* You are viewing the archive for the ‘Caitlyn’ Category

Transitioning to college, a Junior-year perspective.

6475cddb784315ed78d190da699ea387So, I have been in college for two years now and sometimes, I find myself reflecting on the past and what I have learned from it.  Even more so, I sometimes recall what I wish I knew before I came to BGSU.

My choice to go out of state for school forced me to be prepared for many different aspects of going to college.  I was already prepared for not … Continue Reading

Homesickness doesn’t have to ruin your experience at BGSU

So, since I finally bought my own car and since I was finally able to request some time away, I decided to go visit my sister in a little town called Painesville.  The drive was pleasant and I was so excited to see her.

Basically, we spent the weekend “chilling out.”  Well, to an extent.  My sister swims for college so I supported her at her first (and only) home meet.  It was so much fun and her college rocked! The team won by an insane margin.  After the meet, we ate, … Continue Reading

Lack of control can be frustrating

Isn’t it funny how when life gets chaotic, it seems to get chaotic at the same time?!  I mean, sure, this blog will rant about some happenings in my life, but it will offer some perspective as well.

I found out recently that a friend of mine from JROTC passed away.  He was 21.  It is absolutely heart-wrenching that someone so young could be taken from this world.  It is even more heart-wrenching to know that three of my high school friends have passed away since I started college.   ALL three of their deaths could have been prevented.

So what are my … Continue Reading

Summer in BG? Consider it next year

WOW! What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! I just thought I could update you on the events that have happened in my life since school got out and how my summer BG experience has been.

Well, the first and most immediate event to occur when school got out was barbershop competition! I am not sure how many people know that I sing barbershop competitively … but I do! For those who don’t know, barbershop is a cappella singing.  Many of you have heard of Prestige; this group sings male barbershop.  Well guess what? Girls do it, too, but … Continue Reading

‘I think my biggest challenge in college has been overcoming myself’

Go figure, my theory prevails again another year … science majors do not get to experience “dead week.”  This past week I had five, count them, five exams in one form or another. They weren’t finals.  Now I have finals. And needless to say, I have been a complete mess.

I had my semester mental breakdown on Friday.  I called my mom crying because I did not think I was going to meet the exceptionally high standards that I set for myself again.  After some tears, tension, anger and everything else that accompanies that much stress, I got … Continue Reading

You’ve almost made it! The end of the semester is near. Hang on!

Uh.  WOW.  These last two weeks are totally killer.  Last week, I got assigned four, count them, four major projects. (>200 points).  So, needless to say, I have been working like crazy.  Actually, I just ordered my organic chemistry study guide for my final, too.  Isn’t my life totally thrilling?

Mostly, I wanted to talk about how I have noticed my work ethics change … or not change. Now, I have always had an abnormally high work ethic.  But I notice that I am holding myself more accountable now that we are in the end of the semester and I think … Continue Reading

When nothing changes but you

Here’s to growing up! Here’s to becoming someone who is entirely your own.  And here is to making changes for the better.

So, strangely enough, this year I got to go home for spring break! And let me tell you, I am glad I did, especially since I won’t be coming home this summer.

But have you ever wondered what is different about each time you come home? I mean really, every time I come home I feel like everything is the same, yet different.  I suppose a quote from the movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” might help with such … Continue Reading

What makes us embrace the ‘single’ life all year EXCEPT Valentine’s Day?

“Oh, my gosh!  I hate Valentine’s Day because I do not have a significant other.”  One of the many common quotes you hear from single folks on Valentine’s Day.  These comments make me wonder a couple of things: 1) Why are people so cynical? 2) What makes Valentine’s Day so different from any other holiday?

Addressing my first point; I believe people get far too cynical around Valentine’s Day.  I would like to provide a reality check – you do not need a significant other to feel loved/cared for on Valentine’s Day (or any other holiday).  I think we should all … Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of … a Biochemistry Major

As my alarm goes off at 7:30 in the morning, I have to use every ounce of motivation to roll out of bed and get ready for my 8:30 a.m. organic chemistry lab.  I wake up before the sun is up and walk to class while the campus seems virtually empty.  Despite the fact that I am not a morning person, I can honestly say I do this willingly. This is because I am a biochemistry major who is one step closer to becoming a dentist.

Biochemistry is a specialization of chemistry; therefore, it does not require a minor (I chose … Continue Reading

Judge the semester on effort, not grades

I HAVE DONE IT! EUREKA! I HAVE DONE IT! That’s right, I have just completed the hardest semester of my life.  This got me thinking, how much of the outcome is in our control?

Personally, I do not think that there is a lot in our control.  We can do homework, we can go to class and we can do our best to understand the material.  But in the end, it is often the professor’s discretion to determine if we have put enough effort into the class.  Personally, I find this very discouraging.  I could guarantee you (and so could my … Continue Reading

Skip to toolbar