College Night Routine 2017

After doing a morning routine I thought I would give you all a look into a typical night for me! Don’t forget to follow all my social media to keep up with me!

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A typical night for me is usually started at about 5 in the evening when I either finish up class or wake up from a well deserved nap. If not already in my dorm I will head back and relax, this is an essential for me especially after a hard day because I get little relaxation time.

After doing so I will typically start on some homework or studying which has been very heavy lately do to just finishing up finals week. The courses I tend to do a lot of homework for are my intro to Sociology class which has about 20 pages of reading after each class. I also tend to spend a lot of time doing math to make sure I can keep up due to the fact that I have a terrible professor.

I tend to get dinner at around 6 depending on when I get done with my homework and studying. I will either go alone or with friends or my roommates, the food here as I mentioned before is amazing.

Depending on how I feel after I might hangout with my roommates and friends or go to the gym If I feel up for it. I like to end my night by watching a movie or catching up on my favorite youtubers videos which typically gets me tired enough to go to bed.

My bedtime has been fluctuating a lot lately just because I have been pulling a lot of late night study nights so depending on the night I go to bed from anywhere to 11 to 2 in the morning which may seem crazy but thats just what everyone tends to do in college. Plus I don’t have to be awake until ten everyday so I usually get enough sleep no matter when I go to bed.

 

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College Night Routine 2017

College Classes Update

Im now entering the fourth week of my classes and things are starting to get harder. My classes are going good for the most part, some better than others. Of course I have a lot of homework and studying but that was as expected.

 

Introduction to Communications: I just gave my first speech in this class today and it was very nerve racking. We had to bring in an object that means a lot to us and explain why it has made such a big impact on our lives. I brought in a necklace I bought when I was on my trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and talked about how it impacted me and sparked a passion for traveling. Overall this is one of my easier classes and my professor is super chill and often brings her puppy which is amazing.

Principles of Microeconomics: Content wise this class is one of my harder ones mainly because economics is a little bit of a struggle to me. However my professor is amazing and is super involved in the class and making sure we understand what he is teaching. He provides us with numerous practice questions at the end of the unit and gives us class time to complete them and ask questions which is super helpful.

Introduction to Sociology: This is one of my more boring classes mainly because it is purely lecture based and my professor isn’t the most engaging teacher. The content isn’t very interesting to me as of right now and I am hoping soon it will get better and be a lot more interesting. This is one of my classes I have to read for and study for the most mainly because it is so much content jam packed into the class.

College Algebra: This is by far the hardest class I am taking. The content isn’t very hard but my professor has a very thick accent making him hard to understand. I have to essentially teach myself which sucks and I feel as though I won’t be prepared for the exam when it does come around.

Introduction to Psychology: This is the easiest class I have and is super interesting to me. I do have to study a lot for this class but I enjoy doing so. My professor is super interesting and straight forward with his teaching method and what he expects from us which is great. I did super well on the first exam we took and am currently writing a paper based on the movie ‘Inside Out’ and how it relates to psychology.

 

So there is a update on how my courses are going! I went home this past weekend to escape the 90 degree heat wave that is rolling through right now and spend the weekend in the air conditioning!

 

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College Classes Update

College Morning Routine 2017


Hey guys! I thought I would give a little insight as to what my morning routine for college looks like! Hope you enjoy!

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So my morning typically start at about 9:30, I get up and check my phone for about fifteen minutes before getting up and taking a shower. I tend to shower every morning and depending on the day I will wash my hair as well. Morning showers just wake me up and get me ready for the day which is what I really need.

I use my Olay body soap bar in the shower along with a loofa. I will also wash my face using the st. ives facial scrub or my dr bronners tea tree Castile soap depending on how my face is feeling.

Depending on the day I might go down to the dining hall and get some breakfast. Thankfully my university offers amazing options for breakfast like build your own omelets, smoothies, fruit, bagels and other baked goods, oatmeal and an assortment of cereal.

I will usually go for a bowl of cereal, a cinnamon roll and maybe a bagel or some fruit. On the days I do eat breakfast I tend to feel more awake and just focused in my classes. Like they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

I tend to finish breakfast at around 10:15 and I will head back to my dorm, brush my teeth using my crest 3D white and get my backpack ready to go to class. I don’t start until 11 everyday which is really nice because I can stick to the same routine basically everyday.

I will make my bed and clean up my room a little bit just because when I come home to a nice clean dorm I tend to feel better and be a lot more productive. Depending on if I have time or not I will maybe do a little bit of homework or go over some notes for a bit before heading off to class.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I will be doing a night routine soon as well! Let me know what you think and if there is anything else you want to see from me!

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College Morning Routine 2017

College Update 9/7/17

Alright guys so last week was my first week of classes and I made it through! I have to say college is a lot different from high school like the professors are a lot more involved and passionate about their teaching.

All my classes are going well with the exception of my College Algebra class, but that is only because my professor has a thick middle eastern accent and it is very hard to understand him. Thankfully we have math help centers and tutors on campus so I should still be able to do fairly well in the course with the help from that.

I love campus life so far, the food is amazing and I never get sick of it because they change it up everyday and have all different options for everyone so there is always something good to eat. I get two meals a day which is more than enough for me! Monday, Wednesday Friday I will usually get breakfast and dinner while Tuesday and Thursday I just get lunch and dinner and have a granola bar for breakfast.

I will say that the work load is a lot to handle already, I have had to do about forty pages of reading for my sociology class and it has been hard but I break it up into small sections and do it little by little so I don’t get overwhelmed. Other than that the other work I have gotten so far hasn’t been anything I can’t handle thankfully.

My roommates and I are getting along really well so far and we all clean up after ourselves and have made a system for the other cleaning and so far it’s going well.

I went home this past weekend for Labor Day and it felt good to be home again. I missed my family and my dog. It was nice to spend time with them and catch up but I was more than ready to head back to college just because I’m used to that being my home now and I’m a lot more independent when I’m there rather than at home.

I will definitely try to update more and keep you guys in the loop but it is hard to do when I have classes and homework to worry about!

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College Update 9/7/17

College Update 8/26/17


I have officially been living on campus for a week and I couldn’t be more in love! I have met so many amazing people and already experienced so many positive things. Now that leadership safari is over I am officially on my own and classes start on Monday.

I am a little nervous for classes to start mainly because I know the amount of work I have to put in and do is going to be a lot and I do not think I am prepared for what I am going to have to do. However I am trying to keep a positive attitude and do my best to keep up with my classes and my homework and achieve my ultimate goal of getting a 4.0.

I do miss home a little bit just because I am used to being around my family and my dog all the time so it is a little weird to be over an hour away from them. The food here is absolutely amazing and I was surprised that I actually like it being a picky eater. I can see why the freshman 15 is a thing because I will definitely have to keep going to the gym to keep the weight off.

My roommate and I are getting along really well mainly because we both don’t drink or like to party a lot so we are mostly focused on our studies. I think it is super important to have a roommate who shares the same values because they can hold you to them and keep you in check if you need it.

I am getting prepared to start classes by looking over my syllabuses and putting down the exams and assignments into my google calendar to keep track of them and make sure that I am keeping up with my them and getting them done on time to get good grades and stop myself from procrastinating.

If I had any tips for moving in I would definitely say do a walkthrough of your dorm if possible and make sure you don’t buy too much if your roommate has already bought it. I have already forgotten to get things but that is okay! You can always get things later.

I will posting a tour of my dorm(Eventually) but let me know if you guys want to see any other posts or have any questions!

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Happy Adulting- Karla

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College Update 8/26/17

5 Ways to Furnish Your Dorm on a Budget


Furnishing a dorm is very important and is often the focus of the college experience. Everyone wants their dorm to look neat and put together but often that can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways you can furnish your dorm on a budget:

 

Don’t Shop All In One Place

It is important to not get all your things in one place. Often times you will get sucked in to buying something that is way more expensive at one store than it is at another. Going to other stores is also very important because there are a lot of different things at different places that you may love more than the last store you went to. Make a list and go store to store and slowly get everything you need to ensure you are making good and smart purchases.

 

Pay Attention to Price

Some things are going to be expensive wherever you go such as bed sets and different pieces of furniture. However that does not mean there isn’t a cheaper alternative to some of the other things you need to get. Before making purchases compare the prices on different stores websites and even Amazon to ensure you are getting the best price possible for that item. This may be a given but often people are so excited to furnish their dorm they don’t pay attention to how much they are spending.

 

Don’t Buy Things Just Because They are Cute

I was guilty of doing this, I bought something I thought was adorable and found once I got it home that I wouldn’t have much use for it. It is okay to want your dorm to look cute but make sure that what you are buying is useful and necessary. Wasting money on things you don’t need takes away from things like your textbooks and tuition that you could’ve spent that much more on instead of buying something you’ll never use.

 

Take Advantage of Coupons and Discounts 

It is so important to take advantage of different coupons and student discounts stores offer for dorm shopping. Bed Bath and Beyond had a thirty percent off coupon I used to get my total down and made things a lot cheaper. Do some research to whether the stores you plan to shop at are offering different coupons for furnishing your dorm. I know Target has a lot of coupons on their Cartwheel app which can be used on dorm essentials you need to get. It never hurts to ask the clerk if they offer a student discount because it could save you a good amount of money!

 

Don’t Get Anything you Don’t Need

Again I know this seems obvious but often when we go shopping we see things and think wow I need that. But it is important to be able to visualize exactly what you will use that item for to ensure it is a good purchase. I recommend going shopping with a specific list to make sure you don’t stray from that while making sure you get what you need. Going along with the list you can make separate lists of each store you plan to shop to make sure you are buying the item from the store with the lowest price.

 

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5 Ways to Furnish Your Dorm on a Budget

School Supplies Haul: College Edition


I move into college in 10 days and I still can’t believe it. I haven’t begun packing yet which I should probably start doing! I have always loved school supply shopping mainly because it is just fun and a way to get excited about the upcoming school year. I did have a lot of stuff leftover from last year and I have already bought some things so hear is what I got:

 

Notebooks and Folders

I have never been one for binders mainly because they are bulky and take up too much space. I like to be organized and have a set of things for each class so I can keep everything separated. I got a notebook as well as a matching color folder for each class to make it easy to keep track of which supplies are for which class. I always get my notebooks and folders from the Five Star brand mainly because they last me the entire school year and are made of good quality plastic so they do not rip or fall apart!

 

Pens

I absolutely love writing my notes in pen mainly because it is easy on my hand and makes note taking easy. My favorite pens are the Pilot G2 gel pens in the .07mm tip. These pens glide and last a long time and are just my favorite pens to use. I got two packs or three black ones as well as a multi color pack because I do like to color code my notes!

 

Index Cards

I love studying vocabulary and terms using notecards because it is an easy and effective way for me to remember things. In the past I have used the app Quizlet which I highly recommend if you don’t want to lug around a bunch of notecards! It’s a free flash card app that has a lot of different subjects and flashcards you can search that were created by different people.

 

Scissors, Whiteout, Glue

I thought I would need these things just because you never know when you are going to get assigned a project or something where you need to get a little crafty. I absolutely love Whiteout mainly because I like my notes to look clean and mistake free.

 

Highlighters

These are one of the things I had leftover from last year mainly because I never really used them. This year I plan to use them to study and take notes from my textbooks just as a visual way to keep my information organized and informative.

 

Pencils and Pencil Pouch

I absolutely hate writing in pencil and will only do it when required to. Getting a pencil pouch allows me to keep all my pens, highlighters and pencils together and organized. It is easy to pull out in class and carry around wherever you go.

 

Planner

I mentioned in my dorm haul that I had got a planner, it is a simple Blue Skies planner in the pink marble design. I hope this will keep me organized and I plan to write down everything I need to know or remember in it as a way to stay on top of things and achieve my goal of getting a 4.0 this semester.

 

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School Supplies Haul: College Edition