Autumn is one of my favorite seasons! Everything from being able to wear chunky sweaters to the trees changing to an array of colors makes me so happy. Autumn is also somewhat bittersweet because it's a reminder that midterms are coming and winter is steadily approaching. I'm going to do my best and focus on the positive right now! What is your favorite part about Autumn if you have one?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So recently I decided to make a change in my diet and exercise habits. I find that sometimes I eat too many fries and slices of pizza since it's convenient. Living on campus does make this a bit challenging since there are only so many healthy options. Here are some tips that I hope are helpful if you're in the same situation.
Check the menu beforehand- This is so you will know what they are serving before you get there. If you don't like what's on the menu look up another cafeteria if you have one or make something in your room
Buy healthy snacks- Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. Yogurt covered raisins, oatmeal, dried fruit, and granola bars are relatively inexpensive. I also enjoy making wraps using whole grain tortillas if I don't want anything from the cafe.
Workout with a friend- If you find that it's hard to motivate yourself bring a friend along! You can motivate one another and it can make exercising more enjoyable.
East breakfast- I'm sure most of you know this already, but breakfast is extremely important. If you skip breakfast, by the time lunch comes around you may overeat. Also breakfast helps boost your metabolism.
Buy cute workout shoes/clothes (not necessary!!) I don't know why, but this helps me out a lot! I find that if I buy cute gym shoes I'm going to want wear them!
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The time finally came for me to move back into my dorm. I always look forward to moving back mainly so I can decorate! Since I'm spending more money than I would like to on textbooks (like every other college student) I looked for inexpensive ways to decorate. This is what I have done so far.
Christmas lights and a wall quoteChristmas lights always add some sparkle to any room! Use command strips to hold them in place but make sure to clean the walls before applying them. If you have a printer and some ink the wall quote is free! I chose this font, made the size bigger, and changed the color to pink. Lastly cut it out and you're all done!!
This is a wall decal that was relatively inexpensive from Target. It was a little frustrating to put up and it's not perfect, but overall I like it!
This is my study area which I put as friendly reminder to stay focused, but of course have some fun!
Monday, August 26, 2013
1. Write down what you NEED to know.
Often times I would write pages of notes down, and when I would look over them I became overwhelmed. You don’t need to write down every little piece of information. Write down they key points of each lesson. Once you feel comfortable with that material go back and add little by little.
2. Read ahead.
If you have a syllabus/schedule for your class try to read ahead so you are always prepared. You never know when the professor will give out a pop quiz! It will also make upcoming tests easier because you know the information ahead of time.
3. Do the extra credit assignments.
I can’t stress enough how important this is! Even if the assignment is worth a couple of points, it can help take you from a B+ to an A! Also if you miss an assignment, extra credit points can help make up the points you lost.
4. Study in the library.
You don’t have to necessarily study in the library, but study where there are little to no distractions. I personally can’t study in my dorm room because I’m too relaxed and can’t focus. The library for me is a more structured environment and I can focus much better there.
5. Choose who you study with wisely.
It’s nice to have company around when studying, but make sure they’re equally as motivated and focused as you. Sometimes friends can be a huge distraction and it may be best study alone.
6. Have fun!
College is really what you make it! Go into it with a positive attitude and the willingness to try something new. Make new friends and create wonderful memories. Before you know it you will have your degree in hand and onto a new chapter in life!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
When it comes to my everyday makeup I like to keep it as simple as possible. I begin with my primer which is the Avon Magix Face Perfector. It's decent, but I may have to invest in a high end primer. I switch between two different powders, L'Oreal True Match and Covergirl. I apply it with the Eco Tools Bamboo Bronzer brush which is so soft! I'm still looking for my holy grail mascara. The Rimmel Glam Eyes mascara is decent, but I've used better. I typically use any black eyeliner on my waterline, but lately I've been using brown for a softer look. On my brows I use a brown shadow and blend it out with the elf eyebrow gel which I love (and it's only a $1.00)!I sometimes use a highlight on my cheeks which isn't shown. Lastly I apply gloss and I'm ready for the day!!
Friday, August 23, 2013
One of my favorite memories from this summer is going to Chicago. There is so much to see and explore.To start I loved going on the water taxi. It is reasonably priced and very relaxing. The Buckingham Fountain is absolutely beautiful especially at night. Every hour on the hour the water shoots high into the sky, music plays,and the lights change color. I wish I had my camera at the time instead of my phone to capture it. I also enjoyed the Willis Tower which gives you a stunning view of the city. I was too afraid to go on the sky deck though! I can't wait to go back again!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
"It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."- Anthony Robbins
Lately I've been thinking about the future and what potentially lies ahead. During these times I wonder if I am on the right track or do I need to make a change. Life is so unpredictable it's hard to plan out exactly where I will be in the future. So far nothing in my life has gone the way I thought it would, but it has turned out better! I just need to focus on the now since it is the only thing that's guaranteed.