Next Year’s Home!

I feel like I start off every blog post with an apology because I am SO BAD when it comes to posting regularly! My excuse this week is AP Exams, then senior prom plus an after-party until the wee hours of the morning ( 🙂 ), then three performances of our latest (and my last ever!) high school play. Quite bittersweet (except for the AP Exams- there will be no missing those!)

But I figured my first post in a few weeks (ack!) should concern my new home for the next four years of my life: Wellesley!

Yes, I have decided, and it was a very easy decision. Once we revisited the schools, Wellesley was the obvious choice. Not only is it academically excellent, but it has such a strong alumnae network . As one girl put it, “I like to think my future is basically all set because I’m going to Wellesley!” After all, Wellesley practically owns Washington 😉

But enough blabbing- see it for yourself:

So, obviously, it ain’t half bad looking, either 😉

I even snapped a photo of some of one of my meals, tofu tacos with onions and green peppers, with steamed veggies on the side:

Another great thing is that they always have an extensive salad bar set up, and every single dining hall has some sort of clearly marked vegan selection. Best of all, they have a sushi place (yeah avocado rolls!) and a Starbucks kiosk in the campus center 😉

I admit that when visiting I got nervous when it came to foodWhat am I going to do without the comfort of my own food? What will I do when I am continuously forced to relinquish some of the control I so obsessively crave? Any tips from some college girls out there???

Regardless, I am ridiculously excited! I even bought my Wellesley sweatshirt to make it official, and have been quite proudly sporting it about recently!

<3’s

Gabriella

May 23, 2010. Tags: , . Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Salvaging my Sanity

Hello, lovelies!

If there was ever a time to blog to relieve stress, now is that time! I  am encountering some major anxiety issues about (you guessed it) school and the mysterious haze called the future. Not fun stuff to think about.

I’m currently in my second semester of my senior year, but I still cannot let go and am basically panicking about what my future might or might not hold. I don’t even know exactly what I want to do with my life, but I am really anxious about going out there and accomplishing it somehow somewhere some way.

I’m also just plain terrified about college admissions. I found this really useful site to predict my chances of getting into the schools I applied. Some stats were more promising than I expected, others a little less. I guess I just feel stupid having applied to some top-tier schools without really, in my mind, possessing the appropriate credentials. Mother suggests mindfulness, but I’m not sure. Boy, could I use a yoga class about now!

Right now I’m just trying to let go and try to accept that ultimately, I cannot control everything.

On a cheerier note, I plan to try to lift myself out of this funk. First up on my list: foodie pics!

Some lovely whole wheat pasta with delightful Kalamata olive paste and cherry tomatoes. Trust me on this, whole wheat or spinach is so much better than starchy white pasta, which is basically empty, unsatisfying calories!

Yes, I'm very Italian.

And a lovely salad of fresh lettuce, mushrooms, sprouts, and roasted soy nuts for protein (to keep me big and strong!) with a dash of organic balsamic vinegar for taste.

Gotta love those veggies 😉

And of course, when the going gets rough, the tough drink tea to get through it! I always have my morning green tea and choose different teas depending on how I’m feeling  😉

Like my pretty cup?

Tazo chai with a dash of soymilk for a study boost

Any tips on how to calm down the stress monsters? What do you do to combat stress? I’m thinking of taking it slow today (morning volunteer work canceled!) and then getting in some cardio before horseback riding to score some extra endorphins, plus I have hot yoga tomorrow  😉     Or maybe I’ll buy this insanely cool book?

Enjoy the weekend! Hopefully you will be stress-free.

<3’s

Gabriella

January 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. 5 comments.