I’m Lauren, one of the seven new freshman on the team! I’m from Rochester, New York (for everyone who doesn’t know, that’s practically Canada.) It’s safe to say that Washington and Lee will be a little bit of a culture shock for me. If what the girls told me at Marietta camp was any indication, going South is gonna be quite the change. I don’t own any Lily Pulitzer, I’ve never eaten at Chick-fil-a and I didn’t know what Rainbows are (when I hear leather sandals, I think Birkenstocks.) Still, after last week’s camp with Kenzie and the other new Generals, I cannot wait to head down to Lexington, (I leave in 18 days!), and get to work.
Speaking of work, that’s pretty much all I’ve done this summer! I only had six weeks home; my school didn’t graduate until June 28th! Most of my time has been taken up with volleyball workouts, my job at a retirement home, nannying for a family in my neighborhood and my internship at our local hospital. It’s my second summer at the hospital, and I’m working in the observation unit connected to the emergency department. I’ve had the opportunity to work hands-on with patients, and even observe a few doctors in surgery.
I’ve been working hard, but keeping busy has helped the time leading up to my departure fly by! It’s good, because every day I get more anxious to move down. My roommate and I have been talking a lot, and I may have gone a little crazy in planning and decorating for my dorm. (Pinterest: it’s a bad thing.)
The one break in my summer is coming up this week! Thursday I fly down to Orlando to spend four days at Disney with my sister, who works as a Marine Researcher at Epcot. We’re going to all the parks, and she even scheduled us a princess breakfast. We’re both huge Disney nerds, so I’m unashamed to say I couldn’t be more excited. I plan on spending the one day my sister has to work at Universal, checking out the new Harry Potter park! Mary, the Freshman who lives in Orlando, might even be joining me!
I hope this wasn’t too boring! I’ll see you all later!
Some of my friends and I went to a paint rave, hands down one of the weirdest experiences of my life. And the paint was really painful, it stung!
Me, my mom and my sister at our combined grad party! My sister graduated from Syracuse University in May.
The first half of my summer seemed like an endless circuit of grad parties!
My friends and I have gone to the beach a few times, but our beach is small and gross and on Lake Ontario.