The Simple Joys in Life

Self-love 1.8.2012

I have just arrived home after a beautiful and exciting weekend with the lovely Jessica Cline! I needed a break from work, family and Richmond, so I traveled to the middle of nowhere in Gainesville, VA and we had so much fun! Her family, home and dogs were such a delight and embody the character of southern hospitality!

We went out to dinner, my very first winery, we stayed in to make brunch, and then we danced the night away at Auld shebeen. We met so many interesting girls and guys and both found eyes for the cutest guys in the entire bar. The next morning we ventured to DC’s flea market full of beautiful antiques and collections!

However the most exciting adventure was trying to find a parking space and noticing a Randolph-Macon Woman’s College sticker on a back window. We decided to leave a note hoping to find the alumna in the flea market or to make contact with her via email.

Jess and I were so excited we went through the flea market holding our hands out just so she could see our class rings! We were unable to find her, but as soon as I walked through the door, Jessica texted me to check my FB messages and there was a message from the alumna’s daughter wishing to make contact with us! I was so eager and enthusiastic to meet someone who I might have so many connections with because of the many traditions at our school.

Our school motto is Vita Abundantior, Live Life More Abundantly, and this weekend I did just that! I constantly think about how my future is going to look, what career I will have, how much money I want to make and where I want to live. But this weekend I just took one day at a time and experienced life as an almost college graduate. Sometimes you have to just take a step back and appreciate the simple joys in life: flirting, friendship, and fellowship!

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About jaelisawesome

I am currently a senior at Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1891, majoring in Political Science: International Relations with minors in Spanish and Studio Art. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia I believe that I have significant contributions to make to the world of diplomacy and US foreign policy. As Student Government President I am the liaison between the students and the faculty and administration, as well as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. I also serve as the Co-President of an all female a cappella group Songshine. I am known for being involved in any and every aspect at school. Some of my passions include playing on the volleyball and tennis teams, singing in almost every group at my school, performing in my very first musical Spring Awakening in the theatre department to taking orders as a barista at the schools’ coffee shop Main Grounds. After I graduate in May 2012, I aspire to attend the Master of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies one-year, 33-credit graduate program. The intensive, residential program is based wholly in Florence, Italy and results in an MA degree in Political Science from James Madison University. My goal is to spread the Love Warrior Community, meaning more people actively bringing self-love into their lives and into the lives of others, more people accepting and loving themselves as they are and more people empowered to follow their passions and share them with the world. The Love Warrior Community is as strong as those involved. By joining the Love Warrior Community, I have the opportunity to create my own self-love practice, bringing more love into my life and the lives of those around me. I will be able to influence a greater number of people and help them to see their value and worth beyond their bodies.
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