“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”
– Lucille Ball
Thus begins week one of senior year. While I’m not swimming in a pool of work (yet…), I am still trying to figure out what sort of schedule I will have. I have been playing around with when I wake up (given of course upon the time I go to bed), work out, go to class or go to work, where I study, and oh, when I participate in this thing called being social.
I am happy to say that at this point in the quarter (I know, only one week in), I absolutely love my classes. Such a superficial thing to say, especially on a blog, where people are either eternally happy or moody and depressed, but it’s true. I am taking four classes, all Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which is excellent because they only last for one hour. Now, I am sure my tuition would like to see a little more time spent inside the classroom, but don’t worry I get my bang for my buck. I guess it would be for my parent’s bucks, but that’s beside the point.
My classes are as follows: Integrated Marketing, California History, Business Ethics, and Sales Management. What seem to make each of these classes great are definitely the people that are in them as well as the professors. There is nothing worse than taking a class that sounds interesting, only to have a professor that drones on and on in some bored and monotone voice, or doesn’t even care about the subject. Nerdy or not, I actually do like learning. Taking tests on new subjects however, is another story.
What’s great about college and the start of a new school year (and quarter) is the opportunity to reinvent one’s self. There are so many people out there to meet, hang out with, etc. The options are endless. I’m excited for fall beginning this weekend (the pumpkin gates will officially open and I will not hold back!) as well as starting up the triclub cycling adventures on Saturday mornings.
This was a new phone case I invested in, which has a slot to hold up to three cards. Perfect for my ID card, which gets me into everywhere on campus. Was in desperate need of something like this because the first day I was on campus, already misplaced my card.
An interesting bar I picked up back at home at Sprouts. It has a chalkier taste to it, but none of that sugar-rush that some other protein bars come with. I am still attempting to figure out an eating pattern on the days I have classes. Struggle-fest.
I’ve also been able to get back into the swing of things in terms of working in the athletic department, working our men’s and women’s soccer games (getting paid to watch soccer on the sidelines…BRILLIANT!), acting as a recruitment counselor for our Greek life here, and getting our triathlon team up and running for the new school year. I have also signed myself up for wide variety of other clubs such as: Quidditch (maybe we will have enough people to sort into houses?), Equestrian, Swim club, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (of which I am neither), Fireside Chats, and a few other fun ones.
I think it is like a game. Let’s see how frazzled Kaitlin can make herself. Not entirely true. Ever since I was a kid, I have been able to work better under pressure. I like to be involved in many different activities, which allows me to be constantly moving, something if you don’t know about me, I LOVE. I even was able to meet up with someone over at Yahoo for lunch and a little informational interview. Networking my friends is crucial in this day and age, especially for the sort of jobs I am looking for.
So, that being said, I am off to finish some homework, whip up some form of dinner from my fabulous new kitchen (Student Housing did one thing right), attend an RC meeting, and hopefully catch the season premiere of The Office. If I don’t get to the latter, there’s always Hulu 😉