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Student Blogs | Julian Nelson

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

Every now and again we need some out-of-the-norm events to test our patience. This was that week for me. It started off with almost losing my tire as I drove back up the hill to Angwin from work down in St. Helena. Two of my lug nut bolts broke off during my drive. Not a good thing. So Monday morning came and it led me straight to the mechanic shop. No car, no problem. I only live a couple miles from school — I can ride my bike. Well, on my way home from school I blew out my back tire. No problem, I can walk the last mile home and switch out the tubes at home. When I got home I switched out the tube on my bike and pumped it up, only to find out that that tube was blown as well. So being out of tubes, I was able to get some great exercise in walking to school and back.

The week started off a bit stressful. I went to the men’s basketball first home game to get my mind off of school and my car problems. It was a great game coming down to the wire with PUC pulling off the victory. After the game I was able to get out some energy playing some mad volleyball. Alright, so our team isn’t the greatest on the volleyball court, but I had fun playing. The rest of the evening was spent working on a presentation for Human Development class looking at the impact of middle adulthood that comes with aging. The next day I got up early and took my dog for a nice stroll around the neighborhood, than came back to make some final preparations for the presentation.

Having to walk to school was very therapeutic, clearing my mind and getting my blood flowing before class. The presentation went well in class, and than it was off to work on a speech for Dr. Chase. Of course I can’t forget about the Anatomy exam on Friday! The rest of the day was pretty much study study study. I did get in a little hike with my dog to get us both some needed exercise and time in the fresh air, than back to the books.

Now Wednesday. Longest day of the week. Two labs in the afternoon make this day seem like it never ends. However, once I finally did get out of Anatomy lab at 9 pm I got to go pick up my car and than go play some more volleyball. A good end to the day, and knowing that I don’t have class the next day… I love Wednesday nights! Thursday was back to work for me down in St. Helena and than back up to the library to do some serious studying for Anatomy! After my brain could no longer take in any information without a break, I went down the gym and ran and biked for a while to relax my mind. I think it’s so important to have a good balance of active things to do outside of school work.

Now it’s Friday and my favorite time of the week is coming. Saturday morning is when I head to the coast and finish the week right. Nothing like spending the day at the beach!

Julian Nelson
Senior Nursing Major