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!
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
I’m so excited that fall is finally here! And with fall comes UGA Homecoming! I don’t think I could ever express how thankful I am for all the opportunities the University of Georgia has given me. I’ve participated in Homecoming every single year of college. Last year I was the Community Outreach Chair, and this year I get to oversee all of Homecoming Court.
The University of Georgia has also given me the Arch Society. Not only have I found many of my close friends through Arch, I’ve gotten to meet some of the smartest, most driven individuals of my age. I am constantly amazed by their curiosity, selflessness, and intellect. Below are a few photos from our dinner at the President’s house.
While I don’t really enjoy football, getting to work the games with the Arch Society is a thrill. I may not know who all the players are but I certainly love the Dawg Nation spirit!
Fall also means getting my grand little!
And who would I be if I didn’t mention something from Target’s current dollar spot section? Of course it was love at first sight with this Hocus Pocus inspired candle!
Now that the weather is finally cooling down (okay, so, it’s still mid to upper 70’s in Athens…we’ll just go ahead and count it as “cooling down”) I can drink tea throughout the day without being hot and sweaty on both the outside and the inside. I really like drinking Throat Coat tea when the Freshman Plague rolls around. I get sick easily, and it always ends up involving my throat, so this tea really helps decrease the inflammation and irritation caused by both allergies and sickness. Plus each tea bag comes with a little inspirational quote! How cute.
Last but certainly not least, I’m excited to finally be able to wear boots again. These are my current favorites: Lucky Brand black booties.
Mama’s Boy: the staple for Athens weekends. The wait is always out the door and sometimes wrapped around the block, but going in the early morning or an hour before they close is your best bet for less than a half hour of wait time. If you go during peak brunch hours just stick it out – Mama’s Boy biscuits are definitely worth the wait!
I went recently with friends. Almost all of us got biscuit sandwiches. I’ve had the fried green tomatoes before and they were great, but nothing compares to my beloved egg and cheese biscuit.
If you’re ever in Athens, Mama’s Boy is a must!
Junior year is really happening, y’all, and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this past week has been. I moved into my house on the 7th and started recruitment for Delta Gamma the very next day at 7 am! After that, it’s been a whirlwind.
Last year I did a post about my room in the Delta Gamma house with pictures of how I decorated. I didn’t make one this year because I’m still trying to unpack all my stuff. Let me know in the comments section below if you’d like another room decor post!
So back to recruitment. This year I recruited every single round. To say that I’m exhausted is an understatement. Not only do I love sharing the joy my sisters bring me year round, I love being able to goof off in between rounds and get to know all my sweet UGA DG’s even better. This year I had the most amazing bump group (mainly because I got to recruit with my little Rachel!).
Below is a photo of my pledge class from last year’s bid day. I can’t wait to meet all my new sisters on the lawn tomorrow night!
Last night I did something very, very special. I volunteered with the Arch Society, as well as five other student orgs vital to the university, to help make freshman welcome a reality. The freshmen at the University of Georgia have the opportunity to walk into Stanford Stadium and take pictures on the field. They are welcomed by their orientation leaders, the Redcoat Marching Band, the SGA president, Kirby Smart the head football coach, and President Morehead. I passed out waters and cleaned up trash with my DG sister Stacy.
There’s definitely nothing like being back in Athens. Go Dawgs!