College Tips: 15 Things To Know Freshman Year

During my freshman year I learned a lot and some of these tips below may seem like common sense things to know but trust me when I say many students forget them.
  1. You don't need to bring everything you own to school with you.
  2. There is no excuse for the freshman 15. Make healthy choices and exercise.
  3. If you have community bathrooms.. WEAR SHOWER SHOES. I promise you'll thank yourself later.
  4. Mind your hygiene, PLEASE! That means brushing your teeth everyday, flushing the toilet when you're done and definitely washing your hands!
  5. GO TO CLASS. You never know when your professor is going to drop a test hint or if they'll be a "pop quiz" of some kind.
  6. Don't buy your books from the bookstore unless absolutely necessary. You will save money this way.
  7. Join clubs and Socialize!
  8. Your syllabus is and will always be your best friend. Read it and follow it.
  9. Create a resume and learn how to write cover letters for jobs.
  10. Meet and get to know your professors. Don't be afraid to stop in and talk with them during their office hours.
  11. Take advantage of all the free stuff you get in college! Food, shirts, gym membership, & WIFI!
  12. Don't be afraid to ask for help!
  13. Stay in touch with family and friends.
  14. Illness spreads quickly so always stock up on dayquil/nyquil and vitamin c.
  15. Live your life and don't take anything for granted because this is a special time in your life that you're going to cherish for many years to come. If you make the most out of it that is!
And there you have it, a few tips to keep in mind during your freshman year. Feel free to leave your own college tips in the comments!
Until next time..
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College Tips: Moving Into Your Dorm

It's that time of year... time to pack up and move into your college dorm! The first year of college presents a lot of new challenges, it's easy to get overwhelmed and forget about all the little details! Preparing for the things you can control is very crucial and important for your freshman year! Planning for your move to the dorms ( if you're on campus) can relieve stress for you and your parents! 

My first college tips post was about what to bring to your dorms, you can read that here. This post is about how to get your stuff there. As I prepare to move into the dorms at my college for my sophomore year I wanted to share some tips with you guys that I have personally learned and some others have shared with me!

  • First things first, decide what you really need to bring with you. You will have to leave a lot of things at home when moving to college. You have a very limited space and no matter how much you may love everything you own, you just can't bring it all with you! I am begging you, please try and not to overpack. Or else you'll end up looking like this..

And then once you get it all in your dorm you won't have a clue where to start. I've seen it and it is NOT pretty! So try your hardest to avoid it if you can.

  • Keep clothes on hangers if you can. If you're going out of state and have to pack a suitcase for a flight, this is obviously not an option for you. But for those of you who are going to colleges in state and/or driving to your out of state college, this saves lots of time moving in your clothes. All you have to do is fill your closet when you get to your dorm!

  • Similar to the above tip, if you're going to be in state or traveling to your college out of state by car then try to avoid a lot of suitcases. Instead, you can buy vacuum seal bags or the ziploc big bags to help transport your clothes, pillows, etc. Fold clothes that will be going in your drawers at college and place them in the bags. Organizing the bags by what you're going to put in drawers together will really benefit you!

  • Be smart about packing your car if you're driving. Put the heavy things on the bottom and build up from there. You may think this is common sense, but I assure you not everyone thinks to put the heavy items on the bottom. Using things like clothes or bedding to act as cushion between bulky items is very helpful. If you're not smart about packing your car, it'll probably look a little something like this when you pull up to your dorm.

I'm totally kidding but you get what I mean! 

  • Plan to arrive on time. If your school has a set time for move-in or gives you a suggested time, then go at that time. It's much easier on you moving in because the school usually has people who can help take things up to your dorm for you and it makes it easier on your parents as well so that they aren't stressing out.

  • Label all of your things. Label your stuff with your name and dorm name with your room number because it makes it easier for the people at the school helping you move in. By doing this you're making sure your stuff gets to the right room and you save a lot of hassle for the people helping you out and they don't have to worry about asking whose stuff is whose.

Hopefully by following these tips you have a much easier move-in! I really do hope these were helpful for any of you and if you've got any more tips I'd love to hear them! Leave your tips in the comments!

Until next time..
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Currently I am... (in love with this picture I took the other day)

Reading: All of the blog posts that I am behind on reading. 53 to be exact. Yeah, it's that bad. I don't have a book to list here because I am on the hunt for a new book to read. If any of you would like to suggest one for me that would be GREAT!

Enjoying: my last few weeks of summer (or trying to anyways). I'm really looking forward to school but I know that once midterm season rolls around I will be missing these wonderful summer days.

Listening to: HAIM. I don't know what it is about this pop rock band but I LOVE them haha. I think my favorite song right now would be The Wire.

Photographing: my friends and moments with them.

Feeling: very impatient. As I said before I am really looking forward to school starting and I just can't wait any longer. I still have 11 days until I move into my dorm.

I got this post idea from one of my favorite bloggers Brittany - Happy Is A Choice Definitely go give her blog a read! You won't be disappointed I promise!
Until Next time..

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I Love Twin Bloggers!

Now, I only know one set of twin bloggers so I may be a bit biased! But who cares right?
Anywho, meet Areeba and Noor ! These are actually two of my favorite bloggers! And whether you are also a blogger or not.. I'm sure you also have blogs that you constantly check to see if they have any new posts (in the most non creepy way of course!). If I do happen to be the only one who does this I apologize! But honestly, how could I not love these two bloggers? I think their content is always great and if you haven't read any of it, check it out! Here's some links to some of my favorite posts that they've written!

I mean look at them! They just look like so much fun! Definitely go check out their blogs!

Please comment any blogs that you're really loving right now, I'm always up for checking out new blogs! 
Until next time..

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College Tips: What to bring

My blog is supposed to be all about my college adventures and experiences and lately I've not been posting about that because it's summer! However, school is right around the corner and I thought it would be fun to do a college tips series! I learned a lot in my first year and what to bring to college is one of them. There were so many things that I and so many of my friends forgot to bring but wish we had. It's not easy to pack for college, especially if you're going out of state and won't be close to home. This list kind of covers the basic things that most people tend to forget.

I know the obvious items such as clothing and shoes aren't in this list, but that's because those are obvious items. I do hope this list has helped some or just one of you! More college tips to come soon!
If there's something you bring to college that I left out comment below!! Or even tell me about things you might have forgotten your first year :) 
Until next time..
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