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Trying to Eat Healthy In College

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Eating Healthy Is Hard: my favorite snacks and college dining hall meals
The tell-tale stories of the horrible college dining hall food that you hear? They're mostly true, but not always for the reasons that you might think. The food itself, while not terrible in terms of taste, lacks options, especially healthy options. Unless you want to eat salad for every meal, you might need to supplement with healthy snacks in your dorm and being creative with the meals you make. I find myself eating the same things over and over again, just because I know they taste good and they make me feel full. Here are some of my favorite meals and snacks that I keep on hand:
Breakfast:
-scrambled eggs + salsa + turkey sausage links
-english muffin breakfast sandwich: one egg white + one slice of cheese + spinach 
-vanilla greek yogurt + granola + blueberries
-oatmeal + brown sugar + almonds
-strawberry peach mango or green smoothie (I try to avoid smoothies with banana)

Usually, I will drink a full glas…

I Take a Stab at Adulting? College 101

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Learning Adulting the Hard Way: a look back on freshman year so far
People say college is the best four years of your life. They say you'll never have a schedule like this again. I let these thoughts go to my head all throughout high school. I envisioned myself at a school in a city somewhere, happy and working towards my future goals. I dreamed of a shiny new group of friends, a beautiful dorm room, and study sessions all over campus. While I certainly got the study sessions and amazing new friends, college life wasn't what I expected it to be at all. College is HARD. Sometimes it's like your Carrie Underwood and all you can think is "Jesus please just take the freaking wheel already" because life really gets the best of you. It's one of the most rewarding experiences I've had so far, but there are certainly many lessons I've learned along the way.

Here is my advice for making the most out of freshman year:
1. Overpacking is GOOD. 
You will find a bill…