One Down, Seven To Go



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



Yet another Monday but this one being the last of my first semester at FSU! Except I can’t rejoice yet because I have to finish trudging through my finals. Luckily I am surrounded by friends and sisters all going through the same thing so we are there to keep each other sane or to just lose our minds together when we lock ourselves in the library for 10 hours a day. So hopefully to make your Monday a little better here are some words to help. Good luck with finals, we all need it!

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“The days are l…

“The days are long, but the years are short”

This seems to be the advice everyone is giving me lately. The first half of this quote is primarily my perspective. Most days just seem to take forever to finish, even longer when you consider exhaustion and mental draining that happens just through school work, new meeting, and trying to find time to eat. I’m trying to have a great start to the next years and so far it’s been pretty amazing. Last week seems like forever ago I can’t imagine how I will feel by the end of the year! I have already seen changes in myself and I know I’m just going to grow more. Everyone else I meet who are older really emphasize the last portion of the quote. So many times I’ve heard people say how they would love to redo their freshman year and they can’t believe how little time they have left for them. Slow down people! I just started! My goal is to have as few regrets as possible and so far none yet to complain of. -R

Take a Break and a Breath

With only four school days left it is VERY easy to get overwhelmed! You are so close to the end yet it feels like eternity until you get there. Every waking moment you feel like you are drowning and everything comes at you, sinking you further down. Times like these (currently for me) you live in track shorts and sneakers with your hair in a never ending crease from all the different ways you put it up so it can stop distracting you. You always seem to be five steps behind and you just want to take a nap but you can’t because you know you will never wake up. The best thing to do is set aside time for a break. I never feel like I have time to take one because I value sleep over anything at this point. But the hour you take now can be a great way to separate yourself. This allows you to come back and be ready to focus. Believe me the feeling you get when you can finally take off the t-shirts and slip into a dress to go out can be life changing at this point of stress! Then you come home put back on your study “uniform” and continue! You need a break in order to remain human. Otherwise you’ll end up at your exam groggy with a caffeine hangover and that mess of hair you still don’t know what to do with.

Pretty Pens

When I here the dreadful announcement of another essay or test, the only perk I receive is being able to write with my pens! After receiving many comments on my first pair I decided to add to the family. Style is important in every aspect, so why not transfer it to the little things? These charming pens make me happy to write and doodle. You can pick them up at Target if you feel like having daily pen perks!