Goodbye Freshman Year

Today I take my very last final and pack up and move out of my freshman dorm room. It’s so crazy how I’m already a fourth of the way through college and that the year is coming to a close. Sophomore year, here I come! Although I did have a really hard time adjusting to college itself, I had a blast at JMU. I experienced so many great things and met so many outstanding people and without them, my year wouldn’t have been half as great as it was.

Freshman year is a hard adjustment for anyone and I was no exception. I started off living in a completely different dorm than I do now, for starters. I moved out of the Village in November and into a Bluestone dorm. It couldn’t have been a better decision. Not only did I live with a fantastic roommate but I also lived on a floor full of the most energetic, unique, and charismatic girls you could ever meet. They were all so welcoming when I moved in late last semester and it’ll be so strange not seeing them everyday!

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I also started off the year in a completely opposite field of study than what I am in now. In the fall I was studying math and education, and as much as I still love and respect both of those fields of study so much, I decided that communications and public relations was much more fitting. Next semester, I will start on my comm journey by taking a few intro courses and then I will apply to my major in the winter. I’m hoping these classes will start me off on a journey towards my dream job, being a director of PR for a big fashion brand. I hope to one day live in a big city like Chicago or New York (at least for a few years).

In September, I also joined Alpha Delta Pi. I was really nervous about joining a sorority and honestly, I almost didn’t. I didn’t know if I would find the perfect one for me or if it would all be worth it. I’m so happy to decided to go through with recruitment because it not only took me out of my comfort zone but also introduced me to 230 wonderful ladies! This year ADPi raised money for Ronald McDonald House by selling pizza, playing baseball, and flag football. We also had fun parties such as christmas cocktail, formal, Mallard Ball, Black Diamond Ball, and re-live New Year’s. To a few of those, I did debut the glitter pants that I love so much!We attended philanthropy events for the Panhellenic community as well.  We went to the apple orchard, the pumpkin patch, the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House and Massanutten together too. I met my best friends through this sisterhood and leaving them for 4 months is just about the saddest thing I can think of.

Throughout the year, blogging really was taken to the next level. I *tried to* blog everyday and for the most part succeeded minus and handful of days here and there when school got too crazy. I worked with so many companies this year — Scout by Bungalow, ASOS, KJP, Leigh Deux, Carolina Dandy, Suave, Panera Bread, and Lauren James to name a few. I reformatted the blog this past January and am looking forward to expanding my coding and CSS knowledge this summer. I have so many great photo ideas and am planning to take pictures one to two times a week this summer to bring everyone a lot of content. Throughout the year I also shared a lot of InstaLives. Everyone seemed to really enjoy them so I will most definitely continue to go live this summer.

As for next year, I will be returning to James Madison University in the fall and am honestly super excited to come back. I came to JMU with a clouded mindset with the intention of transferring. I have decided to come back in 4 months. I debated on living in the sorority house next year but am partial to a little privacy so decided against it. I will be living in an apartment with one of my ADPi sisters and two of her friends. Don’t worry, I already have a Pinterest board started full of apartment ideas! I’m looking forward to expanding my circle of friends this fall by joining a few clubs and maybe the entrepreneur fraternity (I’m not quite sure about that one yet). I have already decided to attend more football games in the fall and am challenging myself to try to expand my comfort zone a little further than I did this year.

This summer I am going to really do things for me and take the next few months to be a little selfish. I will be working at Lilly Pulitzer again this summer, I return to the store on Tuesday! I picked up a second job waitressing at a restaurant in Richmond as well to help me save for utilities and groceries for my apartment. I am ready for a good long break to help me recollect my thoughts, write lots of blog posts, take tons of pictures, and ride a few waves at the beach. Trust me though, this summer is going to be a great one both on Daily Dose of Prep and in my personal life. I can’t wait to share these fun upcoming months with everyone! Thank you all for your emails, messages, comments, and likes throughout the school year — seriously your support means everything to me! Here’s to a great summer!

Stay Preppy,

Lucy

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10 of My Favorite Things

In gearing up for NYC tomorrow, I have decided to hold off on outfit posts. I have so many fun things planned for the upcoming few days so I just want to keep today’s post a little more low-key. I know that readers love when I share a little but about me so I wanted to share a few random facts about me so everyone can get to know me a little bit better.

I think it’s so important for bloggers, youtubers, and social media influencers to share a little but about themselves every now and then so readers have a deeper, more personal connection with them. I love being able to share some fun facts about me so I can establish better relationships with y’all! So here are 10 of my favorite things, let me know if we have anything in common!

My favorite thing to do is drive on windy country road and sing to music. I love to sing and love all types of music but living in a dorm and just being around people all day every day makes it difficult to just let loose and sing at the top of your lungs. I find that the car is the only place I can go and be truly alone so driving and blasting great music and singing at the top of my lungs where nobody can judge me is great. It’s also nice to stop along the way for a Blizzard.

My favorite vacation is just going to Virginia Beach with my father’s side of the family. Coming from a very tight knit and very Catholic family, the times we spend together are always so special. We don’t need a fancy island in the Bahamas or a crazy getaway to Europe to make a vacation special. We make memories by playing cards until 2AM and by having family dinner every night together.

My favorite thing to do in college is to go to the JMU baseball games and sit in the outfield and do my homework while watching the game. I have always loved sports, especially baseball, and so going to the JMU games is always such a treat. The stadium is only about a mile walk from my dorm and the games are free so why waste the day indoors?

My favorite childhood memory is when my mom would make my sisters and I go outside and play during the summertime. We had a pool in the backyard and tons of grass to run around in and every kind of outdoor toy you could imagine. She would give us two options, either go and spend the day outside or stay inside and help her clear the house. We were kicked outside with our DS’s, maybe some Littlest Petshop toys, our Razor scooters and some chalk. We would spend the day playing games, making roadways out of chalk, and swimming. We were only allowed inside for the bathroom, to eat lunch, get water, or grab a popsicle.

My favorite TV shows kind of run the gambit. I love dramas like Gossip Girl, Revenge, Pretty Little Liars, and Friday Night Lights. But I also love Sci-Fi shows such as Once Upon a Time and The Vampire Diaries. I can always watch a comedy like the Office or Parks and Rec or a cartoon like Family Guy or Bob’s Burgers. Don’t forget about reality television like the Bachelor and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

My favorite meal is kind of a weird one. If we’re being totally honesty I will say that the best meal one can eat is a pizza from Papa Johns, fresh cut strawberries, Caesar salad, and a diet coke. This stems from the fact that I was a very picky child growing up and those foods always stuck as favorites to me. Now that I’m in college and I eat pizza all the time, I don’t find it as appealing. Now I would say my favorite meal is Thanksgiving dinner. I could eat mashed potatoes, Turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls, and pie every day of the week.

My favorite books usually go with the theme of dystopian. Anything with a severely broken and odd society interests me. I think the creativity of the author captivates me and seeing how they get the characters out of their predicaments. The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Match series, and the Red Queen series are some of my favorite books.

My favorite movie of all time is The Devil Wears Prada. My dad is a huge fan of this movie and he always raved about it. One day, I found it on the internet and decided to sit back and watch it. One, I love Meryl Streep and I love the fashion industry. Other movies that are in the ranks are The Hunger Games, Confessions of the Shopaholic, The Great Gatsby, The Parent Trap, and Legally Blonde.

My favorite Lilly Pulitzer item that I own is probably my Melody Crop Top set in La Via Loca or my Rayna Dress in Sweet and Sour. The crop top set was from spring of 2015 and I love it! It’s a gorgeous springy blue and white set that is so comfortable! It’s very Lilly but also very modern and extremely “resort chic”. The Rayna Dress is an older dress from a few years back ( I think 2014). It’s a casual yet classy polo dress with a small little back cut out. It’s a little on the “preppier” side which gives a nod to older Lilly P.

My favorite thing about blogging is when readers send me messages, comments, or approach me in person. Knowing that there is someone out there who looks forward to my posts or appreciates my hard work means everything to me. I love blogging for myself but it’s nice to know that others love the content I put out as much as I do.

Make sure to stay tuned over on Instagram for NYC posts starting tomorrow!! I can’t wait to share my adventures with everyone. You can follow me here! Also, let me know if we have any favorite things in common. I would love to hear from you.

Stay Preppy,

Lucy

 

NYC Travel Bag

The countdown is on — only one week until I take on NYC with my Dad and I simply cannot wait! I’m already starting to plan my outfits for the Broadway show and all of our different dinner locations. The one requirement for this trip was that I was in charge of planning everything. Yesterday I made dinner reservations for every night we would be there, I found so many cute cafes and I planned out every day of the trip.

Before we can do anything in the city however, we need to get there first!! Dad and I are taking the train to the city which I am so excited for. I have never been on a train before, so I can already tell this trip is going to be full of fun surprises. It’s six hours from Richmond to New York City so I need to make sure that my carry on is filled with everything that I need for the long journey on Wednesday. Here are some of the things I will be keeping my carry on bag!

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Longchamp Bag – I love my large Longchamp tote. They’re so durable and roomy — great for travel! The handles are long too so you can pull the bag over the shoulder. Also, you can’t get over the classic silhouette!

Snacks – I know the train will have some snacks if I need them but I tend to get low blood sugar so I like to keep a little package of fruit snacks in my purse and a pack of gum to chew on.

Macbook Pro – I take my Macbook everywhere with me because I can always get a jump ahead on blog posts, school work, or picture editing. The 13 inch Macbook Pro fits into the large Longchamp perfectly.

Gold Beats – The Beats go great with all Apple products. I am always raving about the Solo 2’s because they not only cancel (almost all) noise but they have built in wifi if you want to cut down on the chords. They hold charge for so long too, which is always a plus for long train rides.

S’Well Bottle – I love the S’well Bottles because they keep water cold for 24 hours. I will absolutely be bringing my Lilly Pulitzer S’Well with me on the train because I can keep ice water with me.

A Good Book – I’m reading the second book in the Red Queen series and it’s so good. I haven’t had enough time in my day to sit down and read with all of my schoolwork recently but I am going to take this 6 hours train ride to my full advantage. It’s a great idea to bring a good book to read for when your computer dies.

Cosmetic Case – I know as soon as my dad and I get off the train in NYC we are going to check our bags in the hotel and get exploring. I don’t want to take on the Big Apple without my best foot (or face) forward so I am going to keep a little cosmetic case with my makeup, perfume, hair ties, travel hair brush, and tampons. It’s just always great to be prepared.

Wallet – for obvious reasons.

Camera – Again, we are going to check our bags at the hotel and then go exploring so I don’t want to have to go into my bags and look for my camera. Also, I have so much time on the train to get things done, you and I both know I will be editing pictures for a chunk of the time.

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Stay Preppy,

Lucy

 

 

To The House that Built Me…

Well, today’s the day. After 24 years of living in Old Prescott Road, the Smiths are moving to a new home. I  have tried for days to sit down and write this post and every time it ends in me crying over the computer forcing  myself to shut it because the thought of leaving my favorite place was too much. This house was the house my parents came to after they got married and this is the house all of my sisters and I were brought home to after we were born.

So many memories were made at this house — memories of birthdays, Christmases, snow days, pool parties, sleepovers, first dates, and so many more. Some small, tiny memories that seem so insignificant but mean the world to me. As early as my elementary school days I remember waking up in my (then) pink bedroom that I shared, and I pulled on my school uniform and headed downstairs for breakfast. I was always the first downstairs and sat the the second stool at the counter and made two Eggo waffles. I then moved to the couch to watch Unfabulous as I waited for my sisters and dad. I remember on the first days of school how we would all stand in the driveway and take a picture together. I never saw my mom’s tears but I knew they were there when we all started a new grade. I know when I’m 85 years old I’ll still remember the gigantic bump of the curb as we left each morning listening to the Mud on the Tires soundtrack by Brad Paisley.

When it came to holidays, Christmas was always my favorite. Mom would spend the weekend after Thanksgiving every year putting up the decorations and making turkey soup. Every single year she would fuss about where the furniture would go to make room for the Christmas tree. On Christmas Eve as kids we would gather around the fireplace and read The Night Before Christmas and when we went off to bed my sister and I would go on Pictochat at predict what Santa will bring us. On Christmas morning, we would all convene  in the hallway or in Lisa and I’s room awaiting our parents. A few years back, mom got wise and taped the hallway off so nobody could sneak downstairs to take a peek of the gifts.

My parents, the outstanding human beings that they are created a house full of love and support. They always instilled in us a sense of drive and a great work ethic. I can see each of my sisters march up the steps of the Men’s Grill (our garage) with a smile on their face waving their report card or a well-graded book report. Mom would put it on the fridge and we would anxiously await Dad’s return from work to tell him and see his proud face. They never forgot to put God first and foremost in our home, though. Each night we sat at the table and before eating dinner, we would bow our heads in prayer and thank the Lord for one another and the many blessings he had bestowed upon our family. I vividly recall coming downstairs in the middle of the night for a glass of water to see my Dad sitting on his computer still working by the light of a single lamp. He used that old ratty couch cushion as a desk so his overheated computer wouldn’t burn his legs. I can still hear Mom yelling at me from the porch as I walked to school to “say my prayers” and asking if I remember my lunch.

So many events occurred in this home of ours. Leslie, Lisa and I were all accepted into college here. I had my first kiss at the back yard. I started my blog on the screen porch. I found out of my friend’s passing on the staircase — she was the first person I ever lost. I still envision Libbie throwing the softball with Dad or Leslie in the front yard. Mom and Dad celebrated their wedding night in the living room with pizza and a movie. Dad sold his company in his office. My sisters and I celebrated every birthday here. I learned how to swim in the backyard pool. Mom and Dad shared 24 anniversaries here. We brought our first pet back to this house. Lisa and I had graduation parties at this house and Leslie celebrated her college graduation here as well.

Here in this home my sisters and I sledded down our backyard “hill”,  we danced in the bathroom because it had a wall length mirror and we watched the premier of High School Musical and Camp Rock in the Men’s Grill together. I can’t even begin to tell you how many pizzas we ordered to this house or how many times we ended up playing aluminum foil baseball in the kitchen while mom did the dishes.

The Smith family home on Old Prescott housed millions of memories and I only hope that next family to live here is half as lucky as we were to create such great moments. I do know that God has plans for us all and leaving this home is a part of His story for us. We aren’t leaving this home behind though, we are carrying it with us along with all of the stories we have to look back upon and laugh at. After all, a home is where your family is, not where you created your memories. So here’s one last thank you, to the house that built me.

 

My Workout Routine

Since coming back to school I have received so many requests to share my workout routine. I’m just going to preface this post with saying, my workout routine isn’t anything too special. Y’all think very highly of me to think I have a fancy workout routing but I really just stick to the basics!

At college, I am really lucky because James Madison University is home to the largest gym on the east coast. We really have everything here: a rock climbing wall, racquetball courts, indoor swimming pool, water polo pool, yoga classes, cycling classes, barre classes. You ask for it, we have it. Not to mention, our main exercise area looks out on the Shenandoah valley and it gorgeous when the sun sets!

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Arms: When it comes to arms, I don’t over-do it. I don’t want to be ripped but I just want to build up a little muscle. For each exercise I usually do 20 reps of one set, 20 reps of another, take a sip of water or two, and then repeat. I also usually tend to stick to 10 pound weights, they were recommend by my personal trainer back in Richmond! I’m weak, I know! Lol.

  • standing v raises
  • shoulder presses
  • tricep extensions
  • Curls
  • Lateral raises
  • Front raises
  • Bend over rows
  • Hammer curls

Legs: My legs are way stronger than arms are. I assume it’s from tennis and cheerleading in high school. Again, when I hit the any leg machine, I don’t over do it on the level. I don’t want to strain my legs, just tone them! I stick with the same process I do with my arms when I work out my legs. Here are some of exercises I do on leg day.

  • 10 minute warm up on elliptical
  • Leg press machine
  • One legged dead lift
  • Seated leg curls
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Reverse lunges with bar
  • Jump squats
  • Cool down lap around the track
  • Calf raises

Core: I don’t do core too often because sometimes I feel as if it’s incorporated in my leg and arm workouts but here are a few exercises that help you tone your core.

  • Crunches
  • Alternate heel touches
  • Flutter kicks
  • Plank and side planks
  • Russian twists
  • Sit-ups
  • Mountain climbers

Cardio: I have been trying to lose a few pounds and the best way I have found to do so is to do cardio when at the gym. I hate running so much so I tend to keep the treadmill out of my workout. Here are a few things I do to keep up with my cardio.

  • 4 miles on elliptical
  • 3 miles on rowing machine
  • 2 miles on the Arc trainer
  • 1 mile cycling machine cool down

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Stay Preppy,

Lucy

My Monday Routine

Now that high school seniors are staring to be accepted and make their decision on where they will go to school next year, I wanted to let everyone into my daily routine at school. A college day is much different than a regular high school day in so many ways. For one, you don’t have seven or eight straight hours or school a day. I usually have 3-4 hours of class a day and they’re not all back to back. Another huge difference of college from high school is the fact that I usually study and do my homework outside of my home. I will go to the library or the student success center to try and get things done so when I go home, I can relax.

Today I am going to share with everyone a typical Monday. This schedule is also the exact same as my typical Wednesday too. Tuesday and Thursdays and Fridays are a lot more low key (especially Fridays) but I wanted to share my two busiest days with everyone. Enjoy!

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7:10AM – Wake Up – I wake up each Monday at 7:10 and once my alarm goes off, usually lay in bed for about 15 minutes. I check my emails, go on Instagram, answer texts, and maybe catch up on a a YouTube video. At around 7:25 I’m getting up and getting ready for the day. Because Mondays are so busy, I don’t get all dressed up for class. Monday usually consists of leggings, a sweatshirt, and my new balances. As far as makeup goes, I put on foundation and mascara, I brush my hair, brush my teeth and I’m out the door by 7:45

8:00AM – Religion 101 – I have my religion 101 class at 8AM on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. I love this class, it talks about the main religions of the world. It’s a 50 minute class because it’s three days a week, instead of two.

8:50AM – Breakfast – On Mondays I get Chick-Fil-A for breakfast because it is right behind the building where my religion class is. I grab my order (4 chicken mini meal) and head back to my dorm to wait until my next class starts. I go back to my dorm because it is really close to my next class of the day.

9:05AM – Blogging – Once I get back to my dorm after ordering my Chick-Fil-A, I sit in the lounge and spend about an hour blogging. This is when I write the post for the next day. Sometimes, the post takes a little longer than an hour but most times, it takes around 45 minutes. I don’t go back up to my dorm room during this time because my roommate is still sleeping and there’s no point in going in my room if it might wake her up. Also, if I go up to my dorm I would be tempted to get back in bed and might fall asleep!

10:10AM – French 231 – At 10:10 I have my French class. I have this class on Mondays and Wednesdays but not on Fridays which is so nice! Because I only have this class two days, it’s a hour and fifteen minutes long.

11:25AM – Library – I head to the library right after French class. In this time I do my calculus homework, draft my weekly history paper, make philosophy and religion note cards, do my philosophy online participation, and my french online exercises. I usually can’t get all of this done in one sitting but I try to get most of it done.

4:00PM – Calculus 232 – After spending some time at the library, I walk over to the math building on the opposite side of the quad for my 3D calculus class. I love this class but I also really don’t like this class because it is so hard! My teacher is really great though and makes the class interesting. This class again is only on Mondays and Wednesdays so it’s an hour and fifteen minutes.

5:15PM – Calculus Office Hours – I usually have a question or two about my homework from the class before. It’s really convenient that office hours are right after my class because the material is still fresh on my mind.

5:40 – Dinner – After office hours, while I’m out I usually go a grab dinner so I don’t have to go out again once I get back to my dorm. I usually either go to Duke’s of SSC to get food because those are the closest places to my dorm. I usually only eat two meals a day, my stomach really can’t handle three meals a day, it’s just way too much food for me.

6:00PM – Netflix/Homework/Shower – During this time, I usually come back and eat my dinner and finish up some homework that I didn’t get to earlier. If I finished everything I needed to get done for the day, I will make a few flashcards for upcoming tests and watch some Netflix. I usually sit at my desk and do homework, instead of on my bed because when the sun goes down, it makes me really sleepy. I’ve been known to fall asleep in the middle of doing homework if I’m on my bed! If I have no homework, I will also use this time to shower and dry my hair!

8:00PM – The Bachelor – Mondays in my dorm are always so fun because almost all of us watch The Bachelor. My roommate and I sometimes host the hall, and other times we will go to other’s dorms. Either way, my hall mates and I all pile into one room and watch The Bachelor together. While we’re talking about it #teamcorinne all the way. I really didn’t like her at first but she is awesome. She speaks her mind, has fun, and doesn’t let anyone push her around.

10PM – Netflix – After The Bachelor, I am so spent and exhausted from my 15 hour day that I’ll brush my teeth, wash my face, brush my hair, and climb into bed. I’ll watch a little bit of Netflix or Hulu but it’s not before long that I’m out like a light. If I am to have a lot of homework and studying though, I will continue to study until about midnight or 1:00AM and then hit the sack!

Stay Preppy,

Lucy

 

 

Life Update: Halfway Through Second Semester

How is it already (almost) halfway through second semester? I mean, I’m looking at the calendar already preparing for midterms and adding things to my shopping cart for spring break! I know that you guys love to read fun updates of what’s going on in my life and how I’m doing so I resorted to Twitter to get a sense of what everyone wanted to read. A life update post was the winner and I wanted to make people happy and give a little summary of what’s been going on these past few weeks!

School – School is great! I love all of my professors this semester and I find all of my classes really interesting. I’m taking philosophy, 3D calculus, religions of the world, prehistoric-1500 world history, and intermediate French. Calc as always is challenging but I’m studying really hard in that class and am hoping it pays off in the long run. Philosophy is definitely my hardest class this semester though. It’s so different and abstract that anything else I have taken in all my years of schooling. I was just at office hours yesterday asking questions and picking the professor’s brain. It’s so crazy that in just 14 days we’ll be taking midterms for the semester and I’ll enter into my final quarter of my freshman year. My roommate, Jess, and I were talking about how we only have 52 days of school left and about 21 days of those are Saturdays and Sundays. Before I know it, I’ll be packing up my freshman dorm room for another summer in RVA. I’m still debating on changing my major but if I do anything, it won’t be until next semester!

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Blogging – I am having a blast blogging! I always love posting but without a spring sport or nearly as many commitments as I had in high school, I find that I have a lot of extra time on my hands. I have really invested myself in the blog these past few weeks and I think it’s really paying off. I have some great post ideas coming up and some amazing collaborations coming with companies such as Lauren James, Rufus & Royce, West End Monograms, and more! Not to mention that I am bringing y’all an amazing giveaway this upcoming weekend! I hunted HIGH AND LOW for a Lilly Pulitzer x Starbucks S’Well Bottle and I finally found one. After putting my name on tons of call lists and waitlists for one, on Tuesday morning a Starbucks in Midlothian, VA called me (at 8am) letting me know I was next on the list to pick my print. I managed to have my sister, Leslie, find another one at a Starbucks near her in Austin, TX for a giveaway! Stay tuned this weekend to enter and on information on how to earn additional entries!

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Sorority – I am loving ADPi more and more each day. I told y’all, I really didn’t like my sorority in the beginning but I am so happy I found a home here in ADPi. First semester, it took me a while to find my group of friends within my sorority but now that I have found my close knit group of about 6 or 7, my love for the chapter at James Madison has grown immensely. Just last night we went snow tubing at Massenutten Resort, a ski resort about 20 minutes from campus. All of my tests and quizzes were on Wednesday afternoon and we went tubing on Wednesday night so I literally had nothing else to do last night. Soon, we will start planning our spring  philanthropy event, our spring formal, and start Greek Sing but for now it’s just chapter meetings and little philanthropy events here and there.

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Family – The Smith fam is doing well! My parents are headed off on a long weekend to Charleston, SC this weekend (jealous!!!) to watch UVA baseball in their season opening tournament. Leslie is absolutely killing it at work in Texas! Lisa is headed off to NYC in a few weeks for an architecture trip and she’s so excited! Her work is so great, she’s insanely talented. If you want to shop her RedBubble account you can click here to purchase some of her amazing stickers! Libbie is kicking off spring lacrosse next weekend for her junior season! She’s really enjoying her junior year of high school. I’m just looking forward to spring break! My dad and I are leaving RVA for a few days and heading to the Big Apple! We’re going to watch a little of the ACC basketball tournament and explore the city and maybe see a show while we’re there! I’m already making a 6 hour long playlist for the car ride which will soon be available on Spotify. You can follow my Spotify here!! 

Faith – I have found myself praying more and calling on God for a lot more things. I usually am not one to ask for help unless necessary but I have been calling on Christ for help recently for both small and large requests. I have been asking for him to help me seek patience, more kindness, and the ability to look at a situation from more than my point of view. One of the bible verses I have been relying on is Ephesians 4:2. I have also been calling on God to help me not worry about others so much. I’ve caught myself comparing myself to others in the classroom, on the blog, and in life in general too many times than I would like to recently, and I need a little bit of help with that as well.

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What’s been going on in your life?? I would love to read your comments! 

Stay Preppy,

Lucy