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Hi, I’m Via. I am a full time college student & a part time writer. I love helping people & this blog is where those things all come together. Everything from college, to travel, to general life advice, it can all be found here! I just like to share my experiences and what I have learned along my way.

18 Apps that Every College Student Needs

Note Taking Apps Note taking in college is something that can be really important & is a skill that everyone should probably have. Although there are more fill in the blank notes than I expected in college, I still needed some good habits when it came to note taking. Here are some of the best […]

Step by Step Semester at Sea Packing List

Packing for Semester at Sea, or a semester abroad in general can be a lot to handle! I created this list for myself to pack for my future travels & hope that it will be helpful to y’all as well. Thinking about packing in advance, especially for a trip like this is something that is […]

Taking Notes During Virtual Learning

Among all of the changes that have occurred due to the pandemic, one of the most difficult for high school and college aged students is online classes. Even though college is a lot of teaching yourself, this is a whole new level of self-taught learning. This post should give you some good tips to get through those tough video lectures or readings…

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My Favorite Winter Layering Ideas

I have some winter laying tips to create cute outfits that will boost your confidence and your mood. So, put down that sweatshirt and pick up a turtleneck, because you are going to need it…

3 Ways to Save on College Textbooks

Buying textbooks for college, quite frankly, sucks. You already pay so much for classes and housing and meal plans, and then you get hit with hundreds of dollars worth of books that you just need to buy. After 4 semesters of this pain, I have learned a few tricks to saving money in this area […]

Festive New Year’s Eve Outfits 2020

Whether your celebration is virtual or not, who says you can’t leave 2020 behind in a cloud of sequins. That’s right, those are still all the rage this year. Sequins came into fashion in the 1920s, so it’s not surprising that they are back in high demand during the “new 20s”


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