Craziness

This week has been absolutely the most hectic week of the year so far (at least it feels that way). Finals week is in full swing and I was an idiot and decided to not take off of my internship or work this week, so I’m handling a thousand things at once now. Like right now, I’m at my internships. Yet, I have a 10 page paper due Sunday night and a take home final due by Tuesday morning. But nope, I’m sitting in my cubicle writing this and being bored as I finished all my current work that I actually wanted to do and am procrastinating the work I don’t want to do.

How I manage to do everything I do still amazes me. 15 hours of class a week, 20+ hours of crew, 15 hours of interning, 7 hours of swim lessons and somehow (I really don’t know how) maintaining a super solid relationship with Chris. Yes, I lack a social life somewhat, but I’m content with it. People say I’m crazy…I definitely am.

One of the things that everyone always asks is how I manage to fit everything into my day. There’s a few ways I get all this shizz done.

  1. Plan. Plan everything. Live life down to the minute. As sad as this is, it’s the only way to get everything done. My planner is always with me and it has everything written in it – from when I work, to what work I need to do, to everything else. If I lost my planner, I’d probably have a mental breakdown and never get back up
  2. Make use out of the time that you think isn’t long enough to get anything done. For instance, I finish work a half hour before Chris does somedays. Usually, I’m lazy and spend that time sitting in the hot tub and scrolling through instagram. Bad idea. Recently, I’ve been making myself throw some clothes over my swim suit and heading up to the gym to get on the treadmill. Even if its 25 minutes, its still something. I clocked a solid 2 miles of walking on an incline and running last night. Almost burned off the cake I made before work… womp…
  3. Lastly, know what you can  manage. Don’t take on too much. This semester was way too much for me. I’m cutting back next semester to get my grades back up after a slight drop this semester (kill me now). The sad part is that my cutting back involves cutting crew out. Based on the time requirements of my internship, taking 6 classes instead of 5, still wanting to teach swim lessons alittle, and training for my half in the spring and then tri-training for the summer, something had to go. Crew was the biggest time suck and my love for it has fallen. I’ll still coach this summer for my high school team and I might pick it back up next fall. But for right now, I won’t be getting back into my cubby in the boat 😦

Guess I should go back to doing work now? Ugh. Sunday can’t come fast enough.

The FINAL Stretch!

Ha! I made a funny up there! See it? Do you?? Finals week has officially begun here at LUMD and I’m already going a tad delusional… (Now you see the terrible pun in the title don’t you?)

The most dreaded time of the year for all college students had started. Procrastinating that leads to cramming, unhealthy amount of coffee, and absolutely no working out or getting dressed in the morning at all. It’s terrible. 

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BUT on the bright side, it snowed here in Baltimore! So there’s some white hope outside the windows of the Study right now, reminding me that this week will be over soon. One week from this afternoon, I will be heading back to Jersey for a MONTH at home. I cannot be happier 🙂 

A few realizations:

  1. Baltimore is terrible at plowing and salting. So is Loyola. I wasn’t able to get to my internship today because my car was basically snowed in in the lot and I knew the roads were just as bad. Ice everywhereeeee.
  2. I procrastinated way too much all semester. Either that, or I had a significantly easier semester and just now the teachers are piling everything on to get finished. Whichever it is, all of a sudden, I have a pile of work that is taller than I am (literally…) Because of this, I have to spend my day in the Study trying to get done as much as possible with my time that I now have free because of my inability to go into the office. 
  3. I really want to redo the theme of my blog. Like, have one done for me. I’m also thinking about moving my blog to a self-hosted platform. 
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my favorite movie EVER and is a great procrastination tool.
  5. Only eating a bagel, pizza, and sour gummy worms during the course of a day will lead to a terrible tummy ache.
  6. I haven’t done laundry since before Turkey Day… eek…
  7. I need to make more money to support my online shopping addiction. Either that or I need some serious mental health…

Okay I’ll leave everyone alone now and go back to drowning in term papers and study guides. Procrastination over. Adios!