I had my first midterm done this morning, so I am feeling relieved, although not for long, as the next one is tomorrow! March likes to throw all types of exams at the students of Linfield College. Thank goodness the sun is returning slowly, so moods are up and people are even happier than normal.
My current favorite class I am taking this semester is American Politics. Although it is one of my longest classes and goes latest into the afternoon, it provides a great time to discuss the history of America as well as the current system, and it’s flaws and benefits to using the government we use today. We cover current court cases, and events going on; it keeps my attention the entire class, and while the exams will be tough, I have loved the class so far.
I made a challenge to my hall for the Pi Day 5K this Friday, and I am so excited about it. I told my hall that if they beat me in the 5K, I would buy them their choice of candy/coffee. Already, I have residents looking up my high school times, haha! It will be a good day for some friendly competition.
Last weekend, I enjoyed a day shopping with a good friend up in Tigard, OR. Tigard has a great shopping center called Washington Square, so I like to make it up there a few times a year and enjoy some retail therapy. Also, part of the responsibility of being an RA, we go on Duty Rounds on the weekends. We walk around to all of the Residence Halls to provide an extra safety level throughout campus. With the Spring Forward time change, I went to bed at 3:30AM Saturday night after rounds, so it’s safe to say I am still catching up on some sleep!
This week will be full of studying, a few dinners with friends (including gluten-free cookie dough, so I am pretty excited), enjoying some sunshine, and this coming weekend I am headed up to go snowboarding at Mt. Hood Timberline! For Christmas, my man and I received free lift tickets for Timberline, so it should be a good time!! Mt. Hood is only a 2 hour drive to some great snowboarding; another reason I chose Linfield.
Come check out this beautiful place in the world!
Until next time,