Four weeks of winter break went by way too quickly! I had an amazing time with my family for the first two weeks before leaving for the best vacation of my life so far. I went to Copper Mountain in Colorado for a week with 200 students from the University of Illinois. We took a 21 hour bus ride (the only bad part of the trip) before arriving at Copper for a week filled with skiing and snowboarding. I am a skier by trade, but I was able to spend a day taking snowboarding lessons. My body is still aching, but it was such an amazing experience. We stayed in beautiful condos at the base of the mountain and were able to explore the village at night after a long days of skiing. I was extremely reluctant to leave; I even contemplated missing the bus and staying in Colorado. :) Sadly, I made the trip back to Illinois, but I was able to spend another great with with my family.
I can't believe second semester is here already. I hit the ground running already by applying for the Accountancy Masters Program, a summer study abroad program to Granada, and winter internships for spring 2013. I can't believe how much has happened already in the last three days. Spring semester always seems to go by much faster than the fall. I am so excited for all the amazing opportunities that will come my way this semester.