I graduated back in May, and I seriously think about college almost every day. I miss it! My life was very structured, but in such a way that I was doing completely different things on a daily basis (different classes, different activities, etc.), but my weeks were pretty much the same. That’s the kind of freedom I loved. Now things are pretty much the same every day, except on the weekends.
What made me think about college even more so was the fact that I received an email from a woman involved in Enrollment Management Marketing at Loyola. She received my name and e-mail address from Loyola’s Career Development Center. Basically, they are putting together a new series of videos profiling some of the young alumni. She asked if I was interesting in participating, and if they could interview me.
My experience at Loyola was more than awesome, so I sent her an email back with a yes! I’m kind of excited to be part of something like this especially because I didn’t have the typical Loyola experience. I’m part of the 10% minority of students who commuted to both the Lake Shore Campus and the Water Tower Campus. Granted the LSC is only 20 minutes from where I live, but ask any commuter, no matter the distance, it’s still a pain driving and/or taking the train.
Anyway, I’m pretty pumped for this video. I love to talk about things I’m passionate about, and it should be an interesting experience. I’m curious what they’re going to ask me. Oh, and this isn’t my first time being a spokesperson for Loyola. I was also interviewed about my Journalism major. Yes, I sound like a dork, and I’m extremely nervous, but it was still fun!
Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers always talks about Thomas’ Everything Bagel Thins, and I figured I’d try them out. Usually I just stick to the whole wheat bagel thins, but I recently discovered they contain the same amount of calories. That made me immediately want to switch up my thin.
This morning, I had a toasted everything bagel thin topped with a Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil wedge, and some green grapes and blueberries on the side. I also had my thermos full of coffee, but that just didn’t look right in the picture. Every breakfast is accompanied with the Sun Times and the Trib. Can you say newspaper junkie? That’s me!
I had a variety of things for lunch, and it really made for a meal worthy of two shiny gold stars! Yogurt was a must since I skipped it for breakfast. I thought we had some honey at work for me to use as a mixer, but it was kind of stale. We did however have some leftover raw cacao nibs, and the dark chocolate paired really well with the cold, creamy Fage.
I started things off with a pasta salad filled with noodles, black olives, cheddar cheese wedges, chopped up yellow, orange and red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and some light Italian dressing. The olives made this salad, and needless to say, I had some more as soon as I got home tonight.
I mixed together cucumbers, tomatoes and red bell peppers for this crunchy vegetable bowl. For some reason, cucumbers have been flying under the radar lately, and it was nice to get them back in the lunch mix.
Tomorrow is out-t0-lunch Thursday and it’s so nice knowing I don’t have to pack a lunch. It’s not even the packing that I don’t like, it’s having to think about what I want to eat. I can be really indecisive, and I miss the brown bag lunch days when my mom would pack me a muenster cheese sandwich, a bag of chips, grapes and cookies. If only I could still get away with that!
Happy Hump Day!
Do you ever miss college? Was your college experience a good one? Pasta salad…yay or nay?