St. Louis, Missouri
History, Leadership Studies


Music (violin), swimming, reading, writing

About Me

Spring is finally here!

April 17, 2013

Spring has finally arrived in Richmond! The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, and the campus is infested with tiny green inchworms.  I’m from Saint Louis and when spring is usually sans inchworms. Imagine my surprise when I walked outside to the hundreds of green bugs dangling from the trees like Christmas ornaments. At first, I thought these creatures were sort of cute since all they do is inch around (literally). But, when you discover that a worm has slowly been inching up your hair for several minutes without your knowledge…the cuteness factor is gone. Instantly.

Another spring surprise I have had here at Richmond is the pollen. Everything has taken on a bright yellow tinge the past few days. I really and truly believe that there is more pollen on the ground than the snow we got this winter. This splash of color on campus has unfortunately brought with it itchy eyes and runny noses. As someone who has never had allergies before, it is not a pleasant experience.

Ryland Hall becomes the

pollen dusted car

 While these are not parts of spring in Richmond that I love, its part of the fun of living in a new place for college. And plus, the beautiful flowers make everything better.

lovely tulips near d-hall

Hi, I'm Rebecca. I'm from Saint Louis but haven't lived there my whole life. In fact, I've actually moved thirteen times! I'm the oldest of eight kids which is pretty atypical nowadays. So, in case you were curious about what its like to live with so many small children, I made you a list.

9 ways you know you have a big family:

1. Doing laundry is definitely an all day affair

2. Buying a cow seems like an economical alternative to buying milk

3. You have two refrigerators AND two freezers

4. You refer to your family's twelve passenger van as "hot wheels"

5. You drive your siblings to a violin lesson and people think the orchestra has arrvied

6. Food just seems to disappear 

7. You see a "normal" sized family and wonder how they keep from feeling lonely

8. The number of shoes in your house rivals Imelda Marcos

9. Your family picture takes up the entire wall

Other interesting things about me? I'm planning on majoring in history and possibly leadership studies. I'm a Richmond Scholar so feel free to ask me about that. I love traveling and can't wait to spend a semester or year abroad. I play the violin and have for about ten years. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. My new favorite TV show is Vampire Diaries (don't hate me, I'm sorry!) I hope you enjoy my posts!

Why UR?

Why UR? Well, it was the small class sizes, School of Leadership Studies, reputation of good academics, and sheer curiosity that made me apply. But, seeing the dedicated faculty, sitting in a fascinating class discussion, and meeting so many friendly people was what made me commit.