ghosts in the snow


I do not own any of these photos unless otherwise stated. All credits goes to their rightful owners. If you think something has been poorly credited, please inform me immediately


MUSIC-love/life. my chemical romance taught me how to fall in love.

COFFEE & DIET DP-i'm always drinking it in unhealthy amounts.

SWEETS-fucking love 'em.

LOVE- my one and only love. things imagined are forever and always with me now. laugh, love, grow, remember. i dream of old age and reflections with my handsome man. it's possible to find a once in a life time love. <3 Smith <3

ISSUES- issues... make me who i am, and have the confidence to not give a damm, and stay strong <3

DREAMER-i have a wild, crazy, loving, imagination.


"she tastes of vanilla lace"-AFI

Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.

-unknown (via studymotivator)


Essential Productivity Apps for any student:
Caffeine-  Prevents your screen from going into sleep mode. Great if you’re writing notes on an article and the screen keeps dimming, whilst you hope that if you stare long enough, the phrase “homologous ways to a view of hegemony” will start to make sense.
Flux- If you find that you can’t sleep for ages after studying late at night, then this app is a total game changer. It basically turns the light on the screen red, because science people say that blue light keeps you awake and red light doesn’t. (*Full Disclosure* I’m not a scientist)
Focusbar- The annoying voice of your mother nagging you to finish your homework…in app form. You can set the annoying level (I have it set on “wildly annoying”) and a bar will appear in the corner every few seconds to remind you that you’re supposed to be doing something else besides looking at cat photos. 
Microsoft Office- self explanatory, so I’ve linked to an article about life hacks for Microsoft Office instead. Because I’m just that awesome. 
Nag- Does your 5 minute study break keep turning into an hour on Youtube? Then you need Nag in your life. It’s basically an alarm/timer. But an extremely loud and annoying alarm/timer that’s very difficult to ignore. The bells genuinely sound more judgemental the longer you ignore it.  
Self Control-  Also known as Cold Turkey for Microsoft users. If you absolutely cannot be trusted with an internet connection, then you need Self Control in your life. You add a list of websites to the “blacklist”and then set how long you want the app to work for, and for that duration of time you wont be able to access those website. Seriously, not even rebooting your computer or uninstalling the app will let you access the blacklist until your time is up. Tough love at its finest.
Zotero-  The new love of my life. Zotero allows you to manage all your citations and sources in one easy place. It’s an absolute life saver- no joke. There’s an in-word add in, so it will write your bibliography and citations for you in any format you want. There’s a chrome/firefox add in and a mobile app, so you don’t even have to type the citation into Zotero. Just press the button it does all the hard work for you. It even updates itself online, so you can still access your bibliography if your computer crashes. I &lt;3 Zotero 5eva. 

Good Notetaking
This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!
I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.
Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!
Good luck and happy studying! Xx

Cute but messy study area.


“Keep studying and get that M.D.”

re-reblogging since people keep changing the source. Should have tagged this from the beginning…


I love how someone strategically cropped out the credit to my blog. Christ.

Anonymous asked you: How did you develop self control? Its something that I struggle with and honestly it would mean a lot if you me gave some pointers. Thanks in advance ladykay :)

I answered:




Self-control was once described to me as a muscle, meaning you have to use it to get stronger and if you stop using it, you can lose it. 

So if you feel like you struggle with this, don’t try to do everything at once. You wouldn’t go to the gym and try to curl 100 lbs. No, you pick up the 10 lb dumbbells and give it a try. 

So maybe you have difficulty staying away from Facebook when you’re studying. Set a goal to study for an hour without checking Facebook once. If you meet that goal, you get to spend 10 minutes on Facebook as a reward. If you don’t meet the goal and you check it while you’re supposed to be studying you can give yourself some sort of penalty (like you have to not check it during your 10 minute break, or whatever). Then maybe after a couple days or weeks of doing that you can go two hours without checking! Then three! Etc. 

Baby steps. 

I also think that setting realistic goals is important! If you want to be more self disciplined about working out, say you’ll start by working out twice a week. That’s a realistic starting goal. Then you can work up to 5 days a week slowly. If you start trying to workout seven days a week, you’ll burn out really fast!! 

Good luck! 

Excellent advice!


(via Just Chemistry Necklace Science Geek Test Tube by TemporalFlux)