Rain, rain, every day. That’s been how I’ve felt this Fall. It slows my day up a little and can make walking back and forth to class a little dreary.
Yesterday morning I was late for work and running to my car in the rain, when. . . I took a mighty tumble. (ps- beware of shoes that were not meant for running, they will betray you every time.)
When I fell, I hurt my ankle badly enough that I had trouble getting up and walking back to my room. I have to admit, I was pretty miserable as I slowly watched my left ankle swell and color throughout the day.
Growing up in Kansas, the few and far between days of no school were highly cherished. Snow days were most often the reason for a brief break from school. I do recall one other ¨no school day¨ because a fellow classmate spilled mercury all over our science lab in Middle School. However, never in my life have I not had school because of a demonstration!
Last Wednesday, all classes at the University of San Francisco were canceled because there was a country-wide strike against the proposed education law in Ecuador. All university students were invited to participate in the march to the President´s Palace in downtown Quito. I did not participate as it is illegal for foreigners to partake in demonstrations outside of their own country, but I heard many streets were shut down and thousands of students and faculty of universities across Ecuador flooded the plazas and streets outside of the President´s Palace. So what is this proposed education law?
I come to this message a bit scatterbrained. A little confused (where did October go?) Perhaps not the most rested.
Fall Break did bring welcome respite; I got to go home and visit my parents, who are struggling with an empty nest now that my younger sister is doing service in England. I got to see old friends who live too far away, and spend time in one of my favorite places.
And all that was wonderful, and needed.
But did I get any homework done? Not a chance…
Midterms are over. Fall Break kicks off right as my last class of the day ends, which means come 3:50, I have no responsibilities until next Wednesday. Well, ok, scratch that, I still have a few things to do this long weekend. I’m heading back to Manhattan, my hometown, tomorrow so I can get started on a fundraiser for European Choir Tour (I need to do a big fundraiser if I expect to put a dent in the $3000 dollar cost for that trip), and I have to report in to my new job as a dinner cook on Tuesday, and I of course have reading and maybe other homework for classes before Wednesday. But right now, I need this break, and it couldn’t start on a better day.
Wow, it’s been too long since I last posted! I feel like I’ve been neglecting my duties here. September seems to have gone by in a breeze, and October is well on its way!
A lot has happened since I last posted, but there is one recent development in particular that I would like to talk about today: I joined cross country! Yes, it is the middle of the season, but I ran a half-marathon 3 weeks ago–a life-changing experience that I just wasn’t ready to let go of yet. I decided I needed something else to keep me motivated to continue running every day. When I found out the women’s team was just one short of having a full team, I thought, well, why not??
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