Nissitissit Covered Bridge

Nissitissit Covered Bridge, located at 1 Mason Road in Brookline, New Hampshire, is directly across the street from a tiny, sad looking covered bridge that comes into your line of vision first. Don’t be fooled and don’t miss this bridge, it’s the one on the left! Before heading back to school, my parents and I took a little road trip up north. We planned to go the the Flume Gorge but were way too tired to make the drive, so we settled for somewhere closer. The first stop of the day was this adorable covered bridge that was in the woods over a nice stream. Delila enjoyed sniffing around and I enjoyed climbing up the bridge.

I’m Back!

After completely consuming my life for the past two months, THE LSAT IS FINALLY OVER!!!!! I was so stressed 24/7 and not completely present in any study break I took. I turned into a miserable person and neglected pretty much every aspect of my life. I knew I was extremely stressed, but until I walked out of the test room today, I didn’t realize just how stressed I was. I feel completely different mentally and physically. I can finally breathe, relax and completely dive back into the things I enjoy. Everything school throws at me this semester is going to feel like nothing after how hard I’ve been working since the start of 2018. While my ‘plan’ won’t be completed until October 1, the worst of things are over and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter.

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Today was kind of a disaster. I had to go to Georgetown to take the test and according to the policy, I was not allowed to bring my phone to the test center. While it was no problem ubering there, getting back was a struggle, especially with no phone! I asked one girl to borrow her phone to call my mom to call my roommate to send an uber to my location, but when the car didn’t show up and it began to rain, I started to get concerned, especially because I probably looked like a preppy prostitute standing by a lamppost on the corner with a sketchy clear plastic bag containing my pencils and wallet. Finally, a friendly student walked by and let my friend and I call an uber from his phone and thanks to technology, we were able to send him money for it on the spot. Unfortunately, instead of staying in DC, the uber turned into Virginia and started driving down the highway toward Fairfax, which was especially freaky because I didn’t have a phone!!! Eventually, I was not kidnapped, made it home, collapsed, and ate three cupcakes!!! Tonight I finally get to see my friends without being stressed and I couldn’t be more excited.

I’m ready to start doing work for my classes and actually working on the blog again. Since I started accelerating my life last Spring, I’ve been blogging less and less and feeling absent my posts. I really miss my candid creative outlet and am finally in a place where I can start getting ready to commit to another posting schedule and getting it back to a good place with it all. Taking what feels like a huge break has left me with new ideas and I’m ready to create them!!!

Up Garwin Falls

Waterfalls are always hit or miss in the summer. Either it’s pretty and flowing, or dry and gross, and Upper Garwin Falls seemed to fall right in the middle. Water was flowing still, but I’m sure there would’ve been more had it been spring. By the time we arrived, it was late afternoon and the sunlight was shining through the wildflowers that bordered part of the stream below the falls. While the hike there was short and clear, there was absolutely no good parking and all the area on the streets close by had no parking signs. As a result, only three cars can visit the falls at once, making it a less than convenient destination.

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Summer Nights

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It seems like none of my ‘nights’ ever make their way onto the blog and I’m not sure why. After days of studying, I’m dying to get out of the house and usually take a few hours to go swing on a swing set, play tennis, watch the sunset by the beach or go spend time with friends. One night, I sat in a beach chair in front of an elementary school after playing on the playground and waved at passing cars. This summer was weird. I was so productive and also managed to fit a lot of fun things in.

IMG_9634Taylor Swift came back to Gillette Stadium at the end of July and naturally, I had to go. I’ve been obsessed with her music since she released her first album and after the year I’ve had, can especially relate to Reputation. The show was amazing, not that I’d expect anything less from her, and I wish I could see it again and again. She’s super talented and so real.

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When my grandfather came up for a couple of weeks, we went to dinner in Newport one night to our favorite Italian restaurant. Pa is friends with Lucia, the owner of Mama Lucia’s and the food is always amazing. We all love the farfalle gustosi although my skin definitely hates me for it. After dinner, we picked up cupcakes (obviously) and drove toward the bridge. We timed the sunset perfectly and were able to snap a couple of photos. The one of the four of us was taken with the camera set on self timer on the back of the car, propped up with a phone and a wallet!

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A lot of nights were spent with Haley, who has been one of my best friends since sixth grade. We like to go the playground (even in the pouring rain), play tennis if it isn’t too hot or drive to the beach. One night, we decided to go watch the sunset at Watch Hill and my tired brain unintentionally re-routed us to Misquamicut when I went straight instead of right. Fortunately, we made it to our original destination in time for sunset and were able to see the hydrangeas before they passed.

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Another night, we went to Blue Shutters Beach in Charleston. We love this beach because it’s in a quiet area so there are no obnoxious young people and it’s free! The beach is also super pretty and very clean.

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Every year, I attend the Washington County Fair, ride the sketchy rollercoaster, and watch whoever is performing live. Last year, I went on the night Michael Ray preformed and this year, LANCO came. While they were very talented, someone needs to tell them that men shouldn’t wear skinny jeans!!!  It was so mobbed that we had to park on a golf course down the road and take a sketchy school bus to the fair grounds. While I wasn’t pleased about this at first, it was well worth the ride when we left and were able to skip all the traffic!

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Breakwater Light

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Breakwater Light in Rockland Harbor is the strangest lighthouse I’ve visited to date. You walk 0.8mi out and back, and can climb on the lighthouse, which is hidden behind a building. I never intended to actually go here; I found photos online and honestly thought it was ugly. However, when we drove by a sign for a lighthouse, my mom insisted we check it out, and while it didn’t look all that great from a mile away, next thing we knew, we were walking towards it anyway.

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Monkey Business

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Every so often, Lilly comes out with a print or a piece that I just have to have. It’s been a slow summer. Only a few pieces have caught my eye, and while the brand is trying to be more trendy and keep up with “the times,” I prefer a more classic look. However, I couldn’t resist the adorable monkey print on the Mila shift dress. Every detail of the dress, from the bamboo like weave of the fabric to the gold banana leaf zipper is adorable.

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On Sundays, with a $200 purchase, Lilly is “giving away” a silk scarf and mine matches the dress! I love any and all forms of coordination, and having the same print of silk scarf tied in my hair as what I’m wearing is just an add-on to the monkeys!

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Castle Hill

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For the past couple of weeks, I feel as though I haven’t left my desk. I’ve been studying an insane amount, and I can’t wait until I’m done. All the time trapped inside makes the few times I can actually leave my house and go somewhere all the more fun. Over the summers, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in Newport with this one as the exception. It was so nice to be by the water and feel actual wind without the humidity that comes with living inland. The quick walk to, around and up Castle Hill light was the perfect study break!

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