#WhyIMarch For Life

Today is the 43rd annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. As someone who has attended Catholic school for all of her school days, I’ve had the opportunity to go to the March a few times in previous years. I was not able to go last year due to an incoming snowstorm and this year, I did not attend either. With it being the second week of class for the spring semester, I decided that it would be better for me to stay here on campus and not miss class today. I would rather not miss class now so if I get sick during the semester, I can miss class and have it count as an absence.

Just because I’m not attending the March in D.C. doesn’t mean that I won’t show my support for the movement. Here’s why I march for life today and every day:

  1. I march because life is beautiful.
  2. I march because every life is a gift and is worth saving. This doesn’t only apply to the unborn. This applies to the poor, the elderly, and the disabled.
  3. I march for my friends in my high school’s special education program. Their parents chose life, and because of their choice, I want to work with students like their children.
  4. I march because my parents chose life and had me and my brothers.
  5. I march because there are other options besides abortion. Adoption allows the child to live a full life and it allows a couple who may not be able to have children to raise a child as their own.
  6. I march because abortion is not just a religious issue. It’s a human right issue. We have a right to life. That right needs to be respected and upheld for everyone, even the unborn.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, which is something I totally and completely respect. However, this is my opinion and I stand by it. If you disagree with me, that’s cool but don’t attack me because of what I believe in. I’m open to discussion about this topic; I’m not open to verbal attacks on me or my beliefs. With that, thanks for stopping by and reading!

Featured image taken by me in 2014

First Week Back Stresses & Celebrations

TGIF! What a week it has been! This week was the first week of classes for my second semester at Mary Washington and it was jam-packed with classes and activities that kept me on my toes.

My classes this semester have a much larger workload than my classes last semester had, which could be good and bad. It’s good because I’m taking some challenging classes that will require me to put more effort into my readings and assignments. It’s bad because I don’t like to stay up late working on homework and studying since I know that any work completed after 8:45 pm will not be done well. Sleep is very important to me. This semester, I am taking an intro to linguistics class (which was canceled today since my professor was sick), an English class, and a Roman civilization class three days a week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’m taking the second half of Elementary Latin and my first education course! I’ll be starting my first practicum for the education course in a few weeks. My professors have assigned a lot of reading on their syllabi this semester so my nose will be in a book a lot for the next few months.

This week was kind of stressful between hiking across campus to get to Combs Hall for my English, linguistics, and education classes; running to the post office to pick up Amazon orders; readjusting to sleeping in my dorm room rather than my bedroom at home; trying to complete all the readings for my classes; and preparing for dance team tryouts. I feel that my schedule was all over the place this week and I did not have enough hours in the day to do everything I felt I needed to get done. Once I get into the swing of things this semester, I’m sure my feelings will change.

I was able to celebrate today after a long week with a great tryout for dance team which resulted in me making the team as an alternate! I’m very excited to get started practicing next week with the rest of my teammates. On Sunday, I have PAC auditions for this semester. I will be doing a lot of dancing this semester and I can’t wait to get started!

The next few weeks will certainly be busy for me as I get adjusted to the new semester, but I’m looking forward to what college will throw at me next. Until next time, thanks for reading!

Going Back to Campus: What’s Coming With Me

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great New Year! This year, I’d like to bring some new content here to the blog. That includes some beauty, lifestyle, and review posts. Today’s post is going to be slightly beauty related!

Over my break, I’ve been slowly gathering up items that I need to take back with me to campus for the next semester. Some of the items I’ve gotten are items I have bought myself at Target and Walgreens. Others, I got as Christmas gifts from friends and family. Read on to see some of the stuff I’m taking back to campus next week!

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