Early Bird // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, Your photos are beautiful! I’m glad you had such a nice spring break. I was at the gym yesterday when I saw a marathon televised on the screens on the wall, and I started missing Wellesley and Marathon Monday. I hope you have a great experience at Marathon Monday this year! Spring in the

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Belgium and Bedrest // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I hope that your break back home was nice, and that you’re not having too much trouble adjusting to Wellesley. I got a notification from Facebook this morning with photos from this day last year, when my friends and I had a picnic in the lawn behind McAfee to celebrate the start of

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Ken’s Birthday Adventure // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I can totally understand why you’re having a hard time adjusting back to life at Wellesley. I had a hard time after coming back from my time abroad, too. The pace at Wellesley certainly goes from 0 to 100 in about two days, and I know that it feels non-stop until finals. Just know that

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My New Life // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I had so much fun Skyping with you last week, and am getting really excited about starting up Love and Liefs again. Since our last posts in this series, you and I have traded places: you went from your study abroad experience in Amsterdam back to Wellesley, and I graduated from Wellesley and moved

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Revisiting My Semester Goals // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I hope you’re having a wonderful time together with your boyfriend right now! It was so lovely to read all about the things you’re grateful for, not just in your most recent blog post but also on your Instagram all month long. Your posts always make my day! I’m having a great time at home

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We’re With You: A Response to the 2016 Election

It’s been a difficult few days. For weeks, my community and I have been preparing for this election — hoping, praying, and voting for a different result than the one ultimately that occurred. Since the election of the new president on Tuesday, America has been swept up in a series of hate crimes, including one on

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A Very Busy October // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, Thank you so much for keeping up our correspondence while I slowly crumbled under the weight of my midterms. As you know (and mentioned), I’m finishing up my Advent book, and when I wasn’t working on that I was working on my paper, and when I wasn’t working on that I was studying for

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Travel Week // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been experiencing so much yelling! I apologize on behalf of my home country. I’m glad you can take it with a hint of humor! This week has been good and bad for me. Late last week, on Thursday and Friday, I had the immense joy of

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Routines and Celebrations // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, Happy belated birthday! I’m so glad you had such an amazing day. I love seeing your beautiful photos, and getting to experience touches of your Amsterdam travels with you. Here at Wellesley, things are starting to settle into a routine. I’m getting used to my class schedule and my commitments, though I have

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