Chelsea Crockett

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Tips For Applying to College

One of the most daunting of all the college related tasks is the applications. They can be long, tedious, and intimidating! Here are a few tips on how to make…

One of the most daunting of all the college related tasks is the applications. They can be long, tedious, and intimidating! Here are a few tips on how to make them more manageable and less miserable.

  1. Start early: This may be the most important tip of all! Starting the application process early will ensure you don’t feel crunched for time and stressed. It will also give you more time to proofread your essays and make sure that your work is A+.52489696
  2. Find a proofreader: If you have a grammatically gifted family member or a favorite high school English teacher, have them proofread your essays before you submit them. This will help ensure your essays are grammatically sound and that the content is good.
  3. Apply smart: Don’t apply to Harvard if you don’t picture yourself going there. Only apply for schools that you are interested in. Don’t waste your time with others.
  4. Keep track of deadlines: Staying organized during the application process will keep you sane. Use a planner or an excel doc to help track when applications and letters of recommendation are due. The worst thing in the world is realizing that the application to your dream school is due tomorrow and you haven’t even started it!

Hopefully this helps my fellow students out there to prepare for college aps!

Good luck,

XOXO, Chels

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How to Stay Healthy in College

I just started college a few weeks ago and am loving every minute of it! One down side? Being surrounded by thousands and thousands of people every day means sicknesses…

I just started college a few weeks ago and am loving every minute of it! One down side? Being surrounded by thousands and thousands of people every day means sicknesses travel fast! This is a well-known fact about college campuses. Also, being so busy with class and work and trying to maintain a social life leave little time for self-care! Having a busy schedule can cause you to neglect your health, so here are some tips on how to stay healthy in college! I will be following these closely, trust me, ain’t nobody got time to be sick, and nobody wants to gain that freshmen 15!download-2

  1. Have healthy dorm room munchies on hand: One easy way to avoid the feared freshmen 15 is to have healthy snacks around. When you are sitting in your room studying or hanging out with friends or have just had a stressful day, it is easy to reach for some comfort food. Keeping HEALTHY comfort food around can help keep you on track to keeping your freshmen 15 at bay. Also, eating healthy helps ward off sickness! When your body is healthy and strong it is less likely to get sick.
  2. Get that 8 hours in: Sleep, for heaven’s sake! I know that college is about having fun and making friends, but sacrificing sleep is a big no-go. Lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight, break out, get bad grades, and just be all around miserable. Plus, sleeping through class is not an option!
  3. Don’t get lazy: Most colleges have really nice work out facilities, so USE THEM! Grab your roommate or a new friend you met in class and hit the gym. Most people gain weight in college because they reduce their sleep and exercise and raise the amount of food they intake.

These are just a few tips on how to stay healthy during college. Best of luck to all of my fellow college students!

XOXO, Chels

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20 Items for your College Shopping List

As most of you know, I will be heading off to college in California the fall. I am so so excited, but also a little nervous. I want to be…

As most of you know, I will be heading off to college in California the fall. I am so so excited, but also a little nervous. I want to be prepared for college as much as I can be, and I want to make the transition as easy as possible. That is why it is never too early to start the planning process. One of the biggest things for me is knowing what to get for my dorm room and for classes. I want to be ready for anything! Here are the top 20 items on my college shopping list.

  1. Cute bedding: there is nothing like a cute comforter to brighten up a dorm room!
  2. Comfy sleeping pillow
  3. A nice towel set: this needs to include a bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloths!
  4. Shower shoes: like flip flops. These are VITAL.
  5. All bathroom essentials: like mouthwash, toothpaste, floss, face cleanser and makeup wipes, hair straightener, curling iron, etc.
  6. Bath robe: for walking to/from the shower, or just for lounging in your dorm room
  7. Mirror: A floor-length mirror that you can prop up against the wall is a good idea, or one that hangs over the door
  8. Laundry bin9015-2
  9. Mini fan: for those days when your dorm room is downright stuffy
  10. Scarf hanger, regular hangers, shoe organizer, jewelry organizer, all closet organization
  11. Cute lamp for your desk
  12. Pain meds like Tylenol and Ibuprofen
  13. Cough medicine, allergy medicine
  14. First aid kit
  15. Tissues
  16. Planner: I love my planner and live by it. In college it is especially important to have a daily planner to keep up with school assignments and social events!
  17. Binders, notebooks, paper, folders for class
  18. Power strip or extension cord: for all of those electronics you and your roomie will be sharing!
  19. Alarm clock: unless you use your phone as your alarm, of course
  20. Stain remover, lint roller, germ X, anything you think your mom would have handy!

Now this isn’t a comprehensive list by any means. Just a little something to get your brain thinking about what you will be needing here in a few short months if you are like me and going off to college.

XOXO, Chels

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What You Do Matters, So Just Do You

Do you ever feel like you are missing out? That other people are doing all of these cool things, traveling places, being adventurous, doing big things, and you are just…

Do you ever feel like you are missing out? That other people are doing all of these cool things, traveling places, being adventurous, doing big things, and you are just living a normal life? That, my friend, is one of the worst feelings.

Social media makes it so easy for us to compare our lives to other people’s, and I think that is one of the worst things about it. Yes, it is fun to be able to see how other people’s lives differ from ours and it gives us a look into how other people live, but it becomes unhealthy when we start to become unhappy with our own lives because we think other people have it so much better. Why cant I travel like her? Why haven’t I gotten a cool job like othershers? She gets to do so many fun things and has her life together. Why cant I be like that? Those thoughts will bring you down. I have started to realize something. It is that it doesn’t matter with other people are doing, it matters what YOU are doing. You are an amazing person who has done amazing things, and the amazing things that you have done/are doing are different than the amazing things that other people are doing, but that doesn’t make them any less amazing! So what if someone you know got a super cool internship and you’ve never had one before. Don’t become jealous, be happy that she got an amazing opportunity and know that in your future you can have something just as cool! Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it wont. The cool things people are doing now can happen to you, too! Just give it time and enjoy what is happening in your life here and now.

Remember, it doesn’t matter what other people are doing, it matters what YOU are doing. Make the most of the time you are given. Do things that matter. Make a difference. Live life!

XOXO, Chels

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How Your Relationship With Your Mom Changes Through the Years

As you grow up, your relationship with your mom changes. She goes from being an authoritative figure to a friend. Once you move out of the house you start making…

As you grow up, your relationship with your mom changes. She goes from being an authoritative figure to a friend. Once you move out of the house you start making your own decisions and forging your own path, free from you mom’s care. You start to realize that all of the lessons she was trying to teach you were actually super relevant, and you wish you would have listened just a little bit harder. In honor of Mother’s Day I thought I would talk about how your relationship with your mom changes as you grow up. I think a lot of you can relate to these!

  1. You listen to her advice…and you take it: When you are a teenager it can be hard to take mom’s advice because you think you know best. Boy are we wrong! Mother knows best. Moms are some of the wisest people on the planet. Be willing to listen to their advice, and when you need advice, ask for it!FullSizeRender (57)
  2. You care about her dating advice: When we are younger it is easy for us to get defensive about who we are “dating” and don’t want to hear what they have to say about them because, well, they are totally right and you don’t want to admit it. As you mature you start seeking her advice about dating and ask for her opinion.
  3. You can agree to disagree: Odds are, you and your madre don’t always see eye to eye on everything. When you are younger, disagreements can quickly turn into crying fits and “you just don’t understand mom!!!”. Actually, girlfriend, she DOES understand. And as you grow up, you learn to pick your battles and disagreements no longer end with you slamming your door in angst.
  4. You do adult things together: Like going on walks in the park. Or going grocery shopping. Or going to lunch or getting coffee. See what I mean? You mom becomes more like a BFF. And that is awesome. You actually enjoy getting to clean up the kitchen and empty the dishwasher together because it is a time that you two get to talk.

My approaching college days are making me realize how much my relationship with my mom has changed over the years and how much more it will change after I leave. One thing I know is that my mom is one of my very best friends, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

XOXO, Chels

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Quick Tips from College Freshmen

I am heading off to college soon (yikes!!), and while I am crazy excited, I am pretty nervous too! I am leaving my friends and family behind (and my dogs,…

I am heading off to college soon (yikes!!), and while I am crazy excited, I am pretty nervous too! I am leaving my friends and family behind (and my dogs, can’t forget them!), and starting a new chapter of my life. I asked a few of my college buds to give me some tips on what they learned their freshman year of college to help me out with the transition. Here are a few things I learned from them.

  1. Don’t bring all of your worldly possessions with you. Your dorm room won’t fit them! There are lots of things you will learn to live without, and you will be so busy with college life that you won’t even notice you left them behind! Things like, oh I don’t know, your entire closet?other3
  2. Don’t let the freshmen 15 get you. Just because you are away at college and don’t have your mom on your back about eating healthy doesn’t mean you should start eating junk! It will be tempting to eat pizza and chicken tenders 24/7 now that your mom isn’t there to tell you that you can’t, but do yourself a favor and eat healthy. It will keep you from getting sick and keep you in shape. Also, make gym dates with your roomie to help you stay in shape!
  3. Keep in touch with your family: You may live away from home, but that is no excuse to lose touch with your family! Give them a call at least once a week to keep them updated. Your parents, siblings, and even grandparents would love to hear how things are going!
  4. Actually go to class!: So many of my friends tell me that they know a lot of people that barely go to class in college. When school comes to about $50 a class in college, why would you waste that money and skip? It is only a few hours a day. Studies show that those who go to class get higher grades, not surprisingly. Just go to class, dude!

There are so many more college freshmen tips, and I will write about them as college gets closer!

XOXO, Chels

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