Every Step of the Way

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Since switching my major last year, a question I have often been asked is; do you regret it? And if I was to answer honestly, no I don’t. When questioning my major last year, this is something I’d worry about. Would I miss it? What if I don’t like this new major? What if I change my mind again. These are thoughts that racked my mind while I tried to determine what would be the best decision for myself. Changing majors was the right decision. Last year I always felt self-conscious about my work and dreaded going to class. I was never excited or invested as some of my other classmates.

When people ask me why I switched, the answer was as simple as I wasn’t happy. A phrase I was once told, “If you have a job you love, you’ll never work another day in your life”, was my guiding light in deciding my next step. I didn’t love what I was doing, so that was my sign that I needed to change. I know what I do love doing, so I looked for something that reflected this.

Journalism. I love writing, taking photos, and reaching out to other people. I love the strong creative outlet and the process of investing your time into an assignment. Since switching, I’VE BEEN HAPPY. Each new thing I learn about writing or blogging gets me excited. I’m excited to go to all my classes and love conversing with my professors. I leave class smiling, no longer dreading my assignments. When I think back on, I can truly say that switching majors was probably one of the best decisions I ever made.

I’m sorry the long post, but it’s something I’ve had on my mind for awhile. Its something that affects my blog so that’s why I decided it was something important to share with you.

Overalls: ASOS
Top: Thrifted
Loafers: Century21

You’re From the Seventies, but I’m a Nineties Chic

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Well the sun has once again decided to deem us with its presence. The past week has been cloudy skies and lots of rain. Not that I’m complaining, but fall is so short up here and I don’t want to miss any second of it.

This week I finally got around to carving my pumpkin, proudly displayed on my window ledge. I’ve also been making time to go on little walks on the nature trail. Halloween movies are on constant replay on my tv, with some hot chocolate in my hand at all times.

Shirt/ Knee-High Socks: Forever21
Skirt/ Jacket: Thrifted
Boots: Target
Hat: Modcloth

Black, White, and Red All Over

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One of my favorite things to wear for Autumn is plaid. It’s something that never goes out of style and there are so many options, it is always something I gravitate towards when shopping. I was pleasantly surprised with this purchase from Forever 21, it was only $15 and I was worried about the quality of the fabric. Online it was described as a polyester, but the material ended up being much softer than I expected. The skirt fit really well and the leather detail is a nice touch, overall it was money well spent. I haven’t been able to purchase much new clothing lately because I have been saving for an apartment for next year. But I did have some gift cards from my birthday I’d been saving. I didn’t bring as much clothes to school this year and was glad to get some new things.

Sweater/Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Gift

Crimson

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I can’t believe it’s October already, it seems as if the semester is just flying by. Even though I just started school last month, I’m starting to begin thinking about next year. Though it has been stressful, I’m enjoying every second of apartment searching and looking for a job. This year I made a promise to myself to get more involved in my school. I was never much of a “joiner” in high school. But this time around I wanted to encourage myself to become a part of a group. Last month I joined the UW-Stout charter for Her Campus. If you didn’t know, it’s a website that features articles for girls in college relating to love life, health, events, and so much more. I’m so excited to be a member of team and as writer for Her Campus, I’ll be updating every single week. I definitely suggest checking it out, there are so many interesting articles and lots of neat ideas.

Fall Inspiration

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If you know me, you know that I absolutely love fall. Autumn has always been my favorite season, and I spend the rest of the year wishing the trees were still their golden color. It is such a beautiful season and it just gives me a warm feeling. The months of fall are so enchanting, with the leaves changing colors and the smell of pumpkin spice permanently in the air. As the weather begins to cool off, I love being able to pull out all my cozy sweaters. Afternoons are spent snuggled up in blankets and drinking endless amounts of hot chocolate. I love bringing out the plaids and darker shades in my wardrobe. Knit hats and gloves are a must, with boots adorning my feet. Weekends are spent carving pumpkins or going for nature walks. I always feel so inspired during this season and enjoy every moment of it.