(via Beautiful/Decay) Photographer Pawel Bajew’s “portraits are not without humor, as some figures have funny expressions, but also have a darkness about them, just like his series Freaks. His body of work as a whole personifies a distinct mood and peculiar atmosphere about it that leaves it distinguishable and unique.”
When I was younger my mother would always
write on my birthday thank you cards “April showers bring May flowers!” As a
six year old I thought it was a bit ridiculous… But as I got older I began to
realize that April could be the toughest month of the year (ie. Stresses with
exams, job applications, summer plans, etc).
This April my birthday fell in the middle
of exams and I ‘cheered’ to a new year of life with a Starbucks Caramel
Frappuccino and friends. I also got to virtually blowout candles on Facetime with
family and watch them enjoy my favourite flavour of red velvet cupcakes.
11 Things I Learned At 20
1. If you want something completed, you have
to be willing to take the first step.
2. Be adventurous with your food choices,
the Swiss Chalet Quarter Chicken meal will always be on the menu.
3. Try to slowly embrace that your parents’
previous life choices about love, money, and careers could be deeply rooted
into your decisions of today.
4. Instead of thinking about how draining
exercising could be… Think about how rewarding it will be once its finished!
5. First impressions have the ability change
when you look deeper into people’s personalities.
6. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can
provide moments and experiences of happiness with others.
7. Personality traits you don’t like in
others are usually traits you don’t like about yourself or someone close to
8. “Sometimes you just have to put on
lipgloss and pretend to be psyched.” – Mindy Kaling.
9. The power of forgiveness is incredible.
In order to move forward accept forgiveness from others and yourself.
10. It is wonderful to connect with so many
different social circles, but always remember the first person you would call
at 2 in the morning with good news.
11. “Embrace the glorious mess that you
are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert.
April 2015 Highlights
I celebrated a beautiful Easter with
family, friends, and cherry cheesecake.
I had the opportunity to work with pengems and be welcomed into the crazy world of #planneraddicts.
I completed my third year of university
classes and rejoiced with music friends in dresses over Hawaiian pizza.
I had the opportunity to work with L’Oreal
for a hair-care post and I am so excited to share it with you beauties!
I purchased three pairs of shoes in one day
and didn’t feel bad about it.
I celebrated my 21st birthday with staff friends
and drank Starbucks Frappuccinos.
I learned how to successfully apply
contacts and can see all your beautiful faces now!
I performed my third year singing recital
after months of hard work and dedication in front of my supporters.
I had to say goodbye to so many beautiful
and hilarious residents who had finished their first year in university.
I studied for my one final exam while
watching too much True Blood on the side.
After a night of dancing, I sleepily packed
my whole academic life in boxes to be sent home for the summer.
I cherished the final moments with my
inspirational staff team and sent them many warm wishes with tears streaming
down my face.
What were your highlights of April 2015? Let me know in the comments bellow!