Going Ghost & Going Home

So I disappeared for a bit guys, sorry about that. I’ve been busy with finishing up school, and then looking into transferring schools. I’ve also been working and looking up scholarships to save up to replace my car, which I’m not used to not having. I used to relax on the road, and being home is so stressful and I feel stuck.

Speaking of, I’ll most likely be living at home for awhile, which absolutely sucks. I fell into a really bad spell of depression last year, to the point where my boyfriend had to call me up and ask if I was doing ok because he was afraid of how I was acting. I’m gonna try to have the absolute busiest time of my life and save like HELL for an apartment & car of my own.

So I need some advice. What are some good ways to save up for these expenses? There’s no way being home will benefit me, and I need to find a way! I’m already working two jobs right now and trying to spend a lot less, which is great, but any at home tips or anything like that would be much appreciated!

Cheers,

Sarah

Gluten Free? Paleo?

I haven’t talked about this yet, but today I had a meeting with my doctor about my Crohn’s disease today.

Looks like I’m in a flare. Which sucks, BUT I’m getting medication to help that at least. But another thing he recommended was going gluten free. I had another doctor once recommend going paleo. 

So it seems like this is what I need to do. Which isn’t going to be super fun but oh well. So if there’s anyone else that can give me advice on how to deal with this change, or maybe any recipes that you love.

As much as this will suck, I am excited to start getting a grip on my health.

❤️ Sarah

My Fitness Pal- Watch what I eat!

So I’ve started using MyFitnessPal to track my food. I used to use Lifesum, but I didn’t like that I had to manually put in my steps and all. Not only am I using this for the obvious getting healthier reasons, but I also need to track my food due to my allergies. I didn’t realize that MFP had a diary portion, so I’m able to write down if I had an allergic reaction throughout the day and to what I think it’s to.

So if you want to follow me, my username is skrstar29. I’m eating mostly junk lately cuz it’s finals and I’m a stressed college student. But I’m hoping that having some support on there may help me out!

❤️ Sarah

Chicken Salad & Blueberries

No this is not some weird combo.

I just noticed that my go to healthier foods lately have been chicken salads, and then anything involving blueberries.

Which I mean I don’t necessarily mind, but it becomes a problem when I still drown the salad in ranch or have a blueberry bagel cuz it’s ~blueberry~.

Ah, oh well. At least it’s yummy.

I mean look at this salad, how could you say no?

 
Anyway I’m going to actually eat this salad now. Yum yum.

❤️ Sarah

Appreciation Post

No, not to say how much I love my best friend or something. But honestly a thought on how we as humans choose to appreciate things.

Be it other humans, nature, objects, or something else. For some reason people only choose to appreciate these things when they can be missed.

Or okay, should I say appreciate these things more when they may be lost.

We see this so clearly in situations like Prince’s death. How many people turned to praising him and honoring him in music, that may not have thought of it otherwise?

But what brought it to my attention was the thought of transferring. The school I’m at now is too much money and doesn’t have the best program for me, so I’m looking into transferring. Now I love this school, but I always under appreciate it. Yesterday when I was walking out from tutoring, I swear the campus was the prettiest I had ever seen it. And it breaks my heart to fall in love with something again and have to leave it.

I’ve transferred before, and the same thing happened even though I hated the school. Suddenly, once the applications were in, everything looked so much better.

So what’s saying is, we need to appreciate things now, and not when they’re leaving. Every moment is a blessing.

❤️ Sarah

Today’s Look

Ignore the mess that is my boyfriend’s bathroom

I’m guessing this is an #ootd but to be honest, I’ve never really posted one before and it feels weird saying that.

Today was my first day back to class in a week, and my professor told me to not even stay since we had our final that I am nowhere near ready for. And yes, I was out of classes for a week. 

A big realization of why I want to improve my lifestyle is the car accident I was involved with last weekend. And the week following, I was a jittery, anxious, worry-til-I-got-sick mess. I went to counseling, learned how to calm down, and we talked about how to keep myself from becoming that worked up again.

So today, I wanted to do something that makes me feel good about myself. That meant dressing in something I like. I didn’t do my hair or makeup (or well I kinda did my hair by putting it into a bun while it was damp last night to keep it from being super frizzy) but it’s a step.

Also, I went on a sort of hiking adventure this past weekend to help myself relax and I made a vlog about that, which I need to look over. Hopefully I’ll have that up soon!

❤️, Sarah