Traveling to an Unknown Destination

More often than not, traveling is preceded by months of planning and preparation. You know where you’re going, what you’re doing, and where you’re staying. If you ever fall into a situation where that isn’t true, I understand your pain. So how is it even possible to prepare for an unknown destination? It’s easier than it sounds, and I hope I can convince you of that. In fact, this form of traveling can be more thrilling and exciting than your standard pre-planned itinerary. Recently, I had the most wonderful getaway with my boyfriend in Puerto Rico. I am so lucky with every opportunity I have to see the world, so I try not to complain or let myself see faults. But wow it’s hard not to stress out about how to properly prepare. After this experience, I have to admit it wasn’t nearly as bad as I made it out to be. From my experience traveling to an unknown destination, here is what I’ve learned. PACKING The most important thing, and also the only thing you can prepare for well in advance! Above all else, I recommend packing carry-on luggage. This is not practical or doable for everyone, but I really believe checking in luggage should be avoided if possible. I packed a flimsy duffel bag from TJ Maxx and a backpack. I ended up overpacking my duffel bag and not needing a lot of the items I brought, but my motto is “it’s better to not need something instead […]

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Beginner’s Guide to a Bullet Journal

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I love my planners, journals, and calendars. I love my pens, washi tape, and post-its. Don’t we all? A few months ago, I stumbled upon a phenomena known as the bullet journal. And it was a life-changing discovery. The bullet journal is to obsessive organizers as the fountain of youth was to Ponce de León. It’s what we’ve all been looking for all of lives, even if we didn’t realize it. The bullet journal is that elusive game-changer that quickly becomes a necessity, and I’m here to show you what it is. Because it’s awesome. Before I dive in, I just want to say that the bullet journal is yours. Don’t let me, or anyone else, tell you there’s a right or wrong way to have one. Figure out what works for you, and embrace it. There are hundreds of different spreads on Instagram and Pinterest, so find what you enjoy. This beginner’s guide will introduce you to the bullet journal and show you how I arrange mine. THE BULLET JOURNAL Any journal can do, so don’t feel compelled to buy a specific journal. Many people prefer the dotted layout, but there’s nothing wrong with grid or lined. I would not recommend using a plain sheet journal, at least not initially. More or less, whatever you decide you want to use can work! However, there are some favorites in the bullet journal world that I’ll mention. Moleskin This was the first bullet journal I bought, and my very first moleskin. […]

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College Apartment Tour

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Wow, can life drastically change in a matter of weeks or what?? I’m happy to say my life has changed in a positive direction! By that, I mean school has started. I’m starting my sophomore (?) year at the University of Kansas, and I’m so excited for the semester to get into full swing. One of the best parts of this year? I’m out of the dorms, finally! I’ve moved into my first apartment, and LOVE it. Having my own bathroom is truly a blessing. Though my posting schedule may slow down, my goal is to produce higher quality content for you to read. Quality over quantity, right? So for my first post back to school, I wanted to show you guys my apartment! I hope you love it as much as I do! The theme for my bedroom that I was going for was sophisticated, but cozy. I chose industrial-style lamps and a metal marquee initial, as well as having other gold/silver/bronze elements throughout my room. To make it cozier, I added a fluffy rug and some personal elements, such as the dreamcatcher, world map, and “You got this!” wall art, which I thought was a perfect touch considering I’m a college student. One space I’m still debating on is my desk area. With limited surface area, it’s easy to want to put a lot of things there. A good rule of thumb when it comes to studying is working in an uncluttered area that isn’t distracting. At the […]

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