August 26, 2012

Bid Day

I'm a Gamma Phi Beta!

Bid day was yesterday, and I accepted my bid to Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. I have never been so excited to get to know a group of women as much as I am now. It is one of the best feelings in the world to know that I am part of a group who wants me as much as I want them, and I have already met so many awesome women in just one day of being part of this sorority. It's hard to describe exactly how happy I am. It's so surreal!

August 23, 2012

Going Greek

It's Rush Week! And I'm finally, as a junior, rushing for a sorority. Kennesaw has four, soon to be five, panhellenic sororities at the moment. This week I'm hoping to find my perfect match whether it be Alpha Omicron Pi, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Phi Epsilon, or Phi Mu. Then, the weekend after Labor Day, Kappa Delta will be joining the group as the newest sorority at KSU, which is also an option if I don't find what I'm looking for this week. Who knows where I'll end up? I'm just hoping to find somewhere where I truly feel loved and accepted just like the hundreds of other girls going through this process with me.

August 22, 2012

Blogger Party!

One of my favorite aspects of blogging would be being able to connect with people from around the world. But sometimes there are fellow bloggers in your own backyard. I found that out today in my Communication Research Methods class when I discovered that not one, but two people in my class are part of the blogging world! It definitely put a smile on my face when I was able to connect with these girls because of something that brings me so much joy. And to top it off, it seems like we're going to try to work together as a group for the two (yes, TWO) 15-page research papers we have due this semester.

August 18, 2012

Owl Pride

Andrew, Tracey, me, and Cameron at the soccer game.

August 16, 2012

Hello, Kennesaw!

I've made it back to Kennesaw safe and sound! It definitely feels good to be back, and I couldn't be more ready to start fall semester. Like I've been saying, I have a lot of things I'm looking forward to, so I'm feeling incredibly positive and optimistic about the next few months. Here's to hoping everything lives up to my expectations. I don't have much to say right now considering I haven't done too much of anything since moving back to college, so to keep this post mildly interesting here's a list of things I desperately need to buy for my apartment:

August 13, 2012

Bubblegum Pink

Today is my last full day at home before I make the long drive back to Kennesaw after a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. I'm pretty excited to get back to Kennesaw and to start fall semester. I have my own apartment waiting for me, and I'm ready to tackle my classes and pull out some good grades to help boost my GPA. I'm also planning on rushing for a sorority (even though I'm already a junior), which will give me something to devote my time towards and will keep me busy. I have a lot of expectations for this semester, and I have a lot to look forward to. I'm just ready to get started!

August 9, 2012

Ain't No Time Like Island Time

My friend, Bryan, from my Berlin study abroad trip came to visit me this week, and we have been doing nothing but soaking up these last days of summer before heading back to our colleges in a week and a half. We've spent the past two days getting some sun at the beach and rooting for the USA in the Olympic games. It's been a very chill week, and I wouldn't ask for it to be any other way. It's definitely what I've needed - time on the beach to relax and rejuvenate. And having a mini Berlin reunion has been a major bonus! Bryan's going back home tomorrow, so I'll have a couple days to myself to get packed and organized before going back to Kennesaw on Tuesday. Then it'll be time to start fall semester on the 20th...

Photo taken via Instagram // jfreddie

August 6, 2012

Monday Movie Day!

Photos taken via Instagram // jfreddie

With the Olympics in full swing I have been glued to the TV watching nothing but the best athletes in the world compete for a coveted gold medal. But now that I'm finally getting adjusted to being back home, I'm starting to get a little bored of my daily routine. Yesterday while I was at Target I saw "Friends With Benefits" on display at the checkout counter, and I managed to convince my mom to add it to our cart with a little help from the tax free weekend. I took a break this afternoon from drooling over these athletes that are way more in shape than I could ever hope to be to relax and watch my newest purchase, and I've got to say I was pretty impressed. I had heard "Friends With Benefits" was good, but I wasn't expecting it to make me tear up. But let's be real, I'll tear up over pretty much anything. I'm too emotional for chick flicks. But I did really enjoy this movie, and I'm excited to add it to my small but growing DVD collection.

August 4, 2012

Book Review: The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Surprisingly enough I actually managed to read a book while I was in Germany. I wasn't expecting much from this book because I bought it for cheap at Walmart, but I was pleasantly surprised by Jennifer Hubbard's quick read.

August 3, 2012

1,000 Places: Germany, Netherlands, Austria

Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin!

If you have kept up with me through my blog for the past month, you would have to know that I had the time of my life in Berlin as I studied abroad. It truly was the experience of a lifetime, and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to enjoy such a special and unique trip. Not only did I get to live in Berlin for the month of July, but I was also able to travel to other cities and towns around Europe. And with all that traveling comes more check marks in my book "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz. I have a massive wanderlust, and I'm using this book as a basis for my travel destinations. Now that I'm home from one of the greatest months of my life, here's a recap of the places I visited and the sites I saw while I was away.