Hi everyone! Can you believe summer is over? Or maybe it’s not for you, but it is for me. I mean, technically we still have until September 22nd until summer is over, but classes started on Thursday so it sure does feel like it’s over. On top of that, it’s been low 70s here, which is very abnormal. Honestly, I’m totally fine with it, because it means my dorm room isn’t scorching hot, but it’s not typical Hamilton weather.
I meant to post this yesterday, but lost track of time and so here I am posting it on Monday. Maybe it’ll be a good way to start your week off though. This summer is going by so fast. I’ve already been home for over 10 weeks! In some ways, it feels like I just finished the semester. But, in other ways, it does feel like it’s been a long time, and a great time!
Here I am, writing another life post… about a month later from my last. So much for the every 2 weeks goal I set for myself. Well, I’m here now, and that’s what counts!
I’m officially home for the summer now. Last time I wrote in my cookie crumbles, I spoke about the finish line and the eventual return home, but I was still in finals mode. Which, by the way, I did very well on all my finals and in all my classes, which I am proud to say (even organic chemistry!).
I actually almost remembered to write this in time! This is a crazy time of year for me and all other college students across the country. The final stretch. Next week is the last week of classes (except for that one awkward Monday that we still have classes for). After that is exams week. This means two “reading days” that are dedicated to allowing us to prepare for exams. Then, they start and everyone goes into crazy stress mode.
I always forget to write these. What can I say, I have organic chemistry to study for. Well, in between the time that I wrote the last cookie crumbles post and now, lots has happened. I had spring break and went to Washington D.C., then went home and baked a ton, then went to NYC and saw Phantom of the Opera. Since then, it’s been a studying craze, with some baking in between as well, of course.
I’m still here, I promise! I’ve been busy busy studying. Lots of studying. Mostly organic chemistry, and a real shock here, but I’m not a fan. But I’m still chugging along. I’m also taking marine biology this semester, which I love. Then I’m taking public health as well, which is not very challenging, but it is interesting, so I still like it. Finally, I’m taking photography. This is probably my favorite class. It’s so different from my other intensely academic classes, so it’s a big relief.
I just wanted to take a second to wish all of you a Happy Holidays this time of year. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful time filled with family, laughter, and some great food, of course. Below are some photos from my very merry Christmas.
Another Monday version of the way the cookie crumbles, whoops. To be fair though, this week is finals week for me. That means I have three 3-hour final exams this week and that’s it, the rest of my time is split between eating, sleeping, and studying. Well, and a little bit of Netflix here and there, shhh. Tomorrow morning I have my Macroeconomic Theory exam, then Wednesday night I have my Ecology exam, and Friday afternoon I have my Chemistry exam.
Happy late Thanksgiving! I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of lots of yummy food, like I did. I get to see lots of family for Thanksgiving and it’s always been one of my favorite times of year. I go to my cousin’s house and bake lots with her and then have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with my extended family. I took this nice photo of my sister’s glass of pink moscato outside. I thought it was a very photogenic glass of wine so I had a little fun with it.
Can you believe how close Thanksgiving is? This semester has completely flown by. I only have 5 days before I go home and I’m so excited! A common question I get is what my favorite holiday is, and I still haven’t decided. It’s either Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I can’t decide which. I suppose it’s Christmas, because part of the reason I like Thanksgiving is that it signals the start of Christmas, but Thanksgiving is a very close second and I’m pumped.