thankful wrap up


HIYA THERE LONG TIME NO WRITE!!!! I’ve had the busiest few weeks between my sororities semi-formal, being home with family and friends over Thanksgiving break and haha, the semester ending in less than three weeks (crazy!!!!!!) and thought we could play a little bit of catch up on life!

I am actually writing this mid study break for my math exam tomorrow. Fun part about college, when you don’t go to school for 8 hours a day, you get to do things like study for a test you have tomorrow at like, noon, the day before which is oh so soothing to someone like myself whose brain is ready for shut down mode after dinner time. I am someone who would much rather get things done homework wise during the “school day” and then study  “after school.” So weird to me how these concepts are practically non-existent in college where everyone is on their own time. I am almost 4 months in and still in disbelief I am not in high school, people!

My roomie and I met up for a dining hall lunch date (deep convos over dorm food are our specialty) after our 1pm classes and both were in agreement that these next few weeks were about to test our limits and then some. However, I am beyond enthused to say that I was excited to come back to school. A few posts ago I talked about my first semester freshmen blues and all the crazy thoughts running through my mind amongst all the change. After being home for practically a week for the holidays, the longest time I have been home since I have come to college, by Sunday, I was excited to return back to my routine at school. Even if that routine sadly doesn’t include the comfort of my bed, homemade food, my siblings, my dog, or my car, I was ready. I am not sure if it was the first time I was home for more than a weekend, or that I was actually finding my place in this huge school, but it felt really really REALLY good to be able to hop in a crowded car with 3 of my friends and be excited to drive 3 hours back to school.

While on break, I was able to do so many fun things with so many amazing people, and the drive back to Lawrence was nothing short of being filled with gratitude for the adventures that week had to hold. I got to help some younger speech girls on their pieces which was probably more exciting for me than it was for them, got to see ALL my cousins (very rare we are all in the same place at the same time), got to go to Trader Joe’s with my sister, and decorate our Christmas tree full of childhood ornaments before I left. I am beyond thankful for all of the things I got to do while at home, and cannot wait for the adventures the rest of this semester are about to bring. I already have a booked schedule complete with basketball games, christmas parties, and for my dad who I know is reading this…plenty of studying!!! 😉

I am very proud of myself and am writing this for those of you reading it who went through and/or are going through any type of change: STICK THROUGH IT! It definitely can be scary at times, and isn’t always the easiest, but good things come to those who wait and especially to those who wait with a smile on their face! So here are to new adventures in new places, pushing through times that seem hard, and knowing that in the end, God will never ever letcha fail. Life is a whole lot easier when you think of it that way. Stay warm and happy Monday!

Until next time, xoxo, Ally



One thought on “thankful wrap up

  1. Hannah Bettis says:

    ok this is so true. that turning point for me last year when i didn’t get really upset every single time i left home was right around thanksgiving for me too and i’m so glad you feel at home here!
    xo, hannah


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