What It’s Really Like Being a First-Gen College Student

“First generation college student” is a phrase that colleges and universities love to throw around. It never meant much to me, and I didn’t even realize I was one until I was filling out the FAFSA and it clarified what a first generation college student actually is. When I was a freshman, I received plenty…

Boys, Boys, Boys

This is not a subject I write about often. Mostly because I don’t have the best track record. Partly because it’s usually too personal. And because, let’s be honest, I don’t find myself in a position right now to be giving boy advice to anyone (read: I’m single and have been for quite some time…

When it’s Time to Let Go

“Become more aware of what’s really worth your energy.” I found this quote on Pinterest a little while ago, and it’s one of the ones that has really stuck with me. I’m the type of person who has a hard time letting go – of pretty much anything. I’m not good at letting go of…

When It Feels Like You’re Drowning

Sometimes life gets so crazy you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe. That’s been my life lately. I became president of my sorority (which came with a to do list of about 50 things), I had finals, I went on break and tried to spend as much time with family and friends…

Learn to Say Yes

I’ve seen a number of self-help books talking about how important it is to say yes to things. In my experience, saying “yes” was a bit of a toss up when it comes to results. Sometimes saying yes got me involved in way too many things, but sometimes saying yes gave me some of my…

Turn Your Dreams Into Plans

*much of this is inspired by Rachel Hollis. If you haven’t read her book yet (Girl Wash Your Face), I highly recommend! I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. Nothing makes me happier than being curled up with a good book and being transported into a different world. I think this love…

Be Prepared, but be Present

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a BIG fan of planning. My planner is pretty much my best friend and I have multiple to-do lists going at any given moment. When I was in high school I was always planning ahead for college and now that I’m in college I find myself always…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Prior to being nominated, I quite honestly hadn’t heard of the Sunshine Blogger Award. It was a pleasant surprise, but as someone relatively new to blogging, there’s still a lot I’m learning about this community. It’s an award where all of the nominees are peer-nominated for promoting positivity, creativity, and friendship in the blogging world….

If You Think You Messed Up

The pressure of making a decision that will change the rest of your life at 17 years old can be quite daunting. When I was looking at colleges I wasn’t really sure where to start. So many questions seemed like factors that it was overwhelming. Sometimes, we make decisions and are confident in them only…

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

College really is a bubble. Especially where I go to school. It can be so easy to ignore what’s going on in the real world. One of my majors is political science, so I’m inherently learning about current events. But it’s even easy for me to stop paying attention. I’m someone who believes that politics…