3 weeks into the semester and I’m already loving it! Changing my major has been the best move I could have made for myself. I love all of my classes, and my professors are so energetic and enthusiastic about the material. My schedule is pretty decent if I may say so (no 8ams and no night classes), and since I had some extra credits I’m taking a Photoshop class for fun! I haven’t touched Photoshop since working on my high school yearbook ages ago, but it’s been great learning more tools for the program! Here is my first project (assignment – only use 3 brushes). I modeled it after the view of the sunrise up at Lake Arrowhead during our SWE retreat this past weekend.
Aside from academics, I’m happy to again be in LA where I can do all of my favorite SoCal activities. The first weekend I was here, I went to Santa Monica beach with my good friends from SWE. It was a wonderful time to relax and talk about our upcoming semesters before things got too busy. Also, there is no competition between SoCal beaches and Jersey beaches – LA ones win, hands down!
That same weekend I went on a hike to the Hollywood sign – I had been here 2 years and never made the trip before! It was quite the hike with amazing views, and we finished off the trip with In-N-Out, which is something I missed dearly over the summer. My order – cheeseburger with a Neapolitan shake (I’m not a huge fan of their fries!).
Football is as amazing as ever!! I went to our first game against Hawaii with some friends, and I can never get enough of the atmosphere. It’s always awesome to see all students, alumni and staff of USC on campus for tailgating, and I still maintain that our band is the greatest ever. I had so much fun, and I can’t wait for our next game against Cal!
And as already stated in my previous blog, I’m super pumped about my student involvements on campus – staying involved is what keeps me occupied and sane!