Hi! I’m Savannah. College student & public health major. Big sister. One of two daughters. Road trip queen. Beyonce wannabe. Crazy dog mom. Young Life lover. Zeta Tau Alpha sister. Blogger. Obviously.
Welcome to Always, S!
I love unmade beds, my sweet Southern family, good hair days, road trips, Young Life, handwritten letters, and cute babies. I’m not a huge fan of spiders, bananas, chocolate, and the fact that Prince Harry doesn’t know who the hell I am.
Over the last couple of years, Always, S has evolved into a place to find tips on surviving as a college student, traveling as that broke college student, and loving yourself. As the _____ _______ _______. Guess. Not a college student? Not broke? Not either? Don’t worry. I’m still funny to old people.
This blog came to life in July 2014 when I went to Canada for a film project with my two great aunts. When I got back from Canada, I moved 4 hours away to go to college and the blog stayed (my grandparents needed daily updates). I was miserable. Homesick, I transferred a semester later to be 2 hours closer to home. That’s where the college part of this blog comes from – I love talking about ways to overcome obstacles, make the best of your school year, and love who you are.
After I transferred, I was accepted into the Public Health program, and accepted an internship with a teen pregnancy prevention program with a local Health Alliance. I’m extremely passionate about women’s health and healthcare equality (which explains the major) and I hope to combine this passion with my heart for adventure.
My love for travel has grown over the years, and after Canada, I drove or flew anywhere I could as often as possible. Right after college started, I went on a cross-country road trip with my friend and his (SO SO CUTE) dog. We didn’t know where we were going, but we loaded up the car and traveled across the states, only deciding our destination for the day when we woke up in the morning. We camped everywhere we went, and the memories I made out West are some I’ll always carry with me.
July 2016, my life was changed: I traveled to Tanzania and, after living in a village with a Maasai tribe, hiked the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. 19, 341 feet to be exact. I turned 20 on the mountain, and I left Africa with a passion for its people and more wanderlust than ever before (you can view those posts here). I’ve made it my goal to visit all continents by my 25th birthday. Stick around to see if I do!
WHERE TO NEXT?
There are a couple of posts that are pretty popular around here. Consider starting with one of these:
- Explaining the Magic
- What My Sophomore Year Taught Me
- Sorority Recruitment: The Ultimate Guide
- 10 Common Questions + Advice for Freshmen – answered by a professor!
- Ask Me About That Road Trip
- 5 Things You Must Do the First Week of Class