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What a past couple months it’s been! I have been going non-stop from Thanksgiving until now.

The most exciting part of that has been Auburn Football. Last year, Auburn went 3-9 and was winless in the SEC. Even with an exciting hiring of a new head coach, I came to Auburn expecting a mediocre season at best, and boy was I wrong. I would say that the Iron Bowl (Auburn vs. Alabama game) was one of the most exciting experiences of my entire life. I sat with my brother and best friends right behind the field goal. Chris Davis #11, made an amazing miracle play leading Auburn to beat Alabama in what was the most amazing Iron Bowls ever. I, along with almost the entire Jordan-Hare stadium, rushed the field in pandemonium. I have never felt the amount pure joy that I felt in that moment. It was such an amazing experience. After the game, my friends and I rolled Toomer’s Corner and went to celebrate the victory. The next weekend, Auburn played in the SEC championship. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend but I did watch the game at Moe’s BBQ and got to roll Toomer’s after the victory. After the celebration, all of Auburn moved onto the next football game to watch, The Ohio St. vs Michigan State.  If Ohio St lost, we would be going to the National Championship, and guess what? We did. And I got to roll Toomer’s Corner twice in one night. Even though we ended up losing the National Championship, I am so thankful for being able to experience, the now infamous, 2013 Auburn Football season. I will never forget this season. I mean how awesome is it to go from being winless in the SEC, to SEC champs the next? War Damn Eagle!

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I am thankful to say that this Christmas break was the first time that I legitimately did not want to go home. I had such a great semester (just very busy) and I was not looking forward to leaving Auburn for a month. Even though I worked a lot, Christmas break was good. It was the break I needed, especially after my stressful semester! It was also great to be back at work and making money. I also, of course, loved being with my friends from home for a whole month. I always miss them so much!

After Christmas, I went to visit my family in Buffalo, NY. I always love going up to Buffalo. I feel like I belong in the north, and it is always so great to visit my family. It was absolutely freezing! Really though, the windchill was -20 one day. And of course that day we decided to go to Niagra Falls. It was so cool to see in the winter!

Now, I’m back at Auburn and hoping and praying this semester is just as great, if not better! I am currently in the process of planning my study abroad to Germany and just trying to survive my classes so far.

And here are just some pictures from the past few weeks.

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Christmas Cocktail with my little

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SEC championship with my big!

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Toomer’s Corner after the SEC championship

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Niagra Falls on the coldest day of the year in Buffalo.

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#5 Ricardo Louis aka the guy who won the Georgia game with the miracle catch. IMG_1572Stalking the Vampire Diaries set with my friends over MLK weekend.

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struggle bus

I’m pretty sure all of my teachers get together and plan to put all of my tests and papers on the same day. I’m honestly starting to believe that. Every single week, I have an average of 3 tests and quizzes one one day and an 8 page paper due the day before! Not to mention hours of homework. The Sophomore Slump is real, y’all. It also doesn’t help that I’m taking German and Spanish at the same time. I thought that was a good idea, why? I know college is not easy, especially Auburn, but it seems like all my friends have maybe one or two tests a month, and MAYBE one paper, and I’m here doing work hours every single night while they’re out having fun. I guess that’s what I get for doing awful freshman year.

I can not wait to get into classes for my major. Maybe I’ll have some more motivation to do my work when it actually interests me. The funny thing is that I don’t even know for sure what I’m majoring in anymore. All I can really do is laugh at myself.

Thanksgiving break, where are you?!! I’m in major need for some Birmingham lovin’. Newks, my bed, my Bham friends, a mental break, and homecooked meals are calling my name.

Speaking of Thanksgiving break… where the hell did 2013 go?

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Better Love

Life has been good lately. I think I can finally say I’m happy with Auburn. I would not go as far as to say 100% in general, because who REALLY is 100% happy with their life? But I finally know that I made the right choice, and that making friends takes time, moving to a new place with 25,000 new people takes time to adjust. I expected it all to happen right when I got here and when I didn’t I immediately blamed it on Auburn.

I will say, though, that I can NOT wait to go home for Christmas. Yeah, it is weird being home and having parents to answer to, but its home. And home is good. Home is home.

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b8Me and my main guh, Abigail were the only 2 white people at a black wedding. It was DEFINITELY interesting, but very fun. I was the only white girl wobbling in a sea of 50 black people. It was hilarious, and probably something I’ll always remember.

b1Thanksgiving break was great! I got to work with my favorite coworkers and was FINALLY reunited with my best friends. I miss them so much. More and more as each day passes!

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b2My sorority had our Christmas cocktail this week. It was a lot of fun and a great last time of all being together before Christmas break!

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I got to work the merch table for one of my favorite bands, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors (see blog post about them, here) They are involved in Young Life, and I love them! I’m also going to see them on Friday in Birmingham, so I got to see them this past week (from afar) and then this Friday up close, again! I’m excited. They always put on a great show. Oh, and that is Drew Holcomb and I. Ellie (his wife and fellow bandmate) just had a baby so she didn’t take part in the meet in greet.

The only thing standing between me and highway 280 are 5 finals. Ugh. Ew. Shoot me. The reason this blog post is being written is because I am trying to do everything but study.

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Spontaneity

I love being spontaneous! Tonight, as I was studying for history, my friend Lydia texts me saying she wants to go to Newks (I’ve made all my friends obsessed). The closest Newks to Auburn is in Newnan, Georgia. It was 5:00pm and it takes about an hour to get there so me, Lydia, Marah and Kitty decided to just hop in the car and go! I know we only went to Newks and that sounds super lame, but it is the most spontaneous thing I’ve ever done and it was a lot of fun!

Auburn can be kind of stifling. I’m not used to never leaving the same 1-3 mile radius. It can become kind of claustrophobic here. I eat the same stuff everyday, drive MAYBE two whole miles away, and there is just nothing here. It was so awesome to just get out of here for a couple hours. I can’t even imagine Lydia, Marah and Kitty living in the dorms! I would die being that cooped up.

Tonight involved everything I love! Driving in the car (for more than just one or two miles) with the music up, belting my favorite songs, being with great friends and NEWKS! Duh… if you’ve ever read my blog before you know my obsession.

With all this being said, I still haven’t studied for history. But I’m gonna remember the fun, spontaneous moments I had in college, not my History test grades.

 

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You Are a Tourist

College has been a roller coaster of emotions ranging from “I love my life so much oh my gosh Auburn is the best thing ever seriously I never want to go home” to “Get me out of Auburn. I miss my family and friends and Newks and old life when everything was easy.” I can honestly say that college is nothing that I expected. There have been pleasant surprises and some not so pleasant surprises. I can now say that I am pretty content with college. I was skeptical of attending Auburn, I always was. Time has past, my first semester is half way over and I am happy to say that I can not picture myself anywhere other than here. I am so happy I chose Auburn. Of course, there are still kinks that need to be worked out but I think I can handle it.

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My big, Kendall. Love her!

My wonderful gift basket from my amazing big

Luke Bryan with my sisters!

One of my amazing sistasss

I went to this ADORABLE coffee shop called the Overall Company. It is my new favorite place. So hipster. So awesome.

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Sweet

This past weekend was one of the best one’s I’ve had in Auburn yet. Want to know why? Because my best friends came and stayed with me. I’ve been kind of going through the motions in Auburn. School, meetings, sorority stuff and some parties in between. I haven’t been loving Auburn yet, and that kind of scares me. Yeah, it’s fun but I kind of feel like a fish out of water. Anyways, back to this past weekend.

My friends came down on Friday for the Farmhouse Rodeo. I was antsy all day and couldn’t wait to see them! Friday night was fun. We went to the rodeo for a little bit and then went to a Beta party. The next day we went to the game. My first game as an Auburn student! And one of my first Auburn games in general. We actually won, so that’s always fun! haha

The rest of the weekend consisted of bonding with my friends the way that we have done for the last two years (which, by the way, have been the best 2 years of my life) and getting into our usual shenanigans.

I was literally depressed when they left. Really, really depressed. While they were here, I started rewatching The O.C with them (Saturday) and it’s Thursday and I’m watching the finale (also the 27th episode) so you can pretty much say I haven’t done much this week. Story of my life.

Here are some pics :)

Now I’m wondering when the next time I’m going to see them is, and it can not come soon enough because I am not complete without them in my life.

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College

I’ve really started to think about college lately and it is FREAKING me out. Literally. I am so content with my life as of late (give and take a few things) and I don’t want it to end. I have FOUR months until I move into my apartment at Auburn. Four. I’m feeling anxious just thinking about it. I can’t tell you how ready I’ve been to go off to college for, pretty much, all of high school and now that it is here, I want more time. I NEED more time.

There are still things I feel like I need to do in Birmingham. I have so many things going on right now and it won’t feel right to leave. I was just doing my calander for the rest of this school year and this summer and I realized something. I have no time. None. These four months are going to FLY and I want to cry just thinking about it. 

I’m not scared of college or living on my own, at all. I’m scared of leaving what I know(what I though I’ve always hated… maybe not). I love, love, love, my job and the people I work with. I literally feel out of place when I’m not working on a weekday. If I’m not working, I feel like I should be. I’ve made some awesome, genuine, friends from work and thinking about leaving them saddens me. Newks is my escape from reality, and I really don’t want to leave it. 

I am the weirdest person I know. You think I would be excited for college? Why am I doubting it? Why am I tempted to go to UAB so I don’t have to leave everything I know? Why do I want to stay in Birmingham when I’ve been dying to get out for longer than I can remember?

Lastly, leaving my best friends is going to be horrible. We will NEVER, ever all be together as one unit again. We are all going to go off and make new friends, join soriorties and probably never be all together for real again. It sucks. Sucks, sucks, sucks. Especially since a lot of them I just became friends with last year (thankfully). I feel like I just gained them, and now they’re getting yanked away from me. How awesome.

Graduation is in 50 something days. I will not be sitting on this couch in Birmingham in 4 months. In four months I will be sitting on my couch in Auburn and that is what freaks me out. 

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Southern Football Rivalries

Growing up in the south has engraved the love of football into my bones. High school football rules Friday nights and the SEC rules Saturday’s down here. Auburn and Alabama are two of the biggest rivalries ever. In all honesty, the constant fights and debates can get annoying but it’s all a part of the fun. I was just out driving around and all you see is red and white and orange and blue. It’s crazy. Football is not just a sport down here, it’s a lifestyle.

I’m excited to see how the Iron  Bowl plays out, even though everyone knows Alabama is going to crush Auburn.

Also, I’m sad that this will be the last year I’ll be able to openly cheer for Alabama since I’ll probably be at Auburn next year.

But until then,

ROLL TIDE ROLL!

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COLLEGE AHHHHHH

I got accepted to Auburn University today. I’m not sure how I feel about it. One part of me is itching to leave home, to be (somewhat) on my own. The other part of me doesn’t want to do my own laundry, buy my own food, and not have any parental supervision. One part of me wants to go to a small, artsy, private college and the other part of my wants to go to a big, state university. One part of me wants to go far, far, away from Birmingham and not look back.  The other part never wants to leave.

AHHHHH life. too confusing.

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