Only a Ways to Go!
Blogger: Amber Thai
After reading through the problem set that I had for Chemistry, I looked up at the headline that I neglected to read which stated that I only had a couple of weeks left until finals and that I should hang on tight until school got out for summer. That made my heart stop a little because I can't believe that it's been a year since I've heard back from colleges. I distinctly remember receiving my package in the mail from Oxy around March 24th, 2011 because I slightly freaked out that my friend had received hers before mine. Typical, hehe. My friends that are currently enjoying their last year in high school are barely choosing between their college choices and it's fun watching them break a sweat. If they happen to call me, I always remind them to stay stress-free. It's the easiest thing to do if you just let it happen. It makes things a lot better to deal with. I realized that at the end of the day, no matter how hectic or bad it was going, things have to get done. So don't hang your head so easily, you can do it!
For those that got admitted into Oxy during the Regular Decision round, congratulations! I hope that you decide to go here once you've made sure that it is the right place for YOU. Seriously, though. Make sure that you're happy with what you got. If not, give it time. I know some friends that were reluctant with their choice, but ended up loving it months later. It's all about the transition, so treat it well and welcome it! One reason why I loved my transition time so much was because of Orientation Week at Oxy (which is another event that the accepted students can look forward to when they get to Oxy). Though it was pressing at times to meet so many new people and follow a set itinerary, it was a great experience and I met some of my good friends during that time. I enjoyed O-Week a ton - thanks Ian! and everyone else that was involved of course haha - that I recently applied to be an O-Team Leader. I haven't heard back yet, but hopefully when I do, it'll be good news (:
Anyway, this past weekend I attended Relay for Life. I wanted to show support for my friend that had a scary run-in with cancer as a child and is still on watch for it now. Having participated in high school, it was great to have this event in college. Even more so was seeing everyone out there - even in the rain! - getting together to make an effort for the better. Everyone on my team had different shifts, and those that weren't responsible for walking around the track at a certain time played sting pong, pick-up soccer, or frisbee. It was a good Saturday, not only because I got to spend time with my friends, but because it was for a good cause. Now, purple flags remind me of Relay for Life, which is a great thing!
It's hitting Midnight, so I'm going to hit the books again! Have a good night everyone, and I'll leave you with a picture of a group doing the survivor lap at Relay for Life.