Feel Good Tunes

So school officially started today and my first class (sadly) is statistics. I’m generally a math person, but for some reason, the very thought of statistics strikes fear in to my little heart. It might be because of all the abstract concepts, or the fact that my lecture is three whole hours long, but either way, I’m more than a little nervous to start off this year!

When I woke up this morning, to get myself ready for my first day, I played some of the most upbeat and cheerful music I could think of. It really did wonders to pick up my mood, amazing what a little dancing or singing along to your favourite music can do when you’re in a low mood!

So, to all of us students who have some difficult and stressful days ahead of us, here are some feel good tunes that never fail to pick me up (and will hopefully do the same for you)!

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  1. Feel Again – OneRepublic (this one never gets old I swear)
  2. Wherever I Go – OneRepublic
  3. Future Looks Good – OneRepublic (clearly you can tell I love OneRepublic)
  4. Bailar – Deorro ft. Elvis Crespo
  5. Catch & Release – Matt Simons (Deepend Remix)
  6. The Greatest – Sia
  7. Side to Side – Ariana Grande
  8. Kids – MGMT
  9. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  10. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons (P.S. This video is actually so good)
  11. This Girl – Kung’s and Cookin’ on 3 Burners
  12. Dog Days are Over – Florence + The Machine
  13. Budapest – George Ezra
  14. Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay (love this collab with Beyonce)
  15. Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay

Those are some of my favourite feel good tunes, and I really hope they can lift your spirit like they did mine this morning! Never underestimate the power of some good music, it really does wonders!

Here’s to (finally) starting this new school year! I can’t wait to see what second year has in store!

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101 in 1001


I was inspired by Isabella Darden of Yep It’s Prep, to make one of these lists. The basic premis is this: you brainstorm 101 goals you’d like to achieve or things you’d like to try, and then work to complete them in 1001 days (approximately 2.7 years). When I first read Isabella’s list, I thought it would be a great long term project for my first few college years and would serve as something cool to blog about. So, starting today, you will be able to go to the “101 in 1001” page on Pin & Daisy to keep up to date with my list and the progress I’ve made! Hopefully I’ll finish everything (or most things) and can make a whole new one when this time is up. It’s like a bucket list with a time limit, which makes the whole project a lot more realistic.

If you’ve made your own list, or have decided to after reading this, let me know in the comments (with a link) and I’ll tag you on the page for everyone to check out, it’s so much fun to read other peoples lists (I’ve read a LOT of them while trying to come up with the 101 items of my own)!

Without further ado, here is my entire list! It took a few weeks to write in itself (figuring out 101 things I want to accomplish is a lot harder than I thought it would be), but it came together and I couldn’t be happier with it!!

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  1. Volunteer at Sick Kids Hospital
  2. Making working out part of my daily routine (stick to it)
  3. Become a morning person
  4. Master the art of using an agenda/planner
  5. Ombre my hair
  6. Blog consistently for a month (at least three times a week)
  7. Create a blog instagram
  8. Re-define my style
  9. Be accepted in to my program of choice in Uni
  10. Study abroad (Italy preferably)
  11. Travel with a group of friends to Europe
  12. Journal consistently for a month
  13. Run a 5k
  14. Run a 10k
  15. Buy my mom flowers randomly
  16. Host a fancy dinner party for friends
  17. Read 30 new books
  18. Try 30 DIYs (and post about them)
  19. Try 30 new recipes (and post about them)
  20. Bind a book of my own poetry
  21. Visit the ROM
  22. Visit the AGO
  23. Take a day to explore downtown T.O. by myself
  24. Be able to do the splits
  25. Make exam care packages for my best friends
  26. Clean out my closet and organize by colour and style
  27. Meditate everyday for one month
  28. Make yoga a regular part of my weekly routine
  29. Get a tattoo
  30. Create a blog series
  31. Create an inspiration board
  32. Go camping for the first time
  33. Go on a road trip with friends
  34. Get my drivers license
  35. Buy a polaroid camera and take tons of pictures
  36. Take a photography course
  37. Take a cooking course
  38. Put $2000 into my savings account
  39. Take a ballroom dance class
  40. Sign up for ballet lessons again
  41. Go to church every Sunday for a month
  42. Read the entire Harry Potter series
  43. Go a whole month without buying anything for myself
  44. Eat healthy for a whole month — be ruthless and make it a habit
  45. Create the ultimate workspace
  46. Invest in a good pair of pumps (nude and black)
  47. Throw an extravagant themed party for no reason
  48. Go rollerskating (at one of those rink places)
  49. Make a new blogging friend
  50. Send hand written cards to people I love the most
  51. Go to a drive in movie theatre
  52. Make an ombre layer cake (and post about it)
  53. Make a deconstructed layer cake (and post about it)
  54. Have a guest blogger on my blog
  55. Establish and stick to a blogging schedule
  56. Invest in a classic leather tote back
  57. Go apple picking
  58. Do a “colour run” (either running or walking)
  59. Visit a really cute farmers market (blog about it)
  60. Host a fun New Years party with friends and family
  61. Go to Alaska
  62. Get a real job
  63. Take a basic accounting course
  64. Take a basic programming course
  65. Be able to hold a plank for 5 minutes
  66. Buy a new pair of running shoes
  67. Revamp my bedroom
  68. Find and purchase the perfect camel fall/winter coat
  69. Host a fancy tea party for friends
  70. Learn how to make smoothie bowls (blog about it)
  71. Make a double layer pavlova
  72. Start a book club with some friends
  73. Buy a record player
  74. Start collecting records
  75. See an opera
  76. Go to a pumpkin patch
  77. Treat my parents to a fancy dinner on me
  78. Try a Barre Class
  79. Invest in good makeup basics (foundation/coverup & blush)
  80. Plant an indoor herb garden (and keep it alive)
  81. Watch the nutcracker every Christmas (NBC)
  82. Create the perfect gallery wall
  83. Invest in the perfect suit blazer
  84. Complete the “8-week beginner running challenge” or the “couch to 5k” running challenge
  85. Stick with Blogilates monthly calendars
  86. Live in Lisbon on my own for a few months
  87. Invest in a fancy silk pj set
  88. Learn how to french braid on myself
  89. Learn how to make a halo braid on myself
  90. Go somewhere warm (eg. Cuba) with the family
  91. Save up enough money to cover my summer abroad fees
  92. Go to the zoo with my best friends
  93. Take a Zumba class
  94. Go geocaching
  95. Find the perfect trench coat
  96. Visit a friend away at school
  97. Start writing a novel in ernest (get to 100 pages at least)
  98. Compile my favourite instagram photos (and other photos) in to a mini photo album
  99. Host a summer brunch
  100. Become a UofT tour guide
  101. Make fancy homemade ice cream

Thanks for the read, and if you’ve made one of these bad boys yourself, let me know so I can have a read through and post a link!!

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