I hope things are going well. I’m currently sitting in the Los Angeles International Airport, more affectionate known as LAX, waiting for my (delayed) flight home to Portland. On the bright side, it’s only delayed by 25 minutes, and that just gives me 25 more minutes to blog, right? Anyways, back to the reason I’m hanging out at LAX: I’m heading home for Spring Break 2014!
I’ve gotta say – as much as I love Los Angeles, I’m really excited to go home for break. There’s something about Portland that will always hold a special place in my heart. After all, it’s where I spent the first 18 years of my life. It’s looking like I won’t be heading home to Portland for the summer (still waiting on the details, so more on that in a future blog!) but I decided to take Spring Break as an opportunity to go home, see family, and relax. My plans including sleeping in, watching some Netflix, catching up on some reading for my favorite class on the Nature of Maya Civilization, going to the beach, and visiting my grandparents in Eugene. In case you’re not too familiar with Oregon, Eugene is the second largest city after Portland and is also home to the University of Oregon. So I’ll be spending part of my Spring Break in Duck territory (frightening, I know) but don’t worry, I packed my USC sweatshirt.
While I’m very excited to visit home, I’m a little apprehensive about the weather. I packed pretty much all jeans and jackets – I’m not too optimistic about seeing any sun for the next week. For that reason I spent today catching some rays and enjoying my last few hours in LA for the next week. I’ll be back soon though!
— Juliana Porter (@juliana_porter) March 13, 2014
Besides Spring Break, everything is going really well! I had two midterms this week, and both went pretty well so that was positive. I also finally decided to declare a minor in Cultural Anthropology which is something I’ve been considering for awhile now. In case you don’t know, anthropology is the study of humankind, past and present. I’m really glad that I finally decided to go for it. I knew it would be easy to declare the minor, but it was even simpler than I was expecting – I just emailed the department advisor, set up a meeting with him, went to his office and talked to him about the requirements and how they would fit into my schedule for about 15 minutes (which was really helpful) and then he took care of the rest! I’m excited because I feel like studying the nature of people will definitely help with my future career in Industrial & Systems Engineering, where I will likely be solving very human problems using technology.
Well, it’s almost time to board, but I hope you all have a great week!