I am generally a very easygoing person. I like everyone, generally they like me back. If not, that’s fine, I hold no grudges, but I mean, their loss. I’m mostly joking. But if I don’t like you, then I have a reason. And it’s a good one, because I am queen of second chances. In fact, in my eighteen years of life, there are only two people who I can’t find a single redeeming quality in. A former teacher of mine, and a classmate who spent an unbelievable amount of his time trying (and to a great extent, succeeding) to make me miserable. Both of these ‘gentlemen’ suffer from severe superiority complexes, narcissism, and a lack of remorse for making the people around them feel poorly. I had just met the aforementioned classmate. I’d heard negative things about him from other girls who warned me of his less than charming personality, but he was my boyfriend’s friend so I gave him a cautious chance. I found him a little immature, but other than that I thought he was a good enough guy. He didn’t take his time in proving me wrong. It started with a facebook message. He spun some… View Post

Travel.   I’ve always romanticized the idea of traveling the world and finding adventure in a far away place, and I’ve always paired the thought with someday. I’ve always thought I would travel, but it’s never been a priority.   Until recently.   For the past few months, travelling seems to be all I think about. I prioritize finding new destinations over almost everything. Picturing myself jetting off to a new place fills me up with an indescribable feeling. It’s a mix of desire and excitement. My heart starts to race and the blood rushes to my face. I am completely enthralled with the idea of going somewhere I’ve never dreamed of and getting to explore this entire new world.   It turns out, the word for what I’m feeling is wanderlust.   I am suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the same way I used to be in love with the idea of living the stereotypical “American Dream” with a big house, a high earning job, and the perfect family, I am now consumed with thoughts of travel. I want to spend weeks exploring the small towns in Europe, I want to swim in every ocean, and I… View Post

Student Discounts Here, I am going to let you in on a little secret. Are you listening?  College is expensive. Wait, everybody knows that, heres the real secret: Being a student can save you major cash on things that you were going to buy anyways! There are a ton of student discounts that are made available to college students, but it seems that a lot of people don’t know about these discounts and aren’t taking advantage of them. You can find my master list below, and there are also a ton listed at Student Rate. You heard me right! So not only are you going to gain a vast arsenal of knowledge during your  run at college, but if you play your cards right, you can also use your student status to save you a ton of money on things that you were already planning on buying in the first place! I tried to make your job a little bit easier and I did some of the research on who offers student savings fo you. Believe me when I say that there are hundreds, if not thousands of student savings opportunities out there for you right now – these were the ones… View Post

Something about the term Bucket List makes me uncomfortable. Perhaps it’s the way people never seem to accomplish everything on theirs, or how people put the impossible on there without any plan on getting there. You might call the list I’m about to present you my bucket list. But I prefer to call it my to do list. These aren’t things I am pushing off until some day rolls around. They aren’t tasks that I’d simply like to do but in reality will never get around to doing. These are things I have every intention of doing, and I already have a plan for many. Call it what you will, but I challenge you to make a list of your own. I challenge you to write your dreams down; and then plan on making them happen. If you’re stuck, perhaps you can take some inspiration from mine. I categorized mine for my own convenience, but organize yours as you’d like! Travel Travel to New Zealand Travel to Japan Visit all 50 states (7/50) Swim with dolphins Go swimming in every ocean Float in the dead sea   Fitness Run Across a State (Planned for Summer 2014) Run a 6:00  5:45 5:30… View Post

I knew for a long time that I wanted to start a blog. I am excited by the idea of strangers all over the world potentially reading what little ol me, blogging from my college dorm, has to say. I think that the potential to make new friends, and forge connections with people I would have no other way of meeting is amazing. And what better way to do it than via the world wide web. For over a month I mulled over just what I wanted to say in this little blog. I knew only two things: I wanted to appeal to a wide audience, and I wanted to write helpful posts. Unless the author is living some fantastically interesting life or has an amazing talent of making the mundane sound fascinating, I have never been much interested in reading  blogs about a person’s day to day life. I believe that those blogs definitely have their audience, don’t get me wrong, but they simply never appealed to me personally. As a result I wanted people to take something from what I write, I don’t know what, be it inspiration or new found knowledge, just something. I considered writing about cool “life hacks”… View Post