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Weekly Preview (8/21-8/27)

Hey guys! Welcome back. It’s time for the Weekly Preview. Next week should be pretty good, so let me know what you are most looking forward to. Also, I know last week there were a couple of days where my posts were late and I apologize for that. This week should be better.

Monday 8/21–If You Think You’re Not Good Enough Monday’s are all about motivating and inspiring. And I think one of the things many of us struggle with is not feeling good enough. So this post is all about how to deal with that and more.

Tuesday 8/22–Blogging in College This post is coincidentally all about blogging in college. It consists of why I do it, how I do it, when I do it, and what I blog about. This will be especially helpful if you are new to blogging, new to college, or both.

Wednesday 8/23–Advice for My Fellow Introverts I am an introvert and unashamed. But it can be difficult, especially in college. So I have some advice on how to manage, how to still get what you want, and how to make some friends.

Thursday 8/24–Writing Is the Best Therapy This is bout why I write and how far I have come because of writing.

Friday 8/25–Kathleenlights She is another YouTube superstar that I love watching. Also I will be posting my Monthly Favorites on this day. I won’t have many, but spoiler there is a new TV show.

Saturday 8/26–My Biggest Piece of Relationship Advice Honestly I don’t know what this is going to be. When I scheduled this I guess I figured I would figure it now.

Sunday 8/27–Weekly/Monthly Preview I can’t believe September is almost here. That means Fall is pretty close. I am so excited because I hate this hot, humid weather. I want to be chilled. Anyway I will do the regular Weekly Preview on this day, as well as the preview for September.

And that’s it for this one. There will probably be a few random posts throughout the week per usual. But I hope you enjoyed this. If you did please like this post so I know to keep doing them. Don’t forget to follow before you leave and I will see you next time!

Cleaning My Dorm: Tips&Tricks

Hey guys! Welcome back. I wanted to write something a little different. I know a lot of people do something similar to this, so I wanted to do one of my own. This will be especially helpful if you are or will be living in a dorm. They are small, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to clean and keep organized and tidy. Here is how I clean (my side) of my dorm room.

  1. Make the bed. The first thing I do in the morning is make my bed. It’s super simple, but makes the room look super put together.
  2. Take out the trash. My trash sometimes accumulates at various speeds. Some days I have a lot of it, some days I don’t have any. It just depends on what I’m doing. But I generally just take it out when it’s full.
  3. Contain the laundry. Put your clean clothes away. Don’t leave them in a basket beside your bed. Put them up. Your room will look so much better. Put your dirty clothes in the basket. My worst habit is throwing my clothes in the floor when I take them off and not putting them in the basket where they belong.
  4. Put things away. I usually have miscellaneous items lying around that I forget to put away. Things like makeup, pens, papers, and things like that. So when I’m cleaning I put these things away.
  5. Wipe down surfaces. We have a sink in our room so I clean this regularly. I also wipe down my desk.
  6. Sweep floor. This is the thing I sometimes forget to do. I don’t know why.

And that’s it for my cleaning tips and tricks. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave and I will see you next time!

Why You Should Move In Together When You Are Ready

Hey guys! Welcome back. I think when it comes to relationships we all have different opinions and expectations. And not everyone is okay with that. Some people have the idea that we should all think and behave a certain way. Especially when it comes to romantic relationships. However, what’s important to remember is that you relationship and how it progresses is up to you and your partner. Not the standards that society has set and how others see it.

The truth is, if you move in one month after you start seeing each other or it takes six years, it doesn’t matter. People and relationships move at different speeds. There is nothing wrong with how or when you do it, as long as it’s what both of you want. You shouldn’t let people say things like, “you’ve been together so long, you should be living together” or “you should really wait until you are married to live together”. That’s not anyone else’s decision. Don’t let other’s opinions influence this critical, life-changing decision. Just be open and honest with one another.

You’re always going to be nervous. And there is no shame in going to others and seeking advice. But it is ultimately your decision. It is a scary thought. You are taking on a big commitment and it might not work out. But you have to take that leap of faith and trust yourself and your partner. Nothing is scarier than sharing a space with someone if you don’t know if it will work out. But you shouldn’t let that keep you from trying..

Living together isn’t a substitution for marriage. However, you don’t need to be married to live together, especially if you’re not sure if it will work out. If you already spend a great deal of time together and spend the night regularly it may be time to just close the deal. You will always be scared. It’s natural and means that you understand how big of a commitment this is. But if it’s right, you will know it and you will feel it. So just do it.

That’s all I have for this one. Thank you so much for reading. Let me know what else you would like to see. Please like this if you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to follow before you will leave and I will see you next time!

Taylor Swift

Hey guys! Welcome back. It’s Friday which means I get to do another Friday Favorites video. But before that I want you all to comment below some of your favorite things. Food, music, books, beauty products, movies, TV shows, hobbies, etc. One of these Fridays I want to compile all of your posts (anonymously) into a Friday Favorites post. So comment below and let me know.

But today is dedicated to Taylor Swift. Some people love her, some people hate her. Regardless she’s got a lot going for her. And in light of everything going against her, here are some of my favorite Taylor Swift songs. Disclaimer: There are a lot.

Picture to Burn

Tim McGraw

Should’ve Said No

Mary’s Song

Teardrops On My Guitar

Our Song

Invisible

Fearless

Breathe

White Horse

Bad Blood

You Belong With Me

Love Story

I Knew You Were Trouble

22

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Everything Has Changed

Back to December

Mean

Safe and Sound

Fifteen

Begin Again

Ours

Mine

Sparks Fly

The Story of Us

All Too Well

Red

Forever and Always

Long Live

Last Kiss

Treacherous

The Last Time

The Moment I Knew

Girl At Home

Innocent

Holy Ground

I Almost Do

Speak Now

Starlight

Come back…Be Here

Stay Stay Stay

Haunted

A Place In This World

You’re Not Sorry

Never Grow Up

The Best Day

Cold As You

Crazier

Untouchable

Superstar

Superman

Sweeter Than Fiction

I Heart ?

Permanent Marker

Stay Beautiful

Eyes Open

The Outside

Ronan

And that’s it. Well honestly there’s probably more, but that’s all I could think of. I hope you enjoyed this. Please be sure to like it if you did. Let me know what you’re favorite Taylor Swift song(s) are. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I will see you next time!

Why You Shouldn’t Let Go of the Past

Hey guys! Welcome back. Our past, no matter how good or bad it may seem, is a part of who we are. It’s sometimes messy, it sometimes makes us feel a little insecure, and at times we wish it were different. Nonetheless, it helped shape us and make us who we are. We study history for a reason. We learn about what came before us for a reason. In order to understand who we are and what our significance is, we must take a look back at the past.

Your past is defining and significant. It may not be perfect, but it does mean something. Like it or not, the person you are today is in a big way a part of where you came from. This may not be easy to accept, but it’s true. Who you are is shaped by those around you, the choices you have made, and the things you have learned. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone struggles. That’s what sets us apart from the rest of the world. We are accountable for these mistakes.

Your past is your story. When you tell someone abut yourself the past comes up. When you reminisce with people you know you tell stories. It’s always a topic of interest. Where did you come from? What did you do? How did you do? Why did you do it? All questions about the past.

You can’t forget about the past and you shouldn’t try. That’s not to say you should try living there. At some point you have to move on. But to say “forget the past” is to be misleading. You must learn from it. You have to grow and develop as a person and the best way to do that is study your past. What are some mistakes you made? What could you have done differently? Where did you go wrong? These may be tough questions, but to answer them fully and honestly is to allow yourself to grow and change.

Learning from your past and remembering it will make you a better person. You will understand who you are and what you want so much more. It may require some digging, but at the end of the day you will have so much more insight. So don’t choose to try and forget about it. Learn from it.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed it. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow if you’re not already and I will see you next time!

Tips for Surviving College

Hey guys! Welcome back. For some of you college has started and for others it will be soon. If it’s your first time I have a few tips for you (even if it’s not your first time) that I think will help. But I want to make a small, yet significant point. College is not just about surviving. It’s also about thriving. So here are 15 tips to help you do just that.

1. Go to all orientations. For some schools they are mandatory. But if they’re not, I recommend going anyway. It’s super fun and you learn a lot. There is usually a club fair, some information seminars, and things like that. It’s a good way to meet people around campus as well.

2. Get to know people in your residence hall. This is a great way to make friends. Even if it’s just one person.

3. Get organized. I absolutely cannot stress this enough. If you haven’t already go out right now and by a planner. It will save your life. I swear. This is one thing that will save you from stressing out way more than you need to.

4. Find the ideal place to study. This is also essential to your success. If you find that you can’t study in your dorm without getting distracted, go somewhere else. But don’t force yourself to sit in the library either. Try outside or in your residence hall’s lobby.

5. Go to class. This shouldn’t have to be here, but some people think they can not go to class and still make it. And in some instances this may be true. You may pass the class. But college is all about learning and growing. And if you’re not going to class are you learning?

6. Meet with your professors. Your professors will help you if you allow them to. It’s part of their job.

7. Get to know your academic advisor. Ask questions. Get to know them. Let them know if you are struggling. They are there to help you succeed.

8. Seek a balance. College is a lot. There’s a lot of work, a lot of papers, a lot of tests and projects, presentations. There are campus events, club meetings, residence life things. You have to eat, sleep shower, partake in social events, get your work done, and still keep your sanity. It’s a lot. Make a routine. Trust me. It helps.

9. Get involved on campus. There are plenty of clubs and other things that you can do. And regardless of all you have to do, getting involved is super important. It’s where friendships are made, you have fun, and you more than likely do some good.

10. Strive for good grades. If you strive for them, they will come. It won’t always be easy. But the end result will make it all worth it. Work hard and good things are destined to happen. Don’t sell yourself short just because you son’t want to try.

11. Make time for you. Find a hobby. Read a book. Watch TV. Find something that makes you happy and takes your mind off of things for a while. Let yourself relax.

12. Don’t make any hasty decisions about your career or major. You have plenty of time to figure it out. You don’t want to end up doing the wrong thing. Don’t be afraid to change your mind several times. You will end up happy. Don’t think you have to stick to one thing. Let yourself explore your options. You may be surprised.

13. Don’t procrastinate; prioritize your life. I procrastinate way more than I should. But I’m working to get better at prioritizing. My biggest piece of advice is to have a routine. Make it your own. But make sure you are prioritizing.

14. Don’t cut corners. This goes back to working hard. Don’t cheat. Don’t push everything off and cram. Do your best. Give it all you have. Your efforts will be rewarded.

15. Be prepared to feel overwhelmed. You will feel this. There will be stress and pressure. You will get bombarded with reading and tests. Papers, projects, presentations. It’s all coming and it’s all coming at once. So be prepared.

That’s it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave and I will see you next time!

How to Stop Underestimating Yourself

Hey guys! Welcome back. I’ve been there. There have been times in my 20 years of life where I have thought to myself, “You cannot do this. It’s too much.” And while at the time these thoughts had some legitimacy, it wasn’t entirely accurate. I was selling myself short when what I really needed to do was believe that I could and would conquer what I faced.

But I still struggle. I still can’t entirely grasp that I can do it. I, like most people, underestimate myself. Sometimes I feel like I am literally dying because honestly the amount of stress and pressure I am under feels like it’s just too much. There is no way that I can possibly make it through. But I do. I’ve always survived.

So why is it that I always feel stress when looking at a huge workload before I feel anything else? Why is my first reaction I can’t do this? What brings out that negativity? It may be the feelings of similar situations in the past resurfacing. It may be that I feel if I am really hard on myself I will push myself harder. Whatever the reason, it isn’t good.

I think our issue most of the time is not what we need to accomplish, but our reaction to it. Our issues lie within our own minds. We are too quick to respond. We don’t take a step back and let it process. So next time you feel stressed or overwhelmed, just remember that you’ve done it before and you will do it again. There is nothing stopping you but yourself.

You can do great things. Not everything will be easy, but if you want it, you can have it. You just have to be willing to work for it. Don’t let the stress become too much. Don’t let it freeze you out. Just keep going. You’ll make it.

Maintaining a Long Distance Relationship

Relationships can be difficult, but trying to keep a long distance relationship together and thriving is even more difficult. Especially if you’ve never done it before. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. As long as you love and care for one another, the relationship can and will last. Here are a few tips I personally learned that will help.

See it as an opportunity.

You have the opportunity to learn and grow. You need to learn how to live on your own before you can be happy living with someone else. Take the time you do have to really get to know the other person.

Set some ground rules.

Know what they expect and let them know what you expect. Be sure you both understand the others wants and needs. This will resolve many unwanted issues.

Communicate regularly and creatively. 

Communication is key in any relationship. So when doing long distance try calling, texting, video chatting, etc. Come up with exciting ways to communicate so you don’t get bored.

Talk dirty.

I know it sounds unconventional, but everyone has a sex drive. And when you can’t see one another you need to relieve that sexual tension somehow.

Do similar things.

Watch the same shows, read the same books, and things like this. This will give you things to talk about.

Visit one another.

It may not happen often, but you should still make plans to see each other. This will keep the romance alive.

Have a goal in mind.

Know what you want out of the relationship and what your partner wants out of it. Understand why you are in the relationship and what you are working for.

Enjoy your time apart.

Spend time with friends and family. Spend time with yourself. Enjoy being on your own.

Stay honest with each other.

Let them know when you’re scared or worried. Tell them what is going on and how you feel. Don’t hide your emotions.

Know each other’s schedules.

Know when the other person is busy, sleeping, or free. And tell them your schedule so you are on the same page. Schedule times to talk to one another. This will alleviate stress.

Give them something to hold on to.

Give them something special that will remind them of you.

Stay positive.

Don’t worry so much about what they are doing or who they are with. Learn to trust them and be secure in your relationship. Keep communicating.

What’s In My Purse

Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I decided to do a “What’s In My Purse?” post because a lot of people do them and I think they are cool. So let’s just do it.

These are a list of things I keep in my purse:

  • Chapstick
  • Keys
  • Gum
  • Wallet
  • Concealer
  • Headphones
  • An extra pen/pencil
  • Lipstick
  • Hand sanitizer

And that’s basically it. Thanks for reading!

 

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