Happy Wednesday! So, the finish line for this semester is in sight at this point. There's a week of class lectures left, and I am grinning, biting my nails, and breathing a sigh of relief. This has been a doozy of a semester, and I feel like I have juggled about five-thousand things within my mind each day. That being said, I would not have it any other way.
This Friday is the Honors Research Symposium, which I am not presenting at (Thank you Lord Jesus. Haha!), but I am watching a few of the presentations. Given this is my junior year, I will definitely be taking this observation into heart for next year. I am saying this in advance, and you will hear (or read…) me say this a thousand times in the coming school year: I am not prepared to speak in front of people. It is almost ridiculous that I am having anxiety over this a full year in advance. A lot of prayers and practicing will be happening between Friday and this time next year.
I took the pre-LSAT last week, and that is probably the most intense test I have ever experienced. Granted, I only studied the day before. If I am being frank, it was about three hours after Friday's news regarding Syria. However, the great thing about the testing experience (finding the light here…) was that we only completed 4 of 6 sections, which could not be graded by non-professionals, so I received my score the same day. And if I am being totally honest, I am going to have to prepare more if I intend to take the real LSAT. That goes for the GRE as well. Preparation is going to have to be the game plan because I am not the best standardized test taker. There is something about a test that mixes a variety of subjects that is just the most overwhelming task for my brain. (Give me a test similar to an AP exam, with a single subject, from high school, and I can fly high.) It malfunctions and gets off-task easily. The thing is, the pre-LSAT was more or less a test of riddles, and riddles become frustrating and confusing if my brain is aware of a time constraint. So, if I intend to take the LSAT or GRE, studying in advance will have to be my go-to plan. The testing experience also put things into perspective. It’s a wakeup call that has forced me to revert back to my larger game plan after graduation. My education post-undergrad could come down to the test I perform best with.
Over the past few weeks, I have also mentioned my application for an internship. Apparently, I jumped the first hurdle of the application process. I was one of a pool of candidates chosen for the interview process. Unfortunately, however, I was not aware that the internship would be solely in Augusta or that it would be for one month when I completed the application. Part of the reason I initially applied was that I knew the Congressman's offices were in two cities that I have roots in (my hometown and Statesboro). Thus, when I listed my location preferences, I listed those two cities, and I anticipated my location to be in one of those cities. Augusta is almost three hours away, and I am not prepared to sacrifice a month driving almost six hours a day. Nevertheless, that news was a letdown, but some things aren't meant to be. And, that's okay. I'm okay with that. Besides, I have grad school exams, applications, and summer classes to juggle.
From this day moving to the end of next Wednesday, my main focus is finishing the final draft of my honors research proposal. I am eating, sleeping, breathing, and manifesting its contents. Next, weekend is the Vidalia Onion Festival, so I am driving home to take part in a little hometown fun. However, I am mainly fishing for a funnel cake because I literally think I haven't had one in two years (!!!!!). Have a grand week!