Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back from Easter!

Hello everyone. I apologize for the long delay since I last wrote. My only excuse is being busy with school and lacrosse! Today was the first day of classes after the long Easter weekend. We had Friday and Monday off from school so we could go home for a couple of days. The lacrosse team didn't end up having much of a break because we had practice on Friday, and immediately after that we were loading the bus to drive down to Pace University in New York for a game Saturday. I ended up coming home Saturday night and was able to spend at least Easter day with my family. It is always a treat to get to go back home after being at school for a long time. I remember telling myself last summer how I couldn't wait to get away from home. Now, there are times when I can't wait to go back! Getting to see your family becomes a nice surprise, simply because you don't get to see them very much at all. Luckily for me, I play lacrosse and my parents like to come to the games. Yet, for most students, they don't get to see their parents until a break comes around. There is usually a break every six weeks I would say. Our spring break was in March, and we just had a long weekend for Easter. Christmas break was about a full month, which was really nice. For the most part, I spend my breaks visiting family and friends. I work for my uncle if there is anything I can do. It is always nice to get home cooked meals as well! (No offense to Alliot)

Now, I am preparing for the most stressful week of my life: FINALS WEEK. The past week, and this week have already been absolutely loaded with work. I have two final papers that I'm working on, Chemistry and Biology lab final reports, and then studying for two finals! It can get a bit crazy at times. But I keep telling myself, make it through these next three weeks and I'll be free... at least for a couple months. I will be enjoying my last weeks of my first year of college as much as I can. I just can't believe I am done my first year of college. Time flies!

Wish me luck in these next couple of weeks.
-Nate

Friday, April 8, 2011

Long Week!

This past week has been crazy! Between classes, lacrosse, homework, and scheduling classes for next semester I have barely had any time to myself. Being an in season athlete, while majoring in Biology is no easy task.

We didn't have any games this week, but have been preparing for our next game against the number one team in our league, Le Moyne College. We are currently third in the NE-10 league, which is one of the best standings we have ever had. Much of this week at practice has been setting up plays and scouting our upcoming opponent. We usually practice for about two hours every day. Yet, I usually get there a half hour early to get dressed, and another half hour after practice getting undressed and showering, so the entire extravaganza is about three hours. After this, it is usually strait to Alliot for some dinner with the team. I enjoy Alliot a lot, but I'll save talking about food for another time! Dinner is usually about an hour. This is when I realize, BAM! There go four hours out of my day that usually last from about 3 or 4 to 7 or 8 at night. Time for homework. Starting my work at 8 p.m. isn't my favorite thing to do, but it is something I have no control over being an athlete. It is definitely a sacrifice. Most of the time I have about 4 hours of homework a night. Although there are times when I have no work, and other nights (like last night) when I have 5 or 6 hours of work. Of course it doesn't help that I procrastinate a lot, but sometimes you don't have a choice. For example, my Peace and Justice class this past week was LOADED with work. Over this past weekend, we had to read an entire book and write a 2 page reflection by Sunday night, then we had to read a 10 page article and write another reflection by Wednesday night, and THEN we had to write a 7 page paper on racism in America by today, Friday. Not to mention all the other work I had in my other three classes! I was very busy to say the least.

Finding time to do things that I like to do for myself can be very limited, so when I finally do get that time it is a treat. I have to get off here and start packing for the 6 hour drive to Le Moyne tonight. I will be sure to give an update soon.

Take care,
Nate