Thursday, April 30, 2015

Oh Hey Finals Week!



Any college student knows that finals week is the worst week of any semester. It is full of late nights, possibly tears, copious amounts of caffeine, and everyone's favorite- studying. Whether you're in a study room at the library, a Starbucks somewhere, or even your bedroom, you're still gonna feel the finals week pain. When I think about finals week, I think about stress, but I also think about freedom. With finals week comes summer or Christmas. For me, those are my two favorite things. I can't help but be excited when finals week is here and in full swing. It's a crazy, stressful, and busy week, but it's worth it in the end. Probably the main thing I look forward to at the end of finals week is the inevitable post finals week coma. Nothing is better after a long week than a good nap.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rainy Day Fun!

I love a good rainy day. Actually, I love everything about storms. I could sit and watch lighting pop for hours and never get bored. However, when bad weather or rainy weather does hit, I usually head straight for my bed and hang out with my good friend netflix for a few hours.

Rainy days are the days that I usually let my routine slip. I mean, who likes going out in the wet weather when you could bake a few dozen cookies and spend the night snacking and watching some good rom-coms? Or curling up with a good book and getting lost for a couple hours? 

Here in Mobile we have SO much nice weather, sunshine, and beach trips. I like to spend my rainy days doing some relaxing inside and taking a break from my schedule. Rainy days have become my favorite days, because I get to just be lazy and take a break from life. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

#Goals

For years now I have wanted to be a nurse, and while looking at colleges, I came to the conclusion that it wasn't just going to be a walk in the park. Nursing school is VERY competitive, and I immediately got nervous. I decided on South, and was determined to dive into my pre-requisites and get into that program. When I got here for orientation, I got a very important piece of information in advising: South had an early acceptance program for nursing! I qualified, and my advisor told me to go for it. About a month later, I got my acceptance letter, and I was told I only had to maintain a 3.2 and apply when it was my time to, and I was in! I applied for the program this semester to start in the fall of 2015. I am so excited for this journey to becoming a nurse, and I couldn't have done it without South and their early acceptance program!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

United!

There are so many things that I could say about being a student here at South, but the biggest thing that comes to my mind is Unity. Never have I ever seen a college campus that comes together for so many different things, and has so many people from different places that seem to just mix together perfectly.

As a member of Greek life, I can account that our Panhellenic and IFC community are so close knit and united. We support each other in philanthropy events, send all the houses gifts for the holidays, and make sure we never miss a tee shirt order. On top of that, we participate in all the fraternity philanthropy weeks, and most of the time they are the weeks we look forward to most all year.

Last spring, our campus lost one of the greatest leaders that this campus has seen, Christopher Thomas. While I did not know him personally, many of my sisters and classmates did. What I did see however, was all the Greeks wearing our badges with a black ribbon attached in his honor. I also saw people supporting each other and sending their love and prayers and attending a candlelight vigil in his honor. The vigil was held at the bell tower, and it was full of so many students all hugging and mourning together. The Greek community came together, and the campus came together.

All around campus, ever since the first day I got here, I felt connected on campus. I feel like the students on campus are a big family. Homecoming week, sporting events, and Greek events alike, we are all jags, and we are all proud to be at South and do things as a student body. I don't think I could have found that at just any university I went to.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Springtime on Campus!

My favorite part of being on campus in the springtime is just being outside! I love being able to walk to class and not be sweating buckets or freezing to death. It's just a great time to be around South. All the flowers are blooming, the pool is opened back up, and being outside and since picnics are literally my favorite things in the world, spring time just makes me a happy person. Spring time and fall are my favorite seasons, and honestly in my opinion, there is no better place to spend the spring than South's campus.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

College, or Nah?

Tons of things are said about college; it's hard, it's stressful, it's not something everyone wants to do. That's true, but personally, I wouldn't trade my experiences here in college for the world. Yes, there will be tears, there will be all-nighters, BUT there will also be times that you know you made the right decision and you are exactly where you need to be. 

In my opinion, college isn't for everyone, but here is why i'm here. 

1). I had dreams that required college. I had no choice. There is no way to be an RN without going to college. It gets so hard sometimes, but then I think about starting nursing school in the fall and I get so excited that it makes it all worth it. 

2). FRIENDS. You make the best of friends in college. Honestly, they are the people that keep you going. if you're anything like me, you'll make friends that become your family away from home. 

3). Freedom. Another cool part of college is when you live away from home. You can do whatever you want. You want a taco at 2AM? You go for it. You want to drive around because you had a stressful day, and end up in Mississippi? That's awesome! You make your rules, and while it's a little weird at first, you'll grow to love it. 

Honestly college is an experience that I think everyone should have. It's the best/craziest/most fun/stressful few years of your life, but you're becoming an adult AND getting an education. I would recommend college to EVERYONE. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Spot in Mobile!

College is mostly about grades, studying, all nighters, and library trips; but at some point you have to cut loose, do something fun and not worry about classes for a little while. My favorite thing to do outside of class is probably going to the park off of University. It has become my spot. I love to grab subway and go eat lunch there on a pretty day, and honestly it's just one of the most relaxed places I have discovered in Mobile. It's massive and has swings and seats to sit and look out over the water. I have spent many a day just soaking up the sunlight and just getting away when classes become too much. 

I know the with South being so close to the beach most people are all about sitting in the sand and listening to waves, and while I love that, the park is way more convenient to campus and I can go there between classes or before I come to work. It's the perfect spot for the week days when things become just a little too much to handle and I just need a minute.