Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Life Lately | November









Most of November is a haze of frustrated late nights at the library fuelled by black coffee, furiously typing and retyping portions of my senior thesis, loving my topic but hating my inadequacies at research. It's a mess of frantic job applications, writing cover letter after cover letter for jobs I want, companies and agencies I admire, hoping wishing praying to be considered a worthy candidate. It's the moment of hope when seeing the grade on my rough draft and realising I'm doing better than I thought. It's the application for a dream job in Milan only to get a rejection email a day later.

And despite all the rushing, the writing, the endless coffees and the long library nights, there are good things too. A five day Thanksgiving break meant a trip down to Georgia and the time to read and finish five books. Presenting my research on the first day of presentations means no more assignments until finals. The job applications led to the first request for a phone interview. The search for jobs led to finding positions I didn't even know were open, for previously untapped dream roles. Research writing led to delirious nights of fun with friends in the library. 

As of today, there are only three days left of classes, of senior year, of my undergraduate degree. Three days of class, two finals, and one thesis are all that separate me from the end of 16.5 years of education. It's thrilling and it's scary and it's a time long in the making that I can hardly believe is here. 

Watching // How to Get Away With Murder (that ending?!)
Viewing // Dr. Strange
Listening // "Palms" by Rationale, "Film Club" by Childcare, "On Hold" by The xx, "Dog Years" by Maggie Rogers
Reading // The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Planning // graduation + postgrad

Also published //
November Goals - a bullet list of my ambitious goals for for the month
Currently | Vicar of Dibley - sharing my love of a 90s British sitcom
A Run Through History - a nostalgia driven trip to DTR
Art Deco Night | Rolling Sculptures - a night at NCMA surrounded by cars from the 1930s
Recent Reads - a rundown of what I read this month

Published elsewhere //
Atlas Addict
October | A Different Kind of Home - My first monthly column for the Stories From the Road series, where I talk about what "home" means to me
Reading List | Parallel Londons - I talk London-based books and + sneak in a photo of my cat
Pop To It! Mag
Visit: New Bern, NC - a short list of activities for the charming riverfront town of New Bern, one of NC's oldest settlements (found on pg 15)


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