When the road looks rough ahead And you’re miles and miles From your nice warm bed…You’ve got a friend in me.

Short and to the point: It’s hard to be away.

So I hope I am not repeating myself too much, but as you may know, I went away to school. Seven hours from home and pretty much all of civilization for that matter. From my family, friends, boyfriend….my whole community. Compared to the bustle of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, this university-focused town right off the interstate is all but dead. Continue reading

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On my way to RECtifying this semester.

Only harder than dragging yourself out of bed to go to class, is dragging yourself out of bed to go to the gym. On a Sunday. In the cold.

But, ever the motivated one, I did it. What did I learn?

It is beyond satisfying to follow through on a promise to yourself. Continue reading