I’m NOT a senior. Nope. I refuse to acknowledge it.

It’s so weird being a senior. I mean, I know I’m a senior, but it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. People keep telling me “You’re graduating this year? That’s so exciting!” and I’m like “Actually it’s terrifying, because I have no idea what I’m doing.” My roommate and I have determined that the s-word (senior) is officially banned from our apartment because we are in denial about the fact that it actually applies to us.

If I’m in denial about being a senior, my schedule this semester certainly wants me to accept the craziness of being a senior. Out of my four major classes, every single one requires a presentation and a research paper at some point during the semester. Last week, for my POE of China class, I had 100 pages to read for Wednesday and another 100 for Friday.

Then aside from all the stuff I have to do for school, on somewhat short notice, I’ve decided to apply for the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. I’m cutting it kind of close, since I just started working on it last week, and it’s due October 13, but I’m hopeful that everything will come together. It’s just like adding another 300 level class to my schedule. No biggie. It’s not like I’ve been sleep deprived since practically the first day of school.

But aside from all this craziness, I have still (miraculously) found time to have fun. Last weekend, I went to the tailgate and homecoming football game with my friends, where we enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. Then that night we went in to Boise to go to the Hyde Park Street Fair. It’s sort of become a tradition since freshman year, when one night my friends were all eating dinner, and one girl said “You know, there’s this hippie fair in Boise, we should go!” And we’ve gone every year since, including shopping, henna tattoos, and food at the street fair, and finishing off the evening with the best ice cream ever at Goody’s. (Photo: us at the street fair)

I’ve also been busy with the OP, helping to plan our fall break trip to Yosemite, as well as a rock climbing trip that’s happening this weekend. Finally, I auditioned for the opera that C of I is putting on this year, Dido and Aeneas, and got a part as a witch! I’m really looking forward to the experience, since I’ve never been in an opera before. Thank goodness rehearsals mostly aren’t until winter term!

So that’s a little slice of my crazy life right now. Until next time!


Senior, IPE Major, From SLC, UT