lifestyle, things i learned, videos

writing || hello 19: 8 things i learned in 2018

I'm turning 19 in just a few days, and one of the perks of being born so close to New Years' is that, to me, my birthday becomes an even bigger milestone than the turn of the year. Although this time around I won't be doing my usual resolutions, I wanted to still take some… Continue reading writing || hello 19: 8 things i learned in 2018

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

writing || dear ioana, here’s how your 2019 is going to go: a letter to myself from june

dear ioana, this is ioana. I'm sitting in the library and I just got a radical idea. Radical, dude. It's related to the post I made a couple days ago. But for you, who's old and wrinkled and none the wiser, it's a post I wrote six months ago. Haha, sucker! Each year, as December… Continue reading writing || dear ioana, here’s how your 2019 is going to go: a letter to myself from june

Literary Commentary, writing

writing || flowers for algernon

What a book. Not only did Flowers for Algernon make me cry, but it made me think. In an explosion of ways, in all directions, about everything life and death and in between. I loved this book. I don't even know where to start, but I know I want to write about it so that… Continue reading writing || flowers for algernon

Psychology, writing

writing || brief thoughts on private journaling vs public writing

Journaling. It's great, but I'm starting to think blogging may be a better practice. Writing for others forces you to make sense to minds other than your own and be a coherent personality. It's a bit more challenging but also requires more effort to ensure your words are as raw and organic as possible -… Continue reading writing || brief thoughts on private journaling vs public writing

organization, videos

organization || how i take typed textbook notes at university #ad

Are you getting ready for second semester at university, college or high school? Today's video is all about how I type my notes while at university to save time, paper (and my back!), and help me study more efficiently! I've partnered with PDFelement, a product by Wondershare to bring you this video and to help… Continue reading organization || how i take typed textbook notes at university #ad

academia, videos

lifestyle || know this before your exams: 9 mindset tips

Here's a quick reference sheet I've compiled of 9 quick pre-exam motivation, mindset and stress-relief tips! SLEEP. It changes EVERYTHING.Redefine your self-worth metric. This does not define your worth.Know your why. Learning is so lovely, and there is SO much to learn! This is just testing you on that.Appreciate the process. You like to think that… Continue reading lifestyle || know this before your exams: 9 mindset tips

organization, videos

organization || how to study + take notes: my new university note-taking system (UPDATED)

My new & improved note-taking system is up! I talk about my learning + study process, efficient note structure, and why it all matters! Note: The video is an updated version of my note-taking series. I'm taking a variety of content- and practice- heavy courses, so I'm sure you'll find some of my tips relevant… Continue reading organization || how to study + take notes: my new university note-taking system (UPDATED)