It’s Been A Long Week

Hey Friends! I’m so happy I’m finally posting. It’s been a long week to say the least. But now that “humpday” is over, I can truly recuperate from the busy-ness and the stress. I just want to share with you al what happened last weekend and this week!

WEEKEND: My weekend wasn’t really eventful until I had last minute plans. But before those last minute plans, all I did was homework. I was doing it for “prophylactic” measures. In nursing, prophylaxis for something means prevention. So, I did homework to prevent massive piles of it later on. And boy did it pay off. Right now, I would be drowning in an ocean of papers. But on Saturday, my friends Joey, Erica, and I went to an Asian Fusion restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. Let me tell you how delicious it was. It was delicious. There. This was totally worth the 30 minute drive. Here are two photos from the excursion!

It's Joey, Erica, and myself!
It’s Joey, Erica, and myself!
Ok. This is the best Thai curry out there. Massaman Curry. If you haven't had it before, go get some NOW!
Ok. This is the best Thai curry out there. Massaman Curry. If you haven’t had it before, go get some NOW!

After our Asian food, we drove back to good ol’ Hope and went to OrangeLeaf, the best FroYo joint in Holland. Although it was like -10 degrees outside, this froyo was worth it because 1) I was with some of my best friends, and 2) it was pistachio flavor. If you haven’t had pistachio flavor, GO TRY SOME! Then on Sunday, I woke up super early, as in 7:30 AM to get even more work done. I am so glad I did. Because now, I have put myself super ahead on all of my work. I truly wish I had this motivation like, Freshman year? Anyways, I did homework with Joey for a while.

Once Joey and I had a good amount of homework done, we planned our weekend excursion in Europe! We are both going to the Vienna Summer School, and because we are attending both the May and June session, we get a free weekend! So, we decided on visiting ROME, ITALY! It’s quite exciting because we have our hotel booked, and our flights determined. This is just super exciting! (PAUSE: Time to jump up and down).

On a side note, after Europe this summer, I have another trip planned down my sleeve. This time, it’s CANADA! I am going to visit my family and Canada’s natural beauty, of course! This summer will be fun for sure. Here is a picture that is my main motivator for the rest of this semester! How can this picture not get you stoked for an adventure of a lifetime?

Top: Vienna, Austria Bottom: Banff National Park, Calgary, Canada
Top: Vienna, Austria
Bottom: Banff National Park, Calgary, Canada

Just last week, we, Hope College, had midterms. Now, we only have 8 weeks of class left. Time is seriously flying by. This last half of the semester, I also started a new clinical, ADULT NURSING! I am so stoked because I get to perform so many nursing skills and I get to observe really cool things. Nursing in general is just great. But with the start of this class comes with all of the extra work! But hey, its what I signed up for. In the end, its going to be worth it! Now, I am just cursing until Friday. I have great plans for this weekend. More homework, hanging out with some friends, and I’m going to Ann Arbor to watch a University of Michigan basketball game! I’m so STOKED!

Anyways, that’s it for now. Expect another blog post coming up – I am going to answer more questions from my “Dear Abby” question bank! It’s a good one, I promise!

Published by Marvin Solberg

Greetings! My name is Marvin Solberg and my hometown is Traverse City, Michigan. I am a Hope College senior studying nursing, and aspire to obtain my Ph.D. in nursing research with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor. At Hope College, I am involved in Student Activities Committee (SAC), Student Blogging at Admissions, Ballet and Hip-Hop Club, Hope College Immersion Trips, and I am a nursing teaching assistant (TA)! I love God, my family, and friends. There's truly no place like Hope College; I call it my home away from home!

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