Callie: “Set Goals, and Embrace Change”

I remember one of the most exciting things to look forward to in third grade was writing a letter to my future self and burying it in the school’s courtyard, where many other 3rd graders had done so before us. There my letter would stay until fifth grade graduation, where we would dig up the…

Callie: “Better Late Than Never”

If there is one thing that I have learned from college, it is to always stay on top of your game. Thinking about things ahead of time is essential, especially when it comes to next semester’s classes. You would think that I would listen to my own advice. Don’t get me wrong, of course I…

Callie: “My First College Lesson”

    As my move-in day slowly crept up on me, I felt stress meander its way into my life. I found myself packing, then unpacking, while making list after list ––forgetting certain things were not an option. Being an out-of-state student, I tried to avoid forgetfulness by constantly worrying about what I needed to…

Callie: “Be Awkward, Together”

Did someone say 14-mile backpacking trip? The second I heard about the opportunity to take a trip to Lake of the Clouds with Outdoor UW I was ready, if not itching, to go (not just because of all the mosquito bites I knew I would get). I brought along my love for the outdoors, my…

Callie: “It’s Time”

Hey y’all! My name is Callie Elonen. I am from Knoxville, Tennessee and am probably the least “country” girl you will ever meet. (I thought I would attempt to be stereotypical and throw “hey y’all” in as some of the first words in my blog. What’s a better first impression?) No, seriously, I think my…