Being in a long distance relationship can be hard, and expensive, but getting to finally see each other after weeks or even months apart is always worth it. A few weeks back, I flew down to North Carolina to visit M for the weekend since we weren’t sure when the next we’d get to see each other would be. After spending the majority of Saturday sleeping in and then stopping by to hang out with a few of my other friends, we both got all dressed up for dinner at my favorite restaurant in Winston-Salem.
Mozelle’s is known for fresh, southern-inspired cuisine and I have to say that I’ve loved every meal, which is saying something because I ate there quite frequently when my parents were in town or when I could drag one of my friends along with me.
You know what’s weird? That after spending some of the best years of my life at Wake Forest University, I find myself not feeling particularly homesick for what used to be my “home away from home.” Of course I miss my friends, the beauty of the campus, and the easiness of college life, but as scared as I was to graduate it was something that I needed in my life. In my four years at Wake, I grew more as a person than I thought was possible and my college experience truly shaped me and prepared me for the real world. And for that, I will be forever grateful to my alma mater. But after four years I was ready to spread my wings even further and test out what life as an adult would hold for me–which I’ve found totally sucks at times but most days are wonderful and full of new adventures.
Have you ever fell in love with something and felt like you’d never find anything like it ever again? That’s how I felt after eating what I thought was the end-all of baked brie while in London two years ago. Brie on its own is delicious. Baking brie so that the cheese is all gooey and melts in your mouth is nothing less than heavenly. So I was somewhat in mourning over the fact that I’d never find another baked brie like it ever again… And boy, was I wrong!
6th & Vine is one of my new favorite finds in the Arts District of Winston-Salem. I’d heard rave reviews of the food and drinks but I didn’t try it for myself until earlier this past spring. The menu’s varied and the specials are always delicious sounding and I’m pretty sure that they source their ingredients locally.
Mostly due to the insistence of the Student Union, Wake Forest hosted a sendoff party for all of the seniors a few weeks before classes ended. Senior Sendoff was basically a celebration of everything that we have accomplished as students and leaders on campus, with the addition of free booze and free food. They bussed us over to the local minor league baseball stadium and had us stand out on the field so that we could take a class picture that actually ended up being pretty cool.
LDOC, otherwise known as the “Last Day of Classes,” has always been exciting because it’s meant that summer is just around the corner. Obviously it also means that exams are on the horizon but I’ve found that by actually attending classes and doing the readings that I’ve never been too nervous taking them. However this was an especially memorable for my friends and I since it’s our very last LDOC, so we decided to take pictures in honor of the occasion.
If April showers bring May flowers, what does May bring??