• College,  Lessons Learned

    21 Things I Would Tell My Freshman Self

    Welcome to a seriously uncomfortable season of life. This season is going to be filled with a lot of uncertainty, the best thing you can do for yourself is get comfortable with the unknown. Accept that sometimes, “I don’t know” is truly the best answer. There’s a few things that you should know going forward. Nobody actually knows what they’re doing. Seriously. Like you see the kid doing laundry, bet they just googled if it was okay to wash their darks on warm (it’s not), or what the difference between cold and cool is. Or if you’re using fabric softener, do you still need detergent? I met a guy who…

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    Blog, I’m Back.

    So, I took a break. Sorry, for the inconsistency of posts. I. Will. Do. Better. (I mean prolly not, but speak truth. Right? right.) Here’s that short and sweet  cynical update about what’s happening in ya girls life, as promised like 2 months ago.  College Update (May 31st, 2018) I am so, so, so excited that this semester is over. In all honesty, going into this semester I was quite confident that it was going to be my last semester of college. Not because I would be graduating but because I had no desire to continue my education. Prior to this semester, I had hated college for almost 2 years. (Did…

  • College,  Lessons Learned

    30 Thoughts of a First Semester Aggie

    Howdy. (I say that now.) I’m back, I hope you missed me. I know I’ve been MIA for like two months now, but I have been working my butt off finishing the remainder of the semester. You would be surprised how fast 2 months goes by when you’re sleep deprived, malnourished and over-caffeinated. There will be a sarcasm filled life update in the near future, however this is not it. This is a short and sweet blog that contains 30 thoughts I had this semester, as a first semester Ag. Also, this will be mentioned in my life update, but incase you’re wondering, I’ve had a full 180 and don’t…

  • About Your Blogger,  College

    I Do NOT Want to be Your Bonnie

    Hey Y’all   I asked Snapchat what they wanted to see on the blog this week, and shockingly enough, one person responded. You wanna know what they asked for? A life update. So this is for you, my one supporter. Currently, I am sitting in bed, wearing a shirt that is really dirty… like I’ve worn it more than three times this week, and I’ll probably wear it at least twice more before I get laundry done, if we are being honest. I don’t feel like cooking tonight, so I’m eating an apple and beef jerky for dinner. Yes, in bed. I’ve got George Ezra‘s new album playing on repeat,…

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    3 Years and 4 Shoulder Surgeries

    Hello lovelies. This is a long overdue post and I apologize for that. So many of you have texted, emailed (yes people still use email) and asked about my next post. First things first, I am so honored that I have that kind of following already. To be honest, life just got really busy, and I needed a break and focus all of my energy on school. I’d like to think that won’t happen again, but I’m constantly a mess so it will happen. I do promise to try harder. Preface: This post was NOT easy for me to write and it has been sitting in my drafts for over…

  • College,  Lessons Learned

    18 Graduation Gift Ideas (That are NOT Gift Cards!)

    Hello Readers. Today’s blog is all about what to get that special senior in your life. High school senior, that is. Although, I do know some senior citizens who would also enjoy most of the items on this list! You’ll notice I arranged this list by the level of like-ness. If you really like the kiddo you’re shopping for, start at the botto- JK, but I did try to put it in order from least to most expensive (with exception to the first two items). My “logic”: $: ~less than $25 $$:  $25-50 $$$:  $75-150 $$$$: ~greater than $150 1.An Emergency Box: This probably isn’t the cheapest, but it is the best.…

  • College,  Lessons Learned

    Accepting Failure in a Seemingly Perfect World

    It’s about to get #deep. First off, let’s make sure you read that right, it says accepting not expecting. (I have dyslexia and with my accent, both of those words look and sound exactly the same, but mean something totally different.) Also note, this post is sponsored by my very bad, no good, awful week. Or month.I haven’t mastered embracing my failures. They still make me want to crawl under my covers and push the fast-forward button so I can see if this works out in the future. As many of you probably know, I am not the biggest fan of college. The past two week in particular have been awful.…

  • College,  Lessons Learned

    20 Things I Learned by 20

    Disclaimer: I don’t speak for all “20-something-year-old females”, just for my strange self.  Also, this isn’t going to become a life advice blog. I am in no way, shape or form qualified for that. But God doesn’t call the qualified, am I right? Jk. Anyways. Ladies and germs, if you learn anything by 20 it should be: 1. Darks on cold, lights on warm. (Honestly though, putting all my clothes together in one load on cool hasn’t failed me yet… don’t try this at home.) 2. You don’t fully understand  the term “Aggie Network” until you go to a career fair. I’m telling you, that Aggie Ring will open doors…

  • About Your Blogger

    Howdy.

    Howdy fam. (Literally just fam because who else is actually going to read this?) Welcome to Expresso Self and Bean It. You may be wondering, “How does Taylor have time to blog if she’s in college?”. Well she doesn’t. BUT did you know that most Americans don’t actually have time in the day to do most of the things that they say they are going to. Don’t quote me on that because I have no idea if that is a true or not, but it sounds pretty accurate to me. You also may be thinking, “What is Taylor even going to write about? Her current photo album on Facebook is literally…