Learning this adulting skilled called "saving"...
It’s no secret that getting into the best colleges in the U.S. is incredibly hard for all applicants, but if you’re a woman, it’s a lot harder than it should be. There is a fairly wide gap between acceptance rates for men and women in a lot of schools but it is particularly bad when it comes to the schools at the top of the leaderboard. What you might not realize is that the reason for this is because a large number of schools do not have to abide by discrimination laws. A public school that receives state funding has to follow laws that make it illegal to discriminate by gender. However, the elite schools that are not state-funded do not have to follow these rules; they are exempt from Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination. That means it is perfectly legal for them to discriminate against you because you’re…
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Dear College Self,
Hello to the thin girl with messy hair who fights her way through college life while being a mother at the same time. The journey will not be smooth. You will stumble and fall and make bad decisions, but you have to get up and redeem yourself. Here are a few things your future self (now with straight hair) would want to tell you.
Always BE GRATEFUL
When you got pregnant, I thought you were going to stop schooling since your parents were furious and decided to not finance your studies anymore. Thanks to your ex-boyfriend ( now husband) for putting the responsibility of sending you to school on his shoulders. He worked two jobs sometimes just to sustain your and your daughter’s needs.
Your in-laws, especially your mother-in-law, your parents, and friends all played a role in your life for you to finish college and land…
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If you’re a procrastinator, then you’ve come to the right place! Procrastination is my life. It’s possibly the best concept I’ve ever come across, and at the same time, it’s one of the hardest habits to break. I still struggle a lot with this, but along the way, I’ve learned a few ways to better understand procrastination and ways I can move past it. So how can you start to live a procrastination-free life?
Start by understanding why you started procrastinating.
For me, my procrastination started in high school. A couple reasons. The assignments I received in high school were easy enough that I could put everything together at the last minute. And secondly, I was always an extrovert who had a bunch of friends and a lot of places to go. So in my eyes, there was always something better and more fun to do.
Once I realized that I could…
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