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Wow, this might be a wordy post.

Let me just say that I’ve missed blogging SO much. It’s been weird without an outlet or a hobby for me to let my thoughts loose. I’ve kind of maybe been going a little crazy. Hehehehehe. Wait, who said crazy?!

Home-made pizza! Corn Tortillas topped with spicy red pepper hummus, laughing cow cheese, marinara sauce (from a jar, yes), spinach, mini bell-peppers, red onion, and garlic

No, but really, I need to start blogging again. This may not even be so much of a food blog anymore (because really, how inspiring can you be in a tiny kitchen shared with 5 others living on a budget of about 50 bucks a month on food?) but more of a space for me just to WRITE and hash out my thoughts. I know, use a diary, right? But I’ve never been able to keep a diary. Sure, it’s fun to write in during really trying times (and fun to read again a year later) but I can’t keep them up. It’s too much work. Sad, right? I just hate to leave this blog when it’s something I like to do so much. So — long story short, I’m back! And you’re gonna get a whole mouthful of my life coming up these next months. Get ready ;)

Ultimate college girl comfort food: Amy's Gluten Free Mac n Cheese with Edamame on a bed of spinach.

So what have I been up to?

Studying, sleeping, laughing, jamming, working, planning, studying, celebrating… studying. It’s been a pretty basic semester, one that I can’t wait to be done with. The combination of O-Chem with a massive group project, stats homework (that I have to do today, shoot!) and a journalism class is nothing short of hard work. But I’m not complaining. I DO like school. It’s taken a while for me to find a balance between the school work, working at the hospital, planning events for the Dietetics/Nutrition club, getting enough sleep, and still having a social life, but I think I’m getting there! Organizing is key. Seriously. And getting stuff done RIGHT when you think about it. Procrastination no more in this chica’s life, nuh-uh.

If I’ve learned anything new and important this year it’s not to stress out about the future because there is so much that we cannot control. Things change faster than you can even notice and nothing is worth regretting. We’ll end up where we’re meant to be, somehow, and it’s best to embrace each day as its own special event. Even the bad ones. Every day we grow in some way and are being prepared for our future lives and we don’t even realize it. I think that’s pretty magical. Living without control, in the very grand sense, scares me a little, but mostly it makes me calm. No need to worry. No need to fear. Just keep breathing, seeing, listening, and doing what feels right. Just a bit of philosophy to start the day :)

Right now, as I write this, I’m sitting on my favorite couch in my house, home for Thanksgiving break. It feels so nice to be back home, again, and just get away from the constant go-go-go of being at school. This Thanksgiving will be a different one, though, but that’s another post.

Today will be spent cooking some of the feast for tomorrow with mom, seeing Breaking Dawn (for the second time!) with mom, picking up the brother from school, and doing who-knows-what with the family tonight. I can’t wait to soak it all in.

I can promise you another post soon. Until then, have an amazing Wednesday!

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