Life Lately vol. 4

Happy December! I just got back to school on Monday to finish up 13 more days of school until winter break! Fall was so busy this year and it seems like just yesterday we were roasting in the August humidity.

This season went by especially fast here at my new school. Boarding school life is CRAZY -- in a good way. There's so much going on, so many required events, and so many people around to chat with. Last year, I only had to commit to academics and field hockey... adding in club meetings, community dinners, doing laundry, giving tours, meetings with teachers, dorm chores, working at school events, and team meals have filled up (and maybe overflowed) my plate! 


There's always something to do here on campus... and when there's not, everyone is sleeping 😜

But to briefly catch you up on the past few months:

1. My field hockey team made it to the championship! // We lost by one goal, but we played a great game and had a really good season of 18-3 overall. Nothing to complain about!

2. I became a tour guide! // I show prospective students around campus during my free time in the school day - it's been a blast and so fun to meet people from all over the world (China, Wisconsin, Florida).

3. I'm writing for the school newspaper this winter // I start this week and will be writing every day after school for the winter trimester! I'm excited to try something different!

4.  I got (ALL) my hairs cut! // Because change is fun, right?!! My cousin is my hairdresser and she cut a little over 5 inches off last week - it feels so fresh now!

5. I've watched over 10 Christmas movies already // The holiday season is so special to me because of the joyous mood that comes along with it. Hallmark movies are my favorite because of their simple, happy plots and Netflix has made a lot of great Christmas movies, also! (The Princess Switch, Let it Snow, and The Knight Before Christmas are all good ones on Netflix.) When I was home for Thanksgiving break, I focused on kicking off the holidays well-rested and laying low to be ready to get right into the swing of training/school.


I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving and are welcoming the holiday spirit!

P.S. it snowed yesterday!!!! ...a decent amount, but we don't have any snow days because most students and faculty live on campus. Did you have your first snow yet?


talk soon and...



stay on the sunny side,
MEG


Opportunity

On Wednesday, my grade and I went into the nearest city to an elementary school. We spent the morning singing songs, reading about the Statue of Liberty, and talking about fun fall activities with the first-graders there.


Books from Summer 2019

On Friday, I'll be packing up all of my things and new dress code clothes and heading off for school ... I have lots of mixed emotions. This summer was great, just like always, and I loved being able to relax and spend time with my family and friends. I focused on quality time - being all there, wherever I was.

I went to a lot of places without my phone. 

I saw a lot of sunsets and boats and fish.

I got to spend two full months with my favorite people ever.

I got to spend a lot of time relaxing on the beach and reading some good books.

my sister took this photo during a storm a few weeks ago and I LOVE it

My Thoughts on August

August could very well be one of my least favorite months. 

... this coming from a girl who lives for long summer days at the beach, smoothies, and going from pajamas right to a bathing suit.


20 Yummy Dairy-Free Snacks

If I'm out and about, chances are I've got a snack in tow. I rarely leave the house without food and believe 100% that snacks are the key to success; you can't run the day if you're hungry!! Fun fact: my nickname when I was little was the 'Snack Master' ... and I'm not quite sure I've outgrown the name 🤣🤣

If you don't know already, I have a milk allergy, so I always examine the nutrition label for any small amounts of milk or whey. I've found so many healthy + yummy snacks that I can eat; now, I hardly ever feel like I'm missing out on something delicious. Here are a few of my favorite snacks to tide over my hunger until the next meal! 


Life Lately vol. 3

School is out, I have so much more free time, and I'm here to give you the scoop on all that's been up lately.
First of all, I want to thank you for bearing with me. All I want to do is write, but my mind has been failing me when it comes to thinking up ideas for blog posts. I've been trying to journal and plan ideas for the past few weeks and am hoping that one of these days my creativity will come back from vacation ;)

found this picture from my first day of high school field hockey tryouts  - I'm this excited (and also really nervous at the same time) for this year!

Banana Bread - With Real, Whole Foods

Hellloooooo!! Life these past few weeks has been a whirlwind of so many things; studying for finals (still not done yet. unfortunately.), graduation parties, field hockey practices, reading new books, opening the pool, end-of-year projects, and getting my first bit of a tan (woohoo!). The end of the school year is always so busy and, as hard as it is, I try my best not to wish it away.

Finals start Friday... and if you know me, you know that I'm an absolute stress ball. I mean, would I really be Meg without stressing over school? Hopefully, I'll be able to update you next week saying that I made it and that they were all a breeze. Hopefully.

I'm headed to Connecticut with my mom this weekend for a field hockey tournament, so I'm hoping I'll get to explore a little bit and find some yummy food in between games!

On the subject of good food, I PERFECTED MY BANANA BREAD RECIPE!!!!

I had created and tried out three different recipes, but none of them seemed to work. I guess Friday was a magical day because this tastes so good. I'm sure you want me to stop rambling and just give you the recipe already, so here you go! Enjoy!

☆  BANANA BREAD