Happy winter break everyone!
So NJ has been… how do you say… SO COLD! Although I have missed my family, friends, town, and diner a ton this semester, I have not missed this weather at all.
It’s finally over! Pheww, that was entertaining. As you might guess, I spent the last three weeks of school slaving over all my finals and end of the semester major assignments.
Listening to: Winter Wonderland – The Judds
Today I turned twenty. My teen years are, thank God, behind me. So is my first semester of college.
I’M DONE WITH MY FIRST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE!! AHHHHHH!
That is the high, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Austin, Texas, this Friday. Courtesy of weather.com.
Why I never want to go home for Thanksgiving ever again.
Toward the end of every semester, there comes a time when you start to feel the pressure of school. It happens very subtlety, and can go almost undetected. Then something clicks in your mind, and you realize school is almost over, at least for a few weeks.
Shameless plug for my graduate program!!
I am getting a Master’s in College and University Student Personnel Administration through the College of Education. Long title, but basically I get to have one of the best career fields I can think of! People in my program work in various areas of campus — financial aid, development, student affairs, Greek life, rec sports, academic advising, athletics, housing/food, orientation etc. The Higher Education Administration department is ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation, and is one of the “Best Buys”. We offer a Master’s degree, PhD and an EdD degree!
If you are at all interested in working with college students as a career field, definitely look into this program! Dr. Richard Reddick is my adviser — FABULOUS! Everyone in the program has such a great energy for what they do — you’ll love it!
The Higher Education Administration department is hosting an open house this Friday, December 5. For more information, follow this link: Higher Education Open House. More information about the department can be found here.
I’ve been on hold with the American Psychological Association (APA) for the past 20 minutes, so I thought it would be a great time to update my blog!
Thanksgiving was wonderful! My fiancee and I began the day with the annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot. The race was a 5 mile loop starting in downtown Austin, wrapping around campus, then ending up at Waterloo Park. The morning was very cold at first, warmed up and was a beautiful morning to run/walk! Here is a picture from the end:
Yes, there was a person in a green body suit, keeping Austin weird
We watched the UT/Texas A&M football game with my 91-year old grandfather. He is my hero, I love hanging out with him! Sweetie (yes, I call my grandfather Sweetie, I have no idea why) started at Texas A&M in 1936, planned to graduate in 1940, and actually graduated in 1950. Needless to say, he’s a PROUD AGGIE. Here are some great quotes from him on Thursday night:
On Jordan Shipley — “He’s going to make a quarterback famous someday.”
On the last drive of the 2nd Quarter (we scored) — “They must have had a tea-sipper on that clock. That was the longest minute and a half of my life.” (Tea-sipper is the Aggie nickname for the Longhorns)
On the injuries during the game — “Ya’ll are SO DELICATE.”
Now I’m back in Austin trying to wrap up the final papers of the semester! Trip to Chicago this weekend, papers due next week and then my first semester of graduate school is over!