With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this semester is moving by quickly. A little over a week ago, the university gave us Thursday and Friday off for our four-day break. I took a few friends from my household home to New Jersey for the weekend. Hurricane Sandy had just hit New Jersey, so people were wondering why I was going home.
Hello again, I’m writing this post refreshed and re-invigorated after a great four day break! With midterms, tennis championships, and household intramural football games absorbing my time, a little four-day getaway was much appreciated.
Autumn is in full swing here as the leaves change colors, the temperature drops a bit, the pumpkins are out, and campus is looking good. The beauty has been accompanied by exciting activities such as Homecoming Weekend, midterms, and intramural championships.
Welcome October! The sunny chill has swept across campus, along with the beautiful colors of fall. I find myself getting lost in the beauty of the leaves and sunshine; this is bad for my studies because all I want to do is walk around campus or take a drive! This past weekend was Alumni Weekend, so the campus was bustling with activity.
Happy Fall, and welcome back to my blog! After being home all summer, it is a great feeling to be back on campus for my senior year. This summer, I worked as a nursing intern at the Veteran’s Medial Center back home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Since I have last written to you all, so many things have happened. During one of the busiest academic times of the year, the computer that I have had since my junior year of high school finally failed on me. It was giving all the typical signs of old age, but I simply did not want to believe them.
Happy Spring to all,
Coming back to 75 degree weather in the Ohio Valley after spring break was a very pleasant surprise. When the weather gets nice, campus perks up a bit. People are outside hanging out, throwing Frisbees, and playing music – it is definitely springtime at Franciscan.
Well, I am glad to report that spring is finally here. I actually stayed on campus for most of the break, working in the Admissions Office, since I figured I would be able to pick up a few extra hours and have the privilege of seeing campus during one of the quieter times of the year. And it was very quiet, the perfect atmosphere for me to catch up on some extra reading.
I am glad to report that the fog and chill of winter have finally begun to lift, revealing the warm and lively spring that lay dormant beneath it. I cannot tell you all how surprised I was when I saw a girl wearing shorts and flip-flops to class. Although this winter was mild (one of the most mild that we’ve seen in a long time), in my opinion, it still wasn’t quite the time for summer clothes.
I have a few minutes to share with you about the busyness of life here on campus. In my last blog, I was telling you about the tests I had coming up; they are here and making their presence known. I had three tests last week and two this week. Needless to say, I have been putting in some serious time in the library.