Ready or Not, Graduation is Upon Us!
January 30, 2013 by Ashley Dilcher
Hi again, everyone. It's been a little longer than a month since I last posted a blog. I hope that you all are enjoying the beginning of the new semester. It's crazy to think that this will be my last semester as an undergrad, and that graduation is within a few short months.
It's also crazy to think about how busy I will be in the upcoming months, between classes, papers, exams, my senior thesis project, work and internships. Needless to say, my calendar is rather full, but I promise I will blog as much as possible!
So much has happened since the last time I wrote. The fall semester ended, Christmas and New Year's passed, the NHL lockout ended, and we are already into our third week of the spring semester.
Am I the only one that is thinking that this semester is already flying by?!?
It's crazy, we are already three weeks in, some colleges are just now beginning their spring semesters and we are all already reading and preparing for various exams! I wouldn't ask for anything different though! It is fun being busy – at least I think so! If you see me around campus in about a month or so, ask me if I still think that, I may have to change my feelings on it!
I hope that everyone had a great break! Two weeks before break ended, I, unfortunately, broke my ankle, so I have been crutching around NU for the past three weeks. I have finally gotten myself to the point of semi-walking in my walking boot around campus. This was my first broken bone and I am ready for it to be fully healed so I can get back to running around!
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me throughout break and during the first few weeks of school. Hopefully I will be without a walking boot within two weeks!
Overall, my break was amazing, as I spent time enjoying the holidays with family and friends!
As for this semester, so far, so good! I love all my classes. Being my last semester as an undergraduate student, most of the classes are for my communication studies major.
I am taking one class for my minor in sport management, too. Once you get to your last semester of college, you begin to find yourself reflecting on all that has happened since your graduation from high school. It feels like just yesterday I was graduating from high school, nervous for my first day of class as a college student; now I am a senior at NU, excited about the future and looking forward.
One of my favorite parts of the spring semester is how beautiful the campus looks in the spring. I am looking forward to warmer days. The past few weeks on campus have been so cold, but thankfully we have had little snow! Hopefully it stays that way!
I wanted to end my first blog of the spring semester by saying that I am open to answering any questions students (current or prospective) may have about NU. If you have a question, feel free to leave me a note under the comments section.
I hope that everyone has a great week.