Life Update (Swimming, Shopping, and Lots of Stress)

Hello lovelies! From the survey I ran at the beginning of January, I found that a lot of you actually wanted to read more personal things on the blog. It’s been a hot minute since my last blog post, so I wanted to sit down and write a chit-chat style blog post to fill you in on where I’ve been. 

I don’t talk about swimming often on my blog, but if I’m going to start sharing more personal things on here, then this is the place to start. Basically since I was eight years old, I’ve been swimming year round with the same girls on my high school team. We’ve been working SO hard this season and have devoted a lot of time to bettering ourselves. One of our big goals this season was to win our conference meet which was yesterday. We’re a team of ten girls, with two seniors, a junior, a sophomore, and six freshmen, so it kinda sounds like a long shot. Regardless of our size, we are an incredibly strong, close-knit team and we ended up getting first. Swimming isn’t an official sport in our conference, but it didn’t lessen our excitement since it was the first time in school history that the team took first!

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After the meet, my school decided to congratulate us at the basketball game that night. I don’t usually go to basketball games, but I figured I’d go all out and even dress for the theme.

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Oh, and my flash drive decided to break a few days before an important assignment was due this. Not only did this flash drive contain all my college and high school work, but it had my blog pictures on it too. Luckily I did have an earlier version of the important assignment saved to my Google drive. I ended up going back through and redoing the final edits, so it turned out better in the end anyway! Lesson learned, from now on I’m saving files in two places after I edit them.

To clear my mind from the week’s stress, I went to Target and Starbucks with my mom. I ended up getting three different things, so I thought I’d throw them in this post. The first was this gingham swim suit with cute little bows on the top and bottoms.

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Gingham Top & Bottom

I got this navy blue pinstripe suit as well. I have never had a swim top this style, but I think it’s my new favorite!

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Navy Top & Bottom

I’m obviously excited for warmer weather, so I ended up getting these gingham flats as well. It’s supposed to get cold here in Ohio again, but I’m hoping it will at least be warm enough to wear these flats!

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One last thing I wanted to mention in this post isn’t about me, but I thought I’d throw it in anyway. Casey graduated from Air Traffic Control tech school this past week! It’s been a LONG four months of stress for him, and considering his class had a 60% wash out rate, I’d say this was a huge accomplishment. Yay, Casey!

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So hooray for a crazy week that ended with big accomplishments and a little bit of fun shopping! Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to see more of The Chic Flamingo!

 

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