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Friday I’m In Love

Posted by on Sunday, September 15, 2013 in College Life, Freshman Life, General Information, Nashville, Service.

Ok, I’ll admit that when my alarm failed to go off this morning and I woke up at 8:50 for my 9:10 class, which is a 10 minute walk from my room, I thought the day was destined to be a rough one.

But I turned it around the second I stepped out of my dorm, promptly at 8:59 might I add. You see, for the first time since coming to Nashville four weeks ago, I wasn’t ambushed by a 90-degree shroud of humidity when I left my air-conditioned dorm. Instead, I was greeted by a pleasant 75-degree breeze, like I am used to as a proud, native New-Englander, so my brisk walk across Peabody lawn and the bridge was glorious and invigorating. My first and only class of the day was my freshman Organic Chemistry class, for which I was well prepared and focused. [In case you’re keeping score, this is Friday the 13th myth: 1, Anne: 2]

I headed back to Commons, grabbed a quick late breakfast and went back to my room. I treated myself to an episode of Grey’s Anatomy—my current Netflix guilty pleasure—and then was struck by a surprisingly strong motivation to go for a run. So I did. I took advantage of the perfect weather and went for a really nice four-mile run around campus and Centennial Park. I experienced my first visit to the Parthenon, took some selfies for quality snapchats (yes, my friends were incredibly confused to see me in what appeared to be Athens, Greece…), and then I made the best decision I’ve made all week. I went to Bread and Co. and got a signature salad. If you’re visiting Vanderbilt, go and grab lunch there. It’s incredible and right next to the campus bookstore.

Sunshine-y picture of the Parthenon from my very first visit!

And then, as if my day could get any better, I got to go volunteer at the Fannie Battle Home through the Alternative Spring Break organization in honor of Vanderbilt’s OACS “I Will” Weekend of Service. Basically, I got to play with the most adorable infants in Nashville for an hour and a half. [Score check? Friday the 13th: 1, Anne: 10+]

The day ended pretty well too—a nice dinner out with some friends and late night snacks and ping-pong in Commons.

Lesson learned. Friday the 13th is not actually unlucky, and there is always something wonderful to do in Nashville

Good night, Commons. Good night, Vanderbilt. Good night, Nashville. I love you. Thank you for another wonderful day, and btw thank you VU flikr for the photo.

PS: shout-out to my big brother who turned 20 today. I love you even though you’re not a Commodore.

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