College Life at the U of A

Hi everyone! All I can say is that I am SO sorry for not posting in !!!! over one month! I have been extremely busy with school and my sorority, (Alpha Epsilon Phi!) and I hardly have any free time to do anything I like to do outside of school. But, after finally getting the chance to view some of my favorite blogs, I knew I just had to get back into the swing of things and give you all an update.

First, let me just say that I love the University of Arizona! I am meeting SO many people, having so much fun, and learning a lot!

We’ll start from the beginning.

Jeremy decorated the car for the trip to Tucson!

Let me assure you… this trunk was filled to the BRIM. And what didn’t fit? It’s on TOP of the car!

Jeremy’s tying up our metals drawers that Alana & I just HAD to buy at the container store… LOVE my brother.

My new room!

MY roomieee, the one and only KELLEYY πŸ™‚

She’s from Nashville, Tennessee!

I have to admit… moving to Arizona and starting college has been quite the transition…

Of course, my biggest issue is that the kitchen is on the SECOND floor, while I live on the THIRD. Talk about inconvenience.

Since most meals are provided at my sorority house, I eat out on the weekends mostly, and occasionally, when lunch at the house isn’t too appetizing, I make my own food either in my ROOM, or the kitchen on the second floor. I make breakfast every morning though! My usual oatmeal with bananas, cereal, and egg in a mug are my go-to meals πŸ™‚

salad bar creation from the house! I live off these!

morning oats with raisins and bananas (made in the microwave) for days I’m too lazy to lug all of my ingredients down one flight of stairs!

A breakfast burrito made with a whole wheat tortilla, one egg, black beans, cheddar cheese, salsa, and grilled chicken chunks! The black beans and grilled chicken chunks I took from Alpha Epsilon Phi ( AEPHi) I know. I’m a genius! πŸ™‚

Not so “homemade” chocolate chip cookies with mini Oreos inside! ( I call them not so homemade because 1.) They’re not made at home, and 2.) they’re not healthy… they’re made with Toll House dough!)

They were still a hit amongst my friends and dorm mates, though!

This beauty I made at the JAC House (Jewish Arizonans on Campus), an organization I have been actively involved in: Ellie’s homemade chocolate chip challah bread.

This stuff is absolutely amazing. best challah. EVER. And I get it every week after Shabbat services πŸ™‚ YAY!

Mmmm, I can taste it now.

She is seriously the BEST cook. She makes delicious bread, pies, soups, and even kosher chicken!

The hardest part about living on my own and in a college atmosphere is being able to continue living a healthy and active lifestyle. I do a lot of walking, and get to the gym occasionally, but it’s not as easy as I thought it would be to maintain my healthy habits. Still, I try to balance my food choices and eat as many fruits, vegetables, and whole grains as possible. After all, it is college, and it’s not hard to gain the freshman fifteen! YIKESS.

A few essentials I bought during my first trip to the grocery store:

I’m off to the store again tomorrow to get some yogurt, more fruits and vegetables, eggs, and soup.

It’s gotten pretty chilly here, so soup is perfect for days like these. I can’t believe it’s already October!

I’m ready to curl up in a blanket and watch a movie, but I promise another post is coming soon. This is just a glimpse!! πŸ™‚

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