Times have been quite hectic lately and that's putting it lightly. Taking 18 credit hours can be quite exhausting on a student and it has proven to be a challenge. It is, however, a challenge that will I will survive through.
I also managed to turn 20 years old on the 13th a few weeks ago. No longer a teenager, but I don't feel any different yet. I'm hopefully going to get some big of revelation or something epic will happen to me. Probably not, but one can dream!
SAB has been quite busy turning out event after event. Welcome Week came out to be a really good place. There was a Slushee Bar, Backyard BBQ, Mixer, and Acitivity Day. All these events turned out quite well and it was a blast! The slushees took a while to get started, but students lined up to get delicious slushees. :) The BBQ ended up being quite delicious since there was mac and cheese (soooo yummy!) and bbq pulled chicken sandwiches. It was a different twist on a BBQ that ended being up a hit with everyone. When it came time for the SAB mixer, the office ended up looking quite snazzy. Different shaped lantern lights hung from the ceiling and were used as lighting along with lava lamps. It made the atmosphere of the room look very relaxing and inviting.
Last but not least, the Activity Day was filled with lots of, well, activities. There was a 70ft obstacle course along with volleyball and soccer nents. Students came out and had a blast running through the course and there was an intense game of soccer throughout the day.
Amnesty has also been on a busy streak. Last week, we held a 9/11 Memorial where we launched water lilies into the Chancellor's Pond. Each lily had a candle in it and there were over 100 lilies in the pond. The event went really well and to see all those water lilies in the pond was a breathtaking sight. I even got to wade around in the pond at the end to collect all the lilies. The water was suprisingly comfortable in terms of temperature. The bottom was not so nice though.
Amnesty also held an event today in memory of Troy Davis. Members were all black clothing along with a pin that says "End the death penalty!" We stood around in a circle and read Davis' last words along with a conversation about the injustice of the death penalty. Many have differing opinions about this topic since it is a very delicate subject. It was saddeing to know something like this can occur in the "land of the free."
So that's been the past three weeks really in terms of school involvement. School has been thrown in there somewhere with classes. Classes have been okay. It has mainly been a ton of reading and studying. There has been writing as well, but that's what you can expect as a journalism student. I am actually enjoying it.
Not going to lie, being a commuter campus and all, it's really tough if your car begins to break down. Xander, as wonderful as he is, is a 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT...and he is not being very nice to me lately. It's not an ideal situation when you have to rely on a car to get you somewhere and that car begins to malfunction. So this week has not been off to a great start, but hopefully he is now fixed and won't cause me anymore problems! :)
I'm going to go work on Amnesty and SAB things now as well as go to bed. Sleeping has become quite vital for me and it's very wonderful. Can't wait for the things that are going to be happening!