Happy December! Well, it’s that time of year again when the snow is falling and classes are over, which means those evil finals are just around the corner. Even though these exams are the worst things ever, there are some positives as well. First of all, finals just mean that there is no more homework, only studying for tests. Also, it means that classes are over so you only have to meet with your class one more time until Christmas break. Finally, it means that we are only a week away from going home and munching on Christmas cookies and enjoying being away from school and the stress that goes along with it.
For me, I’m excited to go home since I haven’t been home since August. I’m definitely looking forward to my family and friends, but also the warm California rays. Ahhh, rough winter back there! In addition, I’m especially excited this semester is coming to a close because classes were the most difficult they have ever been, but there are a few things that I’m looking forward to in the upcoming weeks and months. For starters, I have an internship lined up over Christmas break to get some more physical therapy shadowing hours in. I’m especially excited because I’ve been there before and the people are really welcoming and nice. I will be shadowing at a place called SCAR that specializes in sports rehabilitation, which is what I’m most interested at this point. Beyond that, I’m really looking forward to possibly volunteering at Project Ponytails next semester (if you don’t know what that is, I talked about it a couple blogs ago). This will be an awesome experience branching outside of the Hope bubble I’m in and getting to know the community a bit more while being around one of my favorite animals.
Finally, the main reason I’m glad that this semester is almost over is that I am so much closer to May. Why May? Well, that means this year will be over and it’s summer, but more importantly, I will be in VIENNA! I just found out this past week that I got a position to be in the Summer May Term to Vienna!!!! I had a friend that went last year and she had only good things to say about it and wishes she could go back. I’ve only been outside of the country once, so I’m beyond thrilled that I get to go back to Europe and explore a new area and be submerged in a new culture! Anyway, we have to get through finals first, right? I guess that means everyone needs to get back to studying. Talk to you all later!
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