1 down, 1 to go. This semester has definitely had its share of ups and downs, but overall, I think I really found a balance that made me pretty happy, between school, work, and social life. Let’s not talk about sleep. I am really looking forward to my first summer of no studying. My summer after freshman year, I took courses at home and transferred credit. Last summer, I was in Barcelona (doing the study abroad program). This summer, it will just be working 2 jobs and taking some time off from academics. I cannot wait to start my full-time internship at Pardot and also my side job (which is more just a side project with a bonus of payment) for re-doing the entire Women@CC website! :) It really is going to be a fun-filled summer, and I’m living with some awesome girls, and I have half of my TAs for the fall living right upstairs, as well! Woohoo! :)
I cannot believe it has already been a year since I went to Barcelona. It feels like just a few weeks ago, and yet, it’s been a year. Every experience is as clear as if I was just there yesterday. The people bustling around Placa Catalunya, sitting in on the French Open women’s final, going to MontJuic and going to Madrid, and finally, seeing all of London. Speaking of London, it is raining right now, and the air and smell and environment make me feel like I am back in London. Every other day that I was there, it rained. Despite all the rain, I had such an amazing time with probably my bestest, most loyal guy friend (I am so thankful to have a friend like him, although maybe I don’t always show the appreciation in between all the stress.)! It was after classes ended, and we decided to see everything we possibly could. I didn’t have to worry about studies, or catching up on sleep, or any added stress. Just traveling and living in the moment. Oh how I wish I could go back to Europe! One day, I will, and I am determined to see even more than I did before. And, I will attend Wimbledon and see Roger Federer play live (once I have enough money)! :) But for now, I will just be left looking back on the experiences, happily smiling until I get another opportunity to get away.