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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What 2016 Taught Me

If you’ve been on the Internet at all throughout the past month, I’m sure you’ve seen at least twenty different people talking about all of the bad things 2016 has brought. Whether they’re referencing the presidential election, the death of a celebrity, or sharing a meme of Kermit the frog – everyone seems to collectively agree that this past year hasn’t been a great one. Well, this may come as a shock to the rest of the Internet, but I don’t feel the same. Of course, I didn’t have a perfect year, either, but throughout the last 365 days, I’ve changed exponentially. Continue reading “What 2016 Taught Me”

Studying For Finals: A Guide

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It’s that time of year again. Thankfully, I only have one final in class this year, but I’ve been completely swamped in terms of final projects and papers. After three and a half years of college, its safe to say that I feel qualified enough to share a few of my study tips with you! Continue reading “Studying For Finals: A Guide”

The Odyssey

Hi, everyone! As some of you may know, I recently began to write for the online magazine website The Odyssey Online. A lot of people have been asking me how it works, so I thought I would post about it! Similar to Greek life chapters, the Odyssey is broken up by school and individually run there (for example, just as there is one Delta Gamma chapter at a given school that is independently run by that school’s students, there is one group of Odyssey writers per school). Each university has to submit twelve articles to the website per week, so until my school has enough contributors I’ll be writing two each week. The writers for this website are called ‘content creators,’ and they don’t get paid unless their article has the most shares for the week (for which they then will receive twenty dollars).

Until more content creators at my university come on board and I am able to publish only one article a week on the Odyssey, a lot of content that I post there will be similar to articles I have written on my own blog. However, there are some new things that I write for the Odyssey as well! This week, I wrote a new article about the importance of not comparing yourself to others entitled A Flower Doesn’t Compete With Other Flowers, It Just Blooms. I would love if you could all go check it out and share it for me! If you have any more questions about The Odyssey Online, I would be happy to answer them for you!

As always, thanks for reading! XO

Okay, So You Got Your Diary… Now What?

As you definitely know by now, I am always telling someone to get a diary (and if you didn’t know that, read how the phrase originated here). I’m usually saying this in response to someone complaining, often as a joke. But what most people don’t know is that when I whip out my signature catchphrase, I’m actually being serious. I truly believe getting a diary is a good idea. Continue reading “Okay, So You Got Your Diary… Now What?”

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”

Best Dressed

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As you can tell by the title of this post, I’m pretty proud about being a repeat-winner of this title. But, sadly, this post isn’t about sorority formal awards. Nope, this is a post answering some questions I get about my clothes! First, I’m going to tell you guys a fun little story. Continue reading “Best Dressed”

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”