Insta-Update 3: Post-wedding bliss

Welcome to the third instalment of my monthly insta-updates! In case you missed last month’s, this is a time where I update what I’ve been up to by sharing what I’ve been doing on instagram! I find it fun, and I’ve always hated the boring posts that are just long essays of “what I’ve been up to” from bloggers. So I’m throwing in some pictures to make it more interesting!

7 Signs You Should Break Up

It can be hard to figure out when to leave a relationship, especially since it can be so easy to tell ourselves that it’s just not the right time, or that we should give him another chance.

Although I’m all for second chances, I do think that relationships need to be handled with a special degree of care. From my own personal experience as well as talking many of my friends through their relationship difficulties over the years, I have come to the conclusion that if you’re sure you’re in a bad relationship, you owe it to both yourself and the guy involved to end it sooner rather than later.

Now that school is starting again I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails from you trying to figure out if it’s worth the long-distance relationship to keep seeing their high school boyfriends. Now that school is starting again, the summer romance season is ending, and a lot of you freshmen I know are trying to figure out whether or not the long-distance thing is going to work with your high school boyfriends. It can be so hard to decide whether or not a relationship is good, and whether it’ll stand the test of time.

9 Cheap & Easy Dorm Decorating Ideas

Let’s be real: it can be hard to come up with great ideas for small rooms, especially dorm rooms that leave little to creativity.

When you move into a dorm room, it’s pretty much the same layout as every other one–you have a bed (sometimes bunk beds), a desk, and a closet/wardrobe, and not much space for anything else.

Now, although I’ve never personally lived in residence, I’ve definitely learned how to make stuff fit in a small space! Connor and I moved into a one-bedroom apartment that is not all that big, and there are a few practical and cute ways that I’ve managed to increase storage without becoming cluttered that I wanted to share with you all today!

How I Balance Blogging and Life

After getting married, my life kind of spun out of control for a little bit. But my blog schedule didn’t take a hit at all! I actually did better than I normally did.

That being said, the rest of my life kind of went off the rails for a few weeks. Connor and I were all over the place for the last month and a bit–honeymoon, various trips back to my hometown to get my driver’s license and get my wisdom teeth out, and we even got to go to BC to visit Connor’s family! It was a really great time, but in all of it I kind of let the other parts of my life slip away.

Although I was getting my 3 posts a week out, I wasn’t prioritizing my time well. Here are the things I need to get done every day:

  • Blogging
  • Taking care of the apartment
  • My various work and research things I’m doing this summer

However, generally I would start the day blogging and then not stop all day, and the other two categories were not getting done at all.

13 Reasons to Join a Christian Group on Campus

If you’re going to school in the fall or if you’re going into last year, and haven’t gotten involved with a campus Christian fellowship group, DO!

I cannot stress how much of an impact the IVCF group on campus at my school has had on my life. I always knew that it would be important to me, of course. Actually, one of the reasons I chose my school was because I knew that it had great Christian groups on campus, and I am so happy I did!

There are some reasons in particular that I think that you should join a campus Christian fellowship group, so I hope that these convince you, because trust me, you won’t look back!