A window inside life at Augustana College

A weekend filled with homework

Week 8 has come to an end and the stress is piling up.  I have a total 4 papers and 2 finals due before spring break can start.  Butttt, spring break is going to be amazing!  Wanna know why??  My friend Tess from Sweden, who I met in Taize over the summer (check out my […]

Why complaining is pointless

I found this in my journal a couple days after an all-nighter. I don’t remember writing it, but it was in my handwriting, so there’s a slim chance that anyone else planted it there. I figured that it’s worth sharing. Some stuff had to be cut out for personal reasons, but overall, I have a […]

What You Tell Yourself During An All-Nighter.

Just a few more paragraphs. I should just delete Facebook. This is the last time I’m ever going to do this. If I go to sleep now I’ll have six hours of sleep. I’ll just make another pot of coffee. I really actually hate coffee. I promise I’ll never procrastinate ever again! I have no […]

“Without the bitter the sweet isn’t as sweet”

Last week, my guinea pig Coco, who lived at home, passed away unexpectedly. Even with age, losing a beloved pet doesn’t get any easier. Especially not while in college, since I’m not at home to be with my family. I’m just glad that my friends here are very supportive to get me through this time. When […]

IT’S FINALLY OVER!! (aka Rush)

I made it! I survived! Hooray! Btw, sorry I literally haven’t blogged in forever. Literally. Sorry. This weekend was Informal Recruitment for Greek Life at Augie! (Also known as Rush) It was an amazing weekend and I had so much fun! I did not think I was going to rush at all when I first […]

The Hard Choices

Around this time last year I hadn’t the faintest idea what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t know where I wanted to go to school. I didn’t know what I wanted to study. I didn’t know how to finish the sentence: “when I grow up I want to…” I’ve always been an […]

1000 Awesome Things: Friends who are there for you

One of my new favorite websites to go to is called “1000 Awesome Things” and as the name may suggest, it’s a countdown of, well, 1000 awesome things in our day-to-day lives, so I thought why not take a moment and commemorate those friends who seem to always be there for you. I’m one of […]

B.U.S. Meets Chicago!

As some of you might remember, a few months back I talked about one of my favorite clubs on campus, Beta Upsilon Sigma, also known as Business Club. BUS is a great organization to join in you plan on going into the world of business. We meet every other week for about an hour and […]

All the many pains D:

I have sticky notes scattered all over my desk and the surrounding walls with the formerly-sticky ones littering the floor; my English professor is expecting a 5 page draft and annotated bibliography in roughly 15 hours and reading I have no way of attaining on my own; mounds of assigned reading need to be covered; […]

Cure to homesickness

It doesn’t matter how far we live from home.; we all get homesick at some point or another. At the beginning of the year I suffered from EXTREME home sickness. For some reason I was fine during the school week, but once the weekend came all I wanted to do was go home, which is […]