I write to inform you that I am going through the motions today. New Year’s has come and gone, and I am currently wondering where winter break went. However, I am ready to stuff this final semester under my belt.
I received notice that my history class was cancelled due to low enrollment. I needed this class to graduate with a minor in history, so I am currently fighting tooth and nail to waitlist myself into another history class. Nothing like a challenge in the final week of my break, the last semester of my undergraduate studies. Nothing like having bought ALL the books. Anyway, I digress.
Next week is a BIG week. Not only is it the first week of my LAST semester as an undergraduate, but I am also traveling to Texas to present my research at a conference (Ahem, first plane ride here, ever!). My research, itself, is not yet complete. I have final touches to make, and I am stressing over the interpretation of the latest results. It is whatever. I will make it. If I can power through next week, it will [or should be] smooth sailing, save incoming grad school decisions.
I have all of five hours, maybe, to sightsee in Austin, but I might be too nervous about my presentation (occurring the following day) to explore the city. And, by sightseeing and exploring, I mean two places. Nothing wild or dazzling. I mainly hope to take a bunch of pictures. My spare photos for the blog are becoming scant.
I have not made many resolutions for the year. I want to be kinder, always. I want to help more. I want to speak more. I want to read more (10 books for the year is feasible, isn’t it? I finished one today!). I want to review/brush up on my Spanish. I want to expand my vocabulary. I want to do something artistic, especially after this conference. I want to go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier (I think that starting the day earlier makes a difference, and I feel that 12 and 1 AM bedtimes are not healthy or practical.). I would like to eat a bit healthier and move a bit more. I think the priority this year is a more mindful me.
Also, have you seen Surviving R. Kelly? The show airs as a 6-part documentary on Lifetime. It is shocking. It is horrifying. It is thought-provoking. You will find yourself asking questions, bubbling with anger, shaking your head in disbelief, and feeling a sense of sadness for what these women suffered.
Have a comfy weekend! The sun has shone for more than three days straight, like what?! Most of December in Georgia, it seemed, was overcast.