Saturday, February 15, 2014

Life Updates

First of all, I once again changed the blog name/URL. Even when I changed it last time I wasn't completely happy with it but I kept it around for several months anyway. This time I really do like it and plan to keep it permanently... probably.

Lately I feel as though I’ve been slacking in the “personal” aspect of this blog – I’ve been keeping a fairly regular posting schedule, but the last time I actually shared something that happened in my life was my trip to New York City last December. Part of this is due to the fact that I’m a full-time student so I don’t feel like I have all that much to share, but then I realized that beneath the 30+ hours of homework I do each week there is actually quite a lot happening. (And if I'm honest, I'm partially doing this to cut down on questions about myself from people I know in real life.) 

Every year around this time when the seasons start to transition again I get the urge to change big things in my life. Of the important, interesting, life-altering changes, I've officially applied to change majors from Undecided to International Studies. I most likely won't hear back until the end of March but I'm excited to have definitely narrowed it down to something I'm passionate about and am thrilled to study. I've also begun looking for a new job this summer. I hope to finish updating my resume this week and then I can start using my university's resources to look for internships. 

As to progress on my New Year's resolutions, I'm getting there. I've read a few nonfiction books, much fewer than I would've liked, but I've balanced it out by reading loads of articles on a weekly basis (and thus maintained my status as an in-the-know citizen). I have read a higher quality selection of fiction books, so I've succeeded so far on that front. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, I applied to enter International Studies, and I've been doing some research into other majors and minors offered at my university, as well as narrowing down where I want to study abroad and beginning to search for summer internships.

Most of what has been happening recently are small steps toward (hopefully) bigger and more exciting changes. I have broad ideas of what I want to accomplish in my slightly less than 3.5 years left of college (study abroad, undergraduate research, internships), and this semester I can only begin the processes. But, I am making progress and I am slowly but steadily getting to where I want to be later in life.


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