5 a.m.

While I may be in the midst of another all-nighter, I still had plenty to be excited and thankful about today:

1. I have a job interview next week as a part-time designer with CCIM. Also known as the best college at Ball State. (Send good vibes my way!)

2. I may be getting to go back to England next May.Maybe.But a strong maybe. Because my awesome, England-obsessed journo prof is probably doing and Honors colloq about The Beatles. (Hello, Liverpool!)

3. I withdrew from a class that was just not necessary to completing my degree and just giving me extra work I don’t have time for. So hooray for decluttering life just a bit.

4. Getting super excited about the summer internships I’m applying for. Sure, going straight into a job would be nice, but there are so many great internship opportunities, and you can only transition from internships to jobs once. Might as well get my fill before it’s too late.


Decluttering life

1) Is 'decluttering' a real word? It is for now.

2) So it may not be immediate decluttering, but for spring nonetheless.

When I planned this fall semester last year, it was supposed to be a break. A less stressful, less busy semester with more sleep. But boy was I wrong. I'm busier than ever.

So I've done some reevaluating lately and have a plan to make sure next semester is better. I'm dropping my minor because I've taken all the classes that interest me and can still market those skills. I'm taking a class just because I want to, and it will be low stress and just fun. It will be the first time ever that I am in the minimum number of hours required for a full-time student, so I will have time for sleep, for me and for actually doing everything I envision with the student organizations I have a leadership role in. And who knows, maybe even a real part-time job.

Sound like I'm cluttering it back up with all that extra stuff? Wrong. I do most of that stuff now on top of a full course load. Except sleep. (That doesn't happen as often as it should.)

So I will be less busy. A little, at least. But what is there will be a good, less stress and more fun kind of busy.

And I can't wait.