I like to reflect on my semesters as they come to a close. This one has certainly been an interesting. I had never really done consistent volunteer work, so becoming a Seminar Facilitator was something new for me. It was a good experience, though I admit to being relived when it was over. Not so relieved that I didn’t apply to do it again, however. It made life that much busier. Yet, considering how busy my semester was, I was surprisingly stable emotionally. As a result, I accomplished a lot. I feel good about how it went, although are still the usual anxieties– grades, finances, uncertain future and whatnot.
I have never looked so forward to Spring Break, probably because I know what I’m going to be doing. I’ve got a special project I’ve been meaning to work on for forever, a gift for my two best friends (outside of family, of course). Finally, I will have that chance.
Until then, it’s stretch and crunch time. I’ve been doing well all semester, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a chance to blow it all in these last few weeks. That’s the annoying thing about finals.
Ah yes, and then after Spring Break, a new semester begins. I’m fully expecting it to be at least as busy as this one. Wish me luck. Also, advise me on career choices for Humanities Majors who love to learn and to create.
Well, I’m procrastinating on my homework, which is a shame, because I’m usually good about keeping that up. Yesterday was bad, because I got caught up in a new activity.
It started when I found out I wasn’t giving a talk in Sacrament Meeting after all (which I was a little miffed to discover), so I had to reformat the talk into a lesson plan so I could still use it for my Final project in Religion class. While I was working on it, I got the weird idea to create a visual for it. After toying with the idea, I came up with this:
It was also my first time working with sort of overlapping images. Remember I’m doing this all without Photoshop too, this was created using Pages. Once I made this, I had to do some experimenting to see what else I could do.
I’ve been doing some creative writing as well. This is not a good time to get caught up in spurts of creativity, Finals are coming up. These next few weeks are going to be really important to my grade. Nevertheless, I am grateful to have been able to explore, at least a little bit.
Well my friends, I found out I’m not nearly so close to done with that big project that I had thought I was, and I wasn’t finished facilitating seminars either– I went in once more to substitute a final session. I’ll be doing some volunteer work for most of Saturday. I’m doing something new, face painting. I wonder how well that will go. Maybe I’ll have pictures.
Life looking to be a quite busy and a bit sleep deprived from now until finals, but for all that I’m still loving life. I owe a lot of it to my friends, the love they have shown me has had a bigger impact on me than they can ever imagine. I hope to have the same effect on others.
Next semester is going to be even more challenging. My two best friends are getting married to each other, I’ve got to prepare myself for an unknown future… who knows what kinds of projects I will involve myself with. There’s no way I could have anticipated what I did this semester, and it has been an interesting one. I made a bunch of homemade cards, I helped my roommates prepare for lessons and a wedding, I became a Seminar Facilitator, I developed some sort of story ideas… Life is so full. It’s hard, it’s exhausting, but I love it nonetheless.
I signed up for classes for next semester. I guess it didn’t hit me until then how close I was to being done. Quite frankly, the thought scared me. I’ve got to do a bit of research, see if I need to panic about finances… And then go on with life as usual. I still need to focus on this semester, particularly if I am in need of academic scholarships and stuff.
I did want you guys to know, however, that I have been working hard and I’ve been thinking about various creative projects around the edges. When I get time, I’m going to make a fantastic engagement gift for my best friends. It might be a while before I can work on that though. The next month or so is going to be pretty busy.