attitude is everything | new wallpapers on the blog today
livingaparadox asked: What other colleges did you apply to?
I only applied to Georgetown. (Although, I technically applied to UF even though I had zero intention of attending… the application took like twenty minutes online to fill out.)
But… I considered UVA (primarily), Wake Forest, William & Mary, and Emory :)
ajaeyoung asked: Did you get into Georgetown with purely academics or were you recruited?
marcellabrianne asked: help! so i'm a college freshman right now, and next semester we get to pick our roommates. in the beginning of the year my suitemate said "we should be roommates next year!" and i just said yes without thinking and now i realized i don't want to anymore, and my other friend and i decided we would. what do i do?! i don't want to hurt her feelings but i know she's gonna be mad at me. we have to fill out the form in march i think, so i need your help! thanks :)
So complicated!!! I had a really similar situation happen when I was a freshman, but I was the one who got cut out. I will say, it was really heartbreaking to be left out of the other girls’ plans, and I only found out RIGHT before we were supposed to sign up. I didn’t have much time to figure it out!!!
I would say something though (I definitely got over it and ended up being much happier with who I roomed with), and I would say something ASAP (so she has time to make other plans)!
allaroundenthusiasm asked: Hi Carly, I was just wondering what kinds of exercise you do to stay in shape. Now that I'm not doing team sports anymore, I have trouble finding time and motivation without my teammates. Any advice? Thanks!
I have to admit, I don’t exercise….. I got into running one summer, but it made me crazy. Seriously, it went from a healthy outlet to an absolutely unhealthy obsession. It was pretty bad. Since then, I’ve been hesitant to do serious exercising because I know how I can get… But I eat (sort of) healthily and walk a TON!!!! Being in NYC means I’m constantly walking to and from places which is definitely a good way to stay active without necessarily “working out.”
I would suggest joining a health club, or even blogging about your workout experiences :)
passportinonehand asked: Hi Carly! Like you, I live in a one bedroom apartment. I love it, but I can't quite get it to feel "homey". My friend lives in Boston and her apartment is so warm and inviting because she gets to paint her walls, but I can't! They are stark white! Any tips on how to warm up an apartment and make it feel more "homey"?
I can’t paint my walls either! You should try removable wallpaper though. It definitely made a difference in my desk nook ;)
Gallery walls will help too… as will lots of pillows and “soft” touches!!! Oh, and you can’t go wrong with stacks of books!
apstonee asked: Do you use photoshop to make your picture collages and add words to your pictures on your blog? Or a different program? Also, do you have any suggestions for branding yourself on the internet and coming up with a fun and creative name? Thanks!
I use Photoshop :)
My suggestion is to stick with your name actually!!! I would avoid cities, hobbies, and cliches. I would absolutely not corner yourself in a niche. (I have obviously outgrown the college part of college prepster… but I’m stuck ;)) And… I would avoid This & That names because they’re super overdone and difficult to distinguish :)