This past weekend, I went to New York for Her Conference. It was an amazing experience, and attending was of the best choices I’ve ever made. What I expected to be a great networking opportunity turned out to be one of the most inspiring, empowering, and incredible weekends of my life! I learned so much, made great friends, and was able to meet and hear from some incredible female role models, many of whom have changed the way I think about success and failure.
I’ll be unpacking what I learned for quite a while (I’m not kidding: I took 20 pages of notes!), but because I know there were many young women who wanted to attend this event and weren’t able to, I wanted to share some of the things I learned and heard that touched me most deeply. Here are 6 incredible lessons I learned at Her Conference from our amazing speakers: Rebecca Minkoff, Andi Dorfman, Joyce Chang, Samantha Power, Vanessa De Luca, and Nastia Liukin.
Hard as it is to believe, it’s been four years since I started college! I still remember those first few days of orientation like they were just a few weeks ago. During orientation and the early weeks of my first semester, I was excited, inspired, and totally overwhelmed. Nonetheless, I had a great time and got a great start to my college years. Today I’m sharing a few tips on how to make the most of your first week at college, and sharing a bit about my own orientation experience!
Hey guys! I recently posted about my dorm style, and taking the photos for that post caused me to think about how my dorm room has evolved over the years. In light of the new semester starting up again, I thought it would be fun to walk you through four years of my dorm rooms, showing you what’s changed and stayed the same. These photos were taken at Wellesley College and Oxford University, where I go to college and studied abroad, respectively.’
A little note before we get started: these are all iPhone pictures I took for my family, rather than the DSLR photos I normally take for my blog. While they’re certainly not glossy or professional (and I have to admit, it’s a little hard for me to post them at all!), they still showcase my dorm style and how it’s evolved over the years. I hope you can appreciate them for that!
This post is in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are my own.
As a college senior, I’ve had my fair share of dorm rooms by now; from an underground triple (yes, really!), to a little room in a big city, to a quiet single facing the woods. Even so, I get so excited about decorating my dorm room every year! So when Bed Bath & Beyond reached out to me about introducing you to their college collection, I was totally on board. Today, I’m showing you my dorm style and sharing a few of my favorite new dorm items for this year, featuring Bed Bath & Beyond.
I started this blog when I was eighteen: fresh out of high school, with the confidence and total lack of life skills to show for it. As I’ve said before, I began Sara Laughed on a whim, to avoid packing for my trip to the Netherlands during my gap year. Though it began as a personal travel blog, I began my undergraduate degree six months later, and slowly, Sara Laughed became a college blog.