Saturday, September 28, 2013

So, it's been a while

Hey friends!!!

So, I'm pretty sure it's been at least one year (maybe even multiple years?) since I've updated this. Because I'm a horrible person. Just kidding. I'm actually not a bad person at all. I just got busy and started a book blog and started writing for a website and am preparing for graduation


What's new, you may ask? I'm tempted to answer "nothing" because I feel like my life is just a monotonous blur of work-school-work-sleep-repeat with occasional lovely interruptions like hanging out with my boyfriend or visiting my family.

In reality, I'm sure so much has changed. I just looked back at my last post, and it was in January. So I guess it hasn't been as long as I thought. When I last posted, I listed my new years resolutions. If you need a refresher, my three big goals for 2013 were to:

1.) Eat less junk and exercise more.
2.) Be assertive.
3.) Answer when opportunity knocks.

I honestly forgot I even made any resolutions, but I'm pleased to report that I somehow ended up following through (mostly) with them! I've drastically cut down my junk food intake. I still eat more than I know is healthy, but I'm still working on it. I no longer eat fast food several times a week. I eat more veggies and pay more attention to my caloric intake and output. I don't exactly exercise a whole lot more, but I am a bit more active. I park further away when I go to stores and on campus, and I'm taking a yoga class. So that's pretty nice!

I also amped up my assertion level. I'm still not quite as confident and my backbone isn't always as strong as I'd like to be, but I'm doing a pretty good job of standing up for myself when I need to and taking charge of situations. I've got a leadership position with a club at school, so I think that's helping a lot. I have to keep other people on track and answer questions and troubleshoot problems, so I really have to be sure about what I'm doing and saying and not be afraid to tell people off when they're slacking off or whatever.

I've also taken a few cool new opportunities. Shortly after my last blog post, I started writing for a website called The Daily Quirk. I get to do book reviews and feature-y articles. I even get to interview authors and stuff. It's pretty much the best thing ever. I love it. I've also started networking at the company that I would ideally like to work at someday. I'm still taking baby steps, but I'm pretty sure if I keep working as hard as I do, I could land my dream job. It really helps that one of my classes this semester is pretty much having us assemble all of our things to apply for our dream job (which doesn't quite make the most sense as the class is Technical and Scientific Writing, but since it's really useful stuff we're doing instead, I'm not complaining).

As I've mentioned many times before, I've also started my own book blog (which you can find here or here). I'm working on getting an actual domain name and hopefully customizing it so it's unique and fun and something people want to read. I don't have many followers at the moment, but I'm hoping the more I write, the more my readership will grow.

Mostly, even though I always think my life is boring, things are pretty exciting. My boyfriend and I moved to a new apartment and our cats are adorable and I'm too busy being happy with my life to remember how much I've actually got going on.

I hope the last 10 months have been good for you all, too! Please fill me in on anything I've missed in the comments. I'm hoping to get back in the habit of posting here occasionally, but if you miss me too much, visit my book blog. :)