The school year has begun and that means … (drumroll please) … Friday Step Into My Week Posts are back! So, if you are new around here you may not know what this entails but basically "step into my week" is a play on my blog's name and is my way of showing you what I've been up to throughout the past week! I can not tell y'all how thrilled I was to hear that you enjoy these posts and missed them this summer since I always had hesitations that these posts may appear as me being lazy and coming up with a way of avoiding posting actual content. I love sharing my life with you through this means and am excited to be back doing so since I am easing back into a routine.
Recently I have come up with another fun way to share my daily life with you through snap chat (@prepstepsnaps) and I would love for y'all to follow along in that way as well! This past Friday I drove back to Furman to begin my junior year (I just typed sophomore and had to delete it, if that doesn't describe my disbelief I'm not sure what will). On Friday night two of my roommates and I went to watch the Furman Women's soccer team in their opening match which they won. Freshman orientation had just begun so it was a bit crazy but also very refreshing to see so many new faces on campus. Saturday we moved into our apartment living room and then Sunday I was able to move into my apartment bedroom, kind of a crazy two days! While neither space is finished the progress is coming along nicely and I look forward to sharing the final product with y'all. I was so glad to have my mom come up to help me move in and enjoy some of my favorite Greenville restaurants with me! If you're local, we went to Tupelo Honey on Friday night, Soby's Saturday night (my mom could not stop raving about their She Crab soup and I can't say that I disagree), and a new one to us, Stax before my mom left around 8:00 on Monday. And to be real with you, yes, there are always a few tears involved when leaving my house and family!
I feel like beginning apartment life is almost like taking a big jump to adulthood even though I technically live on campus. My own bedroom at school is so new to me as is having a kitchen and responsibility of buying groceries and food to cook instead of just snacks! After breakfast with my mom Monday morning I hit the ground running when it came to getting a few more apartment related decorations and groceries. My big, Caroline and I probably hit every store in one area of town and met for lunch at Whole Foods. I had a meeting at 4:30 and then that night was one of the first back to school parties of the semester. I've never been a huge partier but back to school ones are always my favorite since you are able to see people you haven't seen since the previous semester. My pledge class came over for dinner at our apartment before we went and then we headed to the event!
Classes started Tuesday and I have quickly discovered that it is a bit of a hike to get from my apartment to the main academic area of campus. I've decided that I really want to purchase a fit bit of some sort (leave your recommendation of which one below) to track my steps and mileage since I am walking a ton. I have also discovered that it is over a mile just to get to our gym from my apartment which makes getting there a workout in and of itself. Even with that, the pros definitely out weigh the cons of apartment life.
Wednesday was more of a full day for me since I had class at 10:30, 12:30, and 5:45 with an event at 4:00 representing my sorority in between. As much as I was dreading my night class prior to attending I think it will be a lot better than I imagined seeing as I have some fun friends in the class with me. After that class I went for a sunset run around our lake on campus (have I mentioned that Furman's campus is beautiful?) and came back and cooked myself dinner (rosemary chicken, green beans, candied pecans - yep those were home made too). I was pretty proud of myself and definitely sent a photo of my home cooked meal to my parents for them to have proof of my leap into "adulthood."
Thursday was another day of getting adjusted back into the routine of classes and I spent a lot of the day doing reading assignments for class. This semester definitely seems to be a textbook heavy semester and it is so tempting to grab one of my books and read it comfily on bed instead of attentively at my desk but fortunately I haven't caved just yet (since making it three days is VERY successful).
As for this weekend, there are other fun back to school parties and events happening and I am sure I'll be trying to get ahead on blogging as well but fortunately you'll get to see all of that in next week's "step into my week post."
For what has currently been on my radar around the web this week I have 2 incredibly cute kid videos (the elementary education major in me is showing) to share with y'all both of which my dad told me about! They are so cute and will surely put a smile on your face! The first one is a future cat lady and the second video involves twin toddlers who will surely remain a bit sneaky in years to come!
Another video that I saw floating through Facebook and all around the web was from Taylor Swift's LA concert where she did a duet with Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from Friends) and as a Friends fan myself I couldn't help but love a recent reference to Smelly Cat!
I hope y'all had a great week and are excited that it is Friday!
I would love to hear what you've been up to and if you're excited to have "step into my week posts" back in your blog roll!