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  • Getting Sick in College + Tips to Avoid it

    Getting Sick in College – Yes it sucks. College. A place filled with endless opportunities, fun adventures, and germs. Yes, adjusting to this new environment does mean that you are likely to get sick within your first year. This phenomenon has been coined the Freshman Plague, and I caught it a few weeks ago. It started with a sore throat, then a cough, and then I couldn’t move from my bed. I went to the health center in order to be diagnosed by a real doctor, and not Healthline. Thankfully, I did not have strep, just a pretty bad Post Nasal Drip, but damn, that recovery process was brutal. I…

  • First Semester Wrap Up

    I made it through my First Semester! Happy Sunday to you all! Tis the Season…for Winter Break! That magical period with no school, no homework, just relaxation, and recharging. I for one am counting down the days until my family, and I go on a cruise to the Caribbean! I haven’t been on a cruise since my trip to Alaska 5 years ago! Finishing my first semester of college is a pretty big deal. Some weeks were better than others, but I made it to the other side. Looking back this first semester, there were a lot of things I wished I’d done differently. For example, I wish I ate a…

  • College Nighttime Routine

    Think midterms are the enemy? Think again, its acne.  College breakouts are no joke, and with your new busy schedule, it seems like you never have a moment to go through a nightly facial routine. I found that by sticking to the essentials, you can create a nightly face routine that will keep that stress-induced breakout under the skin.  Daily 1. Cleanser:  Why it’s essential: By using a cleanser every night, you are getting rid of all the dirt and oil that has built up on your face throughout the day.  What I like to use: Clean & Clear® Night Relaxing Oil-Free Deep Cleaning Face Wash. Personally, my skin is both dry and oily (depending…

  • My Dormifam Experience

    Hey everyone! Today I want to talk to you about a fantastic program that I take part in called Dormifam. Before I even got into college, I was planning my freshman dorm. I had a Pinterest page filled with hundreds of images designing my idealistic living space. I was constantly searching on Amazon and Target for cute decor. In March of 2018, after I had been accepted and enrolled into my dream school, I got an email from Dormify.com. I already loved their site and their products so I was excited when they asked if I would join a new program they were starting called Dormifam. I immediately accepted, joined…

  • Bullet Journaling in College

    Bullet Journaling is a tool to keep track and organize your life. It requires you actually to sit down and think through your life and record it. While it is a tool for productivity, it can also be used to create mindfulness in a hectic and anxiety filled life. I began Bullet Journaling in February of 2018. Since I had just graduated High School, I had a lot of time to journal. I had seen beautiful Bullet Journals on Pinterest and Instagram and wanted to create an aesthetically pleasing journal. After purchasing my first Bullet Journal from www.BulletJournal.com I quickly learned that this seemingly effortless artform was going to be much harder…

  • Three Studying Hacks for College

    Studying Hacks in College Despite what the title of this blog post is, I want to make it clear that these aren’t “hacks” in the traditional sense. There are no shortcuts when it comes to studying but there are some methods and tricks I use to make sure I get the most out of studying for an exam. I am aware that many people have different ways of learning and studying and to be confined to one way will not help you in the long. run. That is why I would l like to make it clear that these methods work for me, but maybe not for everyone. I am…

  • Halloweekend Reflection

    Hello Internet! This week marks my very first college Halloweekend! It lasted a whole week, but Halloweekend sounds better than Halloweek. Today I want to talk about my reflections for surviving this big college holiday.   Costumes In the past, I had only needed one costume to wear the night of Halloween. I didn’t realize that Halloweekend meant a new outfit every night! Some of my friends had been planning their costumes since August, but I didn’t have mine finalized until the week before the events! I decided to pick three costumes: Vampire, Angel, and Alien. The Vampire and Alien costume were with a group of people, and my roommate…

  • Getting to your 8 AM: Tips and Tricks

    Ah, the dreaded 8 AM class. It is the bane of every college freshman’s existence. You’re in luck though because I have compiled a list of my tips and tricks to make getting to that early bird class as easy and painless as possible. 5 Tricks for your 8:00 AM Class Tip #1 Lay out your clothes – Personally, I like to look semi-put together for school,  so the night before my 8 AM, I pick out my outfit and shoes and lay them on my desk so that as soon as I wake up, I can grab them and go.  *Bonus Tip: Check the weather app the night before so you…