State of the Union No.3

These last few weeks have been such a blur. At this point, I’m just jumping from homework to homework and then from test to test. I think there comes a time during every semester where the initial excitement of school and college fades away and it is replaced by this feeling of exhaustion and unease. There is just so much going on. Classes move through content quickly, so I have to stay on my toes. I just want it to slow down. I am in need of a vacation. But, then again, I could always use a vacation.

In the moments where I am not working on something school related (so very few and far between), I have been daydreaming about writing a novel. The only thing is – I have no clue where to begin. All my life, I have been trained and educated about startups, companies, technology and computers – I know absolutely nothing about publishing or getting published.

Moreover, I don’t even know where to begin. Do I first write the whole novel and then contact publishers? Do I write a summary first, contact publishers, and then begin writing? What are the pros and cons of having work published in online journals vs. a large publishing company?

If any of you happen to have any insight on any of this, please do share 🙂

Anyways, now on to the actual State of the Union!

Watching: I watched Haters Back Off on Netflix. I’m not sure if I like that kind of humor, but it was very well done. When they ate goldfish for dinner, though, I had to stop.

Reading: I read All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Towards the end, the tears were flowing freely. It is one of the best books I have read in a while.

Feeling: A bit stressed with all the school work I have to do. I have 2 midterms and 3 projects due this week. No big deal. Yes – very big deal.

Wanting: To write. I want to write. I want to write. I want to write. Did I mention I want to write? 🙂

Enjoying: My thermos that keeps my drinks warm all day long.





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10 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Hello friends! As school is approaching ever so quickly and summer is slowly slipping through our fingers, I think this post will be kind of helpful for some of you. For the rest of you, if you have any advice for rising freshman leave them below, lets help everyone!

Over the last few months, a few rising college freshman have reached out to me over social media asking some very good questions about how they should prepare for their impending move to college. The questions ranged from how to choose a roommate, what hangers to get, to how to choose classes. All very good and important questions. From dorms, to classes, to leaving the comfort of family – freshman year is a HUGE transition for even the strongest of souls. So, to make it just a little bit easier for you guys, I have put together my 10 Things Every College Freshman Should Know. I am a Computer Science student at Georgia Tech, so these suggestions are a bit related to that and my own experience. So keep that in mind as you read this. Please let me know if you guys have any more questions, leave them below in the comments, tweet me, whatever 🙂

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