Friday, December 19, 2014

Things on my mind // aka the post of really cute videos

Finals are over! *commence Netflix marathon* Seriously, though. I am so happy. My professor handed out a 30 page (front and back!) study guide that was just questions we had to look up an answer. This was a couple of days before the final. I was like... "uh.... wat." HOWEVER! Some blessed creature(s) filled out the entire thing and emailed it to the whole class. Like, hello, talk about Christmas Spirit! The whole thing left me so sooooo brain dead and I'm just so incredibly happy to be done for now.

(Woah. Guys. I just had a major deja vu moment. I swear to you I had a dream of writing this post while sitting on this very exact couch watching this very exact TV show. Oh, and I'm not even at home right now, so it's not like something that would ordinarily happen. So. Weird.)

Anyways, this post is basically just the post of really cute videos. It's just so easy to find random videos when you're supposed to be studying for a final, ya know?

Girl Explains How Cow Gets in House

This video is too cute. It almost makes me want a cow. I'm a total animal lover and I think she is, too!

Dog sings to let it go

First things first: how cute is this puppy?! Also, can I teach my dogs how to sing? 

Walmart and Coke Commercial

I dunno guys. Maybe I was just having an emotional day or something but I teared up watching this commercial. Even when I was younger, I would save up my money and buy people presents. I just think that this commercial is so sweet. 

Mom and Baby Try to Take a Nap

If any of you have ever tried taking a nap with a little one, you'll know it's basically impossible. Either way, this funny is both cute and hilarious. 

What's been on your mind lately?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

School and Stress and Au Pairing??

It's December and, for most of us, it means:

Oh, shit. Finals are really soon.

For the past few weeks or so, I've been getting really bad migraines. At first I thought it was just my body being sensitive to the weather changing, but now I'm not so convinced. My grandma has suffered with debilitating migraines all of her life and I really really hope she didn't pass down that gene to me. She ended up going 100% vegan and apparently that has helped a lot but I just don't think I'm in a place where I can go vegan right now. (And I kind of don't want to, either. Shoutout to my homedawgs a.k.a. hamburgers.) The worst part about these headaches is that I can't really do anything besides lay in bed. No Netflix. No Pinterest. No school. Long story short, my classroom attendance has been pretty sporadic lately. 

It's kind of an annoying circle, really. I get stressed because I'm missing class from these stupid headaches. My headaches are (at least somewhat) triggered by stress. 

Sooo at this point I'm just kinda hopin' for the best.

The only thing that is keeping me somewhat sane is that it's practically CHRISTMAS. I've been listening to Christmas music since July. I'm not sure if I can even articulate how excited I am for Christmas. 

And it's almost Hanukkah. And Hanukkah means sufganiyot. And let me tell you something: those damn things are TASTY. 

Another thing that has been on my mind: becoming an au pair.

So, for those of you that don't know, an au pair is, in simplest terms, a mix between a nanny and an exchange student. I did a foreign exchange/youth ambassador deal when I was in high school and that was basically the bees' knees/cats' pajamas/etc. and since then, I've had a total desire to travel the world. Except, you know, there's one littleeee problem: I'm in college. 

Nothing is concrete, but I'm thinking about taking a year off to become an au pair. I think I'd like to be somewhere in Europe, where everything is just a hop skip and a jump away, but Australia seems pretty cool. Hey, I'd even be open to going somewhere like Italy or Germany and learning a new language! The best part about an au pair is that it's free. (Well, except the airfare.)

Right now I'm a nanny part-time while I go to school in the mornings. I really love what I do. The little dude I watch is the absolute cutest thing and I love watching him learn new things and discover the world around him. So, obviously, becoming an au pair isn't as easy as taking a leave of absence from my university and jetting off to a new country. There are so many different factors that go into play. 

In the mean time, I've created an account on a couple of the websites. I'm sort of just testing the waters at the moment, but I guess we'll see if anything comes from it. 

Now stop reading and go study for your finals!