Time, you have not been kind to me this week. Seriously! My week was flooded with assignments that seemed never ending. As you can tell, everything college-related came before everything blog-related. That is why this post was up on Saturday.
Okay, I am at a loss of words on where to begin this week. I consider it a paradox. It has flown by and yet, seemed never ending. It was chaotic, and yet, almost normal. It was easy, and yet, tedious. One thing is for sure: It was exhausting. Paradoxes are exhausting. I got a ton done, but that ton was completed by deadlines. If there is any suspect to be blamed, I blame it on my ear. This week, my hearing has been severely impaired from allergies, and it got progressively worse as the days passed. Frightened by the thought I might suffer from permanent hearing loss, I chose to visit the doctor Wednesday instead of Friday. Good news, my eardrum is just impacted, and it is corrected through allergy medication and peroxide. So, I have fought to keep my hearing at maximum capacity this week. Normally, my allergies are never this difficult, and if they are, which is extremely rare, it results in a cold. This time, it was almost as if I blinked and suddenly experienced hearing loss. Nevertheless, I am on the mend!
Last night, I completed my internship application, so fingers crossed that the opportunity comes through. On a side note, am I the only one that looks at a résumé and blanks on my strengths and weaknesses? In all seriousness, I had to steal a moment of self-reflection and meditation yesterday. Now that I have covered my Friday, which I delegate as part of the weekend (Weird...I know.), I can look forward.
Today, by the time you read this, I will be at the library volunteering for a Comic Con event. In fact, I will be there most of the day. This event shall be enlightening. Are the younger generations interested in comics? My generation, as far as I know, never really was. The older generations certainly were. I am excited, merely by the fact I get to observe a potential trend.
After that, I will be taking a trip to the grocery store for vegetables that I can use in a spiralizer I bought last week. Such a cook I am! Ha! I have a ton to do this weekend for my classes, and I have determined that it is my schedule that dictates my life. I chose challenging classes at the advice of a professor, and I am paying for it in stress and assignments. While it is certainly not ideal, I am discovering more of the aspects in political science I like or that significantly peaks my interest. Furthermore, I am learning more about political science with regards to human behavior and institutions. It is interesting, and I enjoy being challenged to think at new levels. Strangely enough, it is also forcing me to recognize that time is severely limiting and that assignments demand earlier attention. Time, I get it. You win. After my all-day affair tomorrow, I will be hitting the books because there is much to be done. And, unfortunately, there is little time remaining to do it before the beginning of the week.
Lastly, Lent and Valentine's Day fell on the same day. Talk about an inconvenience and irony for chocolate lovers who vowed to relinquish chocolate. That was me. I was warned about Lent Tuesday night. However, on Monday, I bought chocolate chip cookies. Do you see my dilemma? Wednesday, in a perfect demonstration of stress, I ate a fudge-dipped granola bar on the way to class without a thought as to what I was doing. So much for the no chocolate for Lent! Aside from chocolate, I also agreed to give up cake, not that I have access to much cake these days, and candy. My ultimate aim is to reduce my artificial sugar intake. I think Jesus understands and will forgive me for my misstep. It was an honest accident. Besides, I am not going to buy a single package of cookies, cake, or candy this weekend. I am challenging myself and sacrificing artificial sugars. I need all the luck in the world...
Happy weekend and luck to those observing their commitments for Lent!
PS. Remember the professor I mentioned last week? There were three that I talked to, but the one I want to note is the one that suggested Model UN. The one that introduced me to the Department Chair in the spur of the moment. Time and time again, you will hear it be said that it is a small world, and that cannot be further from the truth. My roommate sent a link to me yesterday about the same man. Surprisingly, he is president of a USL Division III soccer team called Tormenta FC that will call Statesboro, GA home in Spring of 2019. How wild is that? If Tormenta FC ever becomes a first division branch of professional American soccer (AKA THE best of the best. Now, the team designates itself as a place where the best begin their ascent.), I can say that I once met the man who made it possible! People really lead remarkable lives! (Here's the complete story.)