I have a busy month coming up. I am going to be out of town for the next 3 weekends and I’m super stoked! Hopefully I can squeeze homework in between all this fun 😛

San Diego:

This weekend is my aunt’s baby shower!! I am so excited to welcome a new member to our family. Since we are only 10 years apart, sometimes my aunt feels more like an older sister. She actually lives in NY but is coming to San Diego, where most of her friends reside, for her baby shower (which works out perfect for me!) This weekend I am driving to SD to spend the weekend with family. I get to be far away from my apartment (we have a bug problem at my apartment right now; that’s a whole other story I’d rather not discuss :P) and spend the weekend relaxing at a hotel. I plan to sit by the pool and put school at the back of my mind for a couple days.


Next weekend I am taking a road trip to Arizona! I have been feeling really homesick lately. I usually don’t get like this but with the stress I’ve been feeling lately, I know time with family is the best medicine. My friend is doing the drive with me to keep me company. Thank goodness I’ll have someone with me since I probably wouldn’t be going if I were by myself.


Two weekends from now is the AIChE National Conference in Minnesota! The whole executive board of AIChE-USC is flying to Minnesota to learn from and mingle with other chemical engineers. This will be my first conference so I am really excited to see what’s in store.

Can’t wait for my adventures to start on Friday!!



Anastasia, Chemical Engineering (Biochemical), Class of 2012