In light of back to school, I decided to continue my college tips series for the next few weeks. I have been getting an overwhelmingly amazing response on them the past few days, inspiring me to add more great content for my lovely readers ūüôā I have a list of posts I thought I could write regarding college, and study tips are at the top of the list. You may have been an academic hotshot in high school, but in college¬†everything changes. The professors expect more from you, you aren’t reminded of important dates, and you are the only one who¬†really¬†cares about your own success. In my high school experience my hand was held the entire time. Teachers offering conferences to read over essays, extra credit opportunities around every corner, and teachers offering class time and daily reminders for upcoming due dates. Needless to say, college was a culture shock. After my first few weeks¬†I realized my old system of studying wasn’t working for me. While I coasted through high school fairly easily, (except for math, math killed me) it hit me that my old system of skimming my notes for a few minutes and still acing my tests simply… View Post

If you’re an incoming freshman this year let me warn you: packing for college is¬†hard.¬†When you are up and moving to a whole new environment it is tricky to know what you’ll need, and what’s going to be pushed in the back of your closet until you move out again in the summer. If I am being¬†completely¬†honest with you – I overpacked.¬†Moving out I realized how much I brought that I simply did not need. Now that I can consider myself an old pro, I thought I would share some of my best advice with you. If you find this helpful and you want more, you can also check out the 44 best tricks I learned my freshman year of college. And if you have any more questions, do not hesitate to email me, when you all reach out to me it makes my entire day! When it comes to packing for college there are some obvious things that I may not touch on (pencils, chargers, bedding, etc.)¬†I trust that you all know that you’ll probably want to bring a few writing utensils¬†to school, but what I am here to do today is try and remind you of some helpful… View Post

If you find this post helpful, check out my top packing tips for college students! Going into college freshman year is¬†scary. Anyone who tells you anything otherwise is either lying or superhuman. It is fine to admit that you’re a little bit terrified of this brand new situation. Visiting somewhere where you know nobody is bad in itself, but when you’re being dropped off there and told “see you in three months!” you suddenly realize just how alone you are. I just finished up my freshman year of college and I have learned¬†a lot. There is so much that I didn’t know going into college because nobody told me. I had unrealistic expectations and unnecessary worries. I compiled this list of things that I wish somebody would have told me before I entered my freshman year of college. 1. You don’t need to bring¬†everything¬†you own to school with you. I will admit I was overly thorough in my packing, and I¬†regretted that trying to organize my dorm room. If you are debating whether or not you need to bring something, chances are that you don’t. I have a huge guide on packing for college you can see here for reference!… View Post

Going into my¬†freshman year of college I read countless buzzfeed lists telling me¬†everything¬†that I could ever need to know about college (not). I was told if I wanted to make friends then I¬†had to rush a sorority, that if I wanted to fit in I had to drink, and if I started a¬†long distance relationship with my boyfriend that I would regret it. (Spoiler alert: all were false.) I didn’t rush and I have made great friends (many of them who are in sororities and love it, but it just wasn’t for me), I don’t drink and no one has cared about that and even if they did then they’re obviously not worth my time, and I am still¬†with my lovely boyfriend and as hard as the long distance relationship has been I don’t regret a single day of it.     Last summer when that awkward, “So…what are we going to do about this whole being 6 hours apart thing…?” conversation came up I had already thought a lot about it. My philosophy on the ordeal was we might as well try the long distance relationship – the worst that happens is that it didn’t¬†work out. But luckily, it… View Post

Organization: The one word that used to cause me to let out an audible groan. I was never the girl in elementary school whose desk was impeccably neat, and keeping my room tidy has never been on the top of my to-do list. But despite that, when it comes to school, I am surprisingly able to keep organization a main priority. But if I’m being honest, until this year I didn‚Äôt care much about organization. I didn‚Äôt need to. My life was very easy going and lacked the hecticness that college so readily provided for me. So when I found myself severely unprepared for the whirlwind of commitments and due dates that this new chapter of my life¬†brought, I had no choice but to get my act together, and quick. I have advice beyond the basic organization of your office supplies, because lets be honest – your gel pens can be exquisitely sorted by both color and glitter content but that doesn‚Äôt change the fact that the rest of your life may be quite a mess in terms of organization. These tips are designed with the college student in mind, as they were designed by a college student, but many… View Post