As much as I’d like to ignore the fact that this coming week marks the beginning of finals, it’s sort of a big (stressful) deal. If you follow me on Twitter you might already know that this semester has definitely gotten me down, but with the help of some amazing guides my blogger buds have written, I’ve been managing to keep my head above water when it comes to juggling my work load and making decent grades. Last year I made a huge college study guide and it did really well, so I thought I would come out with a 2.0 version! I rounded up some of the best posts I could find on studying and stress relief that you can all use to help you get prepare for the inevitable.   The (ULTIMATE) guide to finals. How to Get Your Best Grades in College: So it’s already been pretty well established here that Sara is a college hacks genius, and this guide definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s detailed, organized, and super straight forward. How to Study Like a Pro: Here Taylor lays out all of the study tips you know that you should be using (but don’t) and let’s you know exactly how they are going… View Post

It’s that time of year again, when all of my relatives start texting and asking for my Christmas list. Ten years ago it was easy to come up with a list: I was hoping for friendship bracelet floss, craft kits. Now that I’m older I am lucky to be in a position where I don’t find myself wanting for much which is probably why everyone tells me that I’m so hard to shop for. Honestly though, I feel as though the college girl demographic in itself is hard to shop for. We are at that age where we are picky in style, we’ve outgrown toys but have nowhere to put appliances, and we seem to already have all of the latest tech. In brainstorming the best advice to give someone looking to buy gifts for us, I had a bit of an ‘ah-ha’ moment. While it’s safe to say that no two college girls are the same, one thing that most of us do have in common by virtue of being in college is over the roof stress levels. And I can’t speak for all college girls, but personally I have trouble taking the time or spending the money to pamper myself.… View Post

I’ve been writing a lot lately about managing your time and being intentional about what your putting your energy into because that is an area I’ve been focusing on making improvements on and I’ve been seeing a lot of progress so I want to pass my newly acquired wisdom to you. The hardest area of my life to manage is school. Managing my time as a blogger is relatively easy: I can turn down opportunities, take mental health days when I need them, and set my own hours and deadlines. As a student it doesn’t really work that way. I can’t exactly turn down homework assignments or set my own exam dates, so instead I’ve been learning how to best deal with the deadlines put forth for me. While my system for handling those overwhelming and stressful days isn’t exactly perfect, by implementing a few of these key tips I am able to make it through my busy days, sanity (mostly!) in tact. Eat a good breakfast. You are going to notice that I have a handful of food related tips in here, and I stand by the notion that food can really make you or break you during your busiest… View Post

When people ask me what I do, I usually don’t come right out and say, “Oh, I’m a blogger.” Usually I’ll say something along the lines of, “I’m self-employed” or “I run a small business.” Most of the population doesn’t realize that blogging is a viable career option, so I try and ease them into the idea. As of now, I don’t think a single adult outside of my close circle has taken me seriously when I told them that I am a self-employed blogger. People are typically suspicious, curious, or irrationally rude. The rude people figure that because I don’t have a boss or schedule or have to deal with customers that what I’m doing isn’t ‘real’ and that I have it so much easier than they do. But I’ll tell you something: Self-employment isn’t a walk in the park. Now, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Self employment in college. Most people don’t even consider self employment as an option for themselves, and certainly not in college. (It’s always a ‘some day’ thing.) So if you have wondered if self employment is for you – chances are it could be. A few… View Post

Happy Friday, loves! I’ve fallen out of the swing of blogging this past week (thanks, midterms) but I’m back and I’m super excited to bring you today’s post! Not too long ago I was introduced to an amazing company that creates subscription boxes just for college students. I’ve always been a big fan of subscription services (I mean hello, you get a fun little present every month!), but I’ve only ever tried beauty ones. With that said, UniversiTEE box unlike anything else I’ve ever received. It is curated to help college students coast through their courses effortlessly and look good doing it. Last month was UniversiTEE box‘s debut month and they killed it with the goodies they chose for the box. Of course, I went gaga over the necklace because it is definitely very my style, and the little notebooks are perfect for jotting down any ideas, too! Each month the box includes a graphic tee, a statement necklace, and a few extra goodies that any college girl would love.  I’ve already designated one of those notebooks as my official ‘dreams’ notebook (because I have some crazy dreams at night, y’all) and the other two are patiently waiting for inspiration to strike. (Have I mentioned that I have… View Post