Teach For America & Change Lives!

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… View Post

Eight ways to manage your time in college.

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… View Post

Mental Health in College.

So, the past few months I made a few mentions of how I was feeling down or overwhelmed. I try to keep things upbeat and happy here, so I never really got into it, but I was brushing things off and I need to get real with y’all for a minute. I wasn’t just feeling down or overwhelmed, I was depressed. I learned the hard way that depression can happen to anyone – even if your life looks perfect from the outside. My life felt like it was going in a downward spiral and there was nothing I could do… View Post

Skills you can learn over Winter Break (for free!)

The countdown is on: Only 48 hours and 1 final exam stand between me and a month of relaxation at home and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m not going to lie, this semester may have crushed my spirits just a little bit but I’m ready to come back and crush next semester with the new found energy I’m hoping to acquire at home. A few things on my agenda this break are playing with babies, shopping with my momma, whipping up some creations on my sewing machine, and sleeping in the comfort of my own bed. But beyond that… View Post

The ULTIMATE guide to passing your finals.

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… View Post