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Hey, guys! My winter break is coming up and it will be my first long break since I've moved to the Chicago ‘burbs.
I'm pretty excited, to say the least. I have about a month off and I plan on doing lots of cleaning/organizing along with coming up with new goals for next month!
Since I'm going to have a whole month off, I plan on doing more than just working the entire time. That's what the old me would do, but not anymore! I'm going to make the most out of my time and try to do a little traveling as well…. Read more
Hey, guys! So I'm finally able to say I'm a couchsurfer. I did it.
I met up with a complete stranger from Couchsurfing. They have verified/background checked and had numerous references, so I went the “safer” route.
I'm officially in love with this site! I saved A TON of money since I don't have to spend anything on a hotel. I also got a personal “tour guide” all to myself. This was an amazing experience and has motivated/inspired me to do this again.
I plan on taking a 2 week trip in December solely using the couchsurfing site. I'd like to hit up 3-4 places during those 2 weeks, but I haven't decided where I will travel to yet…. Read more
Depending on what your regular schedule looks like, it's most likely filled with school, different jobs, children, various outside activities and so on. We are faced with different tasks we have to deal with on a daily basis.[no_toc]
For college students, most of us have regular part-time jobs and some even have full-time jobs. I have a classmate that works up to 70 hours a week while going to school full-time.
So, what is a person supposed to do when they are loaded with an abundance amount of stress?
Working the body to its maximum capacity is what many people do in the average life at one point or another. We forget that we have to take care of our mind and equally as important, our bodies.
So what do I do to help myself in the days when I've hit my max capacity and can no longer take the stress?… Read more
Oh, the stupid cigarette addiction I had in high school. I'm not really sure why I started smoking in the first place.[no_toc]
Was I stressed out? Did I feel pressured to smoke because the majority of my friends were smoking at the time?
I'm not really sure. I think I did it because I didn't really care about the health factors that were drawn into it because I was so young. I felt invincible and that's pretty normal for a high school adolescent.
So how did I quit smoking? Well, it's probably not how most people do it…. Read more
Ever since I moved to Chicago, I feel like I've been living in wonderland!
I am living in a suburb about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and I have the freedom to visit the city whenever I want to. Eventually, I'd like to live closer to the city to the point where I'd never even need a vehicle.
I'm not able to afford the costs of living out there, so those days will have to wait. For now, I'll basically be like a tourist every time I visit downtown Chicago, even though I'm only a short drive away…. Read more
I've made it a mission to start traveling more and to go experience places that I've never been. I've met a ton of people off Couchsurfing.com and I wish I knew about this site a long time ago!
I've been talking to quite a few people from all of the different destinations I want to go to. People are so welcoming and generous on this website. If you haven't been on the site yet, I would strongly encourage you to check it out. Everything is organized and laid out so clearly.
Some people even display pictures of the area you'll be sleeping in. You also basically have a tour guide for the short time you are there (depending on the couch surfing situation)…. Read more
Ah, the college life. I feel like the days are going by so quickly. I'm always either at school or one of my two jobs. When I'm not doing those things, I'm busy studying, doing my readings, and living a healthy life.[no_toc]
I also keep up with my blogging every week and do my best to inspire and motivate others. After all, that is said and done, I like to cozy up on my bed and listen to Mumford and Sons with a good book.
I'm different from other college students in a few aspects. I rent a room off campus, pay for all of my bills myself, and have a ton of financial responsibility. Thankfully I have 2 jobs that I actually enjoy doing. Otherwise, this would all get pretty stressful and challenging.
As most of you know I am going on a trip to Cusco, Peru in the summer of 2015 for a volunteer trip helping special needs children.[no_toc]
This trip isn't free and it's actually quite expensive. I need to find a way to raise some extra money for the trip since I will have to take several weeks off from work in order to do this volunteer trip…. Read more