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5 Things I Wish I Knew In My Early 20's

Monday, February 19, 2018

 This year I will be 26 years old which means I am going to be a little more than halfway through my 20's which is so crazy to think about! It feels like just yesterday I was 19 and running around my college campus. But this has given me time to think about all the things I wish I knew or did when I was in my early 20's. I wish I had a me when I was younger to guide me to things I wish I knew now.


OMG! I so so wish I interned or got experience in multiple career fields. I think when your just starting out in college this is the perfect time to try different careers, to see what you might like. What you love at 19 or 21 could not be the same when you get 25. So having that experience can go a long way when your job hunting a little later in life. Most jobs want you to know a little about the career your stepping into, so INTERN INTERN INTERN LOL!


Make sure that whatever loans you apply for, you understand them fully. I think at 18 going into college I had no idea what a loan really was or was I was signing. Most of us need loans to pay for college unless you can get grants or scholarships, then that's great. Never be afraid to ask someone who knows about loans and to help you decide.


I feel like when i was living in the dorms I was so home sick. It was just the fact that I didn't live in my room or my old house anymore that really got to me. I enjoyed having freedom and hanging out with my friends but I was still home sick at night. But i think that's part of growing and sometimes you just have to roll with it and enjoy it. i wish i would have enjoyed that experience a lot more. There's nothing like having "free" room and board and endless activities and free time.


Don't care about what others say or think about you. this is your life and you can live it anyway you want. There is no set rules to life. be fearless, take risks and just be your true self.


Keeping good references with employees or teachers can be a benefit for you in the future. Always keep lines of communication open and clear. You never know when you might want to apply for an internship or a job. Having creditable people to reference you is always a good sign.

Hope this helps anyone with there early 20's. Or if your in your mid or late 20's whats some advice you would give to others or your younger self?

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until next time xoxo

How To Have a Productive Online Class {Back To College}

Monday, August 14, 2017

1. Treat Your Class Like A Regular In Person Class
One problem that people forget is just because its an online class doesn't mean it shouldn't be taken as serious as an in person class. It is a class you paid for and it counts towards your GPA. Remember That!

2.Set Up A Class Binder
I always set up a binder dedicated to each class. It doesn't have to be a 3 ring binder, it can also be a folder with pockets. 3 ring binders just work best for me when it comes to organizing.
I Include in my binder
-Class Syllabus
-Print Outs
-Due Dates
-Anything related to the class I try to include in my binder. That way I can always take my binder anywhere and I have my assignments in there, if I need to remember something.

3.Stay Organized
Make sure you have a calendar or planner with assignments due and deadlines. Always stay on top of your work load. The more work you do at the beginning the easier it is towards the end. Its way to hard to play catch up with online classes, so always stay organized and on top of everything.

4.Set Aside Time Everyday
This is such a key component to having a productive online class. SET ASIDE TIME!!! On your lunch break you can work on a paper or whenever you have down time work on something. You can always set days to work on your class work. If you bust out work during the week, the weekend will be for relaxing and partying. Or if its easier for you, do your work on the weekends. Just always set aside time. Online classes were made to be flexible.

5. Log and write [EVERYTHING] With online classes, if things are out of site, they are out of mind. So always remember to write down everything that you may forget later.

6. Don't take online classes if you don't like working from home. I love being in my own space (in my bed) working on papers. I can focus so much easier. If you are not that type of person then online classes with definitely be a struggle for you. Discipline is Essential

I hope you found this super helpful, if there is anything I missed that you do to have a productive online class, let me know in the comments below.  Also if you have any questions about online classes, let me know as well. I'd love to answer them for you.

Happy Back To College

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