Posts Tagged ‘college life’

Spring in Duluth

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Hello all! Today I wanted to talk about the weather. I understand that this is a topic usually discussed as awkward small talk, when talking about a natural disaster, or when maybe you hear it when you turn the news on in the morning as background noise; whatever your case may be I wanted to talk about the weather in the case of Spring time in Duluth. This past week has been CRAZY when it comes to weather. I have lived in Minnesota my entire life and I thought that I knew a lot about the weather and it’s patterns of unpredictability; I was wrong. This week in Duluth the weather goes as follows; Tuesday: rain, Wednesday: cloudy, Thursday: snow and ice, Friday: Sunny, and today: sunny. I don’t know how it can be snowing one day and then completely sunny and 65 degrees the next day, but in Duluth, MN, that is what happens. However, I wouldn’t change this unpredictability for anything. Today is BEAUTIFUL and the fact that we had snow the other day, makes it that much better.

Duluth Date Night

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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Pros and Cons of Bunk Beds

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

This school year I have experienced two beds, one that was on the floor and one that was bunked. Currently I am on the top of the bunk bed and throughout the year I have found many pros and cons to it; let’s start with pros. First bunk beds save a LOT of space in the room, making the room much more functional. Second, climbing up and down is like a mini workout in the morning; plus it kind of stretches your feet! Now I shall share the cons of the bunk bed. First con, if youre on the top you have to climb up and down; it’s a pro and a con. Second, it can be very difficult to make your bed after washing your sheets (I seriously broke a sweat today making my bed). Third, if your bunk mate moves around a lot in their sleep, you might be able to feel it if you’re a light sleeper. While yes there is one more con than there is pro, I personally think that saving space counts as two, so the pros and cons are even in my mind. Ultimately it is up to you, your personal preferences, and what your roommate wants also; but no matter what you choose, all of the beds are comfortable!

Stress Relief!

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The first semester of college is a big one. There are a lot of new experiences and things going on which can bring on a lot of stress. Thankfully I learned some wonderful tips and tricks for stress relief last semester that I have carried over to this semester! First: coloring/drawing. I am not a very artistic person, but I LOVE to color. Coloring has been proven to help with stress relief and calming anxiety! The best part about this trick is that it’s easily found (in stores and then easy to put away), pretty cheap, and it stimulates your imagination! Second: jigsaw puzzles. I was never a puzzle doing person before last semester, and I found that I loved doing puzzles as something to relax (or just for fun). I downloaded  jigsaw puzzles on my phone and asked for them for Christmas! I now have a total of 12 puzzles and 6 of them are at school with me; my roommates and I can’t wait to start! Third: essential oils or aroma therapy. There are a lot of essential oils that can be put on the hands or feet that are used for stress relief, better sleep, concentration, relaxation, and much more. Aroma therapy also comes in many forms such as: lotions, soaps, shower gels, and air fresheners. Bath and Body Works has the BEST aroma therapy collection; a few deep breathes and I am relaxed and sleeping! The fourth and final tip: anything you are passionate about. Doing something that we love is a natural stress relief. Whether that be reading, writing, watching netflix, hanging out with friends, watching a movie, going for walks and so much more; whatever inspires you and that you are passionate about will naturally relax you and make you happy.

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My First Second Semeser

Friday, January 20th, 2017

This is my second semester of college total; my first spring semester, and I am very excited! This semester I am taking Dignitas, French 2, Development Through the Lifespan Psychology, Chemistry 2, and Biology of the Cell. I lucked out this semester when it comes to my schedule. One 8am class but then the rest start at 10am or later!! I’ve never had a better night’s sleep then I do now, knowing that the classes that I was advised to take and chose, allow for MORE SLEEP! Sleep is so important (and let’s be honest, it’s great!) especially when you’re involved with other things going on! For example, I participate in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on campus, along with the Yoga Sculpt fitness class! Working out my brain, my spirit, and my body requires a lot of energy, but I know that I will get it! I’m so thankful to my advisor for helping me make the decisions I needed to when it came to classes.

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