I know what you are thinking...what is with the snow? We are just crossing into the first days of March. Lately, the average temperatures have been mid to high seventies. However, in my defense, it is snowing somewhere.
For the past week or so, I have been battling a major need-to-travel fever. If you follow me on Pinterest, travel posts and links have consumed 75% of my pins over the past two weeks. Call it future destinations or wanderlust! Seriously, I could travel to so many places if I only had time and money on my side. Lately, I have been reading a lot of material on Marrakesh, Morocco. Most of the information came from travel blogs, which may have inspired me to create one of my own. However, I am grounded here for the purposes of obtaining an education. Not only does it have Arabic culture and art, but everything seems so inexpensive there. Definitely spying the country as a future trip...along with about twenty-thousand other places.
This week I worked on two take-home midterms, which have both been submitted. Currently, I am frantically biting my nails over my oral interview, via video chat, for my Spanish class today. When this week passes, I can take a huge breath...even though I have class next week. I earnestly believe things will be smooth sailing next week.
Remember my discussion of my research project and how I had settled on my topic? Apparently, it needs further refinement. It needs to be specific. That being said, I read a few journal articles over the week, and I found something that really interested me. I am currently waiting to hear from my mentor on whether I keep digging for ideas or proudly announce my decision.
Also this week, someone in my class mentioned that the end of the semester is thirty-two days away (not including the week of Spring Break or weekends). What?! It is so crazy how time flies. I literally feel like I blinked and arrived to the halfway point in the semester. In a larger sense, that means I am a month and thirty-two days away from being a senior in college. Stop the presses. That is shocking, surprising, and intimidating.
Perhaps random, but I have been hooked on The Alienist. It is another period drama (Sorry, I enjoy them!), broadcasted on TNT, that follows a group of adults (Dakota Fanning included, who is super talented!) as they attempt to track a serial killer in late-1800s NYC (I know that because Theodore Roosevelt is the police commissioner not the president. History geek, I am.). I highly recommend it!
The week after the next is spring break, and I am very much excited for the opportunity to lay low. But first, I am participating as a volunteer in a spring fling for the local elementary school today. Also, I am sharing pictures and the accompanying story of last week's adventures at home, next Friday. Stay tuned! Have an amazing weekend!