Wow. I’m exactly halfway through my time at Fontbonne. I just finished my last final this morning, and I was out the door by 10:05. It will take me a while to realize that I’m actually on summer break, but I’m happy for my newfound freedom.
This year was definitely far more challenging than last year. Last year, I took a lot of challenging courses – don’t get me wrong – but they were more generalized and foundational. This year, in addition to some sophomore-, junior-, and (I’m not going to lie) senior-level biology courses, I took on the so-called biology major’s “worst nightmare” – organic chemistry. It was definitely difficult, but it was so worth it at the same time. I got really close to my friends in part thanks to that class, and getting through it alive has pretty much taught me that I can get through anything if I keep at it.
So what will I be doing this summer? Well, to put it bluntly, a lot. I will be interning at the St. Louis Science Center in the Physical Sciences Gallery. While there, I will be presenting Amazing Science Demonstrations, which are 10-15 minute shows about different aspects of science. This will be the perfect marriage of my two main passions in life - science and theatre! In addition, I’ll be taking family vacations to Florida and Minnesota, and I’ll be taking a philosophy course for general education requirements. Add in Saturday nights at The Muny and various trips to Forest Park, and there’s my summer in a nutshell.
Have a great, safe summer everyone, and I’ll see most of you again in the fall.