one of my favorite things that ever happened was when my friend moved into her first apartment in college and her mom gave her sticky letters for the wall that said HOPE DREAM WISH. they hated it, so they put it in an anagram generator. for the next two years their living room had WHIP DEM HOES in giant curly red script on the wall.
I would like to add a category to the academia aesthetics called Realistic Acedamia and it’s where you show up to class everyday in jeans+hoodie with dirt cheap coffee and reduce Serious Conversations About the Nature of the Universe to memes.
Also includes messy handwriting, a collection of ugly free pens you got from library events, and complaining incessantly about your chosen area of study
My parents are emotionally abusive. They’re neglectful and hurtful. They’re not supportive of me, and I’m expected to do so much on my own.
I told my dad “hey I need a computer” and he told me “what about that (graduation) money I specifically told you to save for this purpose?” There was no “how much money do you have, let me see what I can do” or even “let me see if I have any computers you can have” it was specifically instantly a blame game that I (who has been out a job for months) didn’t save enough money, like I didn’t need it for gas and other purposes.
I’ve been looking for a job since May. I know that’s not long, but it’s difficult when there’s a pandemic and you tell them you can only work for a month or 2.
I need clothes, (I haven’t gotten new clothes/been clothes shopping in years) and a computer, so I can just be ok for college.
So I am asking, no begging for anything you can spare. If this post could reach 1000 people, and everyone of those people donated a dollar, then I would be ok.
If you can’t donate, reblogging is fine as well! I don’t have a very far reach on this platform.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance.
Useful and practical advice for everyone starting college
So… Yes, I graduated! To celebrate this, I thought it would be a good idea to pass on some knowledge to those new students starting college this year (I feel like a Senpai). If it was difficult for me, I cannot fathom how much difficult it’s going to be for you guys starting this year with all the things happening around the world. So good luck and I hope this really helps you out!
Try to get along with everyone. Look, prior to entering college I was asocial AF. It’s not that I was shy, I just didn’t like hanging out with people. However, my time in college taught me that interaction IS a very important part of life. I will be forever thankful to my classmates, who approached me on my first day (I entered college mid-year with no experience in business or economics. I was completely clueless). They were very nice to me and tried their best to explained how the school works, what classes we will be taking, what the professors and exams are like and such. Without their help, I would have had a harder time trying to get used to college. Truth is, you WILL need help at several points in college. And if you’re not on good terms with anyone, who will be willing to help you? No one. So don’t be a jerk and try your best to be nice and genuine with everyone in the class.
Help your classmates. Just as you will need help, your classmates will also need help. Don’t wait for them to ask you for help. Offer to help them if you can! This can help you make friends or find new study buddies. Do not underestimate the power of helping others. When you help people with something, it is very likely that they will help you back when you need to. They might even recommend you for a job or internship position just because you helped them.
Find one or two study buddies. Study buddies will make studying more bearable. The study material that you will get in college is nothing compared to high school. So having a few study buddies that can help you make summaries, explain and work together on assignments will make studying much easier! I remember I had a study buddy for one of my minors in which we had to learn 16 chapters. We divided the summary workload and took turns explaining the chapters we each summarized. We literally cut the study time in half because of this!
Keep in contact with your classmates and professors. Chances are you will be separated for some time during minors, study abroad programs or internships. But that doesn’t mean you have to lose contact with them. I’m not saying you have to chat with them every day. But contacting them once in awhile is good. I have been able to help some of my classmates with some subjects and applications. I have also become one of my professor’s running buddies. So keep in touch because you never know what good you can give and what good it might bring you!
Be persistent. I have had instances were my school coach has ghosted me AND the school completely. Putting my internship and thesis at risk. Shit happens. And when you see things taking a turn for the ugly, fight back with all you got to get things back on track. The truth is, college is a business. And it will continue with or without you. A bit toxic, yes. However, it is up to you to not let things go south! Take action. Contact your professor when needed. Contact the administration. Contact management. Be persistent!
Plan as soon as possible. Don’t wait for the first class to get your curriculum and then plan a week later. Download the curriculum BEFORE going to that first class. Plan BEFORE going to the class. Bombard your professor with questions regarding the curriculum on the first day. Make changes accordingly. Execute that plan ASAP. Your worst enemy is time. But your best friend is also time. The sooner you start, the more prepared you will be for your exams. Read more about how I plan here.
Don’t say “yes” to everything. Yes, I am guilty of this one. I learn fast. I’m young. I have lots of energy. I can do whatever I put my mind to. WRONG. This kind of thinking led me to severe burnout. I was helping my parents in their business. I was doing a full-time internship. I started my own business and had 9 clients. I was training for a marathon. Shit went down horribly at some point. I’m glad I went through that burnout because it taught me the importance and necessity to be balanced in life. And that my ability to say no is sometimes more important than my ability to say yes.
College is more than just learning theory. Look, classes are not the thing you should focus on solely in college. If there’s anything more important than classes, I would say is your ability to network and leverage this to get experience in the field. That is what college is about. College opens so many opportunities, not because of what they teach, but because of the resources that you are able to get. I’m not saying go slack on your classes, but keep in mind that a lot of times, people don’t hire because you have a perfect GPA.
Have a plan to be smart with your money AND stick with it. I had a plan to be smart with my money. And I did so for 3 years. But in my fourth year… I fucked up. Guys… stick to your financial plan and avoid goddamn headaches. Learn about budgeting,
Do not pull all-nighters. If anything all-nighters made me perform worse. Also, they completely messed up my sleeping schedule, which in return messed up my entire schedule. As a result, I would stress out because I was behind schedule and I did not have the energy to catch up. Guys, do not underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep.
Time batching will be your best friend. Having a set day to do similar tasks is honestly, one of the best ways to work. One day I would do all my homework for the week. The other day I would only study. One day I would do all of my house chores etc. It’s much simpler and effective this way.
Having a study routine will actually help you to pull a miracle. A lot of people swear by a morning or night routine. I swear by a study/ work routine. For real… why aren’t work routines more common? Once I start my routine, my brain knows its time to work and study and will not get distracted. You can read about my study routine more in detail here.
You will get fat pretty fast, so exercise. You will not have a lot of time on your hands. You no longer have breaks to play sports, you don’t need to go to gym class, you probably have a car now. Your sedentary life will pretty much begin in college. And because you have the money you will start eating out or order takeout. So EAT WELL AND WORKOUT. I realized that the weeks I ate healthily, were also the weeks I was more energized. So do these 2 things religiously.
Don’t be too uptight. Relax and have fun. If you’re the type A, teacher’s pet kind of student… don’t be afraid to loosen up a little bit. After my burnout episode I understood the importance of having fun once in awhile. Turns out that going to parties, clubs, having girls night out is a fun experience and you’ll look back at those memories with fond!
Start applying for internships as soon as possible. THIS. Honestly. Apply early. Finding an internship position isn’t hard. But finding the right internship place that will allow you to grow and learn and at the same time get along with the culture is MUCH MUCH MUCH harder! So take your time finding an internship. Go to as many interviews as you can. Don’t accept the first internship position because it’s the first you got. Look at it objectively and talk to others that work in that company. I had the opportunity to work for 2 days under the guidance of another intern before saying yes. Ask for a similar opportunity so you can test the waters before accepting the internship offer.
Taking care of yourself is harder than you think. Develop a routines. Stick to those routines. Develop a personal hygiene routine. A workout routine. Eat healthy. These things are easier said than done. Constantly work on these things. If you let one fall, others will start falling too. Self care is a work in progress so never stop improving yourself no matter how many deadlines you have!
Older students are a godsend. If you want to hear a goddamn unbiased opinion, please refer to an older student. The administration or professor might tell you a process or application goes a certain way, but the older students that went through it, know better as they literally had to go through it. The advice they will give you will be more practical than the advice the professors can give you. So listen to them carefully. They will also be able to help you with tips for exams, summaries or explaining. So be friends with them too!
Get a mentor. I was lucky enough to find 2 excellent mentors in my college journey. I became good friends with one of my professors, and she was the one that taught me all I know about personal investing. Honestly, she was the real MVP. Amazing professor, explanations were top notch, and really enjoyed her work. The second one, was my thesis coach. She helped me built my business and her expertise in the field helped me a lot in starting up. Don’t be afraid to ask your professors or experts in the field to help you get started! Sometimes, they are eager to pass what they know unto someone. You got nothing to lose!
Many students—including myself at one point—tend to think that making big strides towards their academic goals means also making drastic changes to how they’re used to approaching academics and studying; however, making big strides towards your goals oftentimes only requires that you make small changes in your day-to-day behavior. For instance, you can replace small unhelpful habits (like checking social media between classes) with small helpful habits (like reviewing notes or flashcards between classes). These little behaviors accumulate over time to lessen the burden of big tasks. They can also build a stronger sense of self-efficacy and mastery, both of which go a long way to motivating you when it comes to the bigger goals. Here are 6 small but powerful study habits that you can adopt:
1. Do 5 minutes of revision everyday by reading through your class notes and creating questions for yourself to answer at a later time.
Doing this will help you identify what you don’t understand early on so you have time to learn and ask questions. It also gives you a chance to practice and quiz yourself on material you may feel confident about. As a result, you might be able to narrow your focus on what you truly need to study come exam time and not waste time reviewing material you’ve already mastered.
2. Write down your homework and important due dates during or at the end of each lesson, ideally in a planner that you include other tasks and events.
This is one of the simplest yet most important steps you can take towards better academic performance. It ensures you meet your deadlines and can help you realistically visualize the time you have available in comparison to all your other tasks and events. If you don’t have an accurate sense of the amount of time and energy you have to complete a certain task or meet a deadline, you won’t be engaging in other small, helpful habits to work towards that goal.
3. Self-monitor your learning.
During class, ask yourself if you’re understanding what the professor is saying. While taking notes, reading, watching an educational video, or doing any other study task, ask yourself what the key points were and try to identify areas that you can’t articulate or summarize well. If you identify these areas and come up with questions, be sure to write them down and fill in the answer at a later time to measure how well you addressed those lapses in comprehension. If you find that the answer still seems confusing, you can then ask your professor for additional guidance.
4. File notes in the right place everyday.
Make sure that your notes for each class are separate from other classes and grouped with other related notes. It would be even better if each subject was filed or organized in a way that you can easily distinguish between units and sub-units within each class/subject. Keeping your notes organized allows you to easily revise and review. It also creates a mental image of the information. For example,if you have a specific method to organizing your notes and use that method to review them, then you may be able to imagine going through your notebook or binder to find a particular piece of information during the exam.
5. Read one online article or watch an educational video to supplement your classroom learning everyday.
Extra reading reinforces the ideas that you’ve learned in class and places them in a wider context. It also strengthens your critical thinking and comprehension skills.
6. Reflect often. Each day, ask yourself: what went well? What didn’t go well? How could you improve?
The more specific you can be, the better you can identify solutions to improve. It’s also helpful to ask these kinds of questions after big events like the end of a project, essay, exams, and the end of the semester.
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Warnings: college exams
stress, irate professor, male masturbation (self), prying eyes, unprotected sex with
NO ONE UNDER 18
A/N: This was based on
a dream I had the other night, where the reader is late for her exam in her
American History class. Her professor is extremely hot and is hot for reader. Professor
Rogers gives reader an alternative to finishing her final exam.
A big shot out to @waywardodysseys for taking the time out to proofread this for me. And to all the special ladies for all your love and support…ASSBUTT!
It was the most stressful
week but then again it was full of exuberance and completion. The end of the
year semester exams was upon the campus with a buzz that was deafening. College
students among the chaos and confusion hurrying around from class to class
and test to test trying to keep their head afloat and you were one of them. You
strategically plan each and every exam down to the last minute so there would
be no time wasted. You were proud of yourself feeling extremely confident for
each and every one of your exams except for one… American History with
To say that that man didn’t do things to your
lady bits would be an understatement. He had a way of presenting himself; his
strong demeanor his incredible body but it was those piercing blue eyes that
did you in every time he would glance your way.
You were one to always
sit somewhere in the middle even the back of the lecture hall if you found the
class to be mediocre or the professor to be boring but not Professor Rogers. He
alluded this scent that pulled you in day after day before you found yourself
in the front row admiring his tenacity to get through to all the students but
for you…it was the way he was trying to enter your mind.
At first shrugging it off as a mere OK he’s good
looking and you might’ve caught him glancing at you once in a while. You didn’t
contemplate anything of it not until your friends that attended the class
noticed it also. Week after week there would be little glances, touches, how he
would call on you more than other students in the class that you started to
realize there was something. So, with all that playing on your mind you decided
that his exam would be the last on Friday afternoon before you broke for summer
RATING: M/smut (cw: prior sexual harrassment mentioned)
WORD COUNT: 14.6k jesUs
He paid the price in Nora not being his. He couldn’t say anything when he saw guys looking at her from across the room, he couldn’t hold her hand when they walked down the sidewalk on campus, he couldn’t touch her whenever he wanted in public. There was a barrier they maintained during daylight hours—no contact in public. At night when everyone else was drunk they broke that rule and could barely keep their hands off each other, lasting on the dance floor of the parties for a mere thirty minutes before going up to Harry’s. But he couldn’t show her off the world, couldn’t sing her praises, couldn’t call her his. At least, not in the way that mattered. He called her his during sex, but that wasn’t the same, he couldn’t distinguish the fervor of sex from the reality of his feelings. And it pained him more than he had expected.
Because he was Nora’s.
She just wasn’t his.
Nora can’t figure out what she wants and Harry gets hurt in the process. (part three of this / fratboy!harry)
hello! i finally made it to my 100th day of productivity!! i’m honestly proud of myself. however, i do want to improve myself because there were times when i was very inconsistent. still tho, doing this really helped me keep track of my schoolwork + it really boosted my drive to stay productive. anw, i hope everyone’s having a great day ♡
Hi friends! I recently did a short job renovating a Dollar Tree and I personally didn’t know all the stuff you could get for a dollar, so if you’re on a budget please go check them out! Here’s some things I stocked this week that you can purchase for a dollar:
Full tubes of toothpaste, brand names to like Collgate.
Packs of toothbrushes.
Packs of flossing picks.
Full sized bar soap. I didn’t know they have Dove and Irish Spring and all that!
Full sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner from brands like Suave.
All kinds of brand name deodorants.
Four packs of toilet paper.
Packs of gallon sized Ziploc (the brand) bags, sandwich bags, and trash bags.
Big laundry baskets and storage containers.
Full sized rolls of tin foil and baking sheets.
Glassware! Wine glasses, cups, bowls!
All kinds of quality dishes actually. And they’re cute to! You can get ceramic plates and mugs and bowls all for a dollar! And silverware!
Packs of hangers.
Laundry clips and clotheslines.
Cleaning supplies like bleach and Windex.
All types of quality tupperware from Betty Crocker or Rubbermaid. Anything from a six pack of one cup sized or a full two gallon container and lid.
300 pack of q tips.
Full sized bags of cotton swabs.
Brand name pain medication like Alieve and Advil.
Jars of Vasoline.
A note on brands: Dollar Tree carries a LOT of brand names but they also have their own brand called Assured and from what I can tell Assured is a very similar quality. If you look at the ingredients its usually pretty similar.
Tampons! They’re not huge packs (as with most things, buying in bulk IS CHEAPER) but if you only have a dollar, go get some!
Pads too! Lots of them!
A bunch of office supplies like pens and notebooks and calendars.
Full sized gallons of water and half gallons of juice like apple juice or cranberry.
Spices! You can get shakers of garlic salt or cinnamon or pepper!
Full sized boxed of off brand cereal.
Clothes? Like you can get shirts and socks and beanies and gloves. Cute scarves to! I did not see any pants.
A lot of smaller things like candy or cards or less than a dollar too, most things being 50 or 80 cents.
Anyways, yes most things are cheaper in bulk and yes make sure you look for quality especially with cosmetics. I have sensitive skin so I didn’t list their skin products because I personally haven’t tried them. But. The store I worked at was classified as small and we still had all of this stuff so if you need something cheap please check the Dollar Tree first!
Oh my GOD I love MIT’s admissions… they give you the option to put your preferred/desired name if you’re trans and then ASK YOU IF YOU NEED YOUR WRITTEN MATERIALS TO USE YOUR BIRTH NAME SO THAT TRAMSPHOBIC PARENTS WON’T SEE THAT YOU’RE TRANS/NB. I have literally had to misgender myself on every other college’s site out of fear that my parents would figure it out, thank you MIT!!
It’s been a while since I last posted, I’ve been spending my whole day going through my notes and repeating out loud (._.)
I was very anxious about this exam because it’s a pretty big deal… Well, I passed! It’s just one of the many I have to do this semester so I can’t just relax lol but my professor told me some positive comments I wasn’t expecting at all and this gave me a confidence boost! Let’s gooooo~
Also!! During my absence this blog reached 1000+ followers, can you believe that?? Because I don’t think I can! Thank you all so so so much, I’m happy to have you all with me in this crazy journey called life 🥺
Here’s my little present: a cute pic of my cat living her best life on my exam materials 😽
College Packing- What They’ll Never Tell You to Bring
As a former military kid, boarding school attendee, and four year RA- I have a lot of experience moving around, living in dorms and packing for them. I know that college looks a little different this year, but I figured I’d write down a few things that you won’t find on any packing list, as well as bullshit you can leave behind.
1. Bring safety pins, not a sewing kit.
Unless you already know how to sew, don’t bother packing a full kit. Safety pins can be used for curtains, creating blanket forts, pinnng bra straps and are way more useful.
2. Don’t bring a printer. Just don’t.
Printers are incredibly difficult to pack without breaking them, they’re hard to fix by yourself, and ink cartriges are a straight up scam. Most campuses have dozens of accessible printers, and 10 cents a page is well worth not having to hassel with your own printer.
3. Bring an interview outfit & a few copies of your resume.
Lots of colleges host job or internship fairs, many host symposiums or public lectures that are free to attend. A big part of college is meeting new people and forming connections- having a professional outfit ready will make a good impression.
4. Bring spices, don’t bring a ton of dishes.
If you have a meal plan, you don’t need a ton of dishes other than a few for snacks and reheating leftovers. Spices improve pretty much anything, and add variety to otherwise standard cafeteria meals.
5. Bring area rugs- not a carpet.
Some colleges let you buy carpets and have them installed in your rooms in advance, others already have carpeted rooms. Yes, tile can be cold- but it’s way easier to clean than carpet.
6. Bring a swiss army knife, not a tool kit.
Lots of packing lists will recommend a tool kit, which is pretty much useless after move in day. A swiss army knife (or generic equivelant) will be able to fix most things & is a lot easier to carry. Bonus- they usually come with a bottle opener. A small flashlight is a good idea too.
7. Bring a first aid kit, but don’t go overboard.
Bandaids, cough drops anti-allergy/decongestant, tylenol, anti-nausea, dayquil & nyquil. That’s the basics. You can add other things as needed, but don’t feel like you have to pack an entire ambulance.
8. Bring a deck of playing cards.
Ordinary playing cards are inexpensive, portable, and can be used for a variety of games. They are especially useful when the power goes out, and make for an easy icebreaker.
Bonus:If you don’t menstruate, seriously consider packing a thing of pads or tampons and keeping a few in your backpack/room. You never know if one of your friends might need one, and it’s nice to be helpful.
If you have any questions about dorm life or college in general- please let me know, I’d be happy to help!
hello everyone! my name is val and, although i’ve had this blog for a while now, only recently have i decided i will start posting original content and join the studyblr community. below this intro post i have reblogged tons of references and resources for my current and future studies, but i hope to be able to make posts like this in the future, as well as create some aesthetics with my own study materials and notes.
- my name is val
- i am sixteen years old (close to seventeen)
- senior in high school
- entj, slytherin/ravenclaw (i have been told to fit the categories of both!), type cd (disc test), enneagram type 1, and a libra
- from the united states
- speak two languages (english and spanish) at a b2 and above level; french (a2), german (a2), mandarin (a1), russian (a1), arabic (a1), asl (a1)
- ib diploma candidate for m21
- looking to major in biological sciences, focusing on genetics and molecular biology
- minor in anthropology and/or linguistics
- extremely interested in natural and human sciences, but also passionate about history
- career goals: medical researcher and ultimately a university professor
- languages: i love having the ability to communicate with others from around the globe. my current focus languages are arabic and french, though i continue to study german, russian, and mandarin chinese (as well as some asl on the side)
- mythology (not just greek- i study myths from across the globe and i particularly love the myths from ancient mesopotamia and egypt).
- genealogy and ancestry is also something extremely personal to me. as i continue to grow i am trying to learn more about my family’s culture, backgrounds, and past as they came from so many different countries and places
- reading (fiction and non-fiction!) and writing! at the time of posting this i am currently reading i am malala by malala yousafzai
- film: i have quite a few favorite shows/movies including orange is the new black, breaking bad, avatar: the last airbender, game of thrones, and avengers: infinity war (and the majority of other marvel cinematic universe movies)
- i love the sidemen (british youtuber group) and they are basically the only youtubers i actually watch
goals & why studyblr?
- i chose to make this intro post and studyblr to motivate both myself and others online to continue pursuing their interests. finding something i am passionate about only kickstarted my future, but continuing along with motivation and work ethic only pushed me forward. i look forward to inspiring and/or helping others as much as i can, and perhaps we can work together to build up our motivations with each other
- current goals: university applications; language studies; gpa and essays; research
I have let my brain turn off completely the past few months and I am currently trying to get slightly more productive so when uni starts in September it won’t be as bad. Trying to come up with a subject for my thesis and secretly wishing it was autumn 🍁
If you’re an introvert you’ve probably at one point or another wonder how you’ll make friends in college. I know that we introverts don’t like to initiate conversation because we’re so content in our own company it’s hard to put ourselves out there to meet new people. However, making friends is a big part of the college experiences and I’m gonna share 5 ways you can make friends in college even while maintaining your sanity and having enough me time:
Study in common areas: This is a simple low-stress way to meet people. Usually, you can study by yourself and still get that feeling of “alone” time. It also increases the odds that you might meet someone and the odds are the persona might also be an introvert as well and you’ll have more to connect with.
Go to interest invents: if you’re an introvert and you want to put yourself out there, you’ll want to do it ins place where you’ll find like-minded people. It will be more fruitful for you because instead of raking up friends you have nothing in common with you’ll usually find a solid handful who have similar interest to you. Interest events include clubs, campus events and shows that your already a fan of.
Social Media: This is an underutilized tool for us introvert. If you’ve met someone in a class or walking around campus but you haven’t gotten a chance to build up a solid relationship with them, it might be worthwhile to follow them on social media 1) it will break the ice and make you feel more comfortable approaching each other 2) it will give you a better idea of whether you guys even have anything in common. I’ve maintained several casual friendships online that have transformed into IRL friendships and the best part is you don’t have to leave your room.
Steal your friend’s friends: if you already have a handful of friends that you’ve met in college but you’re looking to branch out, it might be a good strategy to try to make friends with your friend’s friends. 1) you’ll probably like them because you like your friend 2) you’ll probably see them more often because of your friend’s association with them. Don’t be afraid to strike up conversations with people that are close with your other friends. It’s actually ironic that several of my best friends were friends of people I was friends with.
Be approachable: Easier said than done, but an effective way to make friends that doesn’t always have to be on your end. By being friendly and comfortable in your own skin you actually make it easier for people who may have wanted to be friends with you to make that first step. Maybe if someone comes up to ask you something you can have a conversation with them instead of climbing back into your introvert shell. By simply turning everyday interaction into a chance to build new connections and friendships you be surprised the number of people who probably already wanted to be friends with you!
With that being said making friends in college is hard and it takes time! Don’t be afraid to go through some trial and error when trying to create your friend group. Just keep doing things you like and listen to your intuition when it comes to the people around you. Spend time with people who make you feel comfortable and welcomed and distance yourself from those who don’t. It’s better to have a handful of reliable friends you can count on than a dozen friends who aren’t there when you need them. Good luck and remember that everyone deserves love and compassion.
24th of June 2020 First original post, oh my. I’m taking two classes this summer, both of which are part of a professional certificate for museum studies; one started yesterday and one started today- so far, they’re super interesting! One is about the origins and issues of museums, while the other is about learning in museums. I’ll keep you updated about how they go!
Schedules are super important. Schedule time to study. Schedule time to relax. Schedule time to take a walk or jog. Keep at your schedule to form a habit. Once something becomes a habit it’s much easier to do and also can bring enjoyment from doing the thing
the best (academic) writing advice i’ve ever received
I took an introductory “writing intensive” English course my first semester of college and one day I met with the prof over a paper I was really struggling with. I had a lot of Thoughts about the text but I was having trouble distilling them into a cohesive essay, MUCH less a thesis sentence. She told me this:
“Your thesis statement is the hypothesis that the rest of your paper is testing. Write what you want to test, write your paper, and then go back and see what you proved.”
Maybe this is something a lot of people have heard but it changed my writing for the better!
My name is Talia and I’m 18 years old and starting my second year of college. I’m not living on campus in the fall but I still need a car to drive to work and eventually to campus in the spring. I’m in desperate need of help with saving up for a car. I don’t make that much at my job and I don’t get many hours so my checks are barely enough to pay for my summer classes. I’ve considered getting a second job but my mom won’t let me. I’ve made posts like this before asking for help but I never get any notes because a lot of my followers are inactive. It may be tough to help out at a time like this but a simple reblog may get this post to someone that can help.
Mostly unrelated to the fact that I presumably have COVID, though decided the same day my symptoms showed up, I’m mostly announcing this because this caused me a lot of stress and I hope that me doing this will make the decision a little easier for other people:
I’m taking a gap year in my college degree.
I’m three-quarters of the way done with my Astronautical Engineering degree, and I’m taking a gap year.
It’s crazy, it’s insane, but I’m doing it. I have too many health issues and I got extraordinarily lucky this time with how mild my symptoms are so far, and Trump is pushing the schools to reopen and. I just. No. That’s literally a biological bomb waiting to happen, and America is too fucking stupid.
So. I’m waiting a year, and seeing if we can sort this crap out, and I’ll be saving money to finish my last year and a half/two years. I’m hoping that I can finish some of my WIPs (HA!) during the next year.
What’s a good life plan for girls who desire to live in a life of luxury but know that school isn’t their thing?
I’m going to keep it real because I want you to win: school isn’t most of our “thing”; we do it because we like the results When teachers parents and professors say you go to school don’t listen most rest us want connections, to party, security, money, a degree to look good on paper, and then education. Consider a certification. I made a post on high paying careers that don’t require a degree. Check #career advice
There are ways around going to school and acquiring a luxury life but they tend to be more fickle and lack security. Most of the young women I know of who required such success have gotten it via luck, talent or unconventional ways. For instance some are tall thin and have nice skin so they become a runway model even if they aren’t a top model who is booked and busy they may social climb, get job offers because of their fashion insight and then marry rich. (Actresses too) Then there are influencers who are balling right now but I’m not sure how they will be in 10+ years because many don’t marry rich or turn there business endeavors into corporations, same with strippers. There are also women who had jobs secured before even graduating because of nepotism. You will have to look at what you have under your belt right now: are you pretty, where do you live, your parents class and are they married, your race, how many languages you speak, your ethnicity, any talents. In that list, do you have privileges? Never depend on luck on anomaly success stories. Ultimately it depends on how fast and how bad you want it.