August 28, 2012

Back to school...or not

This is kind of a bittersweet post for me. It is very hard to see all of my friends on facebook talking about being in Blacksburg and first day of classes. I already somewhat mentioned how I miss Blacksburg in another post (, but does anyone really miss school?? Well, I think the idea is that we miss everything that goes along with that. I miss:

  • seeing my friends whenever I want
  • running to our yummy dining halls to grab food
  • getting to sleep in and stay up late
  • being around fellow Hokies
  • wearing maroon and orange ALL of the time
  • getting to go to all of the football games and tailgating
  • and so much more...
Do you still miss these things if you are a graduate? 
My advice to all of you current students: Don't take these things for granted! Live your college life to the fullest. Always make time to hang out with your friends. If you don't, you will regret it later.

A few random notes:
  1. Remember that jewelry organizer that I really wanted from my organization post? Well my friend Erin gave me hers. It was actually really odd. I mentioned it to her that I was going to ask for one for Christmas and she said she had her in her car and she was going to take it to the goodwill. :) Lucky me!
  2. I got to have Starbucks with a new friend of mine Annamarie. I tried a new frappucino called Mocha Cookie Crumble. It was awesome and it had chocolate whipped cream! (Annamarie is so sweet and I'm so glad I get to hang out with her and get to know her.)
  3. My husband and I went for a jog yesterday evening. This doesn't sound very exciting, but it was for me. I don't really want to admit this but it was the first real exercise I've gotten since before the wedding!! :/
  4. My friend Gabby and I made homemade caramel pecan ice cream this weekend. It was SOOO good Y'all! (words of Paula Deen)

And now....some Maroon and Orange LOVE! Enjoy! Which of these are your favs?

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Hokie love,
XO Samantha


  1. of COURSE i still miss all of those things! even though i've been out of school for 3 years. blacksburg is just the best

    1. I know. I have a feeling it will always be this way. Hopefully way way down the road when my kids are deciding a college they will pick Tech so we can go visit all the time!!!I think the last picture really describes it all. What's a Hokie? I AM!

  2. Change is hard, but you'll come to find things you love just as much after school too. :)

    1. :) Well spoken words. I do love where I am in life now, I just wish I could combine the two!!

  3. Hey kid you could always go back for your Masters degree, or a second Major of your choice :). I am not sure of the prospects for interior design firms in Blacksburg, but you never know.


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