Its been a long time since I’ve written an entry.
Life has been going along just fine. Here’s what’s on the horizon for 2013:
January: turn 23 (ah!)
February: Mardi Gras 2013 (my 4th and final Mardi Gras as a Tulane student)
March: Spring Break 2013 - to be determined; also my last round of mid-terms
April: My last Crawfest as a Tulane Student, Brynn is visiting!
May: GRADUATION! I will FINALLY recieve my bachelors and masters degrees. Its been a LOT of hard work and I’m ready. Also, road trip back to PA with my mom. Stopping in Savannah and Peach Tree City
June: My little brother will graduate high school; also I will start studying for the CPA
July: I will *hopefully* begin sitting for the CPA
August: Hoping to visit Michael in California; also more CPA stuff; Taking Evan to PITT to start college!
September: Hopefully nailing down an apartment in Philly! More CPA stuff
October: *FINALLY* starting my full-time grown-up real person job at GT.
November: Spending my real person pay check to decorate my new real apartment
December: First holiday living in Philly; First Christmas as a real person
Intermixed with all these big life events I have a couple of little goals for myself. I’ll try to check back in and see if I’ve made any progress:
- Keep running about 5 times a week
- Run a 5k this summer
- Make a budget, and stick to it
- Pass at least 3 parts of the CPA before starting work
- Try new fancy drinks at happy hour
- Talk to different kinds of people
- Craft at least one thing a month
- Cook at least one thing from Pinterest per month
- Treat myself to a mani-pedi every other month
- Finish all my homework
- Don’t skip any classes
- Use Facebook a little less
- Try Yoga
- Remember to take pictures!
Its the little things :)
@4 months ago
Fall 2012 is going well. Its been very different from every other year I’ve been at Tulane, but that’s been a good thing. Of course I really miss all my friends that graduated and went off to their real lives, but its been fun meeting new people and trying new things.
First off, I have a JOB! Starting fall 2013 I will be working full-time in Philadelphia (home sweet home) for Grant Thornton. I am BEYOND excited. I got a job that I actually want, and I found out over a year ahead of time. Life is good. So please go back and disregard all my emo job hunt posts from last spring. Also, I have the summer off to travel, hang out, study for the CPA exam, apartment hunt, etc. I’m pretty excited about it. I may take a part-time job on just to bring in soem extra cash, but nothing like last summer.
As for the semester at Tulane, we started the year off with a hurricane heading straight for New Orleans. Isaac sucked, I lost power for 5 days, lived in the hottest house ever, found a roach in my sneaker, lived like a nomad, and my car was damaged. But, its over now and I can say I survived my last hurricane season in New Orleans (bittersweet I guess).
Playing in the street after the hurricane passed
After Hurricane Isaac I started a typical fall of studying, working out, hanging out with friends, etc. I’ve been going to the gym a lot this fall so I’m proud of myself for that! This past weekend I got to go to Beaumont, Texas with Catharine and Annie to visit Catharine’s brother. We went shooting, fishing, and to Lamar University’s homecoming game. Needless to say it was a struggle.
Shooting some Zombies at the indoor gun range
Fishing for needlefish (terrifying…Catharine caught one)
The Lone Star State
Well its been a great fall so far, and I’m getting excited for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my December trip to Disney World!
@7 months ago
I’m getting ready for my fifth and final year of higher education. Thank god. Maybe not.
Its weird that two years ago I was starting my junior year, everyone I knew was going back, I was moving into 311, and I was going abroad in the spring. Now I’m an alumna in my sorority, most of my friends have graduated, I’m interviewing for real jobs after college, I live off campus, I have a car in NOLA, I have no meal plan, I’m 22…but its ok. Its how life is meant to be and I like that life keeps moving. Even though I miss the past I’m glad it happened and it needs to be the past so I can enjoy the future. Besides, if we all kept living in the past it would get predictable and that would be boring. I don’t like boring.
@9 months ago