All essays submitted, all exams completed! I have finished one of the busiest, most stressful semesters yet, but now I have a hopefully more zen senior year to look forward to. But before all that I have a whirlwind summer awaiting. Just in the next month I will be visiting New Jersey, moving into my house, going to New York to visit a friend, and go to Italy for an internship. This is gonna be fun!
We officially only have two real days of class left this semester and all that stands between me and the summer is a research paper and an orgo exam.
After doing two all nighters in a row (not a good choice) and having end of the year wrap ups for clubs, I’m definitely starting to feel the burn. Well, I guess its time to pick up some books at the library and get down to business.
(The above picture is from Art Con Prom, a little end of the year shindig that the Art conservation club puts on. I’m on the exec board, so it was great to see it all come together and get a little bit of break from the end of the year madness. And in case you’re wondering, the theme was Living Paintings hence the Frieda Khalos, Andy Warhol, and Liechtensteins.)
Today was one of the most stressful and fulfilling days I have had in a long time. No, it had nothing to do with work or school. Long story short, on my way to Walgreens to pick up shampoo I somehow ended up with a 3 week old kitten. Commence the frantic search for a safe place to take the kitten so it could be fed and cared for (sadly, stashing kittens underneath my dorm room bed is frowned upon by school officials.) Two hours, a million calls, and one dead phone later, the little guy was snuggled up in a car on his way to a foster family. Thanks to all of the amazing people that joined in on operation cat-in-a-box!
A few nights ago me and some of the blogging crew had dinner together with our mentor, Drew (he’s on the far right)! We ate a new grilled cheese place on Main Street called Melt Down. I loved it!
Why not take this opportunity to check out some other people’s blogs? From left to right:
and the mac’n’chese grilled cheese was pretty good!
Tomorrow I have my course registration for fall semester of of my senior year. My mind is slightly blown right now! Two more semesters and then off to be a real adult.
It’s this time of year again!
Finally had my first chance to walk to class without a winter jacket on! 60 degrees and sunny feels amazing!
College is expensive. There is no tiptoeing around that. We have all talked to those long graduated adults still paying off their college loans. It’s a HUGE financial investment that you and/or your family will most likely be paying for years down the road. But that is exactly what it is, an investment. For me, my college choice came down to available majors, cost, and value, with value trumping all. University of Delaware was definitely not my cheapest option, not even second or third, but I had to think about what I was paying for and the value of my education here. Not only did it give me what I wanted in location and major, but it had the academics that would allow me to get into grad school or get a job. I cannot say much about sports or any other major, but I can say that because of the resources and faculty within my ARTC and ARTH departments, I have received some amazing opportunities that I would never have had at any other institution. Being only a Junior, I have have had hands-on internships in object, archaeological, and painting conservation. I have interned at an institution that I had dreamed of working at as a kid. I am going to be able to do mosaic conservation in Italy. I have had access to talented and well-known people within my field and I know that the people who surround me legitimately want me to succeed.
So, although I will be paying off more debt than I had original planned, every time I send a check in, I will know I’m getting a whole lot of bang for my buck!