All posts tagged: create

Burnout: How To Deal

As I write this, I’m mentally ticking off all of the tasks I’ve done and I’m dreading the many I have left to do. It’s all too easy to let the assignments pile up and no matter how productive you are, eventually it all gets to be a bit too much, and you burn out. I’m no stranger to this phenomenon. In fact, you might call me the Queen of Burnout. I spent last summer completing two internships, writing for three online magazines, and working two jobs. I’d start most of those summer days waking up at 5 a.m. and getting home after my second job around 1 a.m. It was exhausting. But, I’m a go-getter. I thrive off of busyness, which often causes me to overcommit. It seems to work at first, but then I get tired, burn out and wallow in my inability to do a million things and be a million places at once. I’m clearly no expert on how to keep burnout from happening, but after going through it so many …

Music Picks: May 2016

I finally saw Ellie Goulding this month and while I’m super stoked about it, she only played half of her set because of weather conditions. A little disappointed, but she’s all I’ve been listening to the past few days. I’ve also been listening to a lot of retro and retro-inspired music lately, like The 1975’s new album, some WALK THE MOON and some Hall & Oates for good measure. Here’s my May 2016 playlist:  “She’s American”- The 1975 “Shine”- Years & Years “Two Years Ago”- Ellie Goulding “Kiss It Better”- Rihanna “Aquaman”- WALK THE MOON “3 Strikes”- Terror Jr “Maneater”- Hall & Oates

What Every Minimalist Should Have In Her Bag

Minimalism was probably one of the hottest trends of 2015 and thankfully, it looks like it’s here to stay. The “less is more” philosophy of minimalism is something that we can all apply to the different areas of our lives, including our handbags. We all have that friend who can’t seem to go out without a million and one things stuffed into her purse. And if you can’t think of anyone, you are that friend. But, it’s never too late to dive into the depths of minimalism. It’s time to simplify your baggage. These are the five all-natural items you actually can’t leave the house without. I promise, I’ll make a minimalist out of you. An Essential Oil Essential oils are essentially little bottles of magic. I won’t go into the many benefits of using essential oils here, but you should definitely keep a bottle or two of your favorite one on hand. My recommendation? Peppermint or Bergamot. Ditch the Advil and carry a bottle of Peppermint in your bag for on the spot headache …

My Favorite Spots In Paris

I fell in love with Paris. Hard. No surprise there. Here’s a list (in no particular order) of the little spaces and places I frequented while studying in the city of light. 1.McDonald’s at Jardin de Luxembourg Amy and I took many trips to the McDonald’s all over Paris, but our favorite was hands-down the Luxembourg chain. It was two or three stories tall and we enjoyed sitting in the lower level, surrounded by French students. We also frequented the Cluny and Montparnasse McDonald’s. 2. Somewhere on the Banks of The Seine River One of my favorite nights in Paris was when Abigail, Amy, Jen, and I went to the Seine. We found a spot somewhere on the banks and Abigail played her ukulele (our attempt at making French friends: lure them in with our music). Our attempt wasn’t entirely successful, but it’s still one of my favorite nights in Paris. It was still the beginning of the semester and I remember feeling like I could do anything. The whole world was made small on our little …