Thoughts & Advice for Freshmen Year

advice for freshmen year

this video was made in conjunction with the video on my youtube channel. c: It’s not exactly the same as this post has more information, but it has similar main ideas.

It is now almost the end of summer, which means back to school time for most of us who are still college-aged. I can now almost officially call myself a college sophomore, so I want to impart some of my newfound “wisdom” now that I’m no longer a wide-eyed, bushy tailed freshman. (more…)

[Review] Someone to Look Up To by Jean Gill

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Synopsis

‘Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.’ Les Ingham, Pyr International

By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill A dog’s life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.

How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother’s voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith.

One day, his human will come.

Review

This book, wow. A lot of times I like to stay within my comfort zone of reading YA/Historical Fiction/Realistic Fiction/New Adult novels, because with the limited time I have to read, I want to always pick something that I enjoy, and those are the “tried and true,” genres for me. It’s just much easier to find something I like there. That said, Someone to Look Up To far exceeded my expectations. (more…)

My Makeup Essentials

IMG_4049A little bit of a different post this week but in conjunction with my youtube video on my makeup essentials :)

I started wearing makeup at around the end of high school, and since my mom never wore any, I was completely perplexed on what to buy/get–is a finishing powder absolutely necessary for wearing makeup? What exactly does eyeliner do? If I just put on this peach colored blush, will I look weird? Can I substitute foundation with BB cream? Do I really need seven different types of brushes? (more…)

[Review] Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn

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If I stay, he will kill me. If I leave, he’ll destroy Addie and Drew.

Jillian Kane appears to have it all – a successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. For nine years, she has hid the bruises and the truth of her abusive marriage in order to protect Addie and Drew, knowing, if she left, Gordon would destroy her-destroy them.

When, in an act of desperation, she flees, her worst nightmare is realized, and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan. With Gordon in hot pursuit, there is only one inescapable certainty: No matter where she goes, he will find her. Kill her. And take her children. (more…)

Growing Up

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My summer is more than halfway over now, and with five weeks of my internship under my belt, I’m finally ready to write about it. I’m not going to lie–I’ve been putting this post off for a while now for two reasons: one to gather my thoughts together, and two to make sure the feelings that I’m feeling is not temporary.

For those of you who don’t know (and I’ve only mentioned this on Facebook so, if you are not a Facebook follower, then chances are you don’t know!), I scored an amazing opportunity this summer as an intern at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Never in my life during high school could I have imagined that as a freshman, I would be able to work there, and still, every day as I walked into work I feel the slightest bit of disbelief that I’m a CDC intern.

I think I might save my internship experience for another post on another day, but here’s what I realized: I hate growing up(more…)