It is hard to believe right now that January Term is almost over. This is the last week of class. I am taking Statistics, and I cannot say that I am very enthused about it. It is a requirement for my major, Environmental Studies, and also for a lot of other majors it seems. I am very glad, however, that I am taking Statistics during Jan term rather than for a whole semester. I am also glad that I am friends with many people in my class, because it makes it much better. I have never experienced having a class go so quickly before. We have a crazy schedule of tests and quizzes, and my professor covers material really fast. I am definitely ready for Spring semester because it will mean a more normal pace, even if I will have four classes instead of just one.
The first week of Jan term was kind of dull, because I was not used to having so much down time during the day. I would wake up early for swimming practice, go to class, and then have all day after 11:00 to amuse myself before afternoon practice. There is still plenty going on during the evenings on campus, like Cat Cab performances and club meetings, but the daytime was pretty quiet. After the first week it got better and I got used to it. I like being able to take a nap during the day without worrying about when I can fit one into my schedule.
I celebrated my 19th birthday on campus last week, and it was weird not being at home, where I have celebrated all of my previous birthdays. It turned out to be a really great day and I was thankful to be able to spend time with many great friends. I was also very thankful for facebook, which let me catch up with great friends from home.
I am without a roommate this month, which has been both a positive and negative experience. I have greatly enjoyed being able to turn on the overhead light in the mornings before practice, and also after practice, when my roommate would usually still be asleep, but at the same time it has been lonely being in my room all by myself. I am excited for her return, which happens to coincide nicely with the end of morning practices!
The compost project is still moving along, although we have made some adjustments to our original plan. Greenfield continues to be a place for activism and I am very excited about the upcoming Powershift Linfield event in February, which will bring people together for a conference of sorts with exciting speakers, discussions, panels, workshops, and concerts. I have met new people this month and that is one reason I enjoy being here while there are fewer people on campus. As a whole, I would say that I really like Jan term, although I cannot wait for Statistics to end!