The Stress of Studying

Lately I’ve been hit with exam after exam, paper after paper, and on top of that I have projects in all of my classes. But I’ve learned that that’s just college and you have to find a system that works for you with keeping up with all of these activities. My system is this chair in my sorority house. Every day (literally) I come to the Alpha Omicron Pi house and sit in this very chair and study my butt off.  For me this is essential that I snag this chair because it’s just far away from my sisters that I won’t be bothered but still close enough for me to peak my head around the corner and see whats up.

Staying organized has been a toughie for me due to the overwhelming stress that comes with exam week, yet I’ve found I’ve been able to stay afloat due to the miraculous invention of sticky notes and a daily planner. I carry these two bad boys around with me everywhere I go and it proves to come in handy for when I need to spontaneously write a reminder or check my schedule to see if I have enough time to eat lunch (this actually happens).

Overall, I wouldn’t change a thing because ultimately this place is my home and I love the idea that all of this will pay off in a couple years when I get my degree and start my journey as a functioning adult in society. So until then I’ll just hang tight in my favorite chair and sip on some coffee while I work and study off of two hours of sleep.

-CC

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Whole Foods

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The past year living as a broke college student has taught me that I can’t always afford to buy that really cute hot pink nail polish I want at Ulta. But what I find myself doing every weekend is shopping at the one place I really can’t afford… Whole Foods. My best friend and college roommate introduced me to the beautiful yet highly expensive world of buying my groceries at Whole Foods my freshman year in college. And now (to the dismay of my bank account) it seems I can’t go back to shopping anywhere else. I tend to wonder if the chicken that I would normally get at my local Kroger or Walmart is Organic, grass-fed, GMO free, or free range and as I further debate about my chicken I find myself to be too spoiled to get any other kind of meat. I know, this is terrible, and really I have no problem with eating microwave velveeta macaroni but honestly its something about being in a Whole Foods supermarket that just makes me want to spend the most to get the very best. Maybe that’s why my dad tells me to avoid shopping there…

All I know is that something strong and maybe even supernatural comes over me when I enter that beautiful and organic store that reminds me a lot like how Target affects most people. I go in there thinking I’m only going to buy a pineapple and some turkey meat for the week and I end up leaving with a full shopping cart and an empty wallet. To this day I still wonder why I continuously put myself through the pain of shopping at a store that is known for being a tad too expensive for its products. All I know is that now that I’m preparing my own food and buying my own groceries I have become a little too sensitive to the costs of produce than I am about clothing and makeup. #adulting

Fayetteville

Living in Fayetteville this past year has been such an amazing and eye opening experience. From meeting new friends and seeing everything Arkansas has to offer I can already tell I love it here. The University of Arkansas campus is one of the prettiest I have ever seen and when the seasons change you can always experience everything in full vibrant colors!

Some of my favorite go to restaurants that I’ve had the pleasure of trying is Wood Stone Craft Pizza for all your cheesy needs, Wasabi for the nights when you crave sushi, Hugo’s for when ya really need a cheeseburger to fight that hangover Sunday afternoon, and finally Tacos 4 Life for when I REALLY miss my most favorite Tex-Mex foods. Another reason why I love this place so much could possibly be because of my favorite place on earth, Fiji. (Insert heart eye emojis)

I was first introduced to said frat when I came to visit UARK and my cousin who just happens to be a Fiji member invited me over to their house to have the grand tour. My eyes could not believe all the beautiful guys that greeted me as soon as I walked through those doors and ever since then I’ve never needed another frat to satisfy my party needs ever again.

But there’s more to life in Fayetteville than just boys, food, and partying… or so I’ve been told but when you find another reason just give me a call! Just kidding, the University itself is amazing and I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else to finish my education! I plan on double majoring in English and Journalism and their program here is amazing! I was blessed with some amazing roommates who happen to be some of my bestest friends and almost every weekend you can catch us doing something wacky or adventurous. Just recently we went to a little boutique called Maude in order to shop and take some fun pics for my friends fashion blog which included for a very fun and eventful Saturday afternoon.

Good vibes,

~CC