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…

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…

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…

Living a Double Life

College is a magical time where you’re not a kid anymore, but you’re also not quite an adult yet. You (pretty much) take care of yourself, live your own life, but also probably still get help from your parents and don’t have the biggest of responsibilities yet. My favorite joke to make with my parents…