Posts Tagged ‘winter break’

Finally Back :) (Where is the snow?!)

Posted By on January 30th, 2012

Hi everyone!!

After being home for forty days I was starting to feel rather antsy and was more than ready to come back to RWU. Though it was nice to see all my friends from home, they all went back to their colleges much earlier in January leaving me with quite a few long and uneventful days.

I finally arrived on campus on Wednesday, but instead of socializing with friends I hadn’t seen for a month I spent a good six hours of my afternoon trying to make my room look as though it hadn’t been hit by a tornado. Why I decided it was a good idea to basically pack up all of my belongings and bring them back home for winter break I will never know.

On Thursday my classes began at 9:30 and ended at 4:50 with a brief break. So, yes, I have a busy day on Thursday but it’s a small price to pay to have Wednesdays and Fridays free (and only one class on Monday). I’m hoping that this schedule will end up working out well and that I will always be left with some free time.

Friday night Ben Kronberg (a comedian) was brought to our campus by the Campus Entertainment Network. His style was…. unique to say the least but I still found him entertaining (even if I was a little slow and didn’t catch on to some of his jokes). I’m definitely looking forward to CEN events this semester, especially the Price is Right next Saturday, so I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot about those from me :)
Anyway, I need to get to class, talk to you soon!

Home Sweet Home

Posted By on January 13th, 2012

Oh how nice it is to finally be home with my friends, family, dogs and my own bed! I was one of the lucky students and as of noon on Friday, the 16th, I was on my way to the state I am forced like to call home. Remember how in my last blog I said there would probably be snow when I arrived in The Granite State? Yeah… about that… I was shocked to see (dead) grass and (dead) leaves! Luckily that didn’t last long and I saw some snow on Christmas, though it has all since melted. It’s the beginning of January and there is not a patch of snow on the ground, but rumor has it we are due for some snow.

I wish I had something that was even remotely intriguing to talk about, but I have been enjoying my vacation by staying up to odd hours of the night and waking up whenever I can’t stand sleeping any longer. My sleep schedule is working out nicely now, but in just two short weeks I’m going to have to learn to wake up when it’s actually still the morning. I’m sure it must be possible, right?

I suppose since I haven’t done anything this break worth sharing, I can talk about something college has taught me. This is something that those of you who are shy might be able to relate to. Many people don’t believe me when I tell them this, but I am in fact pretty shy if you were to meet me in person. Yeah, I know it probably doesn’t seem that way since I am experiencing my freshman year more or less in the spotlight. So here’s my advice to incoming students… break out of your shell. You may be pleasantly surprised by how much fun you can have and how many people you will meet in a short time by stepping out of your comfort zone just the slightest bit.

See you soon RWU :)

Happy Holidays…. almost!

Posted By on December 19th, 2011

Wednesday, December 14th

Hey RWU (and whoever else is reading this),

I have never in my life studied so long for one exam. Ever. Tomorrow at 8am I have a cumulative statistics final and I have never been so nervous before in my life. My average right now is right on the verge of two letter grades, so I would rather this exam keep it at the higher grade instead of bump it down to the lower. Because of this I have been studying for this class since 11 o’clock this morning, and it is now 10:00pm. Maybe not straight through though…. I took a lunch break and a late night breakfast break :) Oh…and a break to write this blog!

My stats exam is at 8am tomorrow morning, will be done by 10, and then I have my American Legal System exam at 2:00pm. Luckily I have four hours in between exams which will give me plenty of time to study for that one :) . I think I know that subject more though, so I should be okay with only having four hours to study. Or maybe I am just over thinking things and college finals aren’t going to be as scary as I think they are…. but I’m pretty sure they are pretty horrible, or so I’ve heard.

The late night breakfast was absolutely insane. Without a doubt, crazier than Halloween and Thanksgiving. Caitlin, Jenn, Sky and I (friends from Maple 12) thought that getting there at 8:45 would be early enough to beat the rush, but boy were we wrong. Instead, we waited outside of the Commons for 15 minutes (that’s how long the line was) until people were starting to be let in. Best part of the breakfast…. Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. My favorite!

The line at Late Night Breakfast...down the stairs, around the corner and down the stairs...

The line at Late Night Breakfast...down the stairs, around the corner and down the stairs...

Overall, I’d consider this semester to be pretty successful :) . I won a Wii, had pretty cool professors, met a bunch of new people and attended a bunch of awesome events! Time to go home to New Hampshire, though… where there is snow!

Happy holidays! See you at the end of January :) I’d say see you in the spring, but let’s be real, it’s New England… winter has just barely started in January!

PS- My first semester as a freshman is over!! How did that happen so fast? And to those of you who have been experiencing my freshman year with me, thank you!!!