Blogger: Rhys Berkwitt
So it has been ages since my last post and A LOT had happened. After making it out of last semester alive (there were a few moments during finals week that I was questioning whether I would), I had a great break back home in Seattle. Since coming back, some new developments have come into place. I started out this semester strong when I came back to LA a week early for rugby camp which ended up being an absolute blast. I love rugby but to be honest there are times, when you are feeling a little beat up, that you question “why in the world am I doing this?!” Camp answered that question for me. After spending 4 1/2 weeks up north in the cold, gray (but lovable!) bubble that is Seattle it was great to be back in SoCal with sunny 85 degree days in the middle of January--I mean seriously? This is paradise. On top of that I had a fantastic time bonding with my teammates and enjoying the perks of being back on campus early--like access to the panini maker.
In addition to the official rugby season being back in swing, just next week my belly dancing group and I have our second showing before the culmination performance for the entire school next month. I’ve already taught a few workshops on STIs and HIV and have become even more appreciative of teachers because man, that job is exhausting. I am loving all of my classes thus far with them all being related to my major and am still feeling great about my decision to pursue cognitive science. Additionally I have somehow learned to stay busy and active on and off campus while simultaneously getting appropriate amounts of sleep and get this, last week I was an audience member for ELLEN! That’s right, I signed up for tickets a while back with friends and over winter break got the call that we had been selected to be on the show. In addition to getting to see one of my idols in person, my friend and I were chosen to perform in the dance competition so I am now happy to say that I have shaken my booty on national television.
Anyway, as of now I think that this third semester is putting up a pretty good fight to being my favorite of the four and I’m pumped to see what will come next!
Until that future day when I post again,