Thursday, September 27, 2012

College Life

Being a recent college graduate, I can totes understand the pressure and stress this time of year. Getting your schedule together... having to add/petition for classes if they're all full... paying an arm and leg for a book that you hardly utilize since the lecture notes cover everything word for word from the book... and on and on and on! BUT, I am glad to say all the sweat and tears of college and grad school have given me the opportunity to connect eye to eye with many other college peeps who are currently or who will be going through what I went through.... in particular my family!

I have so many cousins that are smart, talented, whitty, and full of life and pizzazz!! Some have taken the route of taking care of their family, others have taken the working route, and some of taken the college route. A group of my younger cousins started college around the same time!! I'm so proud of each of them for wanting to pursue their education, despite if it's close to home or not!! It takes a lot of strength and courage to continue your education, and I am DAYUMMM proud of these adults kiddos!

My lil' cousin, Ke'ea, recently moved up north about 6 hours away from the family for school, and it's her first time out on her own... anddd the first kid her parents have to let go (wahhhh). She had a hard time leaving home, but she DID, and that's more than a lot of people can say who never have the guts to leave home! I was so happy and excited for her, but I sooooo wish I can be there for her as she goes through her home-sickness. The next best thing?? A care package of course!! Started with some basics, but it was fun to shop for college (okay... someone else's college term)!!

1. A mini vintage-styled frame for my pic by her beside (SIKE .... I bet you anything it'll be a pic of her doggy!) // 2. Pink rose notecards to send notes to her family and friends back home in style! // 3. Sunflower journal to document the goods in her freshman year // 4. A cute floral pen to write notes in a chic manner

And of course, it wouldn't be a full care package for this girl without her sweets!!
Do you get care packages? Or is it your turn to send em?? Keep in touch with your college students and keep em' goin!


Amy said...

I miss college!!!!
And she will LOVE a care package, that is such a great idea! :) :)

Steph said...

Awesome idea, she will love it! My parents used to send them to me in college and it totally made my day :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Who doesn't love care packages?! So sweet of you, Bev! I love that you're so passionate about education and that you commend others for their hard work. Be my grad school cheerleader! ;)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this- so sweet of you!! I love getting and sending care packages, snail mail is the BEST! Also, congrats to all your cousins on persuing their dreams!

LEIGH said...

This is very sweet! Alhtough I've never done them! I hope she adjusts soon!

Kara said...

This is so sweet! My mom sent me a huge care package for my first Valentine's Day alone a few years ago. It helped in every way imaginable. All kinds of stationary, hot cocoa, movies. It was so sweet!!

Leanne @ Simply Beautiful said...

You are TOO sweet to do this for you cousin!! I know she'll just absolutely love you for it!

Have a great weekend! :)

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