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Student in Residence: Natalie's Blog Entry 6

Posted on November 09, 2018 in Student in Residence

The last few weeks have been the busiest of my life! My sister got married, my birthday took place, Porch Stories began, I attended two floor dinners, and I got to vote right here at OLWT!

First off, thank you so much for the wonderful birthday cards and wishes, I felt so special. I came home to multiple birthday cards both on Saturday and Sunday and even an awesome birthday balloon! You are all so sweet and made me feel very loved. Who better to celebrate your birthday than with 200 of your closest friends?

What was so especially excited was my sister getting married! The ceremony was incredibly beautiful and it was wonderful to celebrate with family and friends. Because I have four other siblings, their significant others, and 5 nieces and nephews, there’s already 18 people in just my intermediate family! That makes for an amazing celebration. Further, my other sister got engaged this same week and I am the maid of honor! Definitely a busy time for the Gillespie family!

Further, thank you to all of those who have attended Porch Stories thus far! It has been such a wonderful experience hearing your stories and learning more deeply about each of your lives. How special that is to me! Just as a reminder, there will be 4 more Porch Stories that take place this year! The dates include November 12th, November 19th, November 26th, and December 3rd! After December 3rd, I will be taking some time off to spend with family and friends since my semester will be over. Porch Stories will resume in January! It will be wonderful to see all of you there!

Lastly, how cool is it that I got to vote at OLWT? That is truly the dream, to wake up, get dressed, and vote in the same building you live in! I hope all of you got the chance to vote. It’s an important privilege to exercise that right. I am excited to discuss that all at the next Current Events!




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