Can I just start by saying that I'm extremely grateful to have friends that are as fun, spontaneous, and creative as I could wish for? Towards the end of January on a Monday in Ames, Iowa, the only thing I'm usually doing is sitting in class or studying. However, thanks to these lovely ladies, I had an impromptu day of exploring outside of central campus (shoutout to Maddie Leopardo behind the camera and Nikki Timmerman for being my partner in crime).
Guys... I'm 5 months into my freshman year of college and I still can't wrap my brain around it. I'm a real adult in a real world, doing real adult things (aka buying my own groceries and traveling alone). Sometimes I forget that in less than a year I will no longer be a teenager and that I'm 600 miles away from home.
College is hard. Being a full time student with extracurriculars and a social life is HARD. Who really wants to spend their free time in the gym when you could be napping between classes instead? Finding time to stay in shape as a student can be stressful, but it's not impossible.