It’s been quite a while since my last entry. And exciting things have happened!
I’ve finished my third year of college, turned 21, and became President of Alpha Delta Mu, Beta Rho Chapter, our national social work honors society on campus. I’ve had lots of fun hanging out with my friends and family, helped successfully pull off our Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Prom fundraiser event, and got my Lifesaver Training Certificate and saw my friends at Lavender Graduation (to sum it all up).
Two weeks ago, Jess and I met our neighbors, Jake and Connor at the Rittenhouse Square festival where we got some free food, got to hang out in the park, and enjoy the nice weather. That Monday, the last day of the semester, the four of us hung out and played games. They are great neighbors, and we love their cat, Me-Mow, but unfortunately they are moving out next year, so we’ll have to travel across campus to see them.
Last week, during the last week of the semester, I went to lots of events on campus through work. First, on Tuesday, we had our Alpha Delta Mu, Beta Rho induction ceremony. At the event, I was inducted as the next president of the national social work honors society. It should be a fun new role to take on! Then, on Wednesday, we had our Lifesaver Training Certification ceremony where I received my certificate in how to deal with high risk students and the use of brief motivational interviewing to intervene. Later that day, we went to Lavender Graduation, where students that are graduating are recognized for their efforts in the LGBT community. Many of my friends from work were nominated, and it was great to be there for them.
Then last Thursday, it was my 21st birthday! I was so thankful to have awesome friends who went out to dinner with me: Jess, Kristina, Erika, Nicole, and Danielle. My first drink was a French Martini, which was different than I thought it was going to be. We went back to the apartment for cupcakes, and then I went to the local bar on campus, the Draught Horse, to meet up with some friends for some drinks. Thanks to everyone who celebrated with me!
The next day was PPSP’s Prom fundraiser event… PPSP Goes Gatsby! It turned out to be a very successful night and we raised over $1000! There was dancing, food, and a photo booth! It was really fun and our months of planning really paid off!
Then on Saturday, after Tim and I packed up everything to bring back to Lebanon, we went to Lindsey and Jay’s house for a mini birthday celebration with our families. It was a lot of fun and I loved seeing my cousins and aunt and uncle, as well as my parents before they left on their vacation!
This week so far I’ve been busy at work and unpacking everything and doing laundry. I need to start getting ready for my trip to Europe (I leave on 5/25)! We are going to Brussels, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, England, France, and Spain! Can’t wait!