Buh-bye, Timehop!

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Happy Wednesday, readers!

So, I don’t have a Hollywood Hump Day Treat for you this week because of the holiday and then a 24 hour mini vaca to Great Wolf Lodge. Instead, I decided to explain to you all why I decided to delete the popular app, Timehop, and why it’s made my life better.

Like most of my friends, when I had the app, I would check it when I woke up in the morning. It was a part of my daily morning phone ritual – check my messages, e-mail, Twitter, Instagram, horoscope, and then Timehop.

I would open up the app to see a variety of different posts – tweets of Taylor Swift songs about boys whose names I don’t even remember, Facebook statuses about hanging out with friends I don’t really talk to anymore, Instagram posts of exciting adventures, and so much more.

Without realizing it, I was then setting my day up for either greatness or failure. 

If in the past I was doing something exciting and now I was just lounging around on Netflix or at work, I would think that I should be doing something more with my life; that an average day was not good enough based on what had happened in the past.

If something sad or negative would pop up on my Timehop, I would then think about it for the entire day. I would start thinking about that moment or event, thinking about how it affected me today, etc. and not enjoy the day in front of me. A day that I would never get back would go wasted on a silly memory from Timehop.

Most of these posts were from years ago, when I was a completely different person. It wasn’t until I deleted the app that I realized this.

Sami from five years ago, just like most people from five years ago, is more mature, more confident, and has a different outlook on life compared to then.

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Ultimately, I was living in the past and not the present.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a time machine. I can’t go back and change how something went and I can’t go into the future to see how one day will affect the next. What I do have is today, something I am lucky to have and most of us take for granted.

So, I deleted Timehop as a promise to myself to live each day in the present and not worry about what happened 365 days ago.

Do you still use Timehop? Comment below and let me know!

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My Monday Musts

Happy Monday, readers! I don’t think I have ever been more excited to say that it is Monday – because this is my last week of classes before going home for a week long Thanksgiving break. I am so excited to go home to see my family, my friends, sleep in my own bed, and shower without flip flops on in my own shower. However, in classic college life, this week is so stressful – exams, papers, projects, and nonstop craziness! It’s only Monday and I’m counting down the hours til I can go home.

Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love college. This weekend alone really proved it – I was able to spend time with some of my favorite people because it was initiation weekend for my sorority. We held our day initiation starting on Thursday. Finally, on Saturday my little diamond went through the official initiation ceremony to become an initiated Delta of Alpha Delta Pi. I am so proud of Amber and am so excited that my little diamond now gets to know all of our secrets and our ritual. Since it was initiation weekend, I spent so much time with my little diamond & big diamond – between a sleepover, late night talks, and baking cookies.

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Now, enough about my love for Alpha Delta Pi and my big diamond & little diamond – here is this week’s Monday Musts!

1. Miley Cyrus’ cover of Lana Del Ray’s “Summertime Sadness”

A recent Buzzfeed title caught my eye – it was about how Miley Cyrus performed a cover of Lana Del Ray’s “Summertime Sadness.” Miley and Lana are both two of my favorite female performers, so to hear that Miley did a cover of one of Lana’s best songs, I was ecstatic. As soon as I listened to it, I immediately became obsessed. It’s been on repeat nonstop and is even playing as I type this post. Here’s the video for you to check it out for yourself! If you ever doubted Miley’s talent, after listening to this cover – you never will doubt it again!

2. 21 & Over

One of the rules of initiation weekend is that it is dry weekend – which means we are unable to go out. One night, a bunch of my sisters and I sat around watching movie marathons on Netflix. We ended up watching the recently released movie “21 and Over.” “21 and Over” is about three childhood friends, one who just turned 21. The friends take on a crazy night of legal drinking, until the birthday boy becomes so intoxicated he can’t give the boys his address to get home. He has to be ready by 7 am for his medical school interview, according to his super strict father. As Miller and Casey try to get Jeff Chang home, they realize how much college has interfered in their friendship. The movie takes on many plot twists that left all my sisters and I laughing until we were crying. This movie is a MUST for any college student!

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3. QuizUp

During a study session with my friend Megan for our nutrition exam last night, she kept taking a break to play QuizUp, an app on her iPhone. At first, I had no idea why she was so addicted – until I downloaded the game myself. The trivia app lets you play against your Facebook friends, or other opponents that it matches you up with, in different categories – ranging from Spelling to Boy Bands, Beyonce to Dogs. As you play, you get points in the different categories that increase your levels in each category. I haven’t been addicted to app since Candy Crush – but I think I have found what my next one will be!

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And as usual, now that I am finished sharing My Monday Musts with you – I must get back to my crazy schedule – a project, meetings, homework, and so much more.

Enjoy the rest of your week, readers! Remember, it’s almost Thanksgiving break!