Sticky Notes For 20 Somethings

Sticky Notes For 20 Somethings

I have a habit of putting sticky notes all over the place. (Notebooks, walls, doors, etc.) Sometimes they are goofy, sometimes they are song lyrics I love, and sometimes they are a polite wake-up call when I’ve forgotten some important things. Some of these notes have been given to me by very wise friends, and others I’ve figured out myself along the way. So for the other 20 somethings reading this I figured I’d share. Here is a quick list of things my 20 something year old self needs to remember on a daily basis: Continue reading

5 Ways Students Can Stay Motivated (Despite A Long To-Do List)

5 Ways Students Can Stay Motivated (Despite A Long To-Do List)

1. Get up when your alarm goes off.

Your first five seconds of the day are crucial. Hitting the snooze button starts a procrastination mindset that can spread to your entire day, making it difficult to stay motivated. The longer you debate getting up, the less likely it is you actually will (Believe me, I know. I’m not a morning person). When your alarm goes off, decide in less than five seconds to get up and start your day. Continue reading

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

So here I am. One day after turning in my dissertation, my final project for university, and it’s been relaxing. I’ve done all the things I’ve wished I could do back when I had to be studying and writing, and it’s been just one day and I’m already sick of it. Continue reading

When You Don’t Know What To Write

When You Don’t Know What To Write

If I am going to be perfectly honest I’d have to say that I drafted this blog post during one of my lectures this afternoon. Yes, I know I should have been taking notes, but it at least looked like I was. I sit towards the back and text my sister back in America or doodle song lyrics in my notebook. Don’t worry I can still give a general outline of the lecture. But today I chose to spend the two-hour slot drafting a post on What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Write (really long title I know so I shortened it later). Continue reading

A Few Writing Tips: 1, 2, and 3

A Few Writing Tips: 1, 2, and 3

While I definitely don’t have a step by step process for this writing business, I do know that certain things definitely help and I don’t mind sharing.

1. Be comfortable.

Try to get to a favorite place or maybe bring something that helps you relax. For me, it’s wrapping a blanket around me until I’m a burrito and having a hot cup of coffee or tea nearby. Continue reading