Friends

Gotland!!

September 28, 2017 8:49 pm

Hello, everyone! Slightly funny story: I wrote this post a week ago and completely forgot to upload it! Apparently, being a space cadet does not necessarily stop the moment you go abroad. Sorry about that! Anyway, the weekend before last, a group of us from my program traveled from Stockholm about forty minutes by plane…

Fika!

August 30, 2017 9:24 am

Hello, everybody! It has been one week, and I am officially settled in here in Stockholm! Classes began yesterday, and I am gradually mastering the excitements of public transportation labeled in Swedish. I have not yet gotten lost, thank goodness, and Google Maps is a wonderful thing. Some things here are familiar; pickled herring and…

Two Decades Down

May 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Today, I am twenty and no longer a teenager. This is insane. Mom has hung streamers all over the kitchen, and Dad made the annual spray paint birthday age that he tapes to our window. The dogs jumped on me to wake me up. A whole bunch of people have sent well wishes, and I…

Spring Break (On the Water!)

March 27, 2017 9:28 pm

These last three weeks have been absolutely full of crew. And that is an understatement. We are officially in season now, and to no one’s surprise but all of Colby Crew’s chagrin, Lake Messalonskee is still very frozen. Fortunately, three weeks ago, on International Women’s Day, the Colby Women’s Crew team had the opportunity to…

It’s (Almost!!) Time for Spring Crew!

February 13, 2017 6:47 pm

On Wednesday night, the Colby Crew team had its annual “It’s Almost Spring Season!!!” meeting. On Thursday, it snowed almost 8 inches. This weekend, we got a foot. Today, we are supposed to get two more feet. Clearly, “almost” is the crucial word when referring to spring season. The abundance of snow causes slight issues for…

Friday is for Favorites: Happy Thoughts

February 3, 2017 7:22 pm

When I’m asked to make lists, it usually takes me about three times as long as expected. Be it a list of groceries, positive personality traits, likes and dislikes, or even types of animals, I always manage to get stuck. It’s not as though I can’t write a list; the larger problem is when I…

Friday is for Favorites: Friends and Fun

January 20, 2017 11:32 pm

For the month of January here at Colby College, we have this program called JanPlan. Essentially, instead of taking the usual 16 credit course load (4ish classes), we have one month where everyone on campus can either apply for an internship, create an independent study, or take a single course. This course can be anything…