Spilling the Tea...Turning Twenty

*Kettle on. Cute mug…check. Teabag…check. Hot water poured. Patiently wait four minutes. Remove the tea bag. Pour milk…lactose-free, Obviously. Sit down. Sip tea. Try not to spill.*

Okay, now I’m ready. Before embarking on any writing task, whether its an essay, Instagram caption, or blog post, I need a cuppa tea by my side. But the tea that I’m making is not the one that I’ll be spilling for you. To “Spill the Tea” is to talk about the latest gossip and news. On this blog page, I’ll be “spilling the tea” with news and gossip that is related to the rhetoric class that I’m currently in, Interpersonal Media (also known as RHMS 270). But keep your eyes out for the occasional tea that will stretch beyond the classroom. Like today, the tea that will be spilled is about me.

Here’s the tea for today. I’m old. Like a full two decades old. Yesterday (September 11th) was my 20th birthday, and I’ve come to the conclusion that twenty sounds infinitely older than nineteen. Below are some snapshots of how I spent the morning getting coffee & avocado toast with an old co-worker and then eating yummy sushi with my friends in the evening. Overall, it was a wonderful day, and I’m forever grateful for the people around me as I enter great abyss of being twenty.

Now, I know that this isn’t the juiciest tea in town, but I thought it would be a good segue into introducing myself.

 Two of my closest friends from soccer & track!

Two of my closest friends from soccer & track!

Let’s start at the beginning, my name is Sarah Howard, and I’m a junior at Lewis and Clark College. When I’m not in the classroom, you’ll most likely find me in our school’s athletic building, Pamplin. The first two years of college I played soccer and ran track for Lewis and Clark and loved it. However, this year I am not competing (which is some tea that may be spilled in a future blog post), but I still workout and run with the track team almost every day and I play soccer with my friends. This past year I have also found a new passion for yoga, and I go to a studio early in the morning or late at night.


When I’m in the library (which is rare but I swear it happens), you can catch me studying rhetoric and media studies or planning out my next art project. I am declared as a rhetoric and media studies major and an art & art history minor. I absolutely love being in these two departments and how they are interwoven disciplines. I’m still figuring out what I want to do with my life, but I know rhetoric and media studies and art is preparing me for a multitude of occupations.

One of the last points I want to bring up about myself is that I have a blog called acollegegirl.com. In fact, you are currently reading this post on that exact site. I started this blog after my freshman year of college to talk about what I’ve learned and advice to pass onto fellow college students. Since then, it has grown into more than just college advice, and I love to write about wellness and the latest trends. I would love if you all checked out those blog posts, but I wanted to clarify that those “A College Girl” blog posts are not in association with this page of RHMS 270 content. This page will dive into the universe of interpersonal media and topics that are covered inside the classroom.

And there you have it, a little insight into my life and where we will be heading this semester!

tea and cat

Thank you for reading and learning a little more about me.

Stay tuned for next week where we spill the tea on rhetoric and media studies!