Whoa, this past month just flew by. So much has happened, and unfortunately, I'm behind on updating you guys! The end of last semester is something that I didn't expect whatsoever; I had so much work to do! It was like every one of my finals was accompanied by a long, detailed paper. Despite the amount of work and how difficult it was, I made it through -- ending 2012 with a 3.7 GPA nonetheless! I was so excited and so ready to gear up for the next month, looking forward to trips, seeing old friends, and of course, the holidays.
First, for winter vacation, I decided to go all out for Christmas. I've been to Manhattan before, but only a few times. So, for this Christmas, I took my boyfriend (who's never been there in the winter) for the ride. He loved the gift. We went skating in Central Park, walked around exploring, grabbed dinner, and went to go see the tree on our way out. It was so nice because we didn't have a goal when we went, so we just relaxed and enjoyed our day. Next time I go, it's all about the museums. Haha. After that, the holidays came around the corner so quickly.
As the holidays go, it was wonderful being around my family and celebrating everything. It was all Christmas cheer and joy, visiting from place to place. But as Christmas came and went, then New Years approached. New Years is honestly my favorite holiday after Halloween, to be honest. It's a lot of fun to dress up, go out, and be around your friends (that's exactly what I did). Between all of this, however, I made sure that I was working full-time. Breaks from school are meant for that, haha! Although, working at Starbucks is my main thing, I got a really cool opportunity after the New Year. I blog and give tours at Albertus, helping out and getting involved. With everyone on break (including faculty and staff) there was a lot of catching up to do, so I got to help out in the Admissions office for about ten days before the semester started! Like I said before, Starbucks is my main thing, but I really, very much enjoyed my time working in the office. I really hope I can do it again soon and it motivated me to look for a summer job, while working at Starbucks in the evenings. But, like everything else, it came and went. Now it's the Spring semester and I'm really excited for it. I hope that I can get that GPA of 4.0 that I've been hoping for! It's not far out of reach!