I missed my Monday night post last week. This doesn't seem like a huge issue but I can't remember the last time I skipped a post. In moments where I get stressed out or frustrated, I would always push myself to make a post and in that post I would find a relaxing and calming element. But this past week college truly got to me and I couldn't find it in myself to make it. As this stressful week is coming to an end, I have the weekend until finals week and then more stress will come. Before the craziness of finals week, I wanted to take a moment to talk about where I was and what all I learned from it.
The main stress of this past week was the 3 job interviews that I had. I spent my first year in college working at the dining hall. While I met some amazing people and got lots of free meals, the job also made me miserable. I found myself working at a job that I was truly not excited about, not even a little bit. So these 3 interviews meant so much to me! I got 2 job offers and after lots of pros and cons, I decided on the job that would challenge me and help me grow in my professional career. I am so excited to come back in the fall and get started on my new job!
Along with the stress of interviews, I spent all of last week trying to figure out my summer plans. I plan on going home to Colorado for the summer, but that means trying to find a summer job. Most of the internships I wanted were for college upperclassmen or unpaid. I had to do some serious soul searching and humbled myself and put in some applications at retail places.
I also got to enjoy the stress of trying to take some online classes at my community college that would actually transfer over to my college. After many phone calls and transcripts later, I am officially enrolled in a political science class and a world geography class. I wanted to get some of my general credits out of the way so I wouldn't have to worry about them later and so I can focus on my major related course work more in depth. Now all I need to figure out is how to pay for summer school...
The last thing that was consuming me this past week was actually my excitement to go home. My family and I started to make plans for my mom's birthday (a taco festival!) and I agree to be a DD for my mom and sister for a local wine tasting. My boyfriend and I are starting to plan a little getaway for our 2 year anniversary and all the fun date ideas that we have. Carrot and I started to brainstorm ideas for new blog photos and a company retreat. Forgetting all the stress and worry, I was focused on being back home with the people I love. Don't get me wrong, I love college and this was the right place for me to go but it has definitely made me miss me family and friends and cherish the time I have with them.
In my first year of college I have learned so much about myself, my goals, and have gotten to a place where I didn't think I would be. As this year comes to an end, I am filled with stress but also happiness and excitement for what is next to come.
As stressful and hectic as things got, I'm glad that the blog will always be here after I take a moment to catch my breath.
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