College Advice We Wish We’d Known feat. Abby from Story Eyed || Collab

Hey everyone! Today I have a super special and exciting post: my first official collab!! I’m doing a collab with Abby from Story Eyed. We’re both going into our sophomore year of college, so we decided to put some thoughts of what we’ve learned now that we’ve survived a year of college.

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Hi, friends! I’m Abigail Lennah, and I blog over at Story-Eyed. I’m a rising civil engineering sophomore who enjoys writing poetry for theater performances, riding Lime scooters, and playing Red Flags with friends. It’s so exciting to do this collab with Hanne, as both of us are rising sophomores at our respective universities. Today, we’re showering some advice and experiences garnered with the first year under our belts.

Hanne and I have different schooling backgrounds which transformed into the transition period between high school and college. I went to a Montessori school in kindergarten, through the public education system, and now attend a private Jesuit university, whereas Hanne was homeschooled throughout the first thirteen years and attends a public university. We brainstormed a bunch of questions. Hanne’s answers are on my blog, so go on out and read them once you finish this post!


What is something no one told you about going to college?
People say this in passing, but the weight of their words never settled until the first several months past: you grow so much in college. For the first eighteen years of your life, you’re swarmed by the comfort of the people, places, and environment. Then, college strikes, thrusting you into liminality where you’re forced to learn about your identity without familiarity surrounding you. It’s scary because you’re put outside of your comfort zone, but if you stand your ground and open to new opportunities, it will stretch your character in ways you never expected to grow.

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What has your biggest struggle been since starting college and how have you overcome it?
My biggest struggle is dedicating time to self-care. Engineering is a time-consuming major. Add in balancing five different external commitments, balancing a social life, and trying to get enough sleep calls in for a grand mixture of intimidating proportions. Any one of my friends could attest: yes, I’m out doing all the things. In some cases, I embody Hamilton’s ability of working non-stop. This contributes ramifications such as burnout and poor mental health. It’s not something I’ve overcome—the chart waxes and wanes—but I’m taking steps to try to make it easier on myself this year.

What was one thing you did outside of school while you were at college?
I overcommitted to engaging in different activities, from joining a sustainability leadership group advocating energy reduction education to weekly volunteering at local elementary schools! I spent lots of my time in engineering and writing clubs who helped construct my perceptions on both subjects, but the biggest club I’ve been apart of is the Filipino-American Student Union. Surprisingly, this wasn’t a club I entertained joining when first arriving on campus—I went to the first meeting due to mutual friends dragging me along. I didn’t realize how much I would love learning about my cultural identity until many event planning and Tuesday nights later! Now, I’m one of the festival coordinators for the upcoming school year.

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What do you do when you’re procrastinated until the last possible second? Do you give something up, and do one thing well? Do you do two things haphazardly? What goes through your head then?
I seldom procrastinate.(note from Hanne: cannot relate) Putting things off rattles my anxiety to high gear, but when procrastination does happen, it’s usually during group projects due the following day. I’ve been fortunate enough to work in groups with more subdued and calm personalities to balance my franticness. Sometimes, this means spending ten minutes during break laying on the floor listening to reggae. It may also mean listening to choral music at 2:30 in the morning. Usually the work gets balanced out well and we complete it with some hours of sleeping to spare but does become a panic fest for some time.

How has college caused you to readapt your schedule, in comparison to high school?
You have autonomy on how you spend your time. This can be a strange power to wield, especially if much of your time was dictated by an external force. There are over a thousand minutes in a day, and you get to decide what to do. If you want to watch a discounted movie Tuesday morning because your sole class got cancelled, go ahead! If you want to stay in over the weekend instead of going out, that’s fine too. It’s strange to wield what you do in your time, but you are your own self-advocate and dedicate your time however you want.

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As a STEM major, how do you balance & partake in activities outside your major?
I’m a civil engineering student who’s crazy about creating sustainable infrastructure in cities, especially moving forward when climate change and our contributions towards it is a big deal. Some of the activities I take part in—such as joining a women’s engineering club and a sustainability leadership program—reflect that. Yet, I’m also a writer, creator, and hot chocolate consumer, too! They’re important identities, and it’s important to give time to nurture them. I try to dedicate at least two hours to other non-STEM related activities, such as writing poetry for theater performances! It also helps give a breath of fresh air, especially when Newtons stress you out.

Time management is a big thing, and in college you’re given independent over what to do. How do you manage your time to have a balance of a healthy, social, & academic life?
The number one tip to balancing everything without falling apart is understanding how much time you have and what your abilities are. Is there truth about choosing only two from the triangle featuring school, social life, or sleep? To some degree. (For me, DEFINITELY sleep.) I’m still able to accomplish a lot because I try not to waste time, knowing the demands of my major. It also comes down to priorities. Sometimes, you can combine aspects together, like group studying, the ultimate combo of socializing and school. But you also need to fulfill your own needs, and if studying by yourself needs to happen, then let it happen. Be honest with what you can fulfill, and don’t take on too much.

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College can sometimes be a place to meet new people—discuss how you morphed into the new environment.
The people I met throughout college made the transition smoother than I perceived it. I spent the first several weeks entrapped in my dorm room, gorging on KIND bars and not talking to anyone. It was scary because one, it was a new environment, and two, my senior roommate already had a preestablished group, so I didn’t come in with a buddy. I felt a bit lonely, something which I didn’t shy away from mentioning to others. Spending time in the common room helped, though. It’s funny, because my interactions with my closest friends initiated with me being the enthusiastic outgoing one when the reality of our personalities is quite the opposite. The friends I made aren’t a coherent group, and sometimes, not being in a group is sometimes sad. You don’t have a connection or comradery to be nestled in a comforting bubble. Despite this, I still spend lots of time with them and they bring out the best parts, encouraging exploration, self-care, and a positive outlook on the future.


Go check out Abby’s blog and social media: you won’t regret it! Make sure you read my half of the post, with my answers! Are you in college right now? If you’ve been to college, what are some questions you wish had been answered? If you’re heading to college soon, what are some questions you have? Drop us a comment and we’ll try to get back to you!

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Spotting the Light: Grace Anne || Creative Spotlight – 14

Hey everyone!! Today, we’re doing another Spotting the Light post, and it’s a very exciting one!! We’re interviewing Grace Anne, who was the first blogger I ever followed. Through her, I got to meet lots of other bloggers and get to know this awesome community!!

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IMG_0898-Edit - Totally Graced.jpgGrace Anne is a eighteen year old blogger from the southern US. She is an INFP/INFJ who is passionate about the performing arts, writing, people, and Jesus.

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What do you blog about?

I blog about a little bit of everything- life, writing, theatre, faith– whatever I’m passionate about at the moment. I have so many ideas and interests, and they all end up on my blog in one form or another.

Where do you get ideas for what you do?

Everywhere! I’m constantly inspired by life and the world around me.

If you could talk to yourself when you were starting out, what advice would you give yourself?

Quality >>>>>> Quantity. Always. You don’t have to post every day- in fact, please, please don’t. I would also tell myself not to be scared of other bloggers just because they seem so much more professional or competent. I’ve met some of the best people on the planet through blogging, and I’m so thankful for all of them.

What is your favorite piece of content that you’ve put out?

I actually have two. Back in September, I shared a post in honor of Suicide Prevention Week entitled “Stay” that was really special to me. More recently, I shared a piece of fiction on the blog for the first time, which was exciting.

What made you decide to start writing?

I really don’t know of one specific moment that made me decide to start writing. It’s just always been a part of me. I distinctly remember being in first grade and writing stories with my friends during recess. All of my favorite games growing up involved telling stories in one capacity or another. It’s just always been a part of my life.

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What is your favorite part about writing?

I love creating characters. People are so complex, and getting to tell their stories is something that I love.

What makes a good story?

You have to have engaging, complex characters. A plot is nothing without good characters.

Does writing energize you or exhaust you, and why?

Both. Having a good writing day is the best feeling in the world, and I love stepping away from my laptop feeling as though I can take on the world. But every day can’t be a good day, and writing can be an exhausting process. It’s all worth it in the end, though.

What is your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is working past my own perfectionism. I’m really hard on myself because I want everything that I do to be the best that it can possibly be, so it’s difficult knowing when to step away and finally say that something is “done”.

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Why do you do what you do?

I do it because I cannot imagine my life without it. Theatre and dance are two of my greatest passions, and there is no better feeling than stepping offstage and knowing that all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the piece were worth it.

What is the most surprising thing you’ve leanred from your art?

I’ve learned that I’m capable of doing a lot more than I ever would have thought that I could.

Where do you get inspiration?

I get inspiration from studying those who are better than I am and learning from them. Not copying – there’s a difference – but watching how they do things and and finding ways to incorporate those techniques into my own choreography and performances.

What is your favorite book?

Jane Eyre!

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What is/was your favorite childhood book?

SO MANY. Right off the top of my head, I’d have to say that Princess Academy was a definite favorite. I also loved anything having to do with fairies.

What is your favorite song/artist at the moment?

Anything by Sleeping At Last. I’m particularly obsessed with the enneagram series that he is sharing right now. It’s stunning.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Chocolate chip cookie dough. Or anything involving peanut butter. Or coffee. Honestly, ice cream is just never a bad idea in general.

Spotting the Light: Nabila || Creative Spotlight – 13

Hi everyone! Today, we’re doing another Spotting the Light post, all about Nabila from Hot Town Cool Girl!

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Nabila is a teen blogger currently living in Texas! Her favorite things to do include blogging, taking photos, acting, writing, presenting, and binge watching her favorite Netflix shows. She is also a ESFJ and unlike many other bloggers, she is a total extrovert. 🙂

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What do you blog about?

I post about quite a bit of stuff on my blog including books, blogging, fashion, tips for teens, and just general lifestyle.

What made you decide to start blogging?

My initial interest came from seeing one of my friends blogging when I was in 3rd grade! I was probably jealous and just thought the idea was so cool! Both of my parents also had blogs at that point so it was a bit that as well.

Where do you get ideas for what you do?

Mostly from the world around me. The world is this crazy amazing place with all of this diversity of people and people and ideas it honestly blows my mind.

If you could talk to yourself when you were starting out, what advice would you give yourself?

Ok stop. And look at some of your fellow kid bloggers. Yes there actually are some. Now actually talk to them. NO ONE LIKES A LONELY HERMIT and friends are one of the best things in the world. Ok now change your design. It’s lonely and dark and honestly kind of depressing. Just saying. But also seriously just be yourself and don’t ever be embarrassed to try something new. 🙂

Describe your blogging process, from idea to post

I usually think of an idea and then write it down. Before I start actually writing I will have a general layout drawn out in my head and then I’ll start actually writing it. It usually takes me a couple days with school. Once I’m done writing I will first add pictures and then make my title/featured graphic.

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What is your biggest challenge?

I think my biggest challenge is just myself. I find myself so often not doing something just because I am scared and embarrassed.

What is your favorite book?

I have no idea what my favorite book is of all time buuuutttt I just recently read two books I really loved: Randoms and Court Of Fives. They were both so good and I would definitely recommend!

What is/was your favorite childhood book?

I’m still a kid (well teen but you know) lol. I was actually obessed with Geronimo Stilton when I was in maybe 2nd and 3rd grade. Like I even did a whole report on them. Or at least untill I figured out Geronimo was not an actual person (we were supposed to do it on a person).

What is your favorite song/artist at the moment?

I can’t pick one but I’ve been loving Grace Vanderwaal, Troye Sivan, and Dodie!

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookies and Creme all the way!


Thank you, Nabila, for being here today! Be sure to check her out-

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Spotting the Light: Joanna Sarah || Creative Spotlight – 12

Hello everyone! Today . . . you guessed it! It’s another Spotting the Light post! Today, we’re featuring Joanna Sarah!

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Joanna Sarah is sixteen and an ambivert – she can be very social and other times she just wants to be herself. She’s a complete and total book nerd. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior when she was thirteen and she got baptized this past summer before she turned sixteen. She is an aspiring writer and fashionista. Her dream in life is to be a successful fashion entrepreneur living in New York, who inspires others to do great things.

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What do you post about?

I blog about fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and hair. I post vlogs and beauty and style videos on my YouTube channel.

What made you decide to start your blog and YouTube channel?

I’ve always wanted to be a blogger and the summer before my sophomore I started a blog! It was a writing and lifestyle blog, but than I outgrew it and put it on private. Than last April, I finally started a fashion and beauty blog, which I felt was more my style. After always wanting to start a YouTube channel, I decided that since I had a fashion blog I should just go ahead and start a YouTube channel.

Where do you get ideas for what you do?

Sometimes I come up with my own blog and video ideas. Than there are other times where I get inspiration from Pinterest and other bloggers/YouTubers.

If you could talk to yourself when you were first starting out, what advice would you give yourself?

To not be afraid of doing what I love and just to always do my best.

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What does a typical day in your life look like?

I’m a very busy person. A typical day involves me going to school and than possibly staying after for a sport or one of my many after school activities. Than if I don’t have to cheer at a basketball game or perform at a football game, I go to work. I work at a library and it’s usually a three to four hour shift. In between all of that, I try to find the time to read, record videos, blog, and do my homework.

What made you decide to start writing?

I have always been a reader first and I believe that has inspired me to write books that I would personally read myself.

What is your favorite part about writing?

Reading the finish product after all of the grunt work.

What makes a good story?

A good story is something that you would read. If you as a writer wouldn’t read it, than it’s not a good story.

Does writing energize you or exhaust you, and why?

Writing usually exhausts me, because I’m searching all the corners of my mind to produce a story that I can be proud of. I’m working out my mind for a period of time that is usually an hour or more.

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How much time do you spend doing research?

Research is a process and I’m honestly constantly doing research and making a backstory for my characters throughout me writing my book.

How many books have you written? (drafts count too!)

3

When did you start playing music? What instruments do you play? How long have you been doing music? Do you take lessons, and how long have you been taking them?

I started playing the flute in 5th grade in school. I have participated in marching band and concert band and a woodwind orchestra. I’ve been playing the flute for almost 8 years.

What is/was your favorite childhood book?

The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Thank you, Joanna, for the lovely interview! Check her out here-

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Spotting the Light: Abi Leah|| Creative Spotlight – 11

Hey everyone! Today is another installation of Spotting the Light! We are interviewing Abi Leah today!

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abby - Abi LeahAbi Leah is an INFP with a love for anything floral and pink. She is also a Christian girl who loves books and music.

What do you blog about?

I blog about lifestyle but with a bit of everything!

What made you decide to start blogging?

I’ve always loved writing. When a couple of my friends starting blogging, I thought it was the perfect time to start my blog. While they have stopped blogging or moved on to bigger things, I kept my blog.

Where do you get ideas for what you do?

Most of what I post about comes from the ideas inside my head. I try to think about something interesting going on in my life and how I can blog about it. I keep things hopeful and encouraging, as I work to share God’s love in what I do.

If you could talk to yourself when you were first starting out, what advice would you give yourself?

Don’t get discouraged if your blog isn’t getting as many views as you’d like it to. Sometimes things come in phases and it takes time to find out what your main purpose is and how to make your blog unique. I’d also say to blog about things that you want to blog about, not trying to copy anyone else’s blog just because they are doing better.

What is the favorite piece of content that you’ve put out?

My favorite post so far was my March Memories post that I wrote last year. I felt that it really showed who I am. Plus, March was just a great month with travels and photography.

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Describe your process, from idea to post

My ideas for posts normally come either at night before I fall asleep or when I’m trying to write a different post that just isn’t working out. Posts normally take my three days to write. Day 1 consists of simple sentences outlining what I want to talk about. In Day 2, I write out paragraphs and arrange pictures if there are any. Day 3 is edit and preview day where I look through the post, at least three different times, to make sure that I like it and everything looks good. When everything’s done, I hit publish!

What does a typical day in your life look like?

School takes up a lot of my time so I’ll talk about that schedule. I normally get up around 6:00 and get ready for school. I have classes from 8 to 3:30 and then I get home. Every afternoon I have tea with my mom and sisters and we talk about our days. If I can, I try to work out for an hour and then start studying. I always have dinner with my family around the table (my favorite part of the day). After that, I have another cup of tea, check my blog, finish up some more homework, and I’m off to bed around 10:00. It’s a long day.

What is your favorite book?

Return To Me by Lynn Austin

What is/was your favorite childhood book?

Dick and Jane! (They were the books that taught me to read.)

What is your favorite song/artist at the moment?

Can I just say that the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman is just amazing!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


And that’s it! Go check out Abi’s blog and social media!

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Spotting the Light: Jameson Smith|| Creative Spotlight – 10

Hello everybody! Today, we’re featuring yet another creative for the 10th installment of Spotting the Light: Jameson! I met Jameson when I won a giveaway for her book The Assassin’s Daughter, and have kept up with her social media (mainly) since then. Today I get to interview her!

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JCS500 - Jameson C. Smith.jpgJameson is a twenty-something Christian in love with stories and nerdy things. She is a writer, bookworm, and introvert (INF/TJ). When she is not chasing after characters or getting lost in stories, she also likes to bake things and travel.

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What do you blog about?

Most of my blog focus is on writing and books, but I also enjoy blogging about faith and general life things.

What made you decide to start bloging?

I started blogging as an extra credit project for school. Though my blogging focuses have varied over the years with different blogs, it’s still one of my favorite things to do!

Describe your process, from idea to post

Usually I start with a few notes or the idea for a title, then build the post around those. Once I’ve chosen a title, I make a title graphic, gather any additional photos, and finalize formatting and content.

What made you decide to start writing?

During a moment of boredom, I started typing out a short story. While I enjoyed writing for school, it wasn’t something I thought much about until after that moment—especially when developing my own characters and plots! From there, the hobby grew to be something I loved and wanted to pursue seriously.

How long does it take for you to write a book?

On average, I’d say it takes about one to three months for me to complete a first draft.

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What is your favorite part about writing?

Getting to know characters and figuring out what their stories are.

What makes a good story?

Characters and plot are my two favorite parts of stories, and I enjoy stories that balance both of those while also being entertaining. I love to be swept up in a character’s journey and see where it takes them.

Does writing energize you or exhaust you, and why?

I usually find it to be energizing, especially when I’ve really hit the core of the story and can focus on it. On the other hand, if I’m wrestling with a difficult character or scene, it can be really tiring.

How much time do you spend doing research?

Probably a few hours per draft? It’s easier for me to do in-depth research after I’ve written a first draft, so I can focus on what needs the most research.

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How many books have you written?

18

What was the most interesting part about your publishing journey?

Pretty early on, I’d considered indie publishing for TAD. It’s been fun to learn about the process and figure out which options were the best for the book. Being able to finally look at TAD as a completed project, instead of a constant work-in-progress, was really cool too (and a bit surprising, to be honest)!

Why do you do what you do?

Noveling and blogging are some of my favorite ways to write because they’re fun and honestly, I just love it. 🙂 The writing and blogging communities are awesome, and I’ve “met” so many great people because of them!


Thank you, Jameson, for your interview today! Go check her out!

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Spotting the Light: Audrey Caylin|| Creative Spotlight – 9

Hello everyone! Today, it’s time for the NINTH installment of Spotting the Light! Today, we are interviewing writer/author Audrey Caylin!

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Audrey Caylin is a full-time dreamer and aspiring independent author, living on words and the wild beauty of life. Somewhere along the way, she began searching for green flashes during sunsets and embraced a mission to bring hope to the world through her writing. When she’s not delving into fantastical or futuristic worlds via writing or reading, she’ll probably be blogging, driving along the west coast with the windows rolled down, or with her face tilted to the sky on a rainy day.

What made you decide to start writing?

I started writing because I wanted to read a good book, actually! I could never find the “perfect book,” so eleven-year-old me decided to write one. However, I quickly forgot about the perfect book and was drawn more and more to the excitement that comes from exploring strange and unique worlds on paper. Only in the past few years did I see the power that stories hold to impact us and strive to have mine do that for other people.

How long does it take for you to write a book?

It takes me a month or two to outline, then around thirty days to complete the first draft. After that, it depends on the story. Most often, I’ll do a major rewrite and then plenty of edits over several months.

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What makes a good story?

For me, it’s three things: engaging plot, relatable characters, and a powerful theme. Take one of those out, and the story feels unbalanced or lacking something needed to be at its full potential.
And just for good measure, I love fascinating worlds!

Does writing energize you or exhaust you, and why?

Writing definitely energizes me! It gives me a rush that I can’t get from anything else. It makes my heart pound and my mind whirl with ideas as I try to keep up with my pen or my fingers on the keyboard. It’s like I’m flying when I’m writing; I’m totally free. There are times when I feel exhausted after writing, mainly because I was exhausted before I began, so maybe it’s the idea of writing that energizes me the most.

How much time do you spend doing research?

Not enough, haha! I love to jump right in to drafts or editing, so I look things up as I need them…and still probably don’t spend enough time on it 😉

How many books have you written so far?

I’ve written ten books so far. However, I’ve rewritten half of them several times and the others were simply first drafts I never edited.

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What is your favorite book?

Just one?!? That’s such an impossible question for a bookworm like me! I guess if I had to choose, I’d pick A Time To Die, by Nadine Brandes. It’s my favorite dystopian novel ever and had a huge spiritual impact on me.
But Bones of Makaidos (Bryan Davis) and Resistance (Jaye L. Knight) are also pretty amazing 😉

What is/was your favorite childhood book?

Misty of Chincoteague was my very favorite; I read it over a dozen times! I also loved the Little House books and the Warrior cats series.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookies and cream, with really, really big chunks of Oreo cookies in there!


And that’s it! Go follow Audrey! She is amazing.

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Spotting the Light: Sumedha || Creative Spotlight – 8

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Spotting the Light post! Today, we’re interviewing Sumedha!

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Sumedha is a 19 year old Indian studying Computer Science and Engineering in college. Usually in her down time she’s blogging, reading or hanging out with her best friends. She does pretty much everything with her best friends. She loves looking at aesthetic pictures and basically gush about it to everyone.

What do you blog about? (books, lifestyle, etc)

I blog mostly about books, music and bullet journalling. Overall, though, I try not to keep a niche because I love the freedom to blog about anything I want.

What made you decide to start blogging?

I love taking up new projects and trying new things, especially online, so I randomly made a blog one day. I never planned anything but it actually got a lot of views and so I made an effort to do better at it. I recently changed my blog name because the old one was too long and no one could remember it.

Where do you get ideas for what you do?

For my discussion posts, basically anything that I feel ranting about. Once I actually wrote a blog post on a poster I saw at a bank. So basically anything, to be honest. I also DID make a blog post about this so you can check it out to know more.

If you could talk to yourself when you were starting out, what advice would you give yourself?

DO SOME RESEARCH. And choose a good, easy name!

What is your favourite piece of content that you’ve put out?

This is always hard to answer! I always feel like I could have done better with my posts. But there ARE posts I’ve loved writing. The most recent has to be my review of the movie Fallen based on the book by Lauren Kate. I’m not salty very often in my reviews but when I am, I totally let go.

Describe your progress, from idea to post

The brainstorming ideas post was the first of my blog posts to share exactly this in detail.
I usually write down my blog post ideas in my bullet journal. If there’s any planning for the content, I write that down as well. I usually don’t have the time to immediately type the post so it sits for a while and when I get the time, I come up with way more things to say. I usually frequently switch between the normal and html screens in my post editor because lately I’ve been doing a LOT of formatting. After I’ve typed it out, I add the images and schedule it. I plan my scheduling dates so that consecutive posts aren’t the same, so as to give a little variety. For example, I’ll do a book review followed by blogging tips and then a discussion post.
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What does a day in your life look like?

I’ve tried to pen down a routine but to be honest, I don’t have one. On the days I have classes, I wake up at 6am and get ready in a rush to catch the bus at 7. I’m at college until 4pm and get back home around 5:30pm, following which I chill for a bit. I start my assignments/work around 7pm or I sit down to plan things if I don’t go out with my friends. I don’t socialise very much but I hang out as much as possible with the friends I’m close to.
I blog on Sundays, typing up multiple posts at a time to utilize time better and be productive. Sunday mornings are for this. Since I have classes six days a week, Sundays are my only down time days so I use it to get things done as much as possible.

What is your favourite book?

This is HARD. My all-time favourite books are Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. My latest favourites are Warcross by Marie Lu and the Shades of Magic series by VE Schwab.

What is/was your favourite childhood book?

I read mostly Indian comics until 6th grade because we didn’t have a proper library near my place. My mom used to bring home comics when she went to other cities for work. The first absolute favourite book of mine is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

What is your favourite song/artist the the moment?

I haven’t listened to any new music lately but what I HAVE been listening to on repeat is the Dusk till Dawn sing-off by Conor Maynard and Anna Maynard. I’m not a fan of Conor Maynard but I like Anna Maynard and make sure to watch the videos she’s in. I was blown away by her voice! I haven’t heard her singing before, so I really like it.

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Chocolate. Whatever chocolate. I’m not a fan of actual chocolates but I love anything chocolate flavoured.

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