Whew! I can breathe now AND sleep in past seven in the morning!
It feels so great to finally have a chance to be BORED. I always
envy people who complain about being bored. I love having
absolutely nothing to do but spend time with friends, family, and
watch endless amounts of TV. It's a great feeling to not have to
worry about having nine exams in two weeks!
Although my grades don't fully reflect how much work I feel that
I put in, I still am satisfied that throughout the trimester I was
able to have a social life, work, and still focus a lot of my time
on school. The last week of school had to be the hardest though
because I was already looking forward to the break. It was also
hard because we had to take the hardest final the LAST day! I spent
most of Finals Week sleeping over at my friend Carly's apartment
because we kept each other company and got to study most of the
time away from campus. I think staying on campus too much during
Finals Week would have freaked me out more seeing just about
everyone at the library cramming.
Throughout all of my schooling so far, I realize that I need
more than a two week break. I went through school too fast and
haven't been able to enjoy a summer since my sophomore year of high
school! So I decided that I am taking the summer off and I'll be
back in September for the Fall Trimester. It was a big decision but
I needed to prioritize. I am still young and I want to travel and
make up for finishing college so quickly by doing a study abroad
program in Spain, and spending time with family and
So after all the exams, I had to move out of my apartment and I
am so thankful that I have such supportive family and friends to
help me move. I didn't realize that I could accumulate so much
random "stuff" after only living on campus for a little more than a
trimester! After moving out, I got to spend a little time with good
friends before everyone went back home for break. I know that this
break will be very beneficial for me. So far the plan is to travel
to Europe for about six weeks, vacation in Mexico, be in three
weddings, be a leader in an annual youth camp, and do everything
else fun! I plan to still live on campus and be a full-time student
when I return in September.
After coming home Thursday night, I got to spend time with some
friends and go downtown in Rockford. We spent the whole night
laughing and going on little adventures. I just love being home,
sleeping in my comfy bed, and well, just being home!
I had lots of fun sharing my FIRST trimester with all of you and
I hope to see some of you on campus this fall! Have a great FIRST
Trimester for everyone starting in Summer Trimester! Take care and
enjoy the great weather!