As my college days are numbered, my good friends and I want to take advantage of our close proximity to some of the Northeast's coolest and most beautiful places. Because of our placement on the rowing team, our weekends are usually devoted to races. This past weekend was our first "free" weekend since the beginning … Continue reading A Quick Trip to Montreal
As a senior rower and captain of the crew team, my final collegiate Spring Break was spent rowing for seven hours a day on our annual training trip. While the trip is usually framed as a fun time spent with teammates, bonding and doing fun excursions, that was not the case this year. I've been … Continue reading Spring Break in Tennessee
I have had those moments in which I look up at all of Smith's buildings (even the large construction zone around Neilson), and I feel so lucky to have been a part of the campus for my four years. It went by so much faster than I could ever have imagined, but here I am: … Continue reading Last Semester Bucket List
I have always wanted to play out a fantasy of having a fun old-fashioned Christmas gathering. I imagined everyone dressed up and drinking holiday punch while Brenda Lee jammed out in the background. There would be mistletoe hanging everywhere and merriment alike. Unfortunately, real life is very different from my imaginary life. I decided that … Continue reading Throwing my first Christmas party.
This is a new series I'm starting to give myself a weekly focus. Today, I will be describing some of my favorite aspects of the Christmas season! There's a lot that I love - there are reasons I make Christmas last AT LEAST two months! 1. Christmas music! As Buddy the Elf said, "The best … Continue reading Friday Favorites #1: My Favorite Things about Christmas
I planned to write a piece talking about the beginning of my senior year, but here we are. I am halfway through my final year of college. Smith has a really great housing system in which we live in communities rather than dorms. Each house is self-governed, and we have a plethora of singles available. … Continue reading My senior year – how time flies
One of my favorite Smith traditions is the annual, randomly-chosen Mountain Day. Mountain Day falls in the two weeks before October break on a day that appears to be “the ideal Fall day.” The President of the college wakes up the morning of and gives the “OK” for the bells to be rung at 7AM. … Continue reading Mountain Day
Everyone has that one person. You know who it is. The one who is always there to offer a mumbled-under-breath comment questioning your ability to do something. Why is it that we allow them to have so much power over us? First year My person and I have had a mucky, bumpy past. She started … Continue reading Bullies and their insecurities