Wow, it’s been a while… I guess I’ve just been so busy, with all these cool college things that I didn’t have time! With Spring Quarter coming to a close and I’m realizing that I’m finishing up my first year at Western, I’ve been thinking about the things I’ve learned – not in the classroom. Here are a few things that come to mind.
Regardless of how many times you trek up them, five flights is five flights and going up them first thing in the morning is tiring.
Alternatively, carrying a backpack around everywhere has made me feel much more agile when I do not have that burden.
Always remember to submit your time sheet before you leave work, or else you may end up having to do it on your phone while at a horse show.
There’s a surprising amount of loose bricks around campus, and some of them are pretty fun to look at.
My favorite bathrooms are on the first floor of the Communications facility. This is great because that’s where the Physics department is and I’ll likely be spending a lot of time there.
The AstroLab is cool. And when you have a key to it you feel important.
Talking to people is the best way to get things done.
As much as you might plan it out in your head, if you’re excited and nervous your words will always come out in the wrong order. Just go with it.
Plan things out way in advance, that way you can be as flexible as possible and still get things done!
I am a whizz as Physics labs. I don’t know what it is. I just get them done thoroughly and quickly. (I hope that continues!)
There’s always something going on on campus. Always.
I know I can never have a career that requires me to rely on other people to give me work. I am “too productive”. (Makes me a good employee though!)
Men’s basketball games are more fun than women’s. However, volleyball games are even more fun than basketball games.
I can walk across campus in 7-8 minutes.
Despite distance and time away, a best friend is a best friend and you can always pick up where you left off. (Also, I don’t like Danielle being in Pullman, but I love John being in Seattle)
My mind rarely gets nervous. This is awesome, except when my body decides it’s nervous anyway.
Doctor Who is pretty cool. As is Merlin.
When you don’t have a key, it’s difficult to get into the Fairhaven dorms. Edens, on the other hand…..
My favorite treat is a white mocha and a berry/chocolate chip muffin.
Now I’d like to share some cool things I’m proud I’ve done this year:
I quickly made friends.
I played a flute solo for an audience in a concert hall.
I was apart of a university symphonic band.
I consistently received A’s in all my physics classes (a little worried about this quarter though!).
I started research as an undergrad.
I was apart of a pep band at a basketball game that was aired on television.
I managed to balance pep band, 18 credits of classes (including flute lessons), 8-10 hours of work a week, and a boyfriend all at once.
I was chosen to be one of eight “College of Science and Technology Scholars” and received a nice scholarship.
I have become well versed in Evernote.
I’m now pretty comfortable at East Coast Swing.
I was jump crew at a horse show.
I went to my first rocky horror picture show.
I read Dante’s Inferno, Darwin’s Origin of Species, most of the Old Testament, Schopenhauer, Montaigne, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
I had quite the year and I’m very excited for the next one!