For those of you that follow me on instagram, you’re probably getting sick of all of the puppy spam. #sorrynotsorry #cantstopwontstop
On Sunday I adopted a 9 week old sheltie/mini australian shepherd mix. She is cute, so smart, and more than a handful. I’m so incredibly excited to watch her grow into a well trained, well behaved adult pupper. (But for now we’ll just focus on potty training…)
P.S. Follow her adventures on the gram @belleofthehall
Since I’ve been working at a makeup counter, I’ve begun to dip my toes into higher end makeup. I picked up this mini tarte box set last week, and I’m absolutely loving it. Everything is very wearable, but can be easily built up for a more dramatic look. Even though the eyeshadow palate is made up of browns and creams, each shade has rosy undertones– which is PERFECT for green eyes. The mascara is quickly becoming my favorite; it doesn’t flake or lose its oomph throughout the day. I also really like the color of the lip paint (FOMO) although it does bleed so lip liner is a must. (You can buy the kit here or at your local Ulta).
I’ve also discovered the wonders of Monistat– as a makeup primer! Monistat is made up of dimethicone, which is molecularly similar to silicone, making it the perfect substitute. Plus, it’s WAY cheaper than most makeup primers. A 1.5 oz bottle usually only runs about $6, and you need less of it since the formula is thicker than most silicone based primers. I highly, highly, highly recommend it.
As some of you probably know, Hulu is now releasing and adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. I’ve been going through the novel and watching the series concurrently, and I’m obsessed.
Speaking of obsessed, I recently watched Homecoming, Hasan Minhaj’s comedy special on Netflix. Smart, witty, and hilarious, Minhaj is not only an incredibly intelligent comedian but a gifted story teller. He also spoke at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner and thoroughly roasted the collective media and administration.
I know things have been a little quiet around here as of late. The first two weeks of summer have been crazy busy with moving, switching jobs, and so on. But in the midst of all the chaos, I’m thankful for my sister who’s down for silly photo shoots and marathoning New Girl.
It’s going to be a good summer.
Things have been a little quiet around here as of late. This semester, while perhaps less academically challenging, has brought with it MCAT studying, internship searching, and, to top it all off, a new relationship. Life is currently very full, beautiful, and busy.
Last week was spring break for our university, and I spent it with some truly wonderful people. It was likely my last spring break, and the trip emphasized just how rapidly graduation is approaching. Although I’m only a junior, spring’s arrival is bringing with it the weddings and graduations of several of my close friends. Though I really am looking forward to the future (work, medical school, whatever that may be) the weight of adulthood is drawing ominously near.
It’s still so weird to me that we’re all in our twenties. It’s disgustingly cliche, but I could have sworn that I finished high school just yesterday. I’m so guilty of rushing breathlessly through the weeks, focusing solely on the next assignment, job, or opportunity. Sometimes I lose sight of the precious now, and instead become wrapped up in the ever approaching tomorrow.
I want to become more intentional. I want to savor the stage I’m at, in all of its messy, sleepless, glory. I want to spend less time worrying about physics and more time laughing until I cry with friends who are more like family.
Tonight, instead of obsessing over a giant research report, I jumped in the car with a dear friend, and we headed to our nearest art museum. Science is great, but sometimes I get so caught up in experiment results and hypotheses that I forget why I wanted to study this big, beautiful world in the first place.
People are lovely, and they make lovely things. I need to remember that.
Obviously, I am no poet. I am, however, hoping that each and every one of you had a restful break; full of food, family, and zero politics (excluding those sublime Joe Biden memes. What a glorious man).
I also hope that you spent today wrapped in a post-turkey radiance. I personally spent this afternoon basking in the glow of Christmas lights, while my dog and I caught up on all the Netflix we missed out on over the semester. Sometimes there’s nothing more delicious than letting yourself have a break.