Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big Little Reveal 2015

Coming from a small family and being the only girl amongst the "kids" (kids table forever, am I right?), my sorority family is something I truly value. Having a group of girls that love you for who you are and accept everything about you is such a blessing. I am so lucky to have the two most wonderful littles in all the land. After a whirlwind of a big little week, I was so ready to officially welcome them into the fam at reveal. 

Me and my twin Cassidy eagerly awaiting the littles to come! 
Clarification: she's my sorority twin aka we have the same big, but I love her as if she was my biological twin.
*The littles are coming, the littles are coming!*

Little 1 Jordann coming in for the hug. 
For reveal this year all the littles came into the room which was filled with balloons. Each balloon had one new member's name on it. Once they found the ballon with their name, they had to pop it and inside was the name of their big. 

Little 2 Arzu running into both of our arms. 
You can see some of the balloons on the ground behind her!

Group hug! Jordann is buried in there too. 
I was actually SHAKING with excitement. I kept saying things like: "Oh my god I can't handle this, I'm going to pee in my pants I'm so excited" (don't worry, I didn't). And essentially different variations of that sentence. So much love in this picture.

My perfect KD fam. 
I'm littler than both my littles and I don't mind. I love them dearly!

After reveal, we went to my "aunt's" (KD aunt, so my big's twin. I know, lots of twins in my family) apartment where we had pizza, hung out, and had the ultimate girls night. 

Our little KD family grows more and more each year.

If any of you guys would like a breakdown on big/little week or anything sorority related, please let me know! I'd love to tell you about my experience.

Wishing you the best 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

My First Spin Class

Before I get into my spin experience, let me start by saying this:
I'm the type of person who prefers zumba or dance classes as workouts.
I get bored just using machines and I give myself shin splints every time I run (I wish this wasn't the case because I've always wanted to do the color run, mud run, etc). One of my friends is obsessed with cycling/spinning and when I heard her talking about it I didn't know why I hadn't tried it before. It's upbeat and is done as a class -- aka right up my alley. 

I found out that your first class at Flywheel (the spin studio my friend goes to) is free so there really wasn't a reason for me to not go.

T O  S U M  I T  U P . . .
I have never sweat that much in my life. During the class my thought process was: "this is awful", "I hope I don't pass out/throw up." But to be real, that was just me being a baby and not wanting to "feel the burn." Honestly, I think you have to build up to actually enjoying the burn. After the class was over, I felt so energized and awake, which I was not expecting AT ALL. I had never left a workout, dance, or zumba class feeling like that before. You just feel good and you know that you gave that workout all you had. 

One of the best workout experiences of my life, and I can't wait to go back. 

B E G I N N E R  T I P S :
1. Bring a water bottle that either has a straw, or a squeeze top. You're not going to have the time or energy to open up a water bottle with a cap. 
2. Take two towels with you into the spin room. Trust me, you'll need it.
3. Wear clothes you can breathe in; you're not going to want to feel constricted in anyway.
4. A headband keeps flyaway hair off of your face and sweat out of your eyes

Wishing you the best 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When You Have 5 Snow Days in 3 Weeks

Second semester started January 20th. Since then (three weeks as of February 10), we've had five snow days in the city of Boston. All my friends in the Northeast, you understand the struggle of the past three weeks.

@internetryan tweets:
"BREAKING: Massachusetts is cancelled."

In honor of having nothing to do, but stay inside (because there's literally 4 feet of snow piled up), here are some pictures from the last 5 snow days. 

The calm before the storm. 
Notice there's already a decent amount of snow on the ground...yeah that's nothing. 

SO MANY INCHES OF SNOW just on the windowsill. 

We made a "cozy corner" in our dorm and watched Friends. 
I guess you can say we're cute roommates.

Around 5pm, when I was getting a bit of cabin fever from being inside all day, it was time to venture into the storm. It was also still snowing, as it had been for the past 24 hours. 

Stocking up for the next round of snow. The forecast said 20 inches and I took it seriously. Sometimes trekking to the dining hall just isn't worth your nose feeling like it's going to fall off.

Yes, a lovely cup of coffee on snow day four. It's become quite a routine.
On snow days: wake up late, make coffee, scroll through social media, and hibernate. 

Apparently my cabin fever always comes around 5pm because on snow day 4 we took a stroll over to UBurger (my first UBurger experience by the way and the hot dogs were awesome). 

As my friend Clara put it: "Welcome to Boston where it snows 24/7!"

Wishing you the best