I’m Renée Bailey and I show students how to go from stressed out mess to college success.
You know you’re living the college life right when you’re not pulling all-nighters, are happy with what your major is, aren’t living off the last of the year-old saltines in the dorm kitchen and you’ve found your college fam.
How do I know this? Because I had all of those struggles and more. I was painfully wallflower-ish, broke as a joke, eeking out a passable GPA, near-drop out student. After my second semester in college I was ready to nix the whole thing and give up on ever graduating.
I faced a stark moment where I had a definite choice: let my dreams pass me by or get my act together and fight for them. I decided to fight for my dreams and got two bachelor degrees in four and half years from a major university. Later I went on to obtain a masters degree. I believed I could get my diploma, so I didn’t walk away from my education. What I discovered in the process was that I made things so much harder on myself than they need to be in the beginning. I didn’t decrease my stress, I increased it!
So I just stopped doing that. I stopped dreading having to have a conversation with someone I didn’t know and joined in on the groups that I knew were for me. I stopped leaving class projects to the last minute. Learned how to find work study programs and grants so I wasn’t on an empty bank account.
Once I made that simple change in mindset, everything changed. Classes got easier, I started to find my peeps, and I didn’t have to feel guilty about getting a Starbucks. I could enjoy being in college.
And that’s what I am here to make sure you do too.
Why did I go through all the struggle I did? Because no one had ever offered me advice on the practical day to day living of a college student. And, then, I thought to myself, “I can’t be the only one.” I had the realization that I could spare other students from the same miserable start to college I went through, by sharing my experiences and giving out the truth about what they need to know.
And that’s why I created…