LET’S TAKE A WALK THROUGH MY CAMERA ROLL {WEEK ?}

Hey guys,

This is awkward.

I haven’t posted a traditional weekly review (pictures and all) in, what, a month? A month and a half? I’m not going to check, but I don’t really have all that great of an excuse. I guess all I can say is that life gets kind of hard sometimes, and I’ll probably talk more about that in a separate post, but that’s not what this is for.

Let’s remember what this is for. On January 1st, 2015, I decided I would be taking pictures throughout my year and share them on my blog every week so I can document and, therefore, remember some truly great moments at the end of my year.

Now, I’ve been pretty bad at documenting some “truly great moments” for the past few weeks but, nevertheless, I’m going to share what I’ve got. Let’s begin.

I guess it all kind of started when I came back to school, which, let’s be honest, I was not all too excited for. You want to know why? Because this is what happens to me at school.

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And this.

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These were taken three days apart. Yay.

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But school still means I get to see my friends

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and partake in some pretty memorable nights.

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And, I’ve got to say, I have some pretty great friends.

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Friends who will go to Pulley with you at 1am

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and make you fraps

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and smoothies

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and buy you pizza when they’re drunk.

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And I’m proud to say that I’m starting a new friendship with fellow blogger Taisie. A friendship that should’ve started months ago, but the letter sort of got lost in the mail. I guess that’s the downside of doing things the old fashioned way.

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Still, I’m excited to finally have a pen pal! I just have to get around to figuring out how to mail my response. (College is kind of confusing. Can I buy stamps with Mulaa?)

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And then this past weekend, a friend in high school came and visited me. And, because she’ll be coming here next year, I had to show her a true Miami weekend.

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She sent this to her mom.

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So I sent it to mine.

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Also, while going through my camera roll, I noticed I like to take snapchats of food (that I mostly just send to Sarah).

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I’m really going to miss Miami Dining this summer.

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Other random things: I found a new favorite spot on campus (Benson)

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and I got a new sweatshirt for initiation because my parents know me so well.

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Sean, my brother, also turned 20 so I posted this throwback that I find hilarious

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There’s also a screenshot of Thomas Saunders because he makes me so happy, and just look at his face!

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Plus screenshots from my time hop, where tweets from last year’s spring break kept popping up. To date that is my favorite vacation ever.

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And there’s a sneak peak of my new book that just makes me laugh. (Oh yeah, I started another book, and I wrote over 20k words in less than two weeks, so that’s another reason why I went MIA).

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Finally, there’s this picture.

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And this one because I couldn’t decide which I liked better.

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But that was the day I shared my 100th post on here, and broke my record for most likes in a day. And the next day, I shared something really personal and got some truly heartwarming responses. It never ceases to amaze me how supportive this website has been for me. And it really means more than I ever thought.

I don’t know, it’s just nice to have something you’re so proud of be shared with people who are eager to see what you want to do next.

Still, it’s kind of weird that this is kept secret from so many people in my life. But this message that my sister sent me really made me laugh.

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I think it’s a good deal.

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I’M AN ADULT NOW {WEEK 12}

Dear Reader,

Every time I sit down to write my week in review, something goes wrong–and it always seems to happen with the pictures. Either wordpress malfunctions and won’t let me upload them, or my phone won’t send them to my computer via iMessage or, most recently, my email account won’t open on my web browser. Then, I’ll try troubleshooting for about five minutes before giving up and telling myself I’ll go back to it later, but I’ll forget and then sometimes a week goes by and I haven’t written a thing.

So, I’m just going to give a few highlights from the past two weeks, and I’ll edit the post later to add all the snap chats and random pictures that’ll add a bit of clarification to this mess.(Keep in mind that I write all of these with the pictures sitting next to me, so a lot of this doesn’t make much sense quite yet. Oops).

First, I finally went to Beat the Clock with some friends:

And Green Beer Day happened, but I look gross in all the pictures, so enjoy this shot of my friend drinking from a wine glass that was bigger than her head:

I FaceTimed Sarah a lot while waiting to FINALLY see her again:

And then I went to her show choir competition where they placed 3rd overall and Sarah got the award of best female dance of everyone!

Oh and Pi Day happened and my tweet got 3 retweets and 14 favorites which was pretty cool (s/o to Jaden for noticing and sending me this screenshot):

And sometimes I take pics like this to let Sarah know that I know she was my sister first and will always be the realest (I’m wearing a Phi Mu hat but her sweatshirt–kind of hard to see):

And of course we were reunited this week:

So we had to send some snaps to my brother

who is obviously sad he’s missing out on our sibling bonding

OH AND IN OTHER NEWS: I’m an adult. When I was a sophomore, I lost a baby tooth, and I thought that was the end of it. But nope, this is the end.

My tooth broke off a bit in my mouth maybe a week ago and I went in on Monday to get a filling, but my dentist noticed that this was, in fact, my last baby tooth. (They had a good chuckle when I told them that I’m 18).

So, the nurse goes, “no filling?” and he turns to me and, in his booming voice, exclaims, “I’m not fixing this! I’m gonna numb you up and pull that sucker out!” Such a sensitive one, that one.

But no picture. Because that’s gross.

So that’s what’s been happening in my life. Hope everyone else is somewhere sunnier and warmer than where I am (it’s snowing right now).

Sincerely,

Sammy

PS. Do yourself a favor and listen to the entire Hozier album if you haven’t done so already–Jackie and Wilson and Like Real People Do and Someone New are my current favorites (because it’s so hard to choose just one).