Greetings from somewhere above Wyoming (according to the little airplane on the screen in front of me)! I’m officially done with the Fall semester and on my way to the East Coast for Winter Break. The end of the semester is always a pretty crazy time but this particular semester wasn’t too bad for me. I had three 10pg papers due on the same day, which forced me to do some serious time management. I’ve always been a bit of a procrastinator so that was a challenge. Once I sent all of the papers in, though, I only had one actual test during finals week.
I’m very happy to be going home for the holidays and to see my family and friends on the East Coast but this trip is a little bittersweet. Tomorrow USF will host the December Graduation ceremonies and a number of my friends and classmates will be celebrating their graduation. It will be weird and a little sad to return to campus in January without those people. One of my best friends from school will be graduating and moving to Massachusetts in about a month and I will definitely miss her. However, I’m incredibly proud of her and hope that, as a native Californian, she doesn’t hate her first cold winter too much.
Also, this is most likely the last time in my life that I will have a five week long Winter Break. When I return to USF in January, I will be beginning my eighth and final semester. The question that I will hear from every single person that I see over break will be “what are you going to do after you graduate?” And my answer right now is “no clue”. I’m totally okay with that, though. I’m completely happy with my life at USF right now and I don’t want to spend my last semester obsessing over what is going to happen after May. Don’t get me wrong; I’ll be networking as much as possible and interning throughout the semester. I just don’t want to miss out on fully experiencing my last semester.
But first, I get to spend five weeks relaxing and celebrating the holidays. I hope you all have a great holiday season and I’ll send more updates in 2012!