Saturday, December 3, 2016

When Life Gets in the Way


I know I promised a Thanksgiving update, but college got the best me. I got back to school on Sunday after an amazing visit home, but this week has felt like a whole year. 

Over break I spent time with family, ate far too much food, and watched all of the Gilmore Girls revival with my sister. It was exactly what was needed, and I am so happy that I got to go home. 

My friend picked me up from the airport and we went back to her house to eat the Pecan Pie Cheesecake that her brother made, it was my third Thanksgiving, and I can say that I do not regret that decision at all. We got back to school around 7:30 pm and I have been doing homework ever since. 

This week was incredibly busy, even though next week is Dead Week. I worked a bunch, and have assignments coming out of my ears. Part of my job consists of throwing events, so on Thursday night I hosted an event about creating civil dialogues. It wasn't well attended, but I went through the program anyway and it went great. Friday, I was on a panel that presented to the Board of Regents. It was a very brief presentation, but I had a really great time doing it. 

Today I helped a professor lead a cooking event for her class. The students selected four recipes to make, and partnered up to prepare the various dishes. It was so much fun, and the students made great food! The best part was that I got to eat the food without helping that much, it sounds terrible but I was excited about it. 

Currently, I am sitting in my friends' room while we have a paper writing party. We ordered $50 of 50% off pizza and ate it to mask our feelings of deep despair regarding Finals week. 

On a more exciting travel note: I finally have more information about Manchester! We had a group meeting detailing our travel arrangements and the schedule for the entire month. It is incredibly exciting! To add to the joy of this meeting, Santa showed up. The restaurant we were at had Santa come to take pictures with kids, and our table happened to be right next to it. There is nothing quite as weird as talking about a study away trip while Santa is asking a small child what they are most looking forward to for Christmas. 

Exactly one month until I leave for Manchester!


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