Hey everyone! I hope you had a great break. I do have to admit that I was a little envious of winter breaks like Sam’s, where she went to India, or Sarah who went to Antarctica but I had a blast as well. I went back home to Boston for the break and had about three weeks at home. You have probably heard all about the “Polar Vortex” by now but it was COLD when I was home, and I was actually fine with at … well at least for a little bit.
It was really nice to be surrounded by family and friends during the break. I got to catch up with my brother and sister, made time to see old friends, and my girlfriend even visited for a couple of days. It sure was nice to binge watch Netflix and be a little bit lazy for once because I knew as soon as this semester came around that I would be putting the pedal to the metal once again. Some notable highlights of break included a trip to see Blue Man Group and going to Reality Boston a partner church of Reality LA. Here is a little picture to spread some holiday cheer from my break:
Now that I am back on campus I can’t believe it is my last semester as an undergraduate engineering. It seems like the time has just flown by. It keeps going faster and faster and I can’t get it to slow down. This semester I am taking four classes, all Biomedical Engineering classes. I am taking Medical Electronics, Senior Design, Control and Communication in the Nervous System, and Basics of Biomedical Imaging – who said seniors had an easy workload? Even though my classes are difficult I am enjoying them because they are comprehensive – taking knowledge from physics, calculus, and biology and applying them to real world situations. I finally feel as though all the classes I have taken are being synthesized together in my upper division classes and it feels really great!
Other than classes this semester, it is going to be busy for involvement as well. I just finished Freshman Academy Coaching and my position on the Interfraternity Council last semester. This semester I am still acting as President of Order of Omega and since I am now a member of Order of the Torch, and got voted Mr. USC – I’m still in shock, I will be carrying out a series of activities with the other 11 members. The first is going to be this weekend actually. We are facilitating a weekend retreat for the Emerging Leaders Program participants. It should be a blast! Lots of team building activities and skills building. In addition to all of that this semester, I am vowing to have a semester of Yes. Trying to get involved in and doing as much as I can before I graduate. From signing up for the Engineering Week talent show to going on a road trip for Spring Break, I am going to participate in as much as I can before May rolls around.
In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Here is to a great rest of senior year! Fight On!
Now Playing: Over and Over by Smallpools with This World is Our Playground by DJ Vice on deck.