The Introvert’s Guide to Roommates

The Introvert's Guide to RommatesIf you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ve probably seen The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Out There. At the beginning of the post (which you should read), I stated that I was shocked by my own introverted tendencies. It’s still annoying but I’ve started to come to terms with the fact that, in one-on-one situations, I’m a very introverted and awkward human. And it made interacting with my roommate a very odd and uncomfortable for several weeks. But this post is here to get you past the awkwardness of roommates for us introverted-leaning people. Continue Reading

5 Things to Buy After You Move In

You have a lot of stuff to bring down on move-in day. Save yourself the space and the hassle by waiting to buy these 5 things after you move in.Last week I put up a list of all of the things that I (or my roommate) brought and used in our dorm in my Ultimate College Packing List. Seriously, everything on that list was actually useful. But, I didn’t bring it all down on move-in day. In fact, I think it’s a mistake to not wait until after you move in to buy some of your stuff. This post is all about the 5 things I didn’t bring in until after I moved in and give a bit of an explanation as to why it’s better to wait. So let’s get started. Continue Reading

The Ultimate College Packing List

The Ultimate College Packing ListHeading to college for the first time is easily one of the most exciting experiences ever, especially moving into your first dorm. But it can also be extremely stressful and hectic without a clear list of what you need to bring with you. This packing list is here to help with that. A compilation of everything I took with me or wish I had taken with me, this college packing list is sure to be a great place to start purchasing and packing. Of course, everyone’s list is going to be a bit different when taking into account your specific needs. Continue Reading

6 Bodyweight Dorm Exercises

6 Bodyweight Dorm ExercisesYay! I get to talk about exercising in my favorite place: anywhere that isn’t the gym. I feel like I’ve mentioned this before, but I used to really hate going to the gym. They’re loud, the people are big and kinda scary, it was a generally frightening place for me to be. That’s changed in recent months but, before then, I really hated. So in order for me to lose 15 pounds in my first semester, I was doing a lot of in dorm exercises. These are easily the greatest 6 exercises that I have used and continue to use in my own workouts (plus links to videos to see how they’re done). Continue Reading

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Out There

I don’t think I would have ever called myself an introvert until I started college. But apparently I have introverted tendencies which, to be honest, is extremely frustrating for someone who’s usually pretty comfortable with people. Last semester was a struggle but this semester I made a goal to do more things that I’m interested in, both with other people or by myself. It’s been a little bit difficult but I can already tell you that it’s much easier than you think. So for you introverts out there, read on if you want to see some great tips and tricks to putting yourself out there. Continue Reading

10 Tips to Start the Semester Right

10 Tips to Start the Semester RightThe Spring semester has started! My first week is over but I think that all of these still apply so I’m glad to be sharing these with you guys. It’s been a month, if you can believe it, since you were last in school and that probably means you’re a little bit stressed. But that’s perfectly okay because these 10 tips are going to make sure that you have the smoothest transition into the new semester. Continue Reading