4 Tips to a Productive Study Session

4 Tips for a Productive Study SessionThis was a bit of a tough one for me to write because I’m still working my way through finding the best way for.me to study for different classes. But I do have a pretty good idea of how I make the most of each of my study sessions. My goal with each of these tips is to get you to leave a study session thinking “that was actually helpful” rather than thinking “I’m wasting so much time”. So let’s jump right on into my 4 tips so your study sessions are super productive. Continue Reading

5 Tips to Have a Functional Study Desk

5-tips-for-a-perfect-functional-study-deskFall has officially become a thing down here in the South. It means the weather’s cooled off (finally), the flannel has been pulled, and boots have started making an appearance. But fall also means it’s midterm time and you know that means long hours in front of your desk studying. And the best way to have a good study session, is to have a desk that functions perfectly even if it’s not Instagram worthy. So let me give you some tips to creating the perfect functional study desk. Continue Reading

How to Become a Healthy College Student: Without the Gym

Become a Healthy College Student Without the GymSo a couple of months before moving on campus, I went to the doctor’s office for my yearly check-up. And my doctor told me some not so great news. I’ve gained weight. A lot of weight. As in, my BMI is officially considered obese. Yup, not so good. In fact, that basically means my health was headed for the toilet. But good news! Over the course of the past 3 months, I’ve lost 8 pounds! I know this may not seem like a lot, but I’m trying to do this as healthily as possible while still enjoying all the foods on campus. So let me show you how to be a healthy student, even when you live on campus. Continue Reading

How to Handle Campus Buses


Alright you guys. There’s something I want to tell you, freshman to freshman. Stop being a jerk on-campus public transportation. Now I’m not trying to be mean but there are a lot of things I’ve seen other freshman do that should never be done. I’m not a public transportation expert by any means but I have done this a couple times, so let me tell you how to make campus buses work for you and everyone else. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Internships: High School Edition- Part 2

The Ultimate Guide to Internships (High School Edition P2)

So you’ve read part 1 of this series on how to get an internship, high school style. And I’m hoping that you’re in the process of finding an internship that you’re happy with or that you’ve already found an internship (Congratulations!). The question you should be asking is: “Now what?” Now that you’ve got an internship, what do you do? Well, I’ll tell you all the secrets of being a great intern, everything from how to dress to how to interact with your mentor. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Internships: High School Edition- Part 1

The Ultimate Guide to Internships (High School Edition P1)

Internships, those usually unpaid jobs that college students do for experience. Often portrayed as crappy jobs where you run around getting your bosses coffee. But, that’s not completely accurate. Internships are not just for college students and they’re not just about grabbing coffee for the boss. Internships are truly great ways to gain experience in almost any field and they stand out beautifully on college applications. So let me show you how to master the internship process, high school style. Continue Reading

How to Prepare for College in High School

How to Prepare for College in High School

Summer is quickly coming to an end for many students, school is lurking right around the corner. And for you high school students it means really thinking about where you want to go to college. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned high school student or you’re just starting out, this post will take you through the ins and outs of how to start prepping for your freshman year of college in high school. Continue Reading

Welcome to Fiercely Living

Hey there!

I’m Stellah (you can read all about who I am in the “About Me” tab at the top of the page). Glad you could make it to my part of the blogosphere.

I’ve been wanting start a blog all about my college experience and other life experiences for quite some time now. But I didn’t actually start college until about a month ago so I’ve been patiently keeping this blog on the back burner.

But now, I’m a college student and I can get this party started.

So welcome to Fiercely Living.

Why did I start this blog?

Obviously, to document my life in college. I want to travel and do cool, fun college stuff. I want these next few years to be memorable.

And I also really wanted to share my bits of wisdom about transitioning from high school to college with other people. When I was reading a million and one college blogs in prep for being a college student, very few of the blogs I came across talked about finishing college in less than four years.

I have absolutely zero plans to spend 4 years at college so I want to share some of my information with other soon-to-be college students.

What about the name?

I love the word ‘fierce’. It’s such a strong and sassy word. It’s a word that I would like my life to emulate. I want to take life and be courageous enough to try new things. And I would really like to inspire other people to be fierce in their own lives.

Thus, Fiercely Living was born.

Where did my inspiration come from?

Honestly, every college blog that I’ve been stalking for the past two years. And there are a lot. I’m sure I’ll be linking to some of them throughout my blog posts. But the inspiration to really jumpstart this blog came from my good friend Triasha over at Making My Way.

She’s a college blogger too and she has been planning out her blog for quite some time. She doesn’t know this, at least until now, but seeing her prep for her blog has inspired me to be more organized and to really take this blog seriously. You should go say hi to her, she’s got some great content up.


Well that’s the end of that. I hope you come along with me on my journey through fiercely living. See what I did there? But seriously, I do hope you’ll be around and get a different perspective of college life.