As of recently I have been wondering who is looking at my blog! I am able to see what percentages of people are looking at my blog on/off campus and I am curious as to who lives on campus and is looking at my blog! So here is what I want you to do, if you see me, say HEY! Don’t be scared, I really like people and it is actually super cool when I get to meet people who read my blog. I mean that is if you want to meet me… if not that’s cool… we can still be friends.
But seriously, I am curious as to who is reading my blog. Like do I need to give you my class schedule or where I live on campus…
And who knows… maybe you could be on my next post!
In the meantime, lately things have just been busy! I went to the doctor twice this week, first for my eyes and second for my stomach! I haven’t had my eyes checked in a long time, probably since 2nd grade and recently Ive had a little trouble seeing far away. But they gave me a prescription and I will eventually get some glasses.
Below are some of pictures from the past couple of weeks!
This is my boyfriend Caleb and we went to get tea the other weekend at my favorite tea room in downtown Lynchburg!
Matt wanted to wear my scarf, do you think he can pull it off?
Dunkin Donuts is in my dorm... this might be a problem
Did I mention that Baskin Robins is right next to the Dunkin Donuts? ;)
I got to rock these super cool sunglasses...
Might be a weird photo, but here is my dialated eye! Cool right!?
So I am starting to make more Vlogs (video blogs) of things around Liberty. Hopefully, the videos will show fun things on campus and help you get a feel for what Liberty is like in real life! I am super excited to be getting to do this and hopefully it pumps you all up as well! My goal is to post a video a week, so hopefully I can work hard enough to do that! So make sure that you stay updated so you don't miss a thing!
Also leave comments of what you would like to see! Don't forget to change the settings to 1080p! :)
I may or may not have started a blog like this before, but back to the burg, means back to the books. I think it might be inevitable for me to say that after I come back from any sort of break. Honestly, it makes coming back that much more fun. Though I will miss sleeping in, spending time with my family and eating home-cooked meals, I am really happy to be back. I have mentioned this before, but Liberty is one of the greatest places on the planet.
I had an amazing break. Being able to spend time with family was probably the best Christmas gift I could have received. It keeps getting harder and hard to leave them, but Liberty is worth it. Over break I traveled to Dallas, Texas with my family to visit my aunt and grandparents. This was really nice, especially since I am from the land of negative temperatures, Minnesota. When I left to head back to Virginia, it was literally -15 degrees. Yeah, it was cold and I don’t like it, not one bit.
I will be honest and say that just because I love Liberty, it unfortunately doesn’t mean that I don’t have any fears for this semester. I do. I am afraid, first and foremost, of failure. I mean who isn’t? I pay a lot of money to hopefully do well, and if I don’t, I basically lose money. But I know that having that in the back of my mind will motivate me throughout the semester. As far as fears go, failure covers it all. I mean I could fail in so many different areas, health, relationships (including relationships with my friend, family and boyfriend), and like mentioned, school. I mean just thinking failing in all of the areas could make anyone anxious. But I have been learning that, as Christians, fear is unrealistic. I mean, there is a good level of fear that you should experience, it drives you to either obey or just to do well in school, but it should never let it give us anxiety or make us panic. In Philippians chapter 4, verse 6, it tells us the we aren’t to be anxious about anything but rather we should be prayerful about everything and also giving thanks to God for everything. So with this I have been intentionally thanking God for my stressful semester to come and believing that He will bring me though it. I hope that you all can do the same!
BTW I chopped all my hair off!
I cut my hair the day before classes... so this past sunday! #newhairnewmere
Snow in West Virginia on my way home!
I brought my boyfriend Caleb home to Minnesota for few days.
My grandmas house was pretty cute, and if you look in the mirrow you can see my sisters unicorn pillow pet.
Got to spend time with my best friends from home, Jill (L) and Camille (R).
Finished the break by visiting my best friend Hannah in Ohio!
It is so exciting to done with my third semester here at Liberty, but it is also scary to think at how fast everything has gone by. It feels like yesterday that I was just starting my sophomore year. Though the end is sad, it brings lots of exciting events such as Christmas Convo and Christmas Coffeehouse.
Each year on reading day the whole student body gets together for Christmas Convo. It is probably one of the most awaited events of the fall semester. Why is that? Well for one, it is on reading day, a day right before finals week where we have no class. And two, if you have reached Christmas Convo, you know that Christmas break is right around the corner. Christmas Convo is different than any other convo. For instance, we don’t sing worship song or listen to speakers. But we do sing lots of Christmas carols and watch funny parody videos. Most of the time they make fun of different things at Liberty such as our rules or different leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr. or now David Nasser. People also dress up in their ugliest or fanciest Christmas sweaters.
The next long awaited event of the semester is Christmas Coffeehouse. This is an event where students audition to play music or enter in a video to be show. The whole event is Christmas themed, which means that if you want to sing or enter a video, it needs to be related to Christmas in some way! It is a late night approved event because it starts at 11:30 pm and doesn’t end till 2 in the morning. Though it is late, it is worth it. There are so many talented people here at Liberty, I am always amazed each Coffeehouse. I will post videos of my 2 of my favorite acts. It was hard to choose because everyone does so well.
Follow these links to the Videos
Count it Loss Christmas- https://soundcloud.com/junglehype/illijam-and-magoh-count-it-loss-christmas-prod-jungle-hype
Keep watch on the Liberty University Youtube for more Christmas Coffeehouse videos.
Looks so magical doesn't it?
Below are some photos from our Brother/Sister Dorm Christmas Party
Love my leadership team.
Caleb and I
Me, Han, Jamie, Court, Christi & Jordan
HAVE A MEREDITH CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Frost is on the ground, coats are being worn and the Christmas lights are up. This can only mean one thing, cold and flu season is upon us. Living on a college campus it is already hard enough to stay healthy because of the amount of people you are around, but it is especially hard right around Thanksgiving and Christmas Break. This is also conveniently right around finals week. Below I have listed a couple practical ways to stay extra healthy during this time.
Wash your hands.
- It is crazy how many people don’t wash their hands either after they go to the bathroom or even before they eat. I will be honest and tell you that I don’t always do it before I eat. But now that it is the cold and flu season, it is so so soooo important because germs are spread like crazy!
- I do not care if you are from a northern state and you are used to the cold, you aren’t invincible. Wear your coats, hats and gloves. If you are from Florida or California and you don’t have a winter coat, I understand, but this is a perfect opportunity for you get one.
Get enough sleep.
- There will be many days in college where you are running on five or less hours of sleep, but it is crucial to your overall health to try as hard as you can to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Your body needs time to rest. Otherwise your immune system will crash and so will you.
Eat healthy and balanced meals.
- Not sure why this one has to be said again, but eating pizza, burgers and ice cream everyday will not help you in your fight against the cold or fly season. It is important to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. If possible, eat things high in anti-oxidants like pomegranates, raspberries and blueberries. If you can’t do that, apples are great alternatives.
Don’t hang around sick people.
- Hanging out with someone who is sick is like putting yourself right in the middle of a war zone. It is probably not the best thing you can do for yourself. This also applies if you are sick; don’t be around people because you don’t want to infect others!
- Drink lots of fluids like tea, water and soup (I know you don’t drink soup).
- Don’t share drinks or food
- Think healthy thoughts, which is kind of a joke, but hey it might work.