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upcoming finals

may i be blessed with nice handwriting like the rest of the studying community. also, good grades. those are important too. #studygram #studyblr #studyspo #biologynotes A post shared by desirae pulido 🌞 (@desiraeluz) on Apr 29, 2017 at 1:11am PDT
studying for finals has my sleep schedule all jacked up. i woke up at 10pm last night, studied at the library until about 6am, then came back to my dorm and slept until noon. what am i doing? i don't know, either, but i sure would like to stop. all of my finals are on monday, back-to-back, which is really going to suck.

i'm taking summer classes as well, which means that between my last final and my first summer class, i have a week. it'll be nice to relax for just a little while, and i shouldn't fall out of my study routine so that will be good.

when i think too hard, i feel like i'm drowning.

i'm doing okay, really. usually.

i have friends who are real friends - they love me and they care for me. i feel safe with them, and we do things together and i feel so genuinely welcome. normally i feel like a bother to people, an inconvenience. but with them, i don't. it's different and refreshing. i really like it.

my boyfriend is like my home. i don't know how else to word it, but it feels right to say it that way. he's a good person and he's doing good things, and i'm always proud of him. he makes me want to be the best person i can possibly be. i want to do so many good things just to make him smile and make him feel the way he makes me feel.

even my grades are not too bad - or at least, not in my opinion. i don't know what to consider a good GPA right now. i'm just trying my hardest and feeling good about the effort i'm putting in and the results i'm receiving. i might actually be doing pretty bad, or maybe just mediocre, but that doe…

irresistibly yours by lauren layne

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irresistibly yours by lauren layne -> goodreads
i hadn't read any new adult books before i read irresistibly yours, and i think i actually only bought this one on my kindle because i saw the third book in this series, someone like you, in an email on sale. i'd read reviews that said each book in the series could be taken as a standalone, but i wanted to read them in order. i also hadn't read any other books by lauren layne, but all of the reviews were really positive, so i was excited to read something of hers.
irresistibly yours is about a guy who works at a magazine that is looking for a sports editor. he expects the job to be handed to him without any issues, and then a cute, tiny, spunky girl shows up and is actually just as qualified, if not moreso, than him.
aforementioned guy is, of course, angry and affronted, and the girl is so absolutely sweet and genuinely nice, and they fall in love. i think i read through this in like a day, it was so addicting and wonderfu…

3 useful apps for college students

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it's like six weeks into my first semester of college and i realized, very quickly, that a lot of the things i was doing just weren't cutting it. i wasn't organized enough, my schedule was a mess, and i was so scatter-brained that it was just making me more nervous than it should've.

so i turned to apps, because isn't that the goal of apps, really, to make our lives easier and benefit us? and i've found some pretty cool gems.


1. to bed
because i'm a child still, and without my mother here to tell me to go to sleep already, i just won't. seriously. i will look at the time and realize that it is 2am and i haven't done jack shit and now it's time for bed but i have things to do so i guess i'm not getting much sleep today and aaaAAGGHHH. it's a MESS.

with this app, you input when you need to wake up and how many hours of sleep you want to get, and from there it will let you know when you should head to sleep. the neat thing is that a half hou…

what have i been up to in the past 6 months?

i love everything in my life as of late.

i started college this semester at the University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in math and working towards my teaching certification. i'm even in a course (UTeachSA) which allows me to go to a nearby elementary school and do fieldwork, which consists of observing and teaching a few lessons!

there are a lot of interesting people i'm meeting here, and i recently found the Students United for Planned Parenthood (SUPP) group, which i've decided to become a part of. i'm excited for everything here. i think i just missed school - missed studying, tests, even the stress, to some extent! i'm more mentally healthy than i've been in ages.

unfortunately i don't have time to read, or write, or knit like i used to. i miss doing those things. but everything here is incredible, and things are looking up.

99 days by katie cotugno

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99 days by katie cotugno -> goodreads
there are some very interesting reviews for 99 days on goodreads. some of them are praising this book, and the others are completely condemning it because the main character, molly, does not make good choices.
you cannot tell me you picked up a book about a girl who cheated on her best friend-turned-boyfriend with his brother and expected her to be a perfect person.
a lot of the reviews describe molly as a 'flawed character'. keeping that in mind, what's a perfect character? is it somebody who always makes the perfect choice and doesn't ever let anybody down or hurt their feelings? flawed characters are realistic. maybe that's why people don't like them. we turn to books for an escape, and sometimes a flawed character makes it a little too real for us.
the plot and molly's feelings are very back and forth. of course. i didn't have a problem with it - again, it's realistic, and i hate to admit it, but i'v…

monthly recap 07/16

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2016 is officially over halfway done with. it's been a pretty busy year, and most of that business seems to be coming from this month.
i have a little brother, and i have as of july 12th at 12:43 in the afternoon. and oh my jesus he's the cutest thing i've ever seen. his name is justice, and it's hard to believe that after two weeks with someone (almost three weeks), i can love them this much. i've never been super keen on babies, but i swear he's trying to change that.today i had my first job interview at a grocery store, and i got the job! i should be starting next week. it's even within walking distance of my house, which makes my life like 3x easier.god help me i'm getting back into reading contemporaries, as seen in my review of love & gelato. my heart's aflutter. kasie west books here i come.and i plan on reading ACOTAR soon. i don't like to use gifs in my posts because it feels very tacky imo, but i literally feel like that gif of spo…