I’ve been thinking lately about the cycles and patterns I’ve noticed in my life, particularly about how I have gained and lost friends through the years. I’m beginning to see high school experiences repeated in college, and I’m wondering why this all keeps happening this way it is.
Next week is finals week. I have one. For an hour. Monday night.
And now I actually have time to update this thing. I have a lot of stuff to put up.
I think my goal for Thanksgiving break is to finally put together a professional portfolio website. But we’ll see. I’m looking into using 4ormat.com because it is 1) cheap, and 2) super easy to use. Stay tuned.
For a moment, though, I just want to reflect on all of the changes I have gone through the past 10 weeks.
I got a job on campus. It was only 7 hours/week this quarter but it made my days much longer. However, I made some pocket money and I have begun to enjoy working with my coworkers.
I began my role as the secretary of the RIT NPPA this fall. Running (unoposed…) for this position has by far been the best decision I have made in my life since applying to RIT. The responsibility I have taken up has devoured much of my time and sanity this quarter, but through it I have begun friendships with people I not only have great respect for but can look forward to having long lasting professional relationships with. I finally feel connected to my department and to my peers, and it feels wonderful.
However, as a result of all of this, plus 23 hours of school, I have spent a minimal amount of time at home (mostly to sleep and occasionally eat) which has strained my relationships with some of my roommates as well as my old friend base. I don’t really know whats going on with that. If any of you read this, I’m sorry. I don’t dislike you. I don’t resent you. None of this was intentional. And I don’t now how to fix it.
It’s really incredible how quickly time passes and how much you can be confronted with and learn in that time.