Archive for January, 2011
Friday, January 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Halfway through J-term! Crazy how fast this year is going. I’m really enjoying writing my story about Donald Miller’s “Through Painted Deserts” for the spring Bridge. I’ve gone through like 10 versions already because I want to make sure I do the book justice- it’s amazing! I read it while studying in Greece and I connected with so many of Miller’s experiences as he traveled through the western part of America. He made me want to see the whole world and never go home! There are so many quote that sound like they are straight out of my journal, too. I feel like I could write so many things, but I want to write about the book, and not just my experience…but they seem so hand in hand! Anyway, I’ve enjoyed writing it and I hope it turns out well.
I’m excited for the next few weeks: a bridal shower for one of my best friends, the unveiling of Forgotten Voices International’s TREE KOISK (woot woot) designed by our PR campaign class, and the return of several of my friends from abroad! So excited to hear about their travels!!
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Ah, J-term. The beautiful time of year when students are jarred out of their food induced comas and forced to sit in class for 4+ hours a day. And I love it. Before, I could never understand the upperclassmen’s infatuation with this seemingly ridiculous tradition. As a freshman, I had barely adjusted to my Christmas break at home when suddenly it was January, and I had to return to Messiah. How funny that seems now, because although I would have loved more time stuffing my face in front of the TV, I absolutely could not stand one more day waiting tables. I actually had barely any time in front of the TV, although I did find time to indulge in every traditional food in the name of holiday celebration. I have never been that ready to leave.
So, I’m back and today was our first day of classes. I’m taking a graphic design class that I think I’ll really like it if I can ever get over being such a perfectionist. It would be a good thing, but we have to move pretty fast with our projects, and I usually spend too much time on the wrong aspect of the project- haha. J-term is usually a lot of fun because students have a lot of free time, so hopefully I’ll be able to relax and ease into the spring semester. I’m hoping for a big snow. Last year was so fun sledding down Cemetery Hill!
And yes, it’s a good time to begin the dreaded (gah) job search. Hopefully I’ll find a place to put this wonderful education to work. May’s gonna get here pretty fast…