I absolutely love receiving all your emails! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and trusting your concerns with me. If I didn’t answer your letter this week, keep checking back because I will try to get to as many as possible.
I just started college in August and have found myself having a hard time making friends. Granted, it is only the first semester and I still have quite a while for making friends. The biggest issue I have run into is how much partying people do around here, and by partying, I mean drinking. I choose not to drink because my family has a long line of substance abuse. This puts me at a higher risk of addiction, and I have no desire to test those waters. I don’t particularly mind if other people party, but that just isn’t something I want to participate in… unfortunately that means I miss out on a lot of opportunities to connect with other people.
My friends understand and support my decision to not drink, but I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out on some rite of passage. Is there any advice you might offer to me and other students like me? Is there a way for me to connect with my peers that doesn’t involve drinking?
I’ve been having so much fun researching ideas for my big day! Just as exciting as planning the wedding itself is going to be planning everything that comes before it. One thing I am really looking forward to doing is asking my bridesmaids if they’ll do me the honor or standing by Brooks and I as we say our vows. I love the idea of sharing this experience and doing something special for my friends and family as well.
Here are some incredibly cute and create ways to propose to your bridesmaids:
We all have busy lives to keep up with, places to be and things to do. It’s easy to lose touch with people you wish you could see more often. Every so often a random person will pop into my head for no particular reason and I’ll think fondly of them for a moment and then move on. You know when that happens? You think, “Oh, I like them! I should call them soon.”
Yesterday I received a text from a friend I haven’t spoken to in almost a year, not for any reason other than life got busy and we haven’t crossed paths. “Thinking of you! Hope all is good!” was all she wrote. It made me so happy! I responded, “I think of you all the time! Miss you.” It was a short but sweet connection that reminded me of one of the many wonderful people in my life. I might not see or speak to her often, but she is there.
Last weekend I had an amazing time at the Coachella Music Festival! My girls and I danced, barbecued, swam and sang our faces off. Packing for Coachella is always fun because the vibe is very boho and eccentric, so it’s a good time to break out the cut-off shorts, crotchet tops, feathers, fringe and whatever else you fancy! It’s also an awesome opportunity to do something exciting with your hair and I’m just saying — my crew didn’t disappoint with our ‘dos.