Do what you LOVE doing.

Plan Ahead

There are SO many diverse things you can study in college. Don’t be limited!
It all depends on YOU.

That the pizza can feed a family of four!”

Figure out what stuff is going to fit where. This is particularly important if you plan on putting some things in storage for the summer or if you will be shipping most of your things back home. Decide what things can stay in boxes until September, such as winter clothes, textbooks, school supplies, and housewares. Take a look at all your stuff and think about how many boxes you’re going to need. Then decide how to organize it. Put all the things in your desk in one or two boxes, keep all appliances in another, pack all your dishes together. Planning ahead will help you stay focused instead of becoming overwhelmed.

 

This and other many jokes surround those who want to study music, or other arts.

The money?

When you are packing and moving, remember personal safety. (This is why it’s important not to overpack boxes.) To make boxes easier to lift you can cut handholds in the sides but taking a cutting tool (I recommend a box-cutter if you have one, a serrated knife if you don’t) and cutting a V shape in opposite sides of the box. Fold along the top of the V to form a triangular hole, and now you have an easy way to get a grip on those boxes. It can also help to tie thick string or rope around a box so you can carry it. If you are taking boxes on a place with you, I recommend using string. Some schools have carts you can borrow to help with moving. If there is a special procedure you must go through to check out a cart, make sure you do that early on. Make sure you have the help you need when moving. That’s what friends are for!

“I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

School is almost done, if it isn’t already (or, for your sake, I hope it’s almost done!) If you are in college and live on campus and will be returning home for the summer then this means packing. Now, as you look around your room you may be thinking “I don’t really have that much stuff. I only brought what I needed and it’s not like I’ve spent the year collecting stuff,” right? Wrong! Oh sure, it all looks fine now, a little messy perhaps, but that’s ok. Trust me on this, once you start packing, once you start pulling everything out of drawers and cabinets and the space under the bed, you realize just how much stuff you have. And it’s a lot. And you have to make it fit into a couple of suitcases and boxes. It can certainly be overwhelming. So to keep you from suffocating underneath the pile of clothes you thought you’d wear and never did or collapsing from exhaustion into the nearest cardboard box, here’s some packing tips.

Most schools have a check-out procedure that you need to follow. Make sure you understand the instructions before it is time for you to leave in order to prevent unexpected mishaps. Ask your Resident Assistant if you need clarification. Go over your travel plans. If you will be picked up by family members or friends in a car, make sure they know where to park and where they will meet up with you. If you are traveling by some form of public transportation, like bus, train, or plane, make sure you understand your schedule. Allow ample time to get to the station or airport. If you need to take a cab, call in advance. (I had a 6am flight and needed a cab at 4am, which I don’t think I would have had much luck catching if I hadn’t called the night before.) Before you leave your room, take a last look around to make sure you didn’t leave anything. (My dad calls this the “idiot check” because if you leave something, you feel like an idiot.) And of course, remember to say goodbye to all your friends! If you haven’t already, exchange contact information to keep in touch.

The same way an arquitect won’t make one cent if he doesn’t move and search for jobs and opportunities, you won’t make one cent if you don’t put effort in what you do.

I hope you all have safe trips home and wonderful summer vacations!

“What is the difference between a musician and a pizza?

Lift With Your Legs!

It may seem a smart organizational idea to keep all of one thing together. However, don’t do this with something heavy, namely books. If you put all your books in one box, you won’t be able to lift it, or if you do manage to lift it, the bottom will fall out. I took about three boxes and filled them halfway with books and then halfway with winter clothes that I wouldn’t be needing this summer. That way I was still organized and also careful. If you will be traveling by plane to go home, consider the weight of your suitcases. Remember that most airlines allow you to bring two checked bags and two carry-ons. Your checked bags have a weight limit of 50 lbs. and if they weigh more than this, you’ll have to pay $20 extra. Remember this when deciding whether or not you really need those Harry Potter books or that hardback Romantic Theory of Poetry that you found at the bookstore next door for $5 (not that happened to me or anything.) When you’re getting close to being done with packing, then it becomes difficult for you (and entertaining for those watching you) to balance stuff with space. Find ways to conserve space. Stuff some winter socks into those winter boots. Wrap breakable items in clothing so you don’t waste space with newspaper. Coils wires so they take up less space.

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But now, what would the world be like without music? Art? Literature?

Don’t Cram (Like You Did For Finals)

We have to open our eyes and see past the ambition.

You’ll get success depending on the hard work you put in your job.

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They want their children to live comfortably, and they know the demands of this society.
It would be a sad world.

Cross the T’s, Dot the I’s

We live in a society where the ambition for money is abundant. Parents want their kids to be doctors, or lawyers, or engineers instead of musicians, teachers and artists.