I honestly can’t believe that I have reached 500 subscribers on my Youtube Channel!! It’s all thanks to all of you!! Because of that I want to giveaway a signed copy of The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton! It also comes with a The Belles compact mirror. I’m so excited to do this and give this wonderful book away. You can find the link for the giveaway here and the videos for the giveaway and the review of The Belles down below! The give away ends on August 22nd so make sure to enter fast!!

Thank you once again for being a part of this journey with me! I appreciate it so much. Until next time,

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Why I Chose an In Person MCAT Class

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You’ve been taking all of your classes needed to go to medical school. You’ve taken biology, chemistry, physics, and plenty more science classes. You’ve decided on either doing research or clinical experience or maybe even both, but now it’s time to focus on the next most important test of your carer. The MCAT. If you made the decision to go to med school then you know how important this exam is, but maybe you don’t know where to start.
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Do I take a class? Do I study on my own? Do I only do practice exams? Do I solely rely on my test taking abilities from school? For this you have to truly decide what is best for you. How did you do well in school? Did you do better when you had homework or practice problems, or did you do better when all you had to do was read and memorize? For me I was, and am a person who does better with practice problems and things that make me have to review the work. I’ve never really done well with trying to do things on my own or online classes. I can make too many excuses to not do work.
For those reasons I chose to do my MCAT class in person. That means I have to be somewhere twice a week with a teacher and do the work of the class. It is going to force me to do the work, and it gives me someone to ask questions to when I want to know what the exam is like.  Yes the class is SUPER expensive, but I’m hoping that it is worth it, and they do have a better score guarantee. I’ll get more into the actual class later. Until next time,
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Coffee Break, Uncategorized

Wanderlust: What To Do Before You Travel to China

So, you’ve decided to make a trip to China! You’re so excited to go see some place new, but old all at the same time. There are some things that you need to be aware of before you go.
I’m hoping because you’ve decided to travel internationally that you have looked into getting a passport. If you haven’t please start the process of obtaining one here. It can take weeks to months to get a new passport, and to renew a passport. If you have a passport make sure that it doesn’t expire within 6 months of you trying to go to China. Finally, make sure you have multiple pages remaining in your passport for the Chinese Visa.
  1. Chinese Visa
Check your local area for a consulate. If you don’t have a Chinese consulate then do another search for places that provide Chinese Visa services. Most places don’t have a Chinese consulate, but they do have satellite places that are able to do the visa for you. For example, here in Georgia we do not have an consulate. Houston has the nearest consulate, but the Houston consulate excepts visa from: AL, AK, FL, GA, LA, MS, OK, and TX.
  1. VPN

China has internet restrictions and many of your favorite social media accounts will not be accessible while you’re there. Also many websites will be blocked, even if you can get on them when you get there it is possible they will be blocked during trip. There are many subscriptions on VPNs ranging from a month to a year. It allows you to privately browse the web, so that nothing will be blocked. Do some research BEFORE you go. You CANNOT do this while you’re there.

  1. Voltage Converter and Plug Adaptor

Lastly don’t forget to get an voltage converter  and plug adaptor. North America mostly uses 110V while China uses 220V. Also the plugs are different in China than they are in North America, so your normal plugs won’t work. In my opinion it is easiest to get an all in one voltage converter and plug adaptor that way you only need on tool. You can then get a multi-plug to be able to plug in the rest of your electronics without needing a converter for every plug.

These are the top four things that I believe that you need before you go to China!! Does anyone have any other tips and ideas that you need to consider before you go to China?! Until next time,
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Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Year of Yes | How to Dance It out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person, Shonda Rhimes

year-of-yes-shonda-rhimesYear of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes found its way into my reading list at the exact right moment. In this wonderful book Rhimes talks about what it is like to have  an unbelievable career, a family, and still not feel completely happy about it all. She tells us what it is like to find your happiness, and to take chances on things you might never have considered. Each chapter focuses on a different part of her life that she was working on saying”yes” to.  Shonda Rhimes shows you how to bring the “badassery” (a newly invented Shonda Rhimes word that I will now use reguarly) back into your life.
I read this at the most perfect time in my life. I needed the advice, the encouragement, and the literary support that Rhimes provided me while reading her book. I have post its and tabs all over this book, marking passages I thought were important to me. Almost like I read it for school. It made me realize how many things were self inflicted, and what mentality I need to be in. She helped me realize that I do need to say yes to things, but that it’s okay to say no as well. Grey’s Anatomy has been my favorite TV show since season 1. Each time Meredith and Christina danced it out, I felt like I was dancing with them. Sometimes that’s what you need, to dance it out and let your mind be free. If you have enjoyed any of Shonda Rhimes’s shows you will enjoy the writing in her book. It’s New Year’s Day! It’s time to start saying “Yes!” to things and remember what it is like to be you! Until next time,
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Coffee Break, Uncategorized

Countdown to 2017!

It’s officially New Year’s Eve!! The time of the year where we reflect on the year behind us and look forward to the year before us. When I look back on 2016 I don’t like everything that I see. I lost myself in 2016 and in 2017 I would like to find myself again. During the year I found myself getting discouraged about school, trying to take care of everyone else, and not taking care of my health. I let my grades drop and allowed my weight to rise. I had more anxiety this year than I ever have had. I lost the love of my life, my dog, Justin.
Of course there were good things I went on vacation with the most unique extended family ever. I went with my boyfriend for his first ever vacation! I got a new car and got a new dog, Barrett. I attempted to make more meaningful friendships, but found myself stressing about pleasing everyone. I tried many new things and found new things that I would like to try.
In 2017 I would like to get back to knowing me and loving me. Yes that does include wanting to lose weight, and continue the mantra “new year, new me”, but I do truly feel like I lost myself 2016. I want to read more, explore new things, and find out who I am again. Basically, I’m going to be selfish. I still plan on loving my family, my dog, and my boyfriend, and will try to give them what they need at a reasonable expense to myself. In 2017 I would like to be unequivocally happy in everything that I do. What are some of your resolutions for the new year? Until next time,
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