As much as I hoped spring break would last forever, unfortunately it had to come to an end at some point.  For the past three years my birthday has landed sometime over spring break and without fail, it happened again this year.  Luckily, I got to split my time half and half with my family and friends.  I flew home to northern Virginia for the first half of spring break to celebrate my birthday with my family.  Luckily, my brother who is currently in medical school at the University of Virginia was doing a rotation for a month in northern VA, so I got to see him for the first time in a while.  Halfway through the week, I flew up to Providence, Rhode Island to spend my birthday with my friends from high school who go to Brown University.  I had a great time visiting old friends and meeting new ones!  We took the train into Boston for St. Patrick’s Day and experienced the true feeling of the holiday.  People in Boston get really into the holiday and celebrate all weekend!

That night we went back to providence to have my birthday dinner.  For me, it was the perfect way to spend spring break and my 21st birthday.  I got to spend time with great friends:

And celebrate my birthday in style!

Now that spring break is over, I have a couple of exciting things to look forward to in the next coming weeks.  Tomorrow, my a cappella group, the USC Troy Tones, is competing in the Semifinals of the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella at USC.  We have been preparing and practicing for this event for months now, and I’m excited to see how it turns out.  Additionally, I have started rehearsal for a School of Theater show that I’ve been cast in called One Man’s Trash.  This is a very exciting opportunity because it is an original work and I’m getting credit towards my theater minor for being in the show.  Other than that, the end of the semester is coming up faster than I expected.  Looking forward to summer!