Tag: Pandemic

How to Look Your Best on Zoom

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Well, with the so-called “Zoom University” back in session for most of us, and continued work/social meetings hosted through Zoom, I figured it was about time I share some ideas on looking your best during video calls. It comes as no surprise to anybody that Zoom is extremely unflattering, so I wanted to share a few tips and tricks to look just a *little* bit better on camera. I initially planned this post around looking put-together and professional for an important virtual interview (or work call), but these tips are just as applicable for everyday online school, or even your virtual social events. All of the before and after pics below are completely unedited and were actually taken as screenshots through the Zoom app, so you can accurately see how all these tips appear on camera. I hope you find them helpful! Continue reading “How to Look Your Best on Zoom”

Getting Motivated for Online Classes

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When I asked on Instagram a few weeks ago if you still wanted to see back to school content this year, the most common request I received was ideas for getting motivated for online school. I was worried y’all would ask for that because I was not particularly motivated last semester, myself! But alas, I made it through, and for lots of students, online learning will be continuing this fall. While I’m not an expert in the subject area, I did spend a lot of time scouring the internet for tips on learning online, getting motivated to study, and working from home so that I could compile a useful and somewhat-comprehensive list of tips for you to help tackle the upcoming semester. Continue reading “Getting Motivated for Online Classes”

El Camino de Santiago: One Year Later

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One year ago today my brother and I were hiking 18.32 miles from Villafranca de Bierzo to Laguna del Castilla in Spain. 43,336 steps, give or take. We started early in the morning, before sunrise, with lights strapped to our heads as we walked along the Spanish highway through the pouring rain. It remained raining most of the day, as we passed through several villages and fellow pilgrims passed us. At one point we heard a very loud and unrecognizable noise above the sound of the rainfall, only to realize it was a honking donkey strutting by. And I can only imagine that at some point during our walk, my brother and I got into a spat about something silly, like that he was talking too much or that he ate more than his fair share of tortilla. After a slippery incline at the end of the cold, fall-like day, we finally arrived at our tiny town—no more than a single hostel and a restaurant—before settling in for the night, watching the movie Twister in Spanish as it played on the restaurant’s TV. Continue reading “El Camino de Santiago: One Year Later”