Rainy season is here! It’s October and pumpkin flavored everything! I personally like the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks because to me they taste like pumpkin pie, which I really love. And it’s great having a Starbucks on campus where I can go get one and sit inside and do homework while I sip on a nice hot drink before going back out in the rain.
I’ve had quite a demanding, but exciting week. I am going to declare my major this month. PSYCHOLOGY!! So I have been thinking about who I am going to ask to be my advisor since my current advisor is not in my major area. For me this is a big deal because I want this person to be my advisor until I graduate, so I have been thinking about the direction I want to go in psychology and which psychology professors I really mesh with.
I have been training really hard for the ORPAT. What is the ORPAT, you might ask. The ORPAT stands for the Oregon Physical Abilities Test which is a requirement for most law enforcement applicants. Yep, that’s right, law enforcement. I want to go into law enforcement, so I’ve been finding was to get involved and learn more about it. The ORPAT is not an easy test and I am happy to say that I passed!
How am I celebrating passing my test? Well, I’m not celebrating alone. My roommate and I are going to Serendipity, a quaint little ice cream parlor on 3rd St. which is kind of like McMinnville’s downtown. My roommate became a 3rd degree black belt last week and I passed my test, yesterday, so we decided to get ice cream to celebrate. And who doesn’t like ice cream? We both do, anyway. I definitely suggest a stop by Serendipity and a walk down 3rd St. if you’re ever in town or decide to come to Linfield.
Over 50% of Linfield students study abroad. I want to as well and study abroad applications are due today. Even though everyone, and I mean EVERYONE tells you not to wait until the last minute. I waited until the last minute to write my essay for the application, so I was up until 3 AM. But I finally turned in my application! One less thing to worry about, for now. But, wait, where do I want to go? I want to go to Aix-en-Provence, France. Aix, as it is commonly abbreviated, is located in the south of France near Marseille.