Hello everyone! Actually, I think I should be saying goodbye This will be my last post, but just for the summer!
It has truly been a pleasure being able to share my thoughts and experiences with all of you this year. I know some months were more interesting than others, but that’s life right??
I will leave you with this: UB is truly a wonderful university that offers so many awesome experiences and opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else. You can trust me on this one- three out of the four children in my family chose UB, and all three of us have loved our years here!
I hope you have a SPECTACULAR and safe summer!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I have an ice cream obsession. Especially in the summer. There is nothing better than a nice cold bowl or cone of ice cream on a warm summer day.
Well, this summer, while I’m not in the office working on projects for the American Cancer Society, I will be working in a local ice cream shop. Dangerous for an ice cream addict like me, I know, but fun as well. I was actually pretty surprised at the memorization and hard work that goes into working there. I think I am going to have a really buff right arm by the end of the summer-its not easy scooping out that solid ice cream!
I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!
It is finally getting nicer here in Massachusetts, it seems like it has been raining and cloudy for months! But of course, the warm weather comes around as soon as we all have to go back into the office and back to the usual routine.
Anyway, I hope everyone takes some time today to remember exactly what Memorial Day is all about. I know that everyone likes to have their BBQ’s and parties, and I’m all about that too! However, take some time to recognize all that the men and women in the Armed Forces do for us and remember those that have passed away fighting for their country. I know that I could never display the bravery and courage that they have.
Like I said, I hope you all have a beautiful day today and enjoy the last few days of May!
PS- I had a nice Memorial Day image to put here, but the images don’t seem to be working on the website today-I apologize!
Boy, has it been awhile!
I truly apologize for such a gap in posts! Life has been, well, life lately. It has just taken over and I got sidetracked.
Here we are, summer time. Maybe not for high school students, but if you are a senior one thing you can look forward to is getting out of school earlier!
This summer I am living in Boston, Massachusetts interning for the American Cancer Society. It is my second week, and so far, it has been such an amazing experience. Today the American Cancer Society celebrated their 100th birthday! How awesome right?!
I hope that everyone is having a great week so far! I will keep you updated on the fun things I get to do at my internship!
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Happy Sunday all! This week has been extremelyyy crazy, but so incredibly rewarding!
Beginning on Friday morning at 6 AM and ending my “day” at 8 AM on Saturday morning, I was up for over 24 hours straight! I know, I know, you are probably thinking WHY in the world anyone would want to do that! But, Friday night was UB’s Relay for Life which is from 6 PM to 6 AM. It was so much fun!
There were so many awesome activities and great music! At 9 PM was the luminaria ceremony in which we celebrate those that have won their fight against cancer and remember those who have not. At 11:11 PM we held a wishing ceremony which was really neat, everyone got to make a wish together. It was really moving being able to see the student body come together for one cause.
I wish I could tell you all of the activities that went on at Relay, but that would take forever! In order to completely understand what a wonderful experience this is, is if you come out and share it with us next year!
Hope you have a happy week ahead!
Everyone gathered in Alumni Arena Main Gym for the Luminaria Ceremony on Friday night!
It is 60 degrees in Buffalo today! I know you are probably so sick of telling you about the weather here, but words cannot even describe how nice it is to not have to wear a coat or turn the heat on.
With that being said, my roommates and I have felt obligated to do some activities outside this weekend to make sure we take full advantage of the warm weather. Yesterday was National Student-Athlete Day, so the girls swim team all went to the rowing regatta at Tonawanda Creek. It was beautiful and it was the first regatta I have been to-was really fun! We were all so excited to cheer on our fellow Bulls!
I know I have said this a few times but the UB campus is truly amazing in the spring. The lake and Ellicott “skyline” are so pretty when it is sunny. However, it is one of those things that you have to see for yourself, and take a minute to notice it. I took the picture below on my phone to try and show you how nice it is around here!
I don’t want to jinx it, but I actually think spring might be here. Today was a beautiful day in Buffalo!
Now I know that the weathermen aren’t always exactly accurate, but according to them, its supposed to continue being nice out. That being said, there will still be precipitation around here, it just will (hopefully) not be snow!
The spring weather definitely puts a smile on my face in the morning. I love to see the sun poking through my windows in the morning. I think living in Buffalo and experiencing the winter like we do, really gives us an appreciation for the sun and warmth. Like I have said though, I truly do enjoy all of the different seasons.
As it gets nicer outside, I realize more and more the beauty of UB’s campus and the surrounding area. We live in a beautiful area and have some pretty awesome sunsets! I encourage you to make a trip out here this spring so you can see for yourself!
Have a wonderful weekend!
This was the sunset over Lake LaSalle on campus tonight-sorry it is blurry, it was hard to take a picture in the car!
I’m not sure why, but recently I have found myself stressing more than usual. Actually, that’s not necessarily true, I do know why. There are only four weeks left of the school year. Four. That’s it.
I know that everyone has been in that situation where you tell yourself you have plenty of time, but then before you knew it, that certain date has arrived. In order for that to not happen to me within the next month, I’m trying this new approach: set goals. I set smaller goals for myself to have a certain amount of work accomplished by the end of each week. This way, I don’t find myself writing a research paper the night before it’s due.
I have certainly had my fair share of late nights, but I have never pulled an all-nighter (knock on wood)! I can run on very little sleep (my roommates can attest to that) but none at all, I’m not sure that I would be able to do that.
Anyway, I am hoping that I can get through the next few weeks smoothly and end the year on a positive note! Have a good Thursday!
Just some fun little humor for you guys! Don’t worry, I’m not quite that stressed!
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First of all, just so everyone knows, the past two days here in Buffalo have been beautiful. It was almost as if it was on purpose to prove me wrong that spring was never coming. I just hope it sticks around!
Secondly, yesterday I registered for classes….for the first semester of my SENIOR year. I can safely say I was in shock when I realized this is the beginning of the end. I know I will continue my education in grad school, but almost being done with undergrad already is unreal. I mean, where does the time go?! I feel like I was just a senior in high school trying to figure out where I wanted to go to college. Anyway, I know I still have some time ahead of me, but I feel like it’s all happening so fast!
Lastly, HAPPY EASTER to all of you who celebrate it! I hope you all have a fun weekend filled with family and of course, candy! I’m not a huge fan of solid chocolate, but I know it’s all about those chocolate bunnies this time of year! Enjoy the day!
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I probably say this at the end of every month, but really?! We are only about 3 days away from April and heading into the last month of school.
I am looking forward to April, but it is definitely going to be hectic. I’m just going to have to buckle up and get ready for the ride. Our Relay for Life, which I am on the planning committee for, is April 12th to the 13th. This is a huge event and will take up a lot of time in the next few weeks.
Beyond that, I know the month will be filled with studying for exams and writing final papers. Its funny, because I love being busy. It keeps me on my toes and allows me to feel accomplished. That being said, there is a MAJOR difference between being busy and feeling stressed. I reallllllyyy do not like feeling stressed. It is a part of life, though.
With a little time management and time to myself, before I know it I will be saying “I can’t believe it is already May!”
Have a great day!
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