Hey y’all!

I hope you’re having a great week!  I apologize for not posting on TPC for the past few weeks!  Spring semester has been pure craziness and I’ve barely had a chance to breathe, let alone sit down and write a blog post.  Although things are still crazy, I needed to take a study break and I thought I would see how y’all were doing!

With finals quickly approaching (eeeeek!), I thought I would share a few tips to help you get through the last few weeks of the semester as stress-free as possible.  Unfortunately, I can’t take away all the stress, but I can help you to help yourself!

1. Make Lists
I’m pretty sure that all of the TPC girls are compulsive to-do list makers!  I know for certain that Katie and I are especially fond of daily lists on stickie notes inside of our agendas.  With that said, whether it’s a daily list outlining everything that needs to be done that night or a long-term to do list outlining due dates and test dates for the rest of the semester, make things as easy to read as possible.  Instead of having to hunt through all of your syllabi to find that due date, put them all in one place!

2. Take time a break!
As much homework or studying as you have to do, it can always wait a few minutes.  It’s actually a really good idea to set an alarm every 45-60 minutes so that you get up, take a walk, get a drink, and allow your brain a few minutes to relax.  After that break sometimes I start a different assignment, make my bed, put in a load of laundry, or do something other quick chore that needs to be done.  Then, when you go back to work your brain will be refreshed and you might even be able to study better!

3. SLEEP
I know finals week seems like an appealing time to pull a bunch of all-nighters, to take only short naps, and to ditch any kind of sleep schedule you may have once had.  I’m here to tell you that that is a terrible idea.  Well, I know y’all already knew that, but I thought I’d remind you!  I understand if you can’t get nine hours of sleep, but a solid six hours of sleep each night (or early morning…) is essential!

What are some of your tips to get through finals week and the end of the semester?

xoxo,
Rebecca

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers!  I hope you have a great day (even if you are just looking forward to the half-price candy tomorrow!  I know I am!)

xoxo,
Rebecca

Birthday Bash

Because my birthday is so close to Valentines Day (and I tend to celebrate Birthday month…) I skip right over Single’s Awareness (because let’s face it – I go to a womens’ college) and continue the birthday bash!  My birthday this year is on a Monday (the 11th!) so I’m planning on celebrating mostly the weekend before and then putting the celebrating on hold until SPRING BREAK (yes, like two months later) until I’ll see my parents again!

Now it’s my 20th birthday, so no wild parties with my first alcoholic purchases.  But it’s a perfectly great reason to have tons of fun with my friends?  Yes?

So Friday night (the 8th), I’m signed up to go skiing with the Outdoor Program at my school!  A few of my friends are coming and it should be a great night out on the slopes.  I went last weekend and it was super fun!

Saturday night, my friends are taking me out to dinner!  We haven’t decided where we’re going yet…but we have two favorite restaurants so I’m sure it will be one of those!

Sunday will be filled with homework and any other things that need to get done…not so fun.

But don’t fear!  Because on the big day, Monday, I’ll be promptly awoken at 6:43 am (the time of my birthday) by my bestfriend who is all the way in New York City.  This is a little tradition we’ve had since my tenth grade (and her eleventh grade) year.  We went to boarding school and the night before my 16th birthday I slept in her room.  She woke me up at 6:43 with a card that sang High School Musical…some things never change!

 I don’t know what else my big day has in store for me, but as long as I’m surrounded by my friends (and by my family from a distance), I’m sure it will be great!

How do you celebrate your birthday?

xoxo,
Rebecca

Hello 2013!

I’m not one to usually make resolutions…but I feel like it wouldn’t hurt for me to make some goals for 2013!  I tried to make them reasonable and challenging at the same time!

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Have you thought about any goals for next year?  No matter how small or how big, I’d love to hear them!

xoxo,
Rebecca

Merry Christmas! 2012

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Christmas is a joyous and special time of year. Celebrate hope, love, and charity on this holiday  with important people in your life, like family and friends!

What have you done on this happy holiday? 

Love, The Prep Crew

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