Well, Hello There

Welcome back, everybody!!! Welp, it’s junior year for me and you know what that means? More stress! Well, yes that’s true, but junior year also means being an upperclassman, being out of the dorms, having more freedom, and getting more involved in your major and what you want to do with your life. I hope everybody had a great summer and I thought I would share a few things that happened to me since my last blog post last year.

This past May I completed a physical therapy internship here in Holland, which was such a great opportunity for me. It fulfilled my volunteer hours needed for my major, but it also allowed me to figure out what area of therapy most interests me. I traveled through different branches of Holland Hospital and got exposed to various settings and patients, which was awesome! After May, I went back home to California and worked as a cashier at a farmers market called Sprouts. Boy do you meet some interesting people working as a cashier! Despite some frustrating moments, it always ended up being a joy because it allowed me to meet and interact with people I otherwise would never have encountered.

On a more fun side, I was able to hang out with some of my friends that were home. It was difficult this summer because people’s availability was much more limited than years prior because people are getting “adult” jobs now! Regardless of the lack of time I was able to get some quality time just relaxing with friends at the beach, getting frozen yogurt, going line dancing, and just being our goofy selves.

Something really fun that happened was that I went into Hollywood and went to the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This was especially fun because there was a segment in the show that Craig pointed me out in the crowd and made fun of me for not applauding with enthusiasm—it was super embarrassing but also one of the greatest moments ever! The first thirty seconds or so of this video shows Craig poking fun at me. Take a look:

Besides that, my summer was pretty stress-free and looking back, probably one of my last summers back at home, so it’s a bitter-sweet feeling. Now that school has started, I’m taking for granted all of the free time I had. Oh well! After a long summer, it’s that time of year again to start hitting the books and living in the library. Regardless of all of the homework, I have a good feeling about this year, so continue to follow my blogs and I’ll keep you updated on life here at Hope!

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @hopeleslie15.

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Leslie Kempers

Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!

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