Tips & Tricks for College Freshmen.

College Routines, Tips & Tricks

 

It’s back to school season and a lot of us are heading off to college. Some will be heading off for the first time, and others will be heading off back again. Starting college can be as much as exciting as frightening.

Last year I head off to college for the first time. Along the year I learned a lot of things related to different situations. As easy as going to classes and as difficult as preparing a healthy meal for yourself.

First things first: You can deal with everything that happens along your college experience. You don’t need to be afraid. Live and learn about this amazing phase. This tips or advice are just things that worked for me during my stay in college and are still working.  The word college will be popping in this post A LOT. 

SCHOOL RELATED:

  • Your schedule will be given by your college the first semester. This is going to be according to the degree your going to major. Unfortunately it’s not gonna happen again in future semesters and you’ll have to enrol your own subjects. TIP: You need to check different types of schedule that can work for you. Check your degree study plan so you are aware of which subjects you should check out and which you shouldn’t.
  • Be prepared with all your school supplies. TIP: College doesn’t work anymore like highschool. So you are not going to use a lot of school stationery supplies. Don’t spend a lot on stationery items. For all the school supplies lovers, I get you. It is devastating.
  • There’s not a lot of working space on your dorm desk. All your papers and school supplies will be all over the desk area. This can be a little annoying, because the amount of space left to do homework or projects will not be enough. TIP: Buy on budget desk organizers. Those will work perfectly and will save a lot of space.              11-desk-organization-hacks-feature5c8672f20bdd25dcf842200bcde3f70f
  • When it comes about homework and projects. Be sure to know the exact day of delivery of each assignment. This is crucial, usually this type of work is high part of your grade. TIP: Buy an agenda to write down every single assignment and the final date that you will need to hand it over. If this doesn’t work for you, write it down on your phone and put a reminder on. 
  • In college most of the projects will be done on your laptops. TIP: Make sure you have a clean desktop. Make different folders for each subject so you have all your work organized. 
  • Take time to learn more about your professors. They will be an important part during the year.
  • Make time to socialize and make good friends. You never know what experiences you can have with them. TIP: Be friendly and kind. 

DORM ROOM RELATED:

  • You MUST know which things you’ll need to bring to college. Cause believe me if you forget something essential you’ll regret it so much. TIP: Check different lists from websites or apps like pinterest so you can have an idea of which things you should bring. In case you are not packing something essential those lists will remind you. You can also check my dorm room haul where I made a list of my college essentials. TRY NOT TO OVER-PACK!
  • Your bed is going to be your life saviour. So make sure it’s always neat. TIP: Make your bed as soon as you wake up. This will make your room look clean. 
  • Try to have a clean space. If you have a messy dorm you might not find what you need as easy as it should be. Why this? Cause the dorms are very small. TIP: Make a deep cleaning at least one day a week. Even if you just sweep it, the dorm will feel so much better. 
  • Roommates will be part of your college life. I know there are some colleges where you can have an individual dorm room or you can have a share dorm room.
    • Individual Dorm: Usually the ones that have one dorm room will be sharing the floor with other people. TIPS: Make sure you have a good relationship with the girls or boys you are living with. Try NOT to leave expensive or important things out of your own room. Don’t make a mess and try not to break the rules. RESPECT each other things. If you leave something on the common room of the floor make sure it has your name (I know this sounds like preschool, but BELIEVE. You’ll thank me later)
    • Shared Dorm: I personally do not have experience on this one, but here are some of my friends experiences. TIPS: Keep your side clean and always make sure you do not disturb your partner. Be patient and try to make a good relationship with the person you are going to live with for a year. 
  • We all love decor. Well not all of us, but for the ones out there. I got you! Usually dorm rooms are pretty small, so there’s not like a lot of space to decor at all. TIPS: Buy little frames or make your own. Little Polaroids do not affects anyone. Buy cute bedding and pillows and that will make a huge difference. Make sure to bring color items so it looks bright and joyful. Bring some home items, for those times when you feel homesick.

I think those are the most important things. If you think I missed something comment down below. And I’ll write about it in my next post. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE! xo

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Nobody Feels Themselves

Famous People

There are lots of articles and tweets among the web about famous people. They are having break downs. They are not feeling themselves. They are not inspired anymore. They feel powerless. They just want a little bit of time without the cameras and everyone watching them.

I mean a random person would think and ask “Why they say they are not happy, if they have a dream job and do whatever they want. They have enough money to buy an entire country. They live like kings and queens without worries” I have to be honest. I’ve said that. Buy I’ve never realized how hard it is for some of them. Cause unfortunately most of us don’t get to see the big picture.

I saw a movie called Be Somebody on Netflix. The movie it’s about a famous guy that it’s tired of doing what managers tell him and the big crowds that don’t let him rest for a minute. It’s a really good movie if you want to understand what artist have to go through their journey of success.

I thought for a while about what the movie wanted to say. If it was real or just one hour and a half of entertainment for the viewers. I realized that actually it can be very realistic. For example; I’m a huge fan of Shawn Mendes, he’s a guy that has a lot of fans, he’s music is amazing and he’s such a caring guy. Unfortunately he has anxiety problems. Personally I know how hard it is to deal with anxiety. Imagine feeling it when he needs to perform in front of an excited crowd of people. I mean that must be horrible. All that pressure of performing as best as you can, so your fans don’t get disappointed. (I get both parts, fans pay a lot of money to see their favorite artist performance, and yeah it could be horrible if your artist is not doing a good job)

Another example, Alisha Marie, a girl that has a YouTube channel and try to inspire people through her videos. But she feels uninspired. I mean how can you inspire someone if you’re not inspired at all. And she’s not the only one, I’ve seen tweets from LaurDIY, Caroline Tucker, Tiffany, Remi Ashten, Sierra Schultzzie; and they need space, they have to battle their own demons and they also need time to heal themselves.

“Pressure of fans can be overwhelming” as some of famous people say. I might not understand what being famous is, cause I’m not lol. But I know how loud fans can be, I mean I know their fans are the ones that make them success besides their talent. But maybe sometimes it’s so hard for them. They are normal people and need space sometimes.

Most of you might be thinking why I care about this or what is exactly my point. Well, I want people to be happy and to be grateful for what they have. I wish fans could understand how hard it might be for some celebs to be where they are and not give up. They’ve worked hard to be there and they want to help, entertain, inspire people. I mean the support should be there. But support and not hate. Support doesn’t mean being harassing artists or celebs in general. It means being on their highs and lows. It should be about positivity and love. Not talk because you can. Not offend because you can. We don’t know what’s really happening on their lives. Let’s not judge because of what our eyes can see. Cause there’s a lot we can’t see.

And this is not only for Celebs. Every single person out there that has an account on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram has followers. And comments should be about positivity, and not judgement. We need to start spreading more love and kindness not only for celebs but for everyone in general. I really want celebs to keep doing their jobs. Inspiring and creating new amazing things. I’m huge fan of several celebs, shows, movies, songs, etc. But I’m trying to stop dm them or getting angry because they don’t notice me. I mean it’s hard guys. All of those who like to fangirl might get me. They receive millions of comments, likes, dms, tags. Obviously they’re not gonna notice every single one of us. Be patient, one day will be your lucky day.

I hope this turns out the way I want & do not receive hate comments. I’m willing to listen others opinion.

Cody Simpson’s Concert 

Famous People
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Credits: @amanda_romero97

There are several artist that we love and would pay anything to meet them. Well Cody Simpson is one of my favorite artist since his first song was released. I’ve been following him through all his journeys and his different type of music. I actually had the oportunity to go to a Cody’s Simpson concert. I had Meet & Greet tickets and my guy best friend was my company.

It was a Friday night, we were arriving to the place the concert was taking place, we entered and made a line so we can have our turn to have our Cody Simson photo and our signed album or poster. I was really excited to meet him. When it was our turn to be with him I started shaking. I was so nervous. Despite that, the Meet & Greet experience was pretty awesome. It’s was quite short, but that little amount of time was extremely exciting. I had the opportunity to talk with him for several minutes. He signed my “Free” album, and I took a picture with him.

After the Meet & Greet, the concert took like 30 minutes to start. We were on the third row. So I was seeing him like really really close. The music was amazing, he was singing those beautiful songs. The crowd was singing as well. I really had a great time. The concert was amazing. It lasted like an hour and a half. But the feeling of seeing one of your favorite artist on stage is wordless.

I really loved my experience during the concert and the Meet & Greet. I would definitely repeat it again. At the end of it I bought some merch and left with a lot of satisfaction. It has been my favorite concert so far. Thanks daddy for the tickets!

Everyone It’s Worthy

Positivity

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Now a days I’ve seen a lot of hate on social media. People just talk without thinking what they are going to say. Mean comments are all over the web. Countries are losing their own minds and treat foreign people with hate and violence. Kids do not enjoy going to school because of the fear they have to bullies. Teens prefer to stay at home than explore the world.

Kindness should be winning against hate. But it seems that negativity and bad thoughts are powerful that positivity and happiness.

I’m not going to judge the world. But what I’m seeing is making me feel worried, cause many people is suffering. A lot of them at a young age. Suicide has increased a lot over the years and this really need to stop. Every single one of us is worthy, no matter the skin color, the height, the weigh, the country they’re from, they’re sexuality. Those are superficial things. What is really important is their soul and their actions, that is what matters, NOT THE WAY THEY LOOK!

YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL, YOU’RE SMART, YOU’RE AMAZING AND YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND KINDNESS, YOU’RE AWESOME DO NOT FORGET THAT!

Do not let anyone tell you how to dress, or what to eat. Do not let anyone tell you that you’re not intelligent or you are not smart enough. Cause believe me you are. Don’t let the haters discourage you, instead ignore them, let them talk.

I know it’s hard, not to let people let you down and make you feel less. Believe me, I’ve been there too. But whenever I think about those horrible things they have said to me, I just try to breath and thank those words, because I know that I’m not the way they say I am. I know what I’m worth. I know the way I act and most importantly I love myself for who I am. Don’t let strangers words define you, cause at the end the only words that should mind to you are your own. I believe in love, kindness, positivity and a better world.

With all my love, me.