Usually by the end of the summer, I’m more than willing to go back to school. It’s not the long grueling math assignments or the shrill chirping of my alarm clock that I miss; rather, I long to see my friends, to have a real schedule (sitting on the couch all day binge-watching Netflix can get a bit exhausting, after all), and most importantly, to get dressed every day. I’m not ashamed to admit that I live in either athletic clothes or loungewear the entire summer, so the return of school grants me a real excuse to play dress-up again.
But with that return comes a series of stresses, especially the first day back. What will I wear? What if I can’t find a seat in the cafeteria? What if my armpits are noticeably really smelly? I can speak about that last scenario from experience, but thankfully I came to the first day of school prepared. And here are three ways you can be prepared too—time to rock that first day back! Continue reading
I’ve been thinking for a while that it’d be fun to do a post about high school and what I’ve learned from it, now that I am officially graduated. What I didn’t realize is that it would be much harder than I expected. I initially planned to write some tips and tricks to help current students, but I realized nothing I had to say was of value. In order to really share some insight, I’d have to get personal. And vulnerable. Something I’ve never really done on the blog before (and that scares me). So without further ado, here are some honest reflections on the four “best years of your life” (psh, yeah right) that can still be applied long after graduation. Continue reading
If you’re in high school or college, you probably already took or are about to take your finals. And you’re probably thinking, I’ll just throw on my favorite sweats and a t-shirt after rolling out of bed, before heading to those awful testing classrooms. WRONG! I know you want to be comfy when you’re taking a miserable, multiple-hour test; I get that. But you also want to be feeling fresh, awake, and productive in order to do your best on your tests. That’s why I’m lobbying for you to leave the sweats at home and try something a little cuter instead. 😉 Continue reading