Happy New Year!!

Although my New Year’s consisted of being curled up on the couch with a book, it was still a great way to ring in the New Year. I got to finish The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and set a precedent for this year–read more books. 😉

Visiting high school is definitely one of my favorite parts of break so far. It allows me to see and truly understand just how far I have come. One year ago, I had sent in all my college application before Christmas, but I had no idea where I was going to college. I did not know if I was going to be at Holy Cross. I did not know what I needed to take to college and I did not know just how much I was going to enjoy my first semester. Then, I was stunned by the fact that I was a second semester senior–college still seemed something that was happening in the distant future. It was an unknown. And yet, here I am now–looking back on my first semester with happiness and fulfillment.  I am excited to go back in a few weeks and dive head first into my new schedule, while exploring Boston and meeting more people.

Sledding in the Snow! Cannot wait to try this on Mount St. James!! 😉

In addition to visiting high school and enjoying old friends, I have been baking tons!! Baking is my favorite pastime when I am home. Fortunately, the holidays provides a great excuse to bake all the time!!!! As many of you already know, I bake a lot of cookies with my friends at college but there is something really wonderful about baking cookies completely from scratch and having all the adequate supplies right there in front of you.

Beautiful Gingerbread house I made with my friends from high school!!