Did you marry someone from your college? Yep! I married the cute blonde Senior orientation leader I met on the 1st week of school! I was a freshman and Ben was in his 5th and final semester. I was 18 and he was 22.Did you live in a dorm? I lived in a dorm the first two years. The first year I lived with my best friend from HS and the second year I lived with another friend. There was 4 of us that were really close and we actually just switched roommates for that 2nd year.
What kind of car did you have? I had 2 cars during my 4 years at college. I went to school with my HS car, a 1994 Chevy Corsica. She was hunter green and her name was Connie. She died my freshman year and my parents bought me a 2002 Red Kia Rio. Her name was Rowena. (I was into naming my cars) She was small and so cute. I had a leopard steering wheel cover and my sorority letters on a license plate on the front. Ben was always so embarrassed to drive her.
What kind of job did you have in college? The first two summers I came back home and lifeguarded at the outdoor pool where I worked in HS. I also taught swim lessons there too. The summer after we got married - which was right before my Senior year - I lifeguarded at another outdoor pool in the city we were living then. I also taught swim lessons then too. My Senior year I got an internship with the company I ended up worked for, post graduation. It was a Human Resources Internship and I eventually became part of their HR department after graduation. I worked there for 8 years before having Landon and staying home.
What did you study in College? I was a Management major with a minor in Business Administration. I emphasized in Human Resources, too.
What were your favorite classes? I loved Business Law and my HR classes.
What were your least favorite classes? Biology, Accounting, Economics, and Statistics. I barely made it out of Economics alive. And I passed Accounting with the help of a sorority sister who basically tutored me the whole class through.
Were you apart of Greek life? Yep, a sorority, for 2 years. I only did 2 years because I got married and transferred schools. I made some great friends, got great t-shirts, but hated paying the bills!
Did you graduate from the school you started at? Sadly, no. I LOVED the school I started at. Still do. Ben and I met there and I really got super plugged in. Because Ben is 4 years older, he moved away and got a job. We did long distance for a year and then got engaged in Fall 2003 and married in June 2004. In order for us to get married, I decided to transfer to another college in the town near his job (and where we'd be living). I love that school too (we still live in that town) but just didn't plant as many roots there. I never lived on campus since I was married and simply went to class and came home. I did make better grades at that school though! I also never would've gotten the job I had if I wasn't at that school. God knows what he's doing!
It's Friday night...where were you? Pre-marriage: either hanging out with friends, a sorority event, on a date with Ben, or hanging out at his apartment cooking dinner together. Post-marriage: at home!!
What kind of job did you get when you graduated? I was a Human Resources Administrator. I did a ton of paperwork for a company's HR department. About a year into it, though, I got promoted to Human Resources Generalist and handled the company's recruiting process.
What kind of job do you have now? Stay at home Mom and Beachbody Coach
Were you a party animal? Definitely not. I wasn't your typical sorority girl. I never went to the parties and I led Bible studies for my sorority. :) Plus, being in a sorority gave me the opportunity to make tons of friends and I already had a boyfriend. I had no need to go to the party scene to meet people.
How many boyfriends did you have? Just 1 - Ben! Like I said, we met the first week of my Freshman year, dated 2 years and then were married for my last 2 years.
Did you go to sports games? Basketball games, sometimes. Football games, no. Our team wasn't very good.
Did you do early classes? Summer classes? I made the early class mistake my Freshman year. I had 8:00am classes that year and decided never again. Ha! I learned that lesson the hard way. I think that class was American Lit too. LOL Torture at 8:00am! I never did Summer classes because I always wanted to enjoy my summers. Plus, I never needed the extra hours.
Where did you hang out mostly? My dorm room, friends dorms/apartments, Ben's apartment, the fitness center. My love for fitness began in College.
Did you go home much? I was less than 2 hours from home, but I stayed on campus most weekends during my 1st year. My 2nd year, Ben had graduated and moved so I spent the weekends going to visit him. We would switch it up - I'd visit him at his place or he'd visit me at my parents' house. My grandparents lived 30 minutes away so I saw them quite a bit. They even did my laundry for me. (crazy, I know)
When did you graduate? 2006
If you could go back and do it again, would you? Yes and No. College was some of my favorite times in life. Such great friendships formed and memories made. I love August each year because the excitement of college kids moving in, starting new journeys, that's so exciting to me. I always wish I could be a student for August and then quit. Ha. As much as I loved college, I HATED the class part. I made crappy grades at the first school I went to (I mean, I made As and Bs, but I also made Cs and 1 D in some tough classes). I had to study my butt off to even think about passing a test (and sometimes still wouldn't). I'm so glad I don't have to study and do college classes anymore!! I do miss the lazy days of sleeping in, taking naps, going to workout...ahh easy!!
Do you still talk to your roommates? Well Facebook makes it easy to "stay in touch" now a days, but actually talking to them, on the phone, on a daily basis? Just one. My best friend who was my roommate my Freshman year. She's still my best friend today! I don't know what I'd do without her.