Monday, April 21, 2014

The Beginning of the End

Hi everyone!

            So, it’s official. One month until I graduate college….The whole idea is still very unreal and I actually have to enter the real world and leave the place I have called home for 4 years! In this last month there are so many great activities I am excited about! Last weekend was WNE’s senior formal. I had been looking forward to it since I heard that we have a formal for seniors. It was everything I had anticipated it to be! Despite a minor dress malfunction the night before, everything went smoothly.
            The day started with me and my roommates frantically trying to get ready before the BBQ in Evergreen. The mission was successful and we arrived just before the rain clouds did. We got to mingle and take photos with friends before it started to sprinkle a little, but we did not let it rain on our parade!! All the students were bused to the location in Agawam, which was a fun adventure itself since I have not been on a school bus in years! The night started off with great snacks and drinks with friends, and then turned into a night full of dancing and laughter with our senior class (and some welcomed underclassmen). The whole night was such a blast and everyone was in great spirits.
Formal was the first time most of our class got to dress up fancy together, and I felt like it was a bonding experience for everyone. We all danced the night away and lost track of time, because the next thing I knew it was midnight and the formal was over!
            It was such a fun night, but also bittersweet. Formal to me was the “beginning to the end” and set a good foundation for how the events Senior Week will be. The fact that we get to do fun activities all together as a class the last month, makes graduating a little more welcomed. Formal and Senior Week are things I recommend to all future classes to participate in. They are fun experiences you will probably not get the opportunity to partake in again!

Until later,


Friday, March 28, 2014

Hit the Ground Running

Week one from being back after spring break is now over and what a week it was! There was barely time to meet up with friends to ask how their breaks were! Everyone was having exams, interviewing for summer jobs, and preparing elections for clubs. I personally had an interview for OGL, Orientation Group Leader, this week. If I get it, I would stay at WNE for the summer and help out at our summer orientation called SOAR ( I also am starting to work on some undergraduate research! One of my engineering professors contacted me, and starting this coming week, I will be working on research for him 6-8 hours a week. It is an amazing opportunity and it really reminds me of how amazing WNE is. This is also a crazy week because everyone is choosing housing for next year ( and making their schedules. It is starting to feel like my junior year is right around the corner!
I may not be in Aruba anymore, but the temperature in Massachusetts is finally rising, the snow is melting, and the projects are starting, so I am glad to be back at my home away from home.