7 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

With a commute like mine, I’ve been reading about a book a week. From poetry to nonfiction to an office survival guide, I’ve gotten my hands on tons of books this summer. There are only a few weeks left before an endless barrage of Foucault, Rousseau, and Marx take hold of my free time so these… Continue reading 7 Books to Read Before Summer Ends


Summer in the City: Chicago

Summer has finally arrived, and it will be my first working in Chicago. So, free from school and only working 50 hours a week, I am making it my mission to experience the city (hopefully without spending my whole stipend). This is my comprehensive list of things to do this summer in Chicago. I reached… Continue reading Summer in the City: Chicago

25th Hour, Life

Healthy Self Criticism

This year, I've spent a bunch of time and effort trying different ways to maximize my awesomeness: everything from starting to time track to running a half marathon. These projects came out of the initial set of goals I created for this school year. With only 5 weeks until the end of this school year (the… Continue reading Healthy Self Criticism


Mapping My College Friendship Network

I've seen a lot of articles discussing sociologist Janice McCabe's novel Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success. McCabe divides people into three types of networks, so I decided to chart my own network. This is what I learned about my friendship network and how I structure my relationships. McCabe's Conclusions McCabe asked… Continue reading Mapping My College Friendship Network


Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Since I started Bullet Journaling, I've seen hand lettering and calligraphy everywhere on Instagram and Pinterest. My handwriting isn't a work of art by any stretch of the imagination, so I figured I'd leave that part of Bullet Journaling to the professionals. However, for Christmas my mom got me a calligraphy set for me to… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy and Hand Lettering


Leuchtturm 1917 Notebook Review

Over the last 6 (!) months of bullet journaling, I've heard the whole "you just need a notebook and a pen" story a thousand times. It still seemed like everybody was using the same notebook, the Leuchtturm 1917 in A5. Even the Official Bullet Journal notebook is made by Leuchtturm, so I figured there must be… Continue reading Leuchtturm 1917 Notebook Review

25th Hour, Life

Time Tracking in my Bullet Journal

As we move into midterm season at my school, there isn't a ton of time to waste, but somehow I've found the day getting away from me. Since this seems to be a running theme for me every quarter, I've been looking for ways to improve my time management skills. Inspired by Kara from Boho… Continue reading Time Tracking in my Bullet Journal

Life, Wellness

Rosana Reviews: Positive Podcasts

On my quest to be healthy, I've found myself exercising (mostly running) for too many hours without a good playlist. Streaming playlists hasn't been working to fill the gap in my workouts, and the music on my phone isn't cutting it. So instead I've stumbled into the world of podcasts! The first season of Serial… Continue reading Rosana Reviews: Positive Podcasts


And so it goes

Hello world, My name is Rosana, and I am a sophomore in college in Chicago, IL. Over the last 20 years of school, I have tried every organization system out there. I read organization books, and even made my own planner in hopes of making a system that would fit all my needs. Last year, I… Continue reading And so it goes