Paperless Post Collaboration & Review

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!!

Before I get into today's blog post, I wanted to let y'all know that you can expect a blog post from me every Monday again. The spring semester is officially over-- and I can officially breathe again. I am so happy to be back into the swing of blogging again.

Without further ado, here's today's blog post, a collaboration with Paperless Post:

What is Paperless Post?

Paperless Post is an online platform in which users can design invitations, cards, and flyers. 

How does it work?

Users can purchase coins for their e-cards. In exchange for a few coins, you can put together your own e-card or flyer. Even the background of your card is customizable; it's so cool!


Personally, I am a huge fan of the kate spade new york collection. The collection includes a variety of birthday cards, thank you cards, wedding invitations, etc. 

This one has got to be my favorite: 

Though this card isn't from the kate spade new york collection, it's still super fun! I'll definitely be sending this card to my sister on her birthday, May 31st.

Just to sum it up for y'all, I am a huge fan of Paperless Post and the company's mission. It's easy and fun! I'm planning on sending some more e-cards to my friends and family this summer. I might even put together some flyers for an event. 

Thanks for reading!

What I Learned During My First Year of College

I'll be honest: I thought college was going to be a step up from high school. Daunting drama. Fake friends. And, catty cliques. But, it wasn't like that at all. I slid into the crowd with ease. In this blog post, you'll read all about the lessons I learned during my first year of college.

Your roommate doesn't have to be your best friend.

My roommate and I said hello to one another, but we weren't the best of friends. And, that's okay. We were two totally different people. That's the case with some roommates. Don't beat yourself up over it.

Boys. They only want one thing.

As early as my freshman year in high school, I learned this concept. (You can read all about that experience by clicking here.) The same trend carries throughout college. Guys would ask my friends about me and get my Snapchat from others guys. And, they would constantly hit me up and ask to "hang out." Blocked him. And, him. Oh, and this other guy blocked me because I refused to give him what he wanted. It's disgusting.

Before you drink: think!

Go to parties and have fun, but be safe. Always put your safety first.

You DO meet your best friend in college.

Unfortunately, I didn't have the best group of friends in high school. I was ragged on by one jealous girl-- who totally killed my vibes. In college, I found my best friend. Shoutout to Erin! Thanks for always being there for me. This year has been a blast being by your side!!

Long distance relationships are hard.

Okay, really hard. I can't thank Kyle enough for putting up with me. As I got more comfortable
in college, I started testing my boundaries. We've had our fair share of downs. But, we've also had our fair share of ups. I learned that communication is definitely important. Don't shut someone out just because you're stressed.

You're capable of a lot more than you think.

You can make tons of friends. You can step out of your comfort zone. You can even be a spy for the Soviet Union during the Manhattan Project era; (it's a long story)!

You need to work for A's. 

I worked my butt of this year. And, it paid off. Hello, Dean's List!

Outfit repeats are not federal offenses.

In highs school, I'd rather be caught dead than be caught wearing a shirt I wore 6 months ago. Outfit repeats are a thing in college. And, guess what?! They're 100% accepted! Encouraged, even!

Being homesick is not childish.

I was homesick. A lot. I came home almost every weekend during my first semester. That's okay, too. It gave me time to adapt to college life a little bit more slowly. Unfortunately, if you're going to school on the other side of the country, it might be hard. But, hey, you'll make it work. FaceTime wasn't invented for nothing!

Don't take a professor twice if you didn't like them the first time around. 

If you had a professor that you loved and you have the opportunity to take his/her class again-- do it! However, if you didn't like a professor don't take them again. I learned that the hard way. (I thought hey, why not minor in that particular subject!)

Caffeine is your best friend.

Have an 8 AM class? I advise you hit up your school's coffee shop on the way to class. Oh, and you have a class that goes until 9:30 PM? I advise you hit up your school's coffee shop on your way back to your dorm. You're gonna want some sugar in your system to get you through these long days... and longer nights.

Group. Projects. Suck.

In high school they sucked. And guess what? In college they still suck. (Sorry mom, I know you hate that word.) But, it's true. Nobody wants to do their part of assignment, so someone-- usually you, has to take over. This one is inevitable. Good luck!

Things happen for a reason.

I've been saying this since my freshman year of high school. Things happen for a reason. You fail a test. You gain an internship. You go to a party. You meet someone new. It's all in God's plan for you to grow.

Checkout what I learned during my high school years:

Spring Semester Classes Recap

I am about to finish up my spring semester as a first-year student at Cabrini University. I could not be more thrilled with my experience!

I wanted to share with you the classes I took:

RELS 110 - Search For Meaning

As an honors student, I had to take this class. Cabrini University has a religion requirement, so this course counts towards that core. Overall, I was a little freaked out during the first few sessions. However, as the semester progressed I learned to like the class. And, I actually learned a lot.  

PSY 203 - Developmental Psychology I

This class is necessary in order to complete my major. This class focused on how children grow and develop. I really enjoyed writing papers for this class. However, the tests were super hard. Like, A, B, and C all sounded right to me. I can definitely tell you I worked my butt off after that first test.

HENG 305 - The Creation, Fall, and Redemption

As an honors student, I have to take an additional honors class. Coming into Cabrini, I had an English credit. Then, I was put into an English class for the fall semester. I decided to take another English class-- maybe I'll complete an English minor, who knows? I'm already half way there!

ECG 200 - Rethinking Addiction

By far, the coolest class I took this semester. This class counts towards the core curriculum as well. I absolutely loved it!  For my signature assignment, I talked about the safe houses Philadelphia was planning to put into affect in order to promote safe drug use. 

SPA 204 - Conversation and Composition

Oy vey. Last semester, I finished with an A-. For being the only freshman, I'd say that's not too shabby. Being in 204 meant that I was one of few native English speakers. The majority of my class was made up of hispanic students.

PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology

Again, another class towards my major. I loved this class! Again, I learned so much-- I know, I know. Who knew you learned so much in college?

Classes I'm Taking Next Fall:

SPA 210 - Intermediate Spanish Social Service
PSY 271 - Stats For Social Sciences I
PSY 202 - Personality Theories
PSY 305 - Social Psychology
PSY 204.- Developmental Psychology II
ECG 300 - Immigration, Law, and Social Justice

In August, I'll probably end up putting together a blog post on why I chose these courses. I'm going to start sharing some of my career path ideas with y'all, very, very soon.