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Solo Wardrobe

After a semester in England and a summer in Idaho, I like to think I’ve got the whole ‘living out of a suitcase for several months’ thing down pat. I have yet, however, to get used to preparing for a fancy event while relying exclusively on my own wardrobe – and much less so with only 1/8th of my wardrobe. 

This weekend I’m attending a fancy reception. By sheer chance, while packing for this summer, it occurred to me to throw a Little Black Dress in my bag. After all, you never know. That spur of the moment decision saved me from finding a whole new dress. However, I did not think to pack accessories! 

Back home, if I needed accessories, I would go home. There I would have access to three collections (belonging to my Mother and two sisters) all besides my own. Everything would fit. Everything would generally match. And if it didn’t, I would jump into my car and drive to a place to find something that did. 

But not here. Vehicle-, sister-, and Charming Charlie-less, I am forced to fall back on my own innovation! And that is never a good sign. 

Thankfully, I have 4 roommates and 8 housemates and even though their wardrobes are similarly limited in the cocktail party department, we’ve managed to patch something together. (Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and two day delivery!) 

At any rate, matching clutch or not, this weekend will be amazing. Stay tuned for more details. Hint: I won’t be in Colorado Springs! 

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Blogging Again

Soooooooo you might have noticed a few…just a few…posts from me recently. 

Hi, yeah, I’m back! And posting every day.

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I do plan to keep it up this time, too. Or at least, I do until January when I leave for Thailand. I’m not sure how it will work then.

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I was reflecting on 24, though, and I realized that part of what made the year challenging was that I didn’t look for those little moments that made it wonderful. Though I did blog, it wasn’t blogging for the sake of remembering. I want to remember this season. 

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Also I get a little burst of dopamine every time some likes one of my posts. And that stuff is addicting! 

So I’m back! I apologize if your inbox is blowing up. Hopefully the journey ahead will make it worth it. 


White Water Rafting

I have no photographic evidence of the adventure, but after I got lost last Sunday, we went white water rafting. It was my second time going but my first time with adults and not screaming 7th grade girls. It was a really fun time and I did not fall in!

By the end, though, my foot was killing me from shoving it in the side of the raft. I’m amazed it didn’t swell up. It still hurts! Someone needs to invent a better way of staying in the boat. Speaking of hurt, today is the first day I don’t feel my abs every time I move! What a workout! 

If you ever find yourself in Buena Vista, Colorado, I highly recommend Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure Co. https://www.noahsark.com

If you can get Kat as a guide, I recommend her! She was awesome! 


Let the Summer Adventures Begin!

I am officially done with my 1L year. 

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Technically, finals ended two weeks ago but I spent the last two weeks participating in an intensive application process (called write-on) for the law school journals. 

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In-between I flew to Tennessee and stood up in a friend’s wedding…

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And visited with my old roomie

 

And got glasses. (No photo evidence yet.)

Now I am off again……..to Colorado Springs! I’ve got 12 hours of traveling ahead of me tomorrow as the cheapest flight I could find involved two, long layovers. 

But I’m excited. After going-going-going for so long, I look forward to a chill day of reading. I’m packing 13 books for the flight. (Probably won’t get to them all, but a girl can dream.) 

Then I will arrive and start my summer adventure! I am working for Young Life as a Legal Intern. I’m excited; I will be learning something new while working for an amazing ministry. 

Since I won’t have the excuse of no internet this summer, I’ll try and be better about keeping y’all updated. 

On to new adventure! 


Hello, Madison!

It has been a long time since I have updated, but that doesn’t mean my life hasn’t been full of crazy, exciting changes! I am excited to announce that this Fall I will be attending the University of Wisconsin’s Law School.

I had a peaceful, wonderful summer working in Idaho and hopefully that will be the topic of my next blog post (once I have consistent internet.)

Until then, I will happily fangirl about this new opportunity. I am so EXCITED to go to law school! Becoming a lawyer has been my goal and dream for 18 years. The longer I am here, the more it dawns on me that this is really happening. I am finally here. Orientation hasn’t even started yet and I think I might burst from happiness. Imagine when it does! That is why I am getting this post out now, in case I combust from enthusiasm.

I am excited. I am excited for textbooks and assigned readings and class discussions. I am excited to meet my professors and talk with other academic minds. I am excited for structured learning. This is going to be fun!

This buoyancy inside my soul heartens me. I wasn’t really feeling it until I got here. I could logically list all the reasons for going, but my emotions weren’t behind it yet. As an emotionally driven person (ENFP, y’all), that worried me. However, I should have realized it would come once I got here. I love school. I love books. And you know, I might even come to love Madison.

When my parents were dropping me off for my undergrad in Tennessee, a beat up pickup truck flying a Confederate flag passed us on the road and the driver promptly spat out a wad of tobacco in our direction. I remember that moment quite vividly because I was certain my parents were about to turn around and take me straight home.

Thankfully, my parents are made of sterner stuff…which is a good thing because Madison decided to take it up a notch for Interesting Beginnings. Greeting us upon our arrival this past weekend was a parade of topless women! (And some men. But they weren’t really the point of the parade.) They carried signs about objectifying women’s bodies. To be honest, I feel like there are better ways of making a point, but I guess they did have shock value going for them. Hello, Madison!

I am sure topless women are only just the beginning. I will be sure to keep you all updated on my adventures on this new journey of mine!


Summer Reads

I was going to take a “beginning the adventure selfie” but all my attempts have failed and I feel extremely Basic White Girl so instead please enjoy this snapshot of the books I packed for the summer!

I tried to pick things I could really chew on and re-read since I will have limited/no access to books. I am looking forward to these!


The Downside of Leaving

One of the downsides of moving to the middle of nowhere Idaho to work at camp is that I will have limited access to the internet. My blogging streak which has now lasted almost a year and two months will come to an end after Wednesday.  The upside of this is that when I do have internet, I’ll be uploading amazing pictures of mountains and nature. Stay tuned for that! The downside is, well, no more daily posts from me. 

This really is the end of a season. I’ve grown attached to these daily posts. It has kept me consistent in a way journaling never could. Thank you, readers, for being part of my life. I hope you’ll stick around for the next adventure! 

(And don’t worry, you’ll still have me on the weekends.)

P.S. The other downside to camp is that I won’t have time and/or access to books like I do now so I probably won’t make my goal of 170 this year. *sob*