AFTER 32 YEARS APART, COLLEGE SWEETHEARTS GEOFF SPENCER ’79 AND POPPY TERRIS SPENCER ’78 ARE REUNITED.
They say you never forget your first love, and Rollins sweethearts Poppy Terris Spencer ’78 and Geoff Spencer ’79 couldn’t agree more. The two left their romance behind on the shores of Lake Virginia, taking different paths for 32 years but always thinking back on the other. In late spring of 2010, Geoff connected with Poppy on Facebook, and the two were married less than a year later.
Having a successful long-term relationship is one of the most rewarding things one could ever ask for. But maintaining the harmony in that is not something you can coast on. JR and I have been together twenty-plus years. And we’ve always known it takes work and dedication to keep that bond strong. Harmony and communication are key. Which is why we constantly check in on each other, even if we’re miles apart.Read More
“What If…” We’ve asked this question many times, sometimes in our heads and sometimes to each other. As college sweethearts, we separated because of a lack of maturity and communication skills, not because anything was wrong between us. Since we reunited six years ago, we’ve both wondered what would’ve happened had we stayed together.Read More
Back-to-school shopping can be fun—right down to selecting your favorite color notebook. That is, if the new Chem teacher hasn’t demanded that all his classroom binders, be navy blue. You might select a new backpack because last year’s is, well, last year’s. So when you’re choosing your perfect—best backpacks—consider all that goes into it. It’s not only books, writing supplies and a cute make-up bag filled with lip gloss, concealer and other must-haves you need throughout the day, that should be included in your backpack—it’s the other stuff. The unseen emotional tagalongs that wriggle their way into your bag whether you’re paying attention or not. Consider these five tips to say, “K, bye” to emotional heaviness that weighs you down.Read More