Tag Archives: College

Advantages to Not Dorming

prostonotdormingEvery high schoolers dream is to move out of their house and live on their own.  The best way to get the taste of the independent life? Dorming.  However, it is not the end of the world if you do not dorm whether it is your choice or not.  Many students tend to stay home and commute.  I am one of those.  I did not choose this upon myself.  My family is not very religious but when it comes to dorming or sleeping over and things like that, they have a firm say.  I did not argue and I honestly don’t feel like I miss out on too much.  Here are some pros to commuting instead of dorming.

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Back to School Fashion Series: Part 2: Boots & Booties

Boots and Booties

Hello Spices! I know school is approaching fast and it is officially back to school shopping time so I wanted to show you the different boots and booties there are out there, somewhere.  Fall isn’t fall without all the beautiful boots and ankle booties.  They just scream fall to me and I get really excited seeing less flip flops and more heels.

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Back to School Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Back to School Giveaway

Hello Spice Girls (and guys)!  With school coming closer and the weather that is bound to change, I found it fit to have a little giveaway.  I am having a giveaway with the wonderful Veronica from The Beauty Archive. We are teaming together to give you some great goodies!

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How to Choose a Major

How to Choose a Major

Young adults everywhere are packing up their things to start heading off to college.  Many might have their whole career mapped out in front of them, while others don’t know what they are going to study or do.  Don’t fret! Everyone has been there one point or another.  I was one of the hopefuls who was sure about going into Physical Therapy and I was a Biology major.  As September grew closer, I grew unsure and then I realized I didn’t love it.

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Back to School Must Haves

Back to School Must Haves

I don’t want to pop your vacation bliss bubble but September is fast approaching and with September comes back to school shopping.  Here is my must- have back to school list.

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Back to School, Back to Planning


*Quick Note: I have not been sponsored or paid for this post.  I am simply reviewing and introducing a product I really enjoyed.
With September fast approaching, I saw it fit that I got a new planner.  Being part of the Her Campus Blogger Network exposed me to some great products.  I was introduced to Erin Condren.  I was immediately smitten.  All her products are colorful and can be personalized to any extent, depending on how much you are willing to shell out.

I purchased the Erin Condren Life Planner.  The moment I got it I knew that I was going to have a blast using it.  I am kind of excited for school to start already!  I figured I can take all you Spices with me on the ride!

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Interview with Daniel W. Koch: Published Author at 20



Hello Spice Girls & Guys,
I had the pleasure of interviewing a young author who I found to be both inspiring and interesting!  I always love it when I find a diamond in the rough.  In this day and age, not many children are reading or find themselves inspired by writing.  Daniel managed to publish four books..all on his own.  I also was thoroughly pleased to find that we both had several similar tastes in shows and books, which made it all more exciting! If you want to read the interview and get into contact with Daniel, read on.  He is truly something! If you want some great summer books to read, I would recommend checking out his books, which are available on Amazon.com.  Thank you Daniel! Read More →

What I learned in My First 2 Years of College


I’ve decided to do a different kind of post today.  As I was walking/ wobbling down Madison Avenue today in my drenched flats, I was thinking about everything I learned in my first 2 years of university.  It’s been a whirlwind and I honestly can’t believe that when September arrives, I will be a junior at Montclair State University.  I am slowly finding myself but I know I am nowhere near knowing who I am and it’s ok, I will be sure of who I am in the next few years.

I switched my major and minor a few times.  I had enrolled as a Biology major to please my parents and I had thought I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. I stink at Mathematics and Chemistry, I did love Biology, but all those math classes and labs were going to be the death of me.  I switched right before school began to an English Major.  I’ve always been an avid reader and writer, but after getting terrible grades on my papers, thanks to a certain professor, my confidence was thrown out a window.  I finally decided to take a plunge and take an artistic route.  I’ve never been artistic but I was a shopaholic and could appreciate clothing.  I became a Fashion Studies Major.  I then added on a Communications Minor and a year later, I added on a Makeup Artistry Certification.

It’s okay to not know what you want to do right away.  Go into college undecided and take a few courses.  You will soon realize what you love or hate and it will be much easier to decide what you want to make you major.  Another great way, is to talk to your friends or advisor.
You should try to make friends.  It has been difficult for me to make friends as a commuter.  I go to school and then head home.  I do not have my own car yet as I do not have the funds, so I am often picked up by my father.  I wish I could be able to take a bus but since my school is in the middle of nowhere, it would take 3 buses and 5 hours. That’s like me going to another state!  I have made only a few good friends and sadly, one of them has graduated on.  I do plan on keeping in contact but I feel like I am all work and no play.  Try to balance your work, school, and social life.  It may be difficult but it will make everything much more enjoyable.

A great way to make friends is joining a club or organization.  If you don’t want to join a club or organization, then you could try talking to some people in your courses. I can say I don’t have many friends, but all you need is 1 or 2 really good ones!

Multi-tasking.  It’s a life saver.  If I didn’t multi-task, I would get nothing done.  Some might argue that multi-tasking stops you from focusing but I find that it gets everything done.  It’s also great to know how to efficiently prioritize your tasks.  Write them out and do them in the order you think will be best.  This is a great thing to know for future internships or careers.

Responsibility.  I can honestly say that I’ve become much more independent in my life.  As an only child, I’ve always had overprotective parents.  They’ve loosened their reigns a little bit and as a result I have been able to make my own choices.  I’m on internship #3, have a part-time job at Gap, and am a Social Media Director/Writer at Her Campus Montclair.  I’ve been able to work hard and I know they are proud.  I can honestly say I am proud of myself too!

College is what you make of it.  It isn’t all about the classes but it’s about a fair balance of studying, working, socializing, and relaxing.  I will be really sad when I graduate but I do not plan to let my studies stop there. I’ve decided a few months ago that I will get my GPA high enough to get into graduate school for Marketing, PR, or Communications.

If any of you have questions about university or any more questions about my experiences, feel free to comment below.  I would love to offer you my opinion and advice!


Spring = New Beginnings

I’ve been absent for a little and for that, I am sorry. Ever since I came back from Spring Break I have been drowned in tests, midterms, projects, and work. I’m glad to be a busy body though! I’ve been non-stop going to interviews as well. Hopefully I get a call soon!

Registration begins soon at my university and I am taking on a new challenge! I want to get a Makeup Artistry Certification. I am not that great of a makeup person but I want to learn to be able to do my own makeup even better. Yay!

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