Monday, July 31, 2017

30 Day Back to School Challenge Day 5: Favorite Study Snack

My personal favorite study snack is a store-bought one, unfortunately. When I have long study sessions, it's hard to get up and make something THEN still have time to eat it. I'll usually just eat some Sabra classic hummus with whole wheat pita bread. Even if the pita bread doesn't taste as good as authentic pita bread, it's still a quick, delicious, healthy snack.

I'm sorry for this one being so short, but I really don't have a lot to say when there's no recipe to attach!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

30 Day Back to School Challenge Day 4: Study Essentials

My study essentials are fairly bare-bones in the studyblr world, but here is my list

Physical Items:

  • Planner (I prefer the MintGreen brand, but most of my friends like Lilly Pulitzer.)
  • Black ink pens (PaperMate profile)
  • Colorful felt-tip pens (PaperMate flair)
  • Highlighters
  • Post-it notes
  • Post-it tabs
  • 5 subject notebook
  • Looseleaf paper
  • Graph paper
  • Index cards
  • Sharpies
There you go! This is a complete list of everything I use to study for all of my classes! I hope it's useful!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

30 Day Challenge Day 3: What's in My Bag?

My backpack is a North face Surge. I got mine from either Academy or Dick's freshman year, but I know they're sold on Amazon now.

In the first pocket, I keep my laptop in the laptop sleeve and a folder for important papers. This section isn't too large, so I try to avoid anything that would tug at the seam.

The second pocket is the largest by far and is where I keep my notebook, binders, planner, and pencil pouch. It gets full fast when you're taking all honors and AP!

The third pocket is a small one with the built-in mesh organizers. I keep my laptop charger, some extra index cards, and a small bottle of contact solution here.

Finally, in the front, there are three pockets. The horizontal one across the top has my headphones and extra tampons, while the vertical ones hold my calculator and phone. I keep them in different pockets to prevent me from pulling out the wrong electronic during class.

My backpack is pretty standard, but I'd rather have a standard backpack than one loaded to the brim so often that I develop back pain!

(An earlier version of this was posted here.)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Senior Year Bucketlist

This is my bucketlist for senior year (which will end with my senior trip seeing as some of this can't be done during the school year!)
  1.  Go on a road trip
  2.  Get accepted into college
  3.  Go on a stargazing date
  4.  Graduate!
  5.  Host a Christmas party
  6.  Attend a Halloween party
  7.  Lean calligraphy
  8.  Make a senior scrapbook
  9.  Make a high school memories quilt
  10.  Own a trench coat
  11.  Get my ears pierced
  12.  Go ziplining
  13.  Watch all the Harry Potter movies in one day
  14.  Get a tattoo
  15.  Run a 5k
  16.  Go to the local drive-in
  17.  Complete the 30 day senior photo challenge
  18.  Attend a masquerade
  19.  Become a vegetarian
  20.  Go shopping every day for a week
  21.  Find my personal style

30 Day Back to School Challenge Day 2: What am I excited about?

With senior year fast approaching, "what are you excited about?" seems like a question with a thousand answers at the same time.

I'm excited to be almost done with school.
I'm excited to be about to go to college.
I'm excited to go out on my own.
I'm excited to experience something new and bittersweet.

It's a weird set of emotions, because I'm excited for the new, but I'm also excited that I have a new planner, new notebooks, new classes. I'm excited to see what this year holds. For the rest of the class of 2018, good luck and let's go!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

30 Day Back to School Challenge Day 1: Goals

Since I'm going into my senior year, I have different goals than I did the past three years. Although the categories are similar, what I want to do with them is very different.

  1. Get accepted into college
  2. Maintain my 4.0
  3. Get at least a 4 on all AP exams
  4. Go all out for homecoming
  5. Go all out for greek week
  6. Prom
  1. Learn calligraphy
  2. Make sentimental crafts
  3. Slow down and enjoy things
  4. Eat more healthy
  5. Workout 4 times a week
  1. Post once a week
  2. Take more of my own photos
  3. Increase page views
  4. Increase social media traffic

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Back to School

I don't start back to school for another two weeks, yet I've already done my school supply shopping. I've bought a new MintGreen planner (in Walmart and Target stores only), and with senior year creeping up on me, I know it's going to become even more useful than it already has been.

I consider myself among the lucky because I already know which schools I'm applying to and what my intended major is going to be, but at the same time, that knowledge is also more anxiety-filled. The application for my top choice opens up August 1, so now I can only pray that I get in.

Life is going to be chaotic until about December, but I'm okay with that. I'll soon be going on to greater things, so for now, I'll enjoy what I have. Feel free to comment any senior year or college advice below! I'll put my favorites in a post in a couple of weeks.