As this year comes to an end, I am definitely breathing a sigh of relief after an exhausting nineteen credit semester. This year was my first as a geology major and math minor, and I learned quite a bit. I came into the major with an open-minded attitude, but not really sure of what to expect. Although I fell into geology for reasons different than most of my classmates, I soon grew to appreciate this field of science that was foreign to me. Specifically, Report Writing was a class with a heavy work load and a lot always going on. I enjoyed the week long spring break trip and everyone’s individual field stops. It was a great experience, and I got a lot out of the trip by learning some cool stuff in the field. However, as much as I love the weather, it can still be a bummer at times. My field trip getting canceled due to the weather was something that was out of anyone’s control, but was still a big let down for me. However, you have to look on the bright side of things. I got to research and conduct a brand new field trip in the Johnstown area. It took me awhile to finally get it just right, but when I stumbled across the Bog Path, I knew that it had a lot of potential for research. Report Writing was a lot of work, but I feel like in the end I gained more from it than I have from most classes.
And ONE DAY, I plan on hiking that 6.5 mile trail! IT WILL HAPPEN!