I’m sitting here writing this in a half-packed dorm room, listening to a Spotify playlist called “Life Sucks”, and staring out my window to fat snowflakes falling on Central Quad. Yesterday it was 60 degrees and sunny. I guess even the weather is feeling blue about the recent series of unfortunate events. Like many college students across the United States, yesterday I received an … Read More I Don’t Even Know
Ah, September. The season of career fairs, sharpening of resumes, job applications, and caffeine ;). September is the invitation to crisp air and crisp energy with back to school tasks and professional development. This can be a very exciting, and stressful, time for many. I certainly won’t call myself a professional development/career expert, as I am just one of many early twenty-somethings navigating the … Read More College 101: What Do I Want to Do With My Life?!
When I graduated high school and spent the summer preparing for my freshman year at Miami University, my friends and family all encouraged me that college would bring so many wonderful experiences, opportunities, and memories. Looking back at my time at Miami, those key people in my life were right; I have grown and learned so much, both in and out of the classroom … Read More College 101: Finding Your People
If you know me, you know that I am a firm believer in organization. Heck, I find organizing things relaxing (weird, I know). But I also think finding a system that works for you + your lifestyle is such a key to success. Here are my methods to keep my ducks in a row: Written Planner: I save these things like they are old … Read More College 101: How I Stay Organized
Recently I have noticed a lots of my friends and peers on campus stressed over the “what ifs” in their lives. Granted, it’s midterm exam season, and with spring break a week away, there’s a mutual attitude of just trying to make it to March 22. I study at a school that proudly wears the title of an “Original Public Ivy”. My campus is … Read More The Beauty in Failure
As I am quickly approaching the end of my second year of undergraduate studies, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on these past nine months. Sophomore year is difficult. It is a year of transition on all levels: academic, personal, lifestyle. After the honeymoon phase of freshman year is complete, people begin to grow in different directions: forming new friend groups, establishing … Read More Year II
One of the biggest adjustments I face each semester after returning to campus from an academic break is re-adapting to dining hall food. Being raised in a household with healthy home-cooked meals, as well as being an athlete the majority of my life taught me to be conscious of what foods I am consuming to fuel my body in the best way possible. The … Read More Healthy College Eating