One Down, Seven To Go

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DONE. I have officially completed my semester of college!  I flew by just like everyone said it would and was a complete adjustment. Joining a sorority took up a lot of time but was so worth it. I met so many new people and have definitely seen a change in myself. From how I act and dress, every way I present myself has been tweaked but I know it is for the better. Classes were good, hard to wake up for sometimes, but overall I did learn a lot and finished strong. Probably the worst thing to happen to me was getting sick. I think I had the flu at one point and could not leave my bed for more than an hour. It was different not having people there to help me and to have to take tests when my head was so dizzy I couldn’t walk straight and no one cared. The past four months was probably one of the biggest changes I will go through. I learned a lot about myself, other people, and how to function in a brand new atmosphere. The friends I have made in this first semester were worth every long night, ice cream runs, borrowed clothes, shared stories, and sisterhood.

I know that the next seven semester hold so much for me and I only wish I could make them slow down

Five Things to do Over Thanksgiving Break

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This lovely time off for Thanksgiving has been much awaited! It has been 3 months since I have last been home and I am actually excited to be back for a little bit. It is going to be so weird being back and seeing everyone but I for sure am going to love sleeping in my own big bed and get away from dorm life. I know that I have changed being away but it has been for the best! I can tell these differences so I wonder if anyone else will. But to save yourself from torrential-parent-question-overload try a few things to remember your independence, I plan on going back to some of my favorite places and seeing old faces.

1. Go to the Farmer’s Market

I am starting to forget what non-college food is like. The Farmer’s Market at home is probably one of my favorite places for a morning croissant, fresh raspberry lemonade, and people watching.

2. Get a decent amount of sleep

You are most definitely lacking on sleep. Take advantage of your bed and clean sheets your mom probably put of before you came and make up for some of those long nights.

3. Have a coffee catch-up date

Meetup with an old friend and exchange your stories or meet someone who is about to graduate high school to give some good first semester advice.

4. Play with your pets, or parents

Your parents have been looking forward to this longer than you have and you cant’t bring your dog back with you.

5.  Give Thanks

Offer to help with this thanksgiving and contribute whatever you can even if it’s your awesome table setting skills but don’t be asked to help, just offer. Then you can stuff your face with some good home cooking.