Whew, it's been a while since I've written a blog. But I didn't want to bore you with anything? I mean, who cares to know that my semester ended and I'm getting ready for the next one?
I'm actually pretty excited for that, the classes portion anyway. I'm taking a level 500 intro to communications class that should merge with everything I've learned from 601, 602, and 603 but give me all of the background information I hadn't known before or was confused about. So it should be very helpful with the 604 and 605 classes I shall be taking as well. And so far I'm talking about taking a class during the summer, I'm not sure as of yet because it would tie-in with doing a thesis and I haven't decided if it will be a thesis or a project yet. All I know is skateboarding and/or surfing will be involved and that's good enough for me.
Otherwise I'm looking to see what sort of jobs I can get over the summer. I'm hoping to work at the Vans store this summer because it would be a good stepping stone to eventually end up working for the company out in CA (that's one of my dreams anyway, I haven't given up on being a NY Times Best Selling Author). Otherwise I have also extended an option to volunteer with the ECSC (East Coast Surfing Championships) during August down in Virginia Beach and I'm waiting to hear back from that. Nothing on the internship front yet, though I'm asking my adviser every now and then potential contacts that he has or ideas of places to intern with (though S4 technically would be that because I write for them and don't get paid, but it's fun and blogging about extreme sports is something I can never get tired of).
Other than that it's almost Christmas time, which everybody should know considering the fact that we've all been celebrating it since before Thanksgiving. Let's be honest here. I'm going back home for said break, however Justin won't be there this year but I do have something that I'd like to send him as a gift that I think he'll appreciate if not get a good laugh out of. I usually have more to talk about when my sisters and I are all together so don't be surprised if I have a few anecdotes here and there to tell.
Ask me about the time Mere and I thought we witnessed someone stealing a car.
I know it's been a while since I did a blog post (probably about since mid-November) but I have been busy.
Busy, busy, busy, me.
Not only had my last few weeks been filled with getting papers done, finishing projects, and presentations. Not including the work that I had been doing for my assistantship has ended for the semester.
Other than that I can say that I've finished my first semester. I actually finished on Thursday but I've had so much stuff to do that I haven't had time to even say it out loud really, other than a loud "I'm free!" yesterday morning when I woke up. Not saying that I didn't enjoy my semester, I actually liked it a lot, some classes I enjoyed more than others. One of my classes I always looked forward to because not only did we have actual discussions (rather than arguments) but we also laughed a lot and that mad it a very entertaining and warm class vibe that I really enjoyed being a part of.
But I had also really enjoyed being able to sit in and help with COMM 100 and COMM 300 classes, getting to meet some of those students, talk to them, help them out a bit was really fun and after a while they started asking me questions to help make things clearer as well as really wanted to present some of their projects to me when the learning community had their poster presenatation days. Seeing all of the topics they had come up with in means of positive communication and relationships (be it Long-Distance, heavily filled with social media, etc.) and articulated through their presentations was great.
However, I am a bit ticked with my assistantship because I was told at the beginning of the year I would be a research assistant that would help with three specific professors, the learning community, and doing research on positive communication and ESM in the means of researching articles about it, collecting data, and helping out with the creation/beta test of a research app. Now I've been told that I'm switching my job with another student that's doing an entirely differently different job for the next semester. It's very upsetting because I had, really, been blindsided by it, especially considering one of the professors I was working with was just telling me that he'd get my feedback on a paper that I had written for my research work as well as figure what would move along with it and what would be done in the next semester before finding out I'd be switched.
I feel that all of the work that I had done for the project as well as being what could be done next semester has all been for nothing when I had been nothing but excited to know what the next semester would hold for that portion of my job. Now my excitement is completely gone and I'm just...upset. I had voiced these concerns to my supervisor, and simply got a quick response of "thanks for the note, but the changes are necessary". No room for discussion and that just made me feel worse, really.
At this point I'm not excited to be going back next semester for my assitantship when before I was always happy to go. But I am excited for my next semester of classes because time is flying by, soon I'll know if I'm doing a thesis or a project at the end, and before any of us realize it, I'll be graduating.
And there's no room for discussion on that one. :)
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.