Jumpstarting Creativity: What, Why, and How

If I say the word creativity what do you think it means? How does it apply to your life? Do you think that you have creativity? The dictionary says that creativity says “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work”. I have worked in teaching, marketing, and other such profession that could be considered creative. I love books, drawing, and writing which are creative hobbies. However, I can not tap into my creative talents 24/7. I am only human. With my activities and some of my past jobs involving the need for creativity, I recognized the need for the immediate generation of creativity when you need it. So I had thought to myself, there had to be some way to trigger this power. I think I may have found the answer during my commute while I listened to the TED Radio Hour. They had an episode called Jumpstarting Creativity where people like Tim Harford spoke on how to rekindle and harness it.

A Gondola Ride Through Venice

When one is visiting the city of Venice, a gondola ride is expected. A gondola ride through the Grand Canal. You would pass by every iconic building that rose to it’s grandiose style in the Italian Renaissance.  These waterways are some of the most famous in the world. Hollywood and dreamers believe that Venice is the hidden jewel in Italy that one should visit before their demise. Do I agree with them? Well the only way I was going to solve this question would be to go on my own gondola ride through the water ways of Venice during my stay in the city of masks.

Planning with a Planner

I love using my planner to organize my day. It helps keep me on track and remember when and where I am suppose to be. Focusing on a manageable to do list is also super important. So here are my tips for planning life with a planner to get the most out of it without going crazy.

Climate Crisis: Is Doomsday Upon Us?

Every day we are seeing more and more evidence of climate change happening before our eyes. We see videos of the floating garbage islands in the ocean that is as large as a small city. The United Nations have written several reports stating that if major changes do not occur then these changes are irreversible. Based on that we see and hear, one would think we may never escape our own creation of dooms. So, TED Talk decided to invite speakers to explore how we can save our planet and if we can do it in time in Climate Crisis. 

Remember the teenager that started the world-wide protest for climate change? Greta Thunberg is the first speaker to talk about climate change.

Decluttering the Organized Chaos of My Life

I like to organize my space in what I call organized chaos. I am notorious for saving too much and losing what I had in my hand 5 minutes ago. However, with the new school year starting soon I decided it was time to declutter. So while I started this crazy project, I found 10 tips for decluttering my life.

The Ultimate University Packing List

The college year is getting ready to start and as many across the country are getting ready to start this new adventure. A packing list from someone who lived in dorms for at least 3 years might be helpful to those getting ready to make the big jump. So here are the items that I think/know you will need:

The Cheat Sheet to Acing College or How To Become A Straight-A Student

The school year is just around the corner.  College is full of responsibilities. You will be asked to juggle class work, work, volunteering, club activities, and so much more while making the grades so the quest for success means mastering the art of optimizing studying. Those that left high school and are getting ready to start their college journey, I have one piece of advice for you. Read How to Become A Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport.

Top 10 School Bag Must Haves

With the new semester at college starting soon, I find myself going through my annual checklist to make sure I have the supplies for my college school bag. It can be overwhelming trying to find what you need among the back to school sales so I paired down the giant list of supplies to a more manageable list.

Hear the Call of War with Game of Thrones: Conquest

Gamers look for the best challenges and newest adventures in every app and game produced. Since I love a good gaming concept and a huge fan of Game of Thrones, I started to playing the Game of Thrones: Conquest. The concept of the game is simple. The goal is to build your kingdom, alliance, power, and your OWN DRAGON! Once, you have gained these items start trying to conquer seats of powers and attack other keeps to help your alliance. 

Rosie’s Travel Bucket List

Who gets FOMO over travel articles and travel photos from your friends?

I do!

I have loved traveling and discovering the world from a early age. I am always on the hunt for new places to discover. My Pinterest has layers of boards dedicated to different destinations that I hope to go to in the future. I found myself wistfully staring at these boards the other day as I plan my trips for the year I hope to take, and decided to share my travel bucket list. Don’t worry I narrowed it top my current top 10.