Friday, April 29, 2016

3 Year Blogiversary

Hello All,

How is possible that I have been writing "Hello all" for 3 years? Yup, that's right I have been blogging for 3 years! Every yearly milestones I'm in shock that I have one kept up with this for that many years but also surprised at how fast times time has gone. 

Its weird to think of where I was when I wrote my first post I was a freshmen in college, shy and kind of reclusive. Now I'm a senior who can dimly see the light at the end of the tunnel (which ends in December), I've grown into myself and became very outgoing and love to meet as many people as possible. And now I have dreams that 19 year old Emma wouldn't have dreamed of having, sometimes I wonder if 19 year old Emma would even recognize 22 year old Emma.

For this year's milestone I want to share three things that I want to see happen with this blog.

1. I want to see get back to a somewhat regular schedule. Right now I know that having set days isn't something that's possible for me, even promising 1 post a week is pushing it, but one day I hope that I can get to a place where my schedule would allow at least one post a week. 

2. Beautiful picture. I don't think that the pictures I post here are horrible but I want them to be even better. Its a skill and I'm working on developing better skills with photography. I think I need to invest in a better camera. 

3. I want this blog to be around when I have kids. I'm no where near ready to have kids, heck I don't have anyone in my life to have kids with. But I would like to think that one day when I am ready I will be sharing their pictures and milestones and stories with my little corner of the internet. 

And those are just three things that I want to see during my blogging career. I know that sometimes it may feel like I ignore the blog but if we're being honest I'm a very busy person who doesn't always have time to write, which is heartbreaking but true. I can promise no matter that I still love this blog and want to return as often as possible. 

And since this is a lot of words and no pictures I've decide to add on some transformation photos now.

April 2013
April 2016
I feel like I look so different and so similar at the same time.

And now I want to thank every reader who clicks on this blog. I appreciate your continued support. And now here's more many more years to come!

Oh yeah and of course the top posts of The World According to Emma's history.
5. So you want to start a blog?
4. Bucket List Recap {August 2013}
3. Your Perfect Pup {A Guest Post}
2. What I Love Wednesday...blogging {A Guest Post}
1. 12 Months Blogging


-P.S. I just want to announce that I crossed something off my bucket list by hitting 500 posts here on the blog! You can check out the post here! Although I didn't realize it was the 500th post when I wrote it. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NETFLIX REVIEWS: Like Sunday, Like Rain

Hello All,

Recently I was watching a movie that I had never seen before on Netflix and I thought to myself "Hmm...I really want to write a review. To bad this movie isn't new". But then it hit me I could write review because anyone with Netflix could watch this movie (or it could probably be found somewhere else online).  And then hit me even more then I so many movies on my Netflix list that people may enjoy. So, why not write about them? So, without further ado, I present my first Netflix Review.
For this review I'm going to be talking about the 2014 movie, Like Sunday, Like Rain.
I was original intrigued by this movie because of one the title has my favorite day of the week and rain both of which I love. But also because it has one of my favorite actresses, Leighton Meester. The movie is the story of Eleanor (Leighton Meester) who breaks up with her boyfriend (Billie Joe Amstrong) and it becomes messy when he con confronts her at work which leaders to her getting fired. Eleanor finds a new job nannying for a young twelve year old boy, Reggie (Julian Shatkin) who is too smart for his britches. Together the form a special bond because of the feeling of being an outsider, their love of music and their crazy families who seem to over look them. 

Although this movie has many moments where it feels like a remake of The Nanny Diaries. It was its own movie in many ways. These characters brought together a new heart that The Nanny Diaries didn't have. They had an instant connection and the chemstry between Leighton Meester and Julian Shatkin was adorable. When I noticed the movie was near its finish I was sad to see it ending because I was sad because I didn't want to return to the world where Eleanor and Reggie weren't. 

The ending was heartbreaking and feel and raw. Both Meester and Shatkin brought their A-game for the final scene together. Although in my opinion both of them were all-stars throughout the whole movie. I already loved Leighton Meester during her time on Gossip Girl and in other films I had seen her in but this movie just made me love her even more. This is the first time I had seen Julian Shatkin in anything and I have to say he was a great performer. I hope to see him in many more projects as the years go on. 

This is definetly a movie that I would reccommend for one of those days where you just need a good cry. And a perfect setting would probably be a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Yup, I'm that corner) 

Have you seen Like Sunday, Like Rain? What did you think of it?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Life Update Picture Edition

Hello All,

Long time no talk! I feel like I never have time least not as much time as want to. Anyways I recently was transferring a lot pictures from my phone to my computer and I figured I'd do a quick life update using those pictures. I hope you guys like it!

New Hair
In the end of February I decided to change my hair. I got about 4 or 5 inches off my hair and dyed it a dark red. Its taken a little while but I may have finally gotten used to it. Also I got a lot of compliments on it.

My 22nd Birthday
 Over my spring break I turned 22 years old! I spent the day getting my nails done and shopping with my mom. I got a lot of amazing birthday wishes and I'm so grateful for everyone who took the time out of their day to wish me a happy birthday.

Bird in the Building
The Wednesday we came back from Spring Break it started out with the school not having power which cancelled all classes before 5 PM! It was such a cool day off because it was like a snow day but it was nice out. People had their windows open and two birds flew into our building! Our hall director, a few of the RAs and some other staff members tried to catch them. They spent a lot of time flying around but eventually they flew out! It was a pretty exciting!

Diana's 21st Birthday
LtoR: Diana and Me 
LtoR: Megan, Diana and me
A few weeks ago my roommate, Diana turned 21 years old! Diana, myself and Megan who are all 21  went out to celebrate her birthday. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed ourself.

And that's pretty much everything that's been going on in my life. Sorry that I've been kind of MIA lately but school comes first! But the good news is there is post coming up on Wednesday too!

Also if you want more consistent updates you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat which I update some what frequently, my username for all 3 our @judy_judy94.

{Edited April 2016} This post marks the 500th post here on The World According to Emma!