The thanksgiving break is coming, but that also means that our finals week is coming.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays in the United States, because it means family gathering. It’s like the Lunar Chinese New Year in Taiwan. However, it’s sad that the final week of the semester is coming as well. Therefore, there are a lot of projects and assignments that are due, but I think it’s the process to be a student, learn by writing, reading, speaking, and doing. I believe all the process is to prepare me to be a more successful person in the future. I’d like to share a Chinese phrase to encourage my blog readers:
“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” (Lao Tzu).
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but this will very likely be the last time I blog in the year 2011. It really does seem like I started school just a few weeks ago, and now we’re already halfway through the school year!
As I wrote in my most recent blog, this semester has been challenging, rewarding, and surprising all at the same time. I feel very accomplished due to everything I’ve learned. Organic chemistry, though not as terrible as everyone says, did make my semester-long ride a little bumpy at times, but I feel as though the lab techniques and problem-solving skills that I acquired from that class will benefit me greatly in my future profession. I loved how all of my classes this semester were directly tied with my major; I was almost always able to clearly see the correlation between my classes and what I want to do with my life (which, as I’ve said countless times, is biomedical research).
I’d better get back to studying for my cell biology final exam. I’ll be taking it in approximately 14 hours from now.
Have a great Winter Break, everyone, and I’ll see you when we return in 2012!!!