Thrifting: A Guide

 

As most of you may know, your girl is currently not working (if this statement confuses you, click here or here). This leaves me with a whole lot of free time. And not a whole lot of money. It’s a sad story, really. Anyways, during this time, I’ve gotten really into what the kids refer to as “ballin on a budget.” Yeah, I hate myself for saying that, too. Moving on. Whenever I find some cool stuff thrifting, I’ll usually post an Instagram story of what I bought (you can follow me here). In response to this, I always get direct messages asking me a number of questions, the most frequent of which being where did you get that? where do you shop? how can I find cool stuff like this? Well, keep reading and your questions will be answered! Continue reading “Thrifting: A Guide”

Nashville: A Guide

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I have a feeling that some of you may be wondering what’s up with me lately (especially if you follow me on social media). Does this girl live on Cape Cod? Wait, now she’s in California? Hold on, I’m confused, Nashville?! Yeah, I guess I’ll explain now. As I’ve likely said on various social media platforms, I work as a sessional lobbyist in Connecticut. Their legislative session only occurs a few months out of the year; January – June in odd years and February – May in off years. That being said, I finished my time in Connecticut on June 30th, and will begin working there again at the start of the next legislative session. During my time off, I have decided to travel as much as possible. A few years ago, while in Greece for a few weeks, I vowed to myself that I would see more of the United States before I traveled anywhere else abroad. I have made it my goal to see all fifty states, and what better way to do that than with a road trip?! Continue reading “Nashville: A Guide”

A Lesson On Self Worth

As many of you know, I began my big girl job working with Connecticut lobbyists a few weeks ago. I begin every morning by sending out a report of what happened in the Senate and the House of Representatives on the previous day. To make sure I didn’t miss anything, I look over the “journals” put out by both chambers, outlining things like which bills were passed and who voted which way on each bill. The House always begins with a prayer, and because I’m normally in a rush while reading through the journal, it’s something I usually skip over. This morning, I had a few extra minutes, and found the time to read it.

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The Importance of Faith

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This morning, while trying to pay attention in class (which, let me tell you, is significantly more difficult at 8:30am on a Saturday), my best friend texted me “I need your help.” Knowing her, she could’ve needed anything from a sweater from my closet or a ride to the emergency room. Today, she needed help analyzing a conversation between her and a boy she likes. Since I’m an expert on this subject, I happily obliged.

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Kill Them With Kindness

As you probably know by now, I am all about choosing to have a good attitude. I believe that if I set my mind to it, I can turn my mood around and be positive. However, sometimes life gets in the way of that. For example, I’m trying to do a homework assignment right now, and I have the wrong textbook. I can’t buy the right textbook, because the website is glitching. See? Life is in my way. I’m frustrated, but I’m deciding not to let that bother me at the moment. Now, I can preach about this positive attitude all I want, but not everyone feels the same way. For those people, I am sorry, because living in a permanent state of ‘grumpy’ must be so tiring. Today, I’m going to tell you how to deal with those people while you’re at work. Continue reading “Kill Them With Kindness”

The Truth About Summer Classes

As most of you know by now, I love to talk about my nerd life. I’ve talked all about my majors (yes, I meant to put an ‘s’ there – I have three), my minor, and my paralegal certificate program in previous posts, so I won’t bore you with that today. If you have read those posts, then you know that in order to graduate on time, I have to take winter and summer term classes. Because a lot of people ask me about them, I’ve decided to answer all of their questions here! Continue reading “The Truth About Summer Classes”

Acing College Classes: A Guide

It’s definitely no secret that I’ve evolved into a bigger nerd than I ever thought I’d be. In high school, I was a bit of a slacker (you can read more about that here), so when I got to college, I knew something had to change. To me, not giving school my absolute best effort would be equivalent to wasting practically hundreds of thousands of dollars. College is expensive – and I wanted my money’s worth! Getting accepted to a top law school was also a factor that fueled my motivation to learn. Once I put my mind to it, I noticed that getting good grades in college wasn’t as hard as I had assumed it would be at all! If you’re interested in learning about how I’ve aced my college classes, keep reading! (Warning: this is a long one, complete with a couple of stories). Continue reading “Acing College Classes: A Guide”

Credit Cards: A Guide

Because a couple people reached out to me and told me that my other posts about saving and financial literacy were helpful to them, I’ve decided to write another for ya! As a college student, I’m around a lot of talk about finance. Whether it’s someone complaining about how they only have $3 to their name or someone opening a tab at the bar with their parents’ credit card, it’s always around. Unfortunately, I was never given a credit card from my parents (but Dad, if you’re reading this, feel free to issue me one whenever you please!). So, I applied for my own as soon as I turned eighteen. Thankfully, I was well informed about the nature and dangers of credit cards from a young age because of my experience working at a credit union, the finance classes I took in high school, and competing in banking competitions (yeah, you better believe I was that nerdy). Continue reading “Credit Cards: A Guide”

Still Having Trouble Saving?

Recently, I shared a post all about how to begin saving your money. So, now I’m going to share with you the best way to save money for school specifically.

Step One: get a small jar. Just a plain small jar. You can even label it “bar and social fund” like me (thanks, Big).

Step Two: put money in it.

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Saving Your Money: A Guide

A lot of people always ask me how I have the funds to do things, for example; like going to California on a whim, or buying a new purse, and I never really know how to answer that question. I was brought up with the ideology that talking about money is crass and rude, and that everything concerning the topic should be kept absolutely private. My parents have never disclosed any information about their finances with me, and I’ve never asked. I haven’t shared anything about my own with them, or anyone else, either. The only time I’ll make a comment concerning money is when I joke about having $1 in my wallet (which occurred this morning, actually).

For as long as I can remember, my parents have been hounding me to save my money. When I was younger, they used to pay me an allowance of $2 a month (yep, I meant to type ‘month’) and made me save all of it. Because of how much they stressed the importance of saving money, I have always tried my best to do what they had told me.  Continue reading “Saving Your Money: A Guide”