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Voices and Visions: Emily Dickinson (1988 documentary)

Biographer Richard Sewall and poet Adrienne Rich are among those interviewed!

As per request, I’ve decided to do a second part to my “Ultimate Survival Guide” series (well I guess I can call it a series bc now there’s 2 yay). I’ve got some tips for any high school newbie. ur not gonna die fam. i got u.

CLASSES/TEACHERS

  1. In high school, or at least my high school, we didn’t get to choose a whole bunch of our classes. We were told to follow the main curriculum and then we got to pick a few electives. I highly suggest a music credit. I was in band and choir and I loved it. There have been innumerable studies about how music positively affects the brain, so take a darn music class pls.
  2. High school teachers can be butt nuggets. I’m not going to lie to you. Some of them are upset that they have a Masters degree in education that took them 6 years to obtain and now they are teaching pubescent  teenage children. BUT some of them are literally the best human beings you will ever meet on this earth. So sometimes you just have to deal with some sucky teachers and be blessed by the great ones. 
  3. So in that same vein, don’t take criticisms too harshly. You are learning, growing, and becoming your own person. Don’t feel bad for not knowing quite who that is yet. Heck, I don’t even quite know who I am yet.
  4. Do as best as you can in classes from the get-go. It is significantly easier to start out with an A and relax all semester than start off with a D and then try to get it back up.
  5. Lanes is an awesome extension/app that doubles as a Pomodoro timer. It’s super cool.

STAYING ORGANIZED

  1. Use a planner or bullet journal. It is physically impossible to try to remember all the tiny things you have to do in a day. My current favorite (and the one I’m using right now) is the Me & My Big Ideas Happy planner. Plus, these are on sale since they’re 2015-2016! I’d say it’s similar to an Erin Condren planner, but more affordable.
  2. Don’t feel like you need to copy anyone’s organizational style just to impress others or some other reason. Do what works for you. Personally, I can’t put all the pretty stickers and stuff in my planner bc it distracts me and also I literally don’t have room for it. So don’t feel like you have to do certain things because it’s the “right” way to do it.
  3. Use a desk calendar. This one isn’t exactly necessary, but it definitely helps me. I write out all my exam dates so I know when they’re coming up and I can literally see when they are coming up. It’s a great way to keep studying priorities in check. I have one similar to this.
  4. In order to not forget things, write them down immediately. That way, you won’t forget after class and you’ll have everything down in a nifty lil spot!
  5. Get a routine down now, so college is easier. Going to university is a huge change in itself, don’t make it harder on yourself by not being ready. Establish a hygiene routine, study habits, etc. before the major stresses of college.

COMPATRIOTS (AKA FRIENDS)…AGAIN

  1. This one is pretty similar to my previous guide. Most of the time, people are pretty decent if you just introduce yourself. 
  2. Whether you go to a small or large high school, you’ll definitely end up seeing the same people more than once. So take that opportunity to relate to them! Strike up a convo about how much you hate your math teacher or something!
  3. Sit with people at lunch. And don’t be afraid to say, “hey, can I sit with you?” What’s the worst that could happen? They say no and then you don’t have to talk to them ever again!
  4. Don’t get sucked into getting a zillion social media apps. They’re dumb. When I was in high school, ask.fm was popular and there was sooooo much drama because of it. Just don’t be that kid.
  5. People that you think are “popular” don’t actually think they’re “popular”. So just be nice to them. People thought I was “popular” and I was just a nerdy choir kid who thought she was at the bottom of the heap. It’s all about perspective.

HOW TO NOT LOOK LIKE A FRESHMAN

  1. Walk on the right side of the hallway. Also don’t block the hallway or stand in the hallway or kiss in the hallway or run in the hallway. JUST DON’T DO ANYTHING BUT WALK IN THE HALLWAY. ok.
  2. Do not get literally everything you own monogrammed. I know they’re cute, but you just look super juvenile. I suggest getting one item monogrammed, like a tote that you bring to school. I wouldn’t put them on lunch boxes, notebooks, pencil cases, and the like. Too many are just tacky. Here is the bag that I got monogrammed and used as a backpack.
  3. Be kind and confident! Smile at people in the halls and look up from your phone every once in a while.

I hope these tips help you out! Best of luck in high school and beyond! Much love beebs.

xoxo, 

Haley

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The last but not least for starry cosmos month! 

This week’s entry: The Big Bang

(Will work on another starry q and a comic on Sunday!)

http://www.space.com/13320-big-bang-universe-10-steps-explainer.html

http://www.space.com/25126-big-bang-theory.html

http://www.space.com/13368-universe-dark-ages-survival-cosmos-evolution.html

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