At OU, I luckily landed the opportunity as an intern for Lindsey + Asp, a PR and advertising agency. Our final project was to make a campaign promoting the 150 years anniversary of Heinz 57. It wasn’t a rebranding, instead, it wanted us to expand on the company’s commitment. Obviously, my group of lovely women decided to skip out on overused cliches and quickly moved … Continue reading My First Stop Motion
As my university lays plastered with a thin blanket of snow, I’m beginning to see a trend in my clothes as I march into the freezing weather. For the most part, college students walk through sleet, snow and rain to fearlessly fight for their grades. I never thought of the cold before coming to college. During winter, I would run the quick twenty yardsfrom car … Continue reading Snow Day Necessities
As I descend into Finals, I’m beginning to realize I’m losing a bet with myself. Or, I’m very nearly just about on the brink of losing. I decided after October not to drink coffee, and further than that, caffeinated drinks. That means all sodas were gone, which isn’t hard considering I seldom drank pop. But, even my most beloved tea. As a teenager in high … Continue reading Smoothie, sweet, Smoothie
Most parents are nervous when they send their student off to college. Soon, after leaving their child at a university hours away from home, care packages follow almost immediately. For the most part, care packages are unfortunately weighed down with high-sugar and sodium snacks, and useless knick-knacks that will soon be trashed by your student. Fortunately, after experiencing college life for nearly three semesters, I … Continue reading College Care Packages Your Student Really Wants
It’s difficult to balance both school and relationships. College has constant deadlines, never-ending assignments and countless other stressful commitments. Relationships, though, are a completely different ballpark.
For me, my free-time is nearly synonymous with self-care.
Self-care is defined as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.
I live a stressful life, as do most students my age. I’m thinking about money, and I’m balancing work and school and a social life, and I’m in love.
For me, when my boyfriend comes to see me, we have a few dates that are reasonably priced, fun and most importantly, a form of self-care.
Ramen Mom-and-Pop Shop!
Go to any ramen restaurant.
It can be a mom-and-pop shop on a local strip, or a ramen line, like my personal favorite, Jinya Ramen Bar. For my boyfriend and I, we like to explore new restaurants and discover new flavors together.
Ramen also works as an option for vegan or vegetarians. My boyfriend loves meat, but, as a vegetarian, it’s hard to find a good in-between for both of us. Luckily, ramen provides both good taste and a range of food for dietary needs.
Ramen restaurants also make for picture-perfect moments. Something about seeing my significant other slurp up a never-ending stream of noodles makes me pull out my phone’s camera and snap countless pictures of him, only to post them onto my Instagram account.
Ice Cream Shops!
My boyfriend and I are biiiiig ice-cream people. It’s nearly a problem with how often we find ourselves sitting underneath the fluorescent lights of Braum’s while eating sundaes or chocolate raspberry ganache ice cream.
Instead of the ice cream chain Braum’s, I like to Continue reading “Unique and Local Dates For College Kids”
Sending your student to the great unknown of college leads to frantic purchases and buyer’s remorse. As a first-generation college student, I wasn’t sure of what to expect my first two semesters at the University of Oklahoma. I overpacked, bought too much ramen, and found myself making useful purchases further into the semester as I began to get the hang of college life. For me, … Continue reading Freshman Needs For College
As Winter begins to come toward Oklahoma at an ever rapid-pace, I feel it would be helpful to give fellow college students tips for the chilly season. Buy leggings, buy so many leggings This could be obvious, but it’s important enough to repeat for those in the back. For girls in college, leggings are already a must-have, but, unfortunately, as the weather becomes colder, midterms, … Continue reading A College Girl’s Winter Must-Haves
On Saturday morning, I woke up to a text from my hometown boss, Kelly. Kelly is a fifty-something coffee-shop owner, who wears jean skirts and a clever smile. She asked me what I was doing, and although my heavy eyelids asked for two more hours of sleep, I told her I had a free day. To my surprise, Kelly shared a link to the Oklahoma … Continue reading A book-ish day
Considering I grew up in a small, rural town, I spent the majority of my time running through tall grass and chasing shadows through the woods right outside my fence line. For me, my free time always came in the form of either exploring, writing or drawing, but now, I’ve begun growing past my old hobbies. Presently, I spend much of my time exploring new … Continue reading Weekend Get Aways
I’m writing this at 10 o’clock in my sister’s room. My laptop sits nestled in the lap of my criss-crossed legs, and my phone softly murmurs music. I want to say I doubt myself. A lot. Maybe, more than I should. It’s what kept me from opening my Mac and allowing my fingers to stab at the keyboard. Like this is some instrument of percussion, … Continue reading Writing is The Best Worst Thing That Happened to Me