Rolling with the Punches

The chaos of my desktop describes how scattered and out of control online classes can feel. Adjusting to Remote Learning As the days go by faster but the months drag on, rolling with the punches has been essential. Moving to remote learning poses new challenges every day regarding technology and communication.  Now more than ever, I have had to make lists on lists to stay organized and on...

Staying Motivated While in Quarantine

My new normal is consumed with Zoom meetings. This instance was a gathering of my old First Year Seminar coming together for a much anticipated reunion. Staying Positive Remaining positive and motivated while staying home is not an easy task. There are good days and less good days. I try to see some days as more challenging than others, but there are no bad days. While I am not back in Des...

Asking for Help

As a music minor, I have the opportunity to be part of the band as well as the flute studio. For as long as I can remember, I have had an unusually high motivation to do well in school. Maybe it’s because I’m the oldest child? Maybe it’s because I always want to accomplish bigger and better things? Who really knows. The point is that I have always been able to put my mind to a task and...

Skills I Gained from Studying Abroad

Money, money, money When I studied abroad, I spent 4 months in Ireland and backpacked a total of four and a half weeks. Through diligent planning, I was able to “ball on a budget.”  I’m responsible with my money, but I don’t tend to keep track of how much I spend. While in school, I get stuck in the campus bubble and end up not spending a lot of extra money. However, I became a...
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