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Where Has the Time Gone?

Hello everyone!

It seems like forever since I last posted a blog!

Here’s what I’ve been doing since school started:

1.  Customs Committee – Before classes started, I was here on campus with other DLT members preparing for customs week and beyond!

2. Diversity Council – The Diversity Council is just getting restarted this year and I look forward to the work that we will do this year (Look out for updates on twitter and here for what the Diversity Council is doing)

3. Meetings – It seems like I have been in a flurry of meetings since classes started. Whether it was a meeting for customs, diversity issues, Ferguson, SGA, or just how to make this campus more inclusive – it seems like the meetings just haven’t stopped (I have some today too!)

4. Midterms – I have had more midterms this semester than I have ever had in my Bryn Mawr career, but I’m finally done.

5. Admissions – Whether it’s been to sit on a panel for “Bryn Mawr Unplugged” or a mixer with prospective students, I love spending time in the admissions office.

6. Trying to figure out what I’m going to do with my life after college – Luckily I’m not a senior so I still have about three semesters to figure all of that out, but it’s still a little nerve-wracking.

7. Tweeting – For awhile I was following the hashtags #BecauseIAm #IfIWere #kcass #bmcdissent #RaceatBMC and as always, #bmcbanter.

8.  TV – I now spend Thursday nights in Shondaland watching “How To Get Away With Murder.”

9. Dancing – This semester I tried out for Rhythm N Motion and got in! So I know spend my Saturdays in the dance studios here and at Swarthmore.

10. Answering hard questions – This semester, someone asked me, “If I knew everything that I know now about Bryn Mawr, would I still have chosen to come here.” That question alone has caused me to reflect on my time here at Bryn Mawr and what brings me back every year.

11. Suffering from writer’s block – I always start to type up a blog and then a few sentences in I think, “that’s so cheesy” and then I try to pick a different topic… it usually doesn’t work.

12. Procrastinating – I think this one speaks for itself.

In other news, have a safe and candy-filled Halloween!

Thanksgiving Break & The Final Stretch

I hope everyone had a restful and much needed break. While I was home, I got to spend some time with my crazy family and do a little extreme shopping. Thanksgiving was filled with the normal shenanigans (arguments about religion, the state of our education system, and the endless questioning about college to name a few) and was followed with Black Friday shopping (my aunt spent almost 24 hours shopping and dragged me along for 12 of them). Needless to say, I enjoyed being home.

But now it is that time of the year when papers are due, group projects are driving us crazy, and even the idea of sleep is laughable. It’s crunch time. It feels like there is so much work to do and so little time to do it. We’re in the final stretch, so get ready to cross another semester off your list because it’s almost over.


And remember… Done is GOOD

It’s Been a While

Hello everyone!

I feel like I haven’t been here in such a long time. I have been so busy between fall break and now – no one told me that sophomore year was going to be this difficult!

Fall Break: I wish fall break was still happening (lol). I went home to Cleveland for fall break and brought one of my friends along. We had a very hectic Greyhound trip, but the week home was definitely worth it. I ate food, slept, and watched TV for 9 days.

I have spent the last two weeks adjusting to being back in school. I started looking for summer internships back home. I also started really thinking about what I want to do with my life after college. I thought that I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but now I don’t know. I guess what I’ve learned so far this year is that it’s okay to be unsure of something. I’m having a hard time accepting that because I like to extreme plan; but I am slowly coming to terms with it.

I have a bunch of pictures that I want to share from the pop-up event, Halloween party, and more!


Customs Week and Homesickness

Hello everyone!

Customs week is hectic, even the second time around. I got back to Bryn Mawr about two weeks ago and since then I have been in training, attending meetings, and welcoming first-years. When I wasn’t doing that I was trying to sleep, eating, and decorating my room (which I still haven’t finished doing). I was honored to welcome the class of 2017, transfers, and McBrides. It was fun to watch as they chose their class song, parody, and songs mistress. It was weird though, remembering that only a year ago I was in the same position wondering what the year would bring me and being excited about all the traditions and the community the school had to offer. I also remember the excitement that the upperclassmen had about welcoming the “babies” and the excitement I now understand as a sophomore. It’s different not being the youngest class anymore; although I do recall chanting at the end of May Day with some of my friends, “we aren’t babies anymore.”

I also remember that is was around this time last year that I felt my first bout of homesickness. It wasn’t because I missed my mother or my little brother, it was because I was missing the biggest event that my family hosted each year. It was my first time missing this event since my birth and even now I’m struggling with coping with the fact that I’m not home. Every year we have a pre-labor day cookout (picnic) at my grandparents house. There is food, music, and good company. I’m usually stressed out though, because this takes a lot of planning and preparation but I always look forward to this time of year, especially since I’m old enough to invite people myself. Last year, I think I took it harder than I did this year; so to everyone (especially first-years) that is worried about being homesick, the feeling may not go away… but it does get a little easier.  It’s okay to be homesick, but don’t let that rule your life. The community at BMC will always support you and can become your home away from home.