Monday, December 29, 2014

Moody Monday

So school is out for the semester.  I was sick on the last day of finals and didn't even realize it until I got home from work.  When I couldn't get warm, it finally occurred to me that I probably had a fever, which I did.  Felt sick for two days, had a very stuffy nose for the next two, and felt a lot better but also a lot more tired on the fifth day.  And by day six, I was back to feeling like my old self again.

I'm off for the next two weeks.  As much as I want it to drag on indefinitely, I know that it can't...  So I'm trying to make the most of the time I do have and spend it doing as little as possible.  I really do need to get some things done around the house though, before school starts back up and I won't have the time or motivation.  I'm trying to convince myself that I need to steam clean the carpet today.  I have a long list of other stuff to do too. 

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas!  We lost our power late Christmas Eve, and into Christmas morning.  The chi's and I spent the night at my mom's because it also snowed Christmas Eve day and I didn't know what the roads would be like in the morning.  Shiver and Chico were mostly well behaved, and I appreciated getting to spend the day with them.  Santa was generous, and we all had a really good day. 

I'm too lazy to find the post so I can link back to it, but I recently mentioned a really bad internship interview I had.  It was very intense, and lasted over an hour.  None of my answers seemed to please the interviewer, and at one point my mind went completely blank.  Well, a senator I had worked with indirectly in my last internship apparently called in a big favor and got me the internship!!!  I don't know if he had to bribe her or what, but I was shocked when she offered me the position.  I didn't tell her I knew that the senator had called her on my behalf.  I've been told this lady can be difficult to work with, and that nothing pleases her.  However, this will be excellent experience so I just have to deal with it. 

I made the Dean's List again this past semester, and have been invited to join an honor society that's just for my particular major.  The society doesn't really do very much, but I'll get a free lunch, and will get special recognition at graduation.  Plus it'll look good on my resume.   

This coming semester will be my last one.  I'm kind of freaking out about it, because now I'll have to face the real world and start paying back all of those loans.  Ugh!  Everyone says I'll be able to get a better job now, but that's not necessarily true!  I know lots of people who graduated before me who are doing something totally different from what they majored in.  One girl who majored in business now works in a call center.  A friend who majored in anthropology now sells insurance.  A guy I used to work with now works at the movie theater making minimum wage after graduation.  I don't want that for myself!  I really want to work in the field of my major! 

I also have to keep reminding myself to enjoy every moment.  I love school, and have learned so much from it.  I've done things I never would have done otherwise, and learned so much about myself in the process.  As much as I stress out over every.little.thing!!!, I also really love it.  And once it's done, I know that I'll miss it. 

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Two French Bulldogs said...

Just congratulate yourself for coming so far
Lily & Edward

Sketching with Dogs said...

Glad to hear you had a good Christmas and are feeling better now. Yes, that must be quite scary to be unlleashed on the world. It is so sad but true that a lot of people don't get to use the degrees they studied for. I was in the supermarket once and 2 of the shelf stockers were talking as I walked past and I heard one ask the other, "what is your degree in?" Hope you find a good job with yours.
Lynne x

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm glad your Christmas was good, and congratulations on the honour at school. It can be a scary feeling to look at rejoining the real world though. . I have a feeling you'll be one of those that gets a better job because you've done well at school.

Sagira said...

Sorry to hear you were not feeling well. Hope your time off is good. Sounds like you're doing great in school. How much longer do you have to go?

Kathy G said...

You're getting there! All your hard work WILL pay off down the line.

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