Life Lately

Monday. Ew.

How’s that for positivity?

I went to the mountains the weekend before Halloween to see my best friend, Tess. I met her friends and I love her friends and we spent the weekend singing, laughing, eating good food, playing games, and talking over the campfire. Best weekend ever since I started college, without a doubt.

After that weekend, though, everything back at school started to slide.

I started my sophomore year with 19 hours. I know, cue the crazy faces, but since the class that put me over the max 18 hours was a Spanish class, I thought it would be easy to manage everything (since I studied French for 6 years, I didn’t think picking up another language would be a problem), but I thought wrong. Stressful problem #1. I dropped Spanish and didn’t think twice about it because everyone drops a class at least once in their college career, right?

Enter Biology. Biology was an 8am Tuesday/Thursday class that kicked my butt. I’m not a science person at all and I didn’t know ANYTHING about Biology before I started the class — and usually I enter a subject with at least a little backup information. But with Biology, nothing. I had to start from scratch. And I’m also not a morning person. So.

I studied for the Biology midterm more than I’ve ever studied for anything in my whole life. I studied as much as I could without going crazy (no all nighters for me) and went into the test feeling SO prepared.

I bombed it.

Like, totally failed it.

And when your grade in a class is calculated based on only three test grades, and you fail one of them, you’re screwed. I thought I would be able to make it out of Biology alive. And I was wrong. Very wrong.

So, I dropped Biology too. I’m applying to my major in February, and which would look worse? Two W’s on a transcript, or an F? The latter, for sure. So I decided to retake another science next semester – PSYCHOLOGY instead of Bio, thank GOD – and get an A and then be done with science forever.

That was stressful problem #2.

Stressful problem #3: My boyfriend and I broke up. I freaking hate typing that sentence. I don’t like saying it and its still weird to me. Its only been two weeks. I would say it was pretty mutual but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t absolutely suck. How do you go from talking to someone everyday for almost two whole years to not talking at all? Just…how? Advice pls.

While stressful problem #3 is happening, I’m in the process of moving into a new apartment and with moving comes packing and with packing comes going through all of your stuff and that takes FOR. EVER.

And since its #college #noparents I’m doing all of this packing thing on my own. Of course, my parents offered to help, but its going to go a lot faster if I have everything ready to go before my family comes to help me move so we can focus on the actual moving in part instead of the packing and preparation part.

P.S. If you know anyone looking for an apartment in Charlotte, hmu. For real.

Stressful problem #5: I missed a class last week where we had group work due because I had to go to the eye doctor. I emailed my teacher proof (doctors note) and asked to do the group work independently since I wanted to get the eye doctor out of the way before finals. My prescription changed and I couldn’t get new contacts without going to the eye doctor so I really had no choice. She emailed me back and said I could do the work by myself but she’ll only give me half credit.

I’m cool, you guys, I’m fine.

Anybody else having a typical Monday?

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  • Cristina on Campus

    Ugh, I know these days well! I’m a sophomore, too and I’m in Spanish and some days really kick my butt. I always tell myself “tomorrow will be a new day” and as silly as it is, it really helps me stay positive. I hope your day starts to take a turn for the better!

    • Savannah Ward

      No, that’s not silly! Its a great little reminder. Thanks so much for commenting!

  • I am so sorry about you and your boyfriend breaking up. I know that can be rough. Keep your head up, girl. Things will get better.
    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys </a.

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks, I hope so! Hope you’ve had a good day!

  • When it rains, it pours… stay strong, things will get better 🙂

    • Savannah Ward

      You’re right – and I’m ready for the sun to come back out haha thanks for commenting!

  • Miss ALK

    Wow girl- it sounds like you’re dealing with a lot on your plate! I’m so sorry to hear about you and your boyfriend. While I haven’t gone through a rough break-up this year, many of my close friends have, and it just breaks my heart to see more and more of them hurting. ;/ Everything will get better for you with time though- school, your break-up, and everything else too! Time really does heal a lot!

    xoxo A

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I agree that time does heal, I guess I’m just feeling a little impatient! Thanks so much for commenting.

  • Sending positive vibes your way!! I hate that you’re going through so much stress at one time, fingers crossed it only gets better from here!

    Pick Your Beau

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks! At this point things can only go up! I’m eager to leave all of this stress behind!

  • Wow, honey! That sounds so stressful. Definitely sending some love your way on this Monday of all Mondays!

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks! Now I know why Mondays get a bad rep hahah

  • Wow, wow, wow. Just reading this I can sense your stress. I can’t even imagine how overwhelmed you must feel. Breakups are always so so difficult, I literally shut down so the fact that you are even hanging in there at all is freaking amazing. I do know that everyone does drop a class in their college career and that is okay. It’s better to do well in a few classes than to let your whole gpa suffer due to classes you could have dropped anyway. I hope you are hanging in there beautiful girl. If you need to talk to anyone I am here.

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. I was nervous to talk about all of the stress on my blog but I’m relieved to hear such encouraging words from everybody!

  • Carolina thelovelylina

    I just found out I’m failing my women’s studies class, how the hell am I failing a class about my own species?! I know how you feel with all of this, it’s my first semester in university (I transferred from JC) and it’s waaaayyy hard then I expected. Keep your chin up though, everything will be okay 🙂

    • Savannah Ward

      Hahaha, hey, we can be tough! 🙂 This is just my second semester at this school (I transferred from another UNC school) and sometimes its hard to balance everything! Same for you – hang in there and it’ll all work out!

  • nicole simonetti

    Sending all my love to you girl. I get it because I got through it. It’ll get better. x Nicole |

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much. And so proud of you for overcoming your obstacles too 🙂

  • I am so sorry to hear about the man and the exam… keep your head up darling… even the darkest nights will end and the sun will rise 🙂

    • Savannah Ward

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    I’m sorry to hear that things are kinda crazy right now. Love the spongebob gifs though! So perfect for Mondays.


    Sara Kate Styling

    • Savannah Ward

      I thought Squidward would help me portray my emotions hahah thanks for commenting!

  • OMG! I’m sooo sorry to hear about all your school stresses, moving and break up. That makes me really sad and I’m sooo sorry you are dealing with all of this. I love your Spongebob GIFS though.. they totally make me smile! Sending you my love to help with all the stresses!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

    • Savannah Ward

      Even though I was talking about stressful things in this post, I loved finding GIFs to put in! Thanks for commenting!

  • Oh no! I’m so sorry that you’re having to deal with all of that all at once. Just keep pushing forward… eventually this will all be water under the bridge!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! Hope you’re doing well and having a good day! 🙂

  • Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that all of these bad things are happening. Sending you positive vibes!

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! Hope you’re having a good day!

  • Just remember it’ll get better soon!

    with southern grace,


    • Savannah Ward


  • caroline | thecarodiaries

    I’m so feeling you on the Monday vibe! Keep your head up love, things are tough – between classes and the breakup, I totally feel where you’re at, but whenever I’m having a rough day, I think “this too shall pass” and try to center myself a little! Sending some blessings your way! xo <3

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much for that quote! When I’m stressed out I usually tell myself “Anybody can handle anything for 10 seconds” from Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix..and when the 10 seconds are over you just starting counting again 😛 Thanks so much for commenting!

  • Ashley

    Ugh…Mondays! They show up every week! I am so sorry to hear about all of your stressful happenings. Sending lots of warm wishes and love your way, sweet girl. It will get better…I promise!

    xo Ashley

    • Savannah Ward

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. Hope you’re having a good day!

  • Lauren Ashley

    I’m so sorry you’re having a bad Monday. I have definitely had ones like this, too. And don’t worry, I did HORRIBLY on my second economics test. Luckily, he drops the lowest one but I am seriously bombing that class.


    Lauren Ashley

    • Savannah Ward

      Ew, economics sounds terrifying and disgusting hahah props to you for making it through that class, even if its a struggle! Thanks for commenting!

  • Kayleigh

    I swear this is the worst time for the semester! I’ve never been so stressed either!

    • Savannah Ward

      I know! It sucks! I can’t WAIT for Thanksgiving break.

  • I’m so sorry that you’re going through a stressful time! Hopefully things will even out soon. Praying for you!! <3