OK - I lied. I was born and raised in New England. I'm currently a college student taking up space in a twenty-something-year-old-filled apartment in Boston. I have the most wonderful boyfriend and cat in the universe, and they help me forget the troubles that come along with balancing school and work. I wanted a blog to share tips, tricks, and ideas on how to manage it all - school, work, relationships, being the funniest person in the world. I refuse to live in a beer bottle filled apartment cleaning up party after party, only to find out someone threw up in your shower and clogged the drain. I want to live an adult lifestyle on a college wage. I want to live in a blissfully budgeted dream land, or at least pretend.