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’t care much about organization. I didn’t 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’t 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

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