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…

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…

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…

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…

Beating the Roommate Blues

If you’re lucky, you’ll find a roommate that you love. So many of my friends are still close with their freshman year roommates, and some are even living with them junior and senior year. I, on the other-hand, was not as lucky. My roommate and I “met” on Facebook, and when we got to talking…