The Tales of a RedHead

As a true redhead, I will never say "Check out my AWESOME tan." rather, "Oh, look: More freckles!" #ginger:

Life as a ginger can be hard sometimes. No matter how much sunscreen I put on, I always seem to get sunburned. I put it on every morning and understand the importance of protecting my forever pale skin.  But, sunburns tend to follow me around…especially at soccer games. Last weekend in Austin, we went into double overtime in our game on Sunday afternoon against Arkansas Little Rock. We finished the game and I go inside and think, oh my face is just that red because I just played 120 minutes of a soccer game and am still sweating and hot. WRONG. My face was the color of a tomato because I was straight sunburned. Ugh. I even reapplied at halftime the the sun is relentless. Woe is me. My mom, being the fabulous woman she is, bought me all this Aloe Vera to put in my apartment because just knows stuff like this would happen. She. Knows. So, I lathered practically a handful on my face every 30 minutes to relieve the pain and help to avoid peeling. So it’s now Wednesday, my face has only a little red tent to it…I no longer look like I had a facial that went terribly wrong. #Progress So everyone go put on some sunscreen, it’s good for you!

Brinks

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Senior Year: Part 1

Hello Senior Year!!! I can’t believe I’m typing that. Weird but I love it. It’s been great thus far! Classes are good, friend are fabulous, soccer is fun. Went to California last weekend for game in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles (btw, I love California. Just needed to throw that out there) and I think Texas Soccer brought back the good weather. It’s been in the 70’s here in Austin, Texas the past couple of days and I feel like I need a jacket it’s so cold. Am I right or am I right?? Ha. Rewind a bit to bid day for Pi Beta Phi, we have the cutest new pledge class of lil angels and it was so fun being with all my #sistas! This past week was our first home football game and it was a blast! Like I mentioned, God provided us with some awesome weather (didn’t sweat to death…hallelujah) and a Texas Football WIN! Woohoo. Always a good day when football wins. HOOK ‘EM. More updates to come when fun stuff happens. But for now, mas picturas, mi favorita!

Swoosh Life: Nike Internship

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Y’ALL. I HAD THE BEST SUMMER OF MY LIFE THIS TIME AROUND. I got to intern for Nike. Yes. It was amazing. Nike has a corporate office in Dallas and I was their Consumer Brand Intern. I got to do so many amazing things, meet incredible people, and travel to really fun places. And my wardrobe definitely improved as well. You’ll see me reppin’ the swoosh all day everyday, but that’s nothing new! Ha. And all my new shoes? #Swaggy. But beyond the clothes, the best part about it all? I can say wholeheartedly, the people. My co-workers in the Dallas territory office are so friendly and open and just down-right awesome. Always willing to teach me new things and answer my questions. They even brought me to Beaverton, Oregon (Nike headquarters) and Chicago, Illinois for meetings…and fun stuff too! After this summer and my wonderful experience, it’s my goal to work for Nike after graduation. There, I said it. Such an amazing company with even cooler people. (Side Note: I’m a senior this year in college. LOL WHAT I FEEL LIKE A FRESHMAN?!!! Kidding, I own this place/queen of the campus. Kidding again. Just thankful to go to such an amazing university! More on that later, friends.)

Europe Summer 2015

Woah. I know, I know…I’ve been MIA. But the good news, I’m here now. I’m writing, loving life, and smiling and laughing A LOT. All good things.

This past May, I went to (1) Barcelona, Spain, (2) Nice, France (and the French Riviera), (3) Amsterdam and (4) London with my friend Glory! It was so much fun. Amsterdam definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite European cities. But my goodness, I just love Europe in general: the food, the people, the food, the atmosphere, the food…all so lovely. But enough words, here’s the good stuff: pics!

Barcelona and Montserrat, Spain

Nice, France and the French Riviera (Cannes, Monte Carlo, Monaco, and Eze)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

London, England

xoxo,

Brinks