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5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Senior About to Graduate

Well this is it… You’re finally at the home stretch.  As a freshman in high school, I never thought I would’ve actually made it to senior year with only a…

Well this is it… You’re finally at the home stretch.  As a freshman in high school, I never thought I would’ve actually made it to senior year with only a couple months till the next chapter of my life.  It’s both scary and exciting, but I assure you, there are bigger and better things right around the corner!  I wanted to share with you a few things I wish I would’ve known as a senior about to leave high school for good.

  • Hang out with your family more than you normally do. Chelsea Crockett - High School If you’re planning on going away to college, soak up all the family time you can get.  Ask your mom to go shopping with you or take your little sister out to lunch!
  • Appreciate your teachers, whether you want to or not.  They got you to where you are today!  Don’t hesitate to thank them by shooting them a heartfelt email.
  • Don’t let senioritis take its toll.  Senioritis is real, lemme tell ya, but I urge you to stay on top of your grades and make your last couple of months count!
  • Go to every sports game.  Participate in every student section.  Some of my best high school memories happened while I cheered on my school’s team with all of my best friends.
  • Don’t put your life on hold because of homework and studying.  With only a couple months of high school left, keep good grades but don’t miss out on life because of school.  Go to dinner with your friends or go for a night drive in the middle of the week with your boyfriend!  Make all the memories you can! 

Make the most out of however long you have left in high school!

Love, Chelsea

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5 Prom Myths for the First-Year Prom Goers

My first time going to prom, I had several questions and expectations about what prom would actually be like.  You may be thinking that prom is just like the movies,…

My first time going to prom, I had several questions and expectations about what prom would actually be like.  You may be thinking that prom is just like the movies, which in some ways it is… But in others, it’s just the opposite.  Here are 5 busted prom myths for the first-year prom goers!

  • You can’t go if you don’t have a date. Wrong!  Chelsea Crockett - PromYou can absolutely go solo!  Don’t let not having a date stop you from having a great night with your friends.  Make tons of memories whether you go with someone or not.
  • Prom is always expensive. That’s not always the case!  You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on your dress, shoes, etc.  If you shop smart, you can look like a million bucks at prom without spending much at all.
  • Prom night is going to be just like it is in the movies… Not exactly! Although prom night has a lot of potential, don’t stress if it’s not the absolute best night of your life.  That being said, it can also be everything you want it to be!
  • You absolutely HAVE to go to prom. Although I highly encourage it, you don’t have to go to prom!  If it’s not really your thing, don’t feel like it’s mandatory.
  • Winning prom queen is the most important thing about prom. Although prom king and queen are a pretty big deal, it’s not the only thing that happens at prom.  Don’t feel too bad if you’re not on the list of nominees!

Now that you know a little more of what to expect, make the most of your prom night!  Remember, you only do high school once!

Love, Chelsea

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8 Essentials Every College Girl Needs

As a freshman in my first semester of college, I’ve realized there are certain things that I can’t live without and things that I hadn’t even thought about buying or…

As a freshman in my first semester of college, I’ve realized there are certain things that I can’t live without and things that I hadn’t even thought about buying or bringing with me.  Whether it be food, school supplies, etc., here are some college essentials that you should add to your list as well!

  • A shower caddy.  If you’re living in a community style dorm, this is a must-have!  It makes it so much easier to take all of your things to and from the shower.
  • Microwaveable food.  Dining halls are great but sometimes you need something quick and easy.  Stack up on some microwaveable mac and cheese for those time crunch days.
  • But also healthy food!  Microwaveable meals are great but not always the healthiest option.  Grab some apples, bananas, etc. too!
  • Sorority rush essentials.  If you’re going through recruitment, make sure you have all of the necessities such as mints, a hair brush, lip gloss, etc.
  • Coffee, coffee, coffee!  I’m telling you, coffee will be your lifesaver!  It’s essential for those late nights in the library or 8 am classes.
  • To-go coffee cups.  Along with coffee, you’ll need some cute to-go coffee cups!  Target sells packages of them for a great price (they’re also super cute!).Chelsea Crockett - Planners
  • A stylish planner.  Taking multiple classes different days of the week can get confusing, especially when you have tons of due dates and exams!  Purchase a planner like one of the ones above to organize your assignments, meetings, events, etc.
  • A prayer partner.  On a more serious note, having a friend that you can talk and pray with is extremely important.  College can be tough and sometimes you need a trustworthy friend to be there for you.

If you check these off your list, you’ll be set!

XO – Chelsea

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Life Saving Websites for Students

School is back in session and as students, we can use all the help we can get!  With technology nowadays, there are so many new websites that are super useful…

School is back in session and as students, we can use all the help we can get!  With technology nowadays, there are so many new websites that are super useful for writing papers, studying, etc.  I wanted to share with you a few websites that will definitely come in handy this school year!

  • Quizlet.  With Quizlet, you can create your own flashcards and other study games to memorize whatever info you need to!  You can even use flashcards made by other students on the same topic if you’re too lazy to make them yourself!
  • EasyBib.  As long as your teacher isn’t super strict on citations, then this site is for you!  If you ever need quick MLA citations, all EasyBib needs is a URL and it’ll turn it into a perfect citation for your source!
  • PlagTracker.  PlagTracker allows you to copy and paste your essay into the website to check for any signs of plagiarism.  Sometimes you may’ve unintentionally copied a sentence or two without even knowing it!Chelsea Crockett - Rate My Professor
  • Rate My Professors.  This app can make or break your college career!  It lets you search your teacher and see various students’ reviews and ratings like the picture on the right.  It can really give you a heads up or even encourage you to switch classes before it’s too late!
  • KeepMeOut.  This website is so cool!  You type in which sites you want to block and you won’t be allowed to access them for the amount of time you set!  If you have trouble staying off Twitter and Instagram while studying, then this is perfect for you!

I hope these websites help you no matter what grade you’re going into this year!  I know I’ll be using some of them myself! 🙂

–          Chelsea

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College Orientation: Do’s and Don’ts

College orientation is a good place to meet people and get prepared for your first year as a college student. Along with a lot of you, I just graduated high…

College orientation is a good place to meet people and get prepared for your first year as a college student. Along with a lot of you, I just graduated high school, so orientation is coming up! There are certain things you must do during orientation. That being said, there are also things you must avoid, as well!

DO’S

  • Dress appropriately for the occasion! You will be meeting a lot of other students and even counselors of your new school.
  • Be social! Depending on where you go to college, there’s a big chance of you not knowing many people. Be talkative and engage in conversation. Everyone else there is trying to make friends just like you!
  • Ask questions. It’s hard to know what to expect when you leave for college. Orientation is supposed to answer some of those questions! Be curious and attentive in the seminars, meetings, etc.Chelsea Crockett - College Orientation

DON’TS

  • Don’t forget to bring all of your orientation essentials (especially if it’s overnight). Pack the right clothes along with everything the school requires. You may need to fill out forms or packets before arriving!
  • Don’t go unprepared. There are tons of things you’ll need to consider before orientation: which classes you want to take, how many credit hours of classes you want, etc. Have an idea in your head of what you want your schedule to look like!

I hope you have a successful college orientation :)!

-Chelsea

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ADVENTURE: Traveling to Europe 101

One of my writers recently got back from studying in Europe for the past 5 months, London to be exact. While she was there, she was able to cross off…

One of my writers recently got back from studying in Europe for the past 5 months, London to be exact. While she was there, she was able to cross off 10 countries along the way. I mean c’mon…TEN?! I was so curious how she made it to that many countries without being a millionaire! Her answers surprised me. Check out how you can travel through Europe on a budget too!

Getting around Europe is crazy cheap! Budget airlines like RyanAir, EasyJet, and WizzAir offer round trip airfare for as little as $50 round-trip. Say whaaaat?! If you’re traveling with a group of friends, try Air B&B. It allows you to rent apartments in incredible locations, aka a block away from the Colosseum, for an amazing price, especially if you are splitting with friends. Another fun route to go is with hostels! Hostels are like one big slumber party. It’s a large room with bunk beds and lockers. You can request a one gender room if you’d like! It’s a great way to get to know people your age and hear all of their travel stories. You just might learn a thing or two!Chelsea Crockett- hostel

Another amazing thing Lexi mentioned was how students get in free almost anywhere! Iconic landmarks such as the Louvre, Palace of Versailles, and the Prague Castle are completely free; not to mention the other sweet deals you can get at almost any huge landmark.  

If this doesn’t make you want to jump on a plane, I don’t know what would! Let’s go Insiders!

            Chelsea

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Be Your Best in School!

It’s that time of year.  School is once again in session!  Of course most of us dread it but the reality is…we have to do it!  So I’ve decided to…

It’s that time of year.  School is once again in session!  Of course most of us dread it but the reality is…we have to do it!  So I’ve decided to put a few things together to help us all be successful. (My mom’s a teacher and believe it or not…..I’ve asked her opinion!)

One thing that is so important is for students to try to get to know their teachers.  Teachers can be very busy and have a lot of students on their rosters.  Most teachers, however, really want to get to know their students and what is going on in their lives.  It’ll help you and your teachers communicate a lot better!

Another tip is to take good notes and write things down in your agenda or notebook.  It’s super helpful to have notes in front of you as a reminder.  It’s hard to try to remember everything after switching from subject to subject.  Jot down homework assignments, notes to return, supplies you might need, anything you may need to tell your parents, etc. Being organized pays off! Chelsea Crockett - Planner

Lastly, get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast.  Don’t spend all night on your phone with your friends. Put your phone/laptop away by 10pm and go to sleep!  It’s really hard to function throughout the day without catching some ZZZ’s.  Your mind will be sharper and your body will be well rested for the long day ahead of you!

XOXO, Chelsea

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Student Discounts!

Calling all college students!  I am about to tell you something so mind blowing that you may need to take a seat.  Did you know that your student ID can…

Calling all college students!  I am about to tell you something so mind blowing that you may need to take a seat.  Did you know that your student ID can get you discounts at a handful of stores?  Yes, that’s right!  You can get discounts at some of your favorite clothing and technology stores just by showing your ID!  Some fan favorite restaurants will even give you a free drink or percentage off your meal by proving you’re a student!Chelsea Crockett- student discounts

The term “poor college student” is pretty accurate and many franchises are aware of this.  Knowing that education comes at a price, they are willing to help out all students!  Although not all stores and restaurant offer discounts, be sure to ask next time you are about to purchase something.  You may be surprised!

This just goes to show that getting your education really does pay off.  Not only will you have a bright future ahead of you, but a few discounts along the way!

XOXO,

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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Helpful Tips for New Students

            Hey insiders!  When it comes to joining a new school, I think of nerves and wanting to fit in.  Some of you may have moved to a new state…

            Hey insiders!  When it comes to joining a new school, I think of nerves and wanting to fit in.  Some of you may have moved to a new state and already have butterflies about the first day of class.  Others could be transitioning into high school or junior high.  Whatever it is, we all have those first-day-of-school nerves that we just can’t shake off!  Here are a few tips to help calm you down.Chelsea Crockett - School

            #1: Be yourself!  When it comes to making new friends, being yourself is the perfect way to find a group of friends that fit you.  This way you can have fun without trying to be someone you’re not.

            #2: Join clubs!  Whether it’s a volleyball or art club, you’ll be sure to find people with the same interests as you!  You’ll also have a fun time while doing it!

            #3: Don’t get into the wrong crowd!  If you ever feel yourself uncomfortable with your new group of friends, don’t feel the need to stay with it.  Peer pressure is an awful thing and it’s easier to get out in the beginning than trying to use the same excuses over and over again. 

            Joining a new school is not as nearly as bad as everyone thinks!  With these tips, there’s no need to be nervous.  Just be yourself and have fun!

                                                         XO – Chelsea  

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