Second Semester in a Nutshell

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Second semester has been wild! This semester has taught me that it’s extremely important to study, do homework, and perform well on exams, but at the same time, it’s crucial to take a break every now and then and do something fun. The past two or three weeks for me have been filled with midterms, papers, and late nights at the library. It’s been great to finally have a little less work to complete for now, but finals (and summer!) are just around the corner. One of my roommates for next year was kind enough to invite me and a few other girls over for s’mores and Mean Girls last Thursday night. It was nice to have a few hours of fun and relaxation, not to mention a change of scenery (Disclaimer: I love campus, but sometimes a girl just needs to get away for a bit!). My family came to visit me over the weekend and we had a fabulous time shopping and exploring Iowa City. The warm weather even allowed for a lovely time strolling the streets of downtown!

In other news, the end of the school year is approaching quickly, and It’s crazy to think that there are only three weeks left of the semester. Looking back over the past eight months, it’s amazing how much I’ve changed and how many new things I’ve experienced. I’ve come to the realization that college goes by extremely fast, and time really does fly when you’re having fun! It’s a little sad that this amazing year of college is almost over, but I know I’ll still keep in touch with my friends and cherish the memories I’ve made for years to come. A year ago, I still hadn’t decided to come to the University of Iowa (I think I officially decided April 26th). After all the emotions of moving away from home to a new place where I didn’t know anyone, I’m beyond pleased with my decision to come to Iowa. I can honestly say that I can’t see myself being anywhere else, and believe me, that’s an amazing feeling!