campus life

as i mentioned before, i was blessed with the privilege of being on-campus this semester, and it definitely was a ~different~ experience. but, everything happens for a reason, and i honestly could not have imagined my first semester of college going any better than it had gone. despite having to make friends with half-covered facesContinue reading “campus life”

making money during the pandemic

who doesn’t want a little extra cash? we have so much spare time, and there are so many opportunities to make money right now! i encourage you to reach out to your college career office to find more opportunities that would suit your preferences. i have seen many openings for jobs, internships, and micro-internships thatContinue reading “making money during the pandemic”

habits

are you feeling: unmotivated? overwhelmed? lonely? all of us are experiencing the learning curves that accompany online school. many of my friends are struggling with finding the enthusiasm they once had for education – and this can be attributed to the lack of social interaction, the zoom environment, or even just the fact that everyContinue reading “habits”

service

in high school, i made a habit of volunteering at least once a week. although some of the work was challenging or tried my patience, i always left the service site feeling content, grateful, and full of God’s love. don’t we need those feelings now more than ever? plus, there is an abundance of waysContinue reading “service”

prayer & meditation

faith is probably the most important aspect of my life. i am very involved in my spiritual and religious communities, and it has given me a lot of inner peace during these trying times. my favorite ways to reflect and give thanks for all that is going right nowadays is prayer and adoration. doing theseContinue reading “prayer & meditation”

college at home

while this is not how you expected to live out your college years, this doesn’t mean that you cannot have a good time. i am a firm believer in the mantra of ‘everything happens for a reason’, and it is important to find the silver linings within your situation.  some of the benefits i haveContinue reading “college at home”

music

full disclosure: i have danced in the supermarket and many other public places hundreds of times because i’ve heard a good song. now that that’s out of the way, here is the rest of the post: i have experienced the healing powers of music for my entire life – i’ve found a thrilling yet comfortingContinue reading “music”

cooking

cooking is a fantastic stress reliever, plus you get a delicious treat to enjoy after you’re done! not to mention, quarantine is the perfect time to test out new recipes and develop your cooking skills because you have some time to spare! for those at home, there are so many creations and tasty recipes thatContinue reading “cooking”

crafts!

we spend way too much time looking at a screen – so today i am going to share with you some activities to do that are tech-free and require little to no experience or skill: crafts! you can make these crafts in the comfort of your home or you can go to a local parkContinue reading “crafts!”

mental health & resources

these times are stressful for everyone. i know many college students that are struggling with anxiety and depressive episodes because of the stressors of online learning, concern for the pandemic, the bombardment of the media, and the feeling of envy for those friends at college. it is important to note that everything happens for aContinue reading “mental health & resources”