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How to Deal With a Bad Professor

  Professors. They’re either good or bad, and I feel like there’s really no in-between. This semester, my first ever, I got blessed ((heavy sarcasm)) with a bad professor. When I say bad, I mean badddd, but not the I-don’t-know-anything-about-this-subject bad. They actually were really intelligent when it came to what they were teaching. However, […]

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My Journey of Hiking 100 Hikes in Under a Year

  In January of this year, I came across an organization, called Hikerbabes, that came up with the idea to start a movement that challenges women to go on 100 hikes but without the pressure of having to finish by a specific deadline. The idea of this movement is to encourage women to get out […]

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5 Tips for Choosing Classes in College

  I’m not quite sure where the last 3 months went, but semester 2 is right around the corner. That means, it’s time to start choosing my classes again. Now that I’ve done this before, I feel like I’m a seasoned veteran. No, really, even though this will only be my second time choosing classes, […]

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8 Homeschooling Questions Answered by a Homeschool Graduate

  Earlier this week, a friend of mine reached out to me about homeschooling. They told me that they were currently going through the decision process on whether or not they want to make the switch. Since they knew that I had just graduated as a homeschool student, they wanted to ask me some questions […]

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Hiking vs. Trekking

  Hiking and trekking are two words we’ve all heard, especially if you’re involved in the outdoor world. If we were to be asked what they mean, most of us would at least know that they relate to walking outside and maybe throw in a couple more characteristics regarding the two. However, apart from that, […]

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Hiking With A Baby (From An Aunt’s Perspective)

  From the second I found out I was going to be an aunt to a little boy, I knew I was going to want to take him on hikes with me. Before he was even born, I was already buying him a little onesie that said “Auntie’s hiking buddy”. I would look at it […]

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How Homeschooling Did/Didn’t Prepare Me For College

  It’s no secret that the high school to college transition is hard. Everything is new – the school, the expectations, the routine, the workload… everything. But, how does being homeschool affect the transition?   Going into my sophomore year of high school, I made the decision to homeschool. This wasn’t your typical kind of […]

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My First Month of College

Well, here we are, one month of college down. It’s kind of hard to believe. In some ways, it’s weirdto think it has already been a month. However, it’s even harder to think, hasit really only been a month? I feel like I’ve done six months worth ofwork squeezed into just one.   I’m going […]

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My College Journey

  I’m not usually the type to dream. I don’t have my wedding dress picked out or what flowers I want to walk down the aisle with. I mean, it helps that I don’t even want a wedding, haha. I don’t have my future house picked out or the names and genders of my kids. […]

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Why Hiking Helps Anxiety and Depression

  We’ve all heard that nature is good for the soul at one point or another. But, how true is that really? Can nature, specifically hiking, really help mental illnesses, increase happiness, and improve our memory? Well, thanks to many different scientists and their research, we’ve come up with some answers.   Environmental psychology is […]

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