Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve last posted a review, almost 2 months to be exact! I wanted to write a little ‘Where have I been?’ blog to let you all know what’s been going on in my life and why L&L has been so quiet over the last 8 weeks.
My life has been pretty hectic recently, between schools final projects and final papers and exams, followed by some travel and then topped off with looking for a new place to live before May 1st my blog has unfortunately had to take a back seat. My school life is pretty crazy, thankfully I can now officially say that I’ve completed my 3rd year of university but getting to that point was pretty intense. I had so many final things all come up at once that I’ve been buried underneath, I wasn’t even finding the time to read (the worst). I finished this past Monday and I’ve finally had a week to myself which has been spent travelling back and forth from the city my parents live, where I’m currently residing, down to Toronto viewing new potential places to live.
For anyone that has ever moved or tried finding a place of your own to move to, you know how stressful it can be! With my new roommate moving out of her current place this coming Tuesday, her and I have been pounding the pavement with our realtor viewing places in the downtown core of the city. I was previously living on my own in Toronto for my first two years at uni and a year ago, decided to take a reprieve from the cost of living there and move back in with my parents. Now that I’m finally ready to get back down there again I’ve spent the last two weeks travelling back and forth, seeing place after place and either not loving them, or loving them but not having any luck for various different reasons. Today I submitted an offer on a place and I’m hoping for good news tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed for me!
In between all of that, I did some travelling (how I found the time, I don’t know) down to Tennessee to visit a good friend of mine, Jess!
Jess and I in Nashville! Aren’t we cute?
I spent four days roaming between Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN and loving every minute of it! It was by far NOT enough time and I would loved to have stayed longer but school unfortunately didn’t allow for that. While I was there I did make time to add to my collection of tattoos which was so exciting! Of course I was elated to finally be getting my book-inspired ink done and I have to say that I’m over the moon with how they both turned out (yes, I got two!). Here is the first, a friendship tattoo that Jess and I both got – it’s a little open book on our ribs with a heart on the page. Just a little something that represents both of us and our shared love of books:
Mine is on the left with the red heart, Jess has the pink heart!
Next up was the one I was most excited for! I’ve known for a while that I wanted a quote from a book, it was just a matter of deciding on one that I felt fit me best. I wanted it to come from an author I loved and not just from a book and an author I’ve never read simply because it’s classic or nice. After careful consideration I realized that there wasn’t anything more perfect than “I go to seek a great perhaps” from John Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska’. It just sums up the way I feel about my life so perfectly and I knew it was something I would always feel the same way about.
I love it and I love looking in the mirror and seeing it or looking over my shoulder and catching a glimpse of the birds. Aside from hanging out with Jess, it was definitely the highlight of my trip!
So now that most of the craziness is over I can finally get back to blogging! I’ve read a few (disappointing) books and will hopefully be able to start posting reviews again beginning next week. With any luck I’ll also be packing this weekend, moving into a new place on Wednesday, road tripping to Detroit on Saturday (the 4th) to see Taylor Swift in concert (SO EXCITED FOR THIS!) all before Monday, May 6th, rolls around and I start my spring class at school! *lets out a breath* I know – a lot to do in very little time. So here’s hoping it all goes according to plan. I wish I could say I was gearing up to start enjoying my summer break but I don’t have that luxury until the start of June when everything is over until September.
If you made it to the bottom of this post, you deserve a cookie or some ice cream or maybe both.