100 days

Monday marked 100 days until new years…seems a bit crazy if you ask me, 100 days! Holy smokes can’t wait to be home for xmas break to see all mah homiessss!! I was reading on another blog that the author was going to have 100 day challenge. I considered joining hers and then just decided that I would start my own challenge and see how I hold up to myself.

Goals for the next 100 days:

  • Finish at least 1 more book for fun – this does not count the book I am currently reading
  • Have a blog post every M/W/F – even if it is just a funny picture from years ago
  • Don’t leave papers/projects for the last-minute!
  • Build a community within my floor
  • Stay organized, and keep my room clean

I think for now those are enough goals for the next 100 days. To me these all seem attainable and I didn’t want to set myself up for failure. The first goal is something that I really try hard to do. Reading for class becomes mundane and just downright boring. Last spring I tried to read every night before I went to bed and I have been keeping that streak alive. Some nights I am just exhausted so I don’t get to it, but most nights I try to get in bed 30 minutes before I want to actually be asleep and then just read. It is nice to read something other than what goes in to designing a database and why business intelligence is important to gain a strategic advantage. Sometimes reading for class is just too much.

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weekend catch-up

Friday night I had BIG plans. Do my homework, go on rounds, finish applying to some last-minute jobs. Going on rounds was the only thing I accomplished. Boy was Friday a busy night, I am not going to go into details, but it was a night every RA prays for…NOT! I left my room at 7:50pm for the 8pm rounds and didn’t return until 2:15am when we finished up our 2am rounds.

Saturday I was awoken by a phone call from Erin asking if I wanted to get bagels with her because her brother was in town for the weekend and I hadn’t gotten to see them the night before because I was on duty. I sadly had to decline because I already had plans to go to target to get some stuff for my upcoming floor program (stay tuned for that) and get some fruit. When I got back I decided I should be a little social and spent some quality time playing ladder ball in Erin and Annie’s backyard. After a Panera dinner and some homework I took a wonderful nap and was back at it. I spent the night hanging out with Annie, Liz, and Erin and it was nice to catch up with 503. Brought back some great memories from when we were all roommates!

Sunday I spent the morning sleeping in, and it was glorious. I grabbed lunch with Nora and Annie at a cafe up the street from school that uses our swipe. I used to go to this cafe at least every other week sophomore year and now that I live on the opposite side of campus I have barely been so it was nice to go again. I spent the rest of the day doing homework, sending emails, and catching up on things. Some of my friends were lucky enough to attend the patriots vs ravens game so I gave them a ride into the harbor so they wouldn’t have to pay ridiculous amounts to take a cab.

Overall the weekend was a win, and I wish there was just one extra day to it so I wouldn’t have to go to classes tomorrow.

 

end of a great weekend

Sunday I slept in, which I hadn’t done in far to long. I look forward to repeating the sleeping in this weekend as well. I attempted to do some work before I would have to leave to pick up my brothers and drop them off at the airport. My Uncle and Aunt had the perfect idea of parking in the cellphone lot while I was in the airport with Thomas and Michael so I wouldn’t have to pay to park! We got to the gate with perfect timing. About 15 minutes later they started loading the plane and then they were off.

After an extremely long weekend I was more than happy to come back to school and do nothing. I had a quick meeting to schedule work and the I went to bed early because I had to work Monday morning 4-8am. This week has just flown by as well. I applied to a bunch of jobs and am now in the waiting phase. This week was a little less heavy with the meetings/work/homework load so I took some time to catch up on things and get myself ahead.

This weekend I have absolutely NO plans and it feels amazing. There is a large chance I won’t leave my room/bed for more than 10 minutes the entire weekend…and I don’t hate it.

4 hours of sleep later

That is right, after getting to bed at 2:30am on Saturday my wake up call was 6:30am. We had plans to attend family fun day at my Uncle’s work and we needed to leave the house by 7am. We ended up leaving 15 minutes behind schedule, but it didn’t make a big deal so it was fine. It was a great family fun day with lots of things to see, do, and some free samples too! I drove myself because I needed to get back to school after and we decided it would be smarter for me to leave straight from there.

After getting stuck in stop and go traffic for around 45 minutes I finally made my way closer to school. An hour and a half later I was back and ready for a nap. I only got to sleep for an hour and a half, but that was plenty for the night I had ahead of myself. I got a bag together and headed over to Annie and Erin’s house. We were all going to our first senior 250s event as the first greek olympians. Earlier in the week they had bought sheets for all of us. After watching a couple of youtube videos on how to actually make a toga we were dressed and ready to begin the festivities. The event started at 8, and after showing up fashionably late we made our way around finding the rest of our friends.

There was food, a photo op place, and lots of dancing. It was a great night with great friends and I can’t wait to see what the theme of the next one is. Senior 200’s is next!