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High School to College Transition: What You Should Know

Transitioning from high school to college is a big deal.  You’re moving away from home, forced to make new friends, and have to decide what you want to do for…

Transitioning from high school to college is a big deal.  You’re moving away from home, forced to make new friends, and have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life.  That’s a lot to think about!  Luckily, there are multiple ways to make this transition easier.

If you are doing a random roommate, take the time to get to know them before you get to school!  If you live far away, text, add each other on social media sites, or talk on the phone!  If you live close, meet up for lunch or shopping.  It’s a great way to break the ice!

It’s important to remember that you’re not alone when you step on campus.  Every single freshman is in your same position, therefore it’s important to be outgoing!  It’s the number one rule to making friends in college.  Don’t be shy to introduce yourself to anyone and everyone you meet.  You might just meet your new best friend!  Also, make a point to get to know your professors.  Having a professor know you personally is a great way to score brownie points and get extra help in class.  They may also be very helpful in the future when it comes to picking classes or getting a job.  It’s also important to make your dorm room as comfortable as possible!  Even though it won’t be like your room at home, try to make it as close as possible!Chelsea Crockett- dorm

Do not worry if you have no idea what you want to major in.  Take time your freshman year to decide what you want to do by completing your general education courses first.  This way, you will have another year to decide!

Most importantly, stay true to yourself!  Someone on campus will love you for you, so do not change to be part of a certain crowd.  Soon enough, you will find a close group of friends!  Everything good takes time, right?!  Live it up; college is the best time of your life!

XOXO,

-Chelsea, as told by a college friend

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Rock your School Spirit Wear Outside of School!

Hello lovelies,             Between football games, school spirit week, and multiple volunteer opportunities, you’re destined to have over 100 shirts, hoodies, or sweatpants advertising your school logo.  So what do…

Hello lovelies,

            Between football games, school spirit week, and multiple volunteer opportunities, you’re destined to have over 100 shirts, hoodies, or sweatpants advertising your school logo.  So what do you do with all of this school spirit wear? Well no need to fret, it’s cool to rep your school!  Don’t feel weird rocking a school hoodie with your mascot on it.  Embrace it!  Here are a few simple tips to styling your school spirit wear when you’re not at school.Chelsea Crockett- school spirit wear

It’s okay to alter your shirts and sweatshirts, as long as your parents don’t mind.  Since the crop trend is totally in, why not bring it to school spirit wear?!  Try cutting the bottom of a crewneck sweatshirt and wearing it with high-waisted jean shorts.  If you really want to wear your favorite pair of spirit sweatpants, add a simple v-neck and, as long as they are straight-legged, a pair of high-heeled Nike shoes.  If your sweatpants are extra-long, try tucking them into your shoes.  Although it might sound a little wacky, the heel of the tennis shoe will add a special element to the comfy outfit.

In the winter, a cute way to rock a school tee is with an oversized cardigan and leggings.  Pair this look with riding boots, and you’ve got the simplest outfit in history; and it’s cute!  Don’t be afraid to add a simple necklace or ring to spice the look up.  School logo tanks are the easiest to style.  Throw it on with high-waisted shorts or a skirt with your choice of shoes and you’re good to go!  It’s easy to fill your closet up with school spirit wear, especially when you get some of it for free!  Don’t let it sit around; incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe.

Have a wonderful day!

-Chelsea

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Beat The Freshman 15

Are you a freshman in college? Or are you a high school student getting ready to head to college in the near future? Then I am sure you have heard…

Are you a freshman in college? Or are you a high school student getting ready to head to college in the near future? Then I am sure you have heard of the dreaded phrase “freshman 15”, which refers to the weight that you gain in your first year of college. Have no fear, the freshmen 15 doesn’t have to be a problem! Actually, experts say that the average college student only gains 3-4 pounds in their first year of college, but still, we can avoid it! Here is how:

Break for Breakfast: If you don’t stop and eat breakfast, you will be starving throughout your day, and probably shovel junk down your pie hole at lunch because you are so famished from skipping breakfast! As your mother has drilled into your skull, breakfast is super important. Breakfast also supplies your brain and muscles with the energy they need to get through the day! It also promotes a healthy metabolism, which is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight.

Snack Smart: Yes, I know that Cheeze-Its are totally delicious and mega addicting, but they might not be the best all-day-every-day snack. Try for something a little more healthy such as apple slices and peanut butter or granola as your go-to snack. Also, snack often! This ensures that you will not over eat at meals, and it keeps your energy level and metabolism at 100% throughout your day.freshman15

Don’t Drink your Calories: You would be surprised how many calories we actually drink in a day. Switch out the soda for water or tea! It is a small change that makes a huge difference.

Get a Great Workout Buddy: Grab your roommate or best bud and make set days of the week your “workout days”. This will ensure that you get your exercise in for the week and you have a set schedule you can keep to so you are accountable.

Good luck in college, I know you can keep that freshman 15 from bearing its ugly teeth!

XOXO, Chels

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College Girl Grocery List

How many of you beautiful ladies are in college? Ever heard of the Freshmen 15? You can totally beat it! Staying fit in college can be rough because there is…

How many of you beautiful ladies are in college? Ever heard of the Freshmen 15? You can totally beat it! Staying fit in college can be rough because there is so much going on that you just put it on the back burner, and college food isn’t the most nutritious! Here is a “college girl grocery list” to follow to save you $$ and your body from gaining that freshmen 15! You can use this list at any stage in life, but it is totally perfect for that health-conscious college girl.

 

Fruit and Veggies: If you live in a dorm, It may be hard to keep fresh produce on hand, but if you live in a dorm with a fridge or have a mini fridge in your room that is perf! Some great on-the-go fruits are apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, and grapes! These are all cheap and easy to take with you to class for a nice snack!

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Breakfast: Because you need brain food, breakfast is sooooo important! Foods like Greek yogurt, whole grain bread, almond butter, and Kashi cereal are always great choices!

Snack: In college, you want a snack that you can toss in your backpack and know that it will make it through the day stuffed in there between your lab notebook and psychology binder. Durable snacks! Snacks like those are granola bars, popcorn, and mixed nuts! Nuts give you all of the good fats that you need!

Lunch and dinner: Now for the good stuff! If you have a microwave in your room, or you live in a dorm with a mini kitchen, then you are good to go with these next foods! First on the list is brown rice, followed by whole grain pasta, chicken, tortillas, and any kind of fish! These foods are packed with all of those good fats and grains that keep your body going, going, going!

 

Make sure to add these yummy foods to your grocery list!

XOXO, Chels

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Missing Someone? How to Make It Through the Summer!

Do you have a long distance boyfriend or faraway friend?  If you live at school, it can be hard to separate from certain people during the summer months.  You’re used…

Do you have a long distance boyfriend or faraway friend?  If you live at school, it can be hard to separate from certain people during the summer months.  You’re used to spending all of your time with friends, so not seeing them every day can be extremely tough!  Here are a few easy ways to beat the summer blues!Chelsea Crockett- friends

If your friends from school are only a couple hours away, then plan a meeting spot for one weekend each month!  Pick a location that is equal distance for everyone or someone’s house to meet at for a few days.  This way you will have something to look forward to!  If your friends are too far to meet up with, then create a group message to stay in touch!  This way, you won’t feel so far away after all.  Use summer as an opportunity to hang out with people you don’t see as often and catch up with old friends!

Missing a boyfriend can be a tough one.  Try planning Skype dates to make the distance seem closer.  Be sure to always communicate with each other and not to get frustrated just because you aren’t together.  Distance and missing someone can be a good thing!  It makes you appreciate the person more and will help create a stronger bond when you’re reunited.

If all else fails, use summer as a time to focus on yourself.  Now that you don’t have teachers and exams to worry about, try picking up a new hobby or focusing on making a better you!

Happy summer!

-Chelsea

 

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Tips to Help you Get Along with your Roomie

Do you have a roommate? Are you going to have one soon? Sometimes they can be your best bud, and other times they can be a pain in your boootay….

Do you have a roommate? Are you going to have one soon? Sometimes they can be your best bud, and other times they can be a pain in your boootay. Living in a room the size of an airplane bathroom can be tough on anyone. Here are a few ways on how to keep your cool with your roomie!

1. Be Honest

If you know you are a night owl or a neat freak, tell your roommate. Ask what their pet peeves are so you know to avoid doing those things, and always try and be open to their opinions and concerns.

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2. Address Issues Right Away

When an argument or problem arises, talk to your roommate immediately. Don’t complain to other people or tweet about it! It is better to calmly approach your roommate and let them know what is bothering you. A lot of issues start off small but can escalate super quickly if they are not addressed right away!

The Golden Rule totally applies here. Treat your roommate as you would like to be treated. This means, don’t borrow clothes without asking or eat your roommate’s food without permission. Don’t bring a ton of friends to the room when you know they have a big exam the next day that they are studying for. Also, always ask before bringing friends over to the room! 3. Be Respectful

 

I hope you have a great time at college, make tons of friends, and even better roomates! J

XOXO, Chels

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Find Your Perfect Graduation Look!

Whether you’re graduating middle school, high school, or college, graduation is right around the corner!  With so many eyes on you and hundreds of pictures being taken, it’s important to…

Whether you’re graduating middle school, high school, or college, graduation is right around the corner!  With so many eyes on you and hundreds of pictures being taken, it’s important to have the right outfit.  It’s time to find the perfect graduation look!

Graduation is a very important event, therefore go for a dress.  When shopping for a dress, avoid anything strapless.  Go for a dress with straps and one you will be comfortable in.  Graduation Chelsea Crockett- graduation dressceremonies usually last a long time, so you do not want to constantly be pulling up your dress, especially in front of your principals and family members.  Since the weather will be transitioning from spring to summer, go for a fun colored flowy dress as well!  You don’t want to look too business professional, so opt for a dress right above the knee with a bright color or pattern!

Walking across the stage at graduation can be nerve racking, so don’t wear 6 inch heels.  Instead, go for a wedge.  Wedge heels have more support and are easier to walk in!  If you’re still worried about falling, try finding heels that have an ankle strap.  This will prevent your feet from sliding around in your shoe.

Happy Graduation!

Chelsea

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Caution: Social Media

Teenagers and young adults alike are glued to their phones.  It’s rare to go to dinner or watch a movie without one person checking Twitter or updating their Facebook status. …

Teenagers and young adults alike are glued to their phones.  It’s rare to go to dinner or watch a movie without one person checking Twitter or updating their Facebook status.  While social media is fun, it can also be dangerous.  Monitoring yourself and others can save you from trouble in the future.  Take caution when using social media!Chelsea Crockett- caution on social media

Did you know that what you post on social media could keep you from getting a job or getting into college?  That’s right!  College admissions and employers now check a variety of social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in order to see what their possible student or employee is posting.  If you are underage and post pictures with alcohol in them, you get could turned down.  Likewise, if you are always using profanity or making fun of someone, that can be a major red flag.  Many don’t realize that what you post on different social media accounts is very important.  It can actually determine what happens in your future!

Next time you are about to post a picture, status, tweet, etc., make sure it is something that you would be okay with your grandparents seeing!  This could save you from a world of trouble!

Be safe!

-Chelsea

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College Students: Budgeting

Hi Insiders,             Now I know a lot of my followers aren’t in college, but for those who are or are starting, here’s a guide to budgeting during your college…

Hi Insiders,

            Now I know a lot of my followers aren’t in college, but for those who are or are starting, here’s a guide to budgeting during your college years.  It’s easy to spend your money quickly when you go out with friends or at school events, but trust me saving up will pay off in the long run!  Follow these quick tips and you’ll be on your way to stashing money in no time!Chelsea Crockett- saving money

  1. Try the “pay check” trick!  Whenever you get a pay check, put half of your earnings in your wallet and half in your savings account.  Do this right away!  That way, you can’t spend that money even if you wanted to!
  2. Check out your local businesses!  Most restaurants and shops around a college town offer student discounts.  If you feel like eating out or shopping, check out one of those places.  It’ll save you money and support local businesses.  It’s a win-win situation!  Plus, most of these places are in walking distance, so you don’t have to spend gas money!
  3. Say no to your credit card!  When you go out with friends, withdraw a specific amount of cash.  This will stop you from spending more than you want to.
  4. Be careful with the saying “I’ll pay you back!”  A lot of times, your friends will forget or take a long time to get the money to you.  Be careful!

Whether it’s for a Spring Break trip, Study Abroad, or for your future, saving money is a very important life lesson!

Enjoy college!

            Chelsea

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