5 Ways To Get Your Life Together Before A New Semester

The Spring semester is upon us, even though it’s 16 degrees out and feels nothing like Spring anywhere here in New England. I have made a goal to getting my life together this semester and devoting more time to me. (You can see a full list of my goals for 2018 and the shift I will be making here) With that being said, I plan on getting my goals set in place and full plans to achieve them ready to go!

Set Your Goals // Get a list of around ten goals set for the new year. You can break them down further into smaller goals to help you achieve them. I have the Passion Planner right now and it has been nothing but helpful in planning and achieving my goals.Read More »

How I Use My Passion Planner

So we are in October and I think a lot of us are getting into the groove, if not already burning out. With it starting to actually feel like Fall and sweaters about to be back in fashion, it’s time I shared with you some secrets I’ve learned throughout this semester.

I have purchased the Passion Planner and I am nothing short of in love! It has all the time slots I need, the layout is everything I want, it has two types of a to-do list and space for “infinite possibility”. One other thing that I love about this, is all the positivity it brings. It has a daily focus for each day, weekly focus and most importantly, a space to list all the good things that happened that week.


This planner helps you to set goals and to figure out your passions and achieve them. This is though their “Passion Roadmap” which is the basis of this entire planner. I think this semester, this is something that I really need. It has room to be happy, evaluate my life and figure out my priorities.

While I have loved some of my other planners in the past, I think this one was the best for me. This semester has been a hard one for me. I hate to admit that I’ve probably had about one breakdown a week, but I get through it and I do better. I try harder and tell myself why I chose to do these things. You can probably tell that I haven’t been my best, as I haven’t been able to get as much content out as I have in the past. I did choose to do too much this semester, I will admit that. BUT, I am figuring out how to handle it all. I AM doing it and it WILL pay off at the end.

Also peep their free handout right here! Just in case you want to give it a spin before you purchase!

Until next time,


A Cozy Room Takes Effort: 3 Tips to Transform Your College Bedroom

With Fall approaching quickly, you start to think about the crisp weather, the fall scents, being wrapped up cozy in your bed. You also have to think of a place where you can both relax and be productive, at least as a college student. I feel that for the most part I have figured out how to do that with my room.

Add Warming Wall Decorations

Empty walls kill. I will stand by that 100%. I think having pictures up, drawings, crafts or one of my favorites, a tapestry and twinkle lights will make all the difference. The wall behind my bed is my absolute favorite, it has a tapestry with twinkle lights and the colors are just relaxing and it makes me enjoy being in my room. I also have a white board hung and a calendar white board hung for productivity, along with a board full of memories and pictures.

Sweet Dreams ☁️🌙

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A Comfy Bed 

I think having a bed comforter that you can just snuggle up into is a key element to having the perfect room. You also need to make sure that it is not just cuddly, but you are able to sit on top and get work done (at least if you don’t have a desk). I think its good to have an array of pillows, both comfy and cute. Also always keep a throw blanket near by, especially in the fall when you still have a window open, but that chilly breeze can still come in! I am known for keeping my window slightly opened while wearing shorts and throw blanket this time of year!

Keep It Clean

This one is the hardest for me! It’s not like my room is dirty or I food or dishes everywhere, I just have clothes everywhere, all the time! I try really hard to not have my clothes everywhere, but I just feel like i have all this time to do laundry, but by the time its done, I don’t have the time to put it all away and organize everything. If you look at my room right now, you would understand exactly what I am talking about. Picture this: two laundry baskets full of clothes, my dirty clothes in a different pile and my shoes laid out next to my door.  Exactly. That is a mess and does not help me to be productive or be cozy, it just stresses me out. Moral of the story: Keep your room clean!

Fun Tip: Get Candles in different scents to make your room extra homey, the scent and the flickering is quite relaxing and if you can’t have candles, I love wax melters! I currently have a super cute Pineapple Melter and I love the Yankee Candles scents for every season, especially Fall, not to mention the price is just right.

How do you make your bedroom more cozy and/or productive?


What You Should Never Leave Your Internship Without…

Today is the last day of my internship at Odonnell Company and it is both a bittersweet day. I have spent my whole summer here and I loved everyone I came across in this experience and I have learned enough information to convince me that I like my major and I am on the right path. But, there are a few things that I have learned not to leave without that isn’t just a goodbye!

Never leave without a Letter of Recommendation from your Internship Supervisor.

This one is very important. This is the person you directly were in contact with, had to sign paperwork and basically lead you through the journey that was your internship, I also enjoy this because it helps to show myself that I actually did something instead of just sitting at my desk waiting for work. Like I actually did something useful and they thought it was good! Read More »

Why Working 3 Jobs Was One of The Best Decisions I Made {For Now}

So as of right now, I am working three jobs and occasionally helping my aunt with catering. I work 24 hours a week at my internship, Monday through Wednesday, 9 to 5. This is both rewarding and annoying. I then have my job at American Eagle that I have had since December. I love the people I work with and no where else can I get in over eight hours of work because I decided I didn’t need sleep that night. Overnights are the main reason I can work there. And now, Starbucks. My new job at Starbucks has so far been nothing but an exciting experience.

Let’s start with my internship.

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5 Ways to Get Through Finals

As we all know, Finals is approaching and god, is it stressful. I know I am not the only one who has tests, projects and papers all due the week before and during finals week. We are all stuffed with stress and coffee, well at least I know I am. So, here is a list of some things to help you get through finals week (and the last of the week leading up to).


1.  Start studying now.


I know, we have spring weekend, but you have to get going now. Read More »