James and I enjoying the Casino Party during my senior year at college...
Our 10th College Reunion group...guess-who's laughing away in the hat???
My, oh my does the time fly by! This weekend I'm heading to North Carolina for my 20th College Reunion...
Have literally two whole decades passed by since I was lugging text books around, going to sorority mixers, eating cafeteria food and alla' that collegiate stuff? Wow.
For my undergrad schooling, I went to a small liberal arts college called Queens College which was, until our junior year, one of those southern "all girls schools". Being from a family where I was the only-girl including all of my cousins, I was sooo excited to be surrounded for once by females. It was like a big slumber party every day especially after I rushed and was part of a sorority, Chi Omega. I loved my college years and look back on them fondly. Now Queens is labeled a "University" but for me, it'll always be a cozy-college nonetheless.
Cramming-in two majors within four years was a bit stressful but after I finished-up History, it was like heck, I'm heading into my junior year and certainly could add the additional degree of Political Science into my course load. I spent a literal ton of time in our ole' library and also spent many weekends working through assignments and projects but enjoyed it. Yes, I'm a study-geek and still am... with the master's down now finally and the phd hopefully left to go... And all the clubs n' organizations I was involved in were great as well: Judicial Board, Phi Alpha Theta, The Learning Society, Mortar Board, etc. Lotsa' fun!
And of course meeting my-James at Queens was nothing less than fantastic! :)
Our college was quite-Preppy indeed for the most part. I dressed-up every day for class even if a few of my fellow students didn't. A strand of pearls, charm bracelet, stacked gold bangle bracelets, diamond stud earrings, family crest ring...these were daily-wear for many of us as well as of course various outfits from places like Talbots and L.L.Bean. Handbags were Coach and book bags were Vera Bradley. I really didn't wear a whole lot of my sorority's colors n' letters on a daily basis but that didn't mean that I wasn't all into it... I owned a total of one, yes one, pair of jeans while in college and espying me in tennis shoes meant that either I was jogging around campus or getting ready to practice for a soccer game when I was on the team for awhile. The BEST were all of our formals, casino nights, holiday galas when we really dressed to the nines. Taffeta, velvet, silk galore'!
In fact, tonight I'm packing-up for this coming weekend and mostly it's dressy-casual Preppywear going into my suitcase because I'm returning to ole' Queens but of course and am also still very much...a Prep ;) I can't wait to see fellow classmates and have fun together reminiscing and catching-up with one another. We had a really great class who all seemed to get along fairly well with one another and I especially liked that the different sororities and non-Greeks alike hung out together. In fact, all of my roommates were from a sorority different than mine. Pretty diverse for Preppies don't ya' think?
Believe it or not, I was a rebel in college! Shocked? Oh yes indeed... I rebelled big-time by going to Queens instead of Converse College where I would have been following in the footsteps of my grandmother, great aunt and mother. I may be Preppy and love tradition but I still do, to some degree, march to the beat of my own drummer when it comes to life choices. I'm so glad that Queens chose me and that I chose Queens.