60 Hours in Boston | Travel Vlog

If you want to take weekend trips during the semester, you have to time them to match up with your workload. Take a look at all of your syllabi, and if you have a lot of big assignments due one week, that’s the perfect weekend to go: after you turn in those assignments, but before you get another load of work to do. Or, you can plan your trip for...

5 Tips for Starting the Semester Off Right

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My classes for the fall semester began on Monday, and already my to-do list is a mile long. I’m diving headfirst into the most academically intensive semester yet, and I don’t want to drown. Before I get overwhelmed with essays, meetings, and countless textbook chapters, I want to get organized–and stay organized. Here are my tried and true top 5 tips for starting the semester off right. Read all of...

The Art of Being Yourself

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Growing up, people could tell me to “be myself” all day long and I still wouldn’t know what they meant. But recently, I’ve come to understand what this clichéd piece of advice actually means. While fully understanding the phrase and actually living it out are two separate, nuanced elements that will take years of work, I thought I’d make an attempt at explaining what I consider to be the “art...

5 Quick and Simple Tips For Being Productive

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I’m going to be completely candid: the reason I’m writing this post is because I have found myself feeling my days slip away without so much as a checkmark on my to-do list. And this needs to change. I try to put things off, I procrastinate by cleaning (yes, cleaning), and I make excuses. But this behavior helps no one. At the end of the day, I’m the person whose...

How to Build a Life You Love

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A few weeks ago, one of my friends messaged me asking how I always stay motivated and full of energy. She wanted to know how I could be so willing to take on a lot of tasks, move to a new city, and tackle an internship without losing energy or being too intimidated by the scope of it all. The answer isn’t an easy step-by-step formula. Sometimes I don’t even...

7 Things I Learned This Semester

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I took my last two finals on Monday and moved back home yesterday (which involved more stairs and boxes than I ever want to see again). After completing the busiest semester of my life, I’m ready for a much-needed winter break packed with travel, holiday festivities, and lots of cookies. But before I dive headfirst into a Netflix marathon, I wanted to take a step back and reflect on all...