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Posted 
Apr 28, 2021
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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs,

blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and

format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Another school year has come and gone and it’s finally summertime! Summer looks different for every student. Some may stay on campus and take classes, some might move to a different city for an internship, some might stay on campus and work. But if you’ve come to this post, you’re most likely moving back home for the summer. 

Maybe you have an internship that’s remote or near your hometown so you’ll be living at home, you want to work a job and save up for next semester, or you want to return home for some much needed rest and relaxation. 

Moving back home will require some adjusting. Before you were living with one or a few roommates, but now your roommates will be your parents and any siblings that live at home. Your roommates from the past year were probably accustomed to living their lives separately from yours as you all embraced the independence of college. In fact, you probably only came together when you wanted to hangout, go to dinner, or go out for coffee in the morning. 

Your parents are a lot different, they will most likely want to be directly involved in your life. All year you had been used to living independently while coming and going as you pleased. This might not be the case when you move back home for the summer. Since you’re moving back into your parents house, you’ll have to follow their rules -- this might mean asking their permission for things or telling them where you’re going before leaving the house. 

You might be dreading moving back home or you might be looking forward to it, but no matter how you feel, living at home can be made into a positive experience! It will take a week or two of adjusting, but living at home is a great idea for saving money on housing and saving up extra cash if you plan on working. 

Here are some tips for adjusting back to life at home and how to make your summer experience a positive one! 

  • How to Adjust to Living With Your Parents 
  • How to Keep Your Routine 
  • How to Unplug From School
  • Be Productive

How to Adjust to Living With Your Parents 

Living with your parents isn’t always easy, but compromises can be made to make it flow smoothly.

After a year of playing by your own rules and living as your please, it’ll no doubt be difficult to live under your parents roof. They can be clingy, frustrating, and sometimes overbearing -- but they really just want to be involved in your life and make sure you’re doing well. 

We know that after a long and grueling semester, the last thing you want to do is be swarmed by your parents asking questions when all you want to do is curl up in bed with your pillow and a comfy blanket. 

They just want to know how it went and hear about all the fun and exciting things you got to do! Even though this can seem frustrating in the moment, play along and indulge in their questions. 

During the past year, you might have lived in a campus dorm room or off-campus apartment. This means you’ve become accustomed to living independently and doing whatever sounds best in the moment. This could look like spending little to no time in your room while being out most of the day attending class, spending time with friends, and any other events that came up during the day. 

However, now that you’re living at home, in your parents house, you’ll have to abide by their rules. This means telling them where you’re going when you leave the house, asking permission to do certain things, and keeping them up to date about your life. 

Set Ground Rules

It’s best to set some ground rules. In college you might have been used to staying out until 3 am partying, but when you’re living at home, your mom might not be able to help but stay up and wonder if something horrible happened to you during the night. The same goes for the cleanliness of your room. Maybe you’re a naturally tidy person, but if you’re used to leaving heaping piles of clothes and food wrappers scattered around your room -- this might not be ok in your parents house. 

Establish some ground rules about your expectations for living at home and get a sense of what your parents expect from you. This will eliminate any tension before it has the chance to form because you’ll both have a better sense of what you expect from each other. 

Understand They are Not Your Roommates 

Before, if you were going out, you probably would’ve told your roommate you were leaving and you’ll see them in the morning. If your roommate asked where you were going every night, that would be ridiculous and you would probably view it as an invasion of privacy. 

However, your parents are not your roommates and no matter how hard you try to view them as only roommates, they will still view you as their child. As parents, they have a right to know where you’re going at night. So, if they ask, politely tell them where you’re going followed by a general time they can expect you home. 

The Relationship is Give and Take 

When living in campus dorms, the most you were responsible for was cleaning your room and washing your laundry. Most colleges have a maintenance team that is responsible for cleaning the bathrooms, taking out the garbage, and keeping the hallways tidy. 

However, when you move back into your parents’ home for the summer, they might expect you to clean your own bathroom, vacuum certain areas of the house, and help with yardwork. 

Since this is their house and they’re letting you live with them, you might be asked to help out and rightfully so. They spent 18 years doing your laundry and providing you with three meals a day. The least you can do is chip in this summer. 

Remember to take a deep breath and prepare to make some compromises. On the bright side, you’ll only be home for a short three months, then it’s back to independence and living on your own accord.

How to Keep Your Routine 

Be sure to get into a healthy summertime routine and avoid spending all hours of the day on the couch!

While at college, you might have developed a great routine -- getting up at a decent time, eating breakfast, attending class, exercising after class, doing homework until dinner time, and spending the evening either finishing homework or socializing with friends. 

While you might not be able to keep this routine entirely, you can establish a new routine based on your old one. It’s easy to become lost in the atmosphere of summertime -- meaning you start sleeping until noon, skipping the gym, and spending your time binge watching Netflix. 

Even though it’s summer, you still want to be productive and stay sharp. Keep the main parts of your routine -- get up at a reasonable time, eat breakfast, go to work or an internship, exercise, read a new book, and spend time with family and friends. 

Since you won’t be attending classes, fill those gaps with work, your internship, a new hobby, a good book, or anything that allows you to be productive during summer!

How to Unplug From School

Spend your first week home from school relaxing and catching up on sleep. 

When you first return home from school, it’s normal to feel burned out and completely exhausted. You just finished spring finals which required lots of studying, writing papers, giving presentations, and not to mention you’ve been taking classes for an entire academic semester! You deserve some rest and relaxation. 

Your first week home from school, it’s best to go into recovery mode. Be nice to yourself -- get a few extra hours of sleep, take time to include some self care in your routine, and overall spend time relaxing. 

After this week, your energy should start to return and you’ll feel much better mentally and physically. Take time off from your classes and professors, unless there’s a pressing email you’re waiting for, don’t check your email and get rid of your unimportant class materials. 

Overall, immediately upon returning home, take time for yourself, catch up on sleep, do something nice for yourself, and relax until you feel re-energized and ready to turn your summer into a productive one!

Be Productive 

Find something to occupy your time this summer so you can be productive and feel accomplished when you head back to school.

Don’t just sit around at home all summer long, be productive! Even though you’re moving back in with your parents, you can still find ways to maximize your summer. Pursue any local opportunities like internships, volunteer work, jobs, and travel! 

If your school has any summer study abroad opportunities, definitely take advantage of them. It’s a great opportunity to see the world, explore new culture, and gain experience outside of the classroom. 

The same can be said for local volunteer opportunities. Being involved in the community will look great for future education and employment opportunities. Not to mention, volunteering allows you to gain skills and volunteer hours to add to your resume.

Attend local networking events and get contacts in your respective field. This will help you in the long run when trying to secure a job or find opportunities when school is over. 

Consider getting a part-time job. Even if it’s not working in the field you’re studying, if you pay for college yourself -- this is a great time to save money and have extra funds for the following year. 

Lastly, work on a project that’s important to you! If you have a certain amount of books you want to read during the summer, learn a new skill, further develop your existing skill set, start a personal blog, learn a new language, or anything you’re passionate about. 

Even though you’re moving home for the summer, it doesn’t have to be a negative experience. You’ll learn to readjust to living with your parents and remember -- just because you’re living at home doesn’t mean your life is on pause! Have a great summer and make the most of it!

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