This post is sponsored by SnackWells and Activate. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Mostly Morgan possible! Something I don’t think I’ve officially announced here yet is: I’m moving home. If you’ve been following along, I’ve been living in NYC for the past six months or so, but my time is coming to a close. Quickly. In fact, my flight to good ‘ol Illinois takes off in just over 24 hours and while I’m excited to move back, there is a lot that I’ll miss in the city, and I’ve learned a lot since being here. One thing I really surprised myself with, though, was learning to be a morning person. An honest and true “let’s not sleep the day away” morning person. When you work 9:30-6:30, it’s hard to find time for your own projects, and by the time it got dark out I didn’t want to do any work anymore so I started waking up early to finish my to-do list everyday and transformed into the most enthusiastic of all morning people. Waking up early was never my idea of fun, and chances are a lot you aren’t thrilled about the idea, either.… View Post

College blogging has a special place in my heart – I got my start college blogging, afterall! While I’ve moved on from college, I know a lot of my readers (let’s be honest, most of them!) are in college or going to be in college and could benefit from fresh college posts. That’s where the blogging community comes in! I’ve got a few great guest posts lined up from stellar college bloggers, and Samantha is up first telling you all about different tools incoming freshman can use to make their lives easier! Hello lovely! If you are an incoming freshman, then you are probably worried, nervous, and excited about starting your first year of college!  Because I know how crazy the transition from high school to college is, I want to give all of you incoming freshman a few tools and resources that will help you throughout your entire college career. So, here are ten things that you are going to want to use in order to have a successful start to your next four years of college. 1. Scholarship search engine Since you will be entering college soon, you are going to have to begin the search for college scholarships.… View Post

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Her Conference and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own. I’ve told you all how much I love Her Conference and how much it has done for me in the past – and if I weren’t already completely enchanted by everything about the conference this weekend would have won me over. For those of you who don’t know, Her Conference is an annual conference put on by Her Campus for young women in the media. The conference brings together bloggers, aspiring journalists, college students, and young women from around the country to connect and enjoy incredible speakers and panels. I know before my first Her Conference I loved reading about what I missed (there’s no FOMO when you can live vicariously through blogs!) so I wanted to walk you through what went down at Her Conference 2016 to hopefully inspire you to come to next year’s Her Conference Day One Breakfast The conference started off with a breakfast by Chobani (waffles, and yogurt, and muffins, oh my!) and time to mingle. After talking to my first new friend of the weekend, we quickly found out that not only did we start at University of… View Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hawaiian Tropic®. The opinions and text are all mine   This is my first summer working a full-time job, so visions of lazy days at the pool and sleeping in ‘til noon have been thrown out the window – but that doesn’t mean I am not going to be making the most of the summer weather on my free days. I have a new city to explore and I’m determined to make the most of it while I’m here. What’s more, though, is I’ll have visitors coming to see me here in New York all summer so I get to play tour guide to a few of my favorite people. While I’m not going to be jet-setting to a beach resort or lounging in a lake house all summer, I am pumped to experience summer in New York City for the first time. While I’ve only been in NYC for a few months, I have picked up on some valuable advice I thought I should pass along for exploring the city in the summertime: Protect yourself UV rays are no joke. The first sunny day in the city I… View Post

The past year has held a lot of firsts for me: the first time living on my own, the first time moving away from home, and the first time travelling on my own. Last summer I boarded a plane by myself for the first time to visit my best friend in Texas, and then did it again two weeks later to go to New York for Her Conference. Her Conference is a conference put on by Her Campus every year for young women in the media. This is a place where bloggers, journalists, and students with huge dreams gather together to network and learn from each other. Last year Her Conference changed my trajectory for good. For the first time I was surrounded by people who wanted the same things I did, and people who were actually doing what I had only ever dreamt of. At the time I was a college student who was satisfied but not excited about where my life was going and Her Conference opened my eyes and helped me realize that yes what I want is possible, but not unless I do something about it. Meeting Hilary Rushford at last year’s conference So I started… View Post