Apparently, since I dropped off the face of the blogging world during the latter half of fall quarter, I feel I should give an update. I tend to ramble in my blogs, so I am going to try and keep it quick and simple (we’ll see how that goes).
So first, I feel like I need to explain my absence of postings. I feel actually bad. But I am attributing this to two things. One, my job has gotten more intense, so the adjustment of working and going to school was taking it’s toll on my free time…sort of. Though this hasn’t been the hardest quarter I have had(ish) academically, I just lost all energy to do anything once I got home from either work or class. The main reason I took summer classes was to make sure that I kept on going with the program. I honestly thought if I had any kind of mental break that I would not return to the program. I am starting to realize that I should have actually taken the summer off. I think without having time to rest and soothe my brain, it seeped into fall quarter and made me way lazier than I wanted to be. I may go further into this in another blog, but I don’t want to give any particular advice on taking summer classes (if able based on internship location). However, I only had to take 2 classes for the fall and only have to take 2 in the spring. Technically I only have to take 2 in the winter, but all 3 are required so that should be fun for my life.
Ok back to not rambling. Though I felt kind of lazy in how I was approaching my academics last quarter I ended up doing really well. I got a 3.77 for the quarter. I was extremely proud of my internship paper. With writing and appendices, it was approximately 140 pages! I’ve never wrote something that extensive by myself in my life. I was not really sure about how to approach it so, once again I need to make a note to myself to refer to this blog for future material.
As far as my winter break goes, it has actually been “meh. ” Since I work for a college, as SOON as I go on break, I get swamped with hiring for instructors to teach in the winter quarter. I thought I would get some kind of break from it all with my academic break, but to no avail.
Outside of work, I have been using the time not in classes to work out more. I am participating in a “Maintain Not Gain” wellness challenge at Columbus State. Between the week of Thanksgiving, until the end of the first week of the New Year, the goal for employees is not to lose any weight but maintain your weight. Between all the gorging people do at Thanksgiving, various December holidays, New Years, and holiday potlucks/parties in between, it is pretty hard to do. I’ve taken the challenge a little bit more seriously, and have been trying to lose weight. I’ve been getting rave reviews on my progress, and can’t wait to see my results for my final weigh in!
The other thing I’ve been doing is watching Switched at Birth. It is show obviously on ABC Family. SUCH A GOOD SHOW…I cannot wait until the winter premiere.
Ok that’s about it. Just for memory sake, I am going to outline future topics for me to write about for memory purposes (and for you guys to hold me to later)!
1. New Year’s Resolutions
2. To take or not take summer classes
3. Writing your internship paper
4. Maintain Not Gain results and my new found healthiness
5. The sanity I achieve from my cable TV
7. My planned winter quarter study structure
That’s seven topics and I am sure more will pop up, so I should be good for almost all of winter! I’m not going to lie that I kind of was struggling with topics last quarter, so I am glad I was able to brainstorm some while writing this winter break blog.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
PS-I wrote this last week and never actually published it so by the way my holidays were very happy!