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Worst Blogger Award?!

Oh….. heeeeeeey guys [/guilty]

Yes. It has been a full week since I posted. You caught me, totally fair. And my Twitter feed has also been pretty slow lately, but it’s just cause I’ve been so damn busy!

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Well, mostly busy. A little lazy. Also a little distracted, but we’re gonna stick with the “busy” excuse, mkay? And now for a rundown… leggo.

Tuesday: Worked out, lounged [so guilty of that one], worked, and then… went to bed – promptly at 10pm. That’s early, even for me. Mostly because of…

Wednesday: Wake up call came in at 4:15AM. Then, my mom & I were on the road by 4:30AM! And guess what – I drove the whole way! All seven and a half hours of it! Aaaand now pictures of the food because I have no idea where my camera connecting cord is. Top notch work, Sam. Really. Then I had a workshop a couple of hours after my Mom and I arrived in Clemson, which was ok – a little too drawn out for me, but whatevaaaah. Later that night, I checked into the dorms with a bunch of other kids and we hung out there for the night before the next morning’s activities Winking smile Oh, and did I mention the city was in like, a state of torrential downpour?! Cause it was.

Thursday: The first day… of ORIENTATION! Seriously, these two days were so much fun! I absolutely loved this little glimpse into the next four years of my life, and lemme tell ya – I’m. Freaking. Pumped.

Friday: Last day! We had a couple academic advising meetings, and made our schedules – I got mostly morning classes, woo! I’m taking: Orientation to Education, Contemporary Math for Elementary Teachers, Intermediate Spanish, Biology (Key to Human Identity lecture), West and the World, and a food science elective! After all that jazz wrapped up, we headed on home!

Saturday: Uhmmm… nothing. Like, seriously – not. a. thing.

Sunday: Ran a little, did the work thang, and then… WATCHED TRUE BLOOD!!!!! I’m so obsessed with this show, it’s crazy. Dear Eric Northman, I’ll be eighteen in less than two months. Call me.

Today: LOTS of laundry! Jillian Michaels video, and then some more laundry.

TOMORROW, my replacement phone should be in! I’ll run over to my Mom’s house to pick that up and hopefully find my camera cord as well. I’ll have to work tomorrow too, but it’s my goal to have a post up before I have to leave!

Well… hope ya liked all that reading! Have a beautiful Monday night, the weather here is starting to clear up nicely (:

Question! What’s your favorite class that you’ve taken – in high school, in college, or non-educational [like pottery or cooking or something]?

Sam

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An Announcement!

Hey guys! How’s your Wednesday going so far? Mine has been fantastic-o!

I totally buckled down today and knocked out everything on my to-do list from this morning (and may have watched all of those shows… sorry TV diet.) But hey, you can’t win em all, right?

Anyways, I know it’s supposed to be “What I Ate Wednesday,” but I kinda ignored my camera from… oh, I don’t know, noon til seven? Which is when I did most of my eating? Whoopsieees. So, this week I’m changing it to…

 

What I Want to Do with My Life Wednesday (:

If you’ve read my About Me section, you might know that I’m currently bouncing back and forth between three majors – psychology, nutrition, and, most recently, early childhood education.

This weekend, something… clicked. I don’t know what made it feel so right, but I realized that I think I know what I want to focus on and really do with my life.

But how about I give the story first? Sounds good (:

So, in addition to my job where I teach gymnastics classes, I also recently started working birthday parties, and this weekend I worked one with a couple other girls, and there were some kids at the party who were like, four years old and younger.

Anyways, the party was a blast – as always – and while we were cleaning up, one of the girls said to me, “Sam, you were so good with the little kids. I don’t know how you do that.”

….

Not an outlandish statement, I guess. I did kinda stick with the smaller ones because I think I gravitate towards them typically, but I hardly noticed it. But for some reason, this statement really hit me. At the time, I just smiled and said thank you, because the girl who said it is one of my close work friends, but I couldn’t shake the feeling all night.

Now, my Senior Search – the senior project to be completed at the beginning of May – was to help out in my friend’s mom’s preschool classroom, but I just picked it because I knew I liked kids, not necessarily because I wanted to work with them.

But that situation has kinda changed.

After my friend said that to me Saturday, I was really thinking about it on the way home. And for the first time, I felt like I wouldn’t be making any compromises in terms of my happiness. I wouldn’t have to give anything that I think is important for my happiness. It was, truthfully, incredibly liberating and exciting.

So essentially, I’ll be changing my major to early childhood education so that I can work towards becoming a preschool teacher. Honestly, having such a clear picture of this makes me feel so fantastic. I know people say that you’ll change your major a ton of times, but I feel so tied to this, and it’s something that I feel I’ve always kind of known I love.

I’ll be posting more on this, but I just wanted to share the news because it’s seriously one of the most exciting things to happen to my week!

Did you change your major? What was/is it?

Have a great night & good morning!

Samantha

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Being a Bad Blogger

Good evening Bloggity Babes!

I capitalized it, so it’s a real term now. Enjoy.

I totally have a confession – I’ve been such a bad blogger! Hah although I had a post go live on Sunday, the last time I wrote a post for real was Thursday night when I was in Clemson! But hey, you can’t win em all, right? Life totally comes first.

Well, that, and I left my USB drive in Clemson so I haven’t been able to upload pictures – UNTIL tonight when I got a little crafty (:

So I’ve previously said that I have the inability to bring everything with me that I take places. When I go to my best friend’s house, I inevitably get a text that reads something like “Thanks for the shirt and the book” or “thanks for the sunglasses and the shoes” or “thanks for the wallet and the money.” OK, the last one was a little extravagant [mostly because I don’t take my wallet out of my purse KNOWING that I would lose it if I did]. But how about a quick list of what I left in Clemson?

  • USB drive
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lululemon water bottle

I really liked that water bottle too. I don’t mind the shampoo/conditioner situation so much, because it gave me a reason to go out and buy a new set (: I got Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet shampoo [the same one I had before. PS, what’s a sugar beet?!] and Desert Essence’s Coconut Conditioner! I’m totally obsessed with the conditioner, my hair has smelled like coconut for days!! I’ll totally do a review on the stuff if yall want!

Before I start, I wanna show yall a picture I took Friday at the very end of the tour, it’s one of my very favorite shots of Clemson!

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This is Tillman Hall, one of the main buildings on campus! It’s absolutely gorgeous (:

But good news, my dad totally loved the tour! It seriously made me so excited to get all started at school and get settled into my new life! It’s weird because it’s finally starting to set in that I’m practically a grown up! [Psych. I won’t be 18 until like… 11 days prior to move in day.]

But let’s talk about some of the work outs, shall we?!

True to the 21 day yoga challenge, I’ve been making sure to keep up with just a little bit every day, and I’m totally feeling the results! Especially after the car ride, when I could feel my hips loosen WAAAY up after just a little bit of stretching!

Today, I did a quick three miler that took a little bit longer than anticipated, probably because there was  HUGH JASS hill right in the middle! I ended up walking up it, and not only did it take 5+ minutes, my HR didn’t drop below 175 the whole time! It was crazy! Fortunately, the heat wave seems to have dissipated, so the run wasn’t blaaayzin or anything.

How about we check out some of ze eats now, shall we?

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Fitnessista’s Perfect Protein Pancakes, topped with a sliced peach [picked some up on the drive home, they’re SC fresh!] and a little maple sizzurp!

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Shmoothie bowl for lunch! Topped with pumpkin butter that my dad and I picked up from the same place we got the peaches! Absolutely delicious, by the way! [1c almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior, 1 scoop Chocolate Green Superfood Powder, handful frozen spinach, one banana, and 1/2c pumpkin] Weird combo, but supah delish which is what really matters!

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Toast with apple butter [bought with the peaches + pumpkin butter!] and a sliced apple!

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Meet dinnerrrrr – whole wheat pasta + grape tomatoes + steamed broc + ketchup …. + more steamed broc. No judgment, right?

That’s most of what I ate Monday, but I totally forgot to snag some pics of some things and I don’t remember the whole deal!

But this morning’s breakfast was scrumptious!

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Peanut Candy Cereal

  • 1 Serving cereal of choice [I used TJ’s High Fiber]
  • 1/4c peanut flour
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  • Sweetener to taste
  • Almond milk to thin
  1. Mix 1/4c peanut flour, TINY sprinkle of sea salt, and sweetener in a small bowl. Slowly add water until flour reaches a thin-ish, almost soupy consistency.
  2. Top with cereal of choice.
  3. Stir cereal and peanut flour mixture until cereal is almost totally covered. If it’s still too thick, pour a tiny bit of almond milk [or cow’s/soy/hemp/rice/whatever] over until you can stir it easily.
  4. Add toppings of choice! Para ejemplo, raspberries and cocoa powder (: BUH-LISS baby!

The best thing about this cereal is that it’s totally adaptable to what you’re feeling! You can change the cereal to anythang you want, change the fruit, change the spread, add some nut butter, get craze with it!

I totally did not snag ANY pics of the other stuff I ate today. #whoops

One thing I did get a picture of? My atrocious parking job. #whogavemealicense

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My car’s the black one… I actually parked over the line. Usually I consider it acceptable if like, one tire sortakinda touches the line. But I am full on in an other person’s space. Sorrryyyy. But don’t worry, Jenny of Peanut Butter & Jenny does it too, so we’re totally in the clear.

I’m off for the night, I’ve got work in the morning! Have a great evening, even if it was was Pretty Little Liar-less for me ):

Are you a good driver?

Are you a serial-forgetter?

Samantha

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Life Is Good.

The day started like this.

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Katelyn’s cookie dough cereal + blackberrs

And then it ended like this:

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If you’re wondering, yes, I did tear the packet open and lick it clean. And I’m damn proud of it.

I’m hanging out in Clemson, and Daddy and I scored some Three Spoons frozen yogurt after dinner – easily one of the best salads I’ve ever had followed by the ULTIMATE bowl of froze.

Our tour is tomorrow morning, and I already know that I don’t want to leave.

 

At least I come back in two weeks (:

Best nut butter out there?

I love love love PB Co. but it always tastes more like dessert [white chocolate, dark chocolate, maple, what?!]

[sorry for the brief post, but I’ve got a game to watch!! Go Heat!]

 

Samantha

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