Monday, April 9, 2018

Formalities

I cannot believe that the school year is wrapping up! There have been lots of ups and downs this year from adjusting to living on my own and making new friends to relearning how to put school first. I have made some of the best friends here at Carolina and can't wait to spend the remainder of the school year with them and on to the next year (with the exception of those graduating :(!)

With the end of the semester comes spring break, formal, tests,more tests, and recruitment practice.




Here are my friends and I in St. Augustine, Florida. It was a little chillier than anticipated for Florida weather, but I had so much fun not worrying about school and exploring with them! We spent of our days walking around downtown and saw Kenan College...Fun Fact: The founder of the school was the wife of the founder of our business school at UNC!! We also got to tour a local chocolate factory which was super cute!


The week after Spring Break was formal! I have always wanted to go to one of these. It is just like prom for college. I loved since my friends so dressed up. The top pic is with my little! She is so sweet and adorable! I think Matthew might have even enjoyed formal more than I did ;)

I am very sad to see the school year coming to a close. Even those around me can tell I am not a fan of it. I am a bit excited for my first summer in Chapel Hill!

What has the end of the semester looked like for you?

Bailey

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Parents' Weekend + Young Life Leader Placement




On Saturday, my family arrived in Chapel Hill for brunch at my sorority house made by our wonderful Chef Mark! French toast, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, and omelets galore!

After brunch, my mom, sister, and I headed to the outlets that are about fifteen minutes away. I just rediscovered these outlets last weekend and I don't know why I haven't been shopping there more. They have such great deals!

For dinner on Saturday, we continued our shopping filled day by heading to the mall for more shopping and dinner at Firebird's! It was phenomenal!

On Sunday, we had a mother-daughter tea at The Carolina Inn. It was beautiful and the food was delightful. I personally have never been a fan of hot tea, but I added two lumps of sugar, some creamer, and honey and I think my life has been changed! The food we had was nothing short of amazing as well.

Once my family left after the much needed weekend, I headed over to a local church for Young Life leader placement! For those of you that do not know what Young Life is, it is a ministry that pursues local youth, by letting them be their complete selves and together follow the Lord. This is an experience I have always wanted to be apart of, but have been skeptical. So after much prayer, I was placed on UNC's College Life team! At first, I didn't think I would want College Life, but after hanging out with the team yesterday (who all have been my leaders this school year) I know this is where God wants me to be and I can't wait to love on some freshmen girls!!!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Statement Earrings

Hello y'all!

As Valentine's Day approaches, I have been L O V I N G everyone's gift ideas in the blogosphere! My family came up for Parents' Weekend for Alpha Chi which was a lot of fun. My mom brought me my Valentine's gift/ care package. She brought me bandages for my knee because I fell on Franklin Street after we beat dook. (A whole other story for another day) She also brought me heart sugar cookies, candy, and some new Stella & Dot earrings that I have been eyeing! This leads me to what I came here for: statement earrings.

This school year, I have really began to try to accessorize more and earrings are definitely the easiest place to start! Here are some that I have gotten this school year that I love!


Stella & Dot: These are the exact earrings my mom got me! I am wearing them as we speak. They are much smaller than most statement earrings which is great! I love how they mirror each other, it is kind of a mind trip and oh so fun!


J. Crew Factory: I bought these earrings last weekend for only $15! Such a great steal I must say and they will be perfect for my Spring Break trip to St. Augustine! I can't wait to done these with all white looks!

Bevello: I bought these earrings from Bevello at the beginning of the school year! I bought blue because they are p e r f e c t for game days in football season! They are super lightweight and super fun!

Nordstrom: I could not find an image online of my exact earrings, but these are very similar and are from Nordstrom as well. Instead of pink poms, mine are gray. My wonderful boyfriend bought me these as a part of my Christmas present, plus two other pairs of earrings that I love. I get so many compliments when I wear these! I would definitely say that these are very out of my comfort zone. The poms are extra soft as well!


I could go on for days about all of my statement earrings, but I will end it here! If you are skeptical about trying some of these more trendier earrings, Kendra Scott earrings are phenomenal! They are definitely statement pieces and are great investments. I have tons of Kendra Scott earrings myself...definitely approve. I am dying to get my hands on some of their new spring line! (especially THESE!) They have changed it up, but have kept Kendra's classic look! 

Are you into statement earrings?

Bailey 

Friday, February 2, 2018

January Recap

January is such a long month. So much happens. I came back to school from winter break and only completed half of a week of classes before we got snowed in for an entire week. Last week was actually my first FULL week of classes. That means recitations, work, and other obligations. I was tired to say the least!


For those of you that don't know, I attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Every semester it is a tradition to drink out of the Old Well before your first class each semester because it will give you a 4.0. I decided to give into peer pressure and try it out this semester. I'll keep you posted.


Here's an awkward selfie from the Clemson UNC game. Clemson has never won in Chapel Hill and they almost did on this night. Thank goodness they didn't! The game was a lot of fun. I surprisingly got really into it. Oh also this was the night before the snow day. They announced that classes were cancelled on the big screens and all the students went W I L D! The chancellor even got a cheer of her own!


Yes, I was that who had a photoshoot in the snow. It was not as glamorous as other people's on instagram. I would have taken pictures with my friends if I didn't live so far away from campus lol. I didn't leave my apartment for TWO days. I definitely got stir crazy. Thankfully we did not lose power or anything of the sorts.



And last weekend, I got to celebrate my friend, Barrett's, 21st birthday! It was so much fun to hang out with some of my closest and newest friends! We are doing it all again tonight before our cocktail with reservations for 22 at a Mexican restaurant, slightly obnoxious but I love it!!!!

How has your January been?

Happy Weekend!

Bailey




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Plans

Ahh so I am currently in class typing this because we have a work period today. I have worked a little bit, but I am tired and hungry and I figured this would keep me more awake. We only have like 20 minutes left in here so why not do something I enjoy...

Thank goodness (haha get it) it is only a two day week this week. Honestly, we should just have the whole week off, but whatever. So I have three FINAL papers due on December 6th. I have really only started on one of them. They are all 10 page papers. Sounds fun I know! Hopefully I can use the first few days of break to relax and hopefully on the last two days I can crank out some work. If I want to be less stressed when I get back I must do that because I have a presentation the Wednesday after break, so I really need to prepare for it. 

I am really looking forward to being home for 5 days. I have only been home three times this semester and its been for a max of two days. I went home last week for a doctors appointment and I was home for less than 24 hours. It was nice sleeping in my own bed though.

Being lazy is my number one priority, but let's be real I will probably get bored come Wednesday at 2 PM. I know I am pathetic and cannot be easily entertained. What stinks about this break is that it is a tease for Christmas break and when we come back we have to GRIND and everything is sped up. 

What do you have planned for Thanksgiving Break?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Srat Life

Hello everyone!!

School has been c r a z y!! Classes are really gearing up... I turned in my first paper last week (Chicago style, mind you) and it was very stressful. First of all, I have no idea of how to use Chicago style. Footnotes are so confusing and microsoft word kept messing up as I was creating the footnotes. Honestly the paper drained me soooo much that I literally did no work the rest of the week, which I know is really bad! In my defense, I have crazy anxiety and first graded assignments tear me up inside! I woke up the next morning with one of my classic post stress headaches which are the WORST.

In more exciting news: I received a bid from Alpha Chi Omega!!!

Tbh, before even enrolling at Carolina Alpha Chi was always a sorority that captured my attention. Then, during the first round (which is a whirlwind) I just had this feeling like "yessss, that's where I want to be" Now, I did have a fairly open mind for all of the other sororities on campus and it wasn't the only one I pictured myself at either, but I had good feeling from the get go. Our bid day theme was "Alpha Chi Land"  like candyland. It was super cute. Everyone was super friendly.

I am really excited for the rest of the semester with all of my new sisters!!


What's Next?

Okay, I'm going to be honest... school is difficult... okay my classes really are not that bad. What makes it so bad for me is time managment. I have no clue how to do it. I get so overwhelmed and then procrastinate when my assisgnments aren't even that hard. 

I received my grade back for second of three tests back for the semester and I made a D+ making my average a D. I thought I just did bad on the first test because I wasn't sure what to expect, but that was not the case. I don't know how to take notes, organize my time, and study effectively anymore. This whole semester has been about transitioning. I was in all the pre-req classes to get into the journalism school because I thought it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

What made me change my mind again?

For one, I love media too much. That sounds crazy, but I like to use Twitter and Instagram for fun. Not to say I wouldn't be over the moon if my blog didn't take off one day. But if I had stuck with this major and getting such a late start I felt like I would be in an entry level position for longer than anticipated if I even got a job right away. Plus, it can be a negative atmosphere... reporting on things going on is just depressing to me.

So what's my new major?

Well, I decided to go with management and society. I am sure you have never heard of it. This major is a business degree through the sociology department. Most people end up working in Human Resources positions aka lots of job security! My course load involves some psych, soc, and economic classes. I think it will be a good mix for me unlike the journalism school. 

Maybe I am just tired of my current classes, but I am looking forward to being in classes that will actually interest me hopefully and just motivate me more overall. I am also considering a minor in Urban and City Planning. I am taking one of the first classes for it next semester. I originally intended to be an education minor, but I was not accepted (still a little salty about). 

Here's my biggest problem... the thought of working from 9-5 everyday for the rest of my life SCARES me. People have done this for generations, but the routine scares me. I guess it's because I have not had a solid routine since high school. I don't know, this is just something that I think about a lot I feel pretty selfish writing it down for the world to see. They always say "find something you love and you'll never work a day in your life" and that is what I am trying to keep telling myself when the negative thoughts come my way.

Are you ready for next semester? Do the thoughts of committing to a job scare you?

Happy Monday!

Bailey