Why You Should Study Abroad Your Freshman Year

Studying abroad is often the highlight of many collegiate careers; however, many of these adventures abroad don’t happen until after sophomore year when more opportunities are available. While I support studying abroad as often as you can, I highly support finding a way to take a study tour at some point during your freshman year. … More Why You Should Study Abroad Your Freshman Year

Five Ways Homeschooling Prepared Me For College

If you were homeschooled, you likely dealt with quite a few of the stereotypical but curious questions. People always wondered if I got to wear pajamas all day long (um… no), while many others tended to insist that I never actually did “real work” (um…no…again). Every time my family moved, I had to convince my … More Five Ways Homeschooling Prepared Me For College

Five Things To Do The Week After Finals

Congratulations! It’s the end of the semester, and you have survived the last week of madness. Now it’s time to sleep for days and watch another two seasons of Friends. While it’s extremely tempting to waste away the week after finals– I haven’t left my lovely bed before eleven o’clock  the past two days–and do absolutely nothing, … More Five Things To Do The Week After Finals

Five Things I Learned From A Traveling Writer: One Year Later

A year ago today, I was introduced to one of the most inspiring writers I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Berry Lopez, a traveling writer of both award winning fiction and non-fiction, gave me the encouragement I needed my freshman year to rekindle my love for words. That night when I sat down in … More Five Things I Learned From A Traveling Writer: One Year Later

Your GPA Does Not Define You // A Letter To Perfectionists

Dear Perfectionists, I know that it’s the end of the school year and that assignments are stacked higher than your laundry, that papers are hiding around every corner, and that sleep is something of myth. Pressure and stress are at extremes despite your professors’ assurances that “the end is near.” In fact, I know how … More Your GPA Does Not Define You // A Letter To Perfectionists

Tips for a Successful Class Presentation

November tends to be the busiest month of the school year, and time seems to vanish after fall break. Countless assignments are due on top of post-midterm panic. Your grades are falling, you class syllabus is growing, and your parents are calling about Thanksgiving break. To make the madness better, class presentations are fast approaching. … More Tips for a Successful Class Presentation