Meredith's Blog

Coffeehouse 2016 || The Legends

April 11, 2016

Liberty University Student Activities just put on their Spring Coffeehouse! The theme for this year was Legends, so people from the movie and film industry who were Icons and revolutionized film and music. Some of my favorite legends are Audrey Hepburn, Tom Hanks, Beyoncé Knowles, Bob Dylan and Elvis <3. They are all such talented people and I believe will always be remembered.  I think future legends will be and continue to be Beyoncé (she is already a legend), Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. But that is just my opinion! Below I have put up some links to videos that were in coffeehouse this weekend. I think the videos were the best part of Coffeehouse this year. It is always so fun to see what people come up with. Take a look and let me know what you think! - Dance with Somebody - Liberty Legends -Legends of Liberty - What Liberty Students Say

PC: Liberty Marketing Department




April 8, 2016

Virginia has been having some amazing weather here and the weekends have been extremely nice. The closer and closer we get to summer, the harder and harder it is to say goodbye to the weekend and say hello to another week of school. I just have to keep telling myself 6 more weeks till summer and I can enjoy the weather. But there is so much to be done till we can get there.

This past weekend I tried to be productive, but my computer is actually broken, so I couldn’t do much work unless I hit up the library. So I made sure to do that!  But other than doing homework, I did make time to have some fun. Let me give you a play by play.


  • Got out of class, went home, hit the gym with my buddy Lydia, proudly got ice cream from Mr. Goodies with some friend (I say proudly because I worked out hard and I earned it) and then we all went over to a friends to watch a movie!


  • Slept in (aka 9:30) hehe. Ate breakfast, prepped food for lunch, then relaxed until 3 when I went to the Library. Post library, I went to the gym, then got some Chinese food, then went to my friend Abby’s to play some games!


  • Woke up, went to church, came back, ate spaghetti, chilled for a bit, went to the library, went home for dinner then watched another movie with my friends.

There is only so much I can do without my computer and it is pretty frustrating, but thankfully the library has awesome computers!! With that to say, if there is one piece of advice I can give you, it is that you should GO TO THE LIBRARY when you need to do work! I really don’t get any work done at my apartment. There are too many distractions and occasionally too much food ;)

Car rides with my driver Lydia:)

I think oranges are pretty and I eat them a lot!

The sky this weekend though!

And these blossoms are on point!

My friend Matt and I at McDonalds :)

Picked these flowers from the side of the road!

Have a great week everyone!



Finances in College

March 30, 2016

For the past 8 months, I have been living on my own and I have been learning a lot. This is the first time that I have had to really be mature with my finances and not go crazy. Though my parents are helping me with paying for school, I have been paying for my rent, utilities and food all by myself. It has definitely challenged me and I have learned a few things along the way that I wanted to share with all of you.

1.    Pay your bills first thing.
This can be really hard, but your bills need to be a top priority. Not only because you should pay them, but if you are continually getting late notices this can make things hard in the future when you get another apartment. Also, it is important to divide up who will pay what bills in your house so that all the pressure isn’t just on you.

2.    Unnecessary things are unnecessary.
You don’t always need a new shirt or to buy Oreos. Figure out what you can live off of and make due with what you have. For me, it is always so tempting to buy makeup or just cute little things, but everything adds up and it just isn’t necessary. Oh, especially coffee. I loooove buying Starbuck, but it isn’t necessary and you have to be wise. I have learned my lesson plenty of times when I go check my bank account and see how much I spent on Starbucks.

3.    Meal prep.
I finally cracked down and began meal prepping this semester. It has changed my life and cooking and eating is way easier than before. When I didn’t meal prep I would go home and always have to cook, which sometimes can take a lot of time away from doing homework. But when I started making enough food that will last me a couple days, packing my lunch became easier and I also don’t eat as much because I only eat what I have already prepared.

^^^ Photo of unnecessary things. :)


Add Liberty On Snapchat!

March 30, 2016

Hey guys, 

I just wanted to throw up a blog about Liberty’s Snapchat because I want all of you to know just how great it is and how immediate it is to see what is happening on campus! Besides, it is another way that my school can connect with you! They will be holding contests, as well as featuring classes and events happening on campus! So if you haven’t already, add them ASAP by scanning the picture below on Snapchat, or you can add them by their username: libertyu1971 ! 

We hope to see you on Snapchat!

Liberty University: libertyu1971


Liberty Club Sports: luclubsports

Liberty Student Activities: libertysa



How to beat a case of “the Mondays”

February 23, 2016

We all know that the hardest day of the week is Monday and I am sure we can all agree that getting through this day can be tough. But from my very own personal experience, I have come up with some solution on how to BEAT MONDAYS.  

  • On Sunday night give yourself a reason to wake up!

I absolutely love coffee, so that for one is a good reason to wake up. But sometimes it isn’t enough and I need something that will really get me going. For me, things like new hair styles or makeup always get me excited to get out of bed. Maybe your reason to get out of bed is that you bought something new to eat for breakfast or you have a new shirt to wear. It could be anything, just as long as it gets you excited to start the day. 

  • Have a clean space

Too many times I have let my room remain dirty for days on end. When I do this I am not letting myself wake up to a peaceful place and in return, I am not happy to start the day. If my floor is covered in clothes and my desk is a mess, then I honestly feel like a mess myself. So I try to spend a few minutes before bed making my room into the peaceful sanctuary that it should be.

  • Smile

You aren’t the only one who has a hard time on Monday so make the extra effort to smile at others because you might just brighten their day! Also, smiling helps to release endorphins that make you happier in general! 

  • Remember that Tuesday is right around the corner! 

Monday is 1/7th of your entire week, so don’t get down if it doesn’t go as expected. Yes, some days are definitely harder than others, but be strong enough to not let it ruin the rest of the week. Mondays don’t control you, you control Mondays!