One of the great parts about being a student at Holy Cross is getting the chance to have a wonderful [and quite leisurely] Winter Vacation to spend time with friends and family. [See the Academic Calendar] After finals, I’ve had a chance to catch up with friends and relax after the academic marathon that is the first couple weeks of December.
Since I still have a little while before I head back to Massachusetts, though the day is growing closer, I am getting more and more ready for my fourth semester.
While the Holy Cross community was welcoming to me from the very start, it wasn’t until this past semester that I realized that while I’ve adjusted to college life, each new semester offers more lessons of independence and that while it’s great to find a groove from the beginning of your college career, it’s valuable to keep seeking out new opportunities and continue to meet new people.
While this year I’ve already added the Holy Cross experiences of intramural soccer, SPUD, and exercise classes, among others, I am eager to discover more events and activities this semester.
Academically, I will be continuing with my English major by taking both 20th Century American Literature, along with 20th Century British Literature. I will also be taking French 202 and a class in Sociology.
This spring semester is looking like a pretty important one, partially because I’m still waiting to hear back from the Study Abroad offices and will eventually have to finalize a decision on whether or not I will be on or off campus next year! It’s a really big decision and while I naturally have some nerves, it’s been incredibly reassuring to hear from various students who have studied in a number of locations [from England to France to Scotland to DC to Ireland, etc.] that they’ve LOVED their experiences! As someone who is interested in travel and has been lucky enough to have done a fair amount in the past, it’s very comforting to attend a school when this is a much encouraged opportunity and definitely not out of the ordinary. While being away from Worcester for a whole year of my college career sounds daunting, I am lucky enough to have a number of friends who are debating this same option for our Junior year. I will admit that it’s nice I don’t have to make any commitment just yet!
Hope your 2013 is off to a great start! I have a feeling that it’s going to be a great year!