FRIDAY. My family arrives today to help pack me up and then I’m heading back home for a few weeks
of laziness before New York!
Tuesday marked the end of my junior year of college. I have one semester left (I’m graduating a semester early) and the reality is starting to sink in. I certainly don’t feel old enough to be a college senior. Fun fact: I will graduate from college before I can legally drink ;)
This year was pretty awesome for a bunch of reasons. Instead of the typical Friday Favorites I want to reflect on some of my favorite college related things (highlights) from junior year. Just focusing on college and not health/fitness/running :)
Junior Year Favorites
Spreading KINDness. I know I’ve mentioned my job a few times (campus rep for KIND) but it’s a big part of my life…and I love it. I’ve participated in and organized some great programs surrounding kindness and healthy living this year, such as free yoga and Spinning classes fueled by KIND bars. My favorite part of the job is randomly giving someone a bar and hearing them say “this made my day!” I’ve passed out bars with flowers, good luck notes for exams and other small messages in hopes to brighten someone’s day. It was a great year with KIND!
Learning when to say no. This semester I had three jobs on campus and it was overwhelming at times. I decided a few weeks ago that I wouldn’t be returning to one of my jobs next semester. I LOVED the people I worked with and I honestly never felt so comfortable with a group of people. But the actual work wasn’t fulfilling and it caused unnecessary stress at times. I will probably still hang out at the office next semester because I consider my co-workers good friends now.
Improving my cooking skills. Notice I didn’t say food photography skills…those are two very different things. My chicken doesn’t come out dry anymore, I’ve experimented with spices and I’m slowly (like a snail) expanding my palate. I bought a spiralizer and food processor this year and will possibly invest in a crock pot next year.
Getting to know (and love) my new roommates. Every year of college I’ve had new roommates and next year that is NOT happening! These girls are the best and make living with multiple people, which can be stressful, a breeze. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to my mom how much I enjoy living with them.
Writing this blog. This is a definite highlight of my junior year and I’m proud I was
able motivated to keep at it. While I’m nowhere near as busy as some people (let’s be real, naps are a main priority), keeping up with anything, even the Kardashians, is hard. I’m happy I was able to find a new hobby that doesn’t involve me waking up early to workout and make friends in the process.
Speaking of this blog, I have an anniversary coming up. I feel like it should be a birthday though because it was “the day the blog was born.” Regardless, expect some blog-related thoughts to appear in the next few weeks.