Everything You Should Do in Glasgow

    I’ve been putting off writing this post for months (almost a year) because I knew I would get emotional when I tried to write it. We’re talking, I’m going to book a plane ticket right now, emotional. But we’ve had growth people!!

    Instead of feeling sad when I think about my five months abroad last year, I instead just feel nostalgic. Like looking back on fond childhood memories or hanging out with your besties in high school. Scotland has become a figure of nostalgia for me, so I’m ready to sit down and write this out!

    Related: 13 Differences Between Scotland and the States

    I did live there for five months, and one of my bff’s is from there and still lives in Glasgow, so I feel like I’m pretty qualified to give good advice on how to spend your time there. Although my pal across the Atlantic may disagree with my “American” touristy ways.

    If you’re going to be visiting Glasgow anytime soon, I got you.

    Getting Around

    Glasgow is a very walk-able city. It’s extremely easy to walk from the city center down to the River Clyde or over to the West End. I walked most places to save money while I was there, but on days I was in a rush or didn’t want to walk a mile or two I’d take the subway.

    The subway it super easy to navigate, too! It’s just a huge circle and if you stand on one side of the platform you go clockwise and if you stand on the other side you go counter-clockwise. Pretty easy, right?

    Plus, each subway station and car has the map posted. There’s no way you’ll get on or off at the wrong place unless you’re not paying attention.

    Glasgow also has a really good bus system, but I never used it since I have a fear of buses. However, I never had any issues getting anywhere just using my own two feet or the subway.

    To give a better impression of how close everything is I decided to make a map with every place I mention in this post. I know it seems like some things are super far away, but I promise they aren’t. Especially with a quick five minute ride on the subway.

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    Three Graduation Outfits with PrettyLittleThing

    *This post is in collaboration with Pretty Little Thing. I received items from Pretty Little Thing to write this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support College with Caitlyn.

    The day this goes live there are only 46 days until I graduate from college. *Cue the confetti and happy dances*

    I started keeping track a few weeks ago when Abigail were recording a podcast episode and were talking about how soon graduation was. So now I have an official countdown on the white board next to my desk that gets updated religiously every night before bed.

    Up until about a month ago I wasn’t even sure I wanted to walk at graduation. I was just more excited about not having weekly quizzes and like forty problems of homework a week (and that’s just for one of my four classes).

    But then I realized if I walk at graduation that I get to wear a super cute outfit, and that’s where this post comes in! PrettyLittleThing actually reached out to me about showcasing items from their graduation shop. And let me tell you, these pieces are STUNNING.

    Blue Bardot Frill Dress

    This was the piece I was most excited about because it’s literally like my brand colors. #ThatCoolTonedLife

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    Visiting Toronto in the Winter: A Guide

    Canada Sign near CN Tower Toronto

    Back in the beginning of the month I took a little road trip up to Canada with my boyfriend. We went to Toronto and also hit Niagara Falls on the way, but I’ll leave that out of this post.

    When I lived in Washington, I was actually always about three-ish hours away from the Canadian border all the time and I never went. So 2019 was the year I was going to make it happen! And here we are now.

    Dealing with Toronto’s Winter Weather

    Knowing that we were traveling in the dead of winter, I took precautions and reached out to people who had been to Toronto. Everyone told me the city is extremely windy so I was ready for that with mittens, ear wrap, bulky scarves, thick socks, and thermal undershirts. With all that, I was never really cold. It was usually like my thighs and face. Kyle somehow survived with a wicking turtleneck, thermal and sweatshirt. Although he did always complain about being cold.

    It snowed while we were there, but it never stuck. Because of this I was able to get by wearing whatever shoes I wanted and not have to worry about slipping and sliding everywhere.

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    Why I Switched to Decaf

    It’s so easy to get addicted to caffeine. I should know because I’ve become addicted multiple times over just the past three years. So last summer I made the conscious decision to drink decaf.

    Telling people I drink decaf usually gets me the same reactions I get as when I tell people I’m a math major. Picture people with their jaw dropped, eyes bugging out and whining, “Really? Ew how!?” To which I always say, “It’s actually not that bad.”

    I actually did a small experiment two years ago where I went three weeks without coffee. If I could go almost a month without any coffee, then I was pretty sure I could go forever with almost exclusively drinking decaf. I say almost because sometimes I do forget to ask for decaf, or I get regular caffeinated coffee if I’m really struggling that day. But I only keep decaf coffee in my apartment, which means I can drink and make coffee whenever I want without losing any sleep.

    Before I give away the whole post in the first 200 words, let actually get to the the big reasons why I made the switch.

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