02 September 2014

IT'S SEPTEMBER

Happy September everyone! In lieu of a new month, I'm starting a new series on my blog! I've introduced a couple of new series (i.e. my #takenotes series...) and can't wait to incorporate more. Each month, I'll be doing a "monthly goal" post of sorts. I'll list my goals of the month and steps taken to achieve them. Then, for the next month I'll update you on if those goals were achieved and if they'll roll onto the next month. I think Emily from Em For Marvelous does a great example of this. This month my goals are to:

  • Finish up the logo design process for Excuse Denied
  • Implement a workout routine
  • Focus on friendships that are important to me
  • Attend 2-3 events at school
  • Eat healthier and drink lots and lots of water
  • Meet 2-3 new people 
  • Clear out my inbox 
  • Buy a laptop sleeve 
  • Talk to a new blogger 

THINGS THAT MUST (WITH NO EXCEPTION) GET DONE THIS MONTH:
  • Finish up the logo design process for Excuse Denied
  • Implement a workout routine
  • Eat healthier 
  • Clear out my inbox 

August was full of last minute vacations, moving back into college, seeing new people, seeing old faces, making new friends, forgetting old friends, figuring out myself, disappointing myself, going to clubs, going to club interest meetings, eating too much fast food, not cooking, paper writing, speech presenting, gossiping, sharing too much information, and crushing. Hopefully this month will be full of positivity, love, great friendship, excellent test scores, new opportunities and more learnin'. 

01 September 2014

HOW TO: BALANCE SCHOOL AND BLOGGING

I have to admit, I've been sucking at this blogging thing and I don't know why I think I should tell you all about how to balance school and blogging when I can't seem to do it on my own. But, I think I've learned some tips and tricks and I finally can get into the routine of blogging again. I often times find myself having loads of down time which will commence watching loads of Netflix. During those hours, I could be working on a blog post or two. But to be honest, I haven't felt super inspired and have been busy getting the hang of this new semester. I've jotted down a list of tips that I think will work for *me* with blogging and managing school. Here it is: 
1. PRIORITIZE 
I have to learn to prioritize my life and my blogging schedule. Like I said before, I tend to binge watch Netflix when I have downtime. Instead of watching Netflix for 3 hours straight, I can watch it for an hour and a half and work on blog posts for an hour and a half. Compromise.
2. PLAN OUT POSTS