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Campus allies: are you one?

This post was in no way planned. It’s one of those things that I started thinking about and knew I had to say something and share it with as many people as I can. So, here we go. I hope this helps you. I hope you speak up. I hope you love everyone and hate no one.

 

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From Seeing Stars to Hospital Visits

I”M HOME! And while I may not see this as a good thing, you all should. Why? Because that means you’re finally going to get a blog post out of me. I’ve been getting messages about this one for over a week now… you guys are impatient! (I say this with love.) 

Most of you already know that I was in Los Angeles last week. If you know that, you also probably know at least a little bit about what I was up to. And if you don’t, no worries, you’re about to know! Continue reading “From Seeing Stars to Hospital Visits”

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Beach trips on a college budget

Today is all about planning the perfect beach trip when you’re on a tight budget, especially my fellow college students who can sometimes barely afford dinner. I’ve been there. I feel you. I posted about this yesterday on my Instagram story and some of you sent in some questions and I will answer anything that the post doesn’t cover at the end!

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College advice from a real life college kid

It’s that time of year again!

Summer is ending and recently graduated high schoolers are freaking out about college.

At least I was. I’m not joking. I got put on anxiety medicine AND had to wear a heart monitor because I stressed myself out so much about picking a school, picking a major, scholarships, financial aid, roommates, parking passes, scheduling my own classes, jobs, and OH MY GOD why did I have to graduate??????

If you know how that feels, this post is for you! Because maybe my past freak out can help keep your current one under control. Maybe.

I hope.

Here are all the things I wish I had known before starting college.  Continue reading “College advice from a real life college kid”

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Social Media Plugs

Hi! Yes you! I see you looking at this homepage, and since you’re here, you must be at least a little bit interested in what’s going on.

If you want a way to keep up with blog content without having to sign up for annoying emails, just give me a follow on social media! (Need more incentive than that? I’ll follow you back!) It’s fun and I promise not to spam you. I know nobody likes that. I may even decide to host a contest or two… who knows? But you don’t want to miss out, that’s for sure! Here’s the links to all of my social media pages:

Instagram — @TheLaneOnline

Pinterest — @TheLaneOnline

Facebook — The Lane Online

Twitter — @TheLaneOnline

 

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A Cup of Kindness

I won a cup.

That seems like a very strange statement to start a blog post off with, but that’s how this whole thing started.

The cup is from the Ellen Degeneres show. It’s not a special cup; it’s a clear, tervis-like cup, with the classic aqua blue logo on it. That’s it. But for some reason, when I looked at the cup this morning, I knew I needed to write about it. Here’s why:

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Carrie Tells All

Have you ever wanted to interview your best friend? Well, I wanted to, so I did! 

Ok, this was fun. Carrie and I have known each other for over a year now and I knew she was the one I wanted to interview for this post. We met on Twitter in April of 2016, and met in person for the first time that October in Los Angeles. Carrie’s one of those people who will talk your ear off about nothing for hours on end, but you love her anyways. At least, that’s how it is with me. (She knows this.)

And that’s enough of me rambling… let’s just get to it.   Continue reading “Carrie Tells All”

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Blast From The Past

Someone asked me the other day about my favorite childhood memory. Which resulted in a very long conversation about my summers as a kid… and specifically, my summers in Pennsylvania.

My cousin Samantha (we call her Sam, so keep up.) lives in Pennsylvania and my favorite thing to do as a kid, especially during the summer, was to make the 14 hour trip (BY CAR!!!!!!!) to her townhouse.  Continue reading “Blast From The Past”

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My Life in 20 Questions

I’ve been putting this post off for a while because it seems a little awkward but my email is full of people asking for it… and since today is a relatively calm day in the life of Jordyn, now is the time get it over with. 

I’ve wasted enough time on Instagram and Twitter, I updated my resume, I went to work… I have no more excuses.

I’ve got my coffee and a colorful pen so let’s do this!

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Simon Says

My best friend from home is taking me camping.

If you know me, you’re probably laughing out loud right now at the fact that Jordyn Rowland is willingly going to spend more than 2 hours in the woods with no cell service… I’m trying not to think about that part.

But yes, camping.

Simon and I have gotten into some very interesting situations together over the years and he’s been bugging me for months about him not being featured on the blog so I thought now would be a good time…

…in case I get eaten by a bear or something.  Continue reading “Simon Says”

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Shonda Rhimes Master Class: Halfway There

A lot of you have been asking about the TV writing class I’m taking online and since I’m exactly halfway through it, I decided to share a little bit about what I’ve been doing!

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When I signed up for the class, I really had no expectations. I’d never taken a Master Class before so I had no idea what it would be like. Part of me thought it would be one video, maybe an hour long, and then I’d be on my own, while another part of me thought Shonda would walk into my house and start teaching me. (Rationality had already left me at that point.) Instead, what I’ve gotten is a network of amazing writers, so many resources I’m still trying to work my way through them all, and unbeatable advice from the Queen of Television herself that I wound’t have gotten anywhere else.

A lot of you already know I’ve written a full pilot script for my “TV show” (it’s in quotes because I know the probability of it ever making it on screen is about 0.2) but I didn’t really talk about how I got to that point. So, let’s go through the lessons, one by one, and I’ll walk you through my brain for a few minutes! Continue reading “Shonda Rhimes Master Class: Halfway There”

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Me First

I saw an advice quote posted on Instagram a few weeks ago and I knew there would be a post about it at some point. And I guess that point is today.  Here’s the quote:

“If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others.”

And here’s what I have to say about it… WHAT A LOAD OF BULL!!!! I don’t know who came up with this idea that we should worry less about ourselves and more about others, but I am NOT here for that. Not at all.  Continue reading “Me First”