A Day In The Life | Summer 2017

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Some of my favorite blog posts to read are simply about what people do every day. People fascinate me and I will gladly spend an hour reading how someone spends the same 24 hours we all get (I won’t make you do that, don’t worry). I think it’s so fun to get to know the person behind the keyboard through the combination of blogs, Instas, videos, etc. It’s amazing how we can form these connections with people we never would have met otherwise! I’ve always wanted to write a “day in the life” post and I’m actually in a pretty solid routine this summer, so get ready for everything you didn’t want to know about how I spend my typical day 😉   5:30 – 5:45 AM – Alarm Beeps (and Beeps. and Beeps.) I usually set three alarms – two at 5:30 and 5:40 on my phone and a […]

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Your New Zero-Effort Breakfast

Your New Zero-Effort Breakfast

I have to get up for work at 5:30 every morning and, though I’m a self-proclaimed morning person, I like my morning routine to be as easy as possible. Since I’m a mess in the kitchen (especially when I’m half-asleep and running late), I was so excited to try out this recipe for make-ahead fruit and yogurt parfaits from Iowa Girl Eats! These easy parfaits have 4 base ingredients, but a ton of options to make it your own. They’ve made my mornings so much smoother and breakfast is super quick and painless, not to mention yummy! So, today I’m sharing her recipe as well as some different ideas for how to make it your own.     Find the full, original recipe with pictures and measurements on IGE here!   Why? Not only are these parfaits super easy to put together (duh), but all you need to do in […]

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What I Learned When I Started Only Using Cash

What I Learned When I Started Only Using Cash

It happened accidentally. I somehow accumulated a bunch of cash in my dorm room and wanted to send my paycheck every month to a savings account dedicated to tuition (because the out-of-state struggle is real). With these two things coming together, I unofficially challenged myself to see how long I could go without swiping plastic. I don’t think I often realized how much those ice cream runs or small dinners out added up until my credit card statement became basically a record of everything I ate for that month (#relatable, am I right?). It was easy to forget how much I’d already spent in any given week and it was even easier to dismiss the little purchases. After all, it’s so common to think, “It’s fine, what’s another five dollars anyway?” When I started relying solely on dollar bills as my method of payment, I was more cognizant of exactly […]

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9 Moments That Defined My Year | 2016

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With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, I want to take this post to reflect. Today I’m revisiting some of the meaningful memories that defined my year!   2016 began my first semester as a sister of AΩE. Is there anything greater than sisterhood? The first time I was officially able to put on my new letters and wear them proudly was such a great day. Walking around campus and seeing my other newly initiated sisters from my candidate class in their letters too was so exciting! Though that was technically at the end of 2015, I started off the new year as a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon and have worked to uphold our ideals and objectives ever since. I’ve been able to experience so much as a member of this amazing sorority and I can say wholeheartedly that joining this organization shaped my freshman year, college career, and this […]

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Why I Don’t Support The College Drinking Culture

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Happy Halloween! I decided I would have this post go live today because, in college, “Halloween” is basically equivalent with “party” and we all know that “party” to students is basically equivalent with “alcohol.” So I’m going to come right out and say it. I don’t drink. I don’t have the desire to drink and frankly I’m too lazy to go find someone over 21 or get a fake ID to do so anyway. I honestly don’t have much respect for underage students who go out, party, and get drunk every other day. I really don’t have much respect for those who go out and get completely wasted, period, and I definitely don’t have much respect for those who feel the need to broadcast their solo cups across social media for their friends to think they’re living the dream life. What’s the deal with all of these pictures of beer […]

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What I Learned During My Solo Summer

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At the end of my freshman year of college, I packed up everything in my dorm room, loaded it into my parents’ car, and… drove it seven minutes down the road instead of five hours back to Maryland. I needed to take a class over the summer but also needed a job because that’s what summers after high school are for. Work and make money. Now I obviously could have done all of this at home where my paycheck wouldn’t have gone towards rent, groceries, and gas. I could’ve gotten in-state tuition at the community college back home. The one where so many kids from high school go. I could’ve gotten a minimum wage job five minutes from my house. One where I would’ve seen so many kids from high school. I haven’t already hit my peak and I don’t miss those days one bit. So why didn’t I suck […]

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