My First Week Of School // Back To School 2018

Hey everyone!

The first week of school is finally over! I hope everyone made it out alive. For those of you who haven’t started yet, I wish you luck. For those who have, are you as tired as me?

I am fortunate to say that I love the program I am in. I love what I am studying. I know that the Arts, Literature and Language: multidisciplinary program (a college Art Degree) is the best fit for me. For some of you guys who don’t know my past struggles with school, I have a YouTube video all about why I dropped out of college. In brief, I went from a horrible horrible situation in my life to one where I feel like I can actually have a future. Though I was pursuing an art degree at another school it was not where I wanted to be.

My first week has been crazy. It has been trying to figure out a new sleeping schedule, it’s been figuring out how to eat, yup how to eat and where all my classes are and if I like the teachers. For the most part, I’ve been falling asleep super early and naturally waking up at 6 am yet I force myself to sleep till 7. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but it’s like I hate the idea of being up at 6. Like why wake up at a reasonable hour and get ready for school when you can rush?

I’ve also been eating less because I don’t have time to eat. Some of my days are back to back classes from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. I can’t just eat a full meal during class so it’s become eating little bits every now and again when I can. Also, cafeteria food is just not worth it! It was so expensive. I’m bringing my own food or waiting it out next time. (Which I usually do but the other day I was in a pinch).

So far I’ve been really liking my classes, even the classes I wasn’t too sure about. I’m excited to see where my classes will take me. All my teachers seem awesome and the actual content is interesting and engaging.

I have a locker buddy who is super nice but I’ve only seen her once. I leave most of my stuff in my locker much like I said in my backpack post. It’s been working out really well. I’m really happy with my decision to take fewer things to school. It has made my life so much easier. The only thing I will be adding to my bag is Tylenol because I’ve been getting a lot of headaches at school since it’s so loud and I think I’m tired.

I own an Apple watch. Over the summer I didn’t really wear it but I think I’m going to start wearing it more often. I noticed there were times where I wanted to know what the time was but some teachers are super strict about phone use. So I’m going to start wearing my watch so I can see the time. It’s such a super simple thing but I’m so used to using a phone to check the time. It doesn’t help that very few of the classrooms in my school have clocks. WHY? I don’t know! But I would love to know why.

So this is basically a sum up of my week. I’m super happy and can’t wait for the rest of this semester. I would love to know how everyone else’s first week is going? If this is not your first week of school I would still love to hear from you guys too!

Also if you guys didn’t see my last post I have created a Student Planner! You can purchase my planner on ETSY for is on sale right now for only 1.50$ for a limited time!!!! I swear that it is the best planner for your money and it will help you like crazy! Check it out here!

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My Student Planner // 2018-2019

Hey everyone!

I have some super exciting news for everyone! The day has finally come! My student planner is live on Etsy! You can get it for 5$ which is super cheap compared to the other student planners out there.

I really wanted to have a student planner this year but I just couldn’t find one in my price range or that I liked. So, I created my own student planner for all of you. My student planner is super easy to use and you can print it as many times as you want.

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I have everything including teacher and classmate contact pages, a homework schedule, a monthly and daily goal page and so much more. I desired a planner that was both easy to use and had everything I needed to get my ass into gear and get organized. I am someone that thrives the best when I am organized. I had a feeling some of you guys are as well. So that is why I created this planner.

Most of my competitors are selling their plan for 10 to 20$ so just for you guys mine is at 5$. You should get it while this offer lasts. Why pay the hefty price tag when you can grab this one for just 5$!

MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT HERE!!

My art classes really came in handy while creating this baby. Everything is made by me personally. I will also be taking requests for custom colours too. I’m really excited to hear what you guys think. Will you guys be picking one up?

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How To Nail Syllabus Week // Back To School 2018

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I start school in one weeks time and I am already mentally preparing myself for school. Don’t get me wrong I am very excited to go back to school but there is so much to do. Some people think that syllabus week is super easy and others think it’s very stressful. I fall under the in-between category. I know I have a lot to do but at least I’m not doing homework or projects yet. I thought I would share my best tips to do syllabus week the right way.

1. Read your syllabus before class

If your teacher posts their syllabus before the start of class I suggest reading it before class. Most of my teachers in the past have expected that the class read the syllabus and I’ve looked very stupid in the past for not reading it. If you take the 5 minutes to read your syllabus the class will make a lot more sense when the teacher is explaining things.

2. Buy your books beforehand

This may not be easy for everyone but I suggest buying your books for school before your classes start. I always try and go before my first class. Some teachers like to jump right into class, those are the teachers I like to call crazy. Still, it’s better to be prepared rather than not have your materials. I also find this eliviates the stress of waiting in long lines when the school book store openes. Beating the lines is the best way to go about it.

3. Create a schedule

I would honestly practice before school starts but create a sleep and wake up schedule. It will be a lot easier in the morning if you are waking up and going to bed at the same time everyday. I decided that I will be waking up at 7 am from now on. It’s one of the best ways to feel rested. You’ll be less tired if you are giving your body some consistancy. I find that syllubus week is the best way to decided what works best for you. It’s almost like a trial run of your school week. You’ll be able to see when it’s the best time to wake up everyday.

4. Know your schedule

This may seem like a given but I see people every year that are completly lost. At least have an idea of what your classes are. If you can look up the buildings your classes are in so you know where you have to be and when. I am lucky this year I am mostly in the same two buildings which will make it easier to get to my next class.

5. Ask questions

I am the worst at doing this myself but on syllubus week it’s the best time to ask questions. Don’t understand something on the syllubus? Aren’t sure if you’ll need the exact copy of your textbook or novel? Ask. It’s really that simple. It’s way better than getting a couple weeks into class and have no idea what’s going.

So here are my top 5 tip for syllabus week. Is anyone else excited to go back to school?

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Why I Don’t Use a Backpack! // Back To School 2018

Hey everyone!

It’s back to school season! Who else is super excited to go back to school, cause I know I am? I thought I would make a back to school series for the next few weeks leading up to school starting. I will be going back to college this year for my second semester and I am really in love with what I’m studying. I really wanted to share my tips and tricks and maybe even some inspo for you guys for back to school.

So I know the title may be surprising to everyone. No backpack? Then what do you use? Now, let’s start at the beginning before we get ahead of ourselves. I have always used a backpack since my first day of pre-school all the way up to last year. I have had them all, the ones with my favourite animated characters, the suitcase backpack, the fashionable backpack, you name it I had it. Last year I ended up using a very ugly but sturdy backpack. I was just lugging around so much stuff that I needed something that could hold all my stuff.

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This year I decided I was tired of it. I was tired of carrying around all this shit that I didn’t need. I was tired of my bag being so heavy for no reason. So I decided this year that I was done with it. I was not living that hell again. I bought myself a large purse and said everything is going to fit in here whether I like it or not.

You can actually grab my exact bag here. I love Aldo! Their bags are always amazing! Honestly, if you’re looking for a good quality bag they are the place to go.

Now it was time to get rid of all those extra things. I started off first with my notebook. I had the amazing idea of using a 5 subject notebook last year for all my classes. I think it was just super easy to know that I had all my notes for all my classes at all times. The only problem is that the notebook was heavy. So I was super excited when I saw that they sold 5 subject notebooks but smaller.

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Then it was to take out the 2 or 3 pencil cases I had. I only very used like three things, a pencil, an eraser and a pen. I didn’t need all the colourful pens and the sharpies and all the extra little things I had in my pencil cases. I downsized to one pencil case that really has the bare minimum. The only thing I added to the three things listed above was white out and highlighters and one sharpie. Now it’s light and I only have to worry about one pencil case.

Next, I decided to get rid of the three agendas. Yes, I had three agendas. One for school and one for personal/ school stuff. I decided to condense everything into one agenda. It’s actually a teacher’s planner. I bought it for like 1$ at Target when I went to visit my friend Lauren. I realized a teacher planner was perfect to see when my homework and exams were. I also noticed I never really used my personal agenda. I just didn’t think to use it. Everything is already on my phone so I didn’t need it. That again frees up a lot of space.

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School books. They are a pain in my ass. Now that I’m in college I have a lot more textbooks. Last year I left all my textbooks at home and brought them to school when I needed them. I had a locker, everyone! Yet I chose to have all my books at home. This year I am determined to do a 360 and bring home the books I need rather than have to lug them to school every day.

I was bringing a water bottle and a travel cup to school every day. I would have my tea in one and my water in the other. Liquids get heavy! Plus I would just have an empty travel cup to carry when I was done my tea. I don’t believe I need to drink a tea to be awake in the morning. I prefer just drinking water. I feel like a nice cup of cold water in the morning wakes me up better than any caffeine does. So I am dropping the caffeine in the morning from now on.

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Two books usually ended up in my bag. In case I got bored with the one book I was ready I would bring another one. So yeah, I will be sticking to one book at a time. I don’t think I need to make it clear that books get heavy. I will be working on not bring a ridiculous amount of books too school.

I have never once used a personal hygiene bag every in my life. I have never used a toothbrush or deodorant or floss or band-aids or any of those little things. They were just taking us space in my bag. The only things I do use is Tylenol/Advil and a tampon. So I will leave a small container of pain relievers in my bag and tampons when I need them. I will probably have a separate bag for the days I have gym class with deodorant and perfume because I have a class after. That I will leave at home and just throw it in my bag on the days that I will need it. Other than that it’s really a waste of space to have all those things on a daily bases. If it works for you that’s awesome but for me, it’s just clutter.

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So these are all the reasons why I will not be using a backpack every again. I want to have a more minimalist school year. I wrote this post not to make anyone think that my way is the only way but more to not make the same mistakes as me. You can put all the things I’m bringing to school into a backpack. I just simply chose a bag because to me it’s more fashionable.

I want to know, do you guys bring backpacks to school? Are any of you stuck in the same runt as me bringing too much stuff to school? Leave me to comment I would love to know.

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It’s Finals Time – Top 3 Tips to Ace Those Exams

Hey everyone!

Finals start this week and I wanted to share some of my favourite tips for staying motivated and relaxed during this week. I think we all need to be told that we will survive and everything will be okay and you will survive this week.

1.Get Some Sleep

I think this is my favourite tip by far. Sleeping helps so much to keep you ready for the week. If you sleep better you’ll be more alert and ready to study or take that exam. I think this is self-explanatory on why you should be sleeping but I know how this week can get. Don’t bother with late nights trying to cram in everything last minute. Night time is for sleeping. Try and shoot for 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

2. Schedule Your Studying/Projects

Honestly, this was the best thing I ever did. Instead of staying up all night writing that 1000 word essay or studying till I can’t stay up any longer, I look at my schedule and dedicate time to doing everything. On Monday’s I have a 4-hour break so instead of going home or watching YouTube videos I do a big chunk of work. I wrote most of my 2 essays and got some studying done. (I also edited a video and wrote this blog post) This helps so when I get home I don’t have to do it all at home when I know I won’t want to.

3. Have a Visual Schedule

I made a video about this and it’s up on my YouTube channel. Briefly, I like to see when everything is due and when I have exams. This helps me sort out what is the most important thing to do and when to do them. You can see more about it here:

 

I hope this helps some of you guys. When are your exams? I would love to hear some of you guy’s tips!

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The Best Studying Space!

Good evening everyone!

It’s almost mid-session for me which means I have so much school work I think I’m going to go crazy. I have been doing hours of homework while trying to maintain my blog and youtube channel. It’s been a lot of work.

I know that a lot of you guys are in the same boat as me. Exam season is coming and you need a place to study. I thought I would give you guys my top advice on study spaces.

I usually use my deks to study or I sit on my bed. I used to sit on my bed to do everything. It’s just so comfortable. Over time though, I learned that I would slip into bad habits and watch a youtube video instead of studying. I still sometimes sit on my bed to do work but it’s mostly if I have to read something now.

I like to use my desk. I’ve had this desk from Ikea for some time now. I just never used it. It would be my collection station. I would just dump stuff on it and never actually use it. Now as shocking as this may seem, desks are great for studying!

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I’m a College Student: Through My Eyes

Let’s start with this. I had a bit of anxiety when I sat down for my first class. The last time I went to school full time did not really go too well. I was nervous. I was really scared that I would hate it and drop out again.

For the last couple years of my life, I have struggled with school. I felt unmotivated and just like a failure. I could do a full blog post talking about my struggles with schools if anyone would like.

I was walking around the school between my classes today and felt excited. An emotion that I haven’t felt in years when it came to school. I had walked through the halls of this school a few times when I wasn’t a student here. Now I feel like it’s mine and I am a part of something. It’s like I subconsciously know that I will get the education I need to launch my career. I missed going to school, I missed liking school.

I am hoping that this feeling sticks for the rest of my time in college. It’s nice to wake up in the morning and want to learn. I am finally doing what I want to do. I am getting what I wanted. It took a lot of hard work and dedication but I did it. Here’s to me getting my degree.