Falling Foward

Wow. The last week has been a real blur. Hope had a nice little fall break starting Friday afternoon and continuing through to Tuesday evening. 

It was a much needed break for everyone, as things here remain quite hectic and midterms are upon us. Within the next week I have a bajillion things to do, a lab practical to study for, 2 class tests, and three papers to write. EEK!

Instead of starting on that daunting list, I thought I would tell you a bit about what I was up to all weekend long.

On Friday night, I stayed at Hope and caught the opening performance of Helen. It was really fantastic! I’m taking an English course that deals a lot with mythology and different Roman and Greek stories, so the performance fit well with the stories I’ve been learning. Also, a lot of people don’t realize that the play is modern. There are only five cast members and it’s set in a hotel room in Egypt. I really recommend checking it out this weekend if you’re around campus.

On Saturday morning, I was up early to attend the MMED conference in Lansing on MSU’s campus. It was a fun-filled day packed full with information about attending medical school. All the representatives from Michigan medical schools were there and students had the opportunity to get to know them and their school’s application process. It was also nice to be gathered with people with similar interests. I even saw my high school friend, Talia, there, who attends U of M!

Saturday night after the conference, I journeyed home to Traverse City, where the trees were absolutely gorgeous. My mom and I took in Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain on Sunday, and I got to have a great time catching up with family and friends at home.

The park was fantastic! All of the pieces, scattered around a 1.5 mile pathway, had some significance to Michigan history. They also had hot cider and donuts and taught us how to play the harmonica!

I hope your weekend was as special as mine was! Follow me on Twitter @hopeamanda15.

Published by Amanda Porter

Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm from Traverse City, Mi and I'm a Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. I do research for the Fraley lab on the gut bacterial ecology of Pekin ducks and I work for the Chemistry department! Aspiring Neurosurgeon and LOVE to learn in all situations. Follow me on Twitter! @hopeamanda15