Monthly Archives

June 2017

Lifestyle, Travel

4 Ways to Commemorate Your Travels: How to Preserve Special Memories

If you’re anything like me, you return from a vacation or extended trip with great memories and loads of stuff to prove it – a photo gallery of some 10,000 photos and too many mementos (ticket stubs, brochures, receipts, stickers, postcards, etc). It can be a little overwhelming. What to do with it all?! You want to put something together that you can easily share with family and friends.

And I think there’s a misconception that in order to accurately “preserve” these memories, you have to journal or scrapbook, in the very traditional sense. But it’s the 21st century, my friends, and there are plenty of other options. 🙂 I believe there’s something for everyone, whether you’re the type of person who’s willing to invest a ton of time into the project OR the person who’d rather get it done quickly and easily in order to move on to the next adventure. I think I fall somewhere in the middle.

Continue Reading

College, Travel

Summer Internship in NYC: Housing

So I announced in a previous post that I’ll be interning in New York City this summer with Marvel Studios. (If you’re interested in reading about my application process and my decision to “go big or go home,” I encourage you to check out the post.) I applied for several positions back in early February, and I was offered the position April 12 (eek!). At that point, I realized I needed to take care of my housing situation quickly.

Guys, I’m so excited to be living in NYC this summer. SO. EXCITED. I’ve been to NYC several times before, to visit family (my mom is a Yankee!). I have cousins in Manhattan, but I decided to pursue student housing because I wanted to be closer to the Marvel office and because I want to meet other students/interns and make new friends.

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

How to Create a Monthly Playlist Using Apple Music

I love music, and I love listening to music, and I love jamming to music in my car and in the shower and anytime/anyplace else when I think nobody’s watching.

I’ve recently had a stranger wave at me while I was stopped in traffic because he thought my dance moves were a friendly “hello.” We made eye contact and it was beyond awkward.

(Side note: Next time you’re at a stoplight, check your rearview and you’ll realize just how clearly you can spy on the driver in the car directly behind you. <— It is for this reason that I’ve recently decided to tone myself down when I’m singing/dancing in the car.)

But my music tastes change pretty often, and I’ve actually got it down to a science – about every 4 weeks, (in one month), I grow tired of my current faves and need a collection of new songs. I started creating monthly music playlists last October (2016), and it’s super fun. I created my JUNE FAVS playlist about two weeks ago, and thought it would be an interesting process to share with you guys.

Continue Reading

College

What I’ve Learned From My Entrepreneurship Minor

I did something out of the ordinary this semester. Well, at least, out of the ordinary for *me.* I chose to complete a minor that’s on the opposite end of the spectrum from my major. I’m an Editing Writing Media major, and I decided to minor in Entrepreneurship.

Let me give you some backstory… I was required to complete a minor alongside the coursework for my major. I’d originally hoped to minor in something like Creative Writing, but soon learned I wasn’t allowed to select a minor from my same department (English). So I scrolled through the list of minors, hoping I’d find something to interest me that would serve me well at the same time. I chose Communications, because I knew it’d pair well with my EWM major and because it’s what a lot of other students typically do. But the story doesn’t end there, friends…

Making this decision was difficult enough, UNTIL I realized I’d need to either double major or double minor in order to meet the credit requirement for graduation. It was a little late to double major, so I decided to go “shopping” for an additional minor, maybe something I’d overlooked previously. Computer Science? Film Studies? Education? Entrepreneurship? (I’ll give you one guess…)

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Here’s Why You Should Be Journaling in 2017

What comes to mind when you think “journaling?” Maybe it’s handwritten pages of aesthetically pleasing, completely unattainable script, or the words “dear diary” at the start of every entry.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. (*Quick disclaimer: If you’re one of those gifted people with the incredible handwriting, or even someone who writes “dear diary,” more power to you. To each his own!)

I’m a writer, so I’m totally biased when it comes to journaling. You might think journaling isn’t for you, and I’m here to tell you why you’re wrong. (Gently, of course.)

These are my three reasons why you should join my camp and start journaling today. 😉

Continue Reading