A Look Back at Freshman Year

It’s over!!! Summer here I come! I honestly can’t believe that I’m done with my freshman year of college and the fact that I graduated high school an entire year ago. My oh my does time fly! In honor of today being my FIRST FRIDAY OF SUMMER, I thought I’d reflect and look back at my freshman year of college. Today I’ll be taking a look at my spring semester goals and my freshman year goals, seeing if I accomplished any of them, and just kind of reflect on the semester as a whole.

a look back at freshman year goals

In case you are new here, I’m now a sophomore (wow, that’s feels really weird to say) computer information systems major at the University of South Carolina in the hottest city ever, Columbia, SC. I love it here, and I’m so glad I moved away from home!       KEEP READING “A Look Back at Freshman Year”

Summer Fun Here I Come

Oh wow. I tried a more creative title for today’s post, and I’m not too sure how I feel about it. Thoughts? Anyways, finals week is less than a week away, and that means I’m that much closer to moving out of college! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the freedom of college. I don’t, however, like my current living situation.

the perks of moving home for the summer

So, here are some things I’m not going to miss once I move back home.

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Why I’m a Morning Person in College

Yes, you read that right. I’m a morning person and I’m a college student. I know that’s a rare pairing, but I love it! College doesn’t have to mean late nights spent studying or even having to pull all-nighters. I can tell you that I (somehow) manage to get 8 hours of sleep a night, stay on top of my school work, and have a social life.

why I'm a morning person in college

Here are my reasons why I’m a morning person, even in college.

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5 Things to Consider when Registering for Classes

Class registration is here once again! This can either be really stressful because hello schedule conflicts! or… yeah, no it’s basically just a really stressful time. You’re basically scheduling how stressful your life is going to be for the next four months.

5 things to consider when registering for classes

On top of just trying to get the classes you need and hoping there will be no schedule conflicts, there are so many other things you need to consider! Today I have five things that you may not have considered when it comes to scheduling classes.

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My Fitness Journey

Today I’m going to get a little more personal than I usually do in my posts. I am talking about fitness, my struggles and triumphs with fitness, and how it’s changed my outlook on life. I feel that sometimes, especially with girls, we think that we have to have this perfect body, that we can’t gain weight, and that if you don’t fit a specific stereotype, it’s not okay. Today I want to share how none of that is true and that all that really matters is your own happiness, whether that be from working out or sitting on the couch devouring a bag of chips (because tbh, both of those things make me very happy).

fitness-health-journey

The world paints a really distorted view of being healthy or being in shape. Society highlights all of these teeny tiny models with itty bitty waists and that’s our view of healthy. Now, I’m not saying that these models aren’t healthy. KEEP READING “My Fitness Journey”

College Note Taking Tips

Taking notes is an essential part of any college student’s life. For me, I’m either in class trying to scribble down as much as I can, or I’m back at my dorm rewriting the notes I took during class. I like to have my notes clean, organized, and colorful! I’m much more likely to enjoy taking notes and studying if I find them visually appealing. Want to have killer notes? Take a look at my suggestions below!

Struggling in a college class or just looking to improve your note taking? Check out this post for tips & tricks to keep those notes organized and resourceful!

Of course we all learn differently, so feel free to adapt my suggestions to your own note taking routine! And don’t forget to grab a copy of my Tips & Tricks for Note Taking Freebie! Print it out, keep it in your notebook, and always have handy tips on how to improve your notes.

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