Tuesday January 26, 2016

After a Week Back Home

Welcome back everyone! Also, welcome to second semester! 

After a month away from school (yes, I said a whole month), I can very gladly report that it is a huge relief to be back at school. If you would've told me when I was in high school that I would ever type the phrase “it’s a relief to be back at school”, I don’t think I would’ve believed you. But there’s something to be said about being back in a routine—knowing what you’re going to be doing every day—that is incredibly comforting. 

New Year, New Me. 

Well, it’s a new semester AND a new Year, so I guess that means double the transformation? Regardless, this new semester is already shaping up to be a great one. With being a week into classes, I can honestly say this is the first time in my life where i’ve actually loved being a student. Something that I love is, even as a freshman, the majority of my classes are part of my major. They always say that you learn what you love better, so starting off college already learning about your major to me definitely makes school all the more interesting. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also taking some of the basic required courses (History, Math, etc.), but they’re intermixed with my major courses. Who says learning can’t be fun? 

As a major in the college of Arts and Sciences, I’m required to take an art class. I’m not going to sugarcoat this: I can’t draw. Or paint. I’m what you may even go as far as calling a bad artist. However, much to my relief, the University of Dayton offers a Theatre Appreciation course to fulfill that requirement. Needless to say i’m in that course now. With about a week left of break I received an email from the professor of that course informing us that we were required during the course to attend a handful of stage performances, the first of which being a multi-award winning Broadway performance of the show Once at the downtown Dayton theatre. One week and one Uber ride later, I found myself sitting in a massive theatre with a handful of my friends enjoying the most entertaining class requirement i’ve ever seen. Once again, who says learning can’t be fun? 

It was a great break, but it’s great to be home. My second home, that is: The University of Dayton. Let’s get back to work. But who says work can’t be fun?

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