Aboutdana michelle. 22 years old. penn state alumna. fan of everything artsy. vegetable lover. adventure enthusiast.
Things have been very busy at the Academy since we returned from winter break. Last weekend I took all of the girls in my house to see the movie Frozen which we all loved! This past week I led a Tu B’Shevat Seder and spent much of my time preparing for MLK Day of Service on Monday. We are offering 16 different tikkun olam projects to our students so we have been busy coordinating with all of the different organizations. This weekend was pleasantly dull. I had the weekend off but most of my friends were on duty so I stuck around campus and spent a lot of time at the gym.
I am looking forward to tomorrow’s community service work and to spending next weekend with my sister in Raleigh!
It’s been a great week in Greensboro!
On Thursday my friend Nathan and I got off campus and did some shopping. I finally picked up some new house plants from Home Depot to brighten up my apartment. There was a sale on tropical foliage plants and I got some great air-purifiers! We also made our first trip to Edward McKay, a famed North Carolina used book store. I picked up a movie and an interesting book to add to my collection.
On Friday I ran a few errands including picking up my bridesmaid dress from alterations. I highly recommend Elizabeth’s Alterations in Greensboro to anyone needing alterations or tailoring. She was able to tailor my dress perfectly, it fits like a glove! I also had a lot of fun playing staff vs. students kickball. Our staff team won!!!
On Saturday I enjoyed a drive to Charlotte to pick up a student who was returning from Israel. It was such a beautiful day out, the drive was gorgeous. I then spent the evening with my house parents. We re-potted some new plants they got for their home then the three of us whipped up some home-made falafel for dinner.
This morning some friends joined me for brunch at the Print Works Bistro at the Proximity Hotel. I had one of my most favorite brunch options, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, yum! The restaurant is beautiful and has amazing service. The smoked salmon benny didn’t quite measure up to my favorite at home from Eggspectations but was still pretty good.
I spent the rest of the day catching up on work and getting ready for this week. I’m looking forward to sitting in on some classes and having a “normal” week uninterrupted by the holidays.