Greetings from Blacksburg!
My apologies for the blogging break. I’ve had so much going on lately, transitioning from my summer, home in Northern Virginia, to being back at school, at the wonderful, amazing Virginia Tech, and moving into a new apartment, about to embark on a new semester.
My roommates and I moved in at the beginning of the week and since then, have been getting our little home set up. It’s been quite the task, but I think we’ve all enjoyed every bit of it.
A new living space with new people comes with so much excitement. I think we’ve all enjoyed eachothers’ company a lot so far. It’s a great group. I can’t wait for what the year has in store for us.
Here’s a pic of all the roomies!
Of course with a new place and new space comes a transition process.
I am definitely a creature of routine, and that has been lacking the past week, so I am excited to get the ball rolling on that.
Even with the spontaneity of the week, I’ve tried my best to keep up with my cooking and you could say I’m pretty stocked when it comes to food for the apartment (pictures to come!).
Let’s just say being vegan is a little different back at school than it is in my controlled environment at home. I get asked about veganism a lot here. Why? How? It’s standard.
I kind of knew this going in, so I thought I’d make a handy dandy vegan nutrition chart! It’s not only a good reference for me, but answers a lot of peoples’ questions about where I get my nutrients from. I’d say it’s a pretty helpful chart for anyone looking to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Aside from unpacking and getting everything organized inside the apartment, I’ve been trying to somewhat enjoy the beautiful Blacksburg weather and sights outdoors.
On Thursday morning, I hiked to McAfee’s Knob, one of the infamous hiking trails in the New River Valley. It was 4 miles up and 4 miles back, but really felt like 6 both ways. We faced rocks, mud, bugs, colorful mushrooms, bug spray explosions and lots of sweat and complaining, but we made it.
The hike was well worth it.
Tomorrow is the first day of classes! I don’t even know what I’m wearing yet….boy, how first days of school have changed.
Well this college kid needs to get to bed!
You’ll be hearing more from me soon, don’t worry.
Chow! (but not until tomorrow morning ;))