I’m so glad to be back blogging for ya’ll–it’s been a while! I’m so glad I got to experience a nice long five-week winter break; for the past three years, I only had, what, a two-week break? Maybe a little less and it was never enough. Experiencing a really nice long break my senior year is the perfect way to end my college years, especially because I had the opportunity to go to South America for a month. Now that I’m back, I’m already anticipating to go somewhere for spring break, hopefully Central America.
Before I continue on, am I crazy for going snowboarding the minute I got back to Rochester after a month of intense humidity and pure hotness? I was exhausted from traveling, but I needed more adrenaline; thus, snowboarding the day after I got back did its justice. Then came Monday, I started my day off going to classes as an extremely happy gal. (As far as classes go, I already had an exam two weeks after I started classes.. looks like my teachers are still not used to semesters).
I’ll say one thing though, I did not have enough home-cooked food during my break, because I didn’t have the chance to stay home long enough due to working a lot the first week I got back and then obviously went on my backpacking trip (after Christmas). I had an incredible time in South America and definitely plan on going back to explore more of the country. My Spanish improved a little and that’s always exciting to me, being able to converse at least a little bit to the locals in Spanish. Ultimate self-pride right there.
Many people said that five weeks was too long of a break for them, but I think it’s because they didn’t know what to do with their time. But honestly, if I could, I’d have no problem staying home on the couch with my family for five weeks. Even though that’s incredibly long and sounds horrendous, and knowing me, I cannot sit still and do nothing for five weeks, but as I get older, I realize I’m somewhat homesick and miss my family. I don’t know when’s the next time I can get a chance to lounge around and not do a darn thing at home. Especially for that long of a time-period. Amazing foods cooked by my dad and endless conversations with my ma and hanging out with my siblings is something that I miss and I look forward to doing that when the time comes.
Because my senior year is coming to a close, it’s time for me to think about my future. Hence, I have been currently in the process of applying to graduate school in D.C. and I should hear back in a couple of weeks. I’m excited to see what life holds in store for me! So far, it’s been great.