Back to the Daily Grind

Classes for the spring semester started Tuesday. After an extremely long and restful break, it feels good to be back at school; however, I must say that I was a little sad when I started packing my bags and gathering my belongings on Sunday night. I was used to being home – used to the stress-free environment and especially used to going to bed as late as I wanted and waking up sometime in the afternoon. But I guess all good things come to an end. And going back to Dayton wasn’t a bad thing at all.

My parents and I arrived in Dayton around 12:30 on Monday afternoon. Thankfully, my roommate and another great friend of mine came down to the parking lot to help me bring my stuff back to my dorm room. I had so much stuff, it probably would have taken me three or four trips, but, between me, my mom, my dad, and my two friends, we were able to get everything to my room in one trip. After everything was packed away, my parents and I went out to lunch at Panera. When we got back to my dorm room, they stayed for a little while longer but then had to say goodbye.

Since we are starting a new semester, all of our classes our new so my friends and I went to find our classes together. This was probably not as necessary as it was at the beginning of the year, but it couldn’t hurt. And I don’t want to be the person to be late to class because I couldn’t find the room. Also, last year I walked into the wrong biology lab and didn’t realize it until the syllabus had been passed out. As you can imagine, I wanted to avoid another mishap that at all costs.

My classes are going well so far, but I have only had each class once, so hopefully things don’t change when the classes enter full-swing. The classes I am taking this semester are: Introduction to Philosophy, Honors Introduction to History, Concepts of Biology 2, General Chemistry 2, Biology 2 Lab, Chemistry 2 Lab, and Introduction to Calculus 2. This is a total of 17 credit hours. All University of Dayton students are required to take Philosophy and History, and I need to take Biology and Chemistry and their labs as well as Calculus to meet requirements for my major. Once I have a more in-depth understanding, I will talk further about my classes.

It is snowing and I am about to leave for History class. The campus is beautiful when it is covered in snow. It kind of makes the walk through the frigid air worth it.