Thursday, July 5, 2012

Back to School, Back to School...

...to prove to Dad I'm not a fool. I've got my lunch packed up, my shoes tied tight, I hope I don't get in a  fight.

I don't know why I'm quoting Billy Madison. I don't even like Adam Sandler.

ANYWAY, here I am, back in Chicago, going to class again...though I guess I was taking classes over in Rome too, huh? Well, those classes were so much more fun.

There are so many times where I wish I didn't double major, where I wish I wasn't premed so I could stay at home with my family over the summer instead of taking classes...

...but then I realize how LUCKY I am to be able to receive an education like this. I have to remember that college isn't what it's like in the movies (at least, not in my program). It can get lonely, tedious, boring. You're not partying every night--you're studying, volunteering, doing research, anything you can to get ahead.

Like my dad says, life is a marathon, not a race.

And look at the views from my dorm room!

Our campus with Lake Michigan in the background.

Skyscrapers of the North Side of Chicago

The Information Commons (i.e. our library)/Cudahy Hall

The newest building, Cuneo Hall, and Mundelein Hall

My good ol' friend Mr. "El" Train

Once I get into the swing of it again, school won't be that bad at all. Besides, this lake view will keep me distracted focused on my studies, right?

--Becky

14 comments:

  1. Wow, Chicago looks like an awesome place to study!
    Good luck!

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    1. Yeah, it's an amazing city for sure, and it's a great place to be a college student. Thanks!

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  2. Where do you go to school? I live in the Chicago suburb named Mundelein, like that building haha

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    1. I go to school at Loyola. Haha, yeah, I've heard of the suburb of Mundelein! We have a lot of people from there who go to college at LUC.

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  3. welcome back to chicago love!

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    1. Thank you! It's great to be back :)

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    1. I know! I'm so lucky I got a room with a lake view.

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  5. This campus is gorgeous! And it must be nice to be so close to such a big city!

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    1. Yeah, it's great to be in such a beautiful place and be surrounded by the big city. It's definitely led to a good college experience.

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  6. this is my first blog hop so i'm determined to visit and follow every one on the list. i would love for you to stop by to visit and follow me

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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    1. Thanks, I'm hopping over to your blog now.

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  7. Good luck with your courses, Becky! What are you taking?

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    1. Thank you! I'm taking an upper level english course and then I'm doing a research project with a genetics professor. I'll be writing a lot of papers this summer!

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--Becky