Well its that time of year again: back to school time! Its baffling to me that this is the last time I will move in as an undergrad; my last 2 semesters at Saint Mikes. I know it is going to fly by so fast, especially because I am so busy all the time, but I really want to make the best of it and enjoy everything.
Here are some exciting things that will be happening in the next few weeks.
- I cannot wait to move in to my TownHouse! At Saint Mikes, we live on campus all 4 years because there are only 2,000 undergrads and it really keeps the community on campus. Seniors live in TownHouses, complete with a full kitchen, bathroom, and, in my case, 4 single rooms. Some have doubles, but we lucked out and all got singles. I think we will have a really good year, and I am just ready to move in and get settled.
- It sounds strange, but I am really excited for classes to start again. I know I am going to regret those words about halfway through the semester, but it is my last semester actually taking classes because I am student teaching in the Spring and it is definitely going to be bittersweet. I am taking 18 credits which will be a killer but I am ready. What will I be taking, you ask? Well, I am taking 3 history classes and 2 education classes, including my History Senior Seminar (40 page thesis; I am writing on the causes of WWI that led to WWII…such a nerd), a class on World War II in Europe, the Modern Middle East, a class on Curriculum where I will be creating my own unit, and Approaches to Teaching Humanities. Woof. Sounds fun, right?
- Singing with the Bella’s! I miss singing so much, and I love my a cappella group. We are all female and get along so well. I am excited to tackle some new, more difficult songs with them and get some fresh meat in.
- Cooking in my own kitchen. I am so excited to try out new recipes and not rely on the dining hall for “food” ( I wouldn’t consider everything there actual food..) but I am nervous about staying on a budget while still eating healthy. The college ramen diet is not a myth. I have always struggled with creating a budget and sticking to it. Hey, I like eating out and I love my dunkin iced. I have worked hard this summer for my money, and I want to make it last, but the college lifestyle is in a category of its own. We will see what happens…
- I am just so excited for everything that comes with being a college student. When I went abroad, I didn’t feel the same as I do when I study at Saint Mikes. I missed the late night study sessions in the student center, spending more time in the library than in my own living space, ordering late-night drunk wings, hungover brunches, etc.
College is a once in a lifetime experience, and I am so jealous of incoming freshman who get to experience everything for the first time.
What exciting things are coming your way soon?