In life

Taking Stock August

*Roller skates backwards while revealing sequin jacket* Check out 3:24, it's probably my favorite part of the whole video! Anyway, It's hard to believe August is over! School has started and we're just now getting back into the swing of things. This summer has felt so long because I got actually got the chance to go on vacation to Florida and I started a new job.

HERE'S WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH

Watching: Mr. Robot
Listening: Priory, see above
Learning: How to shoot with my new studio lights

SOME THINGS I'VE BEEN LOVING THIS MONTH

I've really been getting into simplifying my life recently, and with the craziness that is back to school I need all the simplification I can get.

I really suck at both making and keeping friends. Some of my closest friends graduated college last spring and have moved really far away.

It took me a while to figure out how to make really good grades in college. I teach this first year experience class every fall, and for my freshman fishies on campus this is a great article about failure in higher ed.

According to Buzzfeed I'm only 67% of an asshole, but definitely not when it comes to college classes. 

I wish everyone was on their game as much as my Art History history professor; she had the syllabus uploaded two weeks before the start of classes. There's still some ways to prep without em though.


WHAT I'VE BEEN WRITING THIS MONTH

Fountainhead phone background // Real Talk: I have anxiety and panic attacks // Jimmy Case Review // Making a College MGNT binder // Making the most of your monthly spread // Personal Planner Review

Don't forget to download these super cute calendars for September. I made printable ones and computer backgrounds, you can download them from this link. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram, talk soon!

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In design

Free September Calendar and background

I've really been inspired by great photography recently, so this month's calendar and background is really photo heavy. I found some breathtaking stock images from Death to Stock and Unsplash this past month and really wanted to use these in a minimal design.

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In planning Productivity

How to create a color coding system that works

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PilotYourLife #CollectiveBias
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College can be insanely stressful; from classes themselves, to extracurriculars, a social life, working out and work back to school can easily feel overwhelming. Today I'm helping you create a comprehensive color-code system to help you organize every aspect of your life. 

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Fountainhead phone background

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I read The Fountainhead this past summer and it was one of those books that really changed my life.  Howard Roark is a modern architect in the '20s and '30s, before modern architecture was cool. Roark is one of the most confident, head strong characters I've ever experienced. Rand has some pretty strong ideas about Objectivism, but I think there are still a lot of things to be learned from Roark and the entire novel itself.

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Real Talk: I have anxiety and panic attacks

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Hey y'all! I'm starting a new series about real situations college students face every day. Today we're talking with Hannah Nicole about her experience with anxiety and panic attacks.

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In life Productivity

Replace your Wristlet with jimmyCASE


I absolutely hate having to carry around a purse or wristlet during the school year–as if I don't have enough stuff to carry around. I need all my essentials in one place and instantly accessible. Which is why I'm reviewing the jimmyCASE, the magic elastic wallet case.

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Creating a College Management Binder + Free printables

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateWithHP #CollectiveBias
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It can be so hard to get and stay organized at the start of a new school year. I think it was in elementary school that I fell in love with with those five-inch, three ring binders with the huge zippers and shoulder straps everyone had to have. But what I liked about them was that everything was in one single place. 

Today they're called management binders, and they're pretty popular for your home or work, but today I'm helping you create a college management binder for back to school. For college I need something to catch all my important info, but be small enough to not get in the way of my stuff for class. Let's start with the basics.

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Using a monthly calendar for long term planning

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Planning on a monthly calendar isn't something a lot of people write about because it seems like common sense: write things down on your calendar. But when you're handling work, school and a social life it's hard to balance big picture projects with your day-to-day obligations. Today I'll be showing you how to map out your month for long term goals.

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Personal Planner Review and Giveaway

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It can be hard finding a planner to fit all your needs as a student, and even more expensive when looking for customized options. Today I'm doing a review and giveaway of the Personal Planner, which has the flexibility to fit pretty much everyone's needs.

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