Two exciting things have happened recently.
1) For starters, I surprised my parents last week and showed up at home on Thursday evening. They had no idea I'd be home for spring break! My sister was in on the secret, since she had to pick me up from the airport. It was great to be home and be showered with the California sunshine for a few days. Fortunately I didn't have any homework, papers, or take-home exams to worry about over break, so I was able to actually enjoy the time off.
2) TFD! What is TFD, you ask?! It's tuition freedom day, and every year the UP campus acknowledges this day by setting up a few tables on the academic quad. On these tables are the best doughnnuts in Portland, and they had them out to students once students write a thank you note to our donors. The reason we say thanks is because a full year's tuition worth at UP still doesn't even cover the last six weeks of the school year. The last six weeks is covered by donors for everyone, even those not receiving financial aid. It's pretty cool! Go UP!
Those are the highlights of my last week. In my free time, I've been apartment hunting for where I will live after graduation in May. I've gone to visit a few places, but ideally would like something closer to Downtown Portland. I'm excited to go shopping and furnish this place because I don't have much at this point. Even though I live off campus, my housemates have always had the couches, dining table, and more so I haven't had to worry about it too much.
Currently I'm studying for an exam I have Friday, but the most exciting part is that once I take it, I'll only have TWO more exams before graduation!!! Everything seems to be winding down now, with final projects going into motion. It's a bittersweet feeling, because I love my classmates in my upper division business classes so much. We have such a good time joking around in class and out of class group meetings, and knowing that this is coming to an end soon is sad. On the other hand though, we are all SO eager to start our careers. We have so much energy and enthusiasm and just want to get out there and show what we can do!
That is all for this week, loyal blog fans! As always, please email me if you have any questions that I may be able to help you out with!