Monday, December 16
Hi all, I hope you’re having a restful week thus far. I certainly am, considering my sleep has improved tremendously and my anxiety is finally at bay. I’m really loving being at home and spending the holiday season with my mom, Mark, and our two dogs. The first night I was home, we wrote holiday cards and got some Christmas wrapping done, which really got me into the wintertime spirit! I’m mostly done with my Christmas shopping; I have one more thing coming in the mail for Eli, but the shop didn’t supply any tracking information so I’m not quite sure what day it will get here. I also have a Fab Fit Fun box that’s supposed to be arriving soon, but I (yet again) had some problems with FedEx that I’m trying to sort out. I’m pretty sure I received the wrong tracking information, because my box is currently on route to…Virginia? No, I’ve never been to Virginia or ever had an address there. Your guess is as good as mine in this situation. Anyway, Fab Fit Fun is sending me a replacement box, so at least there’s that. I’m hopeful it will get here before Christmas, because I had some gifts for my family in the box, but who knows what will happen. I’m honestly not too worried about it.
I have to go back to my university on Wednesday to take a single exam, which is a bit of a bother, but at least I’ll finally have microeconomics over and done with. I’m basically done with all my work for the semester, I just have to ensure a few forms are finalized by January because I’m graduating in May. Also, great news! I got my dream internship this week! I’ll happily write more about that once I get closer to my start date in January. I’m so over the moon about that news! Anyway, I’m going to start working on the 12/18 article, and then I might go down to the gym. It’s been awhile since I’ve exercised, so I’m definitely long overdo.
Tuesday, December 17
So, today I woke up to a pleasant surprise! My Fab Fit Fun box, which was originally on track to Virginia (of all places), has magically appeared on my doorstep today. So, this means I was able to finish my mom’s Christmas gift, and I’m now able to start working on my review of the winter box. I’m planning on releasing that article on January 3, so that I can have adequate time to test out the products I’m keeping for myself.
I’ve had a very relaxing, lowkey day so far. I did a full face of makeup and used the new Beauty Bakerie palette I got in my box, so I’m feeling pretty good about myself today. My skin has been absolutely atrocious lately, perhaps due to the fact that I’ve reintroduced dairy, so I tend to feel a bit better about myself after I put some foundation on. After makeup, I spent the majority of my day hanging out around the apartment, answering emails and getting some writing done. I’m working on Friday’s article, which is going to be all about my holiday traditions, and I’m also going to get started on a list of interview questions for Analog. Speaking of Analog, I’m holding a holiday-themed party/meeting for my team on January 4, and I’m really looking forward to having everyone together. If you want to know more about my process of putting together a student-run publication, I’d be happy to write an article on it!
Thursday, December 19
Now that all my exams are finished, I finally feel like I’m officially on break! As I mentioned previously, I had to drive back to my university yesterday to take my final microeconomics exam. The exam was at the worst possible time of day, 3:30, so it was basically peak traffic time after I finished. A drive that should have taken fifty minutes took about two and a half hours, so that was a bit aggravating. Nonetheless, I’m glad it’s over with now. I really struggled in that class because I have a math learning disability, and there’s a language barrier with the professor, so I had a really difficult time grasping the material. Nonetheless, I think I passed, at least.
After my exam, my mom and I went to the mall to return a pair of boots, and then we got some dinner together. We have a really strong bond, and I always look forward to spending quality time with her. I also saw Eli yesterday, which was a nice treat.
Today I don’t really have any plans, so I’m just going to hang at home and get some writing done. Eli and I might go to a cafe tonight, so I’m looking forward to potentially spending more time with him.