Not Much New Here Yet

Talked with Professor Valentine before Thanksgiving. I’m not so sure that his lab is what I’m looking for. Apparently there is a research cruise that the whole lab is going on right before school starts for 3 weeks I think. Besides the fact that I get seasick and would have to miss the first week of school, this would be a cool thing to be involved in…..buttt I don’t really know if their topics of research are what I am looking for. Next Tuesday I will be meeting with Professor Rothman so I am hoping that he inspires me a little bit more. I think I am also going to contact Professor Fisher again, even though his lab was full the last time I checked. His research really intrigued me.

On another note, I am really really really looking forward to finishing up this quarter. Starting tomorrow morning I have vowed to pretty much live in the library this weekend and most of next week. I cannot be productive in my house, and despite the ridiculous weight of books I will have to lug all the way from IV to Davidson, it is necessary.  As much as I would like to say that next quarter will be better and a little more relaxing, I can’t. 8 hours of Ochem lab, 3 of bio lab, a total of 17 units and hopefully this internship is going to keep me on my toes. I am really sad I don’t have space in my schedule again for the .5 unit soccer class that I took this quarter. I have been a slacker when it came to running this quarter, but at least the class got me exercising twice a week doing something I love. UGH. I used to be so in shape when I did cross country and track. Any of that is ALL GONE now. I can’t believe I thought I was busy in high school! HA! I thought I was busy last year too! Next quarter will be the test. (Although admittedly this sounds like nothing when you compare my schedule to Madison Cornwall’s this quarter. Jeez girl you inspire me.) Alright. Enough complaining. Off to study my life away this week!

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