Well, first of all, I would like to say thank you for all the comments that I received on the blog over the summer. It is so nice to know that people are reading it and also that they are able to relate to it.
I am now back on campus and like most Alma College students, I am busier than ever. The first few weeks after a long summer aren’t easy. I have been trying to get back into the rhythm of going to bed early, getting up early and remembering everywhere I have to be. Also, I am struggling to remember things that need to go with me to class… I should start carrying books and a planner with me all summer, so I don’t forget them in the fall!
I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing summer. I know I did. Going back home was weird at first because many of my friends moved away or stayed at their college for the summer. I was able to spend a lot of time with my family, though, which really meant a lot to me. I took a lot of small day-trips or one-night trips to places like Kalamazoo, Cedar Point and Grand Rapids. Near the end of the summer, we headed north and spent a week in Traverse City, which is my favorite vacation spot in the state.
I also invested in my very first Kitchen Aid mixer and spent a lot of time creating and baking new sweet treats! Speaking of purchases, I bought my very first car! (Well… not quite bought, as I’m leasing it.) It is a beautiful 2012 Ford Fusion. Making car payments at 19 is weird, but it is totally worth it!
I was excited to hear that Starbucks and Biggby are carrying their pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apple spice drinks again, because that means that fall is almost here! Campus is beautiful in the fall, with all the leaves changing colors. Also, who doesn’t love bundling up in a sweatshirt and heading outside in the fall?
One thing I want to do this year is get more people involved in the blog. What do you want me to write about? Do you have any ideas for the blog? I am open to suggestions, so let me know by commenting below!
Welcome back, and Happy Fall!