i've got a saved draft from an entry i wrote like 2 weeks ago sitting waiting to be finished. nothing great has been happening, except that i'm about to start week 4 of the quarter...which means less than 8 weeks left until graduation.
man, i don't know if it's because i have senioritis and don't really care, but i had the least stressful day today when it should have been SO stressful! i had a final from 8am 'till 1030am, then another one at 12 that only took 1.5 hours. i felt so prepared for both of them and think i rocked them both! i'm pissed off that i'm finally learning how to kick ass at school (making study guides, actually going to class, etc) and it's my 2nd to last quarter, haha.
the only thing that made me upset today was when i got out of my 2nd final and called my housemates to see if they were at the beach (it was 80 degrees today!) and told them id be there in 20.. so i go home, change, and right as i was walking out the door, they call and say they don't wanna stay anymore & were coming home. so no beach for me. i was pissed! after bitching for a while, i just sucked it up and laid in the sun/read on our front lawn. just as good!
my goal is to graduate with a 3.5 gpa in june, which is gonna be reeeeal hard. i'm at 3.43 right now. i'll have anywhere from a ~3.7 to a ~3.8 this quarter.. we'll seeeee!
the real reason i'm writing is because i have a take home final i should be working on right now. haha. 3 short answers and 2 3-ish page essays (in french). gonna try to have all but 1 essay done tonight, but i am so pooped from waking up so early and all the brain activity i used today...
last night, i reserved my spot at Commencement and declared candidacy for graduation.
WHAT??? that fat check my parents are writing for spring quarter will be the last? i'll finally be guilt-free about how much money they've spent for me to study abroad for a year, doodle in class and booze around on the weekends?
i'm stuck somewhere between horrified and relieved.
i just had a huuge day. i had my Teach for America interview from 8:30-12 this morning, it was intense. i taught a lesson plan on how to conjugate french verbs, we did a group activity, individual reflection, Q&A, and a problem solving test. then i had 2.5 hours of class and had to go back for my personal interview. YIKES! i feel pretty good about the whole process though so we'll see how it goes. i don't hear back for a whole month!
if i get it and i get one of my 2 top choices for placement (SF Bay Area or Washington DC) i think i'd definitely accept it. if i dont get one of my top choices (my other choices were NYC, LA and Boston), i think i'd probably weigh my options. other option= getting a good internship or research position for the summer/next fall, then applying to start grad school either in Spring or Fall 2011. i'd probably be looking at masters programs in International Relations, International Development, or Conflict Resolution.. and the schools i'm looking at are all in Washington DC. so even if i don't get TFA, i've def got somewhat of a plan!
unfortunately, i have a midterm tomorrow and a midterm thursday, so no breaks for me. however, i am going to ignore my looming Global Conflict midterm (basically it's going to be an in-class essay explaining how we'd solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. pfft.) and go take a nap since i was on campus for 8 hours today! gahh