Monday, May 6, 2013

Paint With All the Colors of the Wind


Hey all! Hope that everyone had a fantastic and wonderful weekend. 

I headed home this past weekend where I got to go thrifting with my housemate, have supper with my sister, hit up the first yard sales of the season with my mom and brother, and dance ridiculous with my siblings and cousin at a family wedding. 

It was a pretty fabulous weekend. 

But, now finals have to start... 

I'm currently working on a 8-page paper - which, call me a nerd, I am loving. It is for my Women in Religions class, and we could pick what we wanted to write our final paper on. So, I picked the history of women in the Church of the Brethren. It is so interesting researching about these powerful women and learning that some of them are connected to my home congregation or my college. 

  
However, even though I'm probably more excited about this paper than I should be - I'm still ready for this week to be over; finals is so unnecessarily stressful, I think. There is too much pressure at the end of the year. 

Which is why I'm glad things like this happen: 


Last week, our Student Activities group planned a Color Festival which is based of the Hindu celebration, holi. I was originally just planning on going to take pictures for a couple for friends, because I didn't want to take my professional work clothes off before my shift. I went to my room, grabbed my camera, and was literally walking out the door, when I just started tearing off my knee high socks. I quickly changed and ran to the field. 





I couldn't tell you why I changed my mind at the last minute, but I'm so glad that I did. We had such a blast during and after, taking pictures and then walking through campus while everyone gave us strange looks. 









College is not going to last forever. That realization is hitting me more and more as I inch closer to senior year. Therefore, I am so grateful for moments like this where I can play like a little kid with my friends. 

These are the moments that I will remember as I look back on my time at Juniata - not the 12 page papers or what grade I got on an exam. Those things are important, but they fade with time. The moments that make you smile from ear to ear or laugh until you are rolling on the ground? Those are the memories that will last a lifetime. 




Have a great start to your week, everyone! 

xoxo, 

Laura 




13 comments:

Linda Greaves said...

Okay, this seriously looks like one AMAZING event! So fun and colorful :)
Also, that paper does sound like one fascinating subject to write on!

Trendy Teal

The Daydreamer said...

The Color Festival looks so fun!! You're so lucky for having that precious moment. Anyway thanks for your supporting comment on my blog. Hope you'll get your own camera soon and keep posting no matter what!! :)

erica marie said...

Sounds like you had such a fun weekend...all the best of luck on finals and your paper.

xo erica

-Stephanie said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I've heard of these Color Festivals, and they sound really cool!
I have a giveaway with Firmoo on my blog right now, if you'd like the enter! :)
http://inthelandofstyle.blogspot.ca/2013/05/firmoo-giveaway.html

Marisa Noelle said...

This looks like such a fun time! College does go by fast so soaking up plenty of moments like these is the way to go. I've never heard of this kind of color festival - but goodness, would I ever love to join in :-)

Ylenia Cuéllar said...

Ohhh I've always wanted to do the same thing!! Looks like so much fun!!
Lovely pictures :)
Hugs
Ylenia

goodbadandfab said...

Love your style!!!

www.goodbadandfab.com
personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

♥B said...

I've always wanted to participate in one of these!

♥♥♥
With Love From, B

Missy said...

Ah this looks like so much fun! I hope your camera didn't get splotched with color! haha


xx Missy
www.myconcretecatwalk.com

Terri said...

Hey, great post love :) Looks fun!

Please check out my blog?

http://terriface01.blogspot.co.uk/

Lois Nicole said...

Hey guys! I'm having a giveaway on my blog right now, feel free to join =))) Here's the link http://loisbaguio.blogspot.com/2013/05/tolb-x-oasap-giveaway.html

Adora Mehitabel said...

Looks like fun! Xxx

Midwest Muse said...

This skirt is beautiful.

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment! Seeing them always put a smile on my face.
Be sure to link your blog and I'll be sure to check it out!

If you have any questions, you can always email me at laurasthriftingthroughlife@gmail.com

xoxo,
Laura