|Promoting AyAyAy w/ Elana Jadallah & Designer/Owner, Christina Johnson|
I know, I know. I've been bad. I haven't posted in over 2 months (*wince*) & I'm sure that my wonderful boss (as well as you guys) is less than thrilled with me....But you have to forgive me, I've been extremely busy...
Taking summer classes is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only am I getting ahead in credits, but I have more time to focus on classes that are harder for me. Also, since the Professors are teaching only a few classes, they are more creative with their classes - I've been on two field trips with my Physics class and I am required to Skype with my Comm Professor (my advisor, Kim Zarkin) once a week to go over my online class. So cool!
Although working and taking classes has been sort of overwhelming, I have really enjoyed meeting new people and branching out from my comfort zone. I have also learned more about how to schedule my time in order to get homework done, go to work, and have a social life. And of course, I am completely addicted to teaching my spin classes! I hope you all come to a few in the fall. (Make sure to message me if you have any playlist requests. I always love hearing new ideas!)
|New office at Ameriprise Financial|
But it hasn't been all work & no fun necessarily. No, not at all. At the end of May my cute roomie, Ashley, & I moved into our first "adult" apartment across from Carleson Hall. I love decorating so it was fun furnishing the place with thrift store finds I refurbished. I also celebrated my 20th birthday with some of my closest girlfriends in June, & in July, spent the 4th with great friends & fireworks by the pool. Throughout the summer I've been filling my free-time with hiking, gym time at HWAC (free for students attending summer school), backyard BBQ's, pool days at the Cottonwood Heights Park & Rec Center, and strolls around the Farmers Market. My Mom also brought my teenage siblings, Alec & Claire, out to visit in June. It was a lot of fun to show them around SLC & Park City! Alec even scheduled a tour with Holly so that he could look around Westminster since he wants to attend the school too.
|Park City w/ family|
|Bells Canyon hike w/ Adam on my birthday|
Yes, I am absolutely exhausted & I do miss my family (especially, my fur-babies!), but I do not regret my decision to stay here one bit. I've learned so much about myself this summer and have had such a great time. It was my first SLC summer, & I know it won't be my last.
I'm headed back to Germany in two weeks for a short visit with my family & I will be returning the night before the Fall semester begins. It will be great to have a relaxing break full of good food and sleep before I dive straight into a 15 credit semester, teaching spin two times a week (mon & wed 7-7:45 am in HWAC), continuing work at Ameriprise, and contributing to The Forum as the Assistant Editor. Wow, it's going to be crazy! But you know what? I wouldn't want it any other way. I'm half-way through my time here at Westminster, & I know it is exactly where I am meant to be.
20 Summer Fun Activities in SLC
10. Cliff Jumping & Boating at Echo (be safe!)
|Drive-in Movies just like Grease!|
17. Alpine Slide
18. Pioneer Day Parade
|Cottonwood pool w/ friends|
Have a fun (safe) rest of the summer!!!!!