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I realize that I haven’t posted in a long time – wow!  It has been an extremely hectic past few weeks starting with another convulsion at the gym.  Seriously?!?!  I have worked so hard to get healthy for the past 2-and-a-half years, but now I feel like I’m back to square one.  More doctors appointments, more tests, and worst of all more anxiety.  College is difficult on its own, but having a chronic illness makes it so much harder.  My friends, teammates, family, and academic advisor have been wonderful and understanding and amazing, but there is only so much they can do.  I just want to be BETTER!


But now, onto more normal, happy topics… like oatmeal!

I’ve been getting inventive in the kitchen – so far, the best result has been peanut butter, banana, and chocolate oatmeal made entirely from food stolen from the dining hall!

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Plus chemistry homework.  In the lounge.  On a Sunday.  With nobody else awake.  I am kind of obsessed with this photo.  Sometimes my little camera surprises me.formal 083

You know what else I’m obsessed with?  Tea!  It is getting colder outside and a warm travel mug full of hot tea during my 8 am class never fails to make me super happy.  Especially when it’s Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride!

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A note: this tea does not taste like sugar cookies.  It tastes like herbal tea, so if you’re a tea-hater hoping to be converted, this is not your cup of tea (get it?! Smile )  It smells like sugar cookies, though, so it is still pretty awesome.

Another tea I love?  Lipton Vanilla Caramel Truffle black tea!  This one actually tastes like caramel… yum!formal 085

Saturday night was my dorm’s formal, and I’m on dorm government so I helped plan it.  We held it on a BOAT that cruised around Lake Michigan for a few hours.  The entire night was so much fun. Smile

A blurry view of the boat… it was enormous and so fancy inside!

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An even blurrier view of Navy Pier, where the boat was docked.  For every good oatmeal photo, I get 50 bad photos.  You win some and you lose some.

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I’m currently sitting in the study lounge by myself waiting for my laundry. 

And trying to study.  Sort of.


❤ C