College Life

Post-Grad Life Update

So, it’s been TWENTY TWO months since graduating from university. It’s almost two years!! I think I should stop calling these “Post-Grad” life updates and simply life updates because as much as I don’t want to accept it, I’m an adult now.
No more post-grad! Or can I hold on to it for a little longer???

Quick reminder: I graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelors of Science degree in geosciences with a concentration in Environmental Science. I had a GPA of nobody gives A F*** lol, is GPA really a big deal? Oh, and I graduated from the Midwestern State University #GoMustangs !!

POST-GRAD

Timeline: Cheers to Graduating ,Real World Time?Year in Review , Motivation Mondays // Mini Life UpdateIf we were having coffee // February Roundup , Currently I Am…. | Pt 1 Continue reading “Post-Grad Life Update”

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College Life, Do it Yourself

Friday Faves // DIY Letter Art

Welcome to my new series – Friday Faves

It’s been weeks since I’ve been wrecking my brain trying to come up with categories for days of the week. I started off with “Motivation Mondays” this week, and eventually I’ll fit in another day between then and Friday. This plan is all done to help me come up with a steady blogging schedule; another goal for my 101 in 1001 days.

Okay, enough chatter! My faves for this week include DIY letter projects I’ve pinned which I hope to recreate in the future. These are also great ideas if you’re in college to put on your dorm room door or hang as wall art.

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Pom Pom Letters

Festive and fuzzy: #DIY pom-pom letters for extra party pop.:

 

2
Name Monogram

How To Make a Custom Name Monogram  Cute for the baby if her name ends up fitting!:

 

3
Flower Letter

DIY Flower Letter | thesassylife:

 

I love all these designs and wish that I could create them all, but I believe I’ll just have to settle for one. Maybe I’ll create the others for my sisters or friends in different designs; once all the materials are available here.

Have you carried out any DIYs recently? What do you think about these? Are you on Pinterest? Let me know!

Stay Tuned
xoxo

 

College Life

How to Survive Midterms

Je veins de l'ecole:

Hey College peeps! How ya holding up?

Don’t worry, you’re almost there.

The semester is half-way through, so you know what that means –

MIDTERMS

The library is crowded no matter what time you go, study halls are packed, coffee shops even more crowded, and remember those people you saw on the first day of class and never saw again? They’re back, because it’s MIDTERM MADNESS.

So how can you survive the madness?

  1. Plan your time wisely

    Midterm grades can make or break you.
    Have a study plan outlined and an exam calendar.
    Know when assignments are due.
    Plan time for library sessions, study groups, or even visiting your professor. Everything needs to be organized.
    A little workout session between studying isn’t a bad idea as well.

  2. Study smart, not hard

    Some people prefer to study in groups, whereas others prefer to go solo; do what works for you or try both. A concept you may have missed in class could be better explained by another classmate.
    Also, when studying alone don’t spend all your time on things you already know, but the harder topics.
    Alternate your places where you study (the park, room, library etc).

  3. Relax

    Before an exam get a good nights rest and a healthy breakfast the morning of.
    Don’t stress about it or try to cram information last minute (unless that works for you).
    Envision yourself passing the test and believe in it; training your mind to see success helps with attaining it.

How do you handle midterm madness? Any tips for fellow college goers?

Stay Tuned
xoxo

College Life, Lifestyle

Do’s + Don’ts of COLLEGE // Tips & Tricks

Hey Guys!!

So we’re two weeks into school or maybe three; first off congrats on your new journey freshmen and have a good semester, as well as everyone else. Better late than never, but here are a few Do’s and Don’ts of College to get you through the 4 years, alongside some Tips and Tricks.

P.S. This is just a practical list of what I learnt during my time.

College:

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College Life, Lifestyle

Professional Binge Watcher [Pt 1]

Few people can call themselves lucky for the fact that they obtain a job right after college, but for some of us, well we’re not so lucky. So here I am with a new hobby or what I call a Professional Binge Watcher. Other people may see me as a bum (My parents), but I see it as passing the time (okay, maybe I am being a bum). But, after going to college for three years, and school as a whole since the age of 3 a little down time is good.

Therefore, since I graduated college I’ve been binge watching TV shows, whether on Netflix, Hulu, and channel apps (HBOGo, USA, CW). So i’m here to give you a list of my favorite TV shows (in no particular order), and maybe you may want to get into them too. Or you’re probably into them already, and we can discuss them. =)

1. GOTHAM

Everybody seemingly knows about DC Comics except me! The only comic book I knew about growing up were Archie comic books! However, all I have to say is WHERE HAS GOTHAM BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! In all honesty I attempted to watch this show last year October on Netflix, but from the first episode didn’t really catch on. But two weeks ago I decided to give it another try, and I finished both seasons (well how far they were with season 2) in a matter of days! (I watch shows alternately). I seriously love this show, and I can’t wait for Season 2 to continue next month. Learning who was who was also tricky in the beginning, I may have used google a bit, but there was no doubt who the joker was. Let me say my favorite characters got to be Alfred Pennyworth, Selina Kyle, and Penguin (even though he’s a snitch).

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Season 1 – Netflix
Season 1 & 2 – couchtuner

2. The Vampire Diaries

I used to watch this show back in 2013, but never finished it, and I still haven’t! Currently on season 4 out of 6. Each season has 22 episodes, and probably 45 mins in length for each. I started over from season one sometime earlier this month, and this show gets me so worked up that I have to take breaks to maintain my sanity. Between Elena, Damon and Stefan one of them or all of them will drive you crazy. Only thing with this show is the fact that I was seeing similarities to Twilight and I hated that. (Yes, I disliked Twilight, sorry) But when The originals came to play the show regained my confidence. P.S. I’m absolutely in love with Klaus (probably the accent).

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Seasons 1-6 : Netflix

P.s If you don’t have a Netflix account couchtuner works good for me. Also I didn’t want to make this post really long, because I’ve been watching a few shows. So maybe I’ll do a series every other day, since I also discuss them a bit.

Stay Tuned!
xox

College Life

My College Life Pt. 1

I recently wrote a blog on after college life (Real World Time), so I decided why not have a story on my college life? Well, here it goes!

My college life lasted three years, usually four years for a science degree, but I had some credits transferred from my previous school. We’ll break it down into parts so therefore it isn’t too long, and drawn out. Hopefully, I also remember everything that happened that year.

2013: Yay, I’m Free

On December 28th 2012, just a few days after Christmas I left my hometown Antigua to embark on my new journey of university life. Of course, the picture in my head was what I saw on TV, but as you would soon see that was not the case.

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The image above is a near perfect representation of what I was leaving behind to what I was about to encounter. From sun, sea, sand, the perfect tourist destination, summer all year-round to tornado alley, hotter than hell, a different season every other week (If you live in Texas you’d understand.) Yes, I left my nice little Caribbean island of Antigua to move to Wichita Falls, Texas.

I wasn’t thinking of the location, but much rather of the fact that I’d be away from so many things in Antigua, and have the opportunity to start afresh. So I started the Midwestern State University in spring 2013. Let me also say that attending university wasn’t always in my plans. It was rather last minute only because all my friends were talking about going away, and I was stuck there like “now what?” So I applied, and got accepted (Woohoo!) I decided to major in Environmental Science, because it was one of the things I was always interested with throughout High School. Even though I didn’t know where it would take me I was up for the challenge.

It was my first semester, and my best GPA wise, hey I made the Dean’s honor roll. Besides school work wise I was very shy, and afraid to actually go out. I didn’t have much friends, and I didn’t know how to quite adjust to my new surroundings. P.S. I was also the youngest person in the group I was acquainted with.  Even though I was always a shy individual it stemmed from me being afraid to be my true self around others for fear of judgement. It was kind of like when people see you at first they have one image in their head, and anything you do outside of that image is shunned. So I tried to stick with what people thought I was. (BAD IDEA!!! P.S. Never be afraid to BE YOURSELF!

My first spring break – Now watching all sorts of college movies and TV shows I had high expectations of what Spring Break was supposed to be like. However, here in Wichita Falls it was nothing like that. Therefore, my roommate, one of her best friends and I (I’m a third wheel most times) went to Dallas for a couple of days. Dallas is a two hour drive away, and one of the major cities in Texas. We basically shopped, went go carting, roller-coaster ride (hated it), and clubbing! It was fun, and I couldn’t complain.

Summer School – So, because I was an international student I was required to do summer school in my first year (It sucked). Summers in Texas are no fun trust me; the temperature goes above 100 degrees! That’s where they get the name of their famous bike ride “Hotter than Hell.” To make it even worst I was taking a history class at 8 a.m. with one of the most boring professors. I definitely learned my lesson after that summer.

Fall – My favorite time of year; it was also my first time experiencing a change in season. The way the leaves change color and are all scattered on the ground just makes me feel happy. The lake by the gym is always pretty around this time of year. Also in the fall semester the Caribbean Students Organization which I am apart of hosts a parade called “Caribfest.” It’s basically a mini carnival like those put on in the islands, Brazil, Canada and all over the world. To continue my growth and stepping out of my comfort zone (with a little push from my roommate) I participated in the parade. Fall semester also happens to be a big semester for me, because my birthday is in October. It was my first birthday away from friends and family, but I enjoyed it with the help of some people.

My first year was also when I had my most homesickness, even though it was what I always dreamed of (leaving home, living alone, blah blah blah.) Therefore, I went home for my break between Spring and Summer school, and again for Christmas Break. It’s always nice being home, nothing beats Caribbean food, relaxing on a beach, and simply put ISLAND LIFE.

All in all after year one, my advice to any college freshmen are don’t be afraid to try new things, join new clubs, and put yourself out there. It would be scary at first, but in the long run it would all be worth it.

College Life, Lifestyle

Real World Time?

The Stress of Post Grad Life

After the initial excitement of “Yay, I graduated!” maybe two weeks later you begin to think “Now, what?” Unless of course you were one of those people who had their lives planned out since the beginning of college. There’s nothing wrong with that don’t get me wrong, but life doesn’t always go as planned. However, back to the procrastinators like me. Continue reading “Real World Time?”

College Life, Inspiration

Cheers to Graduating

On December 12th, 2015 another chapter of my life came to an end. I finally crossed the big stage, and achieved my Bachelor’s of Science degree. I am twenty-one years old, and completed this goal within three years. I’d like to say it was easy, but my friends can assure you that with all my complaints it was not. However, with hard work, determination, and an awesome support system it was possible. This is only the beginning as I embark on the journey of defining my career in Environmental Science, as well as continuing to find myself, and leave my mark on the world. Congratulations to all those who graduated in December 2015!! The world is yOURS.

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BSc in Geoscience with a Concentration in Environmental Science
Midwestern State University Alumni

 

College Life, Lifestyle

Looking Towards the Future

Almost at the half way mark [June 1st] for 2015 *or would it be June 30th*?
Either way we’re almost half way through the year. At the beginning of the year I made note of a few goals I wanted to achieve throughout this year. To my surprise I strongly feel as if I’ve been on track to completing them.  Let’s get into some deets!!

P.S. Check out my Year ago post for more info along with the full list of my goals.  Continue reading “Looking Towards the Future”