advice

Learning how to Self Love

Life

I've read a lot of amazing posts this month about self love, learning to self love, and more! I want to jump on the self-love train and talk about it as well.  I don't think loving yourself is something that happens overnight, nor does self hatred. I think they are things we teach ourselves over time, dependent on our surroundings. So many things can shape us on our journey growing…

Guest Post: New Year’s Resolutions Every College Student Should Set

Life

Hi, I’m Taylor from A Cup of Tay, and today I’m filling in for the lovely Jess while she is jetsetting (so jealous). I hope she’s having a fantastic time and eating some seriously good food, because food is the best part of traveling. It’s the new year, which means New Years’ Resolutions. As a college student, I think there are a lot of New Years’ Resolutions college students should…

Korea Plans

Life, Travel Diaries

I mentioned before that I was heading to South Korea to visit Sarah. Well, by now I have landed in Seoul and am probably traveling back to Sarah's place! I pre-wrote this post, so I can only guess about my excitement level....but I'm assuming that it's through the roof!! It's time-consuming and a bit complicated/stressful to plan, pack, and get ready for a trip of this size! It's one thing…

The Artistic Struggle

Life

Being an artistic person, you always run into some struggles. Mostly they end up being related to motivation or self confidence. I've been thinking about the struggles of the artistic types recently, especially after working on some recent commissions. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you're not good enough, or that everyone is better than you. There are so many artists out there and everyone has…

High School Lessons Learned

Life

I was kind of thinking about High School recently since my classes un-offical 5 year reunion happened not to long ago. I didn't go, mind you, since I don't really miss high school at all. It doesn't contain wonderful rose colored memories of my youth or anything...minus the science class that I met Sarah (again). Aside from that, it wasn't anything special. Days don't stand out to me, and I…

Bookworm Does: Daily Planner

Design, Life

After making my editorial calendar, I got to thinking that I should make myself a planner as well. I'm currently not using one, but I really ought to, especially since I keep confusing weekends/dates and what not. My dry erase calendar in the kitchen can only help so much. I also wasn't in the market to purchase a 60+ dollar daily planner/binder. Well, I'm a designer, so why not just…

Boyfriend’s Advice on College

Posts by Alex

Hello all, Alex here again with something not music related for once! When Jess was writing her “Bookworm’s Advice on College” post a few weeks ago, we were comparing notes on what each of us thought were the most important tips for students just starting college. Currently I’m teaching juniors and seniors in high school so I’ve had a bit of this advice on my mind lately. So, we decided…

Bookworm’s Advice on College

Life

I'm a graduate of two VERY different colleges. I went to University of Pittsburgh first, the kind of typical university that you tend to see, very book/test/paper heavy work load. Then I went to one of the Art Institutes, which was completely different in terms of work. After five years of college, I feel like I have some advice I can give. Turn everything in on time. Not only does…