Thursday May 17, 2018 🌿

Hello!!!! ❤ 

I am finally back! SO MUCH has happened since I last blogged on May 1st.. can’t believe it’s been 17 days since I last blogged. Life has been so busy, it’s like ever since May hit, everything went crazy. So some highlights of May:

  • I passed that hard class I was worried about 
  • I graduated college
  • I got married
  • I moved into my new home 

So yeah it’s been a crazy 17 days! Let’s start from the beginning. So, Mirhad went to Boston to visit Irhad on May 6th for about 5 days. I missed him a lot, but I had so much to do to keep me busy. I spent a lot of that time getting the house ready. I think he deff missed me more tho lol, it was so weird seeing him when I picked him up @ the airport because I literally didn’t see his face for 5 days. My last exam was super hard, it was so difficult to study for because my brain was already done with school as soon as I finished my micro exam the week before lol. It was a tough one, but Adisa and I made it!! Anyways, right when he came back our bed got delivered so the people from Weekend’s Only put it together (thank you bc it was so complicated). After that, we went to go pick out a mattress which was able for pick up the next day. That Saturday (the 12th) was my graduation. Here’s some pics from that day!

It was sweet of everyone to come out and support me ❤ I felt so loved! After graduation, I spent the next 3 days moving my stuff into the house.. which took FOREVER. Moving out is harder than it seems. I didn’t realize I had so much stuff packed into my room, well not that much stuff it’s just that I have a lot of clothes and things like that so I had to go back and forth. Next time, I’m deff going to buy more storage bins so I don’t have to make multiple trips. 

Yesterday (the BEST day of them all) was when we got officially married at the courthouse!!!! As of yesterday at 1 pm, I am a married woman. It’s so crazy! I mean nothing really changed besides the fact that I get to live with my best friend, I feel the same, we act the same, and I’m just excited for all of the fun things we can do in the future! I also have some pictures of yesterday.

It was a very long, but rewarding day. Mirhad went straight to sleep after we came back and I went back to my moms so I can pack some more stuff that I left. We fasted yesterday because it was the first day of Ramadan, so I made food later that night for Iftar, it was yummy! 🙂 

Need to update on some house pictures and some decorations I have up, but first I need to organize everything because there is boxes everywhere that we haven’t unpacked yet. So yeah, I’m loving the new house. It’s great and it’s feeling very cozy. I’m grateful for everyone in my life who has helped me and who has been there for me on this crazy ride! 

All of my countdowns have passed and the only one that’s left is our trip to Colorado!! 7 more days woohoo!!! Mountains, here I come!!!! ❤ ❤ I cannot wait, seriously I am so ready to get a change of scenario and to relax a little bit before I start working which is also coming up in the beginning of June. I cannot wait to visit all of these places, I was also thinking about making a trip out to Utah maybe visit one of their national parks. 

That’s it for now.. bye! 🙂  

Goals for May 💫

Wanted to do a post about my goals for May since I have a lot going on next month!

  • Graduate college
  • Get married and have a ceremony at the Mosque that following Saturday
  • Move in on the 16th
  • Have a BBQ with close family and friends at our house for a little marriage celebration on the 19th
  • Go to Mirhad’s college graduation
  • Go to Medina’s kindergarten graduation
  • Go on a trip to Colorado
  • Be on the keto diet until we go to Colorado
  • Lose at least 10 pounds in the month of May
  • Decorate my home
  • Be happy, don’t let little things get in the way of happiness – whatever it is, it’s not worth the stress and in the end it won’t matter
  • Blog A LOT!!!! Blog my whole journey of what’s coming next month
  • Prepare myself for my new job that will be starting in June
  • Create a great office workspace at home
  • Get all of my bills in order
  • Get rid of my kidney stones
  • Eat healthy, cook often (in new home)

 

Tuesday April 17, 2018 🌿

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday, it’s a much better day weather wise than this weekend and yesterday and it makes all the difference in everyones moods! I have lots to blog about which I am going to do in the next 2 1/2 hours before my class so be prepared for A LOT! As of right now, I am drinking coffee in my room and just having a good time. I cut up some bananas and oranges – these oranges I bought are like pink on the inside and no I didn’t accidentally buy grapefruit, but they’re actually pretty sweet!

So, yesterday I got everything done that needed to be done for my bridal shower, I’m going to post some pictures of what we did. It was a very long, tiring day honestly. That took FOREVER especially because we ran into some dilemmas, but in the end everything turned out so cute! So here are some pictures:

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So those little boxes have rose petals inside and then some little candies. We had to put the boxes together, fill them up, then close them back up and tie those little bows around the top. I think they look so adorable! Then we did these ribbons on the flower vases, well Sejla did because she made the best ribbons hahahah and real flowers will go in each of them (I think there’s like 7 or 8) and we will put them on each table. What I forgot to take a picture of was the props Sanela and I had to glue on a stick. There were a bunch! Medina was our little helper throughout this whole day, she gave us which prop to glue 😂 And omg I totally forgot to take a picture of the party favors… but I will add more pictures the actual day of my shower! They are little nail-polishes and they are soooo adorable because they look like they have veils on them. Anyways, that seems like it wouldn’t take a long time, but it took a couple hours. We also thought of some games, I think we’re going to do like 3-4 of them to take up the time. But yes, that’s all done with finally. Everything else is just decorating on Sunday. I also got my dress and shoes so I am set to go!!

Mirhad started packing up his stuff from his room, basically everything besides his clothes and I also need to start doing that soon. I think I’m going to need a couple storage containers to pack my stuff up because I have a bunch of small things and I think it would be best to do just 2-3 big containers. But OMG…. 29 more days till I move out and get married!!! WOOHOO!!! I can’t believe how fast time flew by… well not really but now that it’s getting closer and closer I feel so anxious. I know our parents will be sad, but I know we will see them a lot so it will be like we never left (kind of). Anywayssssss, I am so excited to have my own place and I can’t wait to start decorating. We will be looking at furniture a lot for the next 29 days so we can furnish this place!

I also need to get in touch with my future workplace so we can finalize stuff, they said around this time or end of April would be when we start doing the process. Oh, also…. Adisa will be working with me!!!!!! She got an offer and we are sooooo excited!!! I’m so happy for her and I think she really deserves this after a tough semester of searching for jobs and going to tons of interviews! I can’t wait to work with her, I think we will be in the same building so it will be fun! We can carpool, eat lunch together, go on breaks together, etc., I can’t wait 🙂 🙂

Just came back from driving Mirhad to school and now I am about to start getting ready for class. I need to make another to-do list today so I make sure I don’t forget to do the stuff I need to do. It just little things and some aren’t even pertaining to the shower, it’s just stuff I need to do for myself.

Today when Mirhad gets out of class, we’re going to go to Weekends Only to look at furniture. Hopefully we find something we like, it’s so hard for us to like the same couch apparently lol. —— Weekends Only is CLOSED bc it’s a weekends only store… dumb moment for me hahahaha. So instead we will go buy storage bins so I can start packing!

Meant to upload this post earlier today, but I went to school and didn’t bring my computer, so now I am at home finishing this before I leave to go pick up Mirhad. My mom went to SAMS the other day and I feel like she didn’t get anything good 😐 so I think at Walmart I’ll pick up some bagel thins and maybe one orange because Walmart’s is the BEST. So I didn’t get what I was hoping I’d get on the test, but I did really good on my homework so my grade basically stayed the same.. YAY! I also think if I do well on the quizzes and rest of the homework that I can pass with an okay grade which is just enough for me 🙂 That means I don’t have to stress too much about it. I have a micro test coming up and I don’t even know what I have in the class because he hasn’t posted any grades this semester at all.. eh, I think I’ll be okay with this one too.

I think we’re all going to go on a trip like after graduation and school ends in May probably for a week or so, it’ll most likely just be me, Mirhad, Ermin, Anel, and Sanela. We might go somewhere in the mountains which GETS ME SO EXCITED!!!!! It’s been way too long since I have hiked at the mountains and inhaled that fresh crisp air ❤ so I will probably get going on planning that too 😀 I don’t even care if it’s Colorado again… you know that’s my favorite place!! But just anywhere outside, maybe even Yosemite or Grand Canyon? Who knows?! But that means travel posts, woohoo!!

But yeah, that is pretty much everything I’ve needed to update on. Now that I am a little less stressed out, I can focus way more on blogging. See ya! 🙂

2018 Goals & The 52 Lists Project

So I bought this book called the 52 List Project from Marshall’s today and it’s basically a year of weekly journaling inspiration. On the back it says “Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! Get ready to celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.” I bought a similar book like this for Sanela when she got a new job, but hers is about happiness. I really like this one because it’s all about goals and listing things. I looked through it and some of the things are really interesting to write about. So each week I will have a new topic to write about. This will be fun!

The first page says “List your goals and dreams for this year.” So I wanted to write them on here, too. This way I can have it in multiple places to look back on!

  • Move into my new house with Mirhad
  • Graduate college
  • Get married
  • Read more books –> at least 12 this year*
  • Get to a healthy weight & stay there –> be comfortable in your own body, don’t lose weight just to be skinny, lose weight to be healthy for yourself and for your future self
  • Travel A LOT
  • Up my water intake –> I have many water bottles that measure the water so drink a couple of those a day
  • Volunteer @ the bunny shelter often
  • Spend more time with my family –> I already do, but I just need to continue doing it
  • Renovate my dream home –> make my house how I’ve always dreamed of having it
  • Go to health check-ups –> 2x a year
  • Save money –> as soon as I start working, create a financial plan
  • Take a road trip across the USA 
  • Take pictures every day
  • Floss
  • Go to bed earlier, wake up earlier –> I always stay up late and end up waking up around 10, feels like most of my day is taken up by sleeping.. wake up earlier and make the most of the day
  • Try something new or do something (go explore) –> once a month
  • Spend more time outside 
  • Learn more –> documentaries, a course, etc.,
  • Prepare my food –> for work, for school, always have a plan of what to eat so I don’t end up eating random junk
  • Eat fruit & vegetables more –> incorporate this into my diet

 

So far, that’s what I have. I will probably add more!