Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First Week of School

This previous week was the FIRST week of school for many students. Let's just say it was rather rough.

Not for me though! I have spent my whole summer waking up at 6:30 am (basically the crack of dawn) to go work at the Development Office at the University of St. Thomas. I was basically the go-to girl. Doing lots of copying (my largest project was copying a packet that contains 2,000 pages. Yawn), answering of the phone (University of St. Thomas Development Office, this is Rachel...), and entering data into the system (or "maintaining and updating data for the entire campus system with great attention to detail and necessity for accuracy". Or at least, that's what I said in my resume.) I spent many hours with the same group of twelve people, and we got extremely close!

When I started my communication internship at Ticket King at the end of July, it came with pros and cons. I went from working with a fun group of twelve people, to a office setting with two people. Lot's of costumer service, and figuring out how to drive downtown St. Paul. However,  I got to wake up a little later! But actually, I got up at the same time, but then spent my mornings running mindlessly on a treadmill and watching Keeping up with the Kardashian's (such a guilty pleasure, shh). I was getting real life experience at this internship, and doing so much writing, which is my greatest passion.

I also spent countless hours with my wonderful family (in Glacier National Park for a two week backpacking excursion, and at least three long weekends at our family cabin on Lake Vermillion.) It was so great to see all my friends from high school who came home for the summer from all around the country (shout out to you all currently Connecticut, Texas, California, New York, Wisconsin and Iowa) and met so many people from living near school in the summer. Made some friendships that I know will last FOREVER.

All in all, it was the best summer of my life.

So, you can say I was a little sad for it to end. BUT, now I get to sleep in a tad (my alarm goes off at 6:50 every morning), work is now balanced with four and a half classes, other various activities (I have a radion show at KUST campus radio, teach Sunday school at St. Marks in St. Paul, and am involved in a million clubs at St. Thomas), and keeping up with my friends and family! Literally six of my close friends are studying abroad this semester. It was really hard to say goodbye to everyone, but I know they are off having the time of their life, so I guess I can be happy for them. People in London, Paris, South Africa, and three in Rome, and I am so jealous! I can't wait for J-term so I can stop facebook stalking everyone and go have my own adventures! (But more about that later).

With two new roommates that are slowly turning into best friends, new faces at work (we just wrapped up with orientation at Development, where I was one of two students who helped with planning. Sooo relieved that's over), and the plethora of people I have met over my two years at St. Thomas, it's going to be such a fun year!

Some things I'm looking forward to:

Tommie Johnnie Game this weekend, the beginning to the celebrations of the 21st birthday (I have to wait until April), taking the city bus to Ticket King every Tuesday and Thursday, and my first QUIZ tomorrow! (Wait, those last two...)

So yeah. Don't forget to read my blog, ticketkingcollege.blogspot.com, to keep up with what I'm up to! I'll try to update once every week and I'd LOVE to hear from you! Leave me a comment or send me an email.

Now, stop reading this silly little thing, and go enjoy this 90 degree weather! (Literally so glad I wore black pants and boots today...)

1 comment:

  1. Haha, Rachel, you're hilarious! Keep up the great blogging:)