Week In The Life Vlog: Drive With Me

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Why I Want to Do Youtube

First off let me say I am so sorry for not uploading the past week, I have been so busy with class and other things that I really just didn’t have time!

So this has been a decision I have been debating for a while, I have always wanted to be a youtube, ever since I watched my first video. I started this blog because I thought that it would be a good substitute for youtube, I didn’t have to show my face for the whole world to see but I could still be creative, and honestly, I love blogging, but I knew that this itch to do youtube would never go away.

Growing up I was always the creative one out of my friends, at a young age I began to write stories and upload them on a site called wattpad, and I got thousands of reads and comments saying how good of a writer I was and that they loved my content. For me the best compliment I can receive is someone telling me; ‘I love your blog’ or ‘wow your blog is so organized and well put together’.

So when I started this blog I wanted it to be perfect, mainly because I didn’t want to give anyone a reason to judge me, but I have now come to realize that I am always going to be judged for doing what I love because that is what people do. The big reason I didn’t want to do Youtube is because I am not the ‘typical everyday vlogger’ and by that I mean I don’t live in the fancy house, drive a fancy car and certainly don’t wear the fancy clothes.

I grew up poor, and I was always bullied because of that. I never had the name brand clothes everyone had and to me that was okay, but when everyone started judging me I knew that it was something that I had no control over and it was okay to not be like everyone else. My mother did everything she could to make sure I had anything and everything I wanted and I will always love and appreciate her for doing that.

Now that I am 18, I now realize that in order to be a youtube you don’t need to have all the finest things in life, you simply need to have a passion to make videos and do everything in your power to put out the best content possible, which is what I try to do with this blog.

I know this post is all over the place but trying to get all of these thoughts out is hard for me to do mainly because I’m scared of being judged and I’m scared to fail. A part of me is so insecure that I do not live the life of an ‘average vlogger’ I don’t live in California and I don’t have this super exciting life, but I am a college student with a passion to create content that will make people happy or help them through situations when they have no idea what to do.

With that being said I made the decision to make a youtube channel, and today after weeks of editing and making the video just right, I finally pressed the upload button. Knowing that people I know are going to see this is nerve-racking for me, but if I could make this blog and tell everyone about it and be proud about everything I post on here then why should youtube be any different?

I will without a doubt continue this blog alongside youtube, all the love and support I have gotten on this blog is the reason I was able to take the leap and take my platform to the next level. So thank you all for being so supportive and kind, you truly have no idea how much that means to me.

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I love you all so much, thank you for allowing me to follow my passion and dream of being a creative person!


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Spring 2018: Class Reflection

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I recently received my final grade report from my college and I am pretty happy with my grades, my classes this semester were pretty challenging due to the fact that I had just started classes for my major. I thought I would reflect back on my classes and the experiences I had in them to provide insight if you guys are taking similar courses! Here is my original post explaining what classes I took spring 2018.

COM 267: Introduction to Debate

  • Much to my surprise, this class ended up being one of my favorites, mainly because of how amazing my professor was. Basically, the class was based on teaching us the basics of debate like the different types of propositions, the structures of debate and different tactics used when debating. We learned the content the first half of the semester and then the second half we picked a debate partner and were randomly assigned different debate topics. These debated were very interesting to prepare for and I ended up getting a 100% on both of them! We also had to write a term paper describing the different things we learned and how we applied them to our everyday life which I got an A on. Overall I ended the class with a B+ which is a lot better than I thought I was going to do originally!

PSY 250: Abnormal Psychology 

  • This class was one of my harder classes, the content was very hard to learn because there was just so much of it. We had 6 exams, each covered 3 chapters which ended up being about 150 pages of reading and note-taking from a huge book which I do not do the best when it comes to studying from a book. The content was however very interesting to learn, some things we learned about were the different types of mental disorders, therapies for disorders, legal aspects of clinical psychology and much much more. I ended the class with a B, I was more than happy to get this grade because I felt as though the class was very difficult.

HSC 203: Leadership for Health Professions 

  • This was probably my easiest class mainly because the content was things like resume building, leadership skills, teamwork and different talks about how to prepare to enter the healthcare field. This was my first class that was not only required for my major but also the first look I got to the Health Administration career which was pretty interesting. I ended this class with an A which I expected to and I made some amazing friends in the class as well.

REL101WI: Introduction to World Religion 

  • I took this class online and man am I glad I did, the class was simple and kind of boring at times. It was a writing intensive meaning I had to write 3 papers throughout the course which I did pretty well on. The content of the class was easy to understand and I learned about the major 5 religions and everything about them between the origin of them and how they are in the world now. I received a B+ in this class which I did earn because I tended to slack off when it came to this class because I would forget to do some things until the day they were do because it was online and I was focused more on my other classes.

HSC 317: Community Health

  • I absolutely hated this class due to the difficulty of the online format. The content was impossible to learn and the exams were some of the hardest exams I have ever taken in my life. The teacher for this course was amazing and if it was not for her I probably would have failed the course and had to retake it. I would recommend taking this class in person just because of how important the content it to know for the future! I barely scraped by with a B- and I am so relieved that I did not get a C in the class as that would have tanked my GPA!

Overall this semester was pretty tough, tougher than my first semester which I was not expecting. Just remember that it is okay to get B’s and C’s, college is hard and it is okay to struggle here and there. Always reach out to professors and other students for help because that is the only way you are going to get help! I wish you all the best of luck in your upcoming endeavors!


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Apartment Must-Haves!

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Even though I just moved out of my freshman dorm, I am already looking at all the different things I need to purchase in order to have the best apartment I can have! I am living in a one bedroom loft style apartment next year which is a version of on-campus apartment housing my college offers. With that being said they are not luxury apartments, the exact opposite of that quite honestly so in order to make them feel like home I want to decorate and have all the necessities that I think will make life easier! Here are a few must-haves I will be purchasing!

  • Bed Set

This for obvious reasons is a must-have and I want to go for a navy blue and grey theme for the whole apartment. I have found a few comforter sets that I have fell in love with and will for sure be considering when it comes down to buying one of them.

Madison Park Essentials Merritt Reversible Comforter Set

This Madison Park Essentials Comforter Set  from Bed Bath and Beyond is one I have been looking at for months and I think it would add the perfect pop of navy blue to my bedroom while not being too much as far as the pattern goes. I also love comforters that are reversible because I can easily change up the room if I get sick of it which is always a plus!

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The second comforter set I am looking at is from Target and it is the Blue Nissa Comforter and Sheet Set which I absolutely love! I love the muted patterns on both the comforter and the sheets and while it is not just navy blue I still love the shades of blue they do use and I think along with the throw pillows it looks so cute!

Which bed set do you guys like better?

  • Kitchen Essentials 

Farberware® High Performance Nonstick Aluminum 17-Piece Cookware SetObviously a major essential for the kitchen is a pots and pans set! I plan on cooking a lot (hopefully) and want a durable set of cookware that is going to be easy to work with and more importantly versatile!

Another must-have for the kitchen is a blender! I am a smoothie lover and my favorite part of eating breakfast in the caf at school was the smoothies! So I think the ninja blender would be perfect for that and it is the perfect size for me!

  • Decor Essentials 

If you follow me on Pinterest  you will know how much I love pinning all different kinds of home decor items!

One of my favorite ways to decorate a space is using tapestries! I have already gotten a few of them and plan on hanging them on bland brick walls as well as maybe using one of them as a couch cover to cover the not so cute couch provided by the university! Tapestries are a good way to add a pop of color and pattern to an otherwise dull and boring room! This tapestry can be found here.

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The next decor item I want to get is different kinds of plants! I love the use of plants to add a sense of life to a room and I think the thought that I need to take care of them will get me out of bed in the morning and again add a sense of life to my apartment wherever I put them! This one can be found here.

Crosby Schoolhouse Floor Lamp White - Threshold™ - image 1 of 4There is a huge lack of overhead lighting in the apartments so with that being said I am going to have to invest in a few lamps! Whether that be table lamps or floor lamps I still want to make sure they are a good addition and add to the decor and homey feeling! This one can be found here.

Another important aspect of decor is floor rugs! Not only does this add color and pattern but it also is used for different things like wiping your feet off in front of the door, catching water when you get out of the shower and protecting the floors from spills! I plan on buying a few different types of rugs and I think they will pull the room together that much more! This one can be found here.

  • Bathroom Essentials!

One important thing I plan on buying is a shower caddy which goes over the shower head! Instead of taking things in and out of the shower and I go I want to keep everything in the shower but still keep it organized! This caddy can be found here.

Another storage item I want to put in the bathroom is an over the toilet storage rack. This would be to keep things like toilet paper, all my skin care items as well as extra body wash and other shower items. This storage rack can be found here.

Becker Geometric Printed Shower Curtain - image 1 of 1Of course a must-have for the bathroom is a shower curtain! While the university does supply one I find them to be ugly as they are a bland beige color and I really would just overall feel more comfortable bringing my own patterned shower curtain! I think this one is absolutely adorable and would fit my navy blue theme perfectly!

So there are some things I plan on buying for my apartment and I could not be more excited to be able to decorate it and make it my own! I will for sure be updating you guys on any purchases I make and anything else I think of in the process of buying things!


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How to Survive Finals Week

With finals week in full swing, I thought I would share some tips and tricks I have learned over my first year at college in order to alleviate the stress and pressure of finals week! I hope you find this post helpful, feel free to comment down below any tips that have helped you through finals week! Don’t forget to follow me on all social media to keep up with me, listed below!

  • Don’t sacrifice sleep to study!

As hard as this is to do sometimes all-nighters can actually hurt you more than they help you! Instead of cramming all in one night try focusing on a certain final more than others or plan times to study for them all separately! For me personally, I need to sit down and focus on one class rather than try to study for all of them at the same time. Instead of pulling an all-nighter, consider waking up early the next day to study before the final, making sure to eat a good breakfast, it will make you feel more refreshed and prepared than an all-nighter would.

  • Make a list of what needs to be done!

When it comes to finals week I always make a list including the chapters I need to study, the things I have been struggling to remember, any last minute assignments that are do and anything I may have going on outside of taking finals. This makes me feel more organized and being able to visualize all the things I need to do and study for it makes it that much easier to get done. It is also easy to add onto the list and cross things off when you are done to ensure you are getting everything done!

  • Find out where you study best!

This is an essential to try and figure out early in the year, for me I don’t do well in places like the library where it is dead silent, I need background noise in order to focus. Knowing where you study best makes it easier and less frustrating because at the end of the day you need to worry about the material you are studying, not the environment around you.

  • Implement a good self-care routine!

Self-care during finals is something that is often overlooked and forgotten about, but it is so important to maintain and keep up with. For me, I give myself an hour before bed to catch up on youtube videos, watch my favorite TV shows, which right now I am obsessed with the show This Is Us, it is amazing! I also make sure to hang out with friends and really do anything I can to take my mind off of finals. Find things you love to do and will take off some of the stress you are facing to ensure you will be refreshed and ready to conquer finals!

  • Don’t over study!

I know this sounds crazy but this is something that happens to people all of the time, myself included. I spend hours upon hours without a break studying for a single subject, only to retain little to no information and man is it frustrating. For this I tend to take breaks when studying so I will study for a half hour then take a ten-minute break to eat, check my phone and so on just to give my brain a chance to retain all of the information I just looked over. This is so important because it will ensure you will retain and remember all the information and will be able to recall it on finals day!


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Where Have I Been?

Hey guys! I know it has been over a month and I am so sorry I haven’t gotten any content out, to be completely honest I haven’t had the motivation to get out posts! College has been kicking my butt lately, between working 16 hours a week and taking 15 credits I have been drained both emotionally and physically.

With that being said I have 2 weeks left, this coming week is the last week of classes and then the following week is exams! I am so excited to be done and be able to relax and actually enjoy summer!

I have been updating my twitter lately just trying to explain where I have been but I truly don’t have an excuse other than I just have been so consumed with college and finals and slowly beginning to move back home. I recently brought my car up to campus just for the rest of the year so it will make the move-out process a lot easier, considering the fact that I have so much stuff.

As far as this summer goes I am taking an accounting class at my local community college, which just so happens to be offered on Monday and Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30… Yea that’s right, 4 fricken hours twice a week learning accounting. With that being said I want to try and have as laid back of a summer as possible, recently I have been looking into nannying jobs for the summer and I have found a couple so I am hopeful that everything will work out and I will be able to be a full-time nanny for the summer!

I have a couple ideas for upcoming posts including my summer clothes wish list, apartment must-haves, how to get through finals, how to schedule classes effectively, a reflection on my freshman year of college and my bucket list for this summer. I am excited to jump back into blogging because it really is something I enjoy doing and I really want to start taking this seriously, eventually, I want to invest in a nice camera and maybe start doing youtube videos!

Another reason my motivation is so lacking is also because of the insane weather we have been experiencing lately, just last weekend we had a huge snow and ice storm that left all of the town around me without any power, and the campus without any hot water. To say the least, the bad weather is reflective of Michigan and I am no longer surprised by any bad weather at this point. But this week looks promising for spring with temperatures in the high fifties and low sixties so I hope that this will make finals that much easier.

I hope you guys are having a good semester! With only a couple weeks to go, it is crunch time and possibly the most stressful part of the whole year! Good luck to everyone on finals, I wish you all the best!


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Mid-Semester Blues

It is the dreaded part of the semester where most students motivations hits a low and we want nothing more than to sleep all day and avoid our responsibilities. This week, being the first back from spring break, has already been jam packed, stressful and very draining both emotionally and physically.

Over spring break I pretty much ate, slept and visited friends and family, which to me is just as good as going somewhere warm and peaceful. The week flew by and before I knew it I was in the car making the hour and a half journey back up to college.

As this week begun I found it hard to get back into the routine of working and going to class, instead of waking up at noon I had to get up at 8 or 9 which that in itself was a huge struggle. Another big struggle was going to the gym and working out after taking a week long break from my normal routine of going 6 times a week. I could tell I had not done heavy cardio in a while and soon found workouts that were previously easy came challenging to me as I struggled to complete them.

Another thing that was weird about coming back was the lasting eeriness about the events that took place the week prior. If you did not already know I attend Central Michigan University, and if that doesn’t ring a bell then google the school and see read about the tragic event that took place just before spring break began.

It is chilling to watch such tragedies, like school shootings, on TV, and I never imagined that something like this would hit so close to home and would be talked about all across the country. If you want to hear more about how this impacted me personally I can write a separate post talking about that subject.

Though something so tragic happened we are more united than ever as a campus and encouraging posters saying ‘We are CMU’ are located all around campus. Being such a sensitive subject my professors were sure to direct us to the counseling center if we were having issues coping with what happened and needed further help as to how to cope healthily with it all.

On a lighter note I have a upcoming Spectrum Health visit this Friday in which we are going to visit the hospital, get a tour and speak to representatives and health administrators involved with the hospital. I am very excited for this opportunity and for sure will be writing a post about my experience and what it involved!

This is another reason why I cannot stress how important it is to get involved with different clubs, whether they are academic like mine is or simply just for fun, they provide you with opportunities and networking opportunities you would not have otherwise.

As of right now I only have 7 weeks left in the semester which is absolutely crazy to think about, i’m almost done with my first semester of college! I came into the process to intimidated but now that I am almost done I can say it is not as hard as I thought it would be but it was for sure a big adjustment, now to kick these mid-semester blues to the side and build up enough motivation to make it through these next 7 weeks!


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Shop My Wishlist: March 2018

I always tend to leave a lot of items in my cart when it comes to online shopping, so I thought I would share those items with you guys and give you some spring and summer inspiration! So here are some items on my wishlist from various sites:

Victoria Secret

 The Player Sports Bra

This sports bra is so cute and now that I am working to get in shape I love looking at different sports bras because I think when you are at the gym you should feel comfortable in what you wear and if it is cute and can be shown off that is a plus!

These leggings are so cute and I mainly wear leggings when working out. I have never had a pair of Victoria Secret leggings before just because of how expensive they are but I think they would be a great investment! I usually go for high-wasted leggings when working out just because they are more comfortable and stay up a lot better but I think these leggings would be great for working out!

I think this shirt is so cute and would be perfect to wear around campus in the spring time and even in the summer! I think the white looks beautiful and crisp and the ladder sleeves make it that much more unique and cute!


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I have been wanting to order from Romwe for a while just because of how affordable the clothes are! But because of the low prices I have been a bit skeptical and hesitant to try them out mainly because I do not want to get ripped off and be given cheap clothing

  • Halter Dress

I think this dress is perfect for the spring time and would look great on me! I love to dress up occasionally to go to class because it makes me feel a lot better about myself and gives me that boost of confidence and motivation I may be lacking for the day!

I have a couple of bathing suits but some of them are worn out from chlorine and honestly I just need to invest in some new sets. Typically bikinis are on the pricey side but to see this set for only $11 is such a steal! I think this bathing suit is perfect for the summer and would look great on any skin tone!

I find it really hard to find a good pair of skinny jeans that fit perfect and will last a long time! I currently don’t own any black jeans so for the price I would be willing to try these out and they seem to be super cute!


I have been wanting to try these for a while because I see everyone rave over how amazing they are! I would want to try out a deeper shade like sunlight or candlelight because I think it would give my skin a perfect glow under foundation. However because they are $42, they will remain in my cart until I gain the courage to spoil myself and buy them. 

MOBR0967F_1_L.jpgThe main reason I haven’t bought this is because I am not the best at makeup and I never wear eyeshadow. However I think this palette would be a good starter palette because of the color scheme and for the price you get amazing quality eyeshadows!

I have seen beauty influencers rant and rave over this product saying it is an amazing go-to everyday lip gloss. I will for sure be investing in this sometime soon mainly because I want to start getting more into makeup and explore different brands to see what works best for me!

So there are some various items I have in my carts that I am dying to buy! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I am thinking about making this a monthly thing, what do you guys think?


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How I Stay Motivated in College!

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When it comes to college, motivation is something that seems to be hard to keep at a high level, balancing classes, work and social life can get very stressful and exhausting at times making for a rough week. This week for sure has been a hard one, I worked 10-4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, had a club meeting from 9:30 pm to 10:30, after which we went to applebees. I had 3 papers due and not to mention I worked out everyday as well, so this week has for sure taken its toll on me.

I have never been good with motivation, for me it is hard to keep up and sometimes all I want to do is lay in bed and sleep. However I knew what I needed to get done, and instead of cutting out my workout I pushed through it and I am very happy I did. So here are some ways I stay motivated in college!

  • Plan the week out

So every Sunday night I will go through all my class syllabus and if there is something due that I don’t already have in my google calendar, I add it. I will also block out study times if I have an exam coming up, as well as mark down any meetings I have for the club im in or any social events I have going on. I think this helps me a lot because instead of cramming things in throughout the week I can take each day piece by piece and slowly work at what needs to be done for the week!

  •  Get up early!

I don’t have the typical college schedule, only having class on Tuesdays and Thursdays if for sure a blessing. My first class on those days begins at 11, so I try to get up around 8:30 or 9 to make sure I can get a good breakfast in and just let my body relax a bit before i have to jump into the day. I find I can be really motivated in the mornings so sometimes I will sit down and do some homework or study for something. I also drink plenty of water in the morning because I find it wakes me up and makes it easier for me to get out of bed!

  • Watch college vloggers

I know this may seem weird but when I watch other college students on youtube and see the way they take on college and the different things they do, it leaves me inspired and motivates me to do better! It is interesting to see how college is in different parts of the country and I love to see the different study methods, workout routines and just daily routines different college people have!

  • Remind myself of my goals

This is a huge source of motivation for me because when I look at the goals I set for myself, whether that be personal or college related, it sparks a fire to achieve those goals and makes sure I don’t settle for mediocre. I think a big reason why I lose motivation during college is because I lose sight of why I am doing this and the future I want to have for myself, so through going over those goals and adding new ones it keeps me on track for the future!

  • Surrounded by motivated people!

I try to surround myself with people who will motivate me to do better, when it comes to working out I always go with my friend and we both keep each other on track and remind ourselves of the goals we want to achieve. It is also nice to be able to go to the library with friends and study together because it takes a bit of that stress off and makes you feel like you are not alone.

So there are some ways I stay motivated in college! I hope you enjoyed reading! Don’t forget to follow and subscribe with your email so you never miss a post!


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Fitness Goals 2018!

Going into college I had heard about the freshman 15 but didn’t think it would happen to me. Man was I wrong, 23 pounds later I weigh the most I have ever weighed and it does make me insecure. You can tell a difference in my face and in my body and that is why I decided to start working out to get this weight off and get back to the body I used to have.

Right now I weigh about 140 which may not seem like a lot but all through high school I was a steady 115 and was kept in shape by sports. Now that I am at college I don’t have sports to keep me in shape and I am for sure not eating how I should be and that is the main reason I have gained so much weight.

The past couple weeks I have been going to the gym 3-4 times a week and while I haven’t notices a huge difference I do feel a lot better and healthier. I struggle however to maintain a good diet and somehow always end up eating bad which defeats the whole purpose of working out. So since I have started working out I journaled a couple goals I want to maintain and I thought what better way to stay on track with those then to share them with you guys.

  1. Work out at least 3 times a week

As I mentioned before I do workout 3-4 times a week but sometimes I really don’t feel like going to the gym because I am too tired or have too much to do. Even if I workout for 30 minutes it will still make a difference and that is what I have to keep in mind if I want to achieve the body I want to have

     2. Get under 125

My current weight goal loss is 15 pounds, although that is a lot I believe if I stick to a strict schedule and stay conscious of what I am eating it will be something I can achieve before the end of the semester in May.

3. Get Abs back 


This is a huge goal for me because I used to have a good toned mid section that I was proud of and didn’t leave me feeling self conscious, I want to get back to that so I can freely wear a bikini and feel good in it because right now I don’t see myself wearing a bikini with the body I have

4. Stay Motivated!

This is something I always struggle with when it comes to getting in shape, especially in college. Balancing work and all my classes I often have little motivation to even do my homework let alone work out. However I feel amazing and accomplished after a good workout and that is something I tell myself to stay motivated. Another thing of course is wanting to feel confident again, get back to my old self.

5. Figure out a routine that works best!

Right now I have been experimenting with my workout routines. I start off on the elliptical and do a mix 3 workout which targets legs, glutes and arms. I usually do this for a mile then move onto abs which I do russian twists with a medicine ball, crunches, sit ups with a medicine ball and then end by doing squats or another butt workout. This has been working great for me but id like to do more arm workouts to build up my upper body strength a little bit! (Check out my Pinterest to see my fitness board!)

Those are some of the main goals I have for my fitness routine, I am hoping to achieve them all and will be updating weekly with my progress and anything that has changed!


What are some of your fitness goals?

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