First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the long delay to update my blog. Time has not been in my favor, and I have attempted to be in multiple places all at once. As we are all aware, it is literally impossible to do so, and I have found myself struggling to surmount this reality. However, I realized that I can’t submerge myself in a “pool of stress” (as I like to call it), and it’s acceptable to take a moment to breathe. They say breathing exercises help pregnant women. Well, they help college students too – Trust me.
To briefly summarize my summer, only one word comes to mind – ¡Voy! If you’re not familiar with the Spanish language, voy means “I go.” From Pennsylvania’s Dorney Park to the vibrant island of the Dominican Republic, I traveled to a variety of locations, embracing each experience with family and friends. I wanted to be as occupied as possible not only for my own sake, but for my parents’ as well. Therefore, I worked the entire summer as a part-time crew member at Trader Joe’s – a unique, specialty grocery store. I must admit that it was the best summer job by far. Awesome Hawaiian t-shirts, authentic boat bells, and lots of pirate’s booty – Who could possibly complain?
Although summer is inexistent at this point, I am definitely anticipating autumn’s cool weather. It’s always nice to be able to accessorize with a light jacket or colorful scarf. As you can see, I’m a bit of a “fashionista” – At least, I like to think so.
Sophomore year has been amazing so far, and I am no longer a “novice” on campus. Every aspect of the college life seems more familiar to me, and I am well aware of the “ins and outs” this time around. However, don’t let me fool you – each and every day is still a learning process for me as I embrace new challenges and grow from each experience. This year, my priority is to become more involved on campus. There are so many opportunities Holy Cross offers to its students, and I have not taken full advantage of any! By no means do I want to overwhelm myself by participating in numerous organizations, but I definitely want to earn leadership positions on campus. So far, I am involved in the following groups:
Member, Student Marketing Advisory Group
Head Greeter, Liturgical Ministry
Assistant Director of Alumni and Community Relations, Black Student Union
Member, CAB (Campus Activities Board) Concert
As you can see, my plate is pretty much full, and I love it! I am always occupied during the week which seems to bring the weekends quicker at least. I must admit that I’m looking forward to see what sophomore year has to offer….Let’s cross our fingers on that note.