It’s a bit bittersweet going into my last week of break before I have to head back to college. On one hand, I love being on break: not having to do a million things, minimal stress, and just being able to relax and do things that I enjoy to do that I normally don’t have time for, like read and see friends. On the other hand, I think I’m ready to get back and finish this semester of my first year. While I’m sure in the future I’ll miss being in college, I’m always impatient to finish up my education. Patience was never a quality I was graced with.
I’m also the type of person that likes to be doing something. Breaks are greatly appreciated, but I tend to grow bored of not doing anything substantial. So in a good way, I’m looking forward to going back to my studies and to be learning again. And to be starting my new job on campus, because the Christmas season sure took its toll on my bank account, haha.
I ordered my textbooks the other day. I was confused at first because I could only find the required materials for one of my classes. The other classes weren’t showing up, like they were just nonexistent. So I e-mailed my professors, asking them if they could send the textbook material to me. Turns out, none of the rest of my courses required me to buy books!! That is such a huge relief, knowing that I don’t have to fork out hundreds of dollars on books. Last semester I think I spent around $500 on four classes. It was ridiculous (though my university told me they had used books in stock when they didn’t so I was forced to buy new ones… but anyways). So I’m very grateful that I only had to buy one book and that it only cost $50.
Another reason I’m glad to go back? So I don’t have to freaking clean up after everyone else. This past week alone, I’ve had to clean up the kitchen every day before lunch. Not because I was told to, but because it was disgusting. Dishes will be piling up in the sink, God-knows-what is spilled all over the counters, and have of the pantry is out on the counters because no one can put anything back. I can’t eat in that, and it pains me to just leave everything looking so disgusting. Plus, my mom is the only other person that will clean up, and I feel bad because when I’m gone, she has to do it all the time. And don’t get me started on no one washing their plates/bowls out before putting them in the sink. >.>
You’d think that living in a house with 5 people wouldn’t be terrible, especially when everyone is 18+ and I’m the youngest. But I swear all the men (I use that term loosely) in this house can’t do anything for themselves except scratch their own butt. BUT ANYWAYS.
I haven’t done a whole lot else. My typical day has consisted of sleeping in until noon, making myself something to eat, and then showering. Then I either do something with my family, see friends or Andrew, or waste my time on the computer for the afternoon. Then I eat dinner and read until about one or two in the morning. Repeat. Totally lazy and totally wonderful.
Since my new job’s dress code is business casual, and I’m kind of a slob when it comes to clothes, I’ve gone shopping a little for some nicer clothes with my mom last week. I am perfectly content in sweatpants and a hoodie, or jeans and a t-shirt. However, that attitude has taken its toll on my closet, since it definitely lacks nicer outfits. I managed to find a cute new cardigan, shirt, and dress all for $15 at Kohl’s, which was awesome since they were all on clearance. The feeling I get after finding a good deal makes me want to shop more.
My eyes have been pretty tired lately, and I think It’s because I’ve been reading so much.