Tips for Incoming Freshman

Hello my lovelies,

It’s about that time again! To those of us returning it’s a tad bittersweet wishing the summer goodbye, but for some it’s one big leap into the real world. Yes I’m talking about the college freshman. You’re stepping out on your own whether it’s hundreds of miles away like me, or just down the road, you are still going to be living on your own for the first time. So here are some helpful tidbits from someone who has walked in your shoes.

  1. You will make a lot of friends in the first few weeks. They will not all be your friend at the end of the year. People will come and go but those who are meant to stay in your life long-term will stay there. So do not be discouraged by this.
  2. Books are hella expensive no matter where you go so I would suggest looking online on amazon or chegg before resorting to your college’s bookstore.
  3. Finding a small part-time job may be best for you, because not only will it help you manage your time, but having a little extra cash never hurt.
  4. Go out but not too much. Make sure you don’t neglect your studying. Trust me on this, going on your freshman year will create wonderful memories. However, if you go out too much you’ll end up like me; almost being kicked out of school.
  5. Take so many pictures you won’t know what to do with them all. At first you may find it to be a pain but you will grateful for it when you are going to be a senior like I am.
  6. Get involved in clubs and activities on campus. Whether it be an honor society, sports team, greek organization, or more.  Not only are these a good way to meet people but they are good to put on your resume when you start to search for internships or jobs.
  7. Maybe hold off on dating until you get your bearings and figure out your surroundings. I can’t imagine adjusting to a new place and a new relationship, all while maintaining good grades and friendships.
  8.  Make sure you keep your mental health in mind. Freshman year move in can be a stressful time especially when you’re moving far away from home. I found it really difficult to focus on school let alone anything else when I was missing home.
  9. Roommates are fun but if you have the opportunity, living on your own can sometimes come as a blessing. You will really see a new side of yourself when you are living in an apartment by yourself. It is important that you live n your own at some point in your life before you decide to get married or you may feel like you missed out on something.
  10. Most importantly, HAVE FUN. This is an important part of your life. You will meet friends that you will keep for the rest of your life and you may meet the love of your life. You will learn so many new things and embrace new types of people with different opinions.

Good Luck y’all,

Aphrodite

Movie Night Anyone?

Hello Lovlies!

I know there are some of you who prefer to go all out and rage from sun up til sun down, all weekend long which is completely fine. However, for the rest of you who, like me, sometimes would rather a spend a calm/or relatively calm night in by yourself or with the girls, here is a list compiled by a friend of mine and I for a nice GNI. These 40 movies are the perfect solution to a boring night in:20170421_195526 (2)

  1. The Ugly Truth
  2. She’s the Man
  3. Sydney White
  4. Pretty Woman
  5. Dorfman in Love
  6. Confessions of a Shopoholic
  7. How to be Single
  8. 27 Dresses
  9. Letters to Juliet
  10. How to lose a guy in 10 days
  11. The Proposal
  12. The Holiday
  13. Clueless
  14. Freaky Friday
  15. 10 things I hate about you
  16. The Notebook (I hate putting this movie on this list)
  17. 13 going on 30
  18. Legally Blonde
  19. A Cinderella story
  20. Pretty in Pink
  21. The Princess Diaries
  22. Sweet Home Alabama
  23. Never been Kissed
  24. The Wedding Planner
  25. When in Rome
  26. Made of Honor
  27. When Harry met Sally
  28. Mamma Mia
  29. The Prince & Me
  30. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  31. Miss Congeniality
  32. Just go with it
  33. She’s all that
  34. Burlesque
  35. The Devil Wears Prada
  36. Bride Wars
  37. Sixteen Candles
  38. Dirty Dancing
  39. You Again
  40. Easy A
  41. Oceans 8
  42. To all the boys I’ve loved before

Extras to be added after the movie line-up has been selected include: popcorn, sugary snacks (for me anything chocolate or sour gummies usually does the trick), plenty of blankets & pillows to strew around. If phones are too distracting put them aside.

Enjoy!

Aphrodite