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
For those of you struggling through your semester as you miss being home, I hear ya. I went to university in England and around this point in the semester I really started being homesick because the holidays were just beginning. Continue reading
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
For those of you going off to college for the very first time, I wanted to pass along some tips that I wish I had been given when I was beginning college two years ago. Continue reading
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
Howdy! I haven’t been on the blog in a few weeks, sorry about that. Normally I try to have a post every other week, but the end of term is rapidly approaching and with it is Continue reading
I’m gonna start this off by not actually admitting what the time was when my alarm went off. Cause I’m well aware that it wasn’t exactly the earliest time ever, but it was before sunrise so that’s all that reallyyyy matters. Continue reading
I arrived back in Portsmouth this past Wednesday! Woot woot! This means a long trip with planes, trains, and cars, and I’m still recovering from losing sleep, but this also means I get to return to a city I’ve come to love as well as the friends I’ve missed so much Continue reading
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
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