This weekend started off like any other weekend. I was looking forward to it actually our first home football game of the season and I was going to go on the Student Alumni Council retreat which was suppose to be a really good time. I woke up Friday went and worked out, had a USG meeting with some people from Multicultural student services and then all of a sudden I felt really tired. I went to my room took a nap and then woke up to head out for the evening.
That didn’t last long. I got a really bad headache and began to get the cold sweats so I called it an early night and went back to bed. I woke up on Saturday feeling even worst. I slept pretty much all Saturday and all Sunday. I have had more orange juice and Gatorade in the past few days than I have had in a long time. I am feeling better today but still not back to normal. They aren’t kidding about making sure you wash your hands and use hand sanitizer and all that good stuff. Even if you use it you can still get sick. But hopefully one more day of rest and I will be back to normal. Well I think it’s time for a big glass of water and a nap.
Bottom line wash your hands. Drink lots of fluids. Don’t share glasses. Do pretty much what you can imagine your mother saying to you and you should be fine. But If you do feel sick go to Student Health Services underneath the skyway of Koch Commons and they can help you out.
This wasn’t the start to the week I wanted, but hopefully the worst is over.
I am so happy to be back on Campus and really getting back into the swing of things. It feels great to be getting back into a routine and being able to see everyone.
I am very excited for this semester because I finally get to start taking classes in the business college. After meeting all of my professors and seeing the class syllabuses for this year I am very excited. Not to mention I have a lot of friendly faces in all of my classes and with the small class sizes I am sure to meet some new friends.
I am taking introduction to Statistics, Financial Accounting, Management 305 and Organizational Behavior and finally Communication in the Work place. I am very excited to start learning more about what I want to major in. I am also nervous for all the work I am going to have to do in my classes as well as my involvements with SAC or the Student Alumni Council and Undergraduate Student Government.
Oh well. The start of my first semester Sophomore year has begun successfully. I can’t wait to see what new challenges, rewards, friends, pitfalls and triumphs this New Year will bring. The best part is I will be blogging about all the cool things that happen this semester. Well I hear the weekend knocking so I say farewell.
See you around the quad! ( expect some pictures next time )
About an hour ago I was sitting here with a list of what I needed to bring up to school with me this year. I starred at it and was trying to figure out what I really needed and how I was going to pack it all into the car. It’s a very unique experience packing to go up to college because you want to bring all the comforts of home with you, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what those are. My freshman year I packed everything you could think of. My mother wanted to make sure I had everything and I was glad to say if god forbid a natural disaster would have occurred in Minnesota last year, I would have been ready. It’s going to be a different year this year. I know what I need and what I don’t need as much. (Or so I think.)
It’s always good to be over prepared maybe it was all those years I spent in boy scouts saying that I will always be prepared was reflected in my packing last year. The only few words of advice I would tell anyone incoming freshman is to write down everything they use or do in a week’s time and then see what you use. That will really help you weed down what you need and what just sounds like a good idea because it is in the college section when you go to target. I would also say make sure that you bring a vacuum and lots of paper towels. I also think what really helped me and should help me again this year is to make sure you know what your roommate is bringing and what he or she wants you to bring that helps with bringing duplicate stuff. Other than that its one of those things you just have to go through. Speaking of which I should probably stop procrastinating and start packing myself.
Hope that helps a little. Have a good night UST. See you all in the quad soon.
I was sitting on the boat today in Pewaukee WI. I was laying there thinking about what a great summer it has been this year and all of a sudden it kind of hit me in three weeks I return to Ireland Hall and the St. Thomas community. I am not quite ready to give up these nice summer evenings out on the lake and all the fun bonfires and other activities that come along with it being summer. But I knew that it would have to come to an end sometime and I would have to head back up to school.
This made me begin to think. All in all I do believe that I will be ready to head back up to the Twin Cities soon. I am actually really excited to start my sophomore year. I get a whole new set of challenges and experiences that I can’t even imagine right now. I had a great freshman year and met a lot of really fun and good people that I will remain close with but with a whole new year and a whole new set of classes I am excited. I will get to meet new people and really get back into the swing of school. It’s been great being back home and getting to see all my friends from back home and hear about all of their freshman adventures but I can’t wait to start back at UST refreshed and ready to go,
I have had a good summer, but believe it or not I am now actually looking forward to getting back into the classroom to learn new things. I cannot wait to get back and see everyone and hear about their summer excursions and begin a new year. I am excited to assume my role as Sophomore Class president on USG as well. It’s going to be a challenging and different year with harder class expectations, friends that want to spend more time with you and a whole new set of experiences from vision trips to Tommie’s after dark to meeting new people. I can’t wait. I love summer; but am ready to start another great year at UST.
Enjoy the last few days of summer UST. See you in September.