You know what they say, it's never too early to plan for the future.
My plan is only a year in advanced. I plan on graduating in May 2016 with my Master's Degree. But what about after that?
Raise of hands: Did anyone ever think that I would go on to work for ESPN? *checks count of hands*. Yeah, I didn't think so either, but it's now something that I'm looking into . Anyone that knows me know I love the XGames, skateboarding, and surfing. For the three days it goes on (for summer and winter) I'm glued to my TV and computer for live coverage over the competitions in extreme sports. It's always been something I love to follow and keep up with as the years go on. (Ask me how many months in advance I mark on my calendar when the next series of XGames is). The one thing is, though, never seriously thought I could make it into a career.
Don't get me wrong, its a dream job, along with being a NY Times Best Selling Author and a TV/Film actress. (They're all going to happen, I'm sure of it). But I never thought about working for ESPN, in particular, the portion of the company that works on the broadcasting of the XGames. It wasn't until I had a meeting with my adviser about the rest of my time here in grad school that I thought about it. Working for the Vans company is something I want to do, but knowing that ESPN is an option, I'm thinking about it.
Up until now I didn't even think I could base all of my grad work around it, but two of my three classes I'm writing papers on extreme sports communication in the lifespan, as well as the normalization in surfing. Then I'm thinking of doing a final thesis (if not a project) about extreme sports as well--more likely than not focusing on skateboarding or surfing as they're big things around here.
As my Mom has said, I have a lot of reading, papers, and months before it gets to spring 2016 and graduation, but it's almost spring of 2015, so it's really not that long to go.
I'm excited to see what will happen.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post but I’ve been really busy. Plus, there’s wasn’t anything particularly interesting to talk about. It’s school, you know? I wake up, eat breakfast, do leftover homework, pack up my backpack, workout, have lunch, go on campus, have a snack, go to class, go back to the apartment, eat dinner, watch TV, do some homework, go to sleep.
Day in and day out.
But this past weekend was Fall Break and boy did I need it! I mean the week goes by really slowly when you have three two and a half hour classes throughout the week and mix work in around that. It’s sort of frustrating, especially considering how much I have to do as a research assistant as well as working on S4. Plus there’s the fact that some of my teachers have openly admitted they forget that I’m a first semester grad student when everyone else around me (minus two other students) have been in grad school for a while.
So, hopefully some things will get a bit easier. This week will be easy for sure. I only have class today. Whoop! Whoop! Monday and Tuesday were off for break, I have class today, and my class tomorrow was cancelled because my professor is going to be out of town. Thank God! I needed some time for things to be easy. Now I have another long weekend to look forward to, I just hope that today’s class doesn’t drag on because of the fact that it’s my only class for the week.
Anyway, back to Fall Break. We got back home early Friday and my sisters and I went to have lunch with Mrs. O to catch up a bit. (Hope the day’s treating you well, Mrs. O!!). Then we went to the mall and stopped at a few stores, getting some new clothes. The best shirt I bought is a jersey style shirt with ‘U annoy me’ written on it, similar to the ‘U’ that represents universities. I can see myself wearing it a lot. Oh, and a tip, plaid is back in, you’re going to see it at basically every store. Then later that night I went to the gym.
Saturday was a really relaxing day, not much happened then. Sunday was the same. And Monday we (minus Steph and Mom) went up to our grandparents’ house to catch up with them. It was a surprise because they didn’t expect us to go see them. And it was fun to be able to catch up and chat about school and everything. We wouldn’t have had been able to stay long if Mere and I didn't chance our plans to go back to school on Tuesday.
Yesterday I had to get back on campus by ten thirty so I could decide on what one of my paper topics was going to be. I have three papers that I have due by the end of this semester. I have a 20 page paper for my first class (not including my final exam), a 18-25 page paper for my second class, and a 20 page paper for my third class, and this isn’t including the paper I have due for my research assistantship due right before Thanksgiving. I swear at some point I’m going to rip my hair out while writing them, and that’s only because I need to try and find something to ramble about for 20 pages as the topics are so vague and I can only do so much. (Not to self, remember to find really big, block quotes).
Other than that, nothing’s going on. Not anything that particularly exciting anyway. But if anything does, I’ll let you know as soon as it happens.
You’d probably see fireworks and confetti canons going off as well.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.