Coming home and catching up

I cannot believe I am home from another incredible semester at Penn State. More importantly, I cannot believe I only have one more semester of college. Ever. That’s it – just 15 weeks this Fall, 14 credits, separate me and a college diploma.

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Some friends and me enjoying one of the few warm days this Spring semester, during the Blue & White football scrimmage.

Speaking of insane, to everyone who said I was crazy for taking 19 credits, including Comm 410 (International Communications), Comm 420 (Research Methods in PR and Advertising), Comm 422 (Advertising Media Planning and Buying) and ACCTG 211 (Financial and Managerial accounting), and two more classes this semester; to everyone who heavily “advise” me against it, I’d like to say:

I did it.

I not only successfully completed the semester, I’ll have made the Dean’s list once again (official grades aren’t up yet, but GPA Predictor is a fun game to play when you like to predict the future).

I don’t think I realized how hard of a semester it was – in addition to the above, I had my executive position on PRSSA, my committee membership for State of State, and a crazy few weeks where I was covering no less than four shows for Hypable per week – until I looked around and saw other people were not nearly as stressed as I was.

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The Starbucks baristas know us well (this went up this past weekend before finals.)

But here’s the thing: I wasn’t even that “stressed.” I was tense, but I was meticulously organized and spent my time wisely. I got everything done before it was due. I didn’t settle for just having it ‘done,’ I did it well, too. There wasn’t a moment where I couldn’t handle it. People kept throwing stuff at me and I’d just add ’em into part of my juggling act. (I should also mention, I have one incredible friend I worked with for my 420/422 projects. We are seriously a team. And a force to be reckon with, at that.)

If I’m being totally honest, I feel so lost right now. I don’t know what I’m doing this summer, and I have nothing scheduled. No assignments to keep up with, week-to-week. So, naturally, I’m trying to do this crazy thing called “relaxing” and writing a whole lot more than I did this semester. Writing here, writing another book, writing a bunch of Hypable articles because, hello, writing about television is one of my favorite pastimes.

Throughout this post are a couple of my #100HappyDays instas. I also don’t know what I’ll do when I’m done with this project, next week. I’ve gotten way too used to posting them. Maybe I’ll aim for #200HappyDays?


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