March has been a great month! I am happy to say that I have been meeting new people and trying new things now that swimming is done and I have more time on my hands. I also am still enjoying my classes a lot and I think that this semester I chose classes that much better reflected my interests (in short, I realized first semester that I didn’t know why I was taking calculus, because I don’t want to study math!). I am still taking Spanish, which I love this semester, because my professor and my classmates are all really great and are fun to converse with. It’s a small class of only eight students, although that is more than the five that were in my Spanish class last term! I also have Cultural Anthropology, which is interesting, although sometimes kind of disorganized, Principles of Economics, and Environmental History of the U.S. History is really interesting, and I love it because I am studying the environment.
I played intramural basketball with my friends in my hall, which was a lot of fun, even though I am a terrible basketball player. I finally achieved my goal of scoring a basket on our last of six games over the course of about two and a half weeks! Out of those six games, my team managed to win one, although we only narrowly lost to the swimming girls. (I signed up for my hall’s team before the swimmers got together). Next up is IM soccer, which I’m really excited for, even though I am no better at soccer than I am at basketball.
In the nice weather we had in early March I got to go to the beach with some friends. We went to Pacific City and climbed a giant sand dune overlooking an amazing cove.
Unfortunately, no one else felt like swimming but I had to take advantage of the sun and go in the ocean. Then we went to another nearby beach, hoping to climb a giant rock with trees and a tiny trail on it. The tide though was too far in, so I soaked the dry clothes in my backpack trying to get to it. Nevertheless, I wanted on the rock and sort of swam/rock climbed to it, which was worth the breathtaking view at the top. The next weekend was also great fun when I went to Portland to go ice-skating at the mall with a few girlfriends. Other weekend fun has included helping build a shed for the garden supplies and compost tumbler! I can’t wait to see everything with the garden and compost project come together and be awesome! I am so happy I get to be a part of bringing new things to campus as a freshman.
Spring break was great, and I was very thankful to have some time at home with my family, friends, and pets. After break, the impending registration for classes hit me and started really stressing me out, because I was having trouble fitting things into a schedule. I guess a drawback of a small school might be that classes can overlap and there aren’t other sections offered. But I think I have a tentative schedule now. Since break water polo club has picked up, which is a lot of fun even though I don’t really understand all the rules and have never played before. It’s a new experience! I am also teaching myself to play the guitar a little in down time, as I brought my mom’s guitar back to school. I am looking forward to summer and trying to enjoy what’s left of this year! I absolutely cannot believe how fast it has gone!