Rare photo of me with my hair and makeup doneMy name is Steph Martoccia. To the right you will see me pictured with my two bffs! Just kidding, they just photo bombed my pic with no regrets. Anyways, I’m a senior public relations major at Kent State University. When I tell people I’m a senior they get really lit about the fact that I’m graduating and ask what I plan to do after I receive my $60,000 piece of paper. My answer to that question consists of a nervous laugh and an eye twitch because I have no clue where I may end up after graduation. I am currently trying to juggle two jobs, 18 credit hours, applying to grad school and being the president of a program I created last semester (with the help of my three fantastic buddies) all while trying to have a social life and chill with my boyfriend. IT IS HARD. But no matter how hard it is, I look at myself in the mirror every day and remind myself that I am a hustler and I can do this.


Everybody knows about the freshman 15, but what they don’t tell you about is the sophomore 20 that hits you after plenty of frat parties and tipsy visits to Guy’s Pizza. Balancing school, work, clubs, fitness and a social life is hard. Making excuses to avoid the gym is easy.

You may be reading this thinking, “Yes Steph! Tell me more! I would love to know how to balance the 100 things I have to do every week!” I would also love to know how to balance all 100 things that I have to do every week, but there isn’t a formula to freeze time so that you can fit it all in with ease. Figuring out how to fit everything into my schedule is a day-to-day task that I have a love-hate relationship with, but I manage to figure it out somehow. I’m just here to give you my tips on how to make it work, whether it be making a little extra time for the gym or changing your lifestyle. I’m here to help you get rec’d.