Category Adventure & Misc.

Books+Art=Perfect

What do you do when you are one month away from turning 20 and less than a week and a half away from moving across the Atlantic? Well, in my experience, you binge read Harry Potter books. Call it escapism. Yes, there is a lot of packing to do, but I did toss a few […]

Dorm Room Inspiration

Move-in Day at St Andrews is a month from tomorrow, now would be the time to get excited (that is if I hadn’t already been ecstatic for the past six months).  Last week, I got my housing assignment and was delighted to be placed in my top choice. I will be living in a “self-catered” […]

The Final Countdown

In less than one month I will be in Britain! Unbelievable. Preparations continue and soon I will be as ready as I will  ever be to embark on my great adventure.  For all intents and purposes, I am done with the London reading list! After reading all of the novels and prose selections, I finally […]

Independence Day and a Reading List Update

Happy Independence Day! God bless America, we have so much to be grateful for! The fact that I am about to leave amber waves of grain and purple mountains majesty behind, for a while at least, continues to solidify from a fanciful notion into a concrete reality, which of course bears up some curious thoughts […]

May Brings Flowers and Exams

There may come a time when you have tread brick sidewalks to so many lectures that all of the socks you brought to college are so threadbare they could be the sole possessions of any Dickensian street-rat, and then you know it is time for the semester to end so you can go home and […]

“Adult-ing”: the art of growing up in college

While I was home over spring break, I asked a friend I graduated with how his first year of college was going. He said that it was going well and added offhandedly that he had been “adult-ing”. In a strange way, that “word” (I have no squabble with indictionaring it) seems to capture the transition […]

A Hazy Shade of Winter: Williamsburg Photo Excursion

Today I was finally able to go on a Williamsburg photo excursion with my real camera, instead of my phone. It was an unseasonably warm day, especially for a Northern like me, so the campus and the town were abuzz with people out for some fresh air. On such days you can walk alongside the […]

Scotland or Bust: a Few Airfare Tips

I’m going to Scotland! And there is a good chance that, if you are reading this, you are going too! Isn’t that exciting? Well, now we just need to figure out how to get there. Over Christmas break, I did a lot of research to determine what would be the most cost effective way for […]

Books+Music=Perfect

I started this post before I left home at the end of break because I knew that the coming semester was going to be twice as chaotic as the previous one. I must admit, I love being busy and balancing a wildly crowded schedule, but I wanted to stockpile some posts in case I didn’t […]

Tribe Pride Since 1693: Best W&M Traditions

When you are attending the second oldest university in the US, traditions become part of your everyday existence; they are everywhere. Here are a few W&M traditions I have had the privilege of participating in, and a few I am eager to be part of in the near future! Honor Code Pledge William and Mary […]