What I Learned From a Semester of Spreading Myself Too Thin

Now that the semester is pretty much over for all of us college kids, I really wanted to share some things I learned this semester. Honestly, this semester was hard on me. I had a lot going on. We had just founded our sorority chapter, I was taking the first of my upper division classes for my major and finishing up my minor, and was working roughly 16 hours a week; just to name a few of the things going on in my life. There were so many blessings in the first part of 2017, don’t get me wrong, but when spring break had come and gone I knew I had spread myself too thin this semester. So here’s what I learned as I was spread too thin…

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Ways to Cut Costs During Wedding Planning

Whether you’re recently engaged or are just dreaming about the possibilities, weddings are hella expensive. Take it from me when I say we were struggling to make ends meet, but still had the wedding of our dreams. There are always ways to cut some costs down and here’s just a few in my opinion that were the easiest to decide on.

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What It Is Like to be the First of Your Friends to Get Married.

All girls dream of their perfect wedding. Ever since I was really young I’ve dreamt of my wedding, but I’ve also always thought that I would be one of the last of my friends to get married. As it turns out, I was actually the first of my friends to get married, something I never imagined would happen. So what is it really like to be the first in your group of friends to get married?

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Alternative College Options

It’s May, and for all you high school seniors, graduation is only weeks away. This is both an exciting and nerve wracking time.

Everyone has been asking you where you plan to go to school and what you’re majoring in. I can’t tell you how many times I got asked that my senior year, and once spring rolls around how much it intensifies by 1088248308%.

Maybe you are still unsure and undecided. And that is totally okay! There is nothing wrong with that! (Check out my article about following your passion here). Maybe you are thinking that traditional, brick and mortar college isn’t for you, you want to ease into it, you want to work or travel or don’t have the funds to go right off the bat to a 4 year university. That is totally okay!

Today I am sharing two alternative college options if you are thinking any of the just mentioned things!

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Think Teal

As many of the loyal readers probably know, I’m a sister of Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority. One of the great things about this organization is that our national philanthropy is ovarian cancer awareness. This has made me want to learn more about it, and my passion for women’s health has grown a lot in the last few months.

In honor of World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 8th, I’m sharing some fast facts about ovarian cancer, as well as some symptoms and warning signs.

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Eating Disorders- More Than Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating Disorders are painful. Not only for the individual with the disorder, but also for those that love and care about the ones involved.

It usually takes time to develop an eating disorder, where it gradually happens over time. It’s not a choice. No one wakes up one morning and thinks they are going to start an eating disorder. It’s not a diet. It’s a mental health issue, which are always touchy subjects.

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Images of Self-Image

You are kind. You are beautiful. You are loved.

How often have we heard those words? Is it once a day? Once a week? Once a month? Maybe we’ve heard them and nodded and said thank you, but not really registered them. Maybe because deep down we believe they aren’t really true.

How come others see beauty in us when often times, we fail to see it in ourselves?

The first day of middle school dawned bright and clear, and I was all ready to go with my first day of school outfit. You know, the one you spend hours laboring over to determine what kind of new “image” you want to have. I had finally chosen the perfect combo, a red shirt with decals (hello early 2000’s), and a cute skirt. Or so I thought.

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Anxiety can be a touchy subject to talk about, especially around people who don’t fully understand the extent of what it puts you through. Often it’s hard to describe how it feels to someone who hasn’t or doesn’t experience it and even if you can put together the words that sometimes doesn’t even do it justice. I have anxiety and I have battled with it for years. I worry about things I can’t control, I leap to the worst case scenario, I want everything to be perfect. I worry about what people think about me, I worry about events in the way future when the event in the present hasn’t even happened yet.

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