I’ve about got my footing this semester, so I thought I’d take a moment to blog/update/ramble. I was telling someone the other day (I’ve said it a couple of times, actually) that it’s an odd feeling to be 30 and on the verge of graduation and a new career. But I don’t think I’d have it any other way, especially the graduation part! It won’t sink in until the diploma’s in my hands, and by that time, I’ll be glad the semester’s over and done with. Less than four months=big YAY! (Actually, four months from today is Christmas, and all I really want is…you guessed it, the diploma.)
The internship is going very well. I just got my first press release edited and wouldn’t you know that it was waaaay too long for the format! So the point has been taken and I’ll be better, less wordily (a new word, FYI) prepared next week. I’m submitting one release a week, which seems very easy, but it does actually occupy the whole eight hours of my internship each week to research, interview, draft, and finalize it. The KSU College of the Arts public relations dept. is definitely where God wanted me to be for this; it’s on-campus, which means it’s an understood learning environment, and everyone works together pretty well towards a common goal. So I’m grateful that things fell into place like they did, thanks in no small part to Melanie Janus, my trusty internship go-to gal who’s unfortunately no longer with the university. You are missed, Mel!
Senior Seminar, AKA “The Thesis Class,” is also going pretty well. Again, I’ll be glad when it’s over, but our professor is very knowledgeable and has picked historical fiction as our focus for the semester. I wisely (for once) called first dibs on my book choice for the thesis, A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book. I need to hop on reading it more studiously, since it’s 675 pages, but what I’ve read thus far is pretty good. I keep telling myself it could be worse, i.e. Shakespeare or Middle English or something impossible like that. Again, I’m grateful and very fortunate to be in such a good class.
Anyone see a pattern here? I’m making a very concerted effort to be grateful! Things at work are nothing short of a trainwreck, and that was irking me to no end last week. Finally, after reading some devotionals and some of Dr. Howard Olds’ sermons on his website ( http://www.faithbreaks.org ), I realized that, subconsciously or not, I make the decision every night when I get up for work whether to throw a pity party for feeling overworked and stressed out, or to be grateful for all the opportunities which God has seen fit to put in my path. Then I started stressing about the imminent job hunt, and I again had to remind myself that God is in control, and He knows where He wants me to be come post-graduation. So without spinning my wheels and blabbering any longer, I’ll end here. Life is good because God is good! Amen.