What's Happening in 2019

I wasn't really sure if I wanted to write a post about 2019, but I've spent the last week reflecting a lot on what I want to do in the next year, so I figured I would document it in my favorite way - the blog.

I've always liked fresh starts. It's why I love going back to school because you get an entirely fresh start again in August. Now that I am in college January not only brings the start of a new year but also the start of another semester, which to me makes it even better. I spent the past week getting new notebooks, a new agenda, and new pens, and everything just feels hopeful. (P.S. I got this Emily + Meritt planner, and I am obsessed with it. You can get it at Staples/Office Depot/Amazon.)


What Junior Year Has Taught Me (so far...)

I am currently sitting at home, waiting for final grades to come and checking my student account like a crazy person (I am still waiting on two more grades!!) But I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last 4ish months aka my FIFTH semester of college.

Excuse me while I cry about the fact that I only have three semesters of undergrad left... While I am most definitely sad, I am more confused because I have no idea where the time went. It feels like just yesterday that I was crying over my honors American Lit grade my freshman year because my grade got messed up. Pro tip: Get to know your professors just in case you need to email them, begging them to fix your grade.


6 Podcasts I am Listening to Right Now

If you follow me on Instagram (hint, hint ;) ), you'll see that I'll occasionally post about what podcasts I am listening to, and I love when people post what they listen to.  There are so many podcasts out there now that I get overwhelmed with the options, so when someone else can help make that decision for me, I am grateful. (I am actually super indecisive when it comes to small decisions like choosing what to watch or listen to...)


Lessons in Willpower

My consumer behavior professor said something the other week in class that made me think (and inspired me to write something for the first time in a while). She said, "You only have so much willpower. Once it's gone, it's gone. You can do things to build it up and build stamina, but you have a limited amount." She went on to talk about how you lose willpower every time you check your texts, refresh your email, etc. Which makes perfect sense. You only have so much energy to do everything every day, and when you spend ~5 hours on your phone and clicking refresh every 30 seconds, you no longer have that energy to do what you actually need to do. She also said something about research she found that people refresh their email ~750 times a day, which sounds crazy but I know when I am waiting on a certain email that I am constantly refreshing, so maybe that's not so crazy?


June Reflections + Favorites

June was a long month for me. Compared to May and July, I didn't have a ton planned for June, so it definitely crept by in my opinion. In May, I was finishing up school and moving out and going to Boston and Nashville for various reasons, and then in July, I am going back to Tuscaloosa for a week to work our communications camp and then moving into the Theta house/getting ready for recruitment, whereas; for June, I had exactly one (1) thing planned: going to see Kacey Musgraves Harry Styles in Nashville, which I mean, no other plans can really compare to that.