Hi everyone! I can’t believe how long it has been since I’ve done a post. Time sure has flown by! I’ve been incredibly busy lately, so let me fill you in on what I’ve been up to. And I promise, I won’t have a post this long from now on and will post more frequently!
Remainder of February:
Most of my days were spent focusing on homework and working at my internship which took up the majority of my free time. Though when I did have a free moment, I had a wonderful time celebrating my beautiful suite-mate, Julie’s, 20th birthday with all of our close friends. We went to BJ’s Brewhouse for dinner and “pizookies.” If you’ve never had a pizookie, you must. Seriously. It is a freshly-baked chocolate chip (or your choice of their other available options) warm from the oven and topped with ice cream. Simply delicious. Also in February, I was able to watch my first lacrosse game. Some of my close friends, and my boyfriend Michael, are on the team, and it was really fun watching them play! Lacrosse is such an aggressive sport, but it gave me a chance to bring my Canon Rebel camera and practice taking some cool action shots! I’m looking forward to going to their next game soon… hopefully it’ll be a bit warmer than it was last time! I was freezing!
After studying extensively to prepare for and take my midterm exams, Spring Break allowed me to relax for a little bit. Oh wait, who am I kidding? I never relax ;) though it was nice taking a break from school for a couple days. It was a great week spent with family and friends. I was able to catch up with one of my old friends, Kayla, over some retail therapy at The Summit. Also, throughout the week, I ended up getting to log around 20 hours doing my internship work at the Community Foundation of Louisville.
It has been wonderful getting to work so much at CFL: I have been given the opportunity and privilege to manage several major projects, such as creating postcards and print invitations, along with maintaining their social media platforms and creating and sending out monthly E-Newsletters to all of their affiliates. The projects I have been assigned have in turn helped me incredibly on improving my writing and design skills and gaining experience in realms I never would
Representing BU in the Office!
have expected to know. Over Spring Break, in an initiative to help those affected by the tornadoes that tore through the week before, I spent a lot of time compiling information for all of the nearby cities affected. I turned it into a special E-News blast that was sent out to all of CFL’s affiliates, highlighting what we all could do to help. From there, I could hear phones ringing often with donors wanting to donate money to our Tornado Relief Fund. It warmed my heart knowing that my contributions in creating the E-News blast helped spread the word and gather in so much aid for the nearby cities. I even heard a phone call of a donor donating $100,000!
So, what am I up to now?
Well, lately, I have been balancing a lot of upcoming assignments with the responsibilities I have with my other extracurricular activities. I was able to cheer the Sweet 16 game here at Knights last week and I’m anxious to see how the team does in Highland Heights this week! The crowd was so excited at the Sweet 16 game… I love watching our boys play and win! The atmosphere was AMAZING. It was definitely the loudest game I’ve ever been to. My favorite part was watching our players cut pieces of the net after the game. Could we have another repeat this year? I think so! Keeping my fingers crossed. Also, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my Phi Mu girls: we just participated in Greek Week with the rest of the greek groups (Alpha Delta Gamma and Delta Sigma Pi) which was an absolute blast! Now my efforts will be focused on planning our annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner. It’s awesome having such a responsibility! On another note, though, my motto for the next week or two is to STUDY STUDY STUDY. We’re honestly in the home-stretch now! After the basketball games this week, we’ve got Easter break coming up shortly after and then finals, and then we’ll be done! But I have a lot of assignments to do before the semester is over.
Thanks to all of you readers for sticking through that tremendously long post. I promise I’ll post more often now that I’ll have a tiny bit of extra time. Stay tuned and Go Knights!
PS: Welcome to our newest BU Blogger, Tyler! You can check out his posts here.
Song of the day: Feel So Close by Calvin Harris. The beat makes me happy and want to dance!