Well, 2013, it’s been a heck of a year. I rocked out at concerts, traveled, made some great friends, and developed my passion for writing. Let’s take a look back at the people, places, and events that made the year memorable.
NB: This post is picture-heavy.
Also last January, I started writing for Pretty Southern, a blog all about life below the Mason-Dixon Line. I’ve written about football, barbecue, London, and life at Virginia Tech. It’s been a wonderful experience and I love writing for PS. Check out my favorite piece, Love VT!
We welcomed Bows, a beautiful Russian Blue, into our family. She is so loving and cuddly, and a wonderful furry companion.
I visited Atlanta over my spring break and caught up with some dear friends.
|Me and Brian|
|Me and Jeremy|
I witnessed Erick Green, the nation’s leading scorer, tear it up in Cassell Coliseum.
|Erick Green on Senior Night, March 2013|
I attended VT’s Ring Dance, as per tradition. It was a great weekend that I will definitely remember for years to come.
|Me and Carl|
|Me and Jordan|
I worked as editor-in-chief of a campus publication: Philologia, the undergraduate research journal of VT’s College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences. I learned so much in my year as the EIC, and I will surely value that experience going forward.
|L to R: Andrea, me, Michelle (layout editor, EIC, managing editor)|
In July, I spent a weekend in DC with my best friend Jordan. We attended a tennis player’s party, where we met Melanie Oudin and THE Juan Martin Del Potro! And then we rocked out with Plain White T’s and The Wind + The Wave at the 9:30 Club.
We got a lovely late-summer visit from our Florida friends. We only get to see one another once every few years, so this was a great treat. Wish it could have been longer!
|Best friends, est. 2001!|
I started off my senior year with a lovely hike at McAfee Knob with a dear friend, Molly.
|What a view!|
My Saturdays were completely devoted to Hokie Football, as usual. I even experienced a game in enemy territory with Jordan and her family.
I participated in my first color run with my friend Robert, and am already looking into a second one.
I applied to grad school. #Pray4Kate
After submitting to places several times last year, I got my first publication on VT’s online Literature Review. I hope it’s the first of many.
I’ve discovered writers I love, past and present. I can only hope to be as successful and inspiring to others as they are/were to me.
I’ve got the best friends and family I could ever ask for.
I go to the best school in the country.