I sincerely apologize for this belated post. On top of a crazy schedule, heinous workload, and a computer error (which erased my last post), I haven't been in the proper form to write to you all. However, I have not forgotten! Coming back from Spring Break has been quite the transition, much like last year had been.
It is amazing to me how one, single week of getting away from life on the Hill can through off a routine. Late nights gabbing with Flip Flops, going for trail runs in an unfamiliar place, family meals with new people...what a wonderful way to spend the break. But, now, we are well back into the swing of things. The work load has been intense, but perhaps it only seems as such because the end of the year is near and we are all amping up to finish strong.
So much has happened amid the work, it seems impossible to keep track! I have been working hard for The Northfield News and an article is due to come out soon regarding the dangers of Anonymous and WikiLeaks (but we will save that for another blog). The Guidon has kept me buzzing around campus and the hard work has paid off as my feature piece about disqualifications from military service has made the front page. That story means a lot to me, so that was special to see and share with others.
Additionally, the wonderful workers at Sodexo accepted a recipe that sent in for my own "Trail Mix" muffins :) They have been in the Chow Hall for the past two days and I am happy to hear that they were a hit! Cooking and writing are two if my greatest passions alongside service to others, so I am elated that they should be appearing again as a regular item! And what would a healthy power snack be without the exercise needed to indulge in such a reward?
Well, I just finished up physical therapy after about a year and half of pain. It will take time to completely heal, but I never thought that I would be well enough to make it to this point again :) As much as I dislike running, I feel so much more empowered knowing that I CAN run somewhere if I so choose. There is a beauty in being ABLE to DO something without being held back by pain or undeniable damage.
C/CPL Ari Eaton