I'm writing this post as a stream of consciousness the night before I start Fall semester. I have so many emotions rolling around in my head that the only proper way to get them out is to just let them flow naturally, with no thought to grammar or focus.
I've been rotating between feelings of excitement and feelings of anxiousness about starting a new semester. Last semester took everything out of me and having a break for 4 months (aside from my 6-week class) has been amazing. It's been nice to work, then come home and either take a nap or just chill out around the house. No responsibilities, no pressing assignments. It was nice.
I don't even know how much I'll be blogging once school starts. Right now, I'm also doing all the housework and cleaning. Who knew such a small apartment could get so dirty so fast?! I have a few blog posts already written, but I know this semester is going to be pretty crazy. I don't think it'll be as crazy as last semester but I am taking two courses heavy on the writing, one course heavy on the studying, and another course heavy on the research.
I enter every semester with big plans to stretch myself, really research for good stories, and put all my effort into my classes. And within 3 weeks, I'm back to just doing enough to get by with an A or B, but not doing much to stretch myself as a writer. I have big plans this year. I'm taking some exciting classes, like Magazine Feature Writing and Social Media, that make me anxious to get started with this semester. I feel like I'm going to learn so much more about journalism and media, and also about myself through this semester.
I don't think I'm going to be as stressed as I was last semester. For one thing, I'll only be interning one day a week (still toying with Mondays or Wednesdays). For another, I have long breaks between my classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I won't be jumping from work mode to school mode to internship mode.
In other great news, my brother and I did our fantasy draft on Saturday. I managed to score Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, AND Drew Brees as my QB's. I also got Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Randy Moss. My brother got some all-stars as well, so I think it's going to be an amazing season for us! I about killed him last season so I need some competition. Hehehe.
I feel so behind on blog stuff. Saturday night, I had to do the dreaded "Mark All As Read" in Google Reader because I had 162 unread blog posts to get to and knew I would never get to them by the time Monday rolled around. My "blogiversary" was yesterday and months ago, I had big plans on how I was going to celebrate - have my own domain, giveaways, etc. - but I did nothing. I just let it pass.
I have nothing else to say, other than I'm nervous about this semester. I'm nervous about how I'll do, how I'll handle the course load, and what kind of assignments will be thrown at me. I know I can handle it. I just have to prove it to myself again. Hopefully, I won't have too many whiny blog posts this time around.