I did it! It is Sunday afternoon and I am not desperately trying to play catch up on all of my school work that should have been done this week. Why? Because I already did it! It feels so great to now have a tight ball of stress sitting in the pit of my stomach. If I can just keep this up for the rest of the semester I think I’ll make it through finals just fine. I’m a little nervous about Microbiology because I haven’t been applying myself properly. I definitely could be working harder. I’m also nervous about Geography of Wine, just because there is actually a lot of work that I still need to do for that class. But I am really enjoying this semester!

I’ve started getting ready for next semester and it is intimidating. Since I’m a dual degree student, I kind of bounce back and forth between taking engineering classes and international studies classes. Next semester though, it’s going to be all engineering all the time, which takes a certain level of perseverance. I know I can do it, but I’m trying to psyche myself up for it as much as possible now, rather than have a rude awakening later.

But, before I have to deal with next semester, I get to go on vacation. Ever since I studied abroad the first time, I’ve had such a strong case of wanderlust. The less I travel, the stronger it gets. So, over Christmas break I’m going to Seattle for a week with one of my close friends from high school (we’re still friends! Isn’t that awesome?). We’re going for no reason in particular, so it’s sure to be amazing. After that I’ll be heading to Houston for a weekend. I have two more trips planned, but they won’t happen until summer break. It’ll be a little something exciting to see me through the semester. I just have to remember to keep on going on!

Image: Just keep Swimming from Finding Nemo. Source: Giphy

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  1. This is a post that I seriously relate to on such a deep level. I always get so swamped and then make it to Sunday afternoon and realize that I have somehow survived yet another week and must get ready for another. Also, your trips sound like they are going to be a lot of fun. I desperately want to go to Seattle and a friend of mine and I really might go for Spring Break this year. Good luck with the rest of your semester!

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