Can I schedule some “me” time in my Google calendar?

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong. Quitting. What a scary word. Growing up, I was convinced that quitting anything was the ultimate sin. I … Continue reading Can I schedule some “me” time in my Google calendar?

Having a Sister With Down Syndrome Teaches Me More Than School Ever Will

It seems to me that there are misconceptions about people who have loved ones with disabilities. When I tell someone my sister has Down syndrome, the typical response is very delayed and hesitant, and it's something along the lines of, "Aww, she must be adorable!" I think sometimes people get uncomfortable; they don't know what … Continue reading Having a Sister With Down Syndrome Teaches Me More Than School Ever Will

The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping (College Edition)

Summer went by WAY too quickly and I'm a little pissed. Move-in day is creeping closer and closer, and so, back-to-school shopping season is upon us. Last year, I brought too many unnecessary items to school because I had no clue what I would/ wouldn't need; but, now I'm older and wiser, and I have … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shopping (College Edition)

4 Tips to Help You Save Money in College

https://soundcloud.com/maddie-merinuk/4-tips-to-help-you-save-money-in-college    1. Stop buying expensive drinks and snacks outside of school. I'm being a little bit of a hypocrite by saying this, but really, since I've tried to cut down on the Starbucks and other expensive, unnecessary foods, I've saved a pretty decent amount of money. The money that I've saved from cutting out … Continue reading 4 Tips to Help You Save Money in College

My Top 5 Travel Essentials

Summer is soon approaching, and for many people, that means that the window of opportunity to go on vacation is creeping up. Vacation can be really stressful… trying to organize where you’ll be staying, how you’ll be getting there, how you’re going to pay for it… not to mention all of the stress that builds … Continue reading My Top 5 Travel Essentials