Friday, September 16, 2016

College is...

So...the urge to write has struck me again. I've nicely settled in and begun adjusting to college life. I love this school and feel incredibly blessed to be here. I also feel like I got very lucky with my roommates. I've been enjoying trying new things, learning tons of new things about the world from my very cool professors, and overall figuring out what it's like to live on my own. Now that we got the boring stuff out of the way, I'm going to make this post about what college at BYU is like on a daily basis. So here we go!

College is...
Exploring campus at night (this involves me running into trees and my roommate making puns)
Eating a bowl of cereal at midnight while listening to flute concertos
Enjoying the copious amounts of cute guys that I see while working
Having small existential crises when I have over 100 pages of reading to do
Begging my brother nearly every day to send me pictures of my dog
Getting asked to play the piano for EVERYTHING
Listen to my balding American Heritage professor read Twilight aloud to prove a point
Reassuring my mom that, NO I AM NOT GETTING MARRIED ANY TIME SOON
Running across campus late at night with my roommates to get chocolate milk before the Creamery closes
Complaining about the school WiFi nearly 24/7
Hearing people speak in about 12 different languages on my way to class

I hope you enjoyed those few tidbits from my life at college so far!

Emma

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

You're gonna miss me when I'm gone...

       Hiya! This blog is going to be for friends, family, and anyone else who enjoys reading the sarcastic comments of an awkward 17-year-old who is attending Brigham Young University. I hope you enjoy reading about my failures as much as my successes, because I will probably prove that it's possible to make stupid mistakes even without alcohol (BYU is the no. 1 most sober campus). Anyway, the time is about to come for me to move out and leave behind my family, best friends, and pretty much everything I've known for the past six years. No big deal.
        I can say with one hundred percent certainty that in 9 days I will not miss my mom's random singing or my dad's jokes. I definitely am not going to miss laughing til I cry with my siblings or late night Steak n' Shake runs with my squad. I will not miss my high school or my job or any of the other things that I am used to seeing on a daily basis.

(Okay I'll admit, that entire paragraph was a lie.)

      Despite the fact that I'd love to pretend I have no feelings, I really am going to miss everyone and everything that I love here in Ohio. I have to admit that it's going to be really hard to move away (1,748 miles to be exact). But that's not a bad thing. I'm so grateful for the people and experiences I've had in my life because they're truly what made me my quirky, ambitious self. As a Pinterest addict, it would be impossible to not live by a quote I see on there so frequently--"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Yes it's ridiculously cheesy, I know, but it's still good advice.
       I am going to my dream school. I can remember being on the campus at seven years old and saying "This is where I'm gonna go." Well now I've made it, I've accomplished that life-long goal. So when I leave Ohio I will take all the wonderful memories with me, and go after my dreams.

Thanks for reading and go Cougars!
~Emma~