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

Thanks Slickdeals for partnering with me on this post! Scholarships are so many students’ bread and butter when it comes to paying for school. I know I applied for about one hundred my senior year of high school – and for some pretty weird ones, too! Did you know that there is a scholarship for tall people? Every evening I spent scouring the internet looking for new scholarships to apply for, and every night I would try and pump out an essay or two. Applying for scholarships is a lot of work, but you can reap a great reward. It seems every single year I see stories floating around of students who earned up to $100,000 in scholarships. While I wasn’t that lucky, I don’t think anyone can blame me for trying! What I’m getting at, is I’m a huge advocate in looking for scholarships – because they can really add up! As a savvy internet user, you’ve probably heard of the website Slickdeals by now, but what you might not know is that they have an incredible student portal and they are giving two students the chance to win a $5000 for the fall semester! Finalists will be listed on Slickdeals where the public can… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Teach For America. All opinions are 100% mine. You all know about my affinity for little ones by now – it has seemed to be a common theme in my posts for the past few weeks. I recently mentioned how I have always had it in my head that I would work with them in some capacity. For a long time I wanted to be a teacher, this was mostly influenced by great teachers I had growing up. I was a shy kid with a bit of a speech impediment, so I wasn’t the most popular elementary schooler, but at the time it didn’t even matter because I was blessed with teachers that made me feel special and included. Knowing how teachers had such a large impact in my life really pushed me to want to be able to touch the lives of other kids in that way. And while I’ve veered off on a different path, my mind wanders back to teaching now and again. I’m committed to not committing myself to a full-time career until I know I’m getting into something I’ll love. I know that a… View Post

Thank you Dell and Intel for partnering with me to help college students manage their time! Alright, friends! I know a handful of you expressed concern over whether or not I’d continue to write college posts during my semester off – and while they may be less frequent, rest assured I have a handful on my editorial calendar! After all, this entire blog started as a college blog, and I don’t think I’ll be able to get away from those roots for a while. Today I want to talk about time management in college – one thing I can say for sure that I managed to rock last semester. Managing your time in college is one of the hardest things you’ll do. Beyond just going to class students are expected to have jobs, look for internships, get volunteer hours, and still manage a social life. It gets to be difficult, and it can be way overwhelming. I have done a few time management posts in the past, but I thought I would make this the queen of posts and condense it into a top ten list making it easy and actionable. 1.) Have a plan. In high school it was so easy for me… View Post