This past weekend, Page House rented a place in Carlsbad, CA (near San Diego) for two nights. The house was amazing! It had three stories, several TVs, a private movie theater, and it was right across from the beach.
Beach tripwas so much fun, and I got to know people in my house better. The best part was waking up in the morning and being able to walk to the beach right after breakfast; the UCCs (upper classmen counselors) and social team made pancakes and fried bacon for everyone. The beach was gorgeous, and it wasn’t crowded or dirty (unlike some of the popular LA beaches). People went boogie boarding, built sand castles, and had a great time together.
After the beach, a few of my friends and I walked to In-N-Out before heading back to the house. I had to leave beach trip early to be back home for Mother’s Day, but overall, I had a great experience and I can’t wait for next year’s beach trip!
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.
It’s truly Autumn in Scotland now. It reached 0 degrees Celsius today, or 32 Fahrenheit for you yanks. They’re setting up the Christmas market downtown (as thanksgiving isn’t a thing here they just skip directly from Halloween to Christmas). Snow isn’t falling, but it does seem to be raining every other day. And it’s pleasant, quite pleasant. The rain turns Edinburgh into even more of a dramatic and beautiful city than usually is.