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
As I have mentioned in my fall semester goals, I am currently on the hunt for an internship for the winter and summer. As I am in a cooperative program at my university, it is required that I accomplish three four-month internships before I graduate. My first (and second) internship will be during the winter semester, starting at the beginning of January. So, naturally, I have to start looking and preparing for the interviewing process. The first step to landing an awesome internship is to write a killer resume! I am absolutely no expert here, but I went to a workshop at my career center and also met a counselor who helped me perfect my resume, even if I have no experience in my field.
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’ve always been good with organization. Ever since I was in elementary school, I loved planning and organizing things
(except my bedroom, haha). So the transition from high school to college wasn’t too hard for me. I was used to working hard and having a completely different schedule didn’t throw me off.
But I know it’s not the case for everyone. Organization is one of the things college students struggle with the most. It also happens to be one of the most important skills you can develop during your college years! You will need it to stay on top of assignments and social commitments, just like you will need it in the future with deadlines and appointments!
While I may be an organization freak, I also know what it’s like to be a hot mess. So today I thought I’d share some of the knowledge I’ve gathered over the years with you! 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!