Doing the Most

I have a lot going on at the moment and in spite of myself (and the exhaustion I’m battling daily), I kinda like it this way. It’s all too easy for me to fall into idleness in the form of an endless cycle of Netflix and naps, so spreading myself a little thin for a couple of months is a welcome test in elasticity.

As I’ve been horrible at blog upkeep (oops), you have no idea what I’ve been up to, so here’s a not-so-quick recap:

  • I’m still interning at the educational media company I’ve been with since January, but I leave at the end of August because:
    • I’ll be starting a new position on August 31st as a Math Facilitator for kindergarteners as part of this interesting longitudinal, NYC-wide research project. I’m SUPER excited about it.
  • I’m taking a GRE prep course because:
    • I’ll be applying to masters programs in educational media/technology for Fall 2016.
    • Relearning math has been especially challenging, as I’d only taken one math class in college (Statistics, in which I got a shiny “D” ), but it’s slooowly coming back to me.
  • I was also planning on applying for a Fulbright grant to teach English in Sri Lanka, but I’ve decided to postpone it for the time being.
    • Maybe next year!
  • I’m on my church’s scholarship committee and we’ve been hard at work preparing for the application process to begin.
    • This is our scholarship’s first year back following a short hiatus, so I’m excited to see how we do.
  • I’m improving my eating habits and exercising (almost) daily before work.
    • I’ve already started seeing results. *flexes muscles*
  • I’m learning how to skateboard!
    • I’ve been going to an adult beginner skateboarding class (yes, those exist) and it’s SO MUCH FUN.

So, THAT’S what’s been sapping up all of my time and energy as of late. I’m literally doing the most, but I’m pretty content with it. The one thing I wish I had more time for is writing. Though, not as GRE essay prep or personal statement drafts; I miss writing fiction and screenplays and random blogposts about nothing. Here’s to trying to squeeze that into my already packed days.

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Just Figuring Out My Life, No Big Deal (pt. 1)

Let me tell you a little about myself (as if I haven’t been doing that all along).

I’m about to begin my senior year of college and, while I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my life, I’m also a bit worried.  See, I don’t really know what I’ll be doing after graduation.  I know what I want to do, but I realize that to rule the free world, you need at least a Master’s degree.  So, I’m going to put that on hold for a bit.

But seriously, my *real* post-grad plan was to work for a couple of years (explore, pay down my loans, build credit, legally become an Independent, so my parents’ income won’t affect my ability to receive financial aid in graduate school, etc.) before returning to school for a Master’s degree in my field of choice.  Though now, looking at a large majority of my friends begin prepping to take all of these graduate entrance exams and move on to advanced degrees is making me second-guess my plan.  They seem so put together, so sure of their next step and I’m kinda just floating on.

It also doesn’t help that I’m all over the place in terms of what, exactly, I want to get a degree in.  My short list includes programs for dramatic writing, creative writing, screenwriting/film, journalism, media studies, advertising, publishing, photography, human development, psychology, service, and education.  Yeah.  So, unless anyone knows of a magical program that encompasses all of these things, I have some narrowing and condensing to do.

I know that very few people my age have life entirely figured out for themselves, but that doesn’t make this situation any less disconcerting.  Sigh, I definitely need to think all of this through.

To be continued…