Steph (Birdie) is a 20-something living the post-college life. She loves helping people and writing, so she put together this blog to spread the word about the stresses and hardships of being an adult and how to overcome them. In her spare time she covers mid-major D1 college basketball.
Your 20s are a rough time. You’re finally expected to be an adult, but don’t always have the experience as an adult. You’re probably living on your own for the first time, trying to figure out how to get and keep a job, cook for yourself for the first real time. It’s overwhelming. After 5 Habits Every 20-Something Should Have did so well, why not have bad habits to avoid? If you can’t create new ones, at least know which ones to avoid!
Healthy eating isn’t something that’s completely unrealistic in a college/university setting. Even if the most you have is a microwave and a mini fridge, there are many ways to utilize the tools you have to keep you going and keep at a healthy lifestyle.
How to Write a Stellar Resume in College (Traveling Through Tulips): As someone who specializes in more IT related resumes, it’s nice to see things from a different perspective.
Things to Do During Free Time on Campus (Read Study Repeat): Figuring out what to do with your free time on campus (hah!) can be daunting if you’re new to organizing your own time. But Read Study Repeat has things to get you started.
What is a 401K?: 10 Tips to Start Saving Now to Retire a Millionaire (Coming Up Roses): 401ks are HUGE in the working world. As soon as you get the chance to invest in one from your job, grab that up. Coming Up Roses has a great 10 tips on the basics to get you going.
How to Find Your Zone of Creativity (Alexa Koch): Finding your zone is hard enough, but finding your zone of creativity is even harder.
Dealing with Sleep Deprivation in College (College with Caitlyn): Sleep deprivation in college is a real thing. Once you’ve read about dealing with it, head over to my post of Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in College
Saving money is something that everyone struggles with. It’s also something everyone should be doing. That means starting in college, even when you don’t want to, or feel you can’t. There are many simple ways to save money without trying.
5 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life (A Millennial’s Guide to Life): You’re already a step ahead if you learn these lessons now rather than later.
How to Manage Life as a Student (Dani Dearest): Managing your life as student is tough. Especially if you’re on your own for the first time. Let Dani Dearest help you out with that.
Student Budget Life Hacks (15Bex02): Any kind of life hack is always a warm welcome. One of the things I regret is not budgeting during school. Get a head start here.
How to Cultivate Mindfulness & Gratitude (Alexa Koch): I’m still learning how to practice mindfulness. This is a great introduction to the concepts.
What is the National Student Exchange Program? (Letters from Sunshine): This is an interesting program I had never heard of before. Check it out and see if it’s for you!
Since my 5 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College post did so well, I thought I’d go off that and post my 5 Things I Regret Doing in College. It may not be as an exciting of a list, but if it prevents just one person from repeating my mistakes, that’s all that matters.
30 Netflix shows for a rainy day (Rebekah Blogs): Who doesn’t need a list of Netflix shows to watch?
4 Must-Have Items for College Dorm Rooms (Happy Student Life): These are some serious must-haves! I had all but one thing on the list when I was in college.
How to Make Class Enrollment Less Stressful (Macarons & Mascara): Signing up for classes was always a stressful time for me. Fighting to sign up for your necessary classes first before they were full caused more than one stress binge.
Advice from a Double Major (The Wise Willow): If you need some insight on being a double major, look no further.
19 Things I’ve Learned in 19 Years (Just Gigi): After 19 years of life, Gigi gives 19 things she’s learned along the way.
Exams are rough. No way around it. That’s their point, to make sure you understand the material you spent the semester working on. But what happens to those who have essays for finals? Most standard methods of studying like flash cards and memorization isn’t something that you utilize for essay exams. So what do you do? Well, as a former English major, I’ve got you covered.
Decluttering your closet is a big deal. If you’re not prepared, you could end up with a room full of clothes everywhere and a giant hot mess. Decluttering in general is something I’ve talked about before in my College & Minimalism: How They go Together and Why it’s Important post. Decluttering is your first step to minimalism. Even if you’re not looking to become a minimalist, it’s always good to go through your clothes once a year to clean out things that you don’t like, don’t fit, and generally won’t wear.