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Post-Grad Plans

As a rising senior in college, the topic of post-grad plans is becoming more and more prominent in my life. I can't say I'm upset about that either, as much as I love college, I've been looking forward to my life post-grad for as long as I can remember.

A few weeks ago during one of my Q&A's on Instagram, I got asked a lot of questions about my post-grad plans. While this plan is not definite and everything is subject to change, I wanted to share a little bit about what I'm thinking the future may have in store for myself.

Five Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman in College

As another school year wraps up and I just watched as my classification status changed from 'junior' to 'senior' I've been doing a bit of reflecting on the last three years of my college experience.

I get asked a lot about my tips & advice for incoming college freshman and especially because my younger brother is going to be a freshman in college in the fall, it only seemed fitting to share five things I wish I knew as a freshman in college.

Looking Back: Second Semester Junior Year

The second semester of my junior year at The University of South Carolina is certainly one that I will never forget. Partly due to the fact that my semester was basically cut in half due to a global pandemic (that's going to make for an interesting story for my future kids one day, wow) but also because even though I only got to spend seven weeks of the semester in Columbia, they were seven busy weeks filled with lots of memories. 

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that the next time I'm in Columbia it will be for my senior year. UofSC just recently announced that we will be returning for in-person classes in the fall which I am so excited about, but I know that things will definitely be different than they have been in the past. This past semester and for my last two semesters at Carolina, I don't have any classes on campus as they are all in schools in surrounding communities, so I'm not sure what that means for me but I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that my student teaching will still take place!

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The first notable memory of spring semester was my 21st birthday. My birthday fell on a Monday this year which was not exactly ideal as my sorority has chapter on Monday nights and I taught on Tuesday mornings so I was always in bed super early, BUT I was able to convince a few of my roommates to go out with my after chapter so I could order a drink. I celebrated with a glass of Sangria from Publico (a must-visit when in Columbia!).

On Finding Happiness during a Period of Unknowns

The world around us right now is a blur of unknowns, questions, concerns (& lots of hand sanitizer) but amidst all this craziness I've realized something about myself: I'm genuinely happy. 

I can only hope that this post doesn't come off as being insensitive because I'm right there with everyone else in that I'm scared of what's happening and have a constant fear of the unknown, but these past few weeks have given me clarity about a lot of things and helped me realize what makes me genuinely happy.

Question & Answer

It's been a hot minute since I've posted on here (thank you junior year) so I asked y'all what you wanted to know about me & compiled all your questions into one big Q&A post. I've always loved writing these types of posts because it's fun for me to get to answer your questions and it allows you to get to know me a little bit better.