Oh man. Things get so busy so fast! I think I had two days of free time at the beginning of the semester but that stage of life appears to have passed by. Now days are filled with class, reading, cooking (apartment life, what???) and cramming in quality time with friends. There is no time to be wasted!
Apartment life was kind of a surprise for me! I didn’t even think about how it would affect my social life, but the atmosphere is a lot quieter. I am still getting used to it but from what I hear, I’ll get really used to having my space and never want to go back to dorm life… haha, we’ll see. It really is nice to have a kitchen, though. I’ve been doing some cooking lately. In fact, I just boiled my finger. I meant to boil some chicken (I’m making a casserole! How grown-up, right?) but I somehow, in the process, stuck my finger in the boiling water for several seconds before my body sensed pain. Owww! The other day I made some quesadillas that turned out to be delicious and I only had one minor burn!
As for the update on my academic life… I love my classes! Okay, 50% of them. But I think that’s a pretty good ratio for “love”. One of my favorite classes is about databases. Doesn’t that sound boring? Yeah, I am pretty sure everybody else in the class hates it. Therefore, they probably hate me for obviously loving it. I’m that girl!! AHH!! In any event, I think my internship this summer really helped me to appreciate my MIS classes more.
My social life has definitely picked up recently, probably due to my recent debut on Fox 23 news (watch the video), haha. I have also been taking advantage of first-week-of-school open-mindedness that allows me to question random students to find out who they are and where they’re from! Recently I made friends with a group of international students here from Europe – the Germans, Swiss and Spanish, and even a few from Singapore! They seem to be a fun group that I will hopefully spend more time with. (It was recently brought to my attention that readers of my blog must think Stef is my only friend. Does it look like I have more now?! I hope it worked.)
Well, I am almost back into my college-life sleep patterns (I even went to the gym at 10:30 tonight!) but nottt quite there, so I am signing off at 12:08 AM!!
So much has happened in just one week. I don’t know where to start. I moved from my dorm room into the sorority house, which was quite an experience considering I lived on the third floor of my dorm. After that, my weekend consisted of me catching up on day time naps, and doing odds and ends I knew would not happen once Monday rolled around. Now that I’ve gotten into the swing of things, my second week of school has been much less hectic because my time management skills swung into full gear. I am absolutely in love with the introductory to petroleum engineering classes I am taking for my major. Also all the Energy Management students got to go to a Drillers game sponsered by Chevron. Ball park food was part of the perk, and I was also able to meet a lot of upper classmen that will help me in the future. Even though I’ve been super busy, I’ve been having lots of fun and am looking forward to the first football game on the 11th. And last but not least, I’ve gotten SEVEN free t-shirts so far!
from student blogger Quinn…
So this is technically my first post as a senior at The University of Tulsa. I’m excited, but also kind of nervous to be graduating at the same time. I was also an Orientation Leader once again this year. This year my group was the Superman Group! Once again, we dominated the other groups in activities such as the Hurricane Classic, Scavenger Hunt, and dodge ball. Unfortunately we didn’t place (I think I will demand a recount). Aside from the awesome time that we had all week, one of the highlights for me was the community service that we did at Kendall Whittier. It really was an enriching experience. My job was to read to third graders, and then take them to gym. I had forgotten had much fun elementary school was. Although we were only at Kendall Whittier for an hour or so, I really got to know the kids that I worked with. I am definitely considering volunteering there in the future.
Classes are going ok now that my professors have finished going over syllabi. I’m only taking 15 hours this semester so it shouldn’t be too tough for me. The next few weeks I’ll be busy applying for jobs via Golden Opportunities. Golden Opportunities is a website that career services manages that allows students and employers to connect. It’s a really good website that allows students to search for internships, part-time jobs, or even full-time positions. After these next few weeks are over I’ll finally know where my life after TU will begin.