Friends, this blog post is an exciting one! It’s been an entire year since the beginning of this blog, Studying Life with Gigi. And it has grown to a place I never could have imagined.
I’m doing something I’ve never done before. Writing a blog post on my phone. I have a bandaid on my finger and it’s hard to type well. It’s strange because I’m at a family party, one of those things where you have good food, but not a lot of fun, especially if you don’t know most of the people there.
Here I am again, after an unscheduled hiatus returning to the thing I love. You’d think that if I loved it so much, I’d have blog posts out daily, I’d be shouting my love for the blog on rooftops (or more likely, social media), I’d be utterly consumed by writing posts, creating graphics, all the … Continue reading Writer’s Block and Other Things
I think I’m exhausted. The constant culture to scroll, to watch has left me nothing but tired. I felt it on my winter break - I was in the best position to be relaxed, and yet I felt the opposite. Everyday I would wake up, another day off from classes and school and professors, yet … Continue reading Taking a Tech Break
Hey y’all! Long time, no blog. It’s been quite a minute since I sat and talked with you all, and so I just wanted to write an update letting you all know how I’ve been. I am currently at home in New York City. The weather has been amazing here. I finished my freshman year classes on April 30th, and I finished my final exams on May 10th. However, I only got back home on last Friday, May 18th.
There are days when you’re happy and full of light - days full of laughter, of peace, the once in awhile stress free moments living life full of love. And there are other days where everything feels like it’s going wrong and you feel drained even though you weren’t really productive at all. One version of you is happy and one of you isn’t. Let’s figure out why.
I have a tendency to daydream, to lay back and have dream of a different life for myself. We all wish ourselves away, not in a dark way, only that we wish we looked better, or were better at school, or were the person that everyone desired to be like. I dream myself unlonely, surrounded by a close knit group of people, who know me deeply and still show me love. Maybe you dream yourself happy, a smile on your face at any hour of the day, able to laugh life’s troubles away.
I’m currently in my 3rd week in my 2nd semester of first year. It’s the most unreal thing to be back and yet it feels as natural as ever (if that makes any sense). This month my music taste kind of reverted to my high school self. For most of high school. I really liked rock and pop punk - Pierce the Veil and Evanescence. Similar to my 2018 self (so far away), I’ve listened to worship and but I’ve been loving Boston Manor and My Epic - just really cool bands at the moment. I’ve even gotten back into listening to Tonight Alive. Anyway, here's my life update!
I absolutely love New Year's! There’s something about having a fresh start and knowing that everyone gets a do-over, some motivation to get started on those dreams we lose in the day to day life. Some people hate New Year's because they feel like they never get to their dreams. But to me, everyone acknowledges that we all need a clean slate after some pretty rough days.