is it bad that i took the day off uni to study and relax?

i was in bed all day yesterday with a headache so that wasn't very productive. anyway, i've got a lot of work to catch up with and a break from everything sounds pretty good right now. on my list is post on the blog!!!! totally underlined and bolded in that exact same way. 

today's cheer me up monday is a lot of you catching up with me. 
i've also got some nice links for you all!

1. my order from district lines came! (hence, the TRXYE sweater omg!!!!) it was kinda bitter sweet though, my TRXYE sweater came but the three other tshirts i ordered didn't, even though it was on my invoice. so far, no reply to my emails. i don't know how to feel!!! BUT TRXYE.
2. is that an ipad in the photo you ask? ... yes. i went on an impulse shopping spree last week. i'm so happy with it though! so far it's proven useful at uni with the pages and keynote apps and it's super light and portable! not to mention, i can play sims + hearthstone almost every minute of the day... 
3. this is another ipad related thing but last night i purchased a game of thrones and the first book was only $4.99 on the app store?!??!!? i mean i've been looking at purchasing the series for a long time but the books are like $25 each. what a bargain. i'm so happy!!!!
4. it's getting closer and closer to the end of semester. so many of my friends are graduating and it's so important to have a good lookin' cv if you're applying for jobs. a lot of us just don't have the design flair to design a beautiful cv (including me) but these templates!!!! these templates will save your life.
5. election day in new zealand was two days ago and it was the first time i could vote! a long day of work and the gross weather certainly put me off going to the designated voting areas but i made sure i did it! seriously yay for democracy though.
6. auckland weather is seriously depressing but i managed to catch a little bit of sunlight in the morning. there's something relaxing about drinking tea and sitting in the sun and capturing the shadows hehe.
7. i went to little bird unbakery with a work buddy a week ago! it was a raw vegan food adventure and we are both avid meat eaters hahaha. it was super fun though!!! things like this need to happen more often. here's a pic!
8. i would've never thought teenage mutant ninja turtles would be a good movie. it was.
9. i recently got introduced to minimalist baker, a food blog with the most incredible recipes! they're completely based on having easy recipes -- 30 minutes or less, 7 ingredients or less and the best thing is a lot of their recipes are special-diet friendly. vegan/gluten free/whatever. i've tasted their cinnamon rolls and it is absolutely amazing. (special shout out to erica and her amazing baking skills)
10. alongside my ipad, i recently splurged on two rings. one was for my mum! she buys a lot of her own jewellery (and that doesn't happen often at all) and so i really wanted to get her a little something something. the best thing was pulling out the little wrapped up box from my bag and being like "look what i've got for you mum!" it wasn't gold, but she still loved it!

so many things have happened since my last post, and they're not all entirely good. while browsing for some inspiration, i found this quote from marilyn which sums up everything that has happened/is happening/will happen. it's long, but it's perfect.

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” 
- marilyn monroe

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