Category: Back to School

Back to School Series: My #1 Tip for Remembering Names

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Can you believe that a lot of schools are already starting either today or sometime this week?! Where did the summer go??? Luckily for me, I don’t start classes again until September 9…but whew, it sure is weird to see all my friends returning to their campuses all over the country. In order to get into the school spirit and fall mode, I decided to revive my Back to School Series this year and create some fun college-themed posts, including what it’s like to do laundry in college and a tour of my new dorm room (coming soon!). On every Monday from now until September 16, be on the look out for a new B2S Series post! Continue reading “Back to School Series: My #1 Tip for Remembering Names”

The Truth About the Freshman 15

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Alright y’all, having survived my freshman year of college (with seven extra pounds on my belt, literally) I thought it was about time I shed some light on the dreaded Freshman 15… You know, those extra 15 pounds that college freshmen supposedly gain during their first year? Continue reading “The Truth About the Freshman 15”

5 Non-Cliché Things I Learned My First Year of College

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Well folks, I finally finished my freshman year of college (and am back to blogging). I know I’m a little late to the party, what with the quarter system and all—I mean, my friends have been on summer vacation since early May! But we’ll see who’s complaining in August when they all have to go back to school and I don’t ‘til mid-September, hehe. Anyway, it amazes me to think how fast this year went by (and how much I’ve changed in such a short period of time). I’m a nostalgic person at heart, so I couldn’t not write a reflection post about my first year. Before I left for school last summer, everyone told me the same bits of advice: be open, meet new people, get involved, etc. While all those nuggets of overused wisdom served me well, they were just that—overused. That’s why today’s post compiles some of the not-so-common things I learned my freshman year. Keep scrolling to read more and to see some of my favorite photos from the past 10 months! Continue reading “5 Non-Cliché Things I Learned My First Year of College”