Here’s How My Mid-College Gap Year Is Going So Far

Here’s How My Mid-College Gap Year Is Going So Far

I have no grades to report. I don’t go to college. That’s the just of the emails I’m currently sending out to all the schools…

7 Tips for Surviving the Mid-Semester Blues

7 Tips for Surviving the Mid-Semester Blues

Second semester is rough. Even with spring break fast approaching, the middle of this term often feels impossible to get through. You’ve already been in…

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

I am not a procrastinator. Last year, I started every paper as soon as it was assigned. I got all my assignments done earlier enough…

Podcasts: A Modern, Educational Love Story

Podcasts: A Modern, Educational Love Story

I’m not sure if I believe that there’s someone out there for everyone. What I do believe is that there is a very special podcast…

Welcome to the Real World: Being an Adult

Welcome to the Real World: Being an Adult

Rent is due at the end of this week, and so is my electric bill. I just found out my first student loan payment is…

Minding the Gap: The Selfishness of the Gap Year Participant

Minding the Gap: The Selfishness of the Gap Year Participant

Cue the dramatic music, a young woman saying “I just feel like I need to find myself” with a huge backpack on her back as she…

Minding the Gap: Welcome to the New Age

Minding the Gap: Welcome to the New Age

It’s weird to see pictures of my friends from college at o-week parties on Facebook. It’s weird that I’m not in them. Surreal, really. This…

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Realizing you are unhappy is not fun, but admitting that you are unhappy is different. Telling someone, or even yourself, that things aren’t going so…

5 Commencement Speeches That’ll Make You Feel Okay About Your Future

5 Commencement Speeches That’ll Make You Feel Okay About Your Future

Leaving is hard. It means you have to start a new chapter of your life. Leaving anything is hard. It’s why I never watch the…

What Should You Do When College Parties Get Boring?

What Should You Do When College Parties Get Boring?

WOOOOOOO COLLEGE PARTIES. Alcohol! Boys! Girls! Red Solo Cups! Music! Sticky floors! Unidentifiable goop in your hair! It’s great. Parties in college are disgustingly charming. They…

Why A Psychology Major Is the Coolest Thing Ever

Why A Psychology Major Is the Coolest Thing Ever

Psych was pretty much my favorite show when I was a pre-teen (and I’m still totally down for a rerun marathon anytime), so it should…

What I Learned from Going Abroad My Freshman Year of College

What I Learned from Going Abroad My Freshman Year of College

I left the country for the first time this past May, right after I finished my second semester of college. I was gone for a…

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