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…

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…

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…

Work All Day, Party All… Never

Summers in college are an interesting time. Some people work 40 hours a week, and some don’t even have to have a job. Whatever the case may be for you, it can be really difficult. As someone who worked basically all day, every day this summer, I was on the end of being jealous of…

Being yourself, even when it’s scary

It’s hard to be yourself. As sad as that is, it’s true for too many of us. It’s hard to be comfortable in our own skin when the world we live in makes us feel too big, too short, not funny enough, too quiet, too loud… you name it. In college, it’s incredibly easy to…

For the Times You Feel Helpless

Sometimes your friends are going through things you understand all too well – and giving advice is a piece of cake. Other times, their problems are so unimaginable you have no idea where to begin. Nothing you can say will make them feel better, which only makes you feel worse. If your friendships are anything…