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The Graduation Bucket List

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting, these past two weeks have been crazy. I started my internship, and it's really fun! I get to speak Italian all day and meet some pretty powerful people in the Italian government, and work on how to teach Italian to children. I also just finished working on the Italian Culture Week, which I actually help organize every year at CU Boulder! It's such a fun week, and Professor Torriani does such an amazing job putting it on every year. I can't wait for this year, the theme is awesome!

Starting my internship has obviously got me thinking about what I want to do after college (scary), and it has also reminded me about my Graduation Bucket List. Sometimes I really take it for granted that I go to school at CU Boulder, and there are certain things I have still not done! Although there are 50 items on my list (Number 50: Graduate!), I wanted to share a few items with you all that I think everyone who attends CU Boulder or even visits Boulder should do!

1. Ski/Snowboard at three of the major mountains. So far, I've done one (Breckenridge), and it was more like falling down the bunny slope (first time snowboarding...with a broken wrist. DON'T DO WHAT I DID!!) But this season I would really like to try skiing for the first time and hit those last two mountains! 

2. See a sunrise from the Flatirons. I did this my sophomore year, and to this day it is still one of my all time favorite memories. While I'm not a morning person, it was definitely worth waking up at 5:45 to get up there and see it. Everything was bathed in a warm orange light, and not to sound cheesy, but it was absolutely magical.

3. Attend every home football game! I also did this my sophomore and almost my junior year, and I will without a doubt be doing it my senior year. Go Buffs!

4. Meet Ralphie. I am kind of ashamed to admit that I still haven't done this. For those of you who don't know, Ralphie is our wonderful mascot (her actual name is Blackout), and before every home game, people can go up and meet her outside the field! I definitely need to do this, also seeing as I know a lot of the Ralphie Runners! Anyone who comes to see a CU Buffalo game should really try to meet her, or at least see her run! 

5. Graduate with Honors. This one is more personal, and I'm hoping to achieve it this coming April with my thesis on translation studies. Although it's going to be a lot of hard work, I've wanted to do it since I was a freshman and I know it will be worth it in the end!

Well that is just a taste of the 50 items on my list! This coming week will be more of the same, and then for the 4th of July I will hopefully be chilling by a pool and avoiding the heat! I hope everyone who is reading this in Colorado is safe and our of the fires way! You are all in my thoughts and I'm praying for rain! 

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA