I've officially had 3 of my 4 classes this semester, and I think it's going to be a good year. I already have a bunch of homework, which I'll be diving into once I'm done writing this blog post. I have 1 English class, 1 Psychology class, 1 Astronomy class (I needed a natural science credit), and 1 Women's Studies class (which is the one I haven't yet had). I registered for these classes a few days ago, and am very pleased with all of them—which means I won't be dealing with the headache of adding or dropping classes like many other students.
If you've started school recently, how is your homework load? Is it already piling up? Or are your professors easing you into it?
Yes, you read that correctly. I've clearly lost my mind because for the rest of this month, I will have 3 internships simultaneously. The past 2 you've heard about in a previous blog post, but the new one is as an editorial intern for Filles Vertes Publishing, LLC. Side note: "filled vertes" is French for "green girls" which just makes me think of Elphaba from one of my favorite musicals, Wicked. Which I'm so excited about because as good as I've gotten at PR thanks to being a PA to Melissa A. Petreshock, and now as a PR intern at Inklings Literary Agency, becoming an editor in a publishing house is my dream job.
My responsibilities at FVP will include reading manuscripts (yay, I get to read fun stories in addition to the no-doubt endless reading I'll have for HW—I'm not being facetious here, I'm excited that by this being part of a job, I'll have to make time for reading fiction) and providing feedback. Like I said above, this is my dream job, and to have a go at it so early in life is AWESOME SAUCE.
I've technically been doing this since December 1, 2016, but since I've kept up the habit (something I wasn't positive my perfectionism would allow), I figured I can now talk about it.
I cannot begin to say how helpful this system has been to let me see where my time goes, track my homework, working, and writing hours (the last of which has been very little so far, but I'm looking to change that). The to-do lists are a life-saver and deciding on the weekly layout is always fun. The best part? It provides some much-needed structure after I hit rock bottom in my freshman year of college.
If you're interested in bullet journaling, check out the official website, Boho Berry's Bullet Journal 101 series, and my bullet journal (BuJo) Pinterest board.
Do you love bullet journaling, too? Answer below: are you a current, aspiring, or veteran bullet journaler? Feel free to post any comments or questions on the topic, too.
It's now officially 2017 (it has been for more than 24 hours at this point, but I needed a day to recuperate after New Year's Eve—I stayed up late with family at a party and was exhausted afterwards). Anyway, if you need a refresher on why I chose "success" for my OneWord365 this year, you can find that explanation here. I'll just wait here... Ready? Okay.
I now have officially less than 2 weeks, I'm moving into my new living arrangement at Boston University. I still don't know where, exactly—something I'm trying hard to not freak out over. And since I can't register for classes until the last day of orientation, I really have no idea how my next 4 months are going to look.
But what I do know is that I'm going to have a good time there. Every time I'm on campus, I just start smiling—something that never applied to my old school. And if that's not a good sign, I don't know what is. As trite as it may be, starting school will be the foreseeable highlight of my 2017. Here's to a brighter 2017!
What about you? What are you most excited about in the new year?
It's been a hell of a year for me (and everyone, politically). I accomplished a lot in 2016: I pulled myself out of depression, published The Belgrave Legacy, and got admitted to BU, just to name a few. I'm finally ready to move on toward bigger and better things, and I think the perfect word for that in 2017 is "success." And not as in grades, or necessarily traditional measures of success (although I won't be completely forsaking them), but what I personally consider successes. This past year taught me to celebrate the small victories and successes, because when you're feeling down, you don't remember anything good—even if you have a multitude of them to draw on.
What do you think? What's your OneWord365 for 2017? Comment below and don't forget to formally claim it on the official site.
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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