This summer is going to be off the hook! I have so many things planned.
May: Help with graduation, bridal shower, and go home for about two weeks!
June: Summer school (not that exciting)
July: Still summer school, a week in Mexico, Warped Tour, Mayhem fest, and Colorado
August: Still in Colorado, and then MY LAST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE.
I also plan on going to Six Flags and hanging out with my friends since I will be here in St. Louis majority of the summer! Im super excited!
Well, here we are – week 3 of the spring semester. I’m having a hard time fathoming that I have less than 50 days of classes left until my time is done at FBU and in academia in general. Like many other seniors my remaining days are being spent readying my résumé, creating an e-portfolio, finishing up my major course requirements, deleting those incriminating pictures from Facebook, job-hunting, and dreadfully writing that HULK of a senior seminar paper. In my spare time I enjoy taking deep breaths and telling myself “everything will be okay”…May, and warm weather will be here in no time.
WELL here we are back in school again. Is it really my last semester in college? Welp, as long as I don’t accidentally fail something, it sure is. Medical Nutrition Therapy II, Experimental Foods, Microbiology, and HES Senior Synthesis are all on the schedule for the next few months, and then that’s all, folks!
So far I’m digging my classes. I’m learning about how to treat various diseases and conditions with diet, experimenting with vegan pound cakes, swabbing bacteria on agar dishes, and writing a FAT paper to sum up my college career in the HES department. I’m still Environmental Club president as well, so expect plenty of posts geared in that direction.
Basically, I’m planning to live it up and enjoy the remainder of my time at Fontbonne. It’s been a great 3.5 years so far, and it just keeps getting better. Looking forward to a rad last semester!
2 months ‘til I graduate. But who’s counting?
We’ve arrived at the mid-semester mark, which means my life has suddenly become considerably easier. First, I’m done with my senior paper (still gloating about this a bit, don’t mind me). Secondly, I’m done with my 8-week Music Appreciation class. This leaves me with only Advertising Senior Seminar and Diversity, effectively reducing my course load to a measly 6 hours. Of course, I’ll now be supplementing that light course load with job hunting and grad school applications, and maybe I’ll get back to writing and recording some music, but my stress factor has basically vanished!
Anyway, I’ve just returned from New Orleans, where I presented with a fellow student at the 2011 Conference for the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). The conference was a great success; I met some awesome people, received totally flattering praise from one of the authors of my intro text book, and learned some cool stuff! It was an amazing trip – New Orleans is a fantastic place – and I’m glad Fontbonne decided to support student excellence by sponsoring us on this trip (read: I went to New Orleans for free, and it was amazing). Moral of the story: do well in school and you’ll go places… for free.
This week, I’m skipping town again because it’s my birthday weekend (I’ll be celebrating my second annual 21st birthday!) Thursday night I’ll be flying up to Buffalo, to visit the love of my life at the University at Buffalo where she studies Pharmacy. My parents will also drive in with my beloved dog, Zoey, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. (Zoey is oddly popular on the international level. You can like her on Facebook). Missing class won’t be much of a problem, though I’m not used to traveling this much!
Well that’s where I’m at. Or, where I’ll be? Either way, that magical graduation date is going to be here before I know it… and there’s still a lot to be done before then! Keep at it everyone!