The best way I can start off blogging through senior year is to take a little trip back in time:
I began my first year at Cornell really happy to be here of course! I’m avoiding linking to any of my posts about Freshman year…they’re embarrassing for me to read now because I sound like such a ….well…freshman- but if you’d like to see them feel free to go read!
- A virtual campus tour
- A day in the life of a hotelie
- What it’s like to be a college student in search of a job
- Cornell Dining 101
- Some of my cooler classes
- My favorite class of all time
With all the smarty pants at Cornell, sometimes it leaves you feeling dumb:
But not too dumb-because I landed a job working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts HQ, and then Junior year began!
I had only one semester at Cornell my junior year before it was time for me to study in Australia for a semester! During that fall semester at Cornell I:
- Went gorge jumping (yes, Mom & Dad I survived)
- Was here to see Cornell’s first female president elected
- Explored topics I’m really interested in
- Took Cornell’s famed Introduction to Wines course (and struggled to pass)
- Discovered 12 things you can find only at Cornell
While Cornell is cool and all…in December I left the states to spend roughly 6 months in the ever-glorious AUSTRALIA.
During my time in Australia, I
- Lived in Gold Coast, QLD
- Survived a jellyfish invasion
- Did some traveling to the famous Byron Bay
- Found 8 things Australia has that USA doesn’t
- Went to a surf competition
- Learned that life isn’t fair
- Travelled to Asia for the first time-Bali!
This time in Australia was the best 6 months of my life. Luckily, I recently became an Australian citizen (because my dad is from Australia). Hopefully I can go back after graduation and maybe even work there!
I returned from Australia in May and quickly set off to work at the Bay Club for the summer.
And here I am in my senior year when it feels like I was just moving onto campus, and making these memories listed above. I’m experiencing a mix of emotions this year, including excitement, stress, happiness, sadness, hunger, you know-all of those normal emotions.
It seems like now, the pressure is on.
But I can’t forget that this is my last year