I’m so happy that college football is back!! I graduated from Auburn University 3 years ago, being there are some of my favorite memories and cheering on the Tigers takes me back to those times. I’m not so great at the football strategy but I’m a GREAT cheerleader haha.
What makes this weekend even better is that my folks came to visit me this weekend! Living on the other side of the country from them makes me cherish my time with them even more. Doesn’t hurt that my Dad talks me through the strategy and mom cheers with me haha.
(Disclaimer: this was taken before the game and Dad hadn’t changed into his shirt – we do not support any red teams (especially Bama 🤮))
I love this jersey, it’s about 5 years old and it was a bit expensive but it has been totally worth it. My secret is that this is actually a Youth XL! Buying a youth size will save you $15-25 and it’s basically the same size (but a little wider than an adult small).
What school do y’all root for??
While the fact that we were in NYC heavily influenced our eating and activities on this girls trip, it was far from the point of our trip. This was the first time that all five of us girls have gotten together since we graduated from Auburn three years ago and we were most excited about being reunited as a group.
After graduation, we spread out across the eastern United States following our dreams. This led to us holding on to our connection via group texts and social media. While I’m so thankful that we live in an age where that is possible this weekend drove home the that fact that there is nothing like sitting in your PJs, eating cookies, and giggling with your girlfriends.
Obviously, we have amazing selfie skills
One of the most wonderful things about this weekend was that all of the giggling and talking felt exactly the same as when we lived together in the dorms seven years ago. We fell right back into talking about boys and make up and school/work. However, now we incorporated social justice into our conversations and the make up included heavy SPF and night serums haha.
It’s so easy for me to get so wrapped up in work, working out, my relationship, and taking care of Stash 😻 that it’s easy to not make enough time to nurture these friendships. This is so dangerous because platonic friendships and the sense of community and acceptance they bring are so important for my mental health.
We had a wonderful weekend and I cannot wait to plan our next one. I already suggested that they should come visit me at the beach next time! Hopefully this post will prompt you to call a friend or start planning your next reunion weekend!