Friday, August 26, 2011

Things I love, Friday edition.

1. A fresh start to the school year, complete with new professors.
2. Seeing the beginnings of deepening friendships.
3. Ephesians 3:20 which says,
Can someone please remind me of this truth every single day?
4. Lunch dates with good friends.
5. An online boutique called Vestique, created by two NC State girls. Their game day section is the bomb, check 'em out.
6. Quiet morning walks through campus.
7. Busy nights and lazy afternoons.
8. Swapping shoes.
9. The shorts pictured above.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pi Pi ADPi


Back for my second year at Carolina. And it's already been amazing.
I'll begin with stating how much I love living in the house. Living here is certainly different than what I expected. It's not always crazy, I can find peace and quiet when I need it, and there are girls around when I need someone to talk to. I'm pretty sure I can get used to the smell of biscuits in the oven when I wake up for my 8 am and afternoons spent in the rocking chairs on the porch. I'm in a quad room in the back of the house with another sophomore and a junior (pictures to come later when our room is actually together).

The past week has been filled with rush practice, of which has caused my voiceto sound like a dying frog, and of the start of classes. It's such an exciting, exhausting time of year, but I have no complaints as of yet. Seeing the freshman around campus makes me think aboutlast year and how much things have changed since. Maybe it's just because I've gotten used to how things go around here, but I'm loving this calmness and everything is going to work out attitude I'm feeling lately. I sure wish I could tell my freshman self that this time last year.

Off to more studies and memorizing rush songs...
Like it, love it, ADPi.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hebrews 6:19

I love the rest of this verse as well as the next one which says, "It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus has entered on our behalf. He has become high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

Beautiful words to meditate on this morning. This kind of certainty and promise is not something the world can offer. Security is something I for one continually seek. Security in school, security in my abilities, security in relationships, security in my image and how others perceive me. But He is the only person who remains steadfast and unchanging. We have to accept that fact before we can fully rest on the hope that He provides.

Going on a bit of a tangent, but if you ever get a chance to stop by Jubala coffee in Raleigh, GO. I've spent this gorgeous morning sipping coffee, being serenaded by Bon Iver, and I am always encouraged by the number of people in here studying God's word. Also, 10% of their profits go directly to families and children in Africa. Man, I really am going to miss this place when I head back to Chapel Hill.

Monday, August 8, 2011

August Goals

After almost a month, I'm back. And I was right, the month of July flew by before I could hardly catch my breath. The month was filled with long days of work, a weekend trip to celebrate a dear friend's birthday, and shopping dates with mom. But now I can hardly fathom that I head back to Carolina in just 10 days for my second year.

The feeling of going back is quite different than last year. There's a peace and an excitement for this semester to begin. I'm ready to see my friends, I'm ready for the Summit on Sunday mornings, I'm ready for fall classes, I'm ready for mixers and cocktails and sorority living. Fall might not be the beginning of a new year, but it always seems like a fresh start.

My goals for these next 10 days/the rest of this crazy month:
  • capture some last summer pictures to hang up in the sorority room.
  • email teachers about study abroad recommendations.
  • search for more job/internship opportunities on campus for the fall.
  • organize, organize, organize and pack, pack, pack for school.
  • shop for new school supplies.
  • read The Help and Water for Elephants poolside.
  • catch up with friends I haven't been able to see all summer.
  • find some new music artists to update itunes.
  • kick up my workouts.
Compliments of pinterest. Football season is right around the corner, and even though Carolina has been bombarded by controversy lately, I can't help but be pumped for tailgates and the energy that surrounds campus on game day.
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