May 1st, 2014 | Uncategorized
Hi! Long time, no blog, I know, and I apologize for that! It has been a crazy few weeks with Trinity Ball and Varsities, exams, a quick trip home, and Easter.
Trinity Ball and Varsities at the beginning of April all rolled into one weekend made for a busy, but amazingly fun weekend. Although we lost in the championship game to fellow Victory Scholars Brittney, Kerri, and Caroline, it was a great experience with amazing people. I met so many wonderful people that weekend and will carry those memories with me for the rest of my life.
Following the weekend of fun, it was nose to the grindstone with only one week to prepare for exams. I had an unlucky draw of six exams over a span of 3 days, so there was considerable pressure. Once it was all said and done, I was thankful to have them done and over with. It will be another couple of weeks before results are in. Keep your fingers crossed for me that they are all positive!
The day after exams, I hopped on a plane across the pond for the first time since August. I made it home to Iowa just in time for Easter weekend. My grandparents were able to venture up from Texas. It was great to see them! I spent much of the 10 days at home relaxing away and soaking up some rays while reading the Da Vinci Code, which I highly recommend if you haven’t already read it (but skip the movie, huge disappointment). I was able to see some friends and eat all of my favorite local foods as well. It was exactly what I needed to refresh and rejuvenate to finish out the year strong.
After a bit of a wild trip back involving several delayed planes and running to catch connections, I have safely returned to Dublin (miraculously, both of my bags made it as well). I am still quite jetlagged, but extremely excited to be back. It is time to get to work on my thesis before I start my internship at the beginning of next month!