Winter term is finally coming to a close in Hanover, which means some pretty big changes in my life. We finished our capstone design project (and it mostly worked!), so we’re anxiously waiting on the review board of professors and professional engineers to decide our fates. I’m ending my tenure as social chair of my fraternity, which took up a significant portion of my time over the past year. Even though it was frequently stressful and constantly frustrating, I definitely grew as a leader and learned a lot of real-world skills I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. The club running team will be gearing up for our spring racing season, and I’ll personally be preparing to tackle my first marathon over Memorial Day weekend. The days will get warmer, leaves will return to the trees, and the melting snow will combine with the nostalgic tears of the last-term seniors to reduce every non-paved surface to mush.
Of course, between spring term and now comes spring break in all its glory. I’ll be travelling to Georgia with the ultimate frisbee team for a week – camping out, practicing, playing in tournaments, and getting to know the team better. It’s an important tradition to the team, and definitely one that the rest of campus has heard about. This trip is really everything a spring break trip should be: road trip singalongs and spur of the moment detours, late-night swims and early morning jogs, new friends and old. Also fake moustaches and dyed hair.
Now that I’ve gone and made myself all daydreamy, I need to get back to studying. One exam and one paper stand between me and Georgia. And a thousand or so miles. But really, that’s the fun part.