Happy Weekend, lovelies! I hope it has treated you well. For me the weekend was mostly consumed by working out, homework (yes, I already have lots of homework after the first 2 days of classes and yes, it is mean), and kind of just working on personal projects. However, Saturday morning I got to escape my dorm a little & was reunited with my France beauties! Julia, who is also my suite-mate, and our friends Aly and Irina who we had the pleasure of meeting while doing SCAD's Pre-Bee program, all got to meet up over some coffee, carbs, and cold weather. We had originally planned to meet at the dining hall and bike up to Forsyth park to stroll through the Saturday morning farmer's market; however, we woke up to rain and 40 degree weather, so we did a quick back and forth POWER WALK through the market and then beelined it to a cafe. If you live in Savannah and haven't been to The Sentient Bean yet, you are missing out! It's solely vegetarian based, but if you're a lover of granola, coffee, eggs, and breaky in general, this is the place for you.
Since it was a rainy day, I decided to whip out my Lulu rain jacket I got for Christmas and let me tell you, obsesseeedddd. If you're in the market for a good rain jacket, make the investment in this one. It's light because it's waterproof, yet it keeps you so warm because it insulates heat! Anything that has dual-purpose is a must have item in my closet. Also, I'm trying to make scarfs more of a thing for me, since I no longer live in a city where it's pretty much summer year-round.
I've made it one of my new years resolutions to do less partying and more exploring, enrichment opportunities within Savannah, but today made me realize something else I want to do more of: good conversations. It's amazing how a simple afternoon of catching up with friends, discussing real life current events, goals, and sharing opinions on important issues (without the distraction of being on your phone) can truly feed our souls. Humans crave face-to-face human interaction. Connecting and vibing with other people is one of the best feelings there is and I guarantee if we all did a little more of that, we'd all be happier people. I'm sure we've all experienced moments with friends we really connect with when the conversation just never ends and new topics are consistently being brought up; doesn't it feel good? Let's all try and surround ourselves with people who bring something to the table more often. Without phones. Without booze. Without bullshit, surface level conversations. Just you and good people and good conversation.