I’m about to get touchy-feely here, so prepare yourself. I talk about moving to New York allllll the time and mostly I’m talking about cool and exciting things (like casually seeing Jimmy Fallon) but there is a darker side to moving somewhere where you don’t know anybody. And that’s homesickness. Homesickness strikes out of nowhere and it’s the worst. I can’t walk by the central park zoo without tears stinging my eyes (the zoo smell is reminiscent of the midwest), and I have a nasty habit of listening to the song Temporary Home when I’m already feeling down about being away from the people I love. Because I make bad choices. Today I was listening to Spotify at work and All The Pretty Girls came on, and I have such strong associations with that song that instantly my heart began to hurt. That song makes me think of driving around in my jeep with my friends during the summer and I realized that by the time I was home again my friends would all be gearing up to go their separate ways for the fall. That threw me into a major funk. I could lie and say that I’ve been adjusting perfectly to living here, but… View Post

Hey hey! Long time no chat, friends! So in case you didn’t already know this: I moved to NYC for an internship last week. I’ve been super busy, and things have been pretty unstable for me. (Still homeless, currently reporting from a storage room turned Airbnb in Brooklyn) and I really haven’t had time to do much of anything so I’ve enlisted some help. Kathryn Hadel of Jassamine Elaine stepped in as Mostly Morgan’s first ever (!!!) guest poster, and I’m thrilled with what she had to say! With internships on the brain (mine and millennials everywhere!), Kathryn wrote the ultimate guide to preparing for your summer internship! After you finish reading her post, be sure to Insta-stalk her! She’s fab!   Hello, Readers of Mostly Morgan! At this point in the semester, coffee has become a bona fide meal option and you’re counting down the days until final exams. For those of you who landed an internship for this summer, congratulations! Seriously, you put in a lot of hard work and now you’re reaping the reward. This past summer I interned in Washington DC at my dream internship. I was counting the days until I could drive into the city and start putting… View Post

Life has been moving really fast lately – I feel like I’m constantly moving a million miles a minute and I really haven’t been able to take time to slow down. I keep telling myself I need to start breathing and taking time for myself – and then I dream up another big project. While I’m all about dreaming and doing, there is something to be said for knowing when enough is enough and taking a break. I’ve been making a lot of changes lately and one more change I want to make is spending more time doing things I love and relaxing.  I teamed up with my friends at Zappos to bring you all different ways that you can unwind and have fun doing whatever it is that makes you happy! Enjoy the sunshine. Spring is (finally!) coming at us full force and we can shed our winter layers and enjoy the sunshine, however sparse it may be. Whether you’re ready to go out and get active or just looking to sit out and enjoy the sunshine and soak up some vitamin D. Create something. When we reach a certain age – our creativity begins to be stifled. Instead of short stories we are writing essays and… View Post

This post is sponsored by Wacom and Her Campus Media. I received the product free of charge. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Mostly Morgan possible! You guys, I have an insane month planned. I’ll be flying to New York next week and spending my time bouncing between airbnb’s while I apartment hunt. There is going to be a ton of adventure, new experience, and instability. The one thing that will be a constant, though, is my need to keep on top of my creative projects and blogs. Given that I’ll be moving around (and keeping busy at a new internship!) I am prepared to be doing a lot on the go and under unique circumstances and thought I’d share my plan of attack with you all! Staying Productive as a Creative on the Go. Find the wifi. Today’s creative entrepreneurs (and people in general!) tend to be reliant on computers – so when you’re on the go (or know you’ll be without wifi!) it’s important to scope out wifi cafes or hotspots. If you’re in a big city like I’ll be, it’s a bit easier but no matter where you are chances are you’ll have a… View Post

You guys, over the last few months I’ve seen a concerning trend with friends in real life and in the blogging world. It seems that everyone is on a diet but isn’t dieting ‘right.’ I understand that figuring out how to get fit in college is hard because you are stressed, you are busy, and ordering a pizza is so much easier that cooking. But make the commitment to yourself and to your health to not take shortcuts when it comes to getting fit! A lot of people are sticking to the resolutions they made to get fit in the New Year which is awesome, but so many people are going about it all wrong in ways that aren’t healthy or sustainable. While I’m not a nutrition or fitness professional I have been an athlete my entire life and I know a thing or two about healthy living. How not to get fit in college. Calorie restriction – nothing infuriates me more than seeing magazines or other blogs advertising ‘low calorie meals’ or ‘how to eat less calories.’ Calories are not the problem when it comes to maintaining weight, it’s eating good calories and making sure to get your body moving to burn a few calories, too. (More on that later!)… View Post