Hi there, it has been awhile…
Much has happened in two weeks. I was accepted into the Student Marketing Advisory Group, which is good news! I am not a marketing student, so that is something of a miracle in and of itself. I went M.I.A. for two weeks because of the GRE, which I took last weekend, and a busy schedule. Unfortunately, my scores were not where I want them to be, so I anticipate taking it again in early November.
I conquered my final and third midterm of the week, and while I should feel relieved, I have a little too much to do this weekend . The good news is that it is October (which means cooler weather) and Freeform is going all out for its 31 Nights of Halloween segment. I am living for these movies (PSA: Monster House, for an animated movie, is genuinely terrifying.). This weekend, I am going to a scholarship banquet to meet my scholarship donor, which is nerve-wracking. Of course I express my gratitude, but, what territories of conversation can you venture into outside of that? I stress myself out, I’m sure, but still, I have no idea what to talk about.
In other news, I am not quite sure if I mentioned this, but my honors research paper was accepted into the Georgia Political Science Conference, which means a big speech over my project in November. Have I mentioned that I hate public speaking? Anyway, I am also stressing over that. However, that should be the least of my concern. Better GRE scores, a finished honors research project (though not a huge deal if incomplete at the time of the conference), a book review, another research paper, and all these grad school applications should be my primary concern. So, a ton of stress from my end, but I anticipate a light spring semester of fun. Next Spring, I am rewarding myself with a class on photography and ceramics. I initially faced a battle between ceramics and painting, but I ultimately chose ceramics simply because I can paint and draw in my own time. I do not have access to clay and kiln. Furthermore, pottery is not my strong suit, so I want to master or semi-master that skill.
However, can we talk about photography for a moment?! If I do nothing else but master photography in life, I will have considered that a miracle. Hopefully, not only will I walk away with an understanding of the logistics, but I will also master editing with Lightroom! I am dreaming of a new camera, and I hope to convince my parents that it would make an excellent graduation gift, but I may snag a job of my own next semester with my free time. At this point, the possibilities are endless! So, while these days may be trying, there is a light, regardless, in the future. I am excitedly curious for whatever it may hold.