101 in 1001 Check-in #3


Welcome back for another update of my 101 goals in 1001 days list. To see my original list and my other update posts, check ’em out here: original, update 1 and update 2. I’m not as satisfied with the progress I’ve made since my last update, but hey, that’s real life sometimes. With the rebrand of the blog launching NEXT WEEK, there are a few things that will get completed at that time. However, there are more exciting things coming soon that will help keep me accountable for the rest of the things on this list. Fingers crossed!

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Bloggers Who Inspire: Kallie


Welcome back, friends! Today I’m sharing the third installment in my Bloggers Who Inspire series. Like in my posts featuring Erica and Savannah, I interviewed today’s lovely lady about motivation and inspiration and will be sharing her responses with you all. Who am I featuring, you may ask? The genuine lady boss behind both But First, Coffee and Caffeinate and Conquer, Kallie. Like in the other posts, I’ll let Kallie speak for herself. Without further ado, here’s my interview:

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How to Be Motivated By Pressure


In today’s day and age, it is rare that you come across a student of any level that says they are not stressed, concerned or anxious about one thing or another. To some degree, stress can be a good thing, even a motivator. However, I’ve found that I need to recognize when those opportunities arise that will allow me to be successful in taking advantage of my stress. I have read many a book and listened to many a podcast about this topic so I feel confident in that I know what I’m talking about. That being said, I’m not an expert. I hope you come away with a useful trick or two and feel more reassured by your stress level.

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5 Places to Get Inspiration for Blog Posts


Before I get into the nitty gritty of this post, the places I’ve included are not exclusive to providing blog post inspiration. They are good sources of inspiration for all types of writing. No matter what kind of writing you do, what’s important is that you are writing. Even the most dedicated of writers can get down, feel uninspired and unmotivated – it’s natural, expected and completely okay. Today, I will be sharing with you the places I turn to and the things I do in order to keep the creative spark alive in my noggin. As you read this post, I would love to know if you also use similar methods and also if you use different ones – I’m curious!

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Four Inspirational Quotes We Could All Use Right Now

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In case you couldn’t tell in my post on college tips from a senior, I am feeling less than motivated heading into this finals season. How do I give myself a little kick in the pants? Usually, by reading inspirational and motivational quotes. Often times, when I read inspirational quotes particularly about schoolwork, I roll my eyes and have the urge to yell “THIS IS A LOAD OF CRAP!” at the top of my lungs. Since that’s largely looked down upon in public spaces, I turn to more general inspirational quotes. After my interview with Erica, I’ve become really interested in the things and quotes that motivate other people – let me know what motivates you in the comments!

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A Gift Guide For Your Girlfriends Featuring Small Businesses


Hi friends! I want to start off this post by saying how freaking excited I am to share these products and small businesses with you. In brainstorming what I wanted to include in this gift guide and blog post, I wanted to create a gift guide that shared useful items that every girl actually needs and items that are also cute and would make them excited. This holiday season I have definitely felt more overwhelmed than usual by the materialistic and selfish behaviors that sometimes make an appearance. While I love giving people gifts, I am at a place in my life where I want to giving useful and/or meaningful gifts to my loved ones. Enter this post. I hope that you are enjoying your holiday shopping and enjoy this post!

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Study Tips from a College Senior

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For all of my fellow students out there: how ya holding up? Over here, I’m up to my eye brows in final projects, essays, exams and presentations – thankfully this is my second to last semester of ever having to do so. I figured it was about time I shared the study tips I actually use this time of year. In the past, I’ve shared other tips for kicking finals season in the behind. However, after my 18 years of schooling (yowza…) I have finally come to terms with the fact that I am a procrastinator. I am okay with that. If you notice the same thing about yourself, you’ll want to pay extra attention.

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