Minimalist College Packing List

Happy August everyone! Wow, can you believe that summer is almost over? August officially marks BACK TO SCHOOL season! I know that many of you are starting or going back to college in mid-August.

The summer before college, I spent my days researching what to pack. I looked at every Pinterest packing list there was on the Internet. Looking back, some of the packing lists were very excessive. While an “ULTIMATE guide to college packing” may be helpful. It can be easy to go overboard with buying dorm things.

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Essentials for an Office Job or Internship

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For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to adjust to a full time job schedule. It’s can be jarring going from a full time student to working in an office from 8-5 p Luckily, I think my body has adapted to it now.

Now you’re probably asking “What is your job?” The first is one is an on-campus job I’ve held for 1.5 years now. It involves a lot of data entry and filing and misc. office tasks. The other one is a social media internship. With both commitments, I’m usually out of my apartment for 7 hours or so each day. This means that I have to bring whatever I would need in my bag to survive the entire day.

Without further ado, here are my essentials for an office job or internship!

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Where have I been?

Hello again! I apologize for dropping of the face of the blogging world. I decided to take a break from blogging because, to be honest, I lost motivation and became distracted due to personal challenges in my life. However, I hope I can reignite my passion for simplybeingkim again this summer. I have more free time to focus on myself and my blog instead of my school work and extracurricular activities.

I may have not been productive in the blogging atmosphere, but a lot of accomplishments have happened in the last six months! Here is a quick update on what has happened!


Finished my 2nd year of college!

I’m half way through my undergrad college career! Wooohoo! It’s scary to think I’m about to enter the “hardest years (3rd & 4th)” of college. Yet, I’m excited to see how much I will grow and accomplish in my last years. This year was an emotionally tough year for me, but the silver lining is that I learned a lot of valuable life lessons.

College job!

After countless numbers of resumes and interviews, I finally scored a job at my university! An office job is completely different from the job I had last summer as a camp counselor. However, I’m learning valuable skills that will help me succeeded in the professional world.

Moved into my first apartment!

I never imagined moving into my FIRST apartment during college. Due to the housing situation at my university, I chose to move off-campus for the next two years. I’m excited to share more about my experience about a college apartment and bring in more posts that are apartment related. What kind of apartment related post are you looking forward to?

Road trips ahead!

Last winter, I had the opportunity to go on a road trip to Oregon with my friends from college. It was an exciting experience. This summer, I have another opportunity to road trip with my best friends from back home to a beach! I’m excited to bring more road trip related post to my blog. Be on the look out for those!

That’s my life update! Do you have any fun summer plans? Or any posts that you’re interested in me touching on? Leave a comment below!

I’m excited to have simplybeingkim appear in your blogfeed again. Make sure to follow me on BlogLovin to be notified when I post and follow me on Instagram to see snapshots of my life!

Fall 2015 Tv Shows

I have a confession: I never was one of those people who watched Tv shows religiously. Until last year.

One of my best friends, Karyn, would always talk about the newest show that she was hooked on. She was constantly telling me I should watch X, Y, and Z show because I would enjoy it. Fast forward a year later I now have become one of those committed Tv show watchers.

As school began again so did my favorite shows that  went on a summer hiatus. Here are my favorite Fall Tv shows for 2015!

Fall 2015 Tv Show

How to Get Away with Murder

If you have not heard about How to Get Away with Murder… where have you been?! Through flashbacks and flash-forwards, the show reveals how the Keating 4, along with their professor, cover up their tracks on murdering the professor’s husband. This is an intense show that packs in a lot of drama and mystery that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the characters.

Jane the Virgin

What attracted me to Jane the Virgin was the plot line. Jane is a pregnant virgin. Say what? This show contains drama, romance, scandals, breakups and everything you could want in a telenovela.  You need to watch this telenovelas-esque show to find out how Jane handles her new life as a mom!

The Flash

Okay. I must confess that I started watching The Flash just because I have a crush on Grant Gustin. *blushes* Although, I do admit that I genuinely enjoy the show. This superhero themed show has action, love, drama all rolled into one, with a little bit of comedy sprinkled in. I follow the cast members on social media platforms and it seems like they bond really well off-set. You can tell the actors love playing their characters with each other. And that makes me love the show even more.


With only three episodes under their belt, Quantico is already making headlines for being a new must-watch show! The first episode revealed a lot more than I predicted from the previews. So I am very curious to see how the rest of the season will play out! The show seems to have the same reveal concept as How to Get Away with Murder as it uses flashbacks and flash-forwards to reveal the history and future of the eight FBI trainees.

Young and Hungry

Does the blonde girl sitting on the counter look familar? It’s Emily Osment from the Hannah Montana days! Osment has upgraded from being the best friend of Miley Stewart/ Hannah Montana to being the flirty cook for a good looking tech developer. This is one of my favorite shows to watch after a stressful week because of all the hilarious situations Osment’s character, Gabbi Diamond, gets herself in.

Leave a comment and let me know your favorite show to watch! It doesn’t have to be for the fall season. 🙂

-Kim 🙂