What’s in My Bag

I can be gone on school days for hours, so I always make sure I have everything I may need for the day in my backpack. I hate forgetting things, especially if I have a long day ahead of me. I’m always making lists of what I need to bring with me and leaving sticky notes around my room to make sure I have everything. So I created this list to help other college students not forget any essentials either.

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Senior Year Part One Reflection

I’m now halfway through my senior year, with one more semester to get through before entering the real world and paying off student loans until I’m 40.

Really though, this past semester challenged me in many ways, and I’m definitely a different person coming out on the other side. I feel like this semester was a journey in itself, the first half of an adventure that will come to a close at my college graduation on the other side of this year.

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Growing Up With Anxiety

I used to think that being anxious was just a part of my personality, that it was a flaw in who I was and I would never be able to get away from it. I thought I would eventually grow out of it, but it never happened.

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Keeping Your Dorm Room Organized

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Organization skills are vital once you get to college, and can be used in all parts of life. Being organized helps prevent over-scheduling in life in general, but it’s also important to have good organization skills in your dorm room.

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Tips for Going Through Sorority Recruitment

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Recruitment season for us college gals is coming upon us, and I thought it would be a good idea, as someone who’s been on both sides of recruitment, to come up with a list of tips for thriving during recruitment week.

It is a crazy, busy, fun and sometimes emotional week, but you’ll learn more about yourself, and meet some great people along the way.

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Improving Your Night Routine

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Since I am not a morning person, which was established in my recent blog post about my morning routine, I do more at night to prepare for the next day (or if it’s Sunday, for the next week).

During the summer, I’m a lot more lax about my night routine, but during the school year, my Night Routine™ is very important and I do everything in my power to stay on track with it, even at 2 a.m. when I’m coming home from a night out.

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What I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year of College

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As a senior in college (already?!?) I feel like my freshman year happened a super long time ago, and at the same time I feel like I was a freshman in college yesterday. Every year of my college experience has been really different, and every year I’ve grown an incredible amount.

I feel like this is not just about what I wish I knew my freshman year of college, but also what I wish I knew when I was 18 and just starting to get a feel for the real world.

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Winter Photography Roundup

Winter may not be over yet, but I had too many cool pictures to share, so I rounded up my favorite photos I’ve taken so far this winter.

Most of my photos are from my adventures in Spain and Portugal, while some are senior photos I took in snowy weather for one of my close friends, as well as a few random photos thrown in here and there.

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Fruit Punch and Plaid

Red has been one of my favorite colors for a long time, and I love wearing bright colors during the winter (tbh, I love wearing bright colors all the time).

This sweater is perfect for layering and also from American Eagle (there’s not a lot of sizes left). It runs a little big so I recommend sizing down.

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Home for the Holidays

Here it is, holiday outfit number three.

This is one of my absolute favorite sweaters, I got it some time ago from Dry Goods and have worn it a ton of times since then. Paired with a fresh haircut and leggings in my favorite color, and I’m good to go.

Also, this outfit for the holidays is super comfy, but these leggings from Loft dress it up just enough. I got these weeks ago, and have just been waiting for the perfect time to pull them out. A plaid blanket scarf or a statement necklace also adds a nice touch.

I’ve been pretty relaxed all week – I’m halfway through junior year, and have been home for a couple of days already. One of my favorite things about the holidays is seeing the lights on everyone’s houses, and this year it seems like my neighborhood has stepped up their game this year. And, of course, I love seeing my own house decorated and ready for Christmas.

Here’s to the next two weeks of resting, being with friends and family, wearing more sweaters and cozying up under blankets. And to reminding myself to cool it with the online shopping.

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Happy holidays!

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