I cannot believe how fast the time flew this fall semester. I have begun many of my major courses and it has been a whirlwind of work and fun. Coming back from Thanksgiving break, I am still in vacation mode because winter break is just around the corner. I only have four official class days left! While this semester has been a blast, I will be so glad to be at my own home in Duluth, resting on my big comfy couch and being lazy. I’ve put in a lot of effort this semester, so it is a well deserved break. I cannot wait to see all my old friends and hang out with my new ones. I’ll spend time with the boyfriend and his family which is always a fun time.
The only thing that stands between the break and I is this week and next. I am so busy with assignments this week, and beginning to study for my finals. I have my media kits, a five-page paper, the quizzes, and reviews. Not to mention all of the reading that needs to get done. It’s crunch time in the college world, and I think I’ll be able to make it out. Not only will I have to hang tight and get through all the assignments I’ve procrastinated, I’ve decided that I should have enough food at my apartment to not go grocery shopping. I’m sure by the time I reach my house for break, I’ll clear out the fridge.
Well let me start off by saying that I am thankful for Mrs. Groover to cancel our class on Friday, because this week is going to be the worst.
What I am really thankful are the great relationships I have in my life. I have a wonderful family, a great group of friends, and a boyfriend who’s awesome (especially when it comes to general semantics assignments). But without the love from all of those people, I would not be the person I am today. Throughout high school, and a little bit of college, I have been through some trials and tribulations that I am not most proud of, but my mother, being the supportive person that she is has seen me through them. I owe her everything, because she is the one person I always look up to. She is also the one person that will always answer my phone calls, even if it is just to let me vent about how I’ve procrastinated and I have two research papers and a presentation due in the next week.
I am also really thankful for my brother, Sean. Since I’ve been away at Georgia Southern, our relationship has gotten ten times better. Probably because I was itching to get out of the house and on my own, everything little thing that his then middle school age annoyed me. But, now he’s matured (somewhat) and I look forward to seeing him when I go home. Were able to talk more closely about things, and share just a few secrets that the parents don’t know.
This Thanksgiving holiday, I am most thankful for those in my life that I love, and who love me too.
Whether it is the t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other articles of clothing worn by the sleepy college kids trucking to class for a test, or it could be the stickers on the back of the giant truck on the way to Walmart, there is school spirit all around. I remember when I first found out I got in to Georgia Southern, I put a pink eagle bumper sticker on the back of my Jeep Cherokee. School spirit is about the pride that person has in what they belong to. As a student of Georgia Southern, I wear the logos because of my love for this great school.
Also being in a sorority, I have much spirit for the organization. On my car, I have my letters stuck high on the back windshield. One my shirts, hoodie, and rain jacket I have my letters for everyone to see. It is because I am so involved and have such a love for my sorority that I want people to know what I belong to. The spirit also shines through when my sisters and I support each other in things like the Homecoming voting, and other competitions that are held on campus.
This week is a great way to exemplify school and sorority spirit with the campaigning of the King, Queen, and court. While there is some competition, Homecoming week is also a good way to pull people together for the one thing that everyone has in common at this school. For my sorority, it’s a week of socials and activities that everyone contributes.
Let’s show some school pride!
Okay not going to lie, I don’t think I’ve picked up a book for fun since the summer. Actually, I left halfway through Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I’m also reading a book called I am Not but I Know I AM for my bible study class. It’s a fun read by Louie Giglio, and it really opens my eyes.
However, I always find time to read Cosmo. This popular womens magazine is quite the hit in my apartment. Every month, one of the girls invests in the new issue and we all sit around and share the articles. Some are humorous and some are for the up and coming in fashion. That is one of the reasons why I love that magazine. My minor is fashion merchandising, and I love looking at the crazy, unique, and interesting designs that come out. I also like to look through Vogue and Elle because these two magazines are more based on fashion than women health and sex.
When it comes to my favorite author, I cannot pinpoint one. I enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks like any normal girl. I will admit that I do this Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is a hysterical read. Authors that can keep the humor in the writing are what catch my eye.
Over the summer, I read The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren, a pastor in California. This book really is one of the best I’ve ever read because it breaks down a course of 40 days, and each day it adds on to the values that are taught through the church.