I'm not exactly sure how but in just a few hours I will have graduated from Brown. Lucky for me I'm staying a 5th year for a Masters but that doesn't make it easier when everyone else leaves.
This past week has been quite the emotional roller coaster and these past four years have been wonderful. I really don't want to graduate and have everyone leave, but I guess it's just another part of life. I also have to be gone in the next 3 minutes for commencement mass. Also, it's already 62 degrees at 7:15am, it's going to be so bloody hot for graduation, I hope we don't all melt.
It's been fun.
Woah even for me this has been quite the hiatus.
Life has been all over the place lately. It's second semester of senior year and I have no concrete plans for next year, I'm waiting on grad school and everything is just crazy. To top it all off I'm in 5 classes + research with my professor and a handful of extra curriculars, not to mention that I would like to maintain some level of sanity and have fun.
Which means I need to drop 1 (or 2) classes. Like last week....but we all know how indecisive I am...
So about Winter Break
It was good to see everyone again and I love how it's just so natural and we all just vegetate on the couch watching hours of bridzilla or 'he's just not that into you' =)
Other wise there was the New Orleans trip I took from Jan 10-17th through Operation Holding Hands and with the Catholic Community here at Brown.
It was a lot of fun, but also kind of sad to see how much work still has to be done down there even after so many years. We got to talk to some awesome people. All 25 of us worked together on a house for Mr. Brown which is supposed to be "green." In this case that basically means floodproof. My group worked underneath the house putting up cement boards to cover up the insulation, which you know, worked out for me because the crawl space under the house is like 5feet so it wasn't too bad. It was also exciting to be in NOLA when the Saints won the playoffs and MORE exciting when they won the superbowl last week! Our whole group got together and we were all so happy.
Anyways just resurfacing for a bit
The weather today was really perfect and it was made even more perfect by the autumnal colors, that deep orange and powerful red, the bubbly yellow all glimmering in the sun. The unexpectedness of a 70 degree day at the end of October is really quite refreshing. Gives you piece of mind, makes you smile. Enjoy those crisp leaves. Take walks just to look at how those shades and hues look in the sunshine, how that autumn air feels.
my boss just sent me an email telling me that they need me for 100 more hours of work, like they will pay me 9$/hour for the additional 100 hours, but that's a lot of hours!
what the crap.
hey everyone this will be short since i cant type on these silly french keyboards:
after 2 planes a train and not nearly enough food Im in nantes; waiting at the center for my host fam to arrive;;; ill be posting here but maybe more at alopezinnantes.blogspot.com (note i ,essed up earlier two ns)
anyways just an im alive post haha lets hope mu host family has the inets
Last few days have been filled with last minute goodbyes (still awesome) last minute shopping (not very successful) and last minute packing/organizing/figuring out stuff.
It's weird that I'm leaving tomorrow technically and not coming back for 5 months
after many hours of packing and snow I'm home!
today I went to the dentist and got 4 cavities filled, it was a whole lot of non fun--estrella will make fun of me because i whined all day, but I have a low pain threshold!
anyways now i get to unpack and repack and do the christmas thing, hopefully se epeople and I'm off on Jan6th
SO I think I'm going to either do a blog or something while in france but either way I'll probably send updates on my life...so if you want updates please leave your email in a comment.
the majority of my work for the semester is done., just a 5 page paper :)
It's 4:30 am, I didn't sleep an inch last night, like seriously I was in the sci li/rock writing papers and then around 5:30 pm I decided to go to sleep, but alas there were christmas parties and 21st celebrations to go to, so i woke up at 9pm had dinner and hung out. Now, given that I got 0 worth of 8 hours of sleep from last night and just 3 hours during the day, i should be really tired, but no, I'm awake. very awake.
I started cleaning my room because in the face of finals it's gotten way messier than I would hope.
i can't believe I won't be here next semester---it's sad really-sometimes I wonder if i made the right decision in deciding to study abroad....why not wait until after brown...gosh...I'm so unsure.
Research papers suck the life out of me,
especially when i pick topics that apparently don't have readily available research. Next time remind me not to pick a topic where a Brown U. professor is in question--I think it's like Brown is trying to hide the information to cover their asses.
If everything goes according to plan, I might finish my 15-20 page research paper more than 15 hours before it's due--which may not sound like a great accomplishment, but for the girl who literally is racing the clock usually 4-5 hours before the paper is due, just starting the paper, this will be a major accomplishment. What's more, I not only didn't wait until the last minute to start the paper, but I actually started writing the paper on like Saturday-- a full 4 days before it was due.
Now...the second plan is to start writing the 12-15 page paper tomorrow, maybe get about 6-7 pages in, and spend Thursday working on finishing that up.
And then my MAJOR work is done for the semester!!!! And I will give myself the weekend as a reward for getting through the week.
Monday I will work on my 5 page paper and 2 2 page papers and I will devote the rest of the week to work for my job, and seeing all the wonderful faces that I will miss next semester.
and of course packing my life.