I’ve always been a busy person, taking on so much that I often have myself asking “what was I thinking?” when I inevitably find myself struggling to keep my head above water. This year, I’ve filled my plate with school work, some freelance editing, writing my own novel, and two separate internships. One internship is reading-intensive, where I have a once-a-week meeting to check in and receive a new week's worth of assignments. The other is completely remote, where it's all on me to remember to get my tasks done on the days they need to be done.
When I’m on a normal homework schedule (aka not midterms or finals period), it’s easy for me to get everything done in a timely manner. I compile all of my to-do items on one giant, ever-evolving color-coded list and it’s almost as easy as 1-2-3 checking them off (or deleting them from the document, which is what I actually do).
It’s officially fall, and that means it’s time to stow the t-shirts and shorts, and breakout the jeans, long-sleeve tops, and sweaters.
But, given fall is mostly a transition season between summer and winter, it’s only natural that every day is a little microcosm of that, getting colder and colder as the day moves on, and as the season moves on, too.
So, how can you pick clothes that will keep you from being too cold in the morning, but not boiling by the afternoon, and comfortable in the early evening?
First and foremost, always check the weather to see what the temperature is when you’re leaving, and what it will be when you’re finally heading back to your room/home at the end of a long day. As college students, we may have breaks during the day that could afford a short trip home to change before heading out. For that scenario, check the temperature at the beginning and start of each “out” period—when you won’t have a chance to do a complete outfit change.
1. Any breeze/chill cools your overheated summer heart, and makes it swell with the hope that fall is finally near.
I'm not talking about winter-precursor winds that make you feel like you've been b*tch-slapped by mother nature, only breezes/winds that range from more than a light and rare summer breeze to a fall wind that makes all the leaves scatter & you be glad you're wearing long sleeves or a light sweater. True fall fans know what I'm talking about.
2. You are constantly checking any and all weather apps on your phone to see if it's finally fall/sweater weather (and no, I'm not talking about the song by The Neighbourhood).
And whenever you see it's low 70's or even colder, you jump for joy! But when you see it's high 70's and up, you want to cry, knowing you'll have to blast a bunch of fans (or AC if you have it) to create a fake Fall in your room until nature finally decides to appease you.
Two summers ago, I had the amazing opportunity to intern with Katie Ford's anti-human trafficking organization, Freedom For All (FFA and previously known as the Katie Ford Foundation). Daughter of the deceased Gerard W. Ford and Eileen Ford, the founders of the Ford Modeling Agency (or "Ford Models"), Ms. Ford ran the agency for 12 years until she sold the company in 2007.
Not only was the Ford Modeling Agency the most successful of its time, it was known for its deep concern for the safety and well being of the young women it represented. Using the knowledge and values ingrained in her from having grown up in her family and in this business world, Ms. Ford was not only became the successful CEO of the agency but also transferred her knowledge of the careful regulations needed to ensure the models' safety to the cause of anti human trafficking. Freedom For All is dedicated to raising awareness of the largely "invisible" problem of human trafficking. FFA focuses on educating businesses on how to have systems in place that treat their employees fairly and protect them from human-trafficking.
We’re all counting down the days to Thanksgiving. Or, at least I am. And why not? It’s the best holiday in my opinion. Here are just a few things I’m looking forward to.
1. My mom. Because she’s always the #1 reason I’m excited to go home.
2. My dog. Because she’s my fur baby (even though she has hair, not fur) and I love her...
And have been missing her for weeks...
And dreaming about holding her again for the same amount of time...
As I hold my Hogwarts Owl stuffed animal named Olive. It's not the same.
If you're a pet parent/sibling, you know what I'm talking about.
Don't even lie, I know you know.
ISN'T SHE CUTE?
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