I’m sitting here at the local UCSD Starbucks, sipping on some vanilla iced coffee, and just enjoying my last few minutes of calm before the storm that will be a crazy senior year. I’ve been kind of postponing writing this Friday chit chat because of the excitement of finishing yet another internship. It’s time to reflect on what was an incredible summer. So if you are interested in learning about some of the personal lessons and reflections that have come from a summer on the Pacific, keep reading!!

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You’re probably sick and tired of hearing all about my LA trip, but I also loved that weekend in the City of Stars and I just have more to share. If you follow me on the multitude of social media accounts that I run, you know that I love a good mural. And if you don’t, what the heck? Go check out my personal Instagram here and follow the blog account here. When I got to out Airbnb in West Hollywood, there was a pretty little booklet in a basket with water and towels and what not lying on the bed.

A walkable mural crawl of West Hollywood including all the best Melrose murals and some break spots for brunch and coffee in between photo ops.

My hosts were a genius because it had a list of all the fun murals you could find within a short walk from our place! Did I mention we picked the best location ever? Okay, well we did. I loved being right off Melrose and a close walk to Alfred’s and Urth and apparently a gazillion murals. So, today I’ll walk you through the murals we passed and share some pictures!! All edited with the new presets I made. Man, Lightroom is my jam when I’m not churning out science things. Let’s get into it! View Post

As the eldest sibling in my family, I had absolutely no idea what to expect going into my freshman year! I remember reading just about every college blog post on Pinterest, trying to absorb every piece of information I could about what the next 4 years of my life would be like.

While everyone's freshman year is different, here are some general things that you can expect during your first year of the best four years of your life!

As someone who’s about to enter her fourth(!) year of college, I can say with confidence that it all works out. Sure, freshman year isn’t perfect, but it sure is one hell of a great ride.

While everyone’s freshman year is different, here are some general things that you can expect during your first year of the best four years of your life!

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I think one thing almost every single college blogger can agree on is that every college gal & guy needs an agenda or planner. An agenda and a planner are logistically the same exact thing; that’s just the English language once again making our life harder. But yeah, so we all say you need one, but which one should you get?! I have had a different planner every single year since my junior year of high school! I also use more than one at a time now to organized different parts of my life.

How do you find the perfect planner for your college life? I'm talking about all my favorite planners ever on the blog including the Day Designer, Erin Condren Life Planner, and Lily Pulitzer agenda!

Choosing a planner can be overwhelming for some and perfect for others, which is really the theme of today’s post. I’m going to be breaking down each planner I’ve ever used and giving you the low down on the size, sturdiness, and who I think will love each one the most. These are 100% my own opinion and not everyone will agree with my insight, but something is better than nothing am I right? So, who’s ready to talk all about planners?!

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I don’t know how many times I’ve managed to mention that I’m going to be a senior in college over the past few posts, but y’all this is a HUGE deal. I’m not really ready at this point to say goodbye to my life at Carolina. I am ready for all the memories and opportunities that are sure to come my way in the next 12 months. Goal setting is one of my favorite things to do. I love posting them on here because I feel like it helps me stay accountable. Ya know why I’ve marked so many things off my 101 in 1001 list because it’s on the internet for everyone to see.

I wouldn’t want to be lame and only mark off one or two things, ya know. I’ve pushed myself in such positive ways during my undergraduate year and I’m ready for my last year of growth. It’s senior year baby, now let’s do some goal digging.

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OKAY, another year is coming. Have I told y’all that I started Game of Thrones? Hmm, well I did that. Anyway, today’s post is fun because I get to talk about some of my favorite bloggers. And honestly, these are some of the blogs that I read the most. I just love reading blogs from people I can relate to. As much as I would love to be working my dream job, engaged, and traveling every other weekend; that ain’t my life right now. For some reason, I have a hard time connecting to bloggers who are at that stage.

However, there are so many lovely ladies who are at similar places in life who I just understand on that level where reading a post is comforting in a way. Also, as you can see I read a little bit of everything. If you’re reading all these gals by the end of this post, I will have introduced you to some great content. But, I will also have you prepped for this next year. These girls come up with the best content!! So, you’re welcome in advance. Now, let’s get to it!

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