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How Blogging Improved My Writing

Today I wanted to share with you guys how blogging has improved my writing. I have been thinking recently about how in college I am not afraid or reluctant to have my peers review my papers in workshops. In fact, I find it fun to read other’s papers and have them critique mine. We all come from a different viewpoint so we all catch different mistakes or have different, sometimes better, ways of writing a thought or description.

I think my enjoyment of this is because I have a pretty high confidence level in my own writing. That being said, reflecting on this a little more, I think it really comes from a few years of having my writing in the public eye. Granted that my blog wasn’t, and still isn’t, super popular and it doesn’t have a ton of views, my writing is still exposed to the world on a daily basis.

I started my blog in 2014 for school. The online curriculum I was doing at the time suggested that it’s students have blogs to post the essays we would write so that our peers and teachers could review and critique them. And that began my writing for the “public”, even though in the beginning it was just for my peers. Still, I wanted my essays to be great so that my peers would be impressed. Natural feelings to most kids, I presume?

Critique is very important. Read more…


College Q&A

Hello everyone! I am going to be answering the couple questions I got about college! Hope you enjoy, and if you haven’t yet, please do subscribe to my blog for weekly posts! ❤

Ashley asked, Are you planning on monetizing your blog?” Yes, I am! I really want to learn how and try to get some extra income off of it. All subs and likes/shares are really appreciated! I love your support! 🙂

Emma asked, Is college harder or easier than you expected? If you could warn/tell your past self about one thing (before going to college) what would it be?” 

First, college is academically easier than I expected. Somehow in my mind I had made college out to be very, very difficult, academically speaking. And obviously there are harder classes, tough days and assignments you wish never existed, but overall college is easier than I expected it to be. In other aspects college is about the same as I thought it was going to be. Some professors are great, some aren’t. There are lots of great people, and some are not so great. Most of the college systems and staff are bureaucratic and the dorms and food are crap. Which is why I am so happy that I am living at home!

Second. This one’s pretty hard. Read more…

250 and Q&A!

Hey guys! Thank you so much for 250 followers!!! That is super exciting and I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far. I really appreciate it and if you feel like please do share with family and friends!

As a sort of celebration for 250, I will do a Q&A. Comment on any of my posts something you’d like to know about me, or this blog, or college, or pretty much anything! Feel free to leave more than one question. I will be answering them in next weekend’s post, so don’t miss out!

I appreciate you guys a lot! 🙂

Myriam ❤

Keeping an Effective Planner | 5 Tips

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend. Missed a couple weeks posting because I had tests, so now that they’re over I am back at it! Today I wanted to share with you guys how I keep my planner. If you can relate, please like this post and leave a comment below letting me know what you do! Also, if you are not already, please subscribe and follow me to get new posts every week (barring exam weeks 😉 ).

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‘College-ing’: Tip #1

Hey guys! How did your week go? Hopefully fantastic! 🙂

I had an idea to do a ‘doing college’ (hence-‘college-ing’) tip series, every so often. Let me know if you think I should continue these. AND if you have any great college-ing tips, let me know!

Todays college-ing tip is Erasable HighlightersRead more…

My Top 10 Favorite Songs

This is kind of random, but I thought it would be fun to share with you what I like to listen to and what are my current favorite songs (they aren’t in any particular order). Feel free to let me know your favorite songs!

  1. Rhinestone Cowboy, sung by Glen Campbell (and really all his songs)
  2. Vincent, sung by Don Mclean
  3. Home Again, sung by Ashley Campbell
  4. Scherza Infida, sung by Philippe Jaroussky
  5. Jesus and Me, sung by Glen Campbell
  6. Sky Bird/Lonely Looking Sky, sung by Neil Diamond (from the film Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
  7. A Thing Called Love, sung by Jerry Reed
  8. Any Old Road Will Take You There, sung by Balsam Range
  9. On the Road Again, sung by Willie Nelson
  10. Into the West, sung by Annie Lenox (from the film the Lord of the Rings)

It wasn’t a total waste…

For my first college semester I studied Interior Design. I found out that I really, really didn’t like it, and that instead I love business. So I transferred and fortunately those credits aren’t wasted, they actually transfer as elective credits, which is awesome.

Besides that, however, I don’t consider my design semester a waste of time. I did learn things, and while most I won’t ever use again, some I will. Especially drawing.

I am not a very good drawer, or painter, and so for design of course you have to learn these things. Which is good because I wanted to learn them, I just never did. But now, after a whole 3 months of learning to draw, I finally have the basics and can actually sketch something that looks decent! It’s pretty exciting!

So the other night I was listening to something and I sketched this. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I didn’t copy anything but I kinda thought of the desert when I drew it. I then colored it. So let me know what you think! (and if I should keep drawing!).