Alpha Phi Omega’s All American Regionals

I’ve written before about my journey through Alpha Phi Omega, and this weekend, the story got a little bit longer thanks to our Regional event. These events are open to all members of Alpha Phi Omega, but the focus of the conference is really for current students. The two full days of sessions on communication,…

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Adult Points

I’m not sure why it took so long for it to hit me that this is my life now. For whatever reason, it felt almost temporary, or like some kind of dream. I live in Albany. That in itself is still weird to me. I have been so connected to western NY my whole life,…

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One Month

I’ve been in Albany a month already. Woah. It certainly flew by, probably because of the recent HeWeb Conference that cut October in half. So, a recap of my month here. First, my job. The reason why I’m here. Like all new things, it takes time to settle in, and it’s definitely taken time. I’ve…

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“Healthy” Choices

This weekend, I was fortunate enough to have a fun visitor to keep me company. Because most colleges are on fall break, it was a great opportunity to have a close friend come and say hello to help me adjust to this new city. Whenever we’re together, we make pretty unhealthy choices. All you can…

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I Wont Die Alone!

Today, I went on a run. My first long run in a while, in anticipation for the Disney Wine and Dine Half in less than a month. When I first got here, I was struggling to find an area to run in – especially places for long runs that wouldn’t require me to do the…

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October: The Month of Pushing

October has been pretty interesting so far. I kicked off the month with a challenge to myself. The three or thirty challenge. Either 3 miles or 30 minutes of activity, every single day from October 1 to October 31. Technically, I’ve failed because I was in the hospital this past weekend, but I don’t think…

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Don’t Freak Out…I’m fine…

I’ve written a lot lately about how I’m not hating having only a few connections in Albany as much as I thought I would. This weekend I learned that it’s not always so awesome. To make a long story short, I had to use the phrase “don’t freak out, I’m fine” much too often this…

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Rubber Checks and Beersteins

I’ve been in Albany a week and working at Merit for three days, and I’m finding myself to be a little bit better adjusted, just as I thought. Much like my scattered brain, this post will be a bit scattered, because a few interesting things happened today, and none are completely related. The first big…

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I’m watching Scandal live.

If you haven’t read in a while, let me catch you up. I’m in a new city, and I hardly know anyone. I thought I would get antsy and bored by being in a new place without any close connections, but I’ve kept myself fairly busy. My 3 or 30 challenge has helped, and so…

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Getting Settled

Yesterday was the big day, my first day at the new job. First days usually aren’t too exciting, in my opinion. It’s spent getting settled in and ready to go, and that’s how yesterday was. I was so used to a 6am wake up that I was motivated to get up and head out for…

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