Friday Five

Friday Five

[Taylor Swift notebook I just happened to come across at an unexpected stop at Walgreens] The first week back from fall break flew by! This week was full of exciting surprises (many made this week’s “Friday Five”). The weather on Thursday was absolutely beautiful. Just about everyone on campus was outside and loving the sun. I tried … Read more

[Taylor Swift notebook I just happened to come across at an unexpected stop at Walgreens]

The first week back from fall break flew by! This week was full of exciting surprises (many made this week’s “Friday Five”). The weather on Thursday was absolutely beautiful. Just about everyone on campus was outside and loving the sun. I tried to enjoy every second of it since snow flurries are on the forecast for next week. After a good work out at the MAAC on Thursday, I remembered that I had a free smoothie coupon to use at the B&B! I was sent an e-mail a while back asking me to complete a survey. After I submitted it, I received a free smoothie coupon. It seemed silly not to take advantage of the coupon with the 80-degree weather. So, attention all Mount students: TAKE THE SURVEY! When you’re sipping on your “Paradise” smoothie (strawberry, mango & peach), you will find that it was well worth the exchange of five minutes of your time.

This weekend I am throwing a little Halloween party for some friends! I am always up for any get-together that involves balloons, hot apple cider and games, so I am pretty excited. I also plan to spend a full day catching up on my “fun reading.” I absolutely love reading and it’s hard to find time to do so with all of the homework, studying and reading for class. However, this weekend I am determined to make time to relax and read the new book I just bought (seen here), which is said to be a must read if you love The Hunger Games, which I do!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Friday!

[I was in a sugar coma for the duration of fall break, but the pumpkin iced donut was well worth it!]

[Loving denim and floral for fall]

[My new favorite bracelet; which I received in a surprise package from my sister this week]

[Paradise smoothie]

Final Stretch of the Season

Final Stretch of the Season

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It is almost the end of the wrestling season for me. Although it started over four months ago, this season went by fast. It’s always a bad and good thing when the season ends as I don’t get to do the sport I love and I don’t work out as much, but then again I get to rest my body and I get to eat whatever I want now.

I’ve had a good season personally. I’ve wrestled a variety of wrestlers everyone from novice wrestlers to a NCAA Division III National Champion. My record might not show that I’ve improved since freshman year, but the competition I’ve wrestled was tougher than last year, and I beat guys this year I probably wouldn’t have beat last year.

I am most likely done with my competition for the year, but I will continue practicing with the varsity wrestlers since they still have the OAC Tournament and possibly the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Practicing with them not only makes them better, but also me as well. I hope that when I am on varsity, I will have teammates that will still practice although their season may be done.

I am nearly half way done with my college wrestling career, which feels weird since it seems like it just began. My ultimate goal by the end of college is to become an All-American/National Champion. It’s a goal that I thought seemed unrealistic in high school, but now I know I can do it.

The season is almost over, and where one ends, another one starts. Baseball is officially practicing and I am one of the athletic training students for the team, so we’ll see how the season goes.

Yes, This Is A Post About The Weather

Yes, This Is A Post About The Weather

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Anyone reading this post right now shouldn’t be. Go outside. Alliance is currently experiencing amazing, summer-esque like weather with temperatures in the 60s. Although spring break may be over, it is nice to see that summer isn’t going to remain in hiding for too much longer.

Another thing you may have noticed is how much more alive people seem when the weather is nice outside. Doors were being held opened left and right, multiple professors finished up their lectures early and everyone has a smile on their face! Such behavior starts a ripple effect and, before you know it, no one on campus has a care in the world.

Realistically, this weather won’t last long (see weather app to the right), but at least we have these few days. Homework is always going to be there with open arms, but elusive sunshine-filled days like today will not. So stop reading already. Go outside.