Happy belated holidays, everyone!! I’ve just begun my second semester at college and I’m loving it!! Looking back on my first semester, I can definitely say it was an adjustment, to say the least! I found the amount of work manageable, but wasn’t thrilled with my chemistry professor. My roommate was kind of a pain, but she was homesick so she transferred. And to make everything worse, I broke my hand and rowed on it for the entire season…owww!!! But wait…didn’t I say that I loved college?? I’ll say it again just in case you missed it. I LOVE COLLEGE!! I have the most amazing group of friends, and my teammates are pretty great too. I love rowing here and being part of the outing club (I’m actually going winter camping with them next weekend, and skiing with them every wednesday during the winter!! ). And I feel like I’ve learned how to live with people in close quarters and I’m a pro at studying now. I have a new roommate who is fantastic! She’s so funny and genuine and I can’t wait to spend the rest of the semester and the next three years with her. Also, one of my best friends from high school has just arrived on campus because she had january admission to the college! I have to admit, going from the luxurious vacation life of getting enough sleep, and watching TV to organic chemistry and german classes all week was a bit of a shock, but I’m getting back into the swing of things. And the good news is, I’m close enough to home to go home for the weekend sometimes or to take trips with friends and family. Last weekend my family went skiing in the Adirondacks to celebrate my little cousin’s 10th birthday. It was SO much fun! And just like flying down a mountain on skis, college is so exciting and has a certain feeling of freedom that you just can’t feel anywhere else. I wish you all a wonderful winter! Until next time, my friends (aka when I have enough time to write another post!).