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Monday Morning: Staring Down the Semester

In true Sara form, my staying on top of blogging could not continue, so let’s just go through a few things/thoughts for this past week/weekend, shall we?  (Linking up with B for weekending)

[One]:  Many of our kids have received good news.  We had two students get into Harvard, two get into Stanford, two get into Yale, three get into Babson, three get into Claremont McKenna, and a partridge in a pear tree.  There’s more news to come, but I am encouraged by some of the things that have happened for our amazing kiddos this year.

[Two]:  I was asked to join the advisory board at one of the top universities in the country.  This will mark my second advisory board opportunity, and I am so excited to serve as as voice for students, particularly those with little access to college counseling.  Philadelphia, I will see you in January!

[Three]:  Alabama surprised me in the BEST possible way last week.  I had such little hope, but I am proud of the people, particularly the black women, who went to the polls.  If that doesn’t tell you that your vote, however small and marginalized it may feel, matters, I don’t know what will.  #RESIST.  If you find yourself supporting a white man who was accused of sexual assault of anyone, let alone minors, you need to examine your beliefs.  I am DONE giving people a pass for being single issue voters.  Be a decent human being before voting for party.  

[Four]:  We spent this weekend in Austin at the wedding of one of my dearest friends.  I really can’t even tell you how lovely it was to be reunited with her entire family.  I cried so much because I was happy.  Other than that, the JW Marriott was lovely and Cooper’s BBQ was amazing.

[Five]:  I ordered a HUGE print of Cinque Terre for our breakfast nook.  It’s gorgeous and I’m obsessed with it.  I also finished another Christmas gift on Friday morning that reminded me that I need to book another trip stat.

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  • Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders - Congrats on getting another advisory board position! That’s so amazing! And I love that you got that picture of cinque terra printed up and hung in your house! It’s such a beautiful picture and makes me want to get pictures of our trip developed too!ReplyCancel

  • Biana - Huge congratulations to you and your kids for getting into those amazing schools! You go girl! xo, Biana –ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Lots of happy news!! Just what we need this time of year! And also, fabulous picture. The colors are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • pinky - Yay for an advisory committee ask, that is awesome. And that print is incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Bri @ My Life As... - That’s so exciting for those students!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - That print is going to be GORGEOUS! Congrats on being asked to be on the advisory board, and huge news for the success of so many students. Cheers girlie <3

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  • Rachel - What a beautiful picture, that’s going to look incredible on your wall. I can’t wait until I live somewhere where I’m allowed to hang pictures!

    Congratulations to your kids and I’m hoping for lots more good news from them.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - That is a gorgeous shot of Cinque Terre. Will you be hanging it in your house or giving it to someone for Christmas?

    Also, yay for your students’ successes! And being asked to join the advisory board! That’s awesome! 🙂ReplyCancel