long time no see

Holy HECK has it been awhile since I sat down to write a blog post. But I’m back! I am excited about this upcoming semester at Colgate and the ideas I have for this blog over the next few months. Today I figured I’d just pop in, touch base, let you all know what the past month looked like for me, and (hopefully) get you all as excited as I am for the upcoming weeks and months on this blog and ~ beyond ~

We are going to do this week in my life style – aka with pictures –

So … the past month of my summer picking up from where we left off …

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week in my life #6 & #7

It blows my mind a little bit that this is already weeks 6 and 7 of this series and of this summer. I took a break from last week because life just got kind of crazy. But don’t worry – I’ve included pictures from the last two weeks in this post. AND I promise you it will be made up in the coming weeks – I have been working on some pretty exciting things if I do say so myself. So get excited y’all!

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summer so far

So I watch a pretty good amount of YouTube and my favorite videos to watch are daily and weekly vlogs. I think it’s really cool to get a peek into the everyday lives of the people I follow and in the back of my mind I have always tossed around the idea that maybe, just maybe, that could be something I could do. But, it scares me. Despite having this very public platform where I feel comfortable sharing some of the intimate details of my life with you all, something about YouTube is a little daunting to me. I can’t really explain it – it just is. And maybe one day I’ll gather the confidence and the courage to take that leap, but, for now, I’ll stick to this blog.

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sophomore year – some thoughts

If you spent any time around me in the final week or two of the semester you know how sad I was that sophomore year was coming to a close. This was a really good year. And even though I knew that (most) all of us would be back together on Colgate’s campus in a couple months (@seniors we will miss you), sophomore year was something special for reasons I can’t pinpoint and it was sad to think that this moment, this year, was nearly over.

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a road trip i took 2 years ago

The article I published just after spring break a couple of weeks ago was a compilation of pictures from throughout the week. And, if I’m being honest, when I posted that article I thought it was kind of a cop-out. Next to articles about mental health it just really didn’t seem very important. Here I am though, a mere two weeks later, posting another compilation of pictures because I have realized that …

a. pictures are important.

b. these are memories worth sharing.

Two years ago to the day I embarked on a road trip from my home in New Jersey to the White Mountains in New Hampshire and, if you know me, you know that I would do close to anything to relive this week. And so, because pictures are important and memories are worth sharing, here are a few of my favorite moments from that one week two years ago.

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a staycation (mostly) in b&w

I took a momentary pause from posting last week because I was on spring break. I finally had a moment to breathe and the chance to step off colgate’s campus and back into life back home and decided that it would be a week without the blog.

Many of my friends took spring break as a chance to escape the bitter cold and snow-covered upstate new york and set off for warmer weather in places like florida, mexico, and the caribbean. I headed home to new jersey.

Going home for spring break is unlike going home for many other breaks. While most colleges have overlapping thanksgiving, winter, and summer breaks – spring break can fall at different times for everyone. Going home I had the chance to see some of my friends who happened to have time off at the same time I did, but I also had a chance to just do me for a week. I had a week free of obligation and time to invest just in myself.

I spent a lot of time in my house, and more specifically in my bed or on my couch listening to music and bouncing between various Netflix shows. I spent a lot of time at farmhouse cafe & eatery (which for those of you who know me from home should not come as too much of a surprise). I spent a lot of time with my dogs. I spent a lot of time just with myself.

And you could call that boring or sad or just me being lazy for a week. But you can also see it as a week of self-care and self-love. That is the way I like to think of it.

And so this week on the blog I just wanted to share some pictures from the week. Mostly of my dog. Occasionally of food and coffee. Mostly in black and white.

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