Friday, August 8, 2008

Summer Semester Ends

Writing this post from Mom and Dad's in South Carolina, and glad to report that Mom seems to be on the mend. We've had quite the roller coaster summer, but looks like the score is Mom 1, cancer 0. I was relieved to be finished with class and able to come down.

Special thanks to my professor for being so incredibly understanding! I took the final early and presented my group's research hypothesis last week. Our final study design involved a campus-wide survey of 200 students, asking about their smoking and alcohol habits. We hope to show a link between increased alcohol consumption and tobacco. In other words, the more you drink, the more you smoke... Since this class is a pre-req for a more in-depth research thesis class, some members of my group will actually try to execute and prove this theory in the fall.

I am enrolled for fall classes and plan to take "Social Marketing in Nutrition." Many of my classmates have told me it's a fun class, so I'm looking forward to it. I also decided to only take one class again. It's just too hard to balance everything else when I'm on campus more than one night a week. (After summer session, I was beginning to forget what my husband looked like. ) While this method certainly slows the education down, it probably won't matter much in the long run, when I convert to a full-time student. It's looking like that's going to be inevitable some time soon.

For now, I am happy to be on break again, and happy to be spending some quality time with loved ones. Thanks to all who have reached out to share their love and concern...