I’ve been in the U.K. for the past month and a half visiting my dad, and I’ve been slowly but surely getting the rest of my London bucket list done. One of the places I’ve been DYING to visit for years was Élan Cafe. It absolutely did not disappoint. Have you seen a more gorgeous place?!
I have struggled with cystic acne from about the age of 11, which many people still can’t believe, and I’ve tried hundreds of dollars worth of products since that terrible stage of life hit me. You name it, I’ve tried it. I have been struggling less and less with acne as the years went on, so I thought it would be a good idea to show you all what I’ve been using since I got some questions from friends (who have seen me at my worst stages) on how I got everything cleared up.
I recently went on a very fun, adult-like trip to Las Vegas with my best friends, and we ended up stopping at the Seven Magic Mountains on the way back. I’ve had this place on my bucket list forever. I was so happy to go visit it, especially with some of the best gals I know.
This past month I had the opportunity, alongside 19 other students from the W.A. Franke College of Business, to go on the trip of a lifetime. After an intense interview process, with an upwards of 200 applications, we were the ones that were selected to go and essentially shadow Warren Buffett and his teams from Berkshire Hathaway organizations. We flew to Omaha, Nebraska, and I had the opportunity to not only visit with Mr. Warren himself ( please read further to hear the crazy story of how THAT happened lol), but also got to visit and tour Oriental Trading Company, Borsheims Fine Jewelry, and The Nebraska Furniture Mart. This was probably the most iconic experience of my whole business undergraduate degree. I think I’ve officially peaked.
I don’t ever try new clothing trends… or at least I don’t ever try them while they’re fresh. I always feel compelled to buy the same clothes that I see on models or fashionable friends at school, because everyone seems to always be looking snazzy around me. I then naturally get inspired to also make the same fashion choices as them. However, at the end of the day, I don’t really like looking like everyone else around me. Although, something that I have seriously been eyeing lately is the trend involving converse and business pants, or trousers, as some may call them. I am absolutely in love with this trend. I believe that it’s been around for a while, especially in the 90s, but it’s just now starting to take over my university campus and my social media timelines. I’ve actually decided to break my trend rule in 2018 and stick to anything involving converse and cute trousers.
One of the most amazing things I did in college so far was go to AZ Hot Springs with the Hiking Club and my best friends back in Spring 2017. This is obviously an overdue blog post, considering it happened back in 2017, but I still felt the need to talk about the AZ Hot Springs this year. If you ever visit AZ or need a new AZ trail to hike through, you absolutely have to go to the AZ Hot Springs.
I finally visited Creamistry with my little brother over winter break, and I discovered what all the hype of liquid nitrogen ice-cream was all about. I’ve seen this place on Instagram so many times, and I was so confused on what was going on with this ice-cream. I really wanted to try it out myself, since I was in town for break and the concept of making ice cream right in front of you with liquid nitrogen sounded rad. In a nutshell, I loved it and I think it’s over-priced, but everyone should try liquid nitrogen ice-cream from Creamistry if they get a chance.
We finally had a snow day this past Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I truthfully hate the cold, but I LOVE the snow. It absolutely looks like a winter wonderland at my university, and it makes me not want to go to class or run any errands because I’d rather just bask in the snow’s glory. It’s an endless dilemma, especially since I have hypothyroidism and I’m cold 24/7, but I love the beauty of a snow-filled campus in AZ.
For those of you who may be completely confused about what a “Big” or a “Little” is in simple English, please let me give you the synopsis. Greek life pairs an older member (starting their sophomore year if they choose to have a little) with a new member of that sorority or fraternity. This person is then considered your big sister or little sister. We usually shorten that into your “big” or “little” in order to make it easier. I am actually writing about my Big in this blog post of the “Diverse Friends” section because she’s a pretty rad human-being, and she’s shown me a lot about life. She is one of the most motivated people I have ever met, and I’m not sure how she can always be so positive even when most people would give up in certain situations that she’s been through. She’s someone that I would not have met without the help of Chi Omega, and it’s really hard to imagine not having her as a friend and support system in life.