The Life of a {slightly crazed} Student


I’m sure everyone feels this at one point in time in their lives…but, this happens to me so often that I feel I must rant about it. I am a slightly crazed, sometimes jumbled, incredibly well-meaning, but usually failing (and almost always strugggling) at life student. Seriously.

I look longlingly at YouTube Guru’s who seem to have it all together, hence the “how to be organized” posts which of course are well-meaning, but almost always end up making me feel like c-r-a-p, and I cry. Yes, I cry. The funny thing is, while I am crying, I am usually also laughing at myself. Because I handle things the way Leanne would. The way Leanne always has. (And I am not saying there is no hope for Leanne, with God, there is a glimpse of hope for good ol’ Leanne. (also I don’t know why I am talking about myself in the third person, excuse me.)

Let me explain:

Once, when I was fourteen years old, I put my P.E kit in the washing machine the morning of school…and when I realized it hadn’t dried yet (duh.), I proceeded to put my soaking wet P.E kit in my gym bag because my logic was, “maybe it will dry in my bag just in time for P.E.” To my dismay, when I poked my head in my gym bag during P.E,  it was still wet. I had to nervously raise my hand up and ask Mrs. Hulley (who was a terrifying red-faced muscular woman) for an extra P.E kit. And when she asked where mine was, I said in a shaking voice, ( and with the with the whole class watching) that it was still soaking wet in my bag. “WET,” she thundered, “ARE. YOU. A. BABY?” her red face loomed above my terrified one, as the whole class snickered…and well, you get the picture.

Now that I am twenty year old University student trying to juggle life, I am a mess. Even more so now that it is mid-term season. I keep wondering how I survived my two previous years at University with relatively high grades…and I think Jesus literally said.. “look at her, she does not have one frigging clue, let’s help her.”

Here’s some advice to my fellow, slightly crazed students:

  1. Pray, hard.
  2. Don’t procrastinate (meaning, don’t look at the zillion things you have due, and decide that you are going to binge watch Chicago PD. Trust me, it will not end well.)
  3. Go for walks. (meaning, leave your room at least once a week kids.)
  4. Do assignments/essays as as soon as you have any free time.
  5. School isn’t everything, there is life after Uni. (It is not the end of the world, if you fail that assignment.)
  6. Don’t put your P.E kit in the wash the morning of gym. (for all my high schoolers.)

Sincerely your girl,

Passionately Leanne


Bittersweet October

Ahh, isn’t October just lovely? I mean, I loved autumn in England but in Canada? It is absolutely gorgeous! The sun dims, the weather cools, and the leaves and trees become vibrant shades of red, gold, orange, purple and so much more. The most exciting part for me is getting my autumn on. Yes, I mean, literally getting my autumn on. Doing some shopping for trendy yet warm clothes that gives me a bounce as I walk might be one of my favourite things about autumn! I did a little shopping for the upcoming colder months (And in Canada, when I say colder months? I mean, freezing-my-arse-off and feeling-like-I-might-die. I assure you, it’s no joke.) that I am so excited to wear. Granted, they are simple but are oh so very chic. (I might have to do an Autumn haul post soon!) Fashion is a little thing I might have held unto a leetle too tightly since I moved from the UK!

Now let’s try and make the title of this blog make a bit of sense, shall we? Why is October bittersweet you may ask? Well, even though it is absolutely gorgeous out, Uni for me, is getting extremely hectic. Midterm exams are here and I have waay too many assignments due! And it doesn’t help that I sleep at 2 am everyday and wake up feeling like crap everyday. Not some days or once a week wake-up-feeling-like-crap but everyday, everyday! Yes, it is most definitely due to my lack of self-discipline and self-control but in my defense, it never feels too late at the time…till I wake up for my 8 am lecture slightly hating myself. So I basically have no worthy defense…

Anyway, I have see the error of my ways! You know it’s time to change things up when you have eye bags the size of your fist, and you don’t have the motivation to look like a human being in the morning. It’s time to get organized, stop procrastinating and spend some much needed time at Jesus’ feet!

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