Been a long while since I updated the good ole blog. And a lot has happened since my last post.
First, I met this guy. Look at how cute he is. We’re in Nashville in this pic but since we both like taking little vacations, we’ve been lots of places. He’s real awesome.
Second, and I guess more imporantly (This is untrue; the Cavs winning an NBA title is definitely the most important thing I have experienced this year, haha) I made it through my junior year of college. As in I only have one year, less than 365 days until I am a college graduate (fingers crossed) and boy oh boy do I need to get my butt into gear. I am presently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology (upgraded from a minor when I realized that really I only had 9 more credits to take if I double majored). By far, third year is the hardest year to date. I made the decision to take a year off from school before purusing graduate education, which 100% is the right decision for me. Post-grad time off gives me time to focus on studying for the GRE and choosing the perfect grad program for me.
Apartment living was a huge adjustment. I stand by a prior statement that you can’t live on chicken nuggets for dinner everyday, although I keep trying. Neighbors definitely weren’t as friendly in the long run as neighbors in my old res hall. And panicking about receiving bills that said, “Hey, we’re gonna shut off your water if you don’t pay up” because your landlord waits just a hair too long to send in payments. (One perk: all of our utilities are included our rent so we don’t have to worry technically about paying bills but still. We expected to have a responsible landlord.)
I picked up a position in a third research lab this past spring and have been lucky enough to work at Akron Children’s Hospital through that lab. To that end, I hope I can snag a job at the hospital in a year when I graduate.
The summer has been a busy one. I got a new part-time job at Target, which I enjoy much more than Panera. I’m also fortunate enough to have received a research fellowship (rare for undergrads) to continue working over the summer in my cognitive lab. The fellowship is really cool because it allows me to assume an almost grad-student-like-role in the lab and it’s a wonderful opportunity to work closely with my faculty.
The upcoming fall semester is probably going to be my busiest semester yet. I’m marching forward with my senior thesis, accepted another lab manager job, three research labs, classes, and hopefully more little trips with Colin to look forward to. It’s crunch time, and I’m not slowing down for anyone.