January Recap

Okay so I don’t know if it’s the fact that it’s the first day of my FAVORITE month of the year, the fact the polar vortex is over and I currently have my bedroom WINDOW OPEN (!!!!), or the fact that I just tried on my new order of J.Crew denim and they look dang good but ya girl is in the best mood to sit down and recap January for you all!

I saw it all over social media and I agree completely, January was an entire year within itself! KU didn’t go back until the 22nd, and literally the past two weeks of school have somehow felt like an entire semester to me! I am in my third semester in the School of Education, which means I get the pleasure of only having T/Th classes, but 7 straight hours of them nonetheless. We are all anxious to get our classroom placements for practicum this upcoming semester in 3rd-5th grade, I’ll make sure to keep you updated! (Speaking of that, do I have any other Elementary Ed majors that would like me to do posts dedicated to questions or school topics?! I’m a major nerd about it, but if anyone is interested I’d love to!)

In addition to school, I have spent a good amount of the time back at the Union in the Panhellenic office. I’m not sure if the news was ever even shared on here, but I was elected President of Panhellenic for KU in October, and am ecstatic to hold the position after getting to do PR for Panhellenic last semester and absolutely falling in love with the community at KU and having yet another thing to put my energy into!

I did a little cabin fever cleaning during the insane cold the past few weeks and finally got around to hanging my beautiful prints from The Type Setter!  She let me choose the cutest four prints to display in my room at Alpha Chi and the navy and pink one’s I found were absolutely perfect. Like do we SEE that gingham?! *heart eyes here*

Lastly, I’ve been drinking..ALL the coffee. It’s been too dang cold for my iced coffee love, so i’ve been having to get creative in the latte department. We also got oat milk at AXO here and I am PUMPED. I wish so badly for the health benefits I liked almond milk but I just absolutely hate it and refuse to drink coffee if it’s in there. However, I am in love with oat milk and will add it to everything. I wanna find some new fun coffee shops to visit on KC dates as well so send them my way! Current favorite is Made In KC’s cereal milk lattes….wow!

Also! I’m selling so so much on my Poshmark page! @allykmiecik ! Comment on any item you have your eyes on that you found my page from my blog and I’ll discount it for you!! Anything for my readers 😉

Well, that’s all for January! Until next time, and onto Valentine’s Day!

xoxo, Ally

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Hi all! Happy Monday! KU is absolutely nuts and we don’t resume classes for the spring semester until NEXT TUESDAY, the 22nd. So I’m still back home in Omaha and finding things to keep me busy during the days and working lots at night. Anyways, this lil rant paragraph is more of me using this as one of those “things to keep me busy” hehe oops!

One of my best friends, and one of my two sweet littles at Alpha Chi, Elise, started up her own art print business about two months ago and has been absolutely rockin’ it ever since! She does everything from everyone’s favorite Pinterest quotes to custom portraits! Make sure to check out her instagram @ekmprints for more goodies!

We thought it would be fun to work together and pop on here once a week on Mondays (since everyone needs a little boost on Mondays anyways) and share a fun wallpaper with you weekly! Make sure to comment below or email me if you have any requests for colors, designs, etc, on the wallpapers!

HERE IS THIS WEEKS:

@ekmprints

Thanks for reading this Monday and can’t wait to chat with you all again soon!

xoxo,
Ally

18 lessons from 2018

So here is my annual start of the year post in which I spill little tidbits of things I learned over this past year and boy oh boy was it over the top with lessons learned. I want to keep this post short and simple because I hope to do a post elaborating on each individually later throughout the year. So without any fancy intro, here are 18 things I learned this past year:

ONE: Change is inevitable, however it’s a lot easier to embrace it than try to fight it.

TWO: You are a product of your own choices. Big & little, your choices are what make up who you are. However, you are not responsible for other’s choices, don’t give yourself blame where it’s not yours.

THREE: There will ALWAYS be someone that disagrees with you or is certain your way is wrong. This is okay and doesn’t mean you need to change for them.

FOUR: Even on your worst days where you want nobody, you need your friends. Starbucks runs, movie nights, just laying in their room, they love ya for a reason!

FIVE: Even though #3 is all true and valid, you will also be wrong sometimes. This is where the importance of having a growth mindset opposed to fixed comes in handy. (if you haven’t heard of these terms, Google them ASAP. I have used them in my leadership / personal development since high school and now even use them in the elementary classrooms I work in, they’ll change your mindset!)

SIX: Drink. more. water.

SEVEN: Some times you literally aren’t going to ever use things you do in school or things you have to memorize absolutely ever again. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still try on them.

EIGHT: There should always be time for things you love doing.

NINE: Gratitude is free and endlessly rewarding

TEN: You get back what you put in. Applies to relationships, your bank account (oops), school work, anything that includes a reward requires effort on your part as well

ELEVEN: You can never know exactly how someone feels in any given situation.  Never expect someone is feeling and thinking exactly like you, because they aren’t.

TWELVE: Be your own #1 fan!!!

THIRTEEN: Never do work just for the gold star. Apply for things, work for things, do things because you love them and they are meaningful for you. Doing things for your own satisfaction will always be more fulfilling than for approval of others.

FOURTEEN: Your dreams should always be bigger than you think you can accomplish. Dreams and goals are two different concepts. Set yourself goals to make your dreams reality.

FIFTEEN: Sleeping in is good for you when your body needs it. On days you don’t have anywhere to be, let yourself get the rest.

SIXTEEN: Sometimes the scariest things to do, words to say, or decisions to make will be the ones that have the best impact on your life. Do them with faith.

SEVENTEEN: Trust your gut and that lil feeling and voice inside you. They’re right about just about everything.

EIGHTEEN: Being kind & standing up for who / what you believe in will always be the golden rule. You can only complain about who / what you haven’y tried to fix. People depend on people, so don’t let yours down!

That’s all for this post friends! Stick around for posts coming up soon! Until next time!

xoxo, Ally