Five Highlights

There is no way around it, so I am going to name the elephant in the room right off the bat—

I definitely overestimated how ambitious I would be over the summer in consistently posting while vacationing in Europe. One oversight on my part was how often we would be traveling from place to place with only a few days at each location and trying to maximize the time we spent outside and away from technology. Another oversight was the amount of time it took for me to load the pictures onto my computer from my camera, select the ones I liked, reflect on what was done each day, and then write about it. Hopefully, I will be able to play “catch-up” at an efficient speed and be back on track in no time! ūüôā

Moving on to this week’s fiveeeee highlights!

1. “Hunt, Don’t Fish”

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Photo: Lifehack

I initially heard quote¬†from a professional development session last week, and it just stuck with me. I believe¬†this motto applies not only for the classroom, but also in our personal lives. I think there is a certain mindset that we all sometimes adopt where we think that because so many aspects of our lives are out of our locus of control (and also unknown!), we do not really take the time or assertiveness to go after the things we really want.… READ FULL POST

Wishlist Wednesday: Back-to-School Book Bags (Guest Post by Grace)

About a month ago, I finally decide to get my mid-20’s crap together and get serious about finishing up my Bachelor’s. ¬†Yesterday was my first day of class, and although¬†I’m doing my classes purely online so that I can work full time, it’s got me in a somewhat “back to school” mood (that plus I can’t wait for Fall…cooler weather¬†now please!). ¬†Therefore this week’s “Wishlist Wednesday” is focused on the school workhorse… the book bag: backpack, messenger bag, tote…it’s the thing you use to schlep your tons of stuff to and from class every day!

1) ¬†Jansport “Superbreak” Backpack:¬†$36

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Every person I know had a Jansport backpack at one time or another. ¬†This is¬†THE backpack; you can throw it around, carry all your crap in it, and with the exception of maybe running it through a shredder, it just doesn’t die. ¬†I still have mine from high school, and it’s still in one piece. ¬†It’s available in a plethora of colors and prints to suit everybody’s tastes (I won’t lie, I’m actually quite envious of all the patterns available these days).

2) Herschel & Co “Little America” Backpack: $90-$170

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Herschel & Co’s “Little America” is a backpack I’ve seen the last two years that is growing in popularity. ¬†… READ FULL POST