I cannot even remember the last time I properly participated in a fully-fledged Thinking Out Loud Linkup, so I’m pretty stoked about today’s post. If you’re unfamiliar with a TOL, it’s this fun little linkup Amanda posts every week on Thursday that opens the floor for all those random thoughts that hit us.
Over the past week, I opened up the notes app on my phone to jot down whatever popped into my head and decided to share them on the blog. Make sure to head over and check out other thoughts in the linkup. It’s a great way to discover new blogs to follow too!
Y’all, I hate to start this post on a downer, but I am stressed. I need to find a summer job, and while there are certainly options out in front of me, applications are a lot of work. On top of my seven classes and my current job, I can’t find the time to sit down and re-type cover letters. Plus, I have different factors of preference to consider. I want a job back in my hometown, to start. I don’t spend enough time with my family, so I’m looking forward to a few months of having dinner with them and just spending time together in a relaxed environment. During the academic year, I see them, but because our visits are in such small doses, there is the pressure to always do something. All I want is to come home from a shit and lounge on the couch with them. It’s really difficult though, to apply for a job when I’m two hours away.
Additionally, I’d like a job that furthers my career growth. Whether that means working at a bookstore (honestly this would be the perfect summer job for me. It’s all I want.), or something else, I want something that is relevant to my passions.
I’ll keep trekking along in my job search, but some positive vibes are very much appreciated from all you wonderful humans.
I must make the disclaimer: I know everyone on the east coast is dealing with some nasty snow, so I hesitated even making this point: but I have to express my gratitude. Thankfully, California has had hefty rainfall all season. The mountains are finally green again and our environment is doing immensely better. But I can’t lie, I’m so happy to have some sunshine again! I’m not a cloudy weather gal at all- it totally affects my mood. When the sun is out, it’s guaranteed my mood will be 50% better than if I’m cold. I’ve soaked up the heat as much as I can and am taking every opportunity to finish up homework outside.
Remember like two weeks ago when I said I caught up on all of the blog emails? I, to my horror, was so wrong. When I switched from Lord Still Loves Me to Drops of Jules, I created a new email address to match the new URL. I thought I’d made the transfer complete so any email sent to the old email would simply be forward to my new email- the one I check. Well, something went wrong and that didn’t happen. I had over 400 emails, all missed. Gone and left unread.
I want to extend my sincerest apologies to anyone who has not received a response from me. You probably don’t even read the blog anymore (and for good reason!). I completely understand anyone’s frustration, but please know I’m slowly sifting through them now. If you’ve emailed me, I promise I will respond. I will. Even if it was almost a year ago. You will receive a response. You all pour your hearts out to me, and you deserve my thoughts back, to the best of my ability (I’m not a doctor, so I will not give medical advice- but support? Yeah, I’ll happily send you some love<3).
Again, I profusely apologize. I will be more diligent in checking any and all emails I have.
Would You Rather?
One part of my job as a Resident Advisor is creating a new bulletin board for my residents each month. Usually, I tend to make it something clever or educational. This month, I opted for a more interactive experience with my residents by creating a Would You Rather board. Each resident has their name written on a clothes pin that they move over to whichever side they’d rather be on.
So far, it’s been a hit! Much more than I expected it to. Every time I walk out in the common area, residents are discussing the options. I even witnessed a hilariously heated debate among a few of them.
In total, I have 8 different questions that will be asked throughout the month. Here they are in case you want to play along:
Would you rather…
- give up chocolate or give up cheese? [majority verdict: give up chocolate… I was in the minority for this one.]
- never speak again or have to say everything you think? [majority verdict: have to say everything you think… again, I was in the minority for this one.]
- travel into the future or travel into the past? [majority verdict: travel into the past.]
- never be allowed inside or never be allowed outside? [majority verdict: never be allowed inside…. I bet this answer would differ if we all didn’t live in San Diego.]
- find true love or win the lottery? [majority verdict: find true love… proud of my residents for this one.]
- have legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs?
- know when you will die or know how you will die?
- be able to detect any lie or get away with any lie you want to tell?
Let me know in the comments what your answers would be to these! I love how these questions are so simple, but they can really tell you a lot about a person.
The Anticipation of Spring Break
Spring break officially starts for me at 6:00pm next Friday, March 24th, and I am counting. down. the. days. It’s been a rough semester, and I can’t wait to have time to veg out for a little bit. I do have some travel plans, but I’m looking forward to disconnecting from academic work and relaxing.
Falling in Love with Campus
I think I might be coming to the realization that my time at SDSU is coming to a close. Because of this, I find myself taking longer routes to walk home from class, just to enjoy the view and the gorgeous weather. A couple of times, I even teared up because I’m overwhelmed with the beauty. I go to school here? This is how I was basically all day every day my first year here, but it’s come back in such a wave. Am I an emotional woman? Oh you betcha. But I take it full in stride.
For Lent, I gave up coffee and soda. The first week was rough. Insanely rough. Now though? I’m doing so much better. This past Sunday, after a long night out on the town, I woke up feeling groggy as can be. Ian’s mom drinks decaf coffee, and after a long discussion, we all decided that one cup of decaf coffee was okay. Plus, I learned that some Catholics (I’m not a Catholic but Ian’s family is) take Sundays off during Lent. But I’m not entirely convinced by it. I think I might have cheated. Thoughts? It was decaf, and man it hit the spot. It really showed me how much I missed the ritual of drinking coffee. But I’m no longer dragging from caffeine withdrawals, so that’s a huge positive!
All right, that’s all I got for ya this evening. I’m logging off to get back to some homework. I hope you have a blessed day ahead of you! Be kind. Eat good food. Stretch your legs.
Questions of the Day:
- Is your town hit with a lot of snow? Do you like the snow?
- Answer the Would You Rather Questions!
- Thoughts on the Bachelor finale? <– wasn’t a fan at all this season.
- What do your summer plans look like? Are you working? Have any fun vacations planned?