how to pack your carry-on

how to pack your carry-on

I always have carry-on packing tips to share for any of my friends going on long-term trips. It seems like a lot of people are traveling right now, so now is a great time to share! I don’t consider myself a traveling pro – far from it, considering it makes me incredibly anxious – but I am an excellent packer. Only flight attendants do it better than me. Thankfully, I do not travel for work anymore, so packing a carry-on isn’t…

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10 tips for writing (when you don’t want to)

10 tips for writing (when you don’t want to)

It’s almost November (as in, tomorrow!) and that means it’s almost NaNoWriMo! Time to share some of my NaNoWriMo tips. November is my favorite month of the year for 1,500 reasons, but one of those 1,500 is because it’s NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, I’ll sum it up for you: Join an international community of people trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Even the years when I don’t have the time to truly commit…

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35 ways to say no

35 ways to say no

If you’re anything like me, you struggle with overcommitting yourself – and even more, you struggle with how to say no when you need to or want to. I love to feel like I’m wanted, and I love to be helpful to other people. Saying no might be one of the hardest things for me, because I never want to turn down an opportunity to help other people. I don’t like to turn down opportunities, period. That leaves me with…

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what you need to know about eating in Disney World

what you need to know about eating in Disney World

Eating in Disney World is a hot button topic for anyone who’s ever been. I have a lot of thoughts about it, and even though I might disagree with many of “the pros,” I like to think I at least try to take advantage of the best there is to know about Disney dining. Let’s break down some of the biggest things to know about eating in Disney World. Tips for making the most of eating in Disney World 1. Do…

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9 mistakes not to make on your Disney World trip

9 mistakes not to make on your Disney World trip

Heading to Disney World, or planning a trip? I have a few Disney World tips for you to make sure you don’t get caught making the same mistakes that I have made in the past. I love Disney World, and while I haven’t been 20-plus times like some people I know, this will be my fifth trip. I always use this book to guide my decisions and it rarely leads me astray. I don’t know all there is to know about…

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How to avoid the post-grad job hunt panic

How to avoid the post-grad job hunt panic

A lot of my blog post ideas come from experiences and conversations that I have, and this one is no different. Many of my college students graduating both in December and in May are starting to worry about finding a job after college. The panic sets in fast, and I remember it well from my senior year. Let’s talk through a few things you can do to avoid the panic and focus on what’s important, so you have a better…

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10 tips to making a resume that will stand out in the pile

10 tips to making a resume that will stand out in the pile

I have a lot of thoughts about resumes – I mean, a lot of thoughts – and I wanted to share a roundup of the best resume tips I have for anyone getting their resume in tip-top shape for the upcoming internship hiring season. 1. Keep it simple, stupid. This is my number one tip when it comes to resume tips. If you are not a graphic designer or applying to a creative job, you do not need a creative resume. If…

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things worth splurging on (and things that aren’t worth it at all)

things worth splurging on (and things that aren’t worth it at all)

Budgeting is always at the top of my mind, and I try to be wise about my spending and what I choose to spend money on. For me, there are a few things worth splurging on – otherwise, I try to be as thrifty as possible on all the others! If you’re trying to figure out how to set a budget or do a better job of sticking to yours, sit down and think about your spending priorities. What is…

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it’s time for fall cleaning

it’s time for fall cleaning

Every Friday, I sit down and make a list of everything I want to / need to get done over the weekend. Because I don’t do much housework during the week anymore, my weekend to do list includes a lot of that – laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming. But now it’s fall, which means it’s time to use my weekends to start tackling my fall cleaning checklist! Most fall cleaning checklists you’ll find will include things that only a homeowner would…

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it’s internship application season

it’s internship application season

All I hear the students talking about at the office lately is internship season! If you’re planning on snagging a top internship for the summer, many of those due dates are coming up right now. I wanted to share a few internship application tips, both for the actual application and for making sure you get all of your applications submitted on time. I’ve gathered these internship application tips from a few years of experience, both as an applicant and as a…

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