It sure has been a hot minute since I have had the time to just sit down and write. I feel bad because I’ve gone a bit ghost on all forms of social media. So, here I am to update you all on what’s been going on and why I haven’t blogged in a while. Here’s what happened…
To be more specific I’m going to break things down in to a few categories.
Let’s talk about school first. I started my sophomore year at East Tennessee State University and it was not quite what I was expecting. To be completely honest I thought this semester was going to be a breeze, but then the first week went by, assignments started rolling in, and before I knew it I started having quizzes and tests to worry about. It’s not the material that is causing some struggle but more the amount. I don’t think I have ever had this much homework in my life. I’m finally getting in a rhythm with school and it feels good. Plus, I just want to say how IN LOVE I am with my major! The funny part is, if you would have told me three years ago that I’d be majoring in advertising & PR I would have laughed and said, “what’s that?” Now that I am taking ad/PR classes I completely see why I was drawn to this program. Plus, the instructors are top of the line, so who wouldn’t love that?
Now let’s discuss my crazy work situation. I have been working at Charming Charlie since November of last year, and was recently working towards a promotion that opened up for this holiday season. At the same time I have been interning (unpaid) at First Christian Church – Johnson City during my free time. While I was working on the promotion at Charming Charlie I realized if I got it I would probably have no time to intern anymore, which caused me to spiral in to a storm of decision-making (which I am AWFUL at) and worrying about what was the right thing to do…then Jesus stepped in. The best part is I get to do them both. It is definitely going to be a lot of work but I am so excited for this next season of life.
More recently I have had to bring a more intense focus to my health. Needless to say, this year has not been great for me health wise. I had the flu (for the first time EVER) in March, two sinus infections in July, and then round that it all out with the case of viral tonsillitis I had the last week. I’m starting to get a little concerned as to why it is I keep getting so sick! I’ve tried to convince myself that it’s just a part of starting college, but being halfway through the first semester of sophomore year I would hope my immune system was college prepared by now.
To be completely honest, this whole year seems to be a constant challenge. There’s good days and bad. October seemed to be filled with the bad ones. I couldn’t seem to catch a break and every day I seemed to be focused on the bad. The feelings of loneliness & worry crept in a lot. I guess that can happen when your two closest friends don’t live close to you anymore (Sarah – somewhat close but not the same as being in JC & Preston – really far away — I really, really miss you both something special). I let myself feel sad and upset in October and now I’m trying to pull myself out. I’m trying to be more intentional about focusing on what good things happen and telling myself that just because someone doesn’t talk to me for a few days doesn’t mean they don’t like me anymore. There’s always something to be thankful for, even in this crazy world we seem to be living. So, here’s to this next month and keeping my head up. I’m hoping to blog more when this semester ends too which I am super excited about.
Until next time (which hopefully won’t be too far away, but finals are coming up so I make no promises until Dec. 15)!