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


I Tried (and Hated) SoulCycle

After running the marathon and trying CorePower Yoga, I decided it was time to try another cult exercise class, SoulCycle. I wanted to do a whole month of classes, and spent the spring saving so I could afford them. I was so excited to try it, so you can imagine my disappointment when I finally… Continue reading I Tried (and Hated) SoulCycle


Namaste Beaches: My Week at CorePower Yoga

After the marathon, I figured it'd be good to spend my exercise time doing something a little less extreme to my body. In my eyes, there really isn't anything that puts less stress on your body than yoga so I decided it was time to give yoga another try. I challenged myself to a week… Continue reading Namaste Beaches: My Week at CorePower Yoga

25th Hour

Working Woman: Keep Your Commute from Getting to You

Today, I spent 3 hours on public transportation, trying to get to and from work (don't I sound like an adult?!). The bus was crowded both ways and that summer heat caused some pretty serious BO. This week will be a little worse than normal- thank you, Taste of Chicago- so here is how I… Continue reading Working Woman: Keep Your Commute from Getting to You

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End of Year Review 2016-2017

What a year! In a whirlwind, I'm ~officially~ halfway done with college and I made it out (mostly) alive. Remember those goals I had for the year? Well, here is how they went and a sneak preview of what the summer could have in store for me! This year was a rollercoaster of emotion. Life… Continue reading End of Year Review 2016-2017

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Winter Came, I Saw, and I Conquered: Winter Quarter Review

The last twelve weeks have been a whirlwind of events and amazingly, we’ve made it to the end of another quarter. With the new projects I’ve been pursuing while taking classes, my life has become increasingly complicated. Despite pushing myself harder than ever before, overall I had the best quarter I’ve had since starting college.… Continue reading Winter Came, I Saw, and I Conquered: Winter Quarter Review


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

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