I always knew there would be a last week. I just never thought It be here already! This week is finals week, which is kind of a crazy and unusual week. To be honest, it’s just a disorganized mess in my head. I know everything I still need to do, but one moment I’m finishing something and then another thing pops up that I almost forgot about.
Last weekend started with a bowling event organized by the European Club. We first ate at Shake shake shake in Tacoma where I had a hamburger and an oreo milkshake before bowling not that far from the restaurant. I couldn’t even remember the last time I went bowling, so I had fun and even made a couple of strikes! Saturday was St. Patricks day and I decided to go to Seattle since I heard there was a parade and a marathon. When I got there it already ended, yet a lot of people were still dressed in green and it was cool to see. I first had breakfast at Pike Place Market, after which I took the bus to Gas works park on the other side of Lake Union. I had a wonderful view of downtown and the lake and took some awesome photo’s. I also went to the Fremont troll, which is a creature made of rocks underneath a bridge in Seattle.
The next day, on Sunday I just studied a lot. Finals week was coming up and in comparison, to last quarter where I had no finals at all this quarter all my classes have one. Monday started with my last pe exam, which was really hard and Tuesday was study day. But the IP office also organized a goodbye lunch for gap year students from The Netherlands and Germany who are leaving after this quarter. Since I am one of them I got my certificate, and I also got to say a few words about the past couple of months. We had lunch outside, after which Ayleen and I decided to walk to the river for a last time.
Wednesday I had my criminal justice final which wasn’t that difficult, plus I saw I did really good. My teacher had already entered all the scores like an hour later. And today is Thursday. I had the day off today and went to the outlet collection to buy one more thing I wanted after which I started packing like crazy. That was quite the test too, but after some repacking I managed to fit it all in my suitcases. Tomorrow I will have two more finals, one for my photography class and my creative writing class. And at 3 in the afternoon, I’ll be moving out of my apartment and moving in at Ayleen’s host families house for two nights. My flight is Sunday and I really don’t know what to think about that. On the one hand I am sort of looking forward to going home, but I also wanted to stay longer if that was possible I guess.
But! I am coming back in fall. I finally made a decision about what I am going to study: natural resources right here at GRC. There are so many reasons why I want to come back here! And I think this will really fit me.