Life Lessons.

Clean your room Growing up, I liked cleaning my room. No bullshit. I’d begin with the most obvious things that didn’t fit the parameters of a proper, purposeful room. I’d put my dirty clothes in the hamper, toy cars in a box, sheets on the bed. I might come across a thing without a proper Read More…

College Tips & The Good Old Days

Once you turn 18 you are labeled an “adult”. But what’s that really mean? What all really changes besides the number of years you have been alive? Being this age can be very confusing because it is the transition from being considered a child into an individual who can basically do whatever they want…besides drink Read More…

Adults Need Help too

Just because you may be independent living by yourself now that does not mean that you cannot receive help from your parents. One thing I have learned is that if your parents offer help…TAKE IT. With adult life there comes a lot of things you might struggle with that you didn’t think you’ll have a Read More…

The more I learn, the less I know.

When I came to college, I thought I was just going to 13th grade to become a people expert and do big things. It was 2008 and I was 25. Neither of my parents had gone to college. Only a few of my friends had. The privileged ones. My perspective is that of a “non-traditional” Read More…

Freshman: Don’t be nervous.

Coming into freshman year at UW, you are bound to feel some jitters as well as excitement. One big thing someone told me at the beginning of this semester is don’t be afraid to be awkward.  When you first arrive, prepare for some awkwardness, talk to as many people as you can because down the Read More…

Lakeshore Lifehacks

`My favorite adulting life hack is applicable towards the select freshman who gets the gift of living in lakeshore for their freshman year. My dorm was my 12th choice, which I was naturally not excited about initially. Especially when all of my friends lived in Sellery, late nights of studying in Southeast often meant a Read More…

“Adulting”: Don’t Over Schedule

Freshman year I over scheduled myself. I constantly felt buried by classes, work and my social life. If there’s one piece of adult advice I’d tell my freshman self it would be to keep a lite schedule, giving myself time to explore interests. My schedule was overwhelming freshman year and I hope some of my Read More…