Junior Year

August 29, 2017 in About Me / College

I’m all moved back into my room for my upcoming junior year. Like wtf… I can’t believe I’m a junior??

I love my space this year though and my roommate. My house is so cute and I am very grateful to live with such awesome people.


Getting adjusted to a new setting/schedule is not the easiest but I have learned to really just go with the flow and ride all the waves that come along with change. I don’t have class until Wednesday this week, and syllabus week is always very very minimal work. So I’m really just trying to go with it all here… enjoy the time with less work and stress and just be present through it all- even the times I am stressed or overwhelmed. Mindfulness is one thing I am always trying to work on with myself.


This year for classes I’m taking health psychology, research methods, poetry, feminism, and a film class that fulfills one of my gender studies requirements. I really do love to learn so I’m excited because I get to learn about information I am so interested in. I was going to do an internship instead of the poetry class, but I really found it wasn’t fitting for me. If you know me, you know I love poetry… and I didn’t want to work in a school setting. So I kind of just went with my gut and made the decision to drop the internship, take a class for credit, and in return probably have a bit more free time for myself as well.

I’m excited for a lot of things this year… teaching yoga at school, co-leading a women’s interfaith spirituality retreat, turning 21, living in a new housing situation, my classes. Being back with friends and walking around campus again has made me so happy. I’m grateful to be here and receiving an education/connecting with other amazing souls… something I will be reminding myself for the times that I’m not in the best mood and am super overwhelmed by all life is throwing at me.


any changes happening in your life? 

what are you looking forward to this week? 

Have a great day friends!

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  • Reply Stephanie August 29, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Thanks for the update!! It does my heart good to hear you appreciate your learning. That is so important and so many of us get caught up in so much, grades, career, social stuff that we never just sit back and learn! Fill your minds with new cool information hopefully by professors that present that information to you filled with passion and with the love of being teachers!!!
    You a joy my dear!

    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      love ya mom- you are a true joy

  • Reply Emily August 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    We’re going on a big trip in about 2 weeks, but right now, I’m glad you all are reminding me that this is a big transition time for every one going back to school. Praying for you, for peace and trust in God during this season too!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      thanks so much em!

  • Reply Marina @ Happy Healing August 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Your room is beautiful 🙂 good luck with the start of your junior year.

    I’m looking forward to going to Spain tomorrow!!

    Hope you have a great Tuesday.

    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      aw thank you marina!! means so much to me

  • Reply Maddy August 30, 2017 at 12:34 am

    ahh this is crazy i remember when you first moved in omg
    but you got such a big, exciting year ahead of you!! Can’t wait to read all about the amazing things you’ll be doing and the new things you’ll be taking on and accomplishing 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      right?! time friggin FLIES

  • Reply Melanie August 30, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Your classes sound so interesting- especially health psychology!!! You have a lot of fun things to look forward to 🙂 Hope you adjust quickly to the new semester.

    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      so excited for that one! thanks melanie!

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar August 31, 2017 at 1:35 am

    The back-to-school time is always kind of exciting. It’s fun to get to remember all the things you love about learning before the stress of the semester sets in, I think. Your bedroom is super-cute! And congrats on getting to teach yoga at school. I know you’ll be amazing!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      right? thanks so much to Joyce- I am so excited to be teaching

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law August 31, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Your room looks so cosy! And the next year sounds like it will be so interesting! I’m like you and loveeee to learn!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      love learning about the things I am passionate about 🙂

  • Reply Claire B. September 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Good luck on the start of a new school year! College goes by CRAZY fast! This weekend I’m looking forward to lounging around the apartment being lazy and cooking yummy things. 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa September 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      thanks Claire!! I can’t believe how quickly time flies in college

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