Life as I Know It

With finals looming in the horizon, it is only natural that I suddenly develop a knack to think of everything else except for what I need to study for. Like most college students, procrastination is a mastered talent that holds detrimental consequences to my academic career if I indulge in too much of it. Anyway, I have done a lot of day dreaming ever since I locked myself away in study mode, and one of the things I often catch myself doing is looking through all the snapshots I've taken on my BlackBerry since I moved here. I have decided to share these photos with you in hopes of providing a glimpse into my new life.

Living in Hawai'i entails:

Nasty Bug Bites
 This is a shot of my ankle in an extremely swollen state as the result of a horrible bug bite.

I don't want to know what happened there suffice it to say that it healed rather quickly.

Chopping Off the Mane
I cut off over ten inches of hair due to the unbearable heat, and donated the hair to Locks of Love.

 The result has been so much easier to manage!

L&L Hawaiian BBQ inside of Walmart Instead of McDonald's

Intruders in Our Home
 Some were cute...

Others not so much.

Sharing the Road with Wildlife
I spotted him as I was rushing to catch the bus to work.

Friendly Strays
This guy comes around to our apartment every once in a while, and he always likes to play with my boyfriend!

Ballsy Birds
He was going to stop at nothing to get to my vegan enchiladas!

Beautiful Beaches
 Waikiki Beach: a short walk from our home.

 The sand here is unbelievably soft!

Hanging out at Kaneohe Bay: the location where Pirates of the Caribbean 4 was filmed. No big.

Beautiful Storms

Daily Rainbows

It's been almost four months since I moved out here, and life has definitely been interesting to say the least. There have been hard times, and I've had my fair share of uncomfortable moments, but for the most part, I have truly enjoyed this entire experience. I can't wait for what's in store. :) How's everyone doing with finals? I hope you aren't killing yourselves over the stress. For those of you who do not have finals to worry about, I hope you have been enjoying your holiday season. :)

Stay tuned for my next post which will be the last installment of The Virtue Vows. This week, I have been focusing on Temperance, and I can't wait to fill you in on my endeavors!

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  1. That looks amazing. Well except for the house guests. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from 20sb.

  2. I love all your photos! That's a very nice place! Have a great week! ;-)

  3. the haircut suits you! :D me like.

  4. I was googling bug bites and clicked on yours since it most matched the one I have. Just curious if you had to do anything to get rid of it. I really don't feel like going to a doctor to see about it since it's not only in a inconvienent area (bikini line) but they charge an arm and leg.