Oh my. This Saturday is the GRE. Shit. my. pants. With the GRE quickly approaching, final projects just around the corner and the RA lifestyle continuing on… I am neck-deep in things to do. There are only so many hours in a day. I stay up til 3-4 in the morning most days and in turn sleep in til at least noon. This doesn’t leave me much time outside of meetings, classes and work to work on what concerns me most. Maybe my priorities are wrong. Maybe I just need to work on my sleep schedule. Right now, all I need to do is get through this weekend. For the past week or so, no matter what I’m working on, I just keep listening to Ben Howard. All of his music relaxes and inspires me. One song in particular, not only relaxes and inspires me, but is completely relatable: “Keep your head up, keep your heart strong…” There are so many things to do when you’re a RA and adding all the other things that life throws at you can make you feel like things are actually impossible. Things are not impossible. You just need to find some music that speaks to you and that makes you feel more relaxed while working on tasks that need to be completed.
Keep your heart strong.
I’m doing NaBloPoMo November 2012! yeeha!
Alright, incase you haven’t the slightest trickle of knowledge as to what I’m talking about, let me tell you.
It’s idea is for bloggers to post once a day (except weekends) for the whole month!
Clearly I’ve slacked this week. But… to make up for it, I will be overloading you with amazing posts this week!
If your interested in finding more out about NaBloPoMo check out Blogher!
Right now… I will just tell you what I am doing. I am not going to bed tonight because I have to leave at 430 am to drive to a Resident Assistant conference. Yeeha… I’m presenting twice at the conference about my Pinterest Show & Tell program! I have just completed putting together my little prezi for it at about 2:15am. Way to procrastinate, Kir!
Anyways. I thought since I finally got some pics of my Pin It! board, that I would show you those too.
Pin it here, suckas!
Kept available for residents!
Hope everyone has a good weekend. I may or may not die of exhaustion by sunday. :)
Alright. I am admitting this: October kicked my ass.
I actually spent about a week total in the month of October feeling extremely down. Like everyone above the age of ten can probably attest to, I have way too much shit floating around in my mind.
I have classes. I have family. I have friends. I have applications. I have the GRE. I have work. I have bills. I have RA duty. I have RA programs. I have RA meetings. I have RA bulletin boards. I have RA door decs. I have no time.
All of these things in October became a little to heavy for me to carry. I didn’t get one of my programs completed in October, so now I have three in November. HA. I thought October was bad. November will be hell. No doubt.
On a brighter note, I thought I would die before making it to November… But I’m still cookin’ with gas!
No matter how difficult and gloomy the future may seem at any given moment…
“Keep your head up, Keep your heart strong.”-Ben Howard
I was on duty the other night. I had the phone from 7 pm until 7 am the next morning. Not too bad, but the other aspect of being on duty is doing “rounds” at 8 pm, 10 pm, 12 am and 2 am(Fridays and Saturdays).uck.
My Tuesdays look something like this: class 10 am-1115 am, RA staff meeting 12-1 pm, work 1-3 pm, class 3-5 pm. UGH.
Anyways, obviously I would have no time to accomplish anything on Tuesday. Monday rolls around, I’m on duty and I realize I have a project due Tuesday at 3. SHIT.
This is the worst feeling in the world. I tried with every ounce of me to do this project, but every time I start to get into doing a chunk of my project, it is time to get up and do rounds again. Walking through the entire residence hall takes about a half an hour, so each time I come back to sit down I have an hour and a half to get back in the groove before getting back up and doing another round.
I suppose you could call that my “I can’t take it anymore” face.
It was the first and last time I will ever let this happen. I did not go to bed until 3, and when I did go to bed it was not because I had finished my work. told myself I’d get up at 7 to work on it and get it done. HA. Did not happen.
Keep in mind I’m suffering from a severe case of 5th year senioritis.
I ended up going to class to present off the top of my head and handed in the paper later that evening after class. Good work Kir.
My suggestion for all RAs: Have one calendar with both duty shifts and major assignment due dates in it. Make sure you check that calendar and pay attention to whether or not the two will overlap! It will honestly save your mind from so much frustration.
That is all.