Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A September list

I started University today. All around me were eager new faces, tiny grey haired professors and tall, unfamiliar buildings. Even after taking a tour I had no clue where my classes were. (Bad idea) The newness and unfamiliarity, mixed with a major cold was an overwhelming start to this new season. I'm trusting that by the end of the week this sneezing will be gone and a map of the campus will have etched itself into my mind. ;) I'm learning to be kind to myself at this new beginning, allowing room for mistakes, and generous time for improvements. I'm learning to embrace change, breathe deeply, and allow the beauty of each day to take my breath away.

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eating too many mini cupcakes, hot oatmeal with apples and bananas, and Greek yogurt at all times of the day 
tasting vitamin C to subdue this cold along with plentiful amounts of apples, oranges, and bananas
observing the quirks and different teaching styles of new professors, the eager, anticipating faces of fellow first-years
loving the refreshing air that accompanies rain 
listening to God's plan for my life, music by Daniella Andrade and Capital Cities.
drinking coconut lemon Thai white tea, water bottle after water bottle
wondering how to balance everything in this new season, and other typical first-year thoughts
realizing how much coconut pie tastes like pure heaven
wanting pumpkin spice lattes, rain boots, and a cat/couch cuddle session. (rain does this to me)
creating water color cards and healthy peanut butter cookies

Here's to September, new beginnings, refreshing rain, and finding the beauty in everyday.

Much love, Vivi  


  1. Beautiful photos! Congratulations on starting uni! Don't worry, I"m in my fourth year now and I still get lost, especially when I have to go to new departments! xx gee @ andgeesaid.blogspot.com