Before college, I never really put great importance on taking notes in class. I did it to kill time and to doodle in the margins, but I really didn’t rely on it for my success. With the structure of the classes I am taking now that I’m in college, taking notes is crucial. I would be lying if I said there wasn’t a bit of a learning curve with taking good notes. I’ve tried a dozen methods by now and have a system that works for me and will hopefully work for you, too. Taking Notes in Class. In class I… View Post

College Students all across America are now tucked into their own beds at night and eating yummy home cooked meals while anxiously awaiting the mother of all home cooked meals – Thanksgiving. Of course there are the obvious perks of Thanksgiving break like getting to see your loved ones and sleeping in your own bed – but there are a few underappreciated benefits that I thought I should make light of. Showering barefoot. It’s easy to forget just how annoying wearing flipflops in the shower is, but once you don’t have to it feels absolutely delightful. Not having a roommate… View Post

I have a confession. As of today NaBloPoMo is kicking my butt. I was doing super good with keeping up on writing a blog post everyday and taking pictures and making graphics and dealing with SEO and posting to social media but now – it’s getting intense. It has been a wonderful journey thus far but I’ve finally start to get exhausted. I love blogging and posting everyday has been great – but boy is it time consuming. I was trying to come up with a list of things to blog about and I did come up with some ideas… View Post

I’ve always been pretty straight-forward with you guys when it comes to talking about money – I have been lucky enough to turn this wonderful hobby of mine into a job, and I know there are so many people who are curious about how they can do the same. I had some wonderful bloggers help me get on my feet so I feel like I should pay that forward and help any other bloggers when I can. When it comes to monetizing your blog, there are so many different avenues you can take: ads, affiliate, and sponsorships are some of the most common!… View Post

We have all been there: 3 readings, a 2000 word research paper, a presentation, and two quizzes all in a week. We have all had those weeks, and they are the worst. I have always handled stress…poorly. I am a little embarrassed to admit it but a few symptoms of extreme stress for me are forgetting to eat, feeling like I can’t breathe 24/7, and my eyebrow hair starts to fall out – no, really! Basically, stress is the worst. I just finished my most intense week thus far in my college career, and while I can’t say I was calm, cool, and collected –… View Post