How To Prepare Yourself for Life’s Diversions

No matter how Type-A or spontaneous of a person you are, you’ve probably had a plan at one point in your life that fell-through. Depending on how much prep work you’ve put into this said plan, you may have been pretty devastated when it derailed from your perfectly placed track. Just like you I’ve been there as well (many times). I think one of the toughest lessons I’ve had to learn on my own is that things often don’t go according to plan. Even though we live in a plan-oriented society when it comes to getting through college, getting a promotion at work, or even just saving up to buy a home, life doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with you. You may have done literally EVERYTHING right or as according to your plan as possible, but somehow things still didn’t work out. Even though this is a terrible pain to bare, you’ll eventually be able to move on and alternate your timeline and goals. Below are my tips for getting through this painful process.

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What to Consider When Planning Out Your Summer

Ever since I can remember, I have started out every summer with dreams, aspirations and goals that I thought I could obtain. Some summers I do accomplish more than others, but most of the time I spent wayyyyyy too much time sleeping in and getting addicted to different TV shows. With the advent of Netflix, this bad habit has only gotten much, much worse. I’ve found if I don’t go out of my way to plan out what I’m going to do with the little bit of summer I do have, it will just fly past me 100 miles-per-hour. In order to accomplish these summer goals, I encourage you to make a summer bucket-list! Summer should be fun and spontaneous, but you should definitely have an overall checklist. These are the things that you should consider when making that list… Continue reading

Why You Either Need to Be a Planner or Know a Planner

There are two different types of people in this world: those who like to plan and those who do not. Believe it or not, I didn’t always like to plan. I consider my old self to be quite the lazy procrastinator. So, what helped me change my ways? College did. I was always a good student, but my organizational skills were pretty terrible all through grade school. My class notebooks were full of mangled papers with illegible chicken-scratch on them, my planner was sparse with entries, and my backpack was a place that no-one in their right mind would try to sort through. Even though I got by with all of this disorganization, I was in a state of constant anxiety over my grades. I was always afraid that I was forgetting a homework assignment or missing valuable information from one of my classes. About a month before college started, I came to the realization that I needed to change my ways due to the higher stakes that were about to present themselves to me. Now I’m not saying that everyone needs to be as anal and paranoid about planning that I currently am, but if you’re not that way it doesn’t hurt to be close to someone who is. You can find my reasoning for this below. Continue reading

5 Helpful Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Over the last 23 years of my life, I have picked up a few so-called “life hacks” that have helped me make the best out of annoying and trivial situations. Some of these I’ve discovered completely on my own and some I’ve learned from others. Either way, I’ve found that it’s helpful to share these tips and tricks with others! Why not share hidden gems you’ve picked up to make your life easier with those you love? Continue reading