I know I've been gone for a week and I'm planning on posting more, but it seems it might be a bit difficult for me in the near future. I'll be starting my last year of undergrad on Wednesday, along with continuing my on-campus job and new internship. On Monday, I started my new internship at a small publishing press. It may not be a huge role in the company, but if I pay attention and do my best I know that I'll learn how publishing presses work. I also love that it's a small press so it's easier to get to know everyone and learn about their roles within the press.
That being said, I'll be busy starting on Wednesday, though it already feels like I'm swamped. Perhaps I'm feeling a bit anxious from looking at my tentative schedule? My weekly calendar is full of different colored boxes with only a few minutes break in-between. I even have a night class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. once a week and kickboxing twice a week. Pretty much, I'll be on campus from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. everyday, with a short break here and there. I'm already feeling the pressure of my last year, but I'm also excited for the new experiences this semester will bring. Today all the clubs tried recruiting freshman students for the new year and I saw so many happy faces that it's put me in a good mood. I feel like this will be a great semester, despite the high likelihood that I will be perpetually tired.
So today I felt like sharing a small to-do list/list of goals for the new semester, both personal and academic. Maybe by sharing my list I'll be more likely to complete it sooner rather than later? Let's keep our fingers crossed for a productive year!
- Create 3 editorial calendars (blog, work, club)
- Have new club website up and running by October
- Design t-shirt for older sister's bakery
- Design photo menu for older sister's bakery
- Write more poetry (My independent study should help with this)
- Get in better shape (I'm hoping the kickboxing helps!)
- Try to reach out to more people (both old friends and new, along with mentors)
- Go to more local poetry events (because not having a car shouldn't stop me!)
- Attend NACCS conference in Houston next year (fundraising is a must~)
- Create a budget for current spending and for paying back loans (help me.)
- Stay on schedule in classes to get all As (got to end my last year with a bang, right?)
- Raise awareness about literary club's presence on campus
- Eat healthy (lots of veggies, fruit, and water!)
- Get enough sleep (how many hours do 21 year-old ladies actually need?)
- Volunteer at local cultural events (I'm free on weekends!)
I know there's much more I'll have to get done, but this is just a small list of the things that have been on my mind lately. I'm positive my bedroom walls will have random post-it notes stuck to them, reminding me of assignments I need to complete and people I need to email.
For anyone going back to school soon, I wish you luck and hope this is a good year for you! For those of you not going to school, I hope you reach whatever goals you've set for yourself, whether it be gaining more customers for your business or redecorating your home. Let's hope we end the year well.
Let me know some of your goals for the end of the year/start of a new academic year~ I'd love to hear about them.