6 Tips for Jordan Year

As my 23rd birthday approaches it has led me to think of some tips that most likely don’t cross our mind by this age but we should definitely start doing or thinking about.  So I decided to share a few things that I’ve come up with.

1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

I know we live in a society where it’s a do everything yourself without help, but you know what sometimes you need help. Regardless if it’s offered or you ask for it don’t be afraid to take it. The little help that you do ask for just might help you out tremendously and go a long way down the line. Don’t be afraid to say I don’t understand and I need a little guidance. If your like me and always use to do everything on your on without any help then I know it can be hard but don’t turn it down. Take it even if you don’t want it, but in the end you won’t regret it at all and you’ll be glad that you took it.

2. Don’t be fooled by social media

Social media runs the world that we live in today. Ever body looks happy and it seems like their life is perfect, you hear about constant accomplishments, latest gossip, etc. Sometimes it might have you thinking that you don’t have your life together and that you need to step up your game a little…nope that’s not how it always goes. That’s just how a lot of people make it seem, everybody has their struggles whether big or small. They might not voice them but don’t that just because you don’t hear about them doesn’t mean there not there. Everybody goes through some form of struggles in their life. I’ve had a few people come up to me and even say it you seems like you really have it all together and then I tell them if you only knew my stress level you would think otherwise haha. So relax , life is life just because something seems perfect on social media doesn’t mean it is. You got this just take it one day at a time.

3. Explore the world

I always stress this and will continue to stress this, get out and explore the world. Regardless of where you go just go somewhere new whether it’s in the state, out the state, or a whole new country go see something you’ve never seen. You can either go by yourself but make sure your safe or you can go with a group of friends, whatever makes you the happiest. Don’t wait until its to late to try to travel because by then you might not have the time or the money to go. Some of you may think I don’t have that much money I only have a little, well take just that little bit and go see something. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money it can be something simple. It’s the thought that counts and that you took the time out to say okay I’m ready to see this or do that or do this. In the end you’ll have memories and photos to last a life time.

4. Become good with money

My major weakness when it comes to money is books and food. I’m a huge bookworm and I love to eat, but I also have bills to pay. I know my budget on how much I can spend on food and books. Learning how to good and budget your money will help you out greatly in the future. You’ll learn how to save, what to invest your money in, and have good spending habits. I’m not saying you can’t spoil yourself every now and then by all means do. You just have to make sure you know where your money is going and not wind up struggling from paycheck to paycheck

5. Start your own business

I know I know some of you might be thinking what type of business can I start and where in the world is the money coming from to start one. You have a hobby that you really enjoy turn that into a business, you never know where it will take you. Blogging is a hobby of mine but it can also turn into a business either way I love it. No matter how small the business starts out you’ll love the outcomes because its something that your passionate about doing. People might give their opinions good or bad but it will be something that you can say you put your all into.

6. Pray often

So many things are going on in the world today that it makes so many people scared to even turn on the news and see what’s happening. Prayer can keep you sane and give you just enough peace that you need to get through this crazy world. Even if you feel like sometimes it’s not helping just keep doing it anyway, never stop. Everybody knows  that if you can’t rely on anybody else that you can always rely on God. He will never let you down no matter what. Continue to keep the faith that you have in him and don’t let it go.

Those are a few tips I have on Jordan Year. What tips do you have that you started doing or thinking about? Feel free to comment and let me know. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!

 

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5 Things That Keep You Motivated

HI HI MY BLOG READERS! Brief update on life.. I started my last year of college and OMG when I say my sleeping schedule is out of whack it is all the way out of whack! I had to figure out a new schedule to push out content. Since school is back in session I want to be able to give you all the best while not being overwhelmed. So I decided posting a few times a month works best for me at the moment.  This way I’m able to balance out everything and give everything my all. 🙂 SO! The new content for this post is 5 Things that Keep You Motivated. Everybody needs motivation no matter where it comes from.  Be it family, friends, or from accomplishments, it helps us get the job done. Here are a few things that I felt could keep a person motivated.

Family

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To me family is the  BIGGEST motivation. You want them to be proud of the person that you  have become , and the accomplishments that you have made throughout life. Let them know all the raising they did  and things that they taught you  didn’t go to waste, it kept your head straight and right where it needed to be. Even if you might not have agreed with everything they said. They will always be behind you every step of the way when nobody else will. Making your family proud of you should be the biggest push that you need and aim for.

Opportunities

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You never know what opportunity will come knocking at your door. Whether it’s a new job, new internship, or a new connection. Opportunities are an abundant and there something to look forward to. Put in your all when it comes to work. I know that sometimes it might get hard and you want to give up but…DON’T! You never know who is watching or seeing the great things that you are doing.  Also meet new people you never know how you can help them out in the long run or how they might be able to help you out. A connection goes a long way.

 

Goals

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Everybody has goals. Some goals might be small and some goals might be big but everybody has the same agenda.. accomplishing those goals. Being able to reach those goals really make you feel like you can do anything. Some goals might take longer than others but the main thing is being able to complete those goal. For example five years of college was not in the goal list but life worked out a little differently. I know it’s not what I had planned for but you know what I never know what that extra year will bring. The main thing is accomplishing the goal that I set out to do, getting my bachelors degree. So I know that some thingS might not turn out the way that you want them, but it’s about getting it done that’s what makes it all the more worth it

Personal Pride

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A lot of people don’t talk about this because they don’t want to make it seem like they’re bragging about themselves, but nothing is wrong with it. Whenever you are able to do something that you set your mind to I know for a fact that it makes you happy. It lets you know that you can do anything. There might have been some form of obstacle that might have gotten in the way along the way, but being about to push through and do it. Even if some people might think oh you can do that, there’s no possible way that someone like you can even get that close to doing something like.. BRUSH THEM OFF! Let that be your motivation to prove to yourself you can do it and prove them wrong. Having that feeling of accomplishment makes you say okay, I got this, bring on the next challenge! I’ll conquer that also. The hard work that you put into things will pay off. Whether it be now or later you’ll see the positive effects from it, and you’ll feel great about it.

Somebody Might Have It Harder Than You

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Not everybody is given the opportunities that some of us might have the chance to obtain. Whether it be a decent job, going to a good school, or just having a decent roof over their heads. I know sometimes we might say OMG  I can’t afford this or why can’t I have that. just think we could be like the people who don’t really have anything. Always take into consideration that even though you might have the basics but your worry and wondering everyday. You don’t have to worry about how you’ll find your next meal, how you’ll be able to afford something you might not need, or even where you’ll lay your head. Be appreciative of the things that you have obtain regardless if it’s big or small.

Motivation is the key to getting things done and doing the things that you love. Keep up with it and the things you work on will go far. Let me know what things you all might do to keep you motivation up. Hope you enjoyed this. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!

 

9 Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

Hi Hi my blog readers!!  About a two months ago I was given the opportunity to do an internship aboard. I enjoyed going to a new country so much, if given the chance I would love to do one again. Since returning home I’ve had a lot of time to ponder on my travels and thought about a few of the pros and cons with studying aboard; I thought I would share those . So here are 9 Pros and Cons of studying abroad.

Pros

1. Culture Shock

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Although I might have traveled to an English-speaking country the Culture shock was still amazing. From how things are run to how people get around the country. Little norms that you would expect to be the same weren’t. It’s a good way to really learn about the country that you are in. The best thing to do when going to another country is having an open mind. To them things that we  might do may seem weird or might make us stand out to them. I know for a fact my accent was the main thing that made me stick out from the locals but after a while it was a go with the flow through the rest of my trip

2. Experience

Studying aboard is an experience that you will never forget. It allows you to see the world from a different perspective and allow you to knock down a lot of stereotypes or views that you might have for another country. You get that first hand one on one experience that not a lot of people my have the benefit of being able to do. Heck you even get the chance to take courses that aren’t offered in your country that can really interest you.  After you’ve experienced this your mind will be put into a whole new meaning that will allow you to have a better understanding of how different parts of the world work and function.

3.Food

Glorious Food!!! You get to expand your taste buds to try new foods that you never would have thought to even try. You learn to love what the locals like and really enjoy it.  In my case I tried a food that was here in the states in another country….The other country won for that food. Of course you’ll be able to brag a little by letting your friend know all the different things that you tried. In the process you can convince them to try foods that were similar to the foods where you were studying, as the saying goes you’ll never know if you like it until you try it. I’m sure somebody is dying to know what the food taste like. Learn a few recipes while your there that way when you come back you can fix them at home. Doing this helps when you having a little withdraws from the country you stayed a abundance amount of time in and you’ll feel like your right back there.

4. Friendship

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With attending a new college means gaining new friends whether it be making friends in that country or making friends that are from the same country or program as you. These friendships will last a lifetime. You’ll be able to relate to those studying aboard and have a lot in common with them. This will be a unique experience that will allow you to really appreciate the friends that you have. Also if you looking to vacation somewhere along the line in the future what better place to go back to where you have made friendships in.

5. Learning a New Language 

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Who doesn’t love learning a new language! Being bilingual is awesome and it looks great on your resume when you go to apply for jobs. Learning a new language also challenges yourself and your mind to do more a lot  thinking and processing than the average person has to do. In a sense your, your own little super hero. Being able to talk to your new friends especially in their native tongue makes your really feel like your one of them and not some random person just studying abroad. You build new relationships over learning a new relationship whether it be at home or where your studying at.  Major plus is when you come back home everybody will be so amazed at you knowing another language. Having a feeling of pride about accomplishing something that you wanted to do will please you greatly.

Cons

6. Budgeting

Learning how to budget in a new country is so different from home. Especially when it comes to the currency exchange rate. You have to make sure that you not over spending and staying within the limit. I’m not saying that if you see something you like that you can’t get it, by all means get it! BUT the main thing is knowing if you’ll be okay after you get it. You don’t want to by a 100 dollar item and be stuck for the rest of the week wondering how in the world are you going to eat for the rest of the week. It’s about making sacrifices that you know will benefit you in the end. If you don’t figure out how to do it the right way you’ll be pushing out a lot more money than you hope to do so. Ask students that have been abroad how they budgeted or look up different things on the internet that tells you about really understanding how to budget.

7. Homesick

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The homesickness will come eventually whether it be days, weeks, or months from now it will settle in slowly. You will miss your friends and family back home. I can’t tell you how much I missed my mom it was ridiculous. I thought I totally got this I’ll be okay…nope!  She got a phone call and multiples texts all throughout the day, not that she really minded. Although I did become homesick I got a huge level of independence with being over there. If your starting to feel home sick try to make as many friends as you can, who knows you might even get adopted into a new family while your overseas. You’ll feel less and less of that huge feeling of homesickness.  But don’t forget while you meeting new people to keep in touch with your family to let them know all of your experiences that you are getting.

Pro and Con

8. and 9. Adapting to a new place

Adapting to a new place can be a pro and con depending on how you look at it from your perspective. It’s all about learning the new ways, improving your language skills, and handling the new university course load. All of these things are new and challenging.  It’s about whether you’re ready to  take the challenge and go head first or continue to struggle constantly. Challenging yourself should be your biggest motivation when it comes to adapting to a new environment, seeing what’s new out there for you in order to learn yourself. It might be rough in the beginning but in the end it will definitely be worth it in the end.

Well those are my thoughts on studying abroad. I hoped you liked them and that they will be very useful in the near future. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!!!