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18 Things I Learned In My 18th Year

Today is my birthday! I am officially entering my last year as a teenager. If you've read my blog posts up until this point, then you know I've not been quiet about the fact this past year was very trying for me. I learned a lot about myself and those around me, and now I… Continue reading 18 Things I Learned In My 18th Year

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

I'm feeling good this Monday morning. Over the weekend I reconnected with old friends, watched a lot of Food Network, and applied for a summer semester abroad in 2019. I reenergized myself, focused on who I am and who I want to be, and got back to my roots. So, this morning, when my alarm… Continue reading Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

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What “Her Campus: Guide to College Life” Didn’t Prepare Me For

A few days ago, a friend brought me a thoughtful graduation gift: Her Campus: The Guide to College Life. I'll be the first to say I'm not much of a reader -- I can think of maybe two books I have read cover to cover willingly -- but this one has kept my attention. I… Continue reading What “Her Campus: Guide to College Life” Didn’t Prepare Me For

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The Blog It Is A-Changin’

Navigating the waters of blogging is tough, especially if you don't have a foolproof map to reference. From the beginning, I've used Instagram models with perfect themes and thousands of likes as a guide to what pictures I should post, and I've tried to create blog posts inspired by basic writings from The Odyssey that… Continue reading The Blog It Is A-Changin’

Get to Know Me, Thoughts & Opinions, Travels

A Walk To Remember

It's hard to find yourself anywhere other than the center of the equation sometimes. In your small world of who you know, what you see, and how you feel, it's easy to get caught up in the "Me, Myself, and I" mentality. I found myself doing that this week. Even on vacation in Fort Walton, I… Continue reading A Walk To Remember

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50 Things To Do With The Kids You Babysit

This summer, I began a babysitting job. Now each babysitting experience is different, simply because each kid's personality is different. But whether you're a grandparent the kids are visiting with for weekend, a friend watching the kids one night, or a teenager babysitting a few days a week, it's easy to run out of things… Continue reading 50 Things To Do With The Kids You Babysit

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A Little Bit About My Small Town College Life

In the county I have grown up in, everybody knows everybody; as of 2015, we only had around 15,600 residents. In the county seat (Wikipedia also ironically refers to it as the county's "largest city"), we have the option of choosing between three fast food chains and three locally owned restaurants. On weekends, there isn't… Continue reading A Little Bit About My Small Town College Life

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5 Tips for Taking the Perfect Senior Pictures

I don't know about you guys, but I could not wait to be a senior (even though it went by waaaay too fast). And honestly, the only reasons I couldn't wait to be a senior were senior skip day, senior trip, and senior pictures. I spent months planning out my pictures. I had Pinterest boards, I had… Continue reading 5 Tips for Taking the Perfect Senior Pictures