This is a sponsored post in partnership with BioClarity and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own. I’ve had the same nightly routine since I was in middle school. No joke. It changes around slightly, but for the most part I do the same few things every night without fail. It’s important to stick to a good routine, it helps you build healthy habits and get yourself into the right mindset for the next day’s challenges. Today I’m going to share with you my nightly routine and how it has changed just a little since I started using BioClarity. Eat dinner. Ryan and I just got back from a 3 week vacation. We did a lot of walking around and exploring but we also did a ton of eating. I decided that once we got back it was time for me to buckle down and start eating healthier again. My typical dinner is usually a chicken breast with some brown rice. Occasionally I’ll treat myself by making ground turkey tacos but for the most part, I eat close to the same thing every night when I’m at school which can sometimes get boring but at least it’s… View Post

Ryan and I went on a road trip! If you recall from my previous posts, on the day after Christmas we flew to Oklahoma to be with his parents for a week. Then, we flew to Florida for a week in Fort Myers. We had a lot of fun and spent most of the week relaxing on the beach and trying every single restaurant within walking distance. Right before we flew to Florida, we decided that we wanted to take a road trip. Originally, Ryan was supposed to be in Fort Myers the following week for work meetings but then found out that he didn’t have to go. So we had a free week on our hands. We really wanted to visit New Orleans and Nashville but we had never made actual plan to go. When Ryan suggested we rent a car in Florida and drive back up to PA, stopping at a few destinations on the way, I was all for it. I love seeing new places and road-tripping is a great way to see more parts of the United States. We only had roughly 3 days in each place but we tried to make the most of it!… View Post

Today is the beginning of the end. I know that sounds super corny, but today marks the first day my last spring semester. This is my last semester of undergrad. Just typing that out feels really weird because I always felt like college was dragging along. But here we are! I was thinking about writing a post about how I prep for the spring semester but then I realized that I had a lot more to say on this momentous occasion so I settled on the idea of writing a post full of advice and my hopes and wishes for this last semester of college. If you’re a senior, maybe this post will make you feel a little nostalgic. Thinking back on the past 7 semesters, I’ve realized just how fast the time has flown! Document everything and live in the moment. Take lots and lots of pictures. Save your Snapchat stories. Write in a journal. Take polaroids. Try to cherish every moment you can. I’m guilty of always trying to fast forward. I can’t wait to graduate, I can’t wait to move on to grad school, I can’t wait to be an SLP. The list goes on and on. I’m trying to get better… View Post

Over the past few years I’ve started using Goodreads more and making reading goals for myself to try to complete. I made it my goal to read 25 books in 2016. In 2015, I finished a whopping 20 and figured I could read 5 more. Well, that seemed to be a little bit harder for me to accomplish this time around! I ended up finishing 2016 having read a total of 17 books and 5,310 pages. Not too shabby, but obviously I was a little discouraged I didn’t reach my goal. I’m trying again to read 25 books in 2017, and so far at 6 days into the new year, I’ve read 2! I always read a lot over winter break (typically because Ryan and I do a lot of beach travel and I loveeee to read on the beach!) so this year was no exception.

Around this time last year, I recapped my year of blogging. Sharing my favorite posts, most popular posts, and my social media stats for the year. I debated on whether to write the same type of post this year, but I decided to do it because it’s always nice to have these sorts of things to look back on. I also hope that by sharing my numbers with all of you, it’ll inspire you to keep track of your own growth! I don’t think it’s a good idea to obsess about numbers (I’ve stopped keeping track of my day-to-day numbers entirely), but I do think it’s important for you to see your own progress in a quantified way! But before I get into numbers, let’s talk about the most popular posts in 2016! Most popular posts. 1. Must Have School Supplies for Every College Freshman I wrote this post around the time I started this blog (almost 3 years ago!) but it only just started getting action this year after I cleaned up the post and created a pinnable photo. I’ll never stop telling people how important the pinnable photo is. I’ve seen posts go from getting 2 pins to 12,000… View Post