Sunset over Loon Cove, as seen during my Thanksgiving break.
Apologies for not posting recently! So many things happened, and are still happening, it’s hard to remember what occurred when. I’ll do my best to give a broad overview. Let’s see…
Almost a month ago, there was a giant storm that knocked out a lot of power in the areas surrounding my college – fortunately, the college didn’t lose power, but the lights flickered quite a bit. A lot of professors brought their kids to campus, because their kids’ schools were closed due to power outages, and quite a few people who didn’t have power came to eat in the dining halls – which were open to them for free.
Hello! It’s been about four weeks’ worth of classes (and I’ve been on campus for a week longer than that, yikes…). And I still have yet to come up with a consistent posting schedule! I really should get on that.
Anyway, as I continue settling in and adjusting to classes, I’ve gotten better at balancing work and play. That’s partly because I have to – most days I spend a good amount of time not in my room, either in class or at work.
I don’t think I’ve talked about my campus job yet! I’m working in the library – the actual title of my position is “stacks maintenance clerk”. My name-tag says “student library assistant”, which is a more accurate description. I spend most of my time processing books (which has slowed down a lot since it’s no longer the start of the semester). Working with books is hard sometimes, since I’m easily distracted by interesting titles and covers.
This is the outside of the main library on campus, where I work:
There are three libraries – there’s a music library and a science library, and then the main one. I still haven’t actually been inside the music or science libraries… I should go check them out sometime.
Aside from work, classes are going well! I had a couple of midterms this past week that went fairly well (especially for first actual tests in college) and I’ve joined a philosophy club run by my philosophy professor (or at least, I went to the first meeting. It was a lot of fun!).
This weekend, the college has arranged for students to go apple picking at a nearby apple farm – my friends and I are going to go. It should be lots of fun, especially since I love apples.
I don’t really have much to say this week – so I hope your week went well! Have a great weekend!