My major, back when I was a little freshman, was to become a English teacher. My best friend and mentor Jeffery Facchin inspired me to do this. I was enjoying the knowledge that came with this major. I had a education class my senior year that changed my out look. I was starting to become stressed out with the changing field of education. I thought long and hard about if I wanted to do this. The question I asked myself was could I see myself ever happy at the end of the day. I couldn’t see myself happy, so I thought what I could do with a degree in English. I like writing poems and it makes me happy. So I decided that I can be an editor or writer for a newspaper or blog. I dropped the education part and became a lot less stressed out.
Until SPRING BREAK. Not just any spring break. My LAST spring break of college. Say what?! I feel like I graduated from PSHS not too long ago. Though, college has its downs I am really wishing that my last year of college goes slower. The real world is a scary place. I am worried about being ready. I have had a good life so far, thanks to my family and friends. I just hope I am ready for the next part of my life. Which won’t be in Illinois anymore. Scary. Im heading to the West Coast where there will be more opportunities with the industry I want to get into. Chicago will always have a place in my heart, there is just nothing that the state of Illinois can offer me anymore. To me it was a perfect place for a child to grow up in.
I don’t normally cook on campus. If I do, it’s the traditional college meal – microwaveable Ramen noodles or macaroni and cheese. However, this week was a special occasion. I decided I was going to have a small Mardi Gras party in my dorm room, so Monday night my friend and I carried our cooking supplies up to the fourth floor of Medaille and started our cooking adventure! Following an idea on Pinterest, we made mini king cakes. Here’s the recipe/instructions:
1. Buy packaged cinnamon rolls
2. Unroll the cinnamon rolls so that they are straight
3. Then twist them and turn them into the shape of an “O”
4. Next, place them on a pan (wax paper is helpful so you don’t have to clean your pan or worry about spray) and place them in the oven at 400 F
5. After about ten minutes, take them out
6. Then frost them using white frosting
7. Finally, add the sprinkles…green, purple, and yellow (for Mardi Gras!)
*You can either mix all the sprinkle colors together or separate them into green, yellow, and purple sections.
The mini king cakes were a great hit at my party! We drank soy milk with our treats and danced to some awesome music…I highly suggest making these treats and having a party of your own next year
I’ve been told that time gets faster the older you get, and now I’m starting to believe it. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of future planning within my organizations, and it feels weird to already be thinking about my senior year of college. It may seem far away, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s really not. Just look at how fast spring break came this semester (it’s next week!).
Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB) just announced the new executive board for next school year. I already knew I was going to be in charge of live performance, but there were still other positions to be filled. This past Friday night was spent doing some team bonding and planning for next year. For hours, we discussed the events that we want to bring to campus. Coming up, we will pitch our ideas to Fontbonne’s Student Government Association, hoping we get all the funds we need to do so. In addition, Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) just held their elections, and I’m going to be the vice president next year. ODK has already begun planning as well. It’s a lot to think about for both organizations when we’ve still got current events and activities to prepare and run. Regardless, it’s all still very exciting. There is so much to look forward to for next year. That being said, I don’t want to rush all the amazing things the rest of this spring semester has to offer.
Another futuristic thing I’ve been doing is searching and applying for summer internships. For my fashion merchandising major, it is a requirement that I complete one. It’s been a lot of work and research for that as well. I just had an interview that went really well, so my fingers are crossed for that. Internships commonly have a high potential for turning into a job, so this is a really big deal. Deciding on an internship really requires me to look ahead at my future plans from a career standpoint. I’m coming to realize that me being an adult in the real world with a full time job is not that far away. Again, it’s exciting to think about all these things, but at the same time, could junior year (and just time in general) please slow down?!