Leaving and Returning
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve told you about life at SLU, I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun! So… Where were we?
Since the end of November I have been doing a ton of exploring, working and studying. The month of November was good; we had a long weekend for Thanksgiving break. During that time I went to the great city of Chicago with my girlfriend! During that time we explored the city and I met her friends and her PARENTS!! Nerve-racking, right? Well we’re still together, so I suppose it went well. We also went to my place in Detroit for a day or two. All in all, it was quite relaxing and much needed before the stresses of finals.
**Sorry for not having many filtered photos from Thanksgiving break. I took most of the pictures you see on my blog during winter break**
After November, the only thing on our minds was the dreaded f-word. That’s right, finals. Finals were pretty good this year. I spent a lot of time studying and a lot of time writing papers. I ended up having two papers and 3 finals. I’m glad that they opened up the Starbucks near my apartment, without it, studying would have been much more difficult. I would have to say that I am certainly satisfied with the way that my finals turned out. If you plan on attending SLU, or any college for that matter, my advice to you is start studying and thinking about your finals two weeks in advance. You should have learned almost all of the material by then, and giving yourself enough time to review is really helpful.
Many college students can attest that there are two wonderful feelings during the end of the semester. The first is turning in that last final, whether it is a five-page paper on Meteorology, or a two-hour exam on philosophy, finishing that final is the gateway into freedom! The second best feeling is that first day on Christmas vacation. You sleep, eat, go on Facebook, sleep again, maybe shower, text a couple of people, check twitter and do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING… and it’s simply awesome! J
So, after my first day of doing nothing on break, I went around Detroit and spent time with old friends, my family and everyone else from back home. After the holidays, my girlfriend, Diane, came to Detroit to visit for a week, as well as my good friend from Germany, Niklas! Showing them the city was a blast. Before the last week of break, Nik and I took a trip to Chicago to visit Diane and our friend Sasha. We ate Chicago pizza and Nik really enjoyed the windy city— he’s now fully aware of why they call it the windy city now. Then, we went from Chicago to St. Louis where he spent a couple of days with me at my apartment. We went to the arch, Budweiser tour, a tour of SLU, the galleria, and the Delmar loop! Unfortunately there are too many amazing places to go in St. Louis, so I couldn’t show him my new home in such a short amount of time!
Now a new semester is underway and a new set of classes have begun. I am excited to see what the semester has to offer and what I will learn at this wonderful university!
Stay tuned for more updates on life at SLU and be sure to check out the pictures I posted.
Have a wonderful week and happy MLK day!