Sadly, my summer is coming to an end and what's a better way to end a great summer? Going to a Beyoncé & Jay-Z concert. The concert was on August 25, 2018, in the one and only Atlanta, Georgia. The concert was one of the best concerts I've ever been to besides The Jonas Brothers, which might I add was my first concert. I had the best time, my throat and feet were super sore when the show was over (the show was 4 hours). Halle & Chole were the openers, DJ Khaled was the next performer and he brought two people that I don't remember the names of. Next was Celo Green, Ludacris, Lil Yachty and I believe one other person I don't remember the names of. After they did their songs, then Jay-Z and Beyoncé did their performance and it was absolutely amazing so full of energy and just people that were happy to be there.
I was super thankful and lucky to be able to be there and witness that concert. Music for some reason just puts me in the absolute best mood and mindset. I was beyond happy to be there and be able to check something off my bucket list. If you look at my Snapchat story it looks like I spent all of the concert on my phone when in reality I did not. I recorded ten seconds of my favorite songs so I can go back and remember that concert. In total, I picked up my phone probably no more than 8 times. I soaked up as much as I could of the entire show without my phone.
If I had to narrow it down to the top 5 things that happened at the show it would have to be when,
1. Beyoncé said "I've been waiting to do this in Atlanta," (Swag Surfin'). The whole crowd and I mean everyone was doing it.
2. Jay-Z stopped the music so we could all get hyped up again with one of his songs and when he said something about the crowd being amazing.
3. Formation of course and the fact that I knew the dance so I dance along.
4. Jay-Z looked so amazed with our crowd (similar to number 2).
5. All of the throwback songs.
Overall, the best concert, the best way to end the summer. Now it's time to start getting ready for school and moved into my new apartment.
This year is my junior year of college. I've learned many things throughout my college years. I went from a freshman not knowing anything to a junior still yearning for more. I definitely wouldn't have gotten through any of my days without my biggest help which is my mom. That being said, here are a few tips and tricks that I did and wish I knew my freshman year to now.
As some of you may or may not know, I go to an art school in California. My major is dance. These tips & trips may or may not advise to you, if so, great, if not, maybe one or two things might.
Being organized really helped me every year. Knowing when papers and homework were do, when tests and quizzes were (the syllabus is a huge help too in case teachers forget to mention important details). I always had my planner with me and I would usually (key word usually) do the homework the day I got it rather than putting it off to come back to it later. Also there was a specific folder for each subject also. To go the extra mile, I had a reminder on my phone. Yes, I'm that analytical. Moving on the next analytical thing I do.
2. Plan downtime
Twice a week I plan downtime. Downtime could mean anything. Sunday's, Wednesday's & Saturday's were my downtime days last year. Sunday's I went grocery shopping, finished up anything I didn't finish before & meal prepped. Wednesdays after my 10am class I cleaned up my apartment and laundry and Saturday's I woke up an hour later than usual, ordered take out if I felt like it and watched movies for the rest of the day.
3. Take notes
If your school is anything like mine. Most teachers email you the notes for the class, but I always found it helpful if I took notes as well and draw out the diagrams. For me, I find it better to write thing rather than to type things on my laptop.
4. Dress for Success
If you're anything like me, the way you dress impacts your mood for the day. Even if I am having an off day and don't feel like dressing up, I always find a way to make my leggings or sweat pants look cute. Putting that small effort in your outfit to me, makes a huge difference.
5. Make friends
That's one of my biggest regrets. I had friends in the beginning, without making things too personal lets just say dancers get very competitive....the rest i'll leave up to your imagination. After that I sorta shut myself off from the "dancers" at my school and I didn't really have time to adventure to the rest of my school. This year, my goal is to make friends.
Choose morning classes rather than evening classes. It makes things a lot easier throughout the year and it makes your schedule more flexible.
7. What comes to mind write it down
Trust me, you already have a million things on your mind. Write it down before you forget.
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