We Meet Again~

Hello Loves~ 

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? However, time has truly flown by. This week is my exam week, which means I will be returning to my blog, finally; and, I plan to stay for as long as I can.

For those who did not know, I made an executive decision to take a break from My Authentic Nature, and just focus on school. Although I did not want to make this decision, I was really juggling so much at once in terms of academics, and was having breakdowns left, and right. Furthermore, it was not professional of me to disappear, and reappear without notice; therefore, I decided to just focus on one thing — school (even though some things here and there didn’t work out like I wanted to).

A lot of things have happened since we last spoke, but no worries! Here are a couple of updates:

  • I got a new laptop!

    • If you have been following me for a while, you are probably somewhat familiar with some technical difficulties I had in the past. Long story short, my computer died, and I had to extract my hard drive, and placed it into an external disc. This allows me to access all of my old files, and provides me an extra place for storage!
  • I started a vlog channel~

    • As some of you are aware, I do use YouTube on occasion to share some of my content; but, I have decided to use YouTube as a platform for my vlogs.
      Although my life is not so glorious right now, I do plan to capture all of the good memories, and hopefully get to share both the big, and small, milestones with you all. I am still in the process of trying to gather everything together, but soon enough, it will be running smoother, and I will be more organized.

I know it’s not much, but trust me when I say that I have been planning for a lot of new content, and maybe a new layout/ theme for my blog. Everything is still in the works, but I do plan to make everything count from here on out. And who knows — by August, I will my finish my research, and have my own custom domain!

Thank you guys so much for your time, and patience… I know I have not been fair, and I know I have a lot to catch up on, and to improve. Also, I would like to thank those who wanted to join the #phamily during my extended leave of absence. I really do appreciate every single one of you~

Until Next Time xoxo

Joslyn

[ N O T E . F I V E ]

Hello my Loves~

Long time no see! Dang. The last time ya’ll heard from me was August 30. I would like to start off this note and say that I am terribly sorry for disappearing for over a month. I promise, I was not expecting my absence to be this long.

As most of you know, I am currently in my 2nd year of university, as a biology major, and adjusting to the pace has been extremely difficult this year. I am taking a couple of advanced science courses, and for some tragic reason, ALL of my exams are in one week each month.

Along with trying to adjust to my crazy school schedule, I was sick for about 2 weeks from either a sinus infection, or a small cold. To this day, I am still recovering.

To be honest, I was in a creative black hole, and just couldn’t think of any good content for a long while, and it affected me a lot longer than I expected — to the point where I felt like I lost motivation for my blog.

BUT. I promise that I will do better starting today. October is the month were I will turn this around, and make everything work. I can’t guarantee that I’ll be consistent, however, I will try my darn hardest to not disappear like I recently did.

Until Next Time xoxo

Joslyn

My First Year Experience || COLLEGE EDITION

Hello loves~ I hope you’re doing well!

I know I have been gone for a while, and I am so sorry for that — again, work calls, therefore I must attend (even though sometimes I’m very reluctant to do so). In today’s blog post, I am going to be sharing with you guys my experience during my first year of school, highlighting some topics which I think are important for those who are starting in the fall, and for the upcoming graduating class of 2017!

I know I rambled a lot in this video, but hopefully you guys found some parts of it helpful. Always remember that if you have a question, or a request, for me — please, ask away!

Until Next Time xoxo

Joslyn

S U M M E R . N O T E #1

Hello Beautiful!

I felt obligated to take the time to apologize, again, for being completely absent this past month. As most of you may know, I just completed my first year of college, and I was really stressed out. All I could think about was studying and doing well my first year.

Regardless, that’s no excuse to completely leave you guys hanging. But, no worries – as i mentioned on Twitter – I have a ton of projects planned out, and a lot of ideas to the point where I feel like I will implode if I don’t share them with you guys!

As always, if you ever have requests, feel free to let me know in the comments, or on any of my social media platforms. Expect to see me soon~

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn

5 Healthy Habits that Helped Me Loose Weight

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If you guys follow me on Twitter, then you might have noticed that I recently did a poll. Recently, I’ve been going through this writer’s block funk, and I just needed some help in where I needed to lead my content. If you read my New Year’s Resolutions post, then you already know that I am trying really hard to improve my content, as well as many other things.

On my poll, I asked which general topic you wanted me to talk about, and I had 100% votes for health/fitness. So why not kill two birds with one stone? On Wednesday, I shared my current workout playlist, and now I’ve decided to keep the trend of health/fitness to round out January, and slowly progress into February (and Valentine’s Day).

Here are 5 Healthy Habits that Helped Me Loose Weight:

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions: What I Plan to Improve

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Happy New Year’s Eve loves!! It’s that time of year where we start reflecting over the past 12 months, and start preparing for the new year! Here is a list of 5 things I plan to do/ improve in the upcoming year!

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[N O T E . T H R E E]

Hello Love!

I just wanted to pop on and apologize for me not being active this past week. If you don’t follow me on any social media sites, then you are probably not aware that this past week was finals week!!

As a biology major, this was a serious, school intensive week, and I was just completely absorbed in my studies.

Now that I am out of school for winter break, I will be able to be more active, and more on schedule, however, my part-time job did increase my hours by a lot. So, I may not be able to keep my promise for blogmas, however, it turns out I was doing blogmas all wrong–oops!!

There is always next year, and hopefully my life will be a little more eventful to be able to host a proper blogmas.

Regardless, I will be attempting to keep my promise for this year’s blogmas 🙂

With that being said, I am sorry for being absent this week!!

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn 

I Survived Working My First Black Friday!!

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As almost everyone knows, Black Friday is the annual event where people of all ages gather to do some extreme shopping with amazing deals that are almost too good to be true (usually the biggest sale of the year).

For some, it’s an adrenaline packed rush full of early holiday shopping and joy; and for others, the experience is the equivalence of Dante’s Inferno, where you work in retail depends your fate.

As for me, I didn’t suffer too much while working on Black Friday. Here is my experience of working my first Black Friday:

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#Blogmas!!

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Hello December! Gosh, November just flew by right?! This is probably the fastest year ever for me! Now with Thanksgiving out of the way, I can now put up my Christmas tree and shamelessly sing Christmas music obnoxiously!!

Now, you are probably wondering ‘Why Blogmas?’. Well, for one, I am not going crazy, and will explain everything here:

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[ N O T E . T W O ]

Hello loves!!

I’m so sorry for all of the back ups with my posts!! Even though Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I still have tests and projects due early in the week, so right now, I’m focused on that!!

I should be on the right foot again on Wednesday, November 25th! Thank you so much for being patient!!

See you on Wednesday!!

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn