Rose G

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So week 2 of August is in the wind! How has this new month been treating you? For myself things have been going much better than the first 7 months of the year. HA! So I’m happy to say I am in a good place right now. I hope that things continue to go smoothly througout the rest of year.

Anywho, welcome to Flashback Friday’s – my way of sharing what I have been up to during the week with all of my readers. If you are new here – thank you for stopping by. Don’t be afraid to say hello in the comments – I promise I don’t bite… usually 😃 But seriously, thank you for stopping by and make sure you take a look around to see what else has been going on.

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Life, Life

Besides trying to survive this humidity, things have been going fairly well lately. I have been planning some self-care into my schedule along with a staycation hopefully in the near future. I have been trying to schedule in more time doing things that bring me joy and it has been working well so far.

Last weekend I went and met up with a friend for lunch and checked out an exhibit at one of the museums – that was a nice way to spend what would have otherwise been just a lazy day at home with the fan blasting on me. I even made a point to stop at one of the beaches on my way home from a family gathering and just walk along the shore enjoying the sunset and cool summer evening. I hope for more days like those.

During the week I also broke my “don’t go anywhere after coming home and taking my bra off during a weeknight” rule and met up with a friend that was in town. So happy that I dragged myself out of the house to meet up for drinks and some good laughs. Maybe I do have a little bit of a social life. lol

For those of you that have known me for awhile know I have had so many different health issues in the past couple of years. Well I am happy to say that aside from the heat I have been feeling really well lately. I have been eating healthier and working out a bit more as well so my body has really been feeling great. Wish me luck with keeping this up as I approach another semester in college.

Work Life

Work almost seems like a stand still while we wait for the department we work with to get their act together. I am still debating on getting a second job to supplement my income but I enjoy the schedule that I have – no nights or weekends – something that I am not sure I am ready to sacrifice (again.) We shall see how things go. Monster.com has been sending me the most random messages for jobs that I am not even qualified for. HA! Maybe they know something that I don’t know?

School Life

So… I cannot believe that the new semester starts in 10 days. The farther away it was the more prepared I felt. Now that it is less than 2 weeks away I am feeling anxious – mainly because last semester was a bit of a roller coaster for me. But I have chosen to stay positive and not freak out over it. Say a little prayer for me please.

I spoke to the Academic Advising office today and found out I actually have 1 less course to take than I initially had. That is such a huge relief. This has been such a long, exhausting and stressful process for me but I won’t go into the crappy details. Just wish me luck!

Blog Life

Due to the crazy weather we had over the weekend my blog time that I had planned out did not go quite the way that I wanted. WiFi outages and a leaky ceiling took me from what was supposed to be a productive day. This weekend I think things will go a little smoother.

One thing that I have been thinking about lately is that I really need to start doing videos/vlogs. I am so nervous about doing videos and feel super uncomfortable on camera most of the time (unless I’m being my goofy self). If you follow me on Snapchat you probably notice what a goof ball I am. But from a blogging and business standpoint I do need to get serious about added videos to my blog posts – especially when I do product reviews.

As a blogger that often gets paid (in money, discounts or products) for reviews I lose out on a lot of potential income because I do not usually do videos. If you a vlogger what are some of your tips to get started? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.

P.S. What do you think about Instagram‘s video vs Snapchat? Are you loyal to Snapchat? I’m curious to know.

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How was your week? Do anything exciting? Let me know in the comments.

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