How To Deal With Homesickness in College

If you’ve been away at college, especially if it’s a great distance from home, chances are you’ve had to deal with homesickness.

In fact, research has shown that 66% of college freshmen experience loneliness or homesickness. So, if you are homesick, you’re not alone!

But to be honest, being even mildly homesick can be very crippling. As such, I want to share with you some things you can do to deal with homesickness, so you can thrive.

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How to Get Along With Your Roommate in College

How to get along with your roommate in college

Before we get into this post, I just want you all to know what’s been going on and why I took a small hiatus…

When I started my second year in September, I quickly found out that the schedule I made for blogging was not working at all. I simply didn’t have enough time in the day to even study, much less to blog. Towards the end of September, though, I found a solution that I wanted to try for October. So that’s what I’m trying now! Hopefully it will help me to be more consistent throughout the school year, which can definitely be challenging.

Now, on to the post!

I’m sure we’ve all seen and heard stories of the roommate from hell. Luckily, not everyone is unfortunate enough to end up in a situation like that, and some people get along quite fine with their roommates. They might not become the best of friends (or they might), but they’ll become pretty agreeable.

Granted, I have a single room where I board so I don’t have experience with having a roommate. So I had to do a lot of research to write this post. I can’t just give you guys advice that I pulled out of thin air.

After looking through some of the best advice, I came up with my list of tips for you guys! So if you’re nervous about how things will go over with your roommate in college, these tips will help you!

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What I Wish I Knew Before My First Year of College

After going through my first year of college, I've reflected on my experience and come up with a few things I really wish I knew before my first year. If you're looking for things you need to know before college, then this post is definitely for you! In this post, I share some of my first year of college experiences and what I wish I did differently! #collegefreshman #incomingfreshman | What to know before college | What I wish I knew before college | Read this post before college
As I’m preparing for second year, I’ve been reflecting on my first year of college. I’ve been thinking about how I spent my time, how I handled my work and my emotions, and how I’ve grown from my experiences.

Going through my first year of college hasn’t made me into some expert, but it definitely has given me more insight and wisdom and made me much more self aware.

Although nothing is as valuable as first-hand experience and learning for oneself, there are things I wish I knew before college that maybe¬†would’ve made my first year easier. It wasn’t a terrible year, by any means, but I did feel like I was losing my grip on things.

My first year of college is unlike anyone else’s, and yours will be unique too. Regardless, I have some advice for you – advice I wish I got or took to heart before my first year of college.

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Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Packing for College

Packing for college can be really frustrating. Check out these top 10 tips and tricks for packing for college that will make your life easier! College packing | Packing for college | Dorm room shopping | College Move In Day | College Move in day tips | College packing list | Tips for packing for college | College move in checklist #collegemovein #incomingfreshman

Packing for college has got to be one of the most time- and energy-consuming tasks ever. It’s the thing I look forward to the least when school time comes around. 

I love finding out about small tricks I can use to make the overall process run more smoothly. Although applying them doesn’t make the entire process less energy-intensive, it does easy my mind and make the process a bit more efficient. That’s why I wanted to share with you guys my top tips and tricks for packing for college! 

These little tricks can help you out when you’re packing and make the whole ordeal a tad easier for you! I hope you enjoy them and share them with your friends!

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New Hair, Who Dis?

Instagram: @dayna.nichole - Natural hair 4c tapered cut

If you’re a regular here, then you know about my heat damage story.

If you haven’t read that post yet, do go take a little bit of time to read it quickly, I’ll wait here!

Essentially, when I got my hair straightened a few weeks ago by professionals, I suffered heat damage and had to cut my hair off. I’ll be sharing pictures of my hair with you and my experience at Asherlee Naturals, where I went to get my hair cut.

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