Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Break! Do I HAVE to Leave??

I can't believe that it's been 16 whole weeks since I sat in my new dorm, eager for classes to start and my collegiate career to finally begin. Now as I write this, I'm sitting in my dorm again, waiting for my brother Bailey to come pick me up and take me home for the holidays. My first semester of college is finished, and it's gone by so fast looking back I'm surprised by and proud of all the accomplishments and changes that have happened in my life in such a short time!

Here's a brief summary of the highlights of my semester, more to help me remember than to inform you haha:
- Joined the marching band (and survived band camp as a complete rookie!)
- Met my awesome roommate, Rebekah; a.k.a. "the British bitch in room 302" haha
- Met my incredible boyfriend Will and fell for him immediately :)
- Found my home and sisters in Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity
- Changed my major from neuroscience to psychology
- Became a photographer for the yearbook (a paying job!)
- Survived the BW Apocalypse 2012 (city-wide blackout from Hurricane Sandy)
- Became the Purchasing Coordinator for my sorority
And throughout all of this, I've met so many cool friends and got through all of my classes without pulling all of my hair out!

There's been a lot to experience, and now I'll be going back home for an entire month to be with my family again and trto survive a it back on my independence. I've gotten used to having my own schedule, walking everywhere I needed to go, living on a floor with 50+ other girls, etc.

Worst of all? My roommates' study abroad time is up, so we drove her to the airport early this morning for her flight home. Wahhh! :'( AND my boyfriend left yesterday afternoon to go home for the break as well; home for him being in Cincinnati, which is 4 whole hours away from me! (When I'm used to him being just downstairs whenever I want to see him.)

So here's to hoping I can survive one lowly month of holidays at home without cable or wifi, after I already managed one full semester of being alone at college with a foreign roommate and communal bathrooms :/

Wish me luck; I think I'll need it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wide Awake and Dreaming by Julie Flygare

I can't believe it's finally here! On December 15th, 2012, Narcaplexy advocate and REM Runner blogger Julie Flygare's memoir, Wide Awake and Dreaming, will "hit the shelves" of Check out her website,, for more information on and a few excerpts from her book.

I'm so incredibly happy for Julie and proud of all the things she has done for herself and for the entire narcolepsy community. I feel like I owe her so much for being one of the strong few to find her voice and make sure it is heard loud and clear, for the benefit of everyone living with this sleep disorder and those that have yet to be diagnosed. She is a fantastic role model, and I'm always proud to call her my friend!

Be sure to check out this book; I PROMISE it will be well worth it :)