Crazyyy Weeks

by Heather, a Patriot Blogger

Dear Future Masonites,

I am so sorry for being MIA for the past two weeks but it has been pretty crazy since the last time I blogged, so let me get you caught up on what has happened. So as I mentioned in my last blog, I went segway-ing with my boyfriend and his family (wow its been two weeks since that!) through Washington D.C., it was so much fun and a great way to end a stressful week!My boyfriend and I in front of the Washington Monument

That week was then a two day week of school for me, which was pretty hectic and alot worse than exam week for me, which I never thought would be possible. Since we had Monday off for Columbus Day, all of our Monday classes and labs met on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we had our normal classes. This really sucked because my Monday/Wednesdays are my busiest days with classes and I have no free time. At the same time, I had to try to pack and email professors to make up work and my one lab because I was leaving Thursday morning for my first actual away invitational where we stayed in a hotel and everything. So between preparing for the trip and my normal schedule of classes and practice, I was literally swamped with work.

After two very hectic days of work, it was finally Thursday morning and backpack filled with books for my HNRS 110 research paper, my laptop, and a notebook and a duffle bag filled with clothes and track gear, I was ready for the 7hour bus ride to Boone, NC. Those 7 hours were the longest 7 hours EVER!!! But I did manage to get all of my work done! Well most of it, but I saved that for the bus ride back home! We went straight to the XC course to jog around the course and have practice before heading to the hotel. The rest of the night was pretty relaxing as the team went out to dinner together and just relaxed.
The next day, Friday, was a complete blur for me…we didn’t race until 3 in the afternoon, and I’m pretty sure everyone would like to forget that race because it was really bad. Anyway, the rest of the weekend went pretty quickly after that and soon it was Monday again.

This past week I have spent most of my time doing my Computer Science project and fighting the urge to throw my laptop out the window because it is soo frustrating. But in the midst of everything that has been happening, the campus is becoming very colorful as the leaves start to change. The transition into fall has been a quick one in Fairfax, in less than a week all of the sweatshirts and long pants have been pulled out and are now a necessity when walking to class.
So with everything that has happened it has been two pretty crazy weeks.

Love, Heather