Sometimes global issues seems so important to me that I spend my time reading blogs from groups such as The Economist or Human Rights Campaign. Other times my blog tastes are more lighthearted (read: ditzy) and I prefer . And of course there is the staple MGoBlog, which keeps me up to date on my beloved wolverines. But there is one blog that always provides a nice mix of education and entertainment: The College Prepster.
Written by Carly Heitlinger, this blog is relevant for our class because we have quite a few girls in our class that can relate to her search for the perfect cute and functional agenda, and everyone in the cohort can find a friend and role model in Carly as we transition from college freshmen to the “real world” and beyond. Carly is a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University and is working in NYC in the tech startup field.
Carly gives suggestions on EVERYTHING. From finding the perfect work bag to giving out book recommendations to finding the best prices for textbooks, Carly is offering her tricks of the trade and is giving us a peak into her life as she navigates college and then her first year of work in the concrete jungle.
Some of my favorite posts by Carly are when she gets real about life. She opens up about what stresses her out, what confuses her, and what inspires her to keep working every day. Here is a recent post about how the Supposed Tos of life (supposed to take this class, do this internship, make these friends) were controlling her life and she wasn’t making any real decisions. It was something I related to a lot, and helped me step back and see my actions from a different perspective.
A few of my other favorite posts that we could all use:
– Intense Study Tips http://www.thecollegeprepster.com/2011/01/intense-study-tips.html
– Tips for Increased Productivity http://www.thecollegeprepster.com/2012/08/tips-for-increased-productivity.html
– And then there was rest. http://www.thecollegeprepster.com/2013/06/and-then-there-was-rest.html