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Concrete Post-College Plans

The month of March has sort of decisive in terms of what is next. Around mid-March I learned from the second school I had applied to that I was admitted. This took me to be indecisive about which school to choose over the other one. One is Northwestern University’s...

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In growing up First-Gen, I have had to grow up fast, needing to assume adult responsibilities at an earlier age than other teens. All of us First-Gens know this struggle. I have completed documents and read legalese regarding my parents’ mortgage and banking...

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Circles

It is my senior year of college and it feels like my senior year of high school again. I am looking at different post-graduation opportunities, all of them in Minnesota (my home state), except for one of them, which is located in Hong Kong. I shared with my dad about...

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Make Sure You Can Always Breathe

Let’s talk about the narrative of “resilience” that is spoken of as the prized possession that happens when first-gen/low income students are put through elite institutions. I went to a dinner the other day that my university was hosting, and it invited FLI students,...

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What I LOVE About College!

There is no doubt that college is incredibly different from high school. Our days are no longer structured for us and we no longer have to worry about eight different subjects every single day. I want to talk about some of the things I really love about higher...

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February…The Month of Self Love.

Time to explore the topic of Self Love. Loving yourself is the first step to your success. Loving yourself builds your self confidence, which then allows you to accomplish every SMART goal you have set for yourself. Loving yourself also gives you the confidence to...

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All About Love <3

Hello All, It's been a while since I've posted, I know. In the last week of February, when life's throwing me for a loop, I thought it would be a good time to get back on track. What better to get you on track than blogging about love in the month dedicated to the...

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Finances and Planning

The last thing you may want to think about when worrying about classes, integrating, and a whole new chapter of your life is finances. It is crucial that you stay on top of them and always know what is going on; this will help to ensure you have enough money to pay...

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