Life Lately: Vol. 1

One of the things I’ve been asked to do more often on the blog is open up about my personal life. I’ve always felt like my personal life wasn’t that interesting, but I guess you guys are just as nosy as I am! (lol) However, in the last couple of months, my life has been pretty busy. So busy that I barely had time to invest in the blog. So I thought I would start a new series called Life lately where I would share life updates every once in a while with you! Hopefully, that will help you have a better idea of what is going in my life at the moment. So here’s what’s been happening in my life lately:

Internship

For the last five months, I’ve been a marketing intern at Uni-Select in Boucherville. This is what has kept me so busy in the last few months and it’s the reason why I didn’t have the time or energy to be blogging as much as I used to. So far, I’ve been loving it! I’m working mostly in sponsorships and social media, and I’m having a blast! I recently wrote a blog post describing my life as a marketing intern if you want to get a better idea of what it’s like. I still have a strong 12 weeks (or 3 months) to go before my internship is over, and I have to admit that I’ll be sad when I have to leave. I’ve learned so much in the past five months and the team has been so nice to me that I’ll be sad when it’s all over.

Last week, my internship gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Quebec City at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac to help with an event that I’ve been helping organizing. This was not only an incredible learning experience, but it’s also been a great way to get to know my colleagues better. We’ve all been thriving on less than 5 hours of a sleep every night, drinking more than we probably should, and overall enjoying ourselves while also kicking ass as the organizing team.

Going back to school in September

One of the things I was dreading the most when I first started this internship was going back to school in August/September. Not going to college for eight months after an intense first 16 months sure has a way of not making you want to go back.

But, as I announced in this post, I recently found out that I have been accepted to study abroad in the UK this fall! You have no idea how excited I am. Traveling to Europe has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember, and I can’t believe it’ll finally become true in just a couple of months! So of course lately I’ve been knee-deep in preparation, looking everything up from visas, insurance, packing tips, and airplane tickets. I am nowhere near ready right now, but I’m also hoping I’ll be able to sneak a couple of weekend getaways to some European cities (Paris, Barcelona, Italy, and Amsterdam are some of the spots on top of my bucket list).

Moving out

While I’m on my internship in Boucherville, I’ve been renting a room in a house. I was supposed to stay there until my internship was over, but I recently found out that my landlord sold the house and that I’ll have to move out before July 15. What sucks is that it falls three weeks before my internship ends. So right now I’m trying to find another living situation that won’t decimate my bank account for the remaining 3 weeks of my internship.

Reading

As you might know, one of my goals for the year is to read 60 books. So far I’ve only read 14 books, which means that I’m 7 books behind schedule (lol). So lately I’ve been trying to read more books, in the hope that I’ll be able to catch up on my challenge. I recently read The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer and You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina De La Cour, and I’m currently reading The Last of August by Brittany Cavallero. I also finally bought Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, so I’m hoping to reread To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and PS I Still Love You before I jump into the last opus of the trilogy. I also have plans to buy other books this summer, so stay tuned! You can follow me on Goodreads to stay up to date on my reading journey.

Netflix

I feel like Netflix’s game has been hella strong lately. Or maybe I have just made the right choices… Anyways, I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows lately, and all of them have been soooo good! Of course, I have watched 13 Reasons Why and have been totally obsessed with it. The cast is so talented and portrayed their characters to perfection. I think this show conveys a strong message and every teenager should watch it. Netflix also recently released the second season of my favorite TV show, Sense8, and OMG IT WAS JUST SO GOOD! I finished the last episode and was simply flabbergasted. I cannot wait for the third season! I finished watching Riverdale this weekend and while this wasn’t my favorite TV show, the finale really surprised me! Finally, I started watching Dear White People and I think the show is amazing. It depicts racism so well and I just love the cast.

Blogging

Finally, let’s talk about blogging. Things have not been going so well since we started the new year. I had an extra strong month in January, but then everything started dropping in February. It’s true that I haven’t had as much time and energy to invest in the blog lately, but my stats have dropped a lot. It’s still better than what it used to be last fall, but there’s a huge difference with December-January. I’m hoping to get back in my game this summer and bring you A+ content so I can finally start reaching my goals.

What has been going on in your life lately?

  • I want to watch Dear White People so badly! Right now I’m watching Scream though and loving it! And that’s really sucky that your landlord decided to sell their house without giving you a huge warning! I hope you find somewhere nice to finish out your internship!

    • I just finished it last night and it was so good! I hope there’ll be a second season. And yeah, it sucks. But at least I have until mid-July to find something else… I’m sure I’ll figure something out. 🙂

  • Good luck with the living situation! It’s such a stressful thing to do especially when you weren’t planning for it! My Netflix game has also been strong, maybe a bit too much since I too fell behind on my routine blogging tasks lol

    • Thank you! I hope everything will sort itself out. My Netflix game has been too strong too, haha. What have you been watching?

      • lots of rewatching of The Office and Law and Order SVU. But I did binge The Crown and LOVED it

        • LOVE The Office! And The Crown has been on my list! I was actually wondering whether I should give it a try or not.

  • Your internship sounds like it will be a great experience… and you’ll figure out the living situation!!
    -Olivia
    Miss Olivia Says

    • It really is! I’m learning so much from it. Thank you, Olivia!

  • Sepideh

    How exciting for your plans for the Fall semester! How long will you be in the UK for??

    Good luck with finding a solution for those 3 weeks…that really sucks. Any AirBnB you can do??

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

    • I’ll be in the UK for 4 months! I’m really excited. 🙂

      I haven’t checked it out yet, but I’ve thought about Air BnB!

  • Ah, sounds like life is super exciting! Congratulations on the study abroad acceptance by the way, that’s so wonderful 🙂 Good luck with your living situation, I’m sure you’ll sort it out in no time!
    – katrina // Yours Truly, Katrina

  • Sounds like you’ve been busy! Good luck with the rest of your internship and the start of your school year! Honestly, stats are up and down – I try not to worry about them too much because it can really weigh you down! Your blog is lovely, your posts are wonderful, and you’re doing a great job. It’ll pick back up in no time 🙂

    http://www.luxandvitae.com

    • Thank you, Deanna! I try not to worry about them too much, but it’s kind of disappointing to see them drop so much, especially since they had doubled in December and January!

  • Did you like The Chemist? I’ve been thinking about picking it up but have heard mix reviews. Also congrats on studying in the UK! I was invited to study there in the fall but turned it down because I didn’t feel ready. Now I totally regret it and hope you’ll enjoy every second of it!
    -Alyssa | powerfulandpetite.com

    • I personally wasn’t a big fan. The pacing was weird and the story line was kind of boring. And thank you! I don’t know if I’m ready for it (I’m totally not, haha), but I really want to experience it. I’m so excited!

  • Ariana

    My sister and I are actually obsessed with Riverdale! The last two episodes were such rollercoasters, I can’t wait for season 2!!

    • I know right? I was really into at first, but they started losing me mid-season. But the last two episodes were so intense! Now I’m excited for season 2, haha