While people just about everywhere in the United States were bundling up to go outside at the beginning of March, Pepperdine began its spring break. Many of my friends decided to hit the beaches of Hawaii or lay out in the sun in Palm Springs, but I took a flight back to my home town of Nashville.

This was the first time I had been back since Christmas break and it was definitely nice to just sit, relax, eat home cooked meals, and lounge around.

During my trip back home I also did some shopping in hopes of finding a dress for my sorority’s upcoming spring formal!  With some great success, I came back with my suitcase full and ready to begin the end of my freshman year.

It is hard to imagine that I only have about a month and a half left of my first year of college — and even harder to imagine that I will be living in Switzerland next year at this time!

Right now my family and I are trying to figure out multiple things ranging from predicting how my arthritis will feel to the basic need of getting my medications to Europe.

Right now my family and I are trying to figure out multiple things ranging from predicting how my arthritis will feel to the basic need of getting my medications to Europe.  We have been working through Pepperdine University to figure out the best ways of getting this done. But, as usual, there are always extra things to think about when it comes to having arthritis.

Like it or not, it’s just one more thing to deal with.