I still can’t believe I’m a senior. These past three years have absolutely flown by! And so have my first two weeks of school.
Freshman Welcome was a hit (and we were exhausted by the end of it)
We celebrated Evan’s birthday at the Iron Horse, a tradition and oddity of UGA’s campus culture.
You can read my post about Bid Day 2018 here!
I am so honored to be able to serve as an executive member for The Arch Society. We went on a retreat the first weekend of school and my heart is so full! Watch out UGA, we’ll be humbly serving you on tours, at registration, and at any beauty contest on campus (let’s face it, we’re more than cute in our blazers). You can read a little more about my time in Arch here.
UGA President Jere Morehead invited Arch to his house for a dinner. We all took the opportunity to have tons of group photos made. The food was great, but the Razzle Juice still has my heart (it was SO good!).
I survived two involvement fairs last week! You can read the Red and Black article, which I interviewed for, right here.
I made into Freshman Forum as a PA! I’m a personal advisor for a group of freshman at UGA, which start getting interviewed today! Ah, so excited for them. (Keep on reading for further updates on why I chose to add this position to my already busy schedule and how I hope to change some kiddos college experiences!)
I said goodbye to my brother today as he embarks on his next big adventure. The Coast Guard is about to gain one heck of a human being! Good luck out there, bro.
That’s all for now! Tune in next Monday to read more about my crazy, busy, happy life!
Yesterday was my last first day of college. It feels like I was a freshman four weeks ago instead of nearly four years!
Bid Day is almost always the first day of classes here at UGA and Delta Gamma did not disappoint! Because I missed Recruitment this summer, I haven’t had the chance to meet all the new girls being welcomed into my (or should I say our?) sorority. Last night was special because not only did I get to reunite with my besties, I got to meet some amazing new women too!
Good luck to everyone on their first week of classes and go Dawgs!
What to do when dropping your freshman off at college:
- Actually be there? I know we’re adults now but moving into a 9 story dorm with one working elevator and no AC isn’t a one man job.
- Try not to be too much of a mom. So don’t pinch our cheeks and unpack our freshly ironed underwear right there in the parking lot. Please.
- Get the number of your child’s roommate’s parents. I can’t tell you how important it is to throw parties with these guys while you both have one less child in the house
- Get hype.
- Get sad.
- As much as they’d probably like this, don’t bring booze. That’s the student’s job.
- Be prepared to go to Target. Twice. Just kidding, you’ll have the floor plan of that store memorized by the time your freshman is officially moved in.
- Let them eat dinner without you. It’s not that they don’t want you around (oh god are we tired of your advice), it’s that we know we need to explore on our own.
- Don’t worry. We’ll be fine. Aside from the crazy parties, no sleep exam weeks, mesothelioma, and the possibility that we won’t call home every night like we promised.
- Goodbyes hurt, but not having them hurts more.
We’ll be home soon, we promise.
To say that Florence nearly killed me is an understatement. I can’t tell you how many times I got lost and ended up sprinting down streets trying to make it to group dinner. Everything outside of the city center and away from the river looked the same!
The cathedrals, especially the bell tower, were absolutely astounding. Learning all about their history while being up close and personal with them was truly an incredible experience. I wish I had climbed to the top of each, but I just didn’t have the time!
I signed my name (and put my blog url) on the wall outside the Accademia Gallery. I also found some poetry graffiti pasted along the buildings the line wrapped around.
And this is what I found inside the Accademia Gallery!
As I mentioned before in this post, Gilli’s coffee is the prettiest I have ever seen!
I managed to get lost and stumble upon an author showcase. It’s too bad I don’t understand Italian! I would have really loved to listen in.
The main square had plenty of art, and gelato!
I met Galileo…and compared the size of my fingers to the ones preserved in this glass jar at the Galileo Museum.
Who would I be if I didn’t visit the Brancaci Chapel to get a better look at Tribute Money?
This is the view out of one of the museum’s windows! We visited so many that day I honestly couldn’t tell you which museum I was in when I snapped this pic
The flowers and stained glass are probably my favorite part about Florence!
I also managed to find an Asian restaurant! We were all so tired of Italian food at this point that anything containing bread, cheese, or tomatoes made us cringe