my dear friend Ana made me this pillow
Working on: Yesterday I had my last final of my undergraduate career. I’m done with finals! Yay! I’m done with college, sort of. I still have to get an internship, get it approved by my department chair, complete 200 hours and write a ten page paper about it. Then I will be officially done. So, I’m working on getting an internship and possibly a part time job as well. I’m also working on learning Spanish with Duolingo and learning coding with Treehouse. I’m basically re-learning Spanish at this point because I’m still in the beginning lessons. I went up to Spanish 3 in high school, but I forgot a lot of it because I don’t practice enough. Besides that, I’m also working on getting “tough” skin. I was recently reminded of how sensitive I can be.
Thankful for: I am so thankful for my college career, the experiences it gave me the classes I was able to take, the jobs I’ve had and the friendships I’ve made. I met my boyfriend in college, made other close friends and altogether had some of the best years of my life so far. Today I got to hang out with two of my favorite people from college who I hadn’t seen for months, which is just ridiculous. They already graduated, so know I guess we (almost) all did. It’s still crazy thinking I’m (almost?) at the end of it.
Listening to: I really, really want to listen to Beyonce’s new album, but my phone is being stupid. It keeps running out of storage space and can’t downloaded all of them. Instead I listed to “I Am…Sasha Fierce” and “4” for a few hours this morning.
Reading: These past few months I’ve read a lot of online material, whether it be articles, tweets, or blog posts. I haven’t read any books besides those assigned for class though, except for one that wasn’t assigned but I used it for a final paper. That book was “Where We Stand: Class matters” by bell hooks. I didn’t read the whole thing though, but I want to so it’s going on my ever growing list of things to read. I also still want to read “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri. I pre-ordered it but I still haven’t read it!
Watching: So many things! I’m in the middle of so many shows right now, it’s ridiculous. Yesterday I was at Trader Joe’s and told the cashier I had just finished my last final EVER. The conversation got started because he had asked about my Cal Poly Pomona sweatshirt, by the way. He told me that after he graduated college he spent four months watching TV. While that could be really fun, I don’t plan on sitting on the couch for that long (*fingers crossed*). But in my down time I’ll be slowly catching up on Once Upon A Time, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, Modern Family and Dr. Who.
Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas. It is still hard without my dad, but the season is always important. Now that I’m done with classes, I’m honestly looking forward to all the possibilities life has to offer. I just need to reach out and grab the opportunities available. I should buy a car soon. I should get an internship soon. There are changes happening around me as well that are pretty exciting. My boyfriend is looking into getting his first apartment and leaving his parent’s house. Changes can be scary, but they can also be super, duper exciting!
So what have you been up to lately? By the way, I got this idea from blogger Danielle and she credits her friend Megan for providing the inspiration.