Where did the Fall Semester Go?
December 4, 2012 by Ashley Dilcher
Happy December! In just two short weeks, the fall semester will be over and we will all be enjoying the holidays! It is hard to believe how fast the fall semester went by! It feels like September was yesterday; well, technically it could have been because we had gorgeous weather, but in reality it is December. Christmas and New Year's will be here before you know it!
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. I had an awesome Thanksgiving with my family. I then ventured out Black Friday shopping around 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. I made it back home with a ton of deals just in time to catch the fourth quarter of the Patriots vs. Jets!
I am finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit this year, mostly because of the weather. I really dislike snow but its always nice to have some snow for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends this year though. It's always exciting during the holidays to just spend some down time with everyone.
I have a crazy rest of the semester coming up in the next two weeks. A couple papers and finals. It has been a great semester. I loved all of my classes and my professors. I am looking forward to the spring because I think I will feel the same then!
Over Christmas break, I am planning on applying to many jobs. It's crazy to think that graduation is about five months away. I can imagine that the spring semester is going to fly by. With that I am nervous but anxious to figure out my future!
I will be starting my internship with the Buffalo Bandits at the beginning of January. I have never seen a lacrosse game before so I am excited to begin a new journey in the sport management field! I know I have pushed this many times throughout my blogs this semester, but I cannot say it enough: Internships are an awesome experience. You learn so much about certain fields by taking part in one. There are plenty of opportunities around the area for internships in the fall, winter, spring or summer, so be sure to look into these opportunities.
I want to end my blog with some of my favorite parts of the fall semester. I am sad to see it go but excited to begin the spring semester in January!
- My classes. I enjoyed going to all of them this semester. At times, they were challenging but I made it through!
- Living in the on-campus apartments. Prior to this semster I was a commuter. My roommates are awesome and it's a lot of fun living on campus.
- I realized I could cook! Prior to this semester I hardly ever cooked anything. Now I am becoming a pro!
- Enjoying time on campus. Last year when I was a commuter, I just came to NU for classes and then left. Now, living here, I spend a lot of time enjoying the campus games, fitness center, theatre performances, etc.
Good luck on finals and enjoy the holidays!