Work & Play

8.28.2011

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I wish I could say that I've made a seamless transition into adulthood, but that's just not the case. I'm willing to admit that the accommodations here at Hardin aren't exactly those of independent living with our full service meal plan, weekly laundry service, and regular housekeeping. Nevertheless, I am gaining daily life lessons on how to live a balanced adult life. And the first juggling act--one that I would guess all college students deal with--is balancing work and play.

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In my former years of education, the school district always provided us with a handy dandy planner. The sad truth is I never put that thing to use and always relied solely on my memory as my aid to organizing my life. Though this probably wasn't the wisest of choices, it really wasn't all that difficult when life at home was fairly routine: school from 8-3 Monday through Friday and then weekends were spent socializing. Moreover, everyone around you was pretty much on the same clock, taking the same tests, and attending the same birthday dinner that weekend.

Here, though, we're taking different amounts of hours, we go to class in buildings football fields apart (literally), and our sororities and other extra curriculars have entirely different agendas.

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So, with my first official college weekend under my belt, here's how I spent my weekend before the onset of school stress seriously kicks in:

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Friday night I went to the SAE pledge line with some fellow KKG sistas.

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And Saturday was another pledge line but for Kappa Sig -- another popular choice for Memorial boys this year. But a dinner with new girlfriends came first.

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{left to right: Maggie, Elizabeth, Kelly, Julianne and Taylor}
We went to Mandola's Italian Market in the Triangle. I have been several times with family when visiting Erin, and it never seems to disappoint so it seemed like a safe (and close) bet.

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We're still on sorority highs. Kelly and Maggie are Chi Os together, seen here displaying their owl pride!

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{roommates Elizabeth and Kelly}
From what I've heard through the grapevine, everyone is getting along famously with their roommates. No traumatic stories yet. I know I'm already besties with mine!

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But it's nice to have lots of familiar faces surrounding me who know even the weirdest facets of my personality.

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Kappa Sig had a pledge line on Saturday and I was one of my high school friend Chase's five dates.

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Though the pictures on Facebook of the rowdy pep rallies and the red and white blurs in the crowd at the football games are making me a bit nostalgic for my days at MHS (we beat Stratford 14-0 by the way!), I still have more than just a few fellow stangs nearby!

Oh and about that balancing act. I'll post on that whole school thing soon; I haven't gotten a good enough feel for my classes for a thorough report just yet, but I did write my first college paper tonight! Here's to another great week!

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