What I’m Buying for College

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a procrastinator.  However, I was very excited about dorm shopping and did it early, at least in procrastination terms.  We visited Home Goods, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Target and found almost everything I needed!  Of course, there are still some items to be checked off of the list, but I’ll get most of them after we move in. Continue reading

Italy Recap: Part 1

This year, my mom gave me one of the best gifts ever: A trip to Italy!  I decided to do a series of posts about my time there.  I’ll split it into four parts.  The first three will be a recap of the nine days we were gone.  The fourth will be a post outlining what I packed/wish I packed and more tips for those planning a trip! Continue reading

6 Tips for College Applications

As this summer comes to an end, I would like to help out the rising seniors.  These are six tips that I wish someone had told me last fall, and I hope they will help you!

This process of applications is a long and stressful one.  It will basically consume the fall semester of your senior year.  However, once you’re done, you’ll feel great!  So, look for the light at the end of the tunnel; hopefully this list will help you see it more easily! Continue reading

The Reality of Senior Year

What I Expected

As I was leaving the senior breakfast and driving in our caravan to school, I expected this year to be similar to others, with perks, of course.  I expected weekend bonfires, lunch off-campus with friends, growing to love my classmates, and cherishing all of the “lasts.”  I also expected to coast through senior year and roll through the finish line.  I just knew this would be the easiest school year of my life. Continue reading