Writing papers this time of year is quite common. Lucky for me, I have found a "hidden" treasure to help!
November 2009 Archives
Studying abroad in Mexico has been my dream since my freshmen year at the University of Minnesota. Next semester, that dream will come true.
When one says "research," one immediately thinks about people working in laboratories with long white coats and and chemicals bubbling all around. This semester, I have been presented with a completely different perspective of what research really means... at least to those of us in the social sciences and humanities.
Whew... the last couple weeks have felt like a marathon but Thanksgiving Break is finally here! It is currently the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and I just finished my final class and am getting ready to go home and enjoy the holiday. I finished my last midterm of the semester yesterday so I feel relieved and ready to catch a few more hours of sleep...
So...not gonna lie, sometimes college is hard, and even the best of students can procrastinate too long. In the movies, they show the parties and the fun, but somehow the scenes where you stay up all night studying and writing a paper don't make the cut haha.
My adventures through monarchies and crowns have been a bit of a learning experience for me. Before coming to Spain, I thought all castles were created equally. After touring the countryside of Spain, I stand corrected.
On any given day (in America), I would have to put my age at about 40-60 years old. From my love for craisins and other fiber-full foods to my dinner at 5pm and my bedtime at 10pm (at the latest), I'm about 3 years from retirement and 6 years from an assisted living community. Among my friends, I'm known for my mom/grandma-like qualities (depending on the day), and I don't complain because, frankly, I see nothing wrong with a little Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune while I eat my TV dinner.
Friday, November 13th, 4:00pm:
You may be thinking to yourself: why is this dude sitting down, writing a blog on a Friday evening when he could be out enjoying the start of the weekend? Thanks for asking! I decided to sit down and write a blog because I am currently in the Board Office of the College of Liberal Arts Student Governing Body waiting for undergraduate students to drop off their art work.
There is no greater feeling than volunteering at an event and leaving feeling like you really had an impact on others. The Experience MN event this year was one of the best yet!
Time, time, time. There's so little time! Papers, tests, projects, interviews, dates, concerts, meetings, lab time, class, eating, sleeping...it all takes time. I'm sitting here, just thinking about starting to apply for a summer human resources internship. THAT even takes time. It takes time to think about how little time we have. Such a dilemma...but that's life, eh?
It is currently November 7th and I am sitting in my apartment getting ready to go enjoy some time in the beautiful weather outside. Yes, I mentioned November and beautiful weather in the same sentence. Who said it has to be cold in Minnesota all the time?