Monday, July 29, 2013

A Little Revelation

I've had a revelation. I spend so much time wishing for things to happen and wishing for things to be different and I want to be done thinking like that. I want to go out and make them happen. I want to experience that feeling of working so hard that I feel like I'm never going to have a life again to accomplish something that I so badly want. Those people that seem to always have luck and have the most amazing experiences? It's 99% of hard work, determination and dedication, and the cloud of luck is really only following them 1% of the time.


I want to read more for fun and relax more? Then I should do my work on time and not spend so much time doing nothing. Make time for these things instead of wasting time with nothing. 

I want people to know me and remember me for something good? Then I should get involved whole-heartedly and undeniably and put some effort into it. It's NOT just going to happen by watching YouTube videos before bed and waking up the next morning.

I can't focus on anything while I'm in my apartment? Then I better be busting my butt out of there as fast as I can, lugging a bag full of to-do lists to Starbucks on a daily basis so that I can concentrate and do what I need to. Nothing comes without hard work. 

I want my dream house that I've planned on Pinterest. Well then you better guess that I'm going to start saving my pennies instead of buying lipgloss (which I happen to have way too much of...)

I've kind of always had the idea that if something amazing was going to happen to me, then it would happen and that I just have to wait and see if it will. Now I know that unless I start getting out there and sucking up my fear of making a mistake and taking risks, nothing will ever, ever happen, except maybe gaining weight and stress. 

With Love,
Ellyse
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Sorority Cover Photos


Think back to when you were rushing: the second you discovered which chapters were on campus, you Googled every. single. one. to figure out which chapters looked promising and where you could potentially see yourself. There's no doubt that girls going through recruitment this fall will be doing the same. 

One perfect way to show those PNM's how much you love your chapter and how proud you are to be a part of it is to use a cute Facebook cover photo. I'm loving these from Jessica Marie Design & Greek Cover Photos right now! Both sites have super cute options for several sororities.

Happy recruitment!

With Love,
Ellyse
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

What I'm Loving: Backpacks

When I was in junior high, using a backpack was a major social blunder. Tote bags--and eventually small purses--were all the rage. In college, however, backpacks are beyond necessary. I tried carrying a Longchamp for a year or so, but with lugging my laptop, textbooks, binders and notebooks around the city all day, I needed to make the switch using a backpack. I carry a traditional "school backpack", but lately I've been seeing these cute little backpacks all around and can't help but imagine myself walking around campus with one.



 I'm loving this one from Tory Burch right now, and I'm guessing that within the next month or so, we'll start to see plenty more fashionable backpacks emerging, just in time to head back to classes!

With Love,
Ellyse 
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer So Far

How on earth is it July already?


I started out June with two different sorority/fraternity formals and celebrating my 21st birthday, which I was so grateful to be able to do with both friends and family. A week later I made it out of junior year alive and with good grades and moved back to the suburbs for the summer to start my new internship, which I am already loving! I'm working with social media, marketing and even a little bit of event planning. It is without a doubt the perfect mix for me! 

Other highlights from the month include having the best sushi of my life and celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup! As far as the sushi goes, if you ever find yourself in the Western suburbs of Chicago, stop in Hinsdale and grab something to eat at Nabuki. My sister and I tried it for lunch one day and we are officially obsessed! Best sushi rolls that I have ever had and I've had plenty in my lifetime of being a sushi addict. 

While June is always great {I mean it is my birth month, after all}, July is one of my favorite months--days of beautiful weather and fun summer plans seem endless. My upcoming plans for the month include a trip into Chicago {because I haven't been back since moving out for the summer, which is way too long}, a family vacation to Arizona and lots of work, but of course just as much relaxing!

Happy July!

With Love,
Ellyse
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