her plan is it worked too well! As I stopped running after him I noticed that I don’t want to be in a relationship with him. I had focused on myself, life was good, I met new people, people who treated me better than he ever did. So if you do decide to listen to my best friend, you’ll either end up back with him, or move on in the process. Either way it’s a win, win!!

Now, girls a piece of advice, I did this so many times and from past experiences I can tell you it only works if:

  1. Your relationship was a couple of months or years… If you’re planning to use this on a guy you went out with once or twice, it won’t work, for the simple reason that he won’t miss someone who he doesn’t or rather didn’t have an emotional connection to!
  2. You genuinely stop running after him… Even though you may stop seeing him, but you’re asking about him all the time or checking his social media everyday, it won’t work! You see, when he starts to miss you, he begins seeing your social media or casually ask about you through your mutual friends, now what you want him to see or hear about is a girl who is genuinely happy, living her best life and better off! But, if you’re stalking him on social media and constantly talking about him trust me it will show.

Now, to all the girls that miss someone who wasn’t even theirs to being with. I feel ya!

So I dated this guy, let’s call him Dean (cause you’ll hear about him in more posts) for about 6 months until he called it quits. We then were friends who date each other once in a while. 2 years passed and we were still ‘friends’, I ended up catching strong feelings, obviously, when you’re making out with someone for 2 bloody years, but he said he only saw me as a friends. After 2 years I was fed up, we ended up in a huge argument about what we are to each other and it ended badly. Every morning I would phone my best friend, crying, listening to Selena’s Back to you as I dreadfully got ready for school. Last we spoke was April until he messaged me this week to meet up as he came across our photos! I can honestly say that I didn’t want him anymore, that message had no effect on me, I was over him! And how did I do it?

On day 15, I sprung out of bed with a smile on my face (it was fake, but eventually it became real), I approached my friend and said “I’m ready”, that night we went on a girls night, I danced, laughed, met new people, but he still was on my mind, ugh. But the following week’s girls night, I felt lighter, I danced and laughed even more! By this time, Dean started seeing my story and my friend’s. As he did everyday from that day onwards! But, week after week, a little piece of dean left my mind until he was no longer there and trust me, my happiness showed in my photos which only made him want me back and that’s why he messaged me this week. Took him 4 months but better late than never, aye!

Tip: Be patient, I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, if you don’t get him back, it simply means you’re gonna get someone else, probably someone better, just give it time.

What's meant to be will always find a way. - Trisha Yearwood
I promise, what seems bad now it’s all part of your journey to your happy ending.

Top 10 TV shows to binge watch before school starts…

Let’s face it, we all would like to say that we were productive this summer, but the reality of it is we are just a couple of couch potatoes! (Well, at least I am). We spent the entire year with our head in a book, it’s summer now, we deserve to sit around all day doing nothing. This is the time to finally binge watch all the shows we put off in winter due to our busy schedules. So, go grab some popcorn, sit on that sofa and press play!

In no particular order because it really depends on my mood… 

1. Gossip Girl (2007-2012)

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Okay, now this one is a favourite, can’t deny it! It’s one of those shows you watch and wish you never did so you could watch it from the beginning and not know what is going to happen.

The show is an exposé on the privileged lives of Manhattan’s elite, and a Brooklyn outsider trying to fit in as he ends up falling in love with an upper class girl. Sounds dull right? Wrong! What made Gossip Girl such a success is how tangled the story lines got. It wasn’t your usual different social class, boy meets girl story. But I won’t spoil it for you, just take my word for it!

Also what made the show interesting were the characters. Each season my liking or disliking towards certain characters would totally switch. Some characters I hated and grew to love. Some I loved and grew to hate. The writer’s put a lot of thought into character development which showed throughout.

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2.  The Big Bang Theory (2007 -)

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So as a science geek, especially my love for physics, I may be biased on this one.

Basically, the tv show revolves around physicists Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, whose geeky and introverted lives are changed when the attractive Penny moves into the apartment across from theirs.

A bunch of my friends who have no background in physics, also find this show enjoyable. While the science of the show may appeal to some viewers, the reason behind its success, is it’s hilariousness, especially when it comes to the brilliant Sheldon Cooper. BAZINGA!!

 

3. How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

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Currently rewatching this right now! Generic, I know, it’s on everyone’s list. But there’s your proof, it’s legen-dary (inside joke)!

This may sound odd, if you’ve never watched the show, from the title you probably think that the show is all about a father telling his children about how he met their mother. Well, spoiler alert, he meets the mother in the last episode of season 7. The show, more so on the mother focuses on the little details that brought him to that place, at that time. While watching you actually forget that the story is about the mother, and focus on their little group and their inside jokes and how you hope that after college, you and your friends continue to be that hilarious and close.

Confession time: I truly felt as if I was part of their group, when they laughed I laughed, when they cried I cried. I genuinely care about them. It’s sad but being honest here. (I have real friends, I swear guys!)

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4. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)

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When I found out that Gilmore Girls was getting a revival I screamed. It is perhaps the most touching show on this list. It’s not sappy, not at all. But I just find the story so beautiful.

It follows the story of Lorelai and her daughter Rory, who she had when she was a teenager. The show focuses on their relationship and Lorelai’s relationship with her mother, who she became estranged to when leaving to raise Rory on her own. It is so heart warming seeing the girl’s relationship. I remember growing up watching this, and fighting with my mum and just go give her a hug straight afterwards. Not thinking of kids anytime soon, but I hope that if/when I have kids we will have a relationship just like these two.

A must watch!

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5. Prison Break (2005-2009, 2017-)

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Now what would you do if your older brother was framed for a murder he didn’t commit and sentenced to prison awaiting death row? Simple, of course, get into prison yourself and break out. What might be odd is that Michael Scofield attempts to break out of prison using brains rather than brawn. His plan to break out his brother is nothing but a masterpiece. Being a structural engineer, and having the actual blueprints of the prison, he was always one step ahead especially as he has the blueprints subtlety tattooed on his upper body. With the tattoo ready, all he has to do is get into the prison, so he robs a bank and pleads guilty at his hearing. Now in the prison, he enlists the help of the other cons. Many problems arise in his full proof plan and not every con is interested in helping Michael. Meanwhile on the outside, we are shown the conspirators behind Lincoln’s framing and who would it be, other than the … (no spoilers!). But, trust me its very unpredictable through and through, it amazes me that the writers are so creative to have come up with this plot.

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6. Friends (1994-2004)

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If you haven’t heard about this one, where have you been? I wasn’t sure if I’d put it on my list as it’s on everyone’s and I wanted to put some excellent but underrated or forgotten series. Friends is surely not one of them, and rightly so. I must confess, I cried during the finale, it felt as if I’m saying goodbye to my own group of friends! Each episode focuses on a bunch of different characters, getting together over coffee or in their apartment facing disappointing love lives, a job going nowhere and many more relatable problems. What keeps them going is their friendship, love and humour. Just hearing the theme song puts you in a good mood. I genuinely feel bad for anyone who hasn’t watched this series, seriously you don’t understand what you’ve been missing. A world where I am deprived of Joey’s “how you doin’?”, is a world I wouldn’t want to live in!

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7. Grey’s Anatomy (2005-)

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I love this one but not even I can keep up with all the episodes, damn my education! The reason it has been going strong for 13 years is because throughout all the drama, from conjoined twins to carrying a rapist’s penis, the show shows the outside lives of the beloved characters and trust me the drama doesn’t just stay in the hospital but follows them home. The only thing that I dislike about Grey’s Anatomy is that they’re not afraid to kill off their main characters, I am still heart-broken about deaths that happened way back in season 5. But, after all, that’s what makes it a great show, the drama is always at a high and you never know what to expect.

 

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8. Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017)

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This was perhaps the first ‘big girl’ (as I thought to myself at the time) series I watched. I’m biased, for me PLL brings so much nostalgia as I first watched it perhaps when I was 12 years old. But, truly it is a GREAT series! When it comes to originality PLL also does very well. The show focuses on a group of 5 girls, but one night when having a sleepover, one of the girls goes missing and a year later her body is found. But, plot twist, what if she isn’t dead? The girls throughout the show get a series of text from ‘A’, tormenting them with their secrets, secrets that only the girl missing knew about. Each season the story progresses with a new twist or villain. And when I say that this show keeps you on your toes, it’s an understatement. Every season new theories about the show emerged from fans but no one could guess the writer’s end game and trust me you won’t either.

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9. Once Upon a Time (2011-2018)

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Okay so, so far, I’ve mentioned a prison break, a missing girl and yes, a penis. But, I love this one because it brings out my childhood. It sums up all the fairly tales you know with a grown-up twist to them, so for example, erm let me think, Snow White and Prince Charming had a baby girl!! Truly a delight, I just love this when I’m sick, it’s so nostalgic and comforting, just curl up in a blanket, drink some hot coco and enjoy! It’s not sappy at all and in fact it has its own adventure kick to it. I truly suggest this one to all in touch with their inner child.

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10. How to Get Away with Murder (2014-)

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Calling out all law students! If you are aspiring to be a lawyer this might interest you. Of course it has nothing to do with being a lawyer in real life, in fact almost every episode revolves around breaking the law, but that’s why it’s entertaining. So you’ve been accepted into law school, you have one of the hardest professors, the brilliant Annalise Keating, teaching you criminal law or as she calls it ‘How to get away with murder’, and 5 students will be chosen to work by her side, the catch? The 5 students get entangled in a murder mystery and end up murdering someone themselves. Each episodes unravels a fast forward of the night they murdered somebody. The fact that the show starts off with the murder but only shows who was murdered at the end, creates suspense that leaves you wanting more. I finished season 1 in 3 days just to find out who it was! I also quite like the creepy music, it really sets the tone.

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That’s all guys and girls. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

You will never win if you never begin. - Helen Rowland
Whatever it is, go for it! No excuses, don’t let anyone stop you. You’ve got this!

 

 

Through My Eyes

First of, whoever you are, you are beautiful and I hope you have a great day! 

I’m currently 17 years old. I’m quite ambitious and aspire to be a criminal lawyer someday.  Will be starting my first year in my bachelor of law, October 2019.

In my blog you will find:

  • Daily thoughts
  • Reviews
  • Fashion
  • My Experiences
  • Law School (in the future hopefully)

I hope my articles will interest you and hopefully help someone who went through similar situations as me.

Also, since I go into depth sometimes about my personal experiences, I will be choosing to stay anonymous. I am quite a private person and it wouldn’t be fair to the people who are involved in my experiences to read about their life as well online.

Wishing all a prosperous day, 

B.B

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - Bill Bradley
Keep going, you’ve got this!