Tuesday, August 31, 2010


So I have had lots of headaches lately, and it took me until today to realize that it is probably because I mostly drink Diet Pepsi and I barely ever drink water. HOWEVER, there is a good reason for that.

The good reason is that someone keeps puking in our water fountain. The other day I was taking some pills (Yes, I'm on drugs. No I really am not.) and I put them in my mouth right as I was approaching the water fountain, only to discover it was clogged with nasty gunk which looked very pukey! Then, I just swallowed the pills without water. Which I learned is TERRIBLE. Lauren was like, "OH MY GOSH YOU TOOK THEM WITHOUT WATER!" I said I do it all the time, but apparently one time Lauren took pills without water and burned her esophagus and couldn't eat for a week. Then I started being very scared and quickly drank out of her handy water bottle (pictured below). It was then that I realized what a huge problem our lack of fresh water was...

So last night we went on a search for fresh water. It wasn't hard because all the floors have water fountains. We randomly picked the 5th floor and stole some of their water and put it in Lauren's handy water bottle (pictured below). We made some friends... they were a little.. different. But they were very nice and we played spoons with them, thanked them for the water, and left.

All this to say, I am going to start drinking more water. :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

hodgepodge of collegey facts

Our refrigerator is stocked with grape juice, SunnyD, milk, and leftover pizza. We have ice cream in the freezer, and like 25 cliff bars in a grocery bag. Oh yeah, and some Rice Crispies. We are set. I just realized I have a cut on my head from sitting up to fast and hitting my head on Lauren's bunk. Someone clogged our water fountain. Ok, time to get ready for geology class! Woooh!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So I took this picture the other day.

Today I took this one :)

Today I had 3 classes! All but one! I walked all around and found all of my classes with barely any problems and today and yesterday have been pretty great! 

Monday, August 23, 2010


Well, I'm here! It has been a crazy past few days. I feel like it has been years! The first day I was excited but it was crazy. Our room is sooo small but Lauren (my awesome roommate) and I made it all cute. So, my room is pretty homey actually! The showers suck, but its ok. We'll deal. haha

The first few days they just bombarded us with activities and information. I was so exhausted. I texted more than I ever texted in my life and i never knew what I was doing. I felt like I had to meet everyone and also try to hang out with people I already knew. I slept so much. Whenever we had a break I would come and just SLEEP.

Yesterday I went to the Alliance church with, well, everyone from camp that goes here I guess! Just being honest, the service wasn't mind-blowing or anything, but it kinda made me feel at home and I like that. Then we all went to eat Japanese. Who knew I liked Japanese? Well, now ya know! That afternoon and still came back and took a nap. It was necessary!

Then the Aunt Anna, Uncle Brian, Seth, and Joseph came to surprise visit us! We just talked a little, but that also made me feel more at home. After that I had to rush off to an honors welcome dinner. I met some nice, sorta different, but nice people there. We argued with an opera singer about whether Glee was a good show or not. Fun stuff!

After that I came back and I just started crying. I felt overwhelmed. I felt like I had a choice of fitting in here, and losing everyone else that I care about, or sitting in my room all day trying to stay in touch. These past few days I had been texting everyone I've ever known. I'd been stressed about who to hang out with, and trying to not hurt peoples feelings while also doing what I wanted to do.

Thanks to some needed intervention, it was brought to my attention that I was trying to fit four years of college into just a few days. This is not what it is always going to be like. I will visit home. People will visit me. I will get settled. I will find a group. I will learn my way around. I will learn how to live here. It will all be ok. Also, whatever happens, however hard or heartbreaking will be according to God's perfect will. How do people survive without being able to say that?

So, I took a few deep breaths, put on some more makeup, and went to college connection. It was good. I'm pretty positive I will keep going to it. After that we hung out in the connector lobby and watched Date Night and That 70s Show until 1:00. Then I went to bed, then I woke up, now I am here :)

Take a few deep breaths, and remember that God has a perfect plan.    

Friday, August 13, 2010


perfect love, sunsets/sunrises, stars, clouds, fields, flowers, mountains, oceans, simplicity, big old trees, weeping willows, old books, old houses, thunderstorms, hurricanes, perfect photographs, spiral staircases, horses, horse drawn carriages, Savannah, GA, Italy, spiderwebs, laughter, smiles, joy, humility, passion, attics

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Look, I'm super excited about college! Well, it hasn't completely sunk in that I'm really leaving for good. It is gonna be super fun though :)

I turned my New Life Camp name tag in this summer. I have never turned that thing in because I always needed it during the year too! I got my name tag in my sophomore year I think because I helped out with YRAP. Then I also sort of used it for upward. It's not that I love wearing that thing; it's that it is a sold reminder of how I am leaving. I started thinking about upward too. I have done upward at New Life Camp since 5th grade! There has been no New Life Camp upward without me since 2002/03. I will miss that place, but I will definitely visit. I promised some kids on my Kindergarten team that I would!

This post is not very good, but I will post it anyway! haha