It really is coming down to it now folks. The end of the year is nigh and that means I am almost done with my college career. So many things are going on right now; I'm putting the final touches on my last assignments, getting ready for final exams and papers, and wrapping up my undergrad research. As it turns out, that is only schedule for the next two weeks. After that its time for some senior week madness, where people that aren't quite ready to leave will get all together too drunk for an entire week. So many times I have heard that college is the best four years of your life and while I can't dispute that college is amazing, I am just as excited for the next stage of my life. I guess that I am ready to move out of the dorms and into a life of my own, which is exciting to say the least. I am going to be doing some really interesting and intense research in the upcoming years and I can hardly wait. I also look forward to doing a fair bit of traveling, as I am going to be spending three weeks in Italy between May and June! As it turns out now is the best time of my life and I can only hope that my optimism for the future will follow me through the years.