This has been a crazy semester, but definitely one of the best. I feel a mix of emotions now that it’s winding down. (I still have a few papers to finalize and submit… and, of course, getting grades back.) I can’t believe that after this, I only have a semester left of college. I’m sorry, what??? It feels like I was just failing out of Accounting 101. (Oh goodness, still wondering how I survived that!) And now here I am making plans for the future. My “Real World Future.”
I took five classes! Four of which were amazing, and one which was worse than pulling teeth. I loved my professors this semester.
This was the first semester of college without coxing for the rowing team. To be honest, I loved the sport and had many good times. I met my closest Georgetown friends on the team. I had amazing opportunities, like racing at Henley with four amazing guys. Without crew in my schedule though, I had so much more time to focus on myself, my schoolwork, and my blogging/magazine.
Speaking of that, I have had these ridiculously amazing opportunities this semester with regards to my blog and working on the magazine. I’ve met incredible people, online, on the phone, and in person. I feel like this is really really really crazy but amazing at the same time.
I also was a teaching assistant for my favorite class from last semester. Can I tell you how much fun I had??? The professor is ridiculous and over the top, but so so so good at what he does. (He’s also extremely supportive… even when you have a full fledged panic attack in the middle of the class… happened.) I definitely signed up to TA only because I wanted the chance to get to take the class over again! The students in the class are so driven and motivated and I love surrounding myself with those types of people. They make me better. I can’t even put into words how much this class has changed me.
One weird thing about being a senior is that most “friend groups” are established, and it can feel like you can’t make any new friends. (Especially when your best friend graduates and decides to move to England.) However, I’ve met some pretty amazing friends through my classes. I’m so happy about that.
I am excited for Christmas break, but I’m also looking forward to beginning my last semester as a college student!
How did your semesters go?
I like doing these little semester reflections…. It gives me perspective on all the baby steps I’ve taken over the past five months.
So, let’s see.
2 parties (but actually, I literally only went to two parties)
1 winter training trip, where we almost froze to death.
1 visit by Sporty Sister
1 really great internship with College Fashionista
Lots of warm days!
Lots of outfit coordinations with Little V
1 Valentine for Kate Spade
1 missing eyebrow
1 week of midterm hell
0 Television, lots of books instead
This might not have been the best semester academically (although, we’ll see…), but I loved every single one of my professors and classes (eep, except management science… too much excel). I learned so many things about myself, what makes me tick, and what really and truly motivates me.
As I wrap up this semester and head into, gulp, my senior year… I can’t help but acknowledge how different I am than when I started freshman year. And I like it.
One published book
One big-girl trip to New York City
Two fall regattas
Two epic Halloween costumes
Countless Rugby Tuesdays
One practice in Arlington
Dinners with favorite friends
One book signing
One 21st birthday
Lots of tears, but lots of smiles.
Tons of work, but tons of fun.