Almost there

Using the word crazy to describe the last few weeks is a drastic understatement. Between writing my research papers for first year seminar and college writing to finally suiting up in a Wilson uniform and competing in my first collegiate volleyball event, I’ve been busy!

Starting with my academic endeavors, I’ve finally deciphered the finals week schedule and figured out the great news: I only have two in-class finals. The not-so-great news is that they’re both at 7:30 a.m.  Simply put, I am not a morning person,  and you can imagine my lack of enthusiasm when I learned of my fate. On the positive side of things, I do get to finish with my finals by Wednesday of next week. And my stress i s more alleviated by my having turned in my FYS research paper a week ago. I presented on the paper on Monday, and I think the presentation went well, and we’ll see when I get my final grade.  The due date for my college writing paper is fast approaching, and I will be so glad to see that thing gone. The topic for the paper is “The Meaning of Life” and, of course, being a happy person, I decided to write it on Nihilism. I wasn’t really sure what I expected, considering that nihilism is a depressing topic that I had just set myself up to do an entire project on it. I know this: I’ll enjoy getting that assignment crossed off of my list.

Athletically, it’s been just as wild. During practice last week, I sprained my ankle; luckily, it isn’t too bad of a sprain, and our awesome trainers Tracy and Burke have been working with me to get back to get back to full weight-bearing. That Saturday, December 3, we hosted a scrimmage against Shippensburg University and the U.S. Naval Academy. We lost tot Shippensburg in four games, but defeated Navy in four games. The scrimmage was a great overall experience and provided us with a strong end to our nontraditional season. I can’t wait for January 9 to come around to get back in the gym with my teammates!

All in all, this has been a great first semester experience for me here at Wilson. The experience with the blog and interacting with you guys has been a lot of fun. Good luck to everyone on their finals!


Full Name: Ian Andrew Firestone Hometown: York, Pennsylvania High School: York Suburban Senior High School Area of Study: History and Political Science Hobbies: I enjoy playing guitar and singing, I also enjoy playing video games, spending time with my friends, and hiking. Favorite Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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