Weather Woes while Freshmen Year Goes...

03.30.2011

After taunting us with a beautiful first day of spring, Mother Nature decided to throw us a curve ball. Apparently she likes to keep us on our toes (and in our winter coats) because yesterday it snowed. Two days away from April and it’s snowing? Needless to say I was a little upset that I had to dig my coat out from behind. I thought the days of walking to class while looking at your feet so as to avoid the cold stinging of snowflakes on your face were over, at least until next year. I was wrong.


Despite the surprising weather, things have been going very well. I am really enjoying all of my classes; however, I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. It seems like just yesterday I was receiving my acceptance letter to the University of Dayton. If there is one piece of advice I have about being a freshman, it is enjoy the year while you still can. In a way, I feel as if I kind of missed out. Yes, studying is very important, especially if you expect to go to graduate school, but there should always be time for a break. It is a good thing that my floor-mates remark that I’m always at my desk doing homework or studying, but it also shows a lack of balance. Sometimes I get so caught up in preparing for my future that I don’t take time to enjoy the present. So, my advice for any incoming freshmen is don’t let the year slip away and end with regrets.


In other news, I have been trying to figure out what I will be doing this summer. I will be taking summer classes in order to try and free up some time for volunteering next semester. I will be taking organic chemistry I and II with labs as well as an English class to fulfill my last English requirement. Also, I’ve been hunting for jobs and places to volunteer. Things, as of right now, seem to be falling into place. I still can’t believe it’s almost the end of freshmen year. We have Easter break from the 20th through the 25th April, and then we come back for one more week and then, the following week, we take our final exams. It’s hard to believe I’m almost a sophomore.