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In-Person Learning Pt. 2

Beyond time’s ability to move both too slow and too fast, senior year has also been weird because of the return to being in-person full time.

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October 8, 2021

 

As long as nothing drastic happens, in approximately 8 months I will be graduating from PLU. It simultaneously feels so close and so far away. I occasionally stop and think to myself this is my last fall semester at PLU, but that doesn’t make it feel any more real. There’s still so much I have left to do before I graduate, from finishing my last few gen-ed requirements, to planning programs and events for work, to completing my capstones, to figuring out how to answer the question everyone is asking – what am I going to do after graduation

Beyond time’s ability to move both too slow and too fast (how is it already October??), senior year has also been weird because of the return to being in-person full time. Last spring I was able to attend some in-person classes, and I wrote about how weird that felt in a previous blog post (the first In-Person Learning). While that experience definitely helped give me an idea of what to expect with the return to being in-person full time, the occasional in-person lab with only a few other people is not the same as this year. 

Even though we’ve made it through almost a month of in-person learning, there’s still a lingering worry in the back of my mind that the return to in-person is only temporary. Despite that worry, I’m trying to focus on enjoying getting to be in-person and meeting new people, whether it’s in a classroom, the DJS lounge, or while tabling at an involvement fair. I missed these connections, and I hope I won’t have to give them up again anytime soon.

 

Rosey Ireson

PACE Intern

Geosciences & Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies