Tag: Lifestyle

The Truth About the Freshman 15

Purple outfit, lavender, Francesca's, freshman 15

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”

Bucket Lists and a Big Announcement

Camino de Santiago,

I want to talk about one of my favorite things today: lists. Bucket lists, to be exact. I’ve always been a list-loving, list-making fool, so it only makes sense that I have a three-page rainbow bucket list to keep track of all the things I want to accomplish and all the places I want to see in my life. To me, it seems like a completely foreign concept to have anything but a bucket list. I mean, why wouldn’t you want one? Why wouldn’t you want an excuse to use fancy colorful pens? But now I realize that there are, in fact, mixed feelings about having bucket lists, and that’s what I’m writing this post for. I need your opinion! Continue reading “Bucket Lists and a Big Announcement”

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

college lessons, road trip, unpacking, college

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”