HAPPY (belated) NEW YEAR everyone! ❤
hellooo! i really feel i have neglected this blog for the last month, but oh well, you’re just gonna get a load of pictures and stories this entry.
so, the last weeks before winter break were heavily stressful: assignment deadlines, our first “block week” full of exams and more. i believe it was a stressful and strengthening experience and time for me. i discovered my weaknesses and i found a way to succeed in keeping myself “happy” anyway. in addition to the academic happenings, we had some christmas events (a party organised by our catering team and also a christmas dinner). Here’s two pictures of those events:
the thursday before the break my acapella group also had another performance. we were invited to sing at the opening of an exhibition of archaeological findings in the Kartaus in the historical museum of the city of Freiburg. we were honoured and quite happy to be there and i must say that, even though we didn’t make it easy for us with the song choices, we did quite well. 😉 here’s a picture of us in that event:
after my exams were done and i practically didn’t have anything crucial to do anymore, i have to admit i did not really want to leave campus. not seeing my lovely co-years (meaning my friends and family) for three weeks, having all-night conversations, global affairs… but my feelings were mixed about leaving: OF COURSE! i did want to meet my parents, friends and family again and being able to spend christmas at home is just wonderful. celebrating christmas with my mother, with my father, my step-mother and siblings, seeing my grandparents, all of that was really nice and homely. other than that, i met friends (sleepovers and “pretty little liars” YAAAAA) and (admittedly) spent a lot of time sleeping and reading. i went to the “Hessisches Landesmuseum”, the “Senckenbergmuseum” in Frankfurt and generally did things i don’t usually find the time for in UWC. 😉 i also went to a “Solidaritätsbekundung” for the happenings in Paris in my hometown and had quite a lot of discussions on that topic, too. (i was really looking forward to continuing these discussions and hearing more viewpoints)
coming back was crazy! it really felt like going “home”, coming from “home”. seeing my friends again, i had missed them BADLY, being in my own little corner again, unpacking, being virtually self-responsible again, and admittedly going back to schoool. 😉 my “resolution” for this term are being more positive, talking to people i haven’t talked to as much yet and generally being more happy. it really worked, my mindchange has influenced a lot of things, from tiredness, to being (even) more open with others, to efficiency with homework/… all in all, it was/ is GREAT being back! ❤ 😀 we already had some quite interesting evnts this week, such as a Global Affairs session on agricultural concepts or an open discussion round on the political events in 2015. i especially enjoyed the discussion, for it was thought-provoking and satisfying to openly talk about viewpoints and discuss.
in addition to school and enthusiastically greeting everyone again and again, we were also able to change/ add Creativity and Action CAS (because Service goes for one year). since i love my Yoga CAS and really enjoy Film Club, i decided to learn Ukulele in addition. and i LOVE it. i have blisters on my finger and they really hurt, but this is exactly what i needed to balance the academic programme. also, we did something special in Theatre class on wednesday: we made our own masks out of plaster and even though it was a mess, it was really enjoyable. (more pictures will come as soon as I’m done with modifying it until it fits the ideal “Ancient Greek Comedy mask”).
this weekend was a special weekend. not only because i had “school” on saturday because of BaWü school restrictions, but also because my freind came to visit me. accompanying me to class, watching iron sky, talking and catching up on everything, drinking tea, going for lunch in an Italian reataurant called “La Piazza” (Uh-mazing!) and having the best cocoa ever in a magnifiicent café. it was incredibly nice to see her again, to see her get along with my new friends and co-years extraordinarily well and i want to thank her for everything! ❤ ❤ ❤ (if you read this, you’re awesome! love you 🙂 )
ok, i guess this is it for this extraordinarily long and colourful blogpost. see you soon and rock on! ❤ 😀Read more "Long time no see, 2nd term here we go"