Monthly Archives: December 2011

Successful Semester

After staying in New York for a few days after finals to visit the French Consulate in order to get my visa for studying abroad next semester, I’m finally home for Christmas break! What’s been going on since the last time I posted?

I spent time with the family on Thanksgiving:

I took my first real flying lesson with the dad:

We finally had four months of planning with the Student Affairs committee of Student Government pay off with the commencement of Winter Carnival:

In addition to some amazing faculty, these are the student faces behind the week-long celebration of Winter Carnival. No school does Christmas like St. John’s!

I brought some friends, Greg and Danielle, to the launch party of Concord 51 (the political action committee I interned for throughout the semester) at Doubles Club at the Sherry-Netherland:

With Greg as president and myself as vice president of College Republicans, we had Councilman Eric Ulrich come speak to our organization. He was also recently appointed as chairman for Mitt Romney’s campaign in New York:

Speaking of Mitt Romney, I was able to bring some friends to a breakfast reception at Cipriani co-hosted by Concord 51:

I haven’t mentioned my internship on here very much, but suffice it to say that it was filled with incredible opportunities like meeting George W. Bush and Jon Huntsman:

All in all, the best part of the semester was probably being able to go out with friends or just sit around for hours telling stories and laughing until our bellies hurt:

So, after the busiest semester ever, it’s nice to finally come home to this:

By the way, all my final grades were posted for the semester and I pulled off a 4.0! I believe it was a successful semester to say the least.

Looking to the future, I have two weeks and four days left until the Disney World Half-Marathon… My longest run was 7 1/2 miles last week, but I haven’t had time to really train so it will be interesting to see how it goes. I know I’ll finish, but it definitely won’t be close to a PR. Eh, nobody’s perfect.

In addition to that, I have three weeks and one day until I take off for Roma, Italia! After having zero income all semester and actually spending money to work, the next two weeks will be spent working and attempting to sell my soul on Amazon. I’ll let you know how it works out!

Emily ❤

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