ALRIGHT. REAL TALK. This is not some youtube click bait.

Here I was, trying to destress from a long hard week, decided to aid myself in the calming process by taking a bath with a lush bath bomb. It was chill, everything was nice. Obviously, you have to light a candle in the bathroom while taking a bath, it's just something you do right? WRONG.

I was just minding my own business, taking my bath, catching up on Riverdale (which is really great btw and totally has me hooked) and then my candle went CRAY. I'm talking, all of a sudden I hear this noise and I look over and the flames are triple the size they should be. Not even gonna lie, I started to panic, I didn't know what to do but I was like well I'm in a tub full of water, lets use that. So I throw some water on it, the candle makes this horrible sizzling noise and the flames get even higher and I back up a little more, terrified of getting my eyebrows singed off. I decide one more try, just one more and if that doesn't happen then well it's been a good life.

SO HERE WE GO, ONE MORE TRY. I chuck as much water as I possibly can onto the candle and the candle EXPLODES. I'M TALKING CRACKS, SHARDS OF GLASS INTO THE BATH TUB, HOT WAX EVERYWHERE. #thanksbathandbodyworks. I was left legit #NAKEDANDAFRAID.

Incase you don't believe me, I will insert a photo of what my candle looked like after.

Things I have learned:

1. Bath and Body works candles get scary

2. I thought the only fear of baths was drowning, apparently I was wrong

3. I have the worst luck


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Here I am, a supervisor who tells people she is great at "decision making" on her resume but unable to make any single clear decision in my life for fear of regret. Seriously, I can't even pick restaurants let alone what I want to eat on a menu without often having an ounce of regret for not picking something else. This whole "gut feeling" people talk about when making decisions has never really applied to me. The only "gut feeling" I get is when I know something is about to go wrong or I know I definitely made the wrong decision. But never am I standing at a choice with two options and having this gut feeling guide me.

Does anyone have any tips for decision making? I need to make some big ones in my life and honestly I'm down to the point of drawing out pros and cons tables for each decision I need to make and then taking in advice from at least 3 friends. It's getting difficult.

I can't even decide which highlighter to put on in the morning, did I pick the wrong blush??

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Taking a brief break from studying to write an appreciation post for spotify. No, this is not an ad and I was not paid to write this (unless Spotify wants to pay me, that'd be cool, I'm pretty broke).

Seriously though, Spotify is a beautiful thing. Every song at the touch of my fingers, the ability to listen to music without racking up a huge data bill and the ability to share music easily and seamlessly. I love that Spotify not only recommends music for you and to add to your playlists but also distinctly lays out all the new music they have acquired every week for you. It makes it super easy to never miss new Ed Sheeran, which is fire btw. I also love that I can see what my friends are listening to and be like "hey that seems like it'd be cool, I'll check it out," not even going to lie, if I follow you on spotify, I most definitely spend some time creeping your playlists and looking for new music I wouldn't have found myself.

Lastly, the ability to create collaborative playlists with your friends is awesome. Do you know how much time and phone battery power my friends and I waste in group chats when we are throwing parties and want help with playlists? A LOT. This feature makes it so easy for everyone to throw their music ideas in and veto some's ideas (not naming names but you know who you are, sometimes it's me, it happens to the best of us). But seriously, I even started a collaborative playlist with some of my friends just to make it easy to find the songs we want each other to listen to when they get a chance. Just so easy having everything in one place.

So here you go Spotify, a free ad. Thank you for being you.


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Here I am, skipping class to "study for midterms" when in actuality I have locked myself in a room to look at memes all day.

Seriously. I have been in here for 5 hours and I have managed to read 3 pages of a textbook, post a photo to instagram, watch countless dog videos and then stress about the fact that I have achieved nothing in the past 5 hours. I mean, it's not like I'm 6 chapters behind in Econ or anything. Or 3 modules behind in computer science. Or haven't finished a single book for my english class so far in the term... wow.. now that I think about it, I might have a motivation problem. hm. I think this is something I may need to look into.

Not even gonna lie, I'm lacking motivation to finish this blog post k bye


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​Okay so clearly let's just be honest and start out by saying that I failed that #nouw30daychallenge miserably. BUT on the bright side, I am here to say that I survived mexico.

Aside from the comments from most of my family being surprised that I returned, it was a pretty great trip. I may have vomitted on a boat and nearly drowned 5 minutes later, but besides that, it was a great week full of friends, fun and laughter. And of course bottom shelf liquor. Not gonna lie, the stuff they serve you is somehow worse than New Amsterdam vodka, I never thought I would have an appreciation for Smirnoff until this trip. 

Surprisingly nothing too bad happened, the worst was probably one of my friend's punching a wall out of anger at me. This was day 4 in mexico... we then proceeded to tell him for the next 3 days that he was fine and didn't need to go to the hospital... turns out it actually is broken and he needs a cast for 8 weeks, WHOOPS! my b fam. This is why I don't go to med school in sweden. 

My mother greeted me with a text by letting me know I could take a cab home from the airport because she was not going to pick me up at 2 am. I really felt the love. Even more so when she saw how tan I was and told me "no one is going to marry you now." Sorry mom, I'm 20 and tan, I'm sure it'll fade in the next 2-3 years... don't worry. #brownproblems

Anyways, I'd tell you guys more about my trip but even this amount of detail was enough to get in the way of me getting a killer job in the future so you'll just have to imagine the rest! 

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I'm one of those people who really doesn't care when it comes to texting, I will double text, I will triple text, I will even quadruple text if I feel like I have to because honestly, who cares??? If I have something to say, I'm going to say it. If you ignore what I'm saying, I will say it again, LOUDER.

Seriously though, if I know you read and didn't reply to my text, I will straight up send another text and expect a reply. You're not better than me. I'm not better than you (clearly because i'm quadruple texting), let's just make this easy and reply.

I don't actually get what the big deal is with double texting, sometimes I type faster than I think so my thoughts are spread throughout multiple texts that really could've been one big one if I had waited a few minutes...

now that I think about it, maybe I should just wait a couple minutes and send one big text

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​Alright so I just got made fun of for asking "what do you think yellow tastes like?" in reference to yellow starbursts. I then read the package and realized it's lemon. Apparently that was obvious according to my coworker but here I was thinking that it could've been like a tropical package???? Like give me a break.

I then asked Liv what "arctic ice" tastes like and she responded with "blue" which was my answer as well... but now I'm wondering what blue tastes like, because all I know is blue tastes good. 

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This is going to be a little bit of a more serious blog post than the rest. For those of you that know me very well know that I tend to be a chronic over-thinker. Whether I'm overthinking something I've said, am about to say or something that could happen in the future. It's something I definitely struggle with on a daily basis. Sometimes I even overthink to the point that I have trouble sleeping. However, lately I discovered this app called "calm" that has these sleep stories on it. I've found it super helpful when I'm trying to clear my head of unwanted thoughts, honestly this app has helped me fall asleep faster than I ever have in my entire life. I fall asleep in probably the first 5 minutes of every story. Do you guys have any ways you stop yourselves from overthinking or clear your thoughts? Let me know!

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So lately we have been hit by quite the snowstorm here in Vancouver and all it has taught me is that my school wasn't kidding when they said they were "always open." We have seen at least 30 cm of snow and no snow day insight. However SFU has cancelled classes like come on guys, this is why they think they're better than us??? They didn't even cancel my midterm at 7 pm on a friday due to snow, because what's safer than driving in the snow? Driving in the snow in the dark of course!

Seriously though, I keep praying each and everyday that they will finally just give up and cancel. Apparently we are supposed to be hit again by something even worse on Wednesday. But judging by the fact that the power went out campus wide and they still didn't shut down, I don't see anything great in sight here.

All that I've really discovered is that American's stereotypes of us being covered in snow year round have slowly become accurate lately. Thanks Mother Nature.

On the bright side, it's only 6 days till Mexico!! I can't be more excited to be somewhere sunny and warm. Also, let's keep praying that I come back alive because I'm pretty sure the chances are quite slim here.


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I've hit this point in my life where every single song I listen to just annoys the hell out of me. I don't know why, I love music, but lately it just seems like every style and every song I hear leaves me instantly annoyed. I'm desperately in need of some new music and something that excites me. If you have any suggestions, you should comment them below!

On top of the music thing, I could also use some netflix suggestions because I have given up on school. I wrote a midterm on friday for macroeconomics that was 18 pages. 18 PAGES. 23 QUESTIONS.

Guess how long we had to write this exam....

I'll give you a second...

ONE HOUR AND 15 MINUTES. TO ANSWER 23 QUESTIONS. ON 18 PAGES. AND NONE OF THE QUESTIONS WERE MULTIPLE CHOICE, NO TRUE OR FALSE, NO MATCHING, NO FILL IN THE BLANKS. I'M TALKING 23 QUESTIONS THAT REQUIRED PARAGRAPH ANSWERS AND GRAPHS.

#thanksgatemen

But yea so I for sure didn't pass that, I've decided to just give up and either marry rich or force tooturntilda to let me live off her wealth when she becomes sweden's doctor to the stars. As far as I'm concerned that's a better retirement plan than one of my friends, his plan is just to die. In high school we had to do this thing called "gradtrans" which means grad transitions and you had to basically complete this whole folder on yourself and have an interview with a respected member of the community and explain what your plan and goals were for life, what your current hobbies have been and how you plan to maintain them as well as what your retirement plan and savings plan are. I'm not even joking, this kid straight up looked a respected member of our community in the eye and told him "well retirement plan is just to die," and the guy kind of awkwardly laughed and went "no but seriously" and he just replied "I am serious, I'm not going anywhere, my plan is just to die, I think it's a pretty good one" and the guy just went "alrightttt then next question." Hey, he passed his interview and got to graduate so oh well right?

Anyway have more retirement plan ideas? get rich quick schemes?

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