Monday, May 12, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
You guys probably don't know, but as of right now I'm committed to California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. The sad part is that a week ago I didn't even know its full name. Someone asked me what school I was going to and I couldn't even tell them (oops!).
A few weeks ago I was getting really depressed about the fact that I only got into TWO schools of the TEN I applied to. I was really down about the fact that everyone I knew was going to UC Davis or Berkeley or LA or any UC and I wasn't. I mean I did get into UC Santa Cruz but that just isn't the place for me.
I've come to realize that I really need to stop comparing myself to the other students. It's MY life and MY future and tbh their college of choice probably won't matter to me in a few years. Plus there are people who can't afford to go to a great school like Cal Poly.
This post is to remind myself that it's okay that I'm going to an awesome state school and that going to a UC doesn't define me. It's what I make of college that defines me.
To sum everything up, I'm going to stop comparing myself to the other kids and be happy about whatever happens to me in the future. I'm lucky that I got into such an awesome school.
I gotta get back to writing my AP Lit essay but I hope y'all are happy with whatever you guys do with your future.
Vy Tran, Cal Poly Freshman.
Friday, April 25, 2014
|The Cali group in front of the Eiffel Tower. Couldn't have asked for a better group to travel with<3|
|Cheesin' it on the the boat that took us all the way to Venice. (Yeah we sang Boats and Hoes for a bit).|
|Went on the gondolas in Venice! |
From left to right: Bradford, Elliot, Raj, and Cassidy. Kanika is hiding behind the camera.
|Cassidy caught this little over-the-shoulder number while we were on the gondolas. |
Definitely enjoyed the old/run down buildings we went by.
Hi friends! I know I always do that thing where I don't post for a really long time but this time there's a reason! I've actually been in Europe for the past two weeks! Exciting, I know! I am back to my boring life now and decided I needed to make this post (which is irrelevant to my trip to Europe). This isn't my normal haul/review post but I feel that it needed to be said.
A few weeks ago I was hanging out with my boyfriend and I accidentally got some makeup on his shirt when I hugged him. Now this doesn't sound like a big deal but it was to me. I had this MASSIVE breakdown about how I hate wearing makeup and I hate getting it on his clothes all the time and having to be careful about getting it on my other things too. I was conflicted because I felt too self conscious to go without makeup, which made me self conscious about wearing makeup. Confusing right? Well my idea was that I wasn't confident enough to step outside the house with a naked face. At the same time, I hated wearing makeup because it was a constant reminder that I was self conscious.
I realize that my mentioning Europe had a point. This is because when I got back I felt like a completely different person. I don't know if it was because I was exposed to so many new things or I met so many new people, but in the end I felt significantly better. At this point I've decided to accept the way I was put together and embrace how I look without makeup. Having said that, I've also decided to accept the fact that I love wearing makeup. Being able to ignore my insecurities has made me feel like wearing makeup isn't for hiding those insecurities but for displaying the parts of myself I do like. I think coming back from Europe has made me realize there are so many things out there to explore and worrying about the way I look seems like a waste of time. I'm content with how I look regardless of whether I have makeup on or not and I plan to keep this mindset for a long time. I hope this somehow inspires you guys to find the better things about yourself and appreciate them. As cliche as it sounds, don't worry about the way you look too much(:
Hope y'all have a nice day!
I'll be back to update you guys on my trip!
The Happier Vy<3
Thursday, March 13, 2014
|Ickle Baby Bot|
Friday, December 20, 2013
So today was my last day of finals and I can officially say that it's CHRISTMAS BREAK YAAAAAY! Anyway, today I had the pleasure of spending the ENTIRE day with my girl Janelle Magbitang (whose blog you should check out if you haven't already, link will be at the bottom). I got out around 12 which was when she picked me up and then we went home so she could open the present I got her! I think it's safe to say that she liked my gift:). After that we headed over to Smoke Eaters to meet her boyfriend and his friend and we shared a plate of chicken tenders (romantic I know). We were planning to attend my schools Christmas choir performance but that was at 7 ish and it was only 4 when we were done eating. We ended up at target looking at makeup and things but we came out of the store with about 3 bags of candy. It was delicious btw. Then for some reason we came up with the idea to make snow globes with Mason Jars and glitter and figurine things. After Target, we went over to Michaels to find everything that we needed! We did find everything and then we went to my house to make these awesome snow globes:)
Down below are pictures that sort of show an easy way to make snow globes!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I realize it's been SUCH a long time since I've blogged anything! I've been swamped with schoolwork and college applications and all of that boring stuff. I'm still quite busy but things have settled down a lot so I'm just finding reasons to delay starting my homework. With how much stuff I've had to do for the past month I think I deserve a few minutes to make a small blog post. Anyway I just wanted to express my excitement for Christmas. Sometimes I never realize how much I really like this holiday until it's only a few weeks away! Each day I've been getting more and more giddy about seeing all of the lights and wearings hats/scarves. Although I am more of a summer person, I LOVE bundling up in baggy sweaters and cool socks. That isn't the only thing I'm excited for though! This year (just like almost every other year) I'll be making my way to Houston, Texas to visit my dad's side of the family. He's got 11 brothers and sisters and almost ALL of them have kids. It's the only time I really get to see my cousins all together in one house. Not only am I looking forward to seeing family, but I also can't wait to see all of the Christmas decorations that people put up! I mean Christmas lights are amazing. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love seeing them draped around house. I have no idea why but I'm so drawn to them. I've always wanted to decorate my room with lights but my room is pretty crowded and I wouldn't know where to put them): I've been watching a bunch of Vlogmas videos and I'm getting even more excited for Christmas to come. Maybe one year I'll decorate my room with a major Christmas theme and make a post about that. But until then, happy holidays all!