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The Downhill Slide

Posted by on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in College Life, Family, General Information, Nashville.

As Victoria said, after tomorrow we’ll be done with more of our undergraduate career than we have left.  I spent today enjoying my last day of freedom before classes begin and trying not to think too hard about how old I feel.

I woke up “early” this morning (9 am) to get dressed and go shopping with my mom, my sister, and Victoria before my mom leaves Nashville on Thursday.  After a lovely morning of browsing, we stopped at Jason’s Deli for lunch on our way back to campus, a convenient and tasty option that’s close to campus (although sadly not part of the Taste of Nashville program).

Upon our return to campus, I spent a couple of hours organizing my room (it’s nearly done!) and then went to a meeting before going with a few friends to our friend’s off-campus apartment to make dinner and hang out.  (We are excellent cooks, just by the way.)  Afterwards, I went with Ashlin, Victoria, and a few other friends to the sand volleyball court near the Rec Center, and we spent a few hours just hanging out, playing volleyball, and having fun.  Despite my serious lack of volleyball skills (I swear, all my reflexes are in my feet), it was so much fun, and as we were playing, I found myself thinking about how incredibly happy I am to be back in Nashville, at Vanderbilt, and spending time with my friends after an entire summer apart.

I know I’m going to be super busy once classes start tomorrow, but I plan on making the time to have more days like today–relaxing with friends is always a sure way to forget about stress and the mountain of commitments sneaking up on you, even if it’s just for a little while!

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