Hello, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Easter break — maybe with friends and family and/or doing something you enjoy. I (as usual) had tons of homework to do, but I did enjoy an Easter lunch with my dad’s family (got to see my two young cousins, always adorable and entertaining!) and an Easter egg hunt with my horses! They each found six eggs filled with clover, carrots, or marshmallows, and of course they loved it immensely. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, my horses are spoiled. 🙂
If you’ve read my past blogs, you’ll know this semester has been quite a bit different than last semester. At 18 hours, commuting, working, and just trying to stay afloat, it’s been stressful to say the least. The upcoming two weeks probably aren’t going to be much different, but I do feel better going into these final weeks than I thought I would at the beginning of the semester. I have three labs to wrap up, a presentation/report to give, lots of homework, and studying galore for finals, but then before I know it, it will all be over! Fortunately, I don’t have more than one final on any given day, so it won’t be too unbearable (I hope), and by May 6 at 11:59 p.m., I must have completed everything with my online class and will be done with my second semester of college. It’s hard to believe that when I return in August, I’ll be a sophomore. Note to self: time flies by much faster than you think!
Good luck to everyone with finals…hang in there, you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
With September 22 being the official start of the fall season, some reflections on the summer and what we want from this welcomed season are in order. The summer fun of going camping, hanging outside with friends, swimming, and all other activities crafted the best I’ve had. Between the group hangouts and the barbecues, Griffin 101 bridged the gaps in time to the eventual start of the new semester. This was the first summer that truly made me feel like I really belonged here, with this community of friends.
The transformation from the sweltering heat of summertime to the cool, relaxed time of autumn is a welcomed change of pace. Though the summer was excellent as stated, the heat has been overstaying its welcome. I hope this fall offers more chances for my friends and those soon to become closer (as Chainsmokers starts playing in our heads). I’m ready to bust out my nifty and often thrifty sweaters and blue jeans, kicking up red and brown leaves as I go. The feel of Halloween is creeping its way in, getting us to celebrate with bonfires and haunted houses. Bring on the pumpkin spice, I’m in.
The summer has officially come to an end. My Griffin 101 duties have ended as well as my status as a summer RA. This summer has truly been an adventure. Hanging out with with friends, going to Delaware, and finally piecing together a podcast that I’ve been working on for over a year. To see the hard work pay off is incredible; especially when you’re working with friends that support your ideas and goals even when they seem hazy at first. My Griffin 101 Team has showed me that confidence is key in any situation, Residence Life has taught me how to be more accommodating for other people and that everything doesn’t go as planned. Lastly, I’ve learned from my “roommates” that it’s okay to treat yourself to a night out on the town every once in a while…or every other weekend. All in all the summer sixteen was a success and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. Now, I am preparing for my senior year and all it has to offer.
See you all in a week!
I am excited to return to Fontbonne. I can’t wait for all the events that are planned for this year. FAB decided to have less events in the future so that they can be bigger. The sibz weekend is very different and it is oriented towards the whole family instead of just siblings. We will also have some movie nights where we have the entire theatre reserved just for us. We also have the annual fall festival and dueling pianos. My course schedule will be different this year. Unfortunately I have class all 5 days a week, however, I am doing an internship with lifework systems. I can do all of the work online. I also was hired for another job. I am going to be a FLIT member and working with Vinny.
However, I am not quite ready to return yet, I still have fun things to do this summer. I want to see the new Ice Age movie and Bad Moms. A friend and I plan on going to Grant’s farm and hopefully Incredible Pizza. It is also my parents’ 25th anniversary. I plan on making them a sand castle cake made of edible sand, teddy grahams, and waffle cones. I will use vanilla wafers and candy pearls to make oysters.