Winter Break has gone by in a flash
My grades for the semester were pretty good. My children's literature class was rough, but that was part of what made it enjoyable, and I did fine. I think my grade accurately reflected the work I put into the class, and I certainly got a lot out of the class.
Winter Break has been fairly relaxing, but it has also gone by incredibly quickly.
On December 21st (a little over three weeks ago!?) I had a small Yuletide gathering with a few friends, both from within the Children's Lit program and from outside of Simmons.
Just after Christmas, my parents and one of my brothers visited me for the weekend. It's a tight squeeze fitting four people into my studio apartment, but my place is also cozy and well-appointed. We went to see the Boston Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker, and it was fantastic. We've seen it several times, but this year there were new costumes and sets, and the design was absolutely beautiful.
After the visit, I returned to my parents' house in western New York for a few days. I got back to Boston this past Friday, and I'm preparing for the spring semester. I'll be taking Feminism and Literature to complete a requirement for my degree, and finishing my thesis through the Hazel Dick Leonard seminar program.
And then, in May, if all goes smoothly, I'll graduate from Simmons with an MA in Gender/Cultural Studies.