Don’t ask why, but lately I’ve been craving some traveling. I’ve never really left my little hometown, except for a few trips in the States and exploring my own province a little bit (read about my day in Montreal here!). But Netflix has been adding a lot of amazing movies this past month and a couple of hours later, here I was, imagining myself roaming the streets of Rome with Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love.
But the thing is, I cannot really travel. Or at least, not right now. With college under its way and me working almost every week (and weekend!), I don’t have that much time to dedicate to travel. Add to that my hunt for an internship and homework, and I’m full!
One of the ways I love to get closer to a country and exploring its culture is learning its language. As a former language student, learning a new foreign language is something I love doing. It’s a lot of work, yes. But it’s also a lot of fun!
You might or might not know that English is not my mother tongue *gasps*. So trust me when I say that learning new languages will take you far! It’s a skill that’s never lost. Where would I be if I hadn’t learned English? No matter what field you end up working in, knowing more than one language is always helpful. You never know when you might meet someone who simply doesn’t understand a word you’re saying (and trust me, it will happen, one way or another).
And even if that doesn’t happen at work, knowing more than one language is a great asset, especially when you’re traveling! You’ll get a lot closer to the local population if you can speak their language. You’ll get to experience the true traveling experience, and that simply doesn’t have a price!
Over the years as a language lover, I’ve developed a few tips that helped me understand a foreign tongue better and learn it faster! And no, it does not require you to spend a penny on anything! (Unless you want to book a ticket to your dream destination, then please, be my guest!) View Post
Money is something a lot of people struggle with. It’s in everyone’s life, and we all depend on it for survival. But, as college students, we don’t always have tons of money at our disposal. Going to college costs a lot, and they are a lot of expenses that we also have to think about. At the end of the day, our bank account isn’t growing much.
I’m lucky enough to have parents that pay for my tuition and textbooks. But I still have to work and kick my own butt in order to save some money for future projects (more on that in a future blog post!). Ever since I’ve started to work at the library, I took good care of my money. I tried not to spend a lot and am very cautious of what is going in and out of my bank account. I’m no finances guru, but I like to think that I have a few tips to give when it comes to saving money. View Post
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling totally unmotivated lately. I didn’t know what to blog about, and the fact that I was working over 25 hours, on top of my 15 hours of classes every week, didn’t help. Once I finally had the time to sit down and write new posts, I was struck by a complete lack of motivation. Whether you’re a blogger or a college student, motivation is something that is important if you want to succeed. But keeping it is not always easy. There are a few ways that helped me get motivated once again, and today I thought I would share them with you!
I’ve never thought of myself as a morning person. Just the other day, during one of the #BloggingCollege chats, when asked whether I was a night owl or an early bird, I said “night owl” without even thinking about it. And then, I read other people’s answer. I then realized that maybe I wasn’t as much as a night owl as I thought I was.
I wake up at around 7 AM every day (yes, even when don’t have any morning classes or work), except for a few exceptions. I used to wake up a lot later than that when I was in high school, but ever since I’ve gotten to university, I’ve started enjoying waking up early and start my day as soon as I wake up. I feel much more productive now that I am a morning person! Want to become a morning person too? These tips should help you become one! View Post
With summer right at my door (one week left you guys!!!), I thought it would be a great idea to kick off my break with my summer 2016 bucket list!
You know how much I love making list, so I thought this was appropriate. I’ve made summer bucket lists for a few years now, and I absolutely love the idea of planning what I want to do during summer! View Post