Nearing the End
April 25, 2012 by Crystal Lorenzo
I suppose this is (probably) the last blog post I will make about my freshman year of college. It really hasn’t even set in yet that I’m in college and especially that I’m almost done with my first year. This year has posed some incredible opportunities for me, some real struggles and learning experiences and, along the way, some great friendships.
I do have to say I’m ready for summer; it’s been a rough end of the semester and I’m looking forward two some down time (not that I’m going to know what to do with it — but I’m sure I’ll figure it out!). The last part of this semester has been insane! Busy, busy, busy!
Over Easter break, I was cat-sitting (a.k.a. babysitting cats) for Dr. Levin! It was awesome! She has three wonderful kitties and we became the best of friends. They woke me up at 6:19 a.m. EVERY MORNING for breakfast, which was a tad early for me but, hey, they’re worth it.
This past weekend was crazy. I wore heels four days in a row…FOUR DAYS IN A ROW. I never wear heels, therefore, that was a huge deal. On Thursday, I had an interview to be a TA for the Freshman NUB class next semester (which I will find out today if I got or not!).
On Friday, I had the Sigma Alpha Sigma tapping ceremony. I won the Outstanding Freshman Award this year so I got to receive an award with my mom and brother. It was awesome. It was great to be able to introduce my mom and brother to all the people who I’ve been telling them about since I started here, and for the people here to finally meet my family. Afterward, we went to Olive Garden, which was a wonderful end to the day (not that Celestine Dining isn’t absolutely delightful, but it’s nice to have a change once in while.).
On Saturday, I had the NUSGA Leadership Luncheon. I won the Core Value: Compassion Award so I got to bring my dad and step-mom (It worked out perfectly that I had two ceremonies back-to-back so all of my family could come, since only two guests were allowed on Saturday)!
That was awesome and I have to say that I am SO honored to have received both of these awards. They mean so much more to me than I think anyone realizes. College is the first place that I've actually been recognized for who I am and what I bring, instead of only being seen for other things that bog you down in a small town.
This upcoming Sunday, a speaker from To Write Love on Her Arms is coming here!! As you can probably imagine (after reading my blog post about meeting Jamie Tworkowski), I am SO EXCITED. And I even get to pick him up from his hotel! So pumped!
On a different note, I can’t believe that we have four more days of classes. Four more days to finish a 10-page research paper, a three-page essay, and a presentation. And then we’re on to studying for finals.
I’m really looking forward to this summer. I applied to be a summer orientation leader for the incoming freshman orientations, and I’ll have an internship somewhere as well. My cousin is getting married and my best friend is coming here from the Netherlands!
I also have a summer goal: To read like AS MANY BOOKS AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE in one summer...and to go to the To Write Love on Her Arms leadership conference at the end of May! That would be the number one most exciting thing - ever. I’m about 70 percent sure that I can actually go - and it’s in FLORIDA! So excited.
So I have a lot of things to look forward to this summer and I’m excited not to have homework for a solid four months. That way, by the time we come back in September, I’ll be in study mode once again.
I’m still editing our video from Jersey so this is not the last time we will see each other this semester! Don’t fret!
The picture is of my mommy, brother and I at the Sigma Alpha Sigma tapping ceremony! (: