What I’m FALLing For…

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m not the best at updating this blog, BUT at least it’s been under a month since my last post! School has started, I’ve already done a bunch of readings (and will have many, many more to do before the end of the semester!), and fall is beginning!

I’ve spent the past few days reading for class, watching movies around the city, and catching up on Homeland (so good – you need to watch it now!). I wanted to share just some of the things that I’m really loving right now:

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The College Prepster blog

The College Prepster TCP

This website is run by a former college prepster (but still indeed a prep!) named Carly. I know this blog has been around for a few years, but I just recently discovered it a little over a month ago – it’s fantastic! You can find everything from tips on organization for college students/recent grads, fashion tips, and exciting giveaways. I find myself checking her blog almost daily now – check it out!

Hale and Hearty’s Creamy Tomato with Pasta & Meatballs

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All I can say about this one is… HOLY CHILDHOOD YUM. If you want to look like a sophisticated adult but indulge in a childhood favorite (in this case, Spaghettio’s), you have to try this soup. It helps that fall is just beginning which means it’s the right time to eat soup on the daily! Hale and Hearty is only located in NYC, but if you ever find yourself here, be sure to stop into the nearest location and try one of their delectable soups!

The Halal Guys

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If you’ve ever been to New York, you know that there are food carts on nearly every busy corner in Manhattan. I was initially hesitant to try street food, but when I tried some amazing halal last fall, my mind was completely changed! Halal is basically orange long-grain rice topped with either chicken or lamb and white and red sauce. It sounds so simple, but it really is mind-blowingly good! The Halal Guys’ original location is at 53rd and 6th near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). If you’re in other parts of the city, refer to their website so you can get the best halal in all of Manhattan.

Focusing on Myself

Credit: http://instagram.com/nala_cat
Credit: http://instagram.com/nala_cat

Life can feel so hectic and fast-paced at times, so much so that it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Obviously you remember the basics (showering, throwing on makeup, etc), but it’s simple to forget to reflect on your inner self. This really can happen anywhere, but I feel like it’s almost inevitable to happen at some point when you’re in a big city. I’m no expert, so if you feel you’re struggling and losing control of your life, see a professional. They are there to help you and it’s normal to seek professional help at any point in your life (remember that!).

Gossip Girl

I feel this is so cheesy that this is on my list, but it’s one of my guiltiest pleasures right now! I’ve already seen the entire series when it was on the air, but I almost feel like a moth drawn to the flame – I can’t look away! It’s also fun to re-watch it while being in New York because I can finally say, “I’ve been there!” or “I know where that is!” Cheesy, but oh so pleasing (hate the rhyme, not the rhymer!).

Fall

Ok so it doesn’t look like this yet, but I can’t wait until it does!

Who doesn’t love this time of year? The leaves are beginning to change colors, the air is crisper, and you can finally put on your boots and scarves again. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pies, pumpkin scented candles… I think you get the pumpkin-point. Excuse me, point. I just meant point. There was a recent video making fun of people who love fall, and it’s actually pretty hilarious. Let me know if you’re #FallingForFall too!

Ginger Ale

This is possibly the stupidest thing on my list, but I can’t get enough of it! I tend to get stomachaches fairly easy, so this has become my new best friend. I used to drink warm 7up when I was a kid and didn’t feel good, but now I’ve found something that tastes similar to 7up but has more health benefits. While ginger ale isn’t entirely ginger (remember, it IS a soda), it contains ginger’s natural chemicals which can help relax the intestinal tract (and ease nausea, motion sickness, and vomiting).

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Now that the science lesson and my (current) list is over, I’d like to leave you with a thought for the day: remember to take at least 10 minutes at devote them to yourself today. Try to do nothing in those 10 minutes and just let yourself relax. You deserve it! Oh and (since this post wasn’t for nothing), check out some of the things on my list, and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you’re indulging in right now!