A Day in the Life at Brevard College

My (Kayla Leed) ups and downs of being a student at Brevard College.

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Here is my week in a few photos!

Friends, ceramics, basketball, and baseball! Can’t forget the MARVELOUS weather we have been blessed with this week.

Have a rockin’ weekend (: 

First Video Post!


This video was taken a week ago, but anyway… Have a look! Enjoy!

Springin’ Back Into Things

Hey, folks!

First, I need to apologize for being so lame on posting on the blog. It has been a crazy past few months, working three jobs, playing intramural volleyball, taking 15 credit hours, and balancing a social and family life has been a challenge to say the least.

Christmas was incredible. Three weeks with friends and family making memories and creating new traditions was both exciting and inviting.

I came back to Brevard on Jan. fourth. I was delighted with the news of being paired with a new roommate, Bailey, who has turned out to be one of my best friends here. She is super cool, fit, quirky, and absolutely adorable! She has pretty much taken over the role of being my mother, coach, and confidant.

My schedule this semester is crazy, and I have considered dropping a class or arranging my schedule… But, I decided to roll with the punches. I have class from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mon., Wed., and Fri., but I only have class from 11:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tues. and Thurs. Which is nice, but I have to work those days… So it all balances out in a way.

I really enjoy all of my classes, though. They are really entertaining. If you ever get the opportunity to take a Spanish Class, I definitely recommend it. Professor Hoxit is incredible! She was my BCE teacher and currently my Spanish 202 teacher. She is so much fun.

Ceramics is another great choice! I have learned so much and made some pretty rad stuff, too.

All in all, the Spring semester has been a busy one. But, I hope to keep up with the blog a whole lot more. Expect video posts every Wednesday and some photos of events at BC throughout the weeks.

Keep it real ladies and gents.


My Christmas tree this year smells really nice. 🎄🎅🔮💡🔌

My Christmas tree this year smells really nice. 🎄🎅🔮💡🔌

Thanksgiving Break in four fabulous photos! 

Photo credit to my Aunt Kim, Aunt KC, Emily (sister), and to the man at the restaurant.

Thanksgiving Break in four fabulous photos! 

Photo credit to my Aunt Kim, Aunt KC, Emily (sister), and to the man at the restaurant.


This is the only Thanksgiving GIF you need, really.


This is the only Thanksgiving GIF you need, really.

New Traditions this Thanksgiving!

This year is a difficult year. I lost my nanny, a dear friend, and far too many parents of friends. All of this loss has taught me to be grateful for all kinds of things: simple things. How lucky am I to never have been in a major accident? How blessed am I to have good health? How grateful I am to have a family and a roof over my head. Through all of these losses and troubles, I have learned the value of life and friendship.

Every Thanksgiving has been spent in my Nanny’s house (which is, also, where my family and I live) and she made Thanksgiving dinner. We would eat around 1pm and then have seconds around 6pm and watch football in between.

This year, the tradition has been forced to change. Which has served as a silver lining, which I am also grateful for. After my nanny passed we immediately realized how different our lives would be, let alone holiday traditions.

My Aunt Lori and Aunt KC took on the task of making and hosting Thanksgiving Dinner. My Aunt Kim joined us with two of my cousins. It has been a long time since our family had a stress-free holiday due to my nanny’s frustrations with her dwindling amount of energy to host such a dinner. But this year was a whole new story.

We arrived at my aunts house greeted with hugs and kisses. We ate lots of food. Watched the movie Elf and then played card games until our eyes were heavy with sleep!

Unfortunately, my Aunt Lori has to work at 4:30 am for Black Friday, so we left her warm home just a bit ago so she could get some much needed sleep!

After all of these years of a steady tradition, I am pleased to say that this new tradition is welcome into my heart! Lots of food, family and relaxation on a day to be so much more thankful for it - what could be more perfect?

I am beyond thankful this year and am ready to greet the blessings of the year to come.

Happy Thanksgiving, folks!

Gobble, gobble!


These past few weeks have surely been crazy ones! Term papers, finals, classes cramming in last minute work… But, to top it all off I have shin splints that turned into stress fractures! UGH!

I haven’t been able to run for a few weeks, and it certainly has been frustrating but next week I can start easing back in. Finally!

I went to my first Brevard College Men’s Basketball game! We lost within the last few minutes of the game, but the adrenaline rush was insane! 

Our student section was rowdy, not quite as rowdy as my high school, but still fun!

The WLEE 101 backpacking trip was BEAUTIFUL! Such a challenge, but definitely worth it all. We started at the Fish Hatchery, climbed up Cedar Rock then back down and around up to John’s Rock, finishing back at the Fish Hatchery. 

It was certainly difficult with my leg condition, but it was also a breathtaking weekend. The views were phenomenal.

All is well here at BC! I can’t wait for my next adventure, but for now I better get to class!! 



Hi all!

I am pretty excited to say that I leave tomorrow afternoon to spend three days and two nights in Pisgah National Forest. I will be covering about seven miles, which doesn’t seem like much at all, but I will be learning a lot while we are out there.

I will be headed out with my Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education class around 3:30p.m. tomorrow. Each student is teaching a 15 minute lesson (mine is on the Eastern band of the Cherokee Indians) and we also will be learning how to properly cook, camp, and travel in the backcountry. 

I am pretty stoked! 

Classes are pretty jam packed these days. I am writing term paper after term paper after term paper. Lots to do and not enough energy to do it! 

I wish you all warm and colorful fall days! 

Peace and love,


Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals was this past weekend at Beech Mountain, NC.

I spent the weekend kickin’ it with an awesome group of riders! They killed it. BC Cycling was on the podium for every race that they entered, placing first in six of the nine races!

As a team, Brevard took home the gold as the 2013 MTB National Champions!