I graduate May 15th. Today is February 16th. Which means that I graduate in less than 3 months. I’m trying not to freak out too much about that fact and instead focus on enjoying all of the things that are happening right now. Here’s a sampling of those things:
* Tests, papers, and dental school prep, oh my! Okay… Maybe these aren’t really things to enjoy, but I had my first round of tests/papers last week. It was tough studying for two big tests and writing a paper all due within 2 days, but it felt great to finish. It’s also amazing that I am able to learn – or at least review – so much in such little time. The human brain is pretty amazing, I suppose!!
* I’ve gone to three women’s basketball home games in the past couple of weeks. They won them all except one, and play their final two games this weekend. I went with my Gamma Phi Beta sisters, and we had fun making posters and cheering for our 5 sisters on the team. Here we are at the Think Pink game:
* Things for Relay For Life are also starting to ramp up. We had our Spring Kick-Off last week, and we have already passed the $5,000 mark for fundraising! It’s neat to see how many of my friends are as excited about it as I am… I’m sure that this year’s event is going to be the coolest and most exciting yet.
* I went to our campus’ performance of The Vagina Monologues this past weekend. All of the proceeds went to DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network), which is “a regional organization that provides victims of domestic abuse a secret and safe place to live while they reclaim their lives”. The house was packed, and the performances were fantastic!!
* I also went to a training for the Youth Against Violence Initiative. This is a program similar to the “Challenge Days” shown on MTV’s If You Really Knew Me. We are going to Lincoln High School tomorrow to guide these daylong discussions, and I’m really excited for the powerful experience that I’m sure it will be. It’s also neat to keep getting involved with new things because, even with 3 months left on campus, I’m still able to meet new people and make new friendships.
* I’ve also been able to fit in a few hours in front of the TV, surprisingly! I watched The Super Bowl (Go Packers!), and The Grammys. It’s always a nice release from homework to veg in front of the TV for a little while.
It’s crazy to think that Spring Break is less than a month away because, after Spring Break, the semester literally takes off and flies by. Before I know it, I’ll be walking down the newly-constructed Commencement Walk and into Baker Stadium to graduate.