life lessons - page 2

Jun 2, 2011

(Goodbye) Letter from the Editor

For the past three years I've spent my days working with the most phenomenal college writers, producing the most phenomenal college content. My job requires me to read gossip blogs, to watch horrible reality TV and to share graphic details of my cursed dating life. It's insane that someone has been paying me to have so much fun, especially when the rest of my friends work tirelessly for ungrateful bosses doing mind-numbing work.

Apr 14, 2011

Lessons I Learned From My Menial Job

Before I got my first real job, I had really low expectations. Thanks to "The Office," a job meant a cubicle, water cooler conversation, and the occasional casual Friday. And unfortunately for me, the stereotype matched reality. I began my work-study job on campus at the beginning of the year, eager to make some extra cash. While having the extra money is great, the actual job isn't so fun.

Mar 21, 2011

Surviving Senior Year: Life Lessons

So just like with the very first column I wrote for Surviving Senior Year, it’s taken me a while to figure out what exactly I want to write for this one. My very last one. Actually I should say it’s “taking me a while” because I really have no idea where this one is going. So bear with me one last time. When I started this column back in September I was just starting senior year. I was both excited and terrified at the prospect of having just two semesters left of college, and now, two months away from the end of college I’m just as excited and just as terrified.

Birthday Faves: 21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Feb 25, 2011

The Post-Grad Journey: A Lesson in Life

Life lesson #43298: What you think you should do is sometimes completely different than what you want to do – If only I could jump back to last summer to tell myself!

Jul 20, 2010

The CC Weekly Weigh In: Lessons From Mom

The best teachers in life are mothers. They guide us, show us, and enlighten us from the moment we are born. I know my mom has taught me a lot. She taught me how to parallel park, she taught me how to put on pantyhose without tearing them, and she showed me how to take on a lot and handle it all with poise. Most importantly, she taught me how to get my dad to do what I wanted while making him believe he came up with the idea himself. Priceless.

May 7, 2010

Apr 30, 2010

The CC Weekly Weigh In: College Taught Us Stuff

Can you believe that the school year is almost over? What about you, seniors? Can you believe you are thisclose to being done with college for.e.verrrr? OK, sorry..... Stop crying...... I didn't mean to bring up such a sore subject..... I'm sorry..... Please. Please don't cry.

Feb 7, 2010

21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Jan 2, 2010

Saturday Read: I Am The Messenger, by Markus Zusak

I hope your New Year's Eve was both as eventful and wonderful as mine. And I hope that you've made a very important resolution: to read more! Admit it, you have some time before you hit the hay or with your morning coffee or while taking the bus around campus to pick up a novel and dig right into it.

Dec 22, 2009

Life After College: Learning Lessons The Hard Way

Turns out, just because I'm 6 months out of college doesn't mean I've stopped making stupid life-threatening decisions. Take this past Saturday, for example. Despite reports that there was a massive blizzard outside, I sat inside and got ready to go out for the night. All the news reports recommended staying in. But, like usual, I thought I knew better than the news.

Mar 19, 2009

Everything I’ve Ever Learned From What Not to Wear

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a What Not to Wear junkie. I love (and am not afraid to admit it) watching Stacey and Clinton trash horrible wardrobes, and watching people's confidence blossom when they feel good about themselves. I would love for S&C to come to my house with a set of rules. The $5,000 Visa wouldn't hurt either.

Feb 10, 2009

5 Reasons to Love Chick Lit This V-Day

Chick Lit. We’ve all seen the books with their titles scrawled in cute fonts and the contact high of concentrated...

Dec 26, 2008

The CC Weekly Weigh In: What We Learned in ‘08

2009 is just around the corner, so we decided to take a little look back at 2008. A lot has...

Apr 8, 2008

Candy Dish: Let’s Thank Hannah Montana for This One

Let’s thank Hannah Montana for this one OMG. THIS ELEPHANT. IS PAINTING. A SELF-PORTRAIT. “The Hills” are alive…with legit life...

Jun 21, 2007

What They Forgot to Teach You in College

For most normal college grads the time directly after the cap tossing/couch burning/heavy drinking of graduation weekend comes a period...