My New Dorm Room!

After saying Goodbye to Gunn, I got to say hello to my new room on campus. I’ve lived here for about a month now, and this place is finally starting to feel like home. It took a while to get settled in between work and classes, but at last, I have everything together.

Now, I didn’t clean up or make my bed because I wanted to take pictures of what my dorm actually looks like in its natural state (dirty coffee mug and all).

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If anything, my plants are very much enjoying their new view! I didn’t manage to get any usable pictures of my closet because it’s so dark, but I promise it’s nothing special and looks extremely average. If you wanna see everything together, I tried my best to do a panorama picture, but it’s not my strong suite.

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And before you ask, yes, I don’t have a closet door. Apparently, whoever lived here before me broke the door, so now I have a blackout curtain, hence why my closet is way too dark for photos.

Overall, my dorm is very average and I love it. It’s definitely home (at least until Spring 2017), even though I’m rarely here because of how busy the week gets.

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Getting My Life Together

I work, go to the gym, go to class, and do homework. That’s it. That’s my whole life right now. With the new school year started, I’ve been more busy than ever. I’m also working on getting my life together as best as I possibly can lately. Life after orientation has been one hell of a ride being that now half the campus knows who I am. Thankfully, I have a million and one distractions to keep me going.

Most of the week I’m in class, because my schedule this semester is insane. Then, most morning I’m working for our IT department in computer labs. Thankfully, my job is actually pretty chill which leaves me with a lot time to get things done. Work is mostly homework time and troubleshooting these days. You’d be surprised how much you can get done when you’re out of your element in a place where productivity is something your getting paid for. I’ve also made a habit of actually getting out of bed and going to the gym because going to the gym ended up being the only time I see some of my friends, which is an amazing motivator. And going three days a week isn’t as overwhelming as I thought it would be. Weirdly enough, it’s kind of fun.

I’m having a surprisingly easy time keeping up with my classes with my new found time management skills and keeping my entire together. Now I have to just keep it together for the rest of the semester and hopefully into next year, as my plans for next year are looking to be a big step for me. I’m trying to work out details for that on top of everything else and I’m super excited.

In the meantime, I’m off to the gym and then get back, clean, and do homework.

My Last Day as an Orientation Leader

I was a lot more excited than I thought I would be for this summer to come to an end. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I loved my job and gained so much from it, but oh my gosh I’m exhausted. Working from 5am until 11pm most days made me learn a lot about myself and the other lovely people I worked with. First off, I can work those hours four days a week and not drop dead, which is pretty rad. I can walk 10+ miles daily and still not drop dead, which is pretty cool too. I also learned that I never gave myself much credit for my people skills or my customer service skills. Getting screamed at by angry parents? Meh. Getting told to walked two and a half miles across campus with someone having a panic attack in 100 degree weather? Sure, it’s gonna get done and everyone is gonna be okay.

At the beginning of summer, I had no idea what I was in for. I preparing for a battle without even realizing it, and looking super cute with my team in the process.

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Now, we’re seasoned veterans and could probably take on the world with little to no problem. We look like we’ve aged about a decade in the course of two months, but we’ve definitely come out wiser than when we started.

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I’m still debating whether or not I want to try and apply for the job again next year, and as of right now my job quite done yet. There are still a few things left to do, which I think might end up being that determining factor. There are a lot of aspects of this job that I’m definitely gonna miss, but at the same time, I’m beyond excited to never have to perform a skit again, answer the same question roughly a million times within five minutes, and be expected to smile through all of it even though I hate it with a passion.

In the end, I can say for sure that it was one of the most interesting and crazy summers of my life and I wouldn’t change it for a second. I’m gonna miss all these absolutely insane people I’ve been so fortunate to work with.

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And now, with Summer 2016 coming to a close, I gotta say it’s been an adventure. Let’s hope Summer 2017 can live up to the standard set this year, because it isn’t gonna be easy.