ephemeral grace.
Sep 01 at 06:50PM
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Analyzing Supreme Court cases and sipping on a frozen chai at the beach ☺️

Sep 01 at 06:43PM
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Barnard College of Columbia University… I’d like to go back now, please. 💙⭐️ #dreamschool (at Morningside Heights, NYC)

Sep 01 at 09:23AM
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My first day of school is tomorrow and I’m so nervous. My best friend is still in Spain, so I’ll be in classes without her. I’m stuck in intermediate orchestra with a bunch of freshmen and a new teacher (who is really mean to his guitar classes) EVEN THOUGH I’m supposed to be first chair in the ADVANCED orchestra… all due to scheduling issues. I really dislike the people at my school and I’m scared to go back with them after avoiding them all summer, and I’m scared of all my homework and the sleep deprivation and stress and lack of free time that is soon to come.
But on a positive note: I’m excited to see my teachers, I’m excited to learn new things in classes that genuinely interest me, and I’m excited to be a senior. Hopefully everything will turn out okay and won’t be as bad as I imagine it in my head.

Sep 01 at 09:19AM
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Essential Productivity Apps for any student:

  1. Caffeine-  Prevents your screen from going into sleep mode. Great if you’re writing notes on an article and the screen keeps dimming, whilst you hope that if you stare long enough, the phrase “homologous ways to a view of hegemony” will start to make sense.
  2. Flux- If you find that you can’t sleep for ages after studying late at night, then this app is a total game changer. It basically turns the light on the screen red, because science people say that blue light keeps you awake and red light doesn’t. (*Full Disclosure* I’m not a scientist)
  3. Focusbar- The annoying voice of your mother nagging you to finish your homework…in app form. You can set the annoying level (I have it set on “wildly annoying”) and a bar will appear in the corner every few seconds to remind you that you’re supposed to be doing something else besides looking at cat photos. 
  4. Microsoft Office- self explanatory, so I’ve linked to an article about life hacks for Microsoft Office instead. Because I’m just that awesome. 
  5. Nag- Does your 5 minute study break keep turning into an hour on Youtube? Then you need Nag in your life. It’s basically an alarm/timer. But an extremely loud and annoying alarm/timer that’s very difficult to ignore. The bells genuinely sound more judgemental the longer you ignore it.  
  6. Self Control-  Also known as Cold Turkey for Microsoft users. If you absolutely cannot be trusted with an internet connection, then you need Self Control in your life. You add a list of websites to the “blacklist”and then set how long you want the app to work for, and for that duration of time you wont be able to access those website. Seriously, not even rebooting your computer or uninstalling the app will let you access the blacklist until your time is up. Tough love at its finest.
  7. Zotero-  The new love of my life. Zotero allows you to manage all your citations and sources in one easy place. It’s an absolute life saver- no joke. There’s an in-word add in, so it will write your bibliography and citations for you in any format you want. There’s a chrome/firefox add in and a mobile app, so you don’t even have to type the citation into Zotero. Just press the button it does all the hard work for you. It even updates itself online, so you can still access your bibliography if your computer crashes. I <3 Zotero 5eva. 
Aug 31 at 11:19PM
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Do not allow yourselves to…feel inadequate or frustrated because you cannot do everything others seem to be accomplishing.

  Marvin J. Ashton (via mormonchannel)  
Aug 31 at 08:20PM
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second day of college and i’m already loving it!

Aug 31 at 08:19PM
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found my old chemistry notes for gcse. i’m actually quite proud of these

They look amazing o__o!!

Aug 31 at 11:25AM
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