Hey y’all, welcome back! Today I’m going to be recapping my spring semester. This one was obviously very different than previous semesters but nonetheless it was a good one. For those that don’t know, I’m just finishing my sophomore year at Boston University and am majoring in Political Science.
This semester was my third on campus and I was supposed to be finishing my first full year on campus, but I guess I’ll have to wait until next year for that.
Classes: This semester I took four classes, I was initially enrolled in five but the fifth wasn’t a good fit so I decided to drop it. I took third semester French which was far easier than I anticipated. It was my first college French class and I was really worried, but I could have entered at a higher level for sure. I also took an international human rights class which was super interesting and I learned a lot about international law and varying opinions on human rights. The class had a special focus on Africa, so we had a lot of meaningful conversations about the white savior complex and neo-colonialism. I also took a human ecology class which was so much more interesting than my bio class in the fall. We talked about disease ecology, which was very timely, food, and the environment. All of these topics were very interesting and I feel like I gained a lot from the class. Lastly, I took a cold war history class. While this class was incredibly interesting, I likely wouldn’t have taken it if it wasn’t required because I felt that I knew a lot of the material already. I am still loving my major and am working to pursue a master’s degree during my senior year. I am also still applying to internships for the summer, but they will be remote which is somewhat disappointing.
Housing: I continued to love my dorm this semester and I was so sad to leave it when I had to move out. I got a Keurig for my birthday which was so useful! Now that school is over and I’m no longer living in the dorms, I feel comfortable sharing that I lived on the eighth floor of Kilachand hall this year and I loved it so much. East is an amazing place to live and I loved walking down Bay State every day. I also signed a lease for next year and will be moving into my first apartment. I’m a little worried about being that responsible for myself but I know it will work out!
Theta/Greek Life: This semester, I went through recruitment as a chapterwoman for the first time. It was crazy and I blogged the whole process. I was so exhausted the entire time, but I love our new member class. I also got littles this semester and I love both of them so much! Unfortunately, we were unable to have date party or formal because of the pandemic, but I’m looking forward to both of those events in the fall.
Community Service: This semester I was supposed to go to West Virginia to lead my ASB trip but it was canceled the week before because of the virus. I am still really sad about this because I was so looking forward to our trip. Luckily, I got to do one day of community service over spring break before all BU activities were shut down.
Snowboarding: I don’t talk about this often on my social media, but I am on the snowboarding team at BU. This spring, I competed for the very first time and even though I didn’t place well, it was a great experience. I got closer to my team this semester and was even elected treasurer. I also got to spend my birthday with the team on the mountain, which was an unforgettable experience.
Blogging: Things have been going pretty well for me in terms of blogging. I have been hitting my monthly goals, which is all that I can ask for! I also launched my own presets which is so exciting. I’ve done quite a few collabs this semester, although they’ve been harder to get recently because of the virus. Hopefully they pick back up soon, but regardless I’ve been creating a lot of content that I love. I also rebranded the blog this semester and I think it looks a lot better!
Other fun things: This isn’t fun, but it is noteworthy. I got super sick at the beginning of the semester and had swollen lymph nodes for the first time. They told me I just had a bad cold but I’m still not completely convinced I didn’t have the flu or something like that. I also turned 20, but I didn’t really get to celebrate because I was too busy focusing on school and all my activities. I regret this and next year I definitely won’t take my birthday for granted. Lastly, it was hockey season which is always so much fun. I didn’t get to go to the Beanpot but I made some amazing hockey memories regardless.
I am devastated by how this semester ended and I am frustrated because spring break and after was supposed to be so much fun. That being said, I’m grateful for the time I did have at school this semester.
Love from Mill Valley,